Graduate Trainee Researcher

Posted 20 June 2023
Salary £20000 - £25000 per annum, Benefits: bonus + benefits
Contact NameNatasha Callum

Job description

Axon Moore is a market-leading accountancy and finance recruiter. Working with some of the highest profile brands in the UK, as well as many of the most interesting emerging SMEs, we operate in a rewarding industry that is at the very heart of business; we help to build careers and human capital. We love what we do, are passionate about helping our candidates and clients grow and we do it exceptionally well.

We are looking to recruit a like-minded individual to join our highly respected Executive Search team as a Researcher. Previous industry experience, whilst desirable, is not essential. We are keen to hear from ambitious graduates and trainees as well as experienced recruitment professionals.

Our company culture is friendly, dynamic and supportive. We encourage career development, progression and continuous training. There will be future opportunities to progress within the Research Team or to train as a Consultant.

The Role
Reporting to the Head of Research and working within our Executive Search team, you will be a key part of our most senior recruitment projects through the identification and qualification of outstanding candidates. Utilising a combination of desk-based research and telephone networking, you will have a significant impact on the appointment of high potential, talented candidates. Your expertise will lie in building strong relationships and the ability to engage with top talent with the skills and experience sought by our clients. Solving hiring challenges and enabling outstanding careers will give you genuine job satisfaction.

Responsibilities will include:
  • On an ongoing basis, identify, approach and engage with the very best talent around. Constantly regenerating our network of active and passive candidates via soft referrals, head hunting and networking
  • Meet candidates; judging their suitability for roles, preparing them for interview, offering career advice and guidance
  • Attend client meetings and presentations
  • Build and develop strong working relationships with candidates and clients both proactively and throughout assignment processes
  • Create assignment documents utilising meeting notes, previous client history and desk research
  • Identify and market map potentially suitable candidates to meet the requirements of our clients
  • Work closely with our consultants to build long and short lists for roles and attend subsequent interviews
  • Research and provide market intel and talent mapping on an ongoing basis
  • Identify potential clients/ high growth businesses and organisations undergoing change, finding links and mutual contacts to enable effective introductions
  • Work with the team to develop networks amongst specific talent pools
  • Work with the Executive Search team to plan, co-ordinate, deliver and attend social and added value client and candidate events
Person profile:
We are looking for…
  • An intelligent, hard-working individual with personality and character
  • A graduate with a good academic history
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • High levels of emotional intelligence
  • A genuine interest in people and business 
This role will be suited to someone who is both detail-oriented and people-focused. You must enjoy seeing a project through to completion and ensuring each stage is carried out to the highest level possible. You will frequently speak and meet with candidates and clients, attend networking events and be part of our many company social activities.

If this role sounds like the type of opportunity you'd be suited to, we would love to hear from you.