Recruitment Consultant - Graduate hires

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Job Number: 967004
Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Human Resources, Sydney

At MinterEllison we take pride in being our clients' best partner, and enjoy working within teams of professionals who share their knowledge, respect our values and support each other to achieve our collective goals. We welcome people who want exciting careers in high performing teams.

The Team

As a Human Resources team, we are focused on collaborating, innovating and inspiring each other and our clients.  We understand that the high standards we set ourselves in a top tier law firm means that we are constantly challenged to deliver our best and excel. It involves operating in a high performance culture, managing multiple stakeholders and working collaboratively across offices, countries and time zones.

We take pride in being our clients' best partner, and enjoy working within teams of professionals who share their knowledge, respect our values and support each other to achieve our collective goals.

Purpose of the role

Our Graduate Resourcers have the impactful role of building the firm's talent pipeline through our clerkship and graduate programs. They help law students and graduates begin and accelerate their careers.  Our Clerk and Graduate Programs are one of the most highly invested projects we run out of the Talent team each year. This role is based in the Sydney office and you will:

  • be accountable for end-to-end student hiring for our clerkship & graduate programs including branding, selection, assessment, and interviewing –
  • have phenomenal communication and relationship building skills as you will be managing and influencing senior partners and leaders as well as the students you're attracting to the roles
  • develop and coach our Graduates through the early stages of their careers
  • be managing relationships and commitments to university partners, including attraction events, careers fairs and presentations
  • seek out new opportunities to promote the firm in schools and universities
  • design and deliver the clerk and graduate orientation and development programs in partnership with our Talent Development team
  • be the key point of contact for HR queries for the Clerk and Graduate cohorts
  • partner with the business to provide advice and guidance and ensure you are continuously looking for ways to improve and enhance the clerkship and graduate offering
  • facilitate employee performance conversations with supervisors to build high-performing teams

More about you 

On your first day, we expect you to have:

  • a go-getter attitude
  • an enthusiasm to market our firm
  • the ability to build rapport quickly
  • a drive to be busy and be organised, managing high volume, high paced recruitment campaigns end to end
  • the ability to influence people at all levels, including senior stakeholders
  • a passion for people, their careers and their success
  • a willingness to work collaboratively with your national colleagues
  • an ability to interpret information and draw conclusions and insights and make recommendations
  • outstanding communication skills, written and verbal

Bonus points for someone who has:

  • tertiary qualifications in HR or Law
  • knowledge of internal resourcing highly regarded;
  • legal industry or professional services experience.

Who we are

We embrace flexibility and provide our future leaders with best practice learning and development programs to accelerate and grow their careers.

We value diversity in the workplace and care about ensuring you balance your professional goals with your commitments and interests outside of work, and provide a wide range of social, financial and health benefits to support your well-being.

How to apply

We prefer to deal with you directly, so if you would like to be considered please submit your CV and cover letter via our online portal by clicking on the 'Apply' button below. If you would like further information, please contact Suzannah Miller at for a highly confidential discussion.

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time. To be eligible to apply for this role you must be legally permitted to work in Australia.

Advertised: AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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