Early Careers Advisor

  • Job Reference: JO0000003950
  • Date Posted: 12 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other Legal
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 12-months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

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 candidates
  • Organise, attend and facilitate the firm's vacation scheme
  • Manage the online applicant tracking system
  • Manage relationships with external legal publications to aid candidate attraction
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with the internal stakeholders involved in the apprentice and trainee recruitment schemes
  • Continually review best practice relating to selection criteria and methods of assessment, taking into consideration inclusion & diversity, social mobility and non-discrimination
  • Take ownership of early careers social media campaigns alongside the Senior Internal Communications Executive

Solicitor Apprenticeship and Trainee Development

  • Serve as a first point of contact for current and future cohorts of apprentices and trainees
  • Integral role in seat rotations and qualification processes
  • Facilitate the appraisal process including mid and end of seat reviews for trainees
  • Facilitate 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 loans
  • Managing 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 industry
  • A team player with the ability to forge strong relationships across the business and specifically with stakeholders involved in the early careers programme
  • A professional, willing and 'can do' attitude
  • A 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 week
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Able 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.