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Early Talent Manager

Ashley Kate HR
City of London
£70k - 75k per year
Closing date
12 Sep 2022

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Early Talent Manager | Full Time | Hybrid | up to £75K | Professional Services

The role is a hybrid, focussing primarily on Recruitment and Learning & Development  disciplines. You will work closely with the Heads of both departments to help deliver a strategic and professional proposition, attracting and recruiting high calibre individuals and supporting with their learning and development journey.


  • Oversee the recruitment processes for all those on early talent pathways (currently ACA and AAT, to include ACCA, CTA, ATT and others moving forwards)
  • Oversee the design and overall delivery of the assessment centres
  • Develop and oversee a structured internship programme
  • Oversee and authorise the preparation and issue of appropriate contractual documentation in relation to appointments, terminations, and variations of employment.
  • Oversee the salary review and promotion process for the Early Talent population   
  • Coach leaders in relation to performance management issues


  • Oversee and help to facilitate Early Talent induction and integration activities
  • Oversee the L&D journey for trainees including:
    • Work with our designated training provider to understand and design the most suitable study paths for our Early Talent populations
    • Collaborate with the Technical Training Director on specific in-house technical training needs
    • Oversee the design/delivery of transferable skills training with the Early Talent Advisors (development)
    • Oversee additional development interventions e.g. mentoring and career coaching
  • Oversee the relationship with training providers e.g. registration of trainees, course bookings, exam bookings, progress monitoring with Early Talent Advisors and Co-ordinator (Development)
  • Oversee and track the trainee training budget, including the apprenticeship levy

You will also be responsible for line management of Early Talent team.

Essential Experience

  • Extensive experience working in an Early Talent Manager role in Financial Services, Professional Services, Construction, Engineering or Management Consultancy
  • Able to build close relationships in client groups with people at all levels, from trainee to leadership
  • A progressive and non bureaucratic approach to People, recognising first and foremost that people are individuals and human beings
  • An awareness of the latest People and Early Talent trends, insights and innovations
  • An ability to formulate and implement strategy
  • Confident to work autonomously
  • Able to lead and inspire a small team
  • Able to confidently challenge and influence leaders to make better decisions


Ashley Kate is recognised as a 'Recruiter of Choice' for HR and Finance recruitment. Our business model centres around becoming a true business partner for our candidates and clients and our ability to offer a portfolio of services designed to meet your specific recruitment needs.

If you are recruiting or looking for a job, we are the hub for HR and Finance professionals. You can trust the services we provide because HR and Finance aren't just two of the things we do, it is what we do. Our extensive industry experience allows us to take our professionals' careers to the next level by providing a focus on quality and a complete dedication to all relationships. From global brands to small businesses, we offer a flexible range of HR and Finance recruitment services, recognising that organisations require a diverse range of skills. Our IRP accredited recruitment teams are aware of the demands placed on today's HR, Finance and Training professionals, which means we are committed to delivering a service that is personal, professional, straightforward, and valued by clients and candidates alike.

Our additional services include Employment Law Webinars, Virtual HR Director Boardroom forums, and Salary Guides.

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