Graduate Researcher

Title: Graduate Researcher | £24K + OTE | Central London

Industry: HR and administration

Role/Sector: Sales recruitment   |   Admin

Location: Central London

Placement: Graduate job (permanent)

Salary: £24,000 (per annum)

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Information on the company

This client is a brand talent partner: they connect their clients with exceptional people who will power their brand, and connect brilliant candidates with roles they’ll love in exciting industries.

They work with an amazing client list including TV, film, video entertainment, record labels and retail brands and have been working with some of these great brands for over 30 years!


What does the company do?

It’s recruitment, but not as you know it! 


Handle Recruitment work with some of the most exciting brands:  leading entertainment companies, social networks, global media brands, sports bodies, retailers, and digital technology providers.  Brands that will be familiar to you:  Sony Music, Channel 4, Warner Bros, Selfridges and Apple to name a few


We represent these exciting brands.  We provide consultancy and advice around how to attract and retain great talent.  We connect our clients with exceptional people who will power their brand and we connect brilliant candidates with roles they’ll love in exciting industries.



  • We're one of The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to work for: We have also been awarded the highest 3-star Best Companies accreditation status which demonstrated that Handle is an exceptional place to work with outstanding levels of employee engagement.

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How you expect the candidate to spend their day:

You’re not out spotting the next big artist but you are using your amazing networking skills to source the best talent for our Music, Entertainment & Media clients. You could be looking for a PA to a celebrity, finance manager for a music company, team assistant, booker, studio manager or marketing manager.

This is the role;

Search - finding those great candidates via referrals, recommendations, job boards, social media platforms and good old fashioned adverts!

Selection – telephone screening, 1-1 detailed interviews getting under the skin of any potential candidate and ensure a great variety of talent is constantly coming through the doors.

Managing – briefing on those dream roles, gathering information, recording data, finessing CV’s with candidates, building individual profiles to sell your candidates, interview preparation, feedback and offering the job!!

Relationships – Talking campaigns/ releases/ new technology advances/ industry politics, you’ll be building your knowledge and learning from others every day.


  • You will develop brand-YOU across all social media channels and become to go-to person for candidates hoping to work with the prestigious brands you represent.

· You will get involved in other projects e.g. digital marketing, event management, diversity & inclusion and will enjoy the variety.

· You will be juggling multiple tasks throughout the day and will thrive on the pace and energy.

  • You will become a master of CRM database



Is this you?

Are you a master with time management? It’s a tough and busy role and on top of all this, you’re managing a massive influx of queries, calls, applications,

Strong desire to succeed – proven track record of success in a sales or busy office environment.

Attention to detail, highly organised, able to work under pressure and to targets.

A passion for learning, progressing and making lots of commission!


What are the perks of working at this company?

  • Training and development: Our great in-house induction and training system will infuse you with the Handle service methodology from the minute you join us.
  • Growth and opportunities: We’ll encourage you to seek out a path that plays to your strengths. If you have an idea for expanding your role or can see a different approach to how we do business, we’ll listen to you and support you.
  • Reward & incentives: Success deserves recognition and reward, so we offer a competitive basic, excellent commission and generous bonus scheme.
  • Additionally we have a range of discretionary benefits including pension contribution, private medical insurance, health, wellbeing, yoga and entertainment discounts and an interest-free season ticket loan. When targets are reached, we celebrate with fine dining and legendary trips abroad.

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