Accenture Senior Graduate Recruiter (School Leavers & Internships) in GBR, United Kingdom

Title: Senior Graduate Recruiter (School Leavers & Internships) Location: United Kingdom-United Kingdom Job Number: 00600168

Senior Graduate Recruiter (School Leavers & Internships)

Level: Specialist

Location: London

Travel: 25%

Salary: up to £39,500 depending on skills and experience

Reference: 00600168


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.

Job Summary:

To source the brightest and best entry level candidates for Accenture’s consulting & technology internship programs both with a focus on School Leavers & Early Engagement as well as undergraduates. Build strong relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally ensuring our recruitment strategy is aligned with business need and we continue to attract high calibre STEM and non-STEM graduates seeking a career at Accenture.

What responsibilities will you have?

Includes but not limited to the following:


  • Development and application of strategy relating to apprenticeships, gap year and undergraduate placements.

  • Development and application of Early Engagement Strategy.

  • Management and delivery of key calendar events including schools open days, UCAS fairs, insight weeks and university internships events

  • Responsible for developing and maintaining cross-industry employer events

  • Support graduate team leads on ad hoc projects as and when required

  • Management of third party partnerships, aiming to obtain the best ROI

  • Work with Recruitment Marketing to develop school level marketing and collateral including 6th form and below

  • Management of annual budget spend against forecast

  • Ensure recruitment strategy is in line with Accenture’s ambition to recruit a diverse talent pool (both gender and ethnicity)

Candidate Management:

  • Manage offer process and pipelines for all internships

  • Develop and implement a keep warm strategy for interns

  • Ensure timely onboarding for all intern start groups

  • Develop and run intern orientation and induction events

Relationship management:


  • Manage stakeholder relationships (recruitment sponsors, student ambassadors, third party owners)

  • Recruitment team including Diversity Lead and Experienced Hire recruiters

  • Broader HR teams including Talent Supply Chain team, Accenture Learning Team, Field HR teams

  • Consulting managers and project leads responsible for interns


  • Develop strong relationship with target schools with a focus on sourcing candidates for all internships

  • Develop and deliver new strategic objects with business partners, and 3 rd party contacts, relating to the promotion and sourcing for apprenticeships and internships

  • Management of third party suppliers/partners relating to school recruitment, focusing on social mobility

  • Manage candidate relationships throughout recruitment process (interns)

  • Manage relationships with school heads and careers services- including careers advisors, and departments

Team Management:

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

HR rep responsibilities:

  • Process all required HR operational requirements for fixed-term contract interns

  • Provide guidance to interns on HR policy

  • Act as HR rep for designated interns, including performance management

  • Assist with the scheduling process for interns


  • Review 1st round competency interviews for all areas

  • Conduct 2nd round assessment centres for all areas

  • Conduct ad-hoc interviews (Internal roles)

Project work:

  • Implement and manage Global initiatives that relate to interns/early engagement

  • Ad hoc projects/ responsibilities


What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Detailed knowledge of graduate recruiting processes, especially focusedon early engagement

  • 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

  • Training (skills for students & interviews for managers)

  • Event management

  • Performance Management experience

  • HR/Recruiting experience in commercial, fast paced environment, preferablyin 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!

All of our recruitment professionals receive comprehensive training covering business, technical and professional skills development. The sheer variety and scale of work we do and the experience it offers provides an unbeatable platform to build a career. In addition, our growth, combined with our integrated career counselling, offers great opportunities for rapid advancement.

What are the next steps?

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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 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 or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Closing Date for Applications: 27th July 2018

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

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