Talent Acquisition Specialist & Learner Support

Job Roles:
Other - schools related roles
Organisation Type:
Further Education
Private Training Provider
Contract Type:
Full Time
Subject Area:
Other Subjects
Contract Term:
Fixed Term
Salary Description:
3rd Jul 2017
Start Date:
Job Ref:

Location: Flexible - Sheffield preferred

Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract - 12 Months (Full Time)

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist & Learner Support you will be responsible for providing a comprehensive end to end best practice recruitment and learner support service to internal customers (operational and HR managers) who are recruiting, on boarding and managing apprentices.

You will, through effective and efficient candidate attraction, meet and exceed agreed SLA's to deliver cost, time and quality benefits to the DSC UK&I business.

Key Responsibilities in this role will include:

Support recruiting managers throughout the recruitment process, from arranging and conducting the verbal brief, conducting telephone / video interviews, candidate sourcing, compiling shortlists, arranging interviews to verbal offer and feedback
Regularly checking learner progress against plans, escalating to manager any areas of concern of lack of progress and agree actions to resolve, bring progress back on track
Act as a point of contact for any learner queries
Amend and activate internal and external adverts using our applicant tracking system
Maintain appropriate levels of contact and communication with candidates during the recruitment process which supports DSC’s “employers of choice” status irrespective of final outcome
Provide recruitment and selection advice to recruiting managers in line with the resourcing strategy
Maintenance of employment brand, both internally & externally achieving “employer of choice” status
Regularly obtain feedback from candidates and customers to ensure an excellent service is achieved, maintained and improved.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with recruiting managers and HR Business Partners
Provides advice on local legislation and compliance issues related to Talent Acquisition
Provide support for additional recruitment activity e.g. recruitment fairs, assessment centres, open days, and other resourcing events as appropriate either in a physical presence to run the day or consultative guidance
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with key recruitment service providers and apprenticeship recruitment offices
Work closely with other centralised HR functions including HR Shared Services and Compensation/Benefits to ensure full end to end service is available
Works closely with other members of the Talent Team to maximize overall effectiveness

Key skills and experience in this role will include:

Recruitment experience, ideally recruiting apprentices
Previous experience of supporting active learners on training programmes (desirable)
Excellent communication skills with the ability to demonstrate effective influencing skills
Strong organisational and time management skills
Excellent IT skills with a good understanding of employment law
Tenacious with a ‘can do’ attitude
Ability to deliver objectives and meet tight deadlines in a fast paced, demanding environment
Understanding of costs and ways in which they can be influenced
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate across the business
In depth experience of recruitment and selection practices, including use of job boards and social networks
Designing and running assessment centres / processes

What will you get in return?

As a part of a growing DHL population you will receive access to a variety of our excellent benefits which could include; 25 days holiday, pension scheme, medical cover, childcare vouchers, retail discounts, flexible working, training, development and secondments opportunities and MANY MORE.

What you’ll need to do next?

If you have a proven track record of achievement to match the requirements for this role and you are looking for your next career move, simply apply online ensuring that a full up to date CV is attached with your application.

We will ensure that all our resourcing activities are fair, transparent and consistent across the UK. We want to ensure that the candidate experience is of the highest professional standard.

The Company is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees. Furthermore we aim to ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination and that not only employees but also our potential future employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We will ensure that equality of opportunity maintains a high profile in our organisation.

Closing Date:
Contact Details:
Tel: 08456 887777 (option
Contact: Recruitment

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