Graduate Recruitment Coordinator

  • Job Reference: JO0000003596
  • Date Posted: 22 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: HR
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Graduate Recruitment Coordinator required for the London office of a successful US-headquartered law firm. The successful Graduate Recruitment Coordinator will provide effective administrative support to the Trainee Solicitor Recruiting Manager and holds overall responsibility for the administration of all recruitment and trainee development.

Responsibilities will include:


  • Arrange attendance at and travel to university law fairs and presentations and attend when necessary
  • Arrange venue, attendees for and travel to the various recruitment receptions
  • Arrange venue, attendees for and travel to the various firm and trainee social events
  • Organise interviews (Spring and Summer vacation scheme and training contract interviews); book rooms and coordinate interviewers. Ensure interview feedback is received and attached to application
  • Build relationships with future and current trainees; maintain contact with future trainees as they progress through university and law school. Maintain and update Future Trainee database
  • Administer payment of law school fees and maintenance grant for future trainees
  • Administration of vacation and billing of time for trainees
  • Organise and help to deliver the trainee induction programme
  • Organise Professional Skills Course (PSC) core module course and book PSC elective courses whilst transitioning to the SQE
  • Assist with booking the trainees on the external Litigation Training Programme whilst transitioning to the SQE
  • Assist with seat rotation programme for trainee solicitors including overseas seats (to include liaising with colleagues in regard to temporary accommodation, visa requirements and other related paperwork)
  • Assist with the organisation of visas, work permits and process expenses/reimbursements
  • Assist with the organisation/attendance of events for graduates
  • Act as a point of contact for all future trainees and process all PGDL/LPC/SQE/SRA payments and reimbursements
  • Maintain contact details for all future trainees (e.g. home/term address, contact email, year of study etc.)
  • Administer the NQ process (meeting SRA requirements for pre-qualification through admission)
  • Liaise with associates, partners and trainees regarding completion of trainee mid and end of seat reviews
  • Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of the GR microsite and GR brochure


  • Help with the preparation and organisation of the UK Spring and Summer vacation schemes including room and secretarial allocation, induction, training and social events
  • Liaise with associates, partners and UK Summer students regarding end of placement reviews

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent or higher qualification, and solid experience in early careers in London, preferably for an international firm. You must have excellent written and verbal communication, strong interpersonal and team skills, and first-class prioritisation and organisational skills. The role will involve some evening work and occasional overnight stays within the UK, where necessary for outreach events.