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Student Recruitment Officer

Date: Dec 6, 2018

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID140223BR
Job TitleStudent Recruitment Officer
CountryUnited Kingdom
FunctionKPMG Business Services
Service LinePeople
Service 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.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job DescriptionJob 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 work closely with their Coordinator in order to 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 within SLAs
- Respond to enquiries in the Student Recruitment email box within SLAs
- 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 knowledge of the student recruitment market place
- 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 DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

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 you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for 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.

Returning to work after a break
At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment. This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

Policy for Agencies

KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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