Trainee Recruitment Advisor

Looking for a new challenge? Business Teams Advance might be for you.

Do you want to further advance your career by receiving on the job training whilst being financially supported to complete a relevant professional qualification? Business Team Advance is a 18 month scheme designed for individuals who have already started their career and who are looking for a new challenge. At the end of the scheme you will be in the best position possible to apply for a permanent role at the firm. We are particularly keen to receive applications from Black and minority ethnic applicants.

The deadline for applications is 31st August.

About Linklaters

Linklaters are a people business. Being best in class in the eyes of our clients means that our people must be exceptional.

We look not only for brilliant minds, but for people who will thrive in our environment: people who love working collaboratively and demonstrate the innovative, efficient, agile, entrepreneurial and responsible mind-set we aim to bring to every interaction.

Ours is an environment of outperformance. We achieve this not with targets and incentives, but by fostering a positive, supportive, fair and open atmosphere.

We respect and value difference but insist on inclusivity. We celebrate all aspects of diversity and challenge any form of bias, because we want everyone to feel that they belong. This is vital to our ability to work as one team, with a common mind-set.

We recognise that one size does not fit all. Our goal is to embed flexibility across our firm by giving everyone the opportunity to work in an agile way, whether as a regular pattern or on an ad hoc basis, and we will be happy to discuss this further.


The purpose of this role is to deliver an effective and integrated attraction strategy and recruitment process to result in the hiring of the best trainees and vacation students from the widest possible pool.

Primary areas of focus:

  • Recruitment Process
  • Assessment and selection
  • Candidate management
  • Candidate experience

This role will take responsibility for the recruitment process, from selecting applications (we receive about 5,500 p/a) to offers (we hire up to 100 trainees p/a for March and September, and 100 students p/a for the vacation schemes. Responsible for managing up to 500 interviews on an annual basis. The role will also assist with open days, insight schemes, skills sessions, post offer days and access schemes throughout the year (30 - 40 events p/a).

The role will work with the Trainee Recruitment Manager and the wider Trainee Recruitment and Development team.

What we are looking for

  • Acts with self-assurance and is approachable
  • Enthusiastic, team-player
  • Flexible with a can-do attitude and is able to multi-task
  • Ability to influence and challenge, always looking for ways to improve
  • Effective communicator (written and spoken)
  • Effective presentation skills (both oral and written)
  • Works well under pressure

Expectations of the role

  • Manage and co-ordinate the selection process for our global programmes, internal candidates and all UK programmes
  • Plan and execute award winning market leading vacation schemes and insight programmes
  • Management of ATS, offer process, intakes, handover to trainee development
  • Determine, oversee and generate statistics to manage application to offer and acceptance volumes
  • Working with the other TR advisor in the team to manage our commitment to the Race Action Plan and all diversity initiatives

Experience required

  • Previous recruitment experience
  • Strong administrative experience
  • Experience in managing high volumes of processes
  • Project management experience
  • Strong IT skills including Excel and PowerPoint

Relevant Qualification

Opportunity to work towards the CIPD qualification. We will be financially supporting the successful candidates through a relevant professional qualification.

The Team

You will be welcomed into a globally diverse and friendly team.

Working alongside the Trainee Recruitment Partners (2), we attract, assess, develop and retain graduates for legal roles in the UK.

The Trainee Recruitment and Development team sits within the wider Recruitment and Resourcing team in HR. The team is spread across London and Warsaw but works closely with counterparts across Europe and Asia.

The team is made up of 6 advisors and 3 assistants across London and Warsaw with interaction with all teams across HR (HR Practice, Reward, Talent and D&I and HR Systems).


Joining Team Linklaters will see you qualify for a range of benefits designed to reward the vital contribution you'll be making to our success. These include:


Private Medical Insurance

Free in-house fitness centre and subsidized health club membership

On site GP service


Contributory pension

Maternity/paternity/shared parental leave

Income protection


Additional holiday/birthday leave

Matched giving

Travel insurance and season ticket loan

Option to join social and sporting clubs, including football, netball, choir and cycling

This list of duties and responsibilities above is not exhaustive.  It is intended to describe the general content of, and requirements for, the performance of this job. As such, the role may also include the undertaking of additional tasks as required.

Job Offer Scams

Be alert to fictitious job opportunity posts and offers of employment which claim to be in the name of Linklaters. We have been made aware of various recruitment-related scams which ask for upfront payments, for example, for office equipment and promise start up bonuses and reimbursement in return for such payments. These scams often involve the use of email addresses similar to a genuine domain name. Genuine emails from Linklaters only use the domain of “”. We will never ask you to make payments for office equipment or otherwise as part of our recruitment process. If you are in doubt about a job opportunity that appears to relate to our firm, please get in touch using the contact details on our careers website at

Pre-joiner screening

In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers. Your offer will be subject to the successful completion of these checks which will be initiated following your consent.

Equal Opportunities

As a responsible business, it is important that we represent the diversity of our people, our clients and our communities. We know that diversity makes us a better law firm and helps us attract the best talent, drive innovation with diversity of thought, and deliver the best experience to everyone who comes into contact with us. We recruit on the basis of merit, irrespective of age, disability, gender, gender identity, race or ethnicity, marital status, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.

Selection decisions, and the reasons for those decisions, are recorded at each stage of the selection process. Selection criteria and, where appropriate, technical skills tests are in place to measure an individual’s ability for the safe and effective performance of a job. Those involved in recruitment and selection decisions and processes are also provided with guidance on diversity issues. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the selection process, please talk to a member of the recruitment team so that any required adjustments can be made in advance.  Specific experience requirements advertised on a role do not intend to preclude applications from candidates who may have more or less experience. Our intention is only to indicate a guideline as to the necessary skills for the role as described.

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