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Graduate Recruitment & Development Specialist

Human Resources
JR-3898 Requisition #


Key Responsibilities


Graduate Recruitment


  • Develop and successfully execute internship and training programmes with strong candidate conversion to Training Contracts and strong internal engagement in terms of partner & associate involvement.
  • Deliver a unique employer brand offering for the internship and training programmes, to enhance the attraction, selection and retention of quality candidates.
  • Maintain and monitor our selection strategies, to ensure return on investment from events and marketing and to ensure the firm continues to hire exceptional candidates onto its internship and training programmes.
  • Manage all selection and assessment activities in relation to graduates and interns, including application screening, candidate ranking, assessment days, offer decisions, interviewer training, interviewing materials and interviewer panels.
  • Brief, co-ordinate and work with partners and lawyers on the selection process for trainees and interns.
  • Act as the main point of contact for liaising with the graduate recruitment contacts in our international network, maximising opportunities for inter-office student events, networking and knowledge sharing.
  • Plan an annual calendar of events and activities, and attend key events which relate to the recruitment and development of graduate talent. Design and deliver key events including open days, post-offer events and cultivation activities.
  • Develop and manage alumni teams to ensure high engagement in the programmes.
  • Support the talent acquisition team and act as an additional the point of contact within Singapore for any recruitment activities. This will include external and internal hires including overseas secondments.


Graduate Development


  • Manage the seat allocation and rotation process for the office.
  • Manage trainee secondments, including the secondment of international trainees within the network.
  • Take responsibility for the career development of trainees (including regulatory requirements related to formal qualification).
  • Brief lawyers on supervision skills and monitor their effectiveness in their task.
  • Determine and implement development activities for interns and trainees, including inductions, technical skills and business skills training.
  • Manage the internal trainee qualification process
  • Involvement in ad-hoc projects as directed by the HR Manager.


Educational Outreach


  • Managing relationships with legal educational institutions, looking for areas for collaboration or information sharing to support the development of legal talent in Singapore.
  • Partner with university leaders, faculty, and staff to deliver presentations and workshops and ensure that we are present at career fairs.
  • Take responsibility for Campus relationship management for key strategic relationship universities and monitoring activities to ensure return on investment from events.
  • Creation and execution of ELEVATE, the firms mentoring programme with local universities.


Key Requirements


Skills & Experience


  • You will have experience in graduate recruitment gained within a large international corporate environment, and will have been involved in the marketing, attraction, assessment and selection of graduates.
  • You will have project management experience with the ability to gain buy-in from stakeholders, manage expectations and communicate progress effectively.
  • You will have good knowledge of current trends in recruitment marketing tools and social media.
  • You will have strong technical skills, specifically Excel and PowerPoint.
  • You will understand how to demonstrate the business impact of recruitment via measures and metrics.
  • You will have a demonstrated interest and experience in the development of talent.
  • You will have strong planning and organisational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • You will also be experienced in providing solutions to often complex issues.
  • You will have excellent communication skills with proven experience of building and managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • A natural presenter and communicator, you will have an ability to build rapport easily.



About the Firm


From your first day with us, you will have varied opportunities to continuously grow and develop your skills and knowledge.

From formal training, informal coaching and mentoring through to skillls-based and technical training and on the job learning.

Whatever your area of expertise, you will find a range of career opportunities at Clifford Chance. And wherever you're heading, Clifford Chance is where you can be true to your ambitions.

Our firm, work and people span jurisdictions, cultures and languages. In a world where commercial success increasingly relies on globalisation, we offer clients a truly international perspective, and we offer our people a rewarding and stimulating career.

We're proud of our approachable, friendly and team-based way of working. Highly professional and self-assured, with an entrepreneurial streak, our people are more than happy to share their expertise and knowledge.

To find out more about what it is like to work in Clifford Chance in Hong Kong Office, please visit link.


Equal Opportunities


At Clifford Chance we understand that our true asset is our people. Inclusion is good for our team and their families, our firm and society.

We are committed to treating all employees and applicants fairly and equally regardless of their gender, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, national or ethnic origin, social or economic background, disability, religious belief, sexual orientation, or age. This applies to recruitment and selection, terms and conditions of employment including pay, promotion, training, transfer and every other aspect of employment.

Our goal is to deliver an equality of opportunity, an equality of aspiration and an equality of experience to everyone who works in our firm. Find out more here.





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