Early Careers Advisor

England, London, City of London
12 Jan 2023
09 Feb 2023
Emma King
Job Title
Legal Executive
Contract Type
Full Time

One of our incredible law firm clients has a truly exciting opportunity available for an Early Career Advisor to join their friendly and supportive HR team on a full-time 12-month FTC basis. This position is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the firm's apprenticeship and graduate recruitment programmes, taking a 360 approach from attraction and selection through to induction, on-boarding and L&D initiatives across the life cycle of early careers within the firm.

This is a pivotal role to ensure the quality of the firm's talent pipeline and to shape and truly take ownership of our budding early careers programme; offering a fantastic route of progression and professional development for the successful candidate.

Key duties will include

Take ownership of the Solicitor Apprenticeship and Trainee recruitment and selection programmes

Coordinate the recruitment and selection process including candidate attraction, sifting applications, designing, arranging and attending assessment days, attending interviews, drafting offer correspondence and presenting offers and feedback to candidatesOrganise, attend and facilitate the firm's vacation schemeManage the online applicant tracking systemManage relationships with external legal publications to aid candidate attractionBuild and maintain strong relationships with the internal stakeholders involved in the apprentice and trainee recruitment schemesContinually review best practice relating to selection criteria and methods of assessment, taking into consideration inclusion & diversity, social mobility and non-discriminationTake ownership of early careers social media campaigns alongside the Senior Internal Communications ExecutiveSolicitor Apprenticeship and Trainee Development

Serve as a first point of contact for current and future cohorts of apprentices and traineesIntegral role in seat rotations and qualification processesFacilitate the appraisal process including mid and end of seat reviews for traineesFacilitate monthly progress meetings and quarterly reviews for apprentices in conjunction with apprentice supervisors and university course provider (ULAW)Ensure regular liaison with our partnered universities to keep abreast of changes or developments in course requirements / manage financial arrangements for course fees and or maintenance loansManaging the newly qualified process by which eligible trainees apply for newly qualified associate positions Continue to develop and implement changes or improvements to the apprenticeship scheme including the creation of course content and training initiatives.

Job Requirements

A solid understanding of the impact and effects of the SQE on the legal industryA team player with the ability to forge strong relationships across the business and specifically with stakeholders involved in the early careers programmeA professional, willing and 'can do' attitudeA flexible approach to office based and hybrid working; recognising that at cyclical peak times there may be a need to be physically present in the office up to 5 days per weekGood organisational skillsGood time management skillsAble to offer credible advice

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 3 years' experience within early careers (ideally in a law firm) and will have a passion for creating, transforming and implementing early careers programmes.

If you meet the above criteria, then please contact Ryder Reid Legal today for a confidential discussion.