Line of Service

Internal Firm Services

Industry/Sector

Not Applicable

Specialism

IFS – Internal Firm Services – Other

Management Level

Senior Associate

Job Description & Summary

PwC has an award winning Student Recruitment team. Forming part of PwC’s UK Sourcing function, the Student Recruitment team is responsible for implementing and delivering the firm’s student recruitment strategy to identify, attract, select and engage the best possible talent from UK Universities and schools.

We have an exciting opportunity for a recruiter to join our award winning student recruitment team in Belfast. The Student Recruitment officer plays a key role in sourcing, assessing and onboarding students onto our school leaver, undergraduate and graduate programmes. As part of our Northern Ireland team, you’ll recruit students from school leavers through to graduates into our Belfast office. The Student Recruitment officer is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders, as well as providing an exceptional and quality candidate experience for all students applying to the UK firm. 

Assessment and selection:

  • Delivery of the recruitment process – assessment day hosting, assessing candidates through interviews and assessment centres and providing hiring outcomes.

  • Pipeline management to deliver on target for undergraduate, graduate and school leaver pathways. 

  • Manage the candidate experience from point of contact through to onboarding.

  • Provide timely management information on pipelines, upcoming events and resourcing.

  • Build relationships with stakeholders to support the delivery of programmes and the onboarding process

  • Partner with the HC Customer Services team to oversee relevant aspects of the recruitment process (such as pre-selection of applications, staffing and scheduling events and onboarding of candidates).

  • Deliver the early identification candidate programmes within your business area / location to ensure a positive candidate and stakeholder experience.

  • Participate in ad hoc projects within the wider student recruitment team.

  • Attraction:

  • Own the relationship with university careers services, student clubs & societies and local schools. 

  • Coordinate, host and resource a wide variety of campus and schools based events.

  • Drive interventions on campus and at schools to support the recruitment of the required headcount.

  • Complete annual review of attraction strategy to understand ROI and inform future planning.

  • Additional information

  • Opportunity for working from home? Yes

  • Amount of time client based (%) 50%

  • Opportunity for job sharing? No

  • Need to travel/overnight stays away from home: Yes

  • Opportunity for flexible working (hours)? Yes

  • Amount of time PwC office based (%) 50%

  • Essential skills needed for the role:

  • Passionate about student recruitment and candidate care, with a good knowledge of the higher education marketplace, ideally having gained experience within the professional services sector.

  • Agile, flexible and comfortable working across a wide portfolio. 

  • Able to manage own workload and prioritise a number of concurrent activities. 

  • Ability to manage pipelines effectively, with a strong attention to detail and high data quality.

  • Excellent communication skills, including public speaking experience.

  • Creative approach to candidate attraction and enthusiasm for direct sourcing on campus and at schools.

  • Experience managing multiple relationships with internal and external contacts at all levels of seniority.

  • Experience in assessing and / or interviewing candidates. 

  • Proactive, resilient, can do attitude and strong interpersonal skills.

  • Team player – keen to share knowledge and relevant information with team and clients.

  • Ability to work independently but recognising when appropriate to seek advice or escalate concerns.

  • Comfortable operating in a virtual environment.

  • Strong IT skills – Excel, Powerpoint, Word.

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