Early Talent Assistant

Oakleaf Partnership are pleased to be working with a leading, global law firm based in the City of London on an Early Talent Assistant vacancy. This will be a 3 month contract initially, working within the People Team supporting the Early Talent Manager to ensure that the firm recruits and develops high quality trainee solicitors.

Responsibilities will include (but won't be limited to):

  • Assisting the Early Talent Manager in planning the campus awareness strategy for the recruitment year i.e. law fairs and on campus events etc.

  • Working with the Early Talent Manager to plan the programme of events for each summer scheme and open day.

  • Managing all legal work experience requests on behalf of the People team and coordinating all arrangements / administration

  • Working with the Early Talent and Learning & Development teams in the organisation of pre-joining events for future trainee intakes

  • Working closely with the Early Talent Manager to assist with the development and delivery of the advisory service

  • Working with key stakeholders across the relevant clients teams to deliver a high quality People service

  • Key super user of online recruitment systems to process candidates through the various stages of their application

  • Setting up e-files for new trainee intakes and ensuring they are up-to-date and accurate

  • Any other ad-hoc duties and support on early talent recruitment projects that may be required.

  • Invoicing & expenses, administrating all expenses and invoices for relating to trainees.

  • Supporting the Early Talent Manager and the Engagement & Inclusion Manager to help deliver on the firm's I&D strategy.

The successful candidate will ideally be/have:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • Previous events, marketing, HR or recruitment experience within a professional services firm

  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office and excellent organisational skills

  • Strong communications skills (both orally and in writing) and the ability to adapt to shifting priorities and adapt plans accordingly

  • Excellent customer service skills and good initiative and problem solving skills

  • Attention to detail and flexibility

If this 3 month FTC Early Talent Assistant vacancy with a leading, global law firm is of interest, please get in touch or apply directly.


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