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Senior Graduate Recruitment & Development Coordinator

Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins

England, UK
Posted on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Job Description

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Senior Graduate Recruitment & Development Coordinator to join our dynamic Attorney Recruiting team in London.

About Latham & Watkins

With offices in 14 countries, more than 3,000 attorneys and over 2,500 professional staff, the key to our success and our continued ability to deliver the highest quality service to our clients is our “one-firm” culture – a spirit of teamwork and shared commitment to quality across our global offices that has long distinguished Latham from other law firms.

About The Role

As a Senior Graduate Recruitment & Development Coordinator, you will be responsible for leading all activities and processes relating to the recruitment of qualified candidates for the London trainee programme from initial contact through to offer acceptance. Other key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating all aspects of the firms participation in various law fairs and other recruitment presentations and events throughout the UK; attending the law fairs and other events as a representative of the graduate recruitment team; managing relationships with on campus societies
  • Working with external providers such as RMP on our brand ambassador campaign
  • Developing and maintaining recruiting materials, presentations, and other relevant information for the London trainee programme
  • Reviewing and assessing applications for vacation schemes, 1st year programmes and training contracts; managing the interview process for all programmes
  • Managing our Applicant Tracking System - AllHires
  • Working with our external assessment provider, Cappfinity on changes and updates to our assessment process
  • Managing the offer process for all candidates; working with the recruitment committee on securing offers to vacations scheme participants post assessment process
  • Leading on all aspects of the Winter, Easter and Summer vacation schemes, liaise with vacation scheme participants before and after the scheme, secure scheme participation from required supervisors, mentors and presenters
  • Leading with trainee seat rotation including keeping multiple, detailed spreadsheets up to date
  • Scheduling trainee development meetings with trainees and keep a record of key information
About You

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Demonstrate strong administrative experience with experience in managing high volumes of processes
  • Possess project management experience
  • Display strong IT skills including Excel and PowerPoint
And have:

  • Previous graduate recruitment and development experience, ideally in the Law sector (4+ years)
  • Proven track record of building credibility quickly and developing trusted advisor relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Experience of delivering projects and processes on a cyclical basis
Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding job opportunity and welcoming environment, but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Health insurance as well as group income protection and life assurance
  • Wellness programs (e.g. membership to HeadSpace, access to mental health services, well-being events, etc.)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!
Additionally, we have a range of global affinity groups (including LGBTQ group, multicultural group, women’s group). These provide a platform for staff to share experiences, advice, and interests, encouraging a continued discussion on diversity.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world's leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.