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Talent Acquisition Specialist - Graduate-Early Careers Recruitment

United Kingdom, England, LONDONPeople

Job description

Join us at this pivotal time for an exciting challenge to shape fintech’s future.

Oval was founded in 2016 and has helped tens of thousands of people learn how to take control of their finances – from their spending to their saving and investment habits - with our award-winning app.

Thanks to the integration with ETX Capital, now called OvalX, a leading global financial services firm with a long legacy in the financial markets, our users will be able to access a variety of investment opportunities such as global CFD markets that include forex, commodities, shares, and cryptocurrencies.

Spread across three offices in the UK, Italy, and Cyprus, we are one global team of 250 people with a unified vision for the future of finance. We are currently looking for talented people keen to define the fintech revolution and help the brand shift from a start-up to a substantial industry presence. If you want to make an impact, then we can’t wait to have you with us for the journey!

We operate a hybrid work model, 3 days in the office, and Monday and Friday WFH.


The role 

We are looking for an early careers talent acquisition specialist to establish our boutique graduate and internship programmes and apprenticeship scheme.

We are 250 Headcount approximately across London, Italy and Cyprus, and as a Fintech have scaled up our experienced hires significantly, predominantly in our technology and marketing divisions.

We want to build our talent pipeline, create the next gen Ovaler, and have them join us on the journey at this pivotal time in our corporate development. Sourcing from UK institutions; Russel, Red Brick, with a specific focus internationally on local universities in Turin, Italy.

The initial pilot will focus on our Technology and Marketing divisions, but with the success of this rollout, we hope to be able to support the rest of the business with this initiative.

This will be a low volume, high touch role as we want to take the time to invest in the talent we onboard. 

To do

Develop graduate and intern recruitment strategies, assessment, selection, and development

Facilitate the training and development path for interns and graduates

Create the apprenticeship levy scheme, selecting a 3rd party programme provider and managing SLA’s

Create forums for feedback and reviews with senior leadership team and sponsors in the business

Schedule weekly catch ups with individual early careers joiners

Design a review process, and conduct exit interviews, establishing a forum to feedback to the business where we can improve process, and deliver successful conversion to permanent employees

Introduce cohort and buddy programmes, and mentoring schemes

Be a brand ambassador and raise brand awareness among early careers demographic

Be the champion to the business, with regular catch ups, to build appetite and sponsorship for the programme

Success will be measured as the resource integrates seamlessly with our workforce planning

Key member of the TA team, and broader HR team, we’re small but friendly!

Job requirements

About you:

Previous experience designing and implementing early careers programmes for technology, and possibly marketing

Experience in campus marketing and event management, other sourcing methodologies

Assessment and selection internship program, on and off cycle

Experience designing and invigilating assessment centres

Excellent project management skills

Process design and delivery

Stakeholder management

Italian language skills would be an advantage 

Regular Travel to Turin, Italy required

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