Odgers Berndtson

  • Graduate Researcher, Education Practice, London

    Job Locations UK-London, England
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(04/01/2019 14:24)
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    Odgers Berndtson
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
  • About the role

    The Education sector is truly an exciting market to work in.


    The traditional university model is being challenged by increasing student migration, disruptive technologies, and a competitive market-driven economy. We are seeing dramatic global growth, a boom in education technology and the ever challenging drive for commercialisation. This means that the next generation of leaders need to have a unique set of skills to negotiate this change and rise to the challenge. 


    Today’s education and university leaders must be able to create and demonstrate fiscal as well as academic value for stakeholders. An increasing focus on international collaboration and industry partnerships requires leaders to be commercially savvy and politically agile.


    Odgers Berndtson Education and Universities Practice, led by Alex Acland, specialise in the appointment of these world-class leaders, board members and non-executive directors within education institutions, children's services and the broader public and private educational services.


    About you

    Graduate Researcher

    The Graduate Researcher role is your first step into one of many career paths within Executive Search.


    Whilst you are completing your training, you will assist our existing team of Researchers in identifying talented individuals for our trusted clients. This is done by understanding a client’s business demands, mapping relevant markets, identifying and approaching people and assessing their interest and fit for a particular role. Our intention is to advance you to a point where you are able to work alongside our Consultants, Principals or Partners and solely manage the entirety of the research process, being an integral part of delivering solutions to our clients.


    The role requires persistence, creativity and a thoroughly meticulous approach; highly demanding but immensely rewarding.


    Essential requirements for this role are:

    • Deliver exceptional, qualitative research
    • Establish and maintain robust relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • A methodical approach coupled with exceptional attention to detail
    • Produce high-quality, insightful and robust written work that is accurate, thoughtful, timely and exceeds expectations
    • Able to assimilate vast amounts of information
    • High levels of tenacity, creativity and lateral thinking
    • Thrive under pressure and able to cope well with continuously shifting priorities and able to flex accordingly
    • Outstanding communication, listening and interpersonal skills
    • Good time management skills and can work autonomously
    • IT Systems literate and fastidious in their use of technology
    • Always prioritise the interest of the client and the firm, acting as ambassador
    • A real interest and passion for business related current affairs
    • Self-motivated and determined
    • High levels of intellect and natural curiosity

    In return you will work as part of a team within an environment that encourages the sharing of ideas and enables you to thrive. Your professional and personal development will benefit from working alongside an exceptional group of individuals at all levels, a one-to-one mentoring program as well as an exhaustive list of internal and external training opportunities. 


    Excellence is demanded, recognised and rewarded.

    About us

    Odgers Berndtson is one of the world’s largest Global Executive Search firms. Our reputation for excellence and integrity has been established over 50 years and we are a company driven by our clients, not outside shareholders.


    The aim of our organisation is to act as trusted advisors to our clients and candidates and to engage the very best talent for the most influential roles across a wide variety of industries. The service we deliver is creative, insightful and most importantly, in partnership; whilst being a global organisation, we pride ourselves on maintaining personable relationships.


    At Odgers Berndtson, you will find a meritocratic, collegiate environment where you can expect to find support, training and career development. In return, we expect your commitment, self-motivation and the ability to drive your own career.


    We operate out of a prestigious City of London head office, with regional offices around the UK and 58 offices worldwide, across 29 countries. We have over 250 partners specialising in over 50 sectors and have over 50 years’ experience.  For full details of our organisation please visit www.odgersberndtson.com

    What’s on offer?

    A highly competitive base salary is supplemented by a benefits package  and discretionary bonus

    ¾25 days Annual leave + 3 gift days for the Christmas closure + bank holidays

    ¾Private Medical Insurance with Bupa and cash plan with Simply Health

    ¾Group Company Pension

    ¾Season Ticket Loan

    ¾Give As You Earn

    ¾Group Income Protection

    ¾Group Life Assurance

    ¾Employee Assistance Programme

    ¾Charity Day

    Other informal benefits

    ¾Exceptional offices in the heart of the City of London

    ¾Mentoring and Buddy Schemes

    ¾On-boarding, induction training and ongoing professional development

    ¾Bicycle storage and showers on each floor

    ¾Various sporting and social events run by our CSR team

    ¾Peer to Peer learning sessions




    Odgers Berndtson is committed to continually improving the diversity of our workforce through the attraction, retention and development of a diverse range of talented people. We want people to be comfortable bringing their whole self to work and recognise that inclusion brings further opportunities for innovation and creativity.


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