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Graduate Recruitment Sourcing Lead - FTC

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00542688


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Role: Graduate Recruitment Sourcing Lead- 12 Months FTC

Location: London

Salary: Up to £47,000 depending on skills and experience

Reference Number: 00542688




Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.


Join Corporate Functions and you will become part of a diverse team which offers the essential expertise that enables all of our employees to deliver high performance to our clients. Our Corporate Functions professionals work in areas such as Human Resources, Finance, Legal, Marketing and Communications, CIO, Information Security, and Geographic Services.


Whether you work directly with clients or manage important internal initiatives and efforts, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make a measurable difference.


This role is responsible for all entry level sourcing activities across 7 graduate entry level programmes. Developing and delivering a campus strategy to attract and recruit approx 500 graduates, designing bespoke activities in university campuses aimed at attracting the brightest and best candidates.  Responsible for achieving key diversity objectives. Day to day management and development of a team of 10-12 recruiters.


What responsibilities will you have?


Sourcing Team Lead:
  • Manage a team of recruiters to deliver approx. 500 graduates per FY
  • Set annual sourcing strategy aimed at targeting the brightest and best students across 34 target Universities within Consulting Technology and specialist graduate programmes
  • Motivate, coach and engage recruiters to enable them to effectively promote and sell Accenture
  • Work with both our internal recruitment marketing team and external marketing agency to define ‘go to market’ messaging and support development of collateral (brochure, website, cards, merchandise etc)
  • Work to ensure that the sourcing strategy for UK Client & Market and Client Delivery & Operations career tracks is in line with Accenture’s business strategy, policies and marketing messages.
  • Ensure we have high impact brand promotion campaigns on campus over Autumn and Spring seasons
  • Oversee autumn ‘milkround’ season/ campaign ensuring seamless delivery of circa 250 events
  • Ownership of our flagship autumn sourcing event ‘This is Accenture’ across target universities
  • Lead female and ethnicity diversity hiring initiatives across the team
  • Work closely with Candidate Management lead & Early Engagement Lead to monitor pipelines and anticipate sourcing pipeline issues
  • Create, tailor and drive forward bespoke sourcing events in London e.g) Inspiring Women in Business, Inspiring Women in Technology events, Society Leaders Day, Careers Service open day
  • Define and drive sourcing initiatives to raise the profile of our Technology entry level routes (including our new Technology Architecture programme)
  • Lead business engagement strategy across University Action Teams (internal business representatives who support recruiting activity across the year)
  • Lead relationship management activity for key internal and external stakeholders/ third parties
  • Attend external meetings/ steering committee’s / industry events relevant to raise team’s profile
  • Deliver thought leadership workshops/ seminars/ conferences sharing Accenture best practice
  • Contribute to annual industry award submissions (e.g TargetJobs, AGR)
  • Lead real time sourcing activity including pre-emptive activities such as talent warehousing (capturing candidate details with our App to keep candidates engaged for potential future vacancies)
Supervision / Performance Management
  • Manage team of Senior Recruiters and Junior Recruiters
  • Run performance achievement process for permanent team members and provide coaching, guidance, training as required across entire team
  • Work with the Graduate & Entry level Recruitment Manager to set clear objectives for direct reports along with regular ‘real time’ feedback
  • Manage workload of team, ensuring appropriate delegation and coaching
  • Identify training / knowledge gaps within the team and roll-out appropriate training and coaching programmes via ‘GradAcad’
  • Act as an issue escalation point for the team
  • Hold regular team meetings to discuss progress against targets, current priorities and challenges
  • Establish and oversee team projects over spring/summer period
  • Source and interview for permanent and contractor vacancies within team
  • Conduct 1st and 2nd round interviews (only occasional during peak season)
Budget Management

  • Monitor sourcing budgets including regular reporting and forecasting
  • Analyse monthly forecast vs. spend
  • Escalate any under/ over spend to Manager
  • Assess Return on Investment on key spend 

What skills & experience are we looking for?

    • Strong people management/ development/ leadership skills
    • Good understanding of recruiting – ideally both sourcing and candidate management
    • Knowledge of recruitment performance measurement and target metrics
    • Good team building and coaching skills
    • Interviewing skills
    • Advanced understanding of graduate/ early talent recruitment market
    • Understanding of Accenture’s selling messages and offerings
    • Good analytical and problem solving skills
    • Strong relationship management skills
    • Strong communication (written & spoken), interpersonal and presentation skills
    Work Experience
    • Significant recruiting experience, preferably in graduate / early talent recruitment
    • Experience of working in a commercial, fast paced, reactive environment

What’s in it for you?


All of our Corporate Functions professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.


On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!


What are the next steps?


If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.


About Accenture


Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialised skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity


Closing Date for Applications 28/02/2018

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found

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