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Student Recruitment Assistant Manager – Apprenticeships

Date: Dec 8, 2018

Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID139347BR
Job TitleStudent Recruitment Assistant Manager – Apprenticeships
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 DescriptionResponsible for recruitment for KPMG Apprenticeship Programmes, the Assistant Manager role plays a key part in a team that is dedicated to ensuring KPMG’s student recruitment programmes have a strong profile at target schools and that its recruitment process is leading within its industry. The Assistant Manager will ensure that they and their team provide an efficient, high quality, client focused service for applicants and the business alike, throughout the recruitment process across a range of apprenticeship programmes.


- Build effective and long term links within the Student Recruitment management team and with the business/programme leads
- Monitor and oversee effective and efficient management of candidate pipelines for Apprenticeship programmes to ensure that quality standards are met and consistently delivered
- Review and monitor pipeline performance and work with Officers to agree relevant actions and predict outcomes in order to meet target numbers
- Provide regular and robust MI and reporting
- Liaise with Managers to ensure all business stakeholders are kept informed of recruitment numbers
- Oversee management of recruitment events
- Manage Assessment Centres for relevant candidate pipelines
- Management of offer process post Assessment Centres
- Effective resource allocation within the team

Attraction and Outreach

- Support in the planning and reviewing to oversee the delivery of activity throughout the year in target schools to ensure we meet our outreach aims (with particular focus on diversity and social mobility)
- Partner with stakeholders within the Recruitment Marketing team and across all business units to build strong relationships and manage outreach campaigns to meet requirements effectively. This will include reporting and knowledge-sharing
- Managing relationships with external partnerships to support Outreach activity
- Ensure regular and robust monitoring and reporting is in place for all activity. This will include measuring ROI through application conversions and feedback from students, teachers and volunteers
- Train and develop team on effective outreach delivery
- Plan resource for schools events and ensure team are implementing as designed
- Managing budget for Apprenticeship activity


- Line management and development responsibility for an Officer and Coordinator. This will also include working with Officers and Coordinators outside of direct team across the country to ensure the successful implementation of relevant recruitment projects nationally

The Person

- Substantial experience in the student recruitment marketplace with strong understanding of how to plan, develop and deliver outreach campaigns, selection and assessment processes
- Experience in line management
- Proven track record of developing strong relationships with key stakeholders
- Drive and commitment
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a confident presenter
- Strategic and analytical thinker
- Good IT skills including Excel, Power Point, databases and internet research
- Excellent organisation and time management skills with a keen eye for detail
- Flexibility to work within a fast paced environment
- Forward thinking and proactive approach
- Self-motivated to work autonomously and also a good team player with the ability to adapt to change quickly and positively
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. Intelligent working requests will be considered and some flexibility is likely to be possible. However, it should be noted that demands of the role include cover on most days; and some travel around the UK with irregular hours particularly during campaign time.

Location: Bristol, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Watford.

Reporting to: Student Recruitment Attraction and Operations Manager

Contract: Maternity cover

Travel required.

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.

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