Early Careers Co-ordinator

Human Resources

Job Reference



Human Resources


Early Careers


London, United Kingdom



The role

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Location: DLA Piper's London office

Duration: 10 months+

Start date: September 2023

How to apply: To apply, please visit www.dlapipergraduates.com. Please then select the ‘Apply Now’ button. Please note, when you make an application, you DO NOT need to complete the Commercial Awareness question...simply type in N/A 

Role summary:

As the Early Careers Industrial Placement student, you will be a key member of the DLA Piper International Early Careers Team. You will provide administrative support across both programme management and campus recruitment activity. Your role title will be Early Careers Recruitment & Development Coordinator. You will be part of a team of early careers recruitment and development specialists who will support you to learn and develop through your industrial placement. 

You will learn about how an international law firm operates and the early careers routes into the legal profession. You will learn about all cyclical activity across the apprentice and graduate recruitment and development lifecycle. You will be trained to enable you to perform successfully in your role. 

Key areas of responsibility: 

Early Careers Recruitment

•    Campus season: administrative organisation of events (booking careers fairs, publishing of job opportunities on university careers sites, creation of name badges, catering, delivery of materials)
•    Apprentice and Graduate Assessment Centres: organisation of events (room bookings, catering, name badges, production of materials, greeting candidates, scanning of documentation post-event), candidate query management, processing of candidate expenses
•    General administration: processing invoices, budget tracking, room/video conference bookings for all early careers recruitment and development activity, management of team inbox and responding to candidate queries, booking travel and accommodation for programmes / events, printing and production of materials for all events
•    Event management: creation of registration lists, name badges and tent cards for all events
•    Insight and Internship programmes: planning and organising of all logistical components relating to the Insight & Internship programmes

Early Careers Development

•    Performance management: online filing of apprentice and graduate performance management review forms, chasing missing performance management review forms
•    Rotations and permanent placement process: logistical management of apprentice and graduate rotations and supporting the Graduate Development Manager, UK in the execution of the annual qualification process and all associated activity
•    Induction and continued learning: planning and organising of all logistical components relating to the apprentice and graduate training programmes
•    Regulatory processes: support team members on the cyclical, regulatory processes

The successful candidate will be in their penultimate year of an undergraduate degree, eligible to work full-time in the UK for the duration of the placement, and be able to demonstrate the following strengths:

•    Strong organisational skills 
•    Proactive, self-starter and able to use initiative
•    Team player with hands-on approach to work
•    Good attention to details 
•    Demonstrable interest in Human Resources, Recruitment and / or Early Careers
•    Keen to learn and develop
•    Ability to multi-task and prioritise workload
•    Proficient user of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word)

Application close date: Friday 16th December 2022