Graduate Executive Search Consultant

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£33k base salary + £15k bonus year 1 + benefits + OTE + bonus
North West, Manchester
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Manchester City Centre

£33,000 per annum starting salary + £15,000 bonus in year 1

Higher Group are very excited to be representing this client, who are offering something far from a run of the mill recruitment role.

Our client is an Executive Search firm - one of the best in the business - who work with Exec Level talent across the globe, placing them in leading institutions within a variety of markets including Finance & Strategy, FinTech, Management Assessment, Private Equity and Real Estate. Their services include talent identification & attraction, retention consultation, market trends & analysis reporting, compensation surveys and succession planning.

They are looking to bring on a high achieving and ambitious graduate level Researcher in their growing Manchester City Centre office.

The Role:

·     You’ll receive a dedicated graduate rotation programme designed to teach you everything about the exec search industry.

·     You’ll receive mentorship and coaching in specific skills and competencies as well as exposure across the entire firm, including time spent bi-monthly at the London HQ.

·     You’ll gain exposure across all markets & practice areas and shadow your Senior Consultant closely and attend client meetings.

·     You’ll spend time undertaking research projects on anything from how to grow leaders within a business & how to attract a more diverse candidate pool.

·     You’ll spend time networking & speaking to interesting people including Chairmen and CEO’s.


The position would be perfect for a recent graduate, a candidate with one year’s commercial experience or an existing recruiter looking to make a change.

·     Self-sufficient and hard working – you can manage your own time, be proactive & motivate yourself.

·     Strong communicator – you’ll possess emotional intelligence and exceptional communication skills.

·     Excellent academics - 2:1 at a Russell Group university.

·     Be able to work in a team environment & take a collaborative approach on projects.

The company:

·     Excellent Glassdoor reviews.

·     Fun culture – regular parties, black tie events & charity drives.

·     Yearly pay rise of £5k

·     Free gym membership.

·     Discretionary cash prizes & vouchers to be won (on top of normal bonus structure).

·     Minimum £50k fee per deal & a very lucrative bonus structure.

·     Option to work in London for a year.

·     Strong progression plan in place.