Student Recruitment Officer (Perm) Birmingham

05 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
AutoReq ID127489BRJob TitleStudent Recruitment Officer (Perm) BirminghamCountryUnited KingdomLocationBirminghamFunctionKBSService LinePeopleService Line InformationWe believe working in our People community is an exciting and challenging environment in which to develop your career. We offer a wide range of opportunities across all areas of HR, where our people are highly respected by our clients, not only in the UK, but also across our growing European integrated practice.

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Job Description
Job Title: Student Recruitment Officer (permanent)
Department: Student Recruitment
Grade: D1
Location: Birmingham
Reporting to: Student Recruitment Assistant Manager

Travel required.

Job Purpose

This role supports the student recruitment team through effective organisation of assessment events alongside outreach and attraction activities to recruit across a range of student programmes – from work experience and apprenticeships through to graduate roles. The Officer role plays a key part in a team that is dedicated to ensuring KPMG’s student recruitment programmes have a strong profile at target universities and its recruitment process is leading within its industry. The Officer will provide an efficient, high quality, client focused service for applicants and the business alike, throughout the recruitment process.

- Build effective and long term links with the business to establish point of contact
- Ensure sufficient assessors are trained to assist with recruitment events and help manage this process
- Effective and efficient management of candidate pipelines for given programmes.
- Liaison with national contacts to maintain an up-to-date spreadsheet of target numbers, offers made and candidate acceptances.
- Liaise with resourcing contacts to ensure all parties are kept informed of recruitment numbers.
- Manage post offer process including engagement with candidates as well as allocations
- Closely monitoring the number of candidates coming through the process with the target numbers and ensuring routes are closed at an appropriate time
- Respond to telephone enquiries ensuring that the phone is answered within three rings
- Respond to enquiries in the Student Recruitment email box within one working day
- Provide feedback to candidates on their performance following recruitment events
- Support management of work experience inductions and events

Attraction and Outreach
- Meet key business contacts on a regular basis to update them on marketing activity
- Implement an internal communication strategy to inform the internal audience about recruitment/recruitment marketing/education outreach programmes.
- Produce and implement a campus marketing plan for each of KPMG's target universities within given region
- Build and maintain excellent relationships with campus contacts, including careers services and societies
- Plan, promote and implement on-campus campaigns and activity with given target universities
- Liaise with event volunteers to deliver full briefing prior to each event
- Organise, promote and deliver events as required at target universities
- Build relationships with/respond to ad-hoc queries from KPMG colleagues

The Person
- Ideally has worked through at least two cycles of Student Recruitment Experience
- Ability to demonstrate empathy and a knowledge of the student recruitment market place and school leaver opportunities
- Drive and commitment
- A confident presenter
- Good IT skills including Excel, Power Point, databases and internet research
- Ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of stakeholders
- Excellent organisation and time management skills with a keen eye for detail
- Flexibility to work within a fast paced environment
- Ability to adapt to change quickly and positively
- Forward thinking and proactive approach
- Self-motivated to work autonomously and also a good team player
Whilst this role is office based, you will be required to travel to KPMG offices and some events around the country – this will require overnight stays during campaign time and on an ad-hoc basis throughout the year.

Our DealAt KPMG, your long-term future is every bit as important to us as it is to you. That’s why our aim is to give you experiences that will stay with you for a lifetime. Whether it’s great training and development, mobility opportunities or corporate responsibility volunteering activities – you’ll gain a wealth of experiences on which to build a rewarding career. We’re a firm that encourages you to be yourself, values your contribution, and inspires you to act as a role model, always focused on doing the right thing for each other, our clients and our communities.

We’re at our best when you’re at your best; that’s why we’ve created ‘Our Deal’ and ‘The Academy’. Our Deal is the way we speak about the colleague experience and the expectations we have of our people. We expect the best from our people and in return we provide a stimulating, collaborative environment where each person can reach their extraordinary potential. Through ‘The Academy’, you’ll have access to communities which will support and develop you so that you build your skills and career. From introducing secondment programmes to preferential banking, and student loan payments to your birthday off, we’re making sure that our people have an amazing experience.

Flexible WorkingWhile our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a balanced lifestyle. We offer part time roles with flexible working arrangements which could include, annualised hours, early or late starts to fit around other commitments, shorter working days etc. We are happy to discuss your own requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements in more detail, should that be of interest and, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that all candidates are treated fairly throughout the Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss with your recruitment contact any reasonable adjustments to our Recruitment Process that you may require.

KPMG's commitment to diversity
KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. We pride ourselves on being a place where your individuality is valued; you can be yourself and still achieve your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results to our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG by viewing our Policy
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