Graduate Recruitment & Development Coordinator

  • Job Reference: JO0000003985
  • Date Posted: 19 January 2023
  • Recruiter: Ryder Reid Legal
  • Location: City of London, London
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other Legal
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Our leading international law firm client has an amazing opportunity for a Graduate Recruitment and Development Coordinator to join their London office on a full-time permanent basis. This position is responsible for providing support the full cycle of graduate recruitment, selection, onboarding, seat rotation and qualification processes for trainee solicitor cohorts and assist with transactional, cyclical and ad-hoc HR generalist work as required alongside the wider HR team.

Key duties will include:

Graduate Recruitment

  • Responding to incoming graduate recruitment queries
  • Providing support for all elements of on and offsite recruitment activities including law fairs, campus events, assessment days and vacation schemes
  • Collating and circulating feedback and managing wash up sessions
  • Managing ad-hoc work experience programmes including liaising with candidates, induction scheduling and overseeing candidate experience
  • Responsibility for running the US summer associate programme in London

Graduate Onboarding

  • Managing the pre-employment screening process and completing Right To Work checks
  • Completing any necessary visa applications and related immigration processes in line with Home Office regulations
  • Drafting and sending out offer documentation and employment contracts
  • Managing induction processes for new trainee cohorts in conjunction with the Learning & Development team
  • Full onboarding of all new trainees and vacation scheme attendees including setting up on HR systems and with payroll


  • Pastoral support and regular check ins with trainee cohorts
  • Collecting and collating trainee review comments at mid seat and end of seat
  • Managing the seat rotation process in consultation with supervisors
  • Preparing and completing the qualification process in conjunction with Training Principal

Job Requirements:

  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with internal and external clients and stakeholders
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Proactive and autonomous, comfortable to escalate where appropriate
  • Advanced time management skills, able to prioritise effectively and handle multiple deadlines
  • Team orientated and able to build and maintain relationships across the firm
  • Confident to share ideas and opinions and able to influence others
  • Hands on approach to all aspects of the role

Candidates should ideally have at least 1-2 years' recruitment experience either within a law firm, other professional services environment or graduate recruitment background. Strong academics to at least degree level and an interest in the legal market would also be desirable.

If you meet the above criteria, then please contact Ryder Reid Legal today for a confidential discussion.