Early Careers Advisor

Date: 28 May 2023

Location: London, GB, W1U 8AN

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 28261 
Title Early Careers Advisor 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Business Services 
Sub Division Business Services 
Department Human Resources (10000132) 
Location 55 Baker Street 


Knight Frank


Knight Frank is the largest independent property consultancy in the world and, by the nature of being a partnership, our decisions are made by and for our people with a focus on long-term impact.


Our purpose - to work responsibly, in partnership, to enhance people’s lives and environments - means that we empower our people to have autonomy in their role and encourage them to think differently about how we can make the difference through our work and behaviour. For our clients, our purpose drives us to provide innovative property solutions that add tangible value across a variety of sectors and services.


A true partnership is a balanced one and we are committed to making our business inclusive, giving people the opportunity to perform at their best and be recognised for the individual value they bring.



Job Summary


The role of an Early Careers Advisor is to work closely within the team for the attraction, recruitment and development on the Early Careers Schemes within Knight Frank across the UK. The successful candidate would become the subject matter expert on talent attraction, engagement and on boarding while supporting on strategic project management and performing an ambassadorial role internally and externally. The responsibilities will include nurturing internal stakeholder relationships and leading a fair and equal process when we recruit, assess and on board people into our teams.




Marketing & Selection

  • Work with the Head of Early Careers to define the go to market strategy on a yearly basis.
  • Engage with Knight Franks core universities to promote the firm and plan engagement.
  • Work with the business balance groups to ensure our attraction efforts reach a broad group of students.
  • Attend virtual/ in person events on behalf of the organisation, representing Knight Frank and ensuring we are at the forefront of students considering a career in the property sector.
  • Responsible for organising representation from the business across all early careers events.


Assessment & Selection

  • Responsible for the running and delivery of assessment across all programmes (graduates and interns).
  • Lead on the yearly planning of all selection events. Ensuring a calendar of assessment dates is pulled together per cycle.
  • Work with the co-ordinator to ensure assessors, rooms, collateral are all in place for assessment days.
  • Organise and oversee the screening process each cycle, pulling in broader team members as required.
  • Monitor the quality of the applications and raise to the Head of Early Careers any issues which arise.
  • Work alongside the Head of Early Careers to review the annual assessment process and implement any changes required.
  • Schedule annual assessment training, to be led by EC or Head of Early Careers.


Programme Delivery

  • Responsible for the oversight of the yearly 4 week summer internship programme, 12 week programme, 12 week country programme and Resi academic internship.
  • Engage with leads from all of these areas to understand hiring demands ahead of time.
  • Work with the business to plan the students programme, pushing the boundaries on our offering and ability to upskill the students.
  • Run the induction for these programmes and ensure successful onboarding.
  • Work with hiring managers to collate extensive feedback post scheme and ascertain who is fast tracked to our graduate programme.


General Support

  • Support wider team with appraisals as and when required.
  • Support EC Manager and EC Lead with wider project work. 



Skills & Experience required:

  • Extensive experience within Early Careers, HR or Recruitment experience.
  • Experience in managing multiple projects, to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to influence and manage external and internal stakeholders up to senior management.
  • Customer service, sales, recruitment or resourcing experience would be of interest.
  • Public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Experience of working collaboratively within teams and being a proactive contributor





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