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Graduate Recruiter Specialist

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00612937


- Job description

Graduate Recruiter Specialist 

Location: London

Travel: 25%

Salary: Up to £41,000 - depending on skills and experience

Reference: 00612937




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.


The Senior Graduate Recruiter will source and select the brightest and best entry level candidates for Accenture’s graduate and internship programs from select target Universities.  The role will include driving the relationship and campus strategy through working with careers services, faculty leads, lecturers and student societies. They will lead the University Action Team* meetings alongside Managing Directors, providing key metrics around campus strategy and targeted approach. The Senior Graduate Recruiter  role is to drive the strategy for their target universities with the support of their Junior Recruiter.



What responsibilities will you have?


Campus Recruitment:


  • Develop strong relationships with 6-8 target Universities
  • Maintain a primary focus on diversity–  e.g ) female, BME
  • Design and deliver a range of high impact, innovative sourcing events on campus to generate high quality internship and graduate applications e.g. skills sessions, networking events, presentations
  • Conduct on-going research/ analysis into our target audience to ensure our sourcing strategies are relevant and stand out in a competitive market place
  • Conduct regular competitor analysis and feed into longer term recruitment strategies
  • Have overall management of university budgets and wherever possible ensure clear tracking of ROI per event/ activity
  • Meet recruitment targets (STEM, offer accept, diversity, university hires)
  • Leading set Projects within Graduate Recruitment as directed by Sourcing Lead – for example process improvements, third party management, marketing or diversity initiatives
  • Supporting Candidate Management team during seasonally busy times.



Relationship management:



  • Manage stakeholder relationships including recruitment sponsors
  • University Action Teams – structure and motivate teams of approx. 50-100 members from all levels across the business (including Accenture Leadership) to deliver bespoke campus strategies
  • Wider recruitment team including Diversity Lead and experienced hire recruiters
  • Broader HR teams including talent supply chain team
  • Interviewers (consulting Managers and Senior Managers)



  • Manage candidate relationships both on campus and throughout recruitment process (from first year undergraduates up to graduates, ex interns, Brand Ambassadors, sponsored societies/ clubs)
  • Manage relationships with careers services- including careers advisors, employer liaison officers and academics/ departments
  • Manage third party suppliers/ partners e.g. Banks Sadler


Team Management:


  • Supervision of one direct report (Junior Recruiter) – motivate, develop and manage day to day workload




  • Conduct 1st and 2nd round interviews for Graduate and Internships vacancies
  • Conduct Interview training for Managers

What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Knowledge / skills requirement:
  • Detailed knowledge of graduate recruiting processes
  • Understanding of working in a professional services environment
  • Knowledge of graduate recruitment industry and student job search trends
  • Competitor awareness
  • Employment law regarding Selection and Assessment (e.g. data privacy, discrimination)
  • Knowledge of Selection and Assessment processes/best practice
  • Knowledge of graduate recruitment marketing strategies


Functional Skills:

  • Budgeting management skills
  • Issue resolution/Problem Solving Skills
  • Relationship management
  • Interview and presentation skills
  • Attention to Detail
  • Organisational Skills/Time Management
  • Negotiation Skills (third party renewals, sponsorship agreements with Societies/ Clubs)
  • Training (skills for students & interviews for managers)
  • Event management
  • Performance Management


  • HR/Recruiting experience in commercial, fast paced environment, preferably in either Graduate or volume recruiting, HR, Consulting
  • Customer Relationship/Vendor Management Experience

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 14/09/2018

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

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