Student Recruitment Officer SE FTC

  • Location:

    Reading

  • Sector:

    HR & Recruitment

  • Job ref:

    40022BR

  • Published:

    8 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    15/12/2019

  • Client:

    PwC

A career in our Human Resources, within Internal Firm Services, will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference at PwC by helping to fully leverage the skills and talents of all our people. You’ll help our local offices in driving the Firm’s people strategy, creating a unique people experience for each individual, and supporting our Firm wide values by working with the core competencies that measure and drive individual and Firm wide success in the marketplace.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to

- Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
- Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities and coach to help deliver results.
- Develop new ideas and propose innovative solutions to problems.
- Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current trends in business area.
- Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
- Share relevant thought leadership.
- Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing others.
- Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality, diverse relationships.
- Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

PwC has been the UK's No1 Graduate Employer, as voted for in the Times High Fliers Top 100 Graduate Employers Survey, for 15 years running. Forming part of PwC's UK Human Capital (HC) Services group, the Student Recruitment team is responsible for implementing and delivering the firm's student recruitment strategy to identify, attract, select and engage the best possible talent from UK Universities and schools.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced recruiter to join our award winning student recruitment team in the Southeast.  Based in our Reading office, the Student Recruitment officer plays a key role in sourcing, assessing and onboarding students onto our school leaver, undergraduate and graduate programmes.  Recruiting in excess of 300 students each year in the Southeast, the Student Recruitment officer is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key universities and schools throughout the region, as well as providing an exceptional and quality candidate experience for all students applying to the UK firm.  The Southeast practice has around 1700 employees and covers Cambridge, Watford, Reading, Uxbridge, Gatwick and Southampton.

Operations

  • Provide timely management information to the wider team and line of service stakeholders on pipeline of candidates, upcoming events and resourcing. 

  • Manage the delivery of all school leaver and undergraduate programmes in the Southeast region and provide ROI analysis to drive future strategy.

  • Manage the candidate experience from point of contact through to onboarding. 

  • Support on delivery of elements of the recruitment process, such as assessing and hosting our Career Focus Days.

  • Partner with the HC Customer Services team to oversee relevant aspects of the recruitment process (such as pre-selection of applications, staffing and scheduling campus/selection events and onboarding of candidates). 

  • Participate in ad hoc projects within the wider student recruitment team.

Attraction

  • Design and deliver the attraction strategy at key Southeast universities and schools, in line with firm wide and local strategic goals.

  • Coordinate, host and resource a wide variety of campus and schools based events – such as employability skills sessions, presentation evenings, brand events and office insight days.

  • Own the relationship with university careers services, student clubs & societies and local schools – advising on firm specific and market-wide developments.

  • Drive necessary interventions on campus to support the recruitment of the required headcount both locally and nationally.

  • Complete annual measuring success reviews of campus strategy to understand ROI and inform future planning.

Team

  • Reporting into the Southeast Student Recruitment Manager, the Recruitment Officer supports the training and development of our HC Business Placement Student and our Business Secondee – providing advice and guidance on recruitment policies, processes and best practice.

Additional information

  • Opportunity for working from home? Yes

  • Amount of time client based (%) 50%

  • Opportunity for job sharing? No

  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home Yes  

  • Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes  

  • Amount of time PwC office based (%) 50%

Essential skills needed for the role

  • Experience of graduate and/or school leaver recruitment, with a good knowledge of the higher education marketplace, ideally having gained experience within the professional services sector. 

  • Able to manage own workload and prioritise a number of concurrent activities, including efficient management of the recruitment process. 

  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking experience. 

  • Creative approach to attracting candidates and enthusiasm for direct sourcing on campus. 

  • Experience of managing multiple relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels of seniority. 

  • Experience in assessing candidates. 

  • Proactive, can do attitude and strong interpersonal skills. 

  • Team player – keen to share knowledge and relevant information with team and clients.

  • Strong attention to detail. 

  • Ability to work independently but recognising when appropriate to seek advice or escalate concerns.

  • Strong IT skills - Excel, Powerpoint, Word


Not the role for you?

Did you know PwC offer flexible contract arrangements as well as contingent work ( ie temporary or day rate contracting)?

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/careers/experienced/apply

Diversity

We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity