Graduate Researcher – Arkesden Partners

Salary: Competitive + benefits
Location: London
Start date: ASAP
Sectors: Sales, Recruitment

Introduction
Founded nearly ten years ago, Arkesden Partners is a London based executive search firm. We undertake mandates across Europe, North America, Middle East & Sub Saharan Africa and have built a very successful track record to date of working closely with clients and candidates alike.


We have a number of practice areas that focus on front office Buy and Sell Side roles which include Investment Banking, Alternative Investments, Infrastructure & Energy, Real Estate and Corporates.


Given our longevity of client relationships, track record and success in these markets, we enjoy a very high record of repeat business with our clients currently running at seventy percent of all mandates completed annually.


What do we do?
We act on behalf of our clients who seek to hire the best people in the market for their businesses. Arkesden Partners sources that talent and manages the end to end interview process, working on behalf of the candidates and clients. We find those people through head-hunting, recommendations, and utilising our ever-expanding database. We act as a consultancy too. We provide not just human capital but also market data and trends to our clients on topics ranging from salary and bonus details through to team mapping exercises. The best example of this is our annual Compensation Report (www.arkesden.com/investment-banking) which is seen as one of the industry leading remuneration reports and widely anticipated by Banks and Banking Staff alike. This year the report was read by over fifty thousand members of the Banking and Investments community in Europe alone.


Why are we different to work for?
• Our Founder and Managing Partner is under Forty and the average age of the business is Twenty Six. We are young, hungry and highly entrepreneurial.
• Our financial success. Arkesden Partners has shown a profit for every quarter since it was founded nearly ten years ago. Not many Executive Search firms can say that!
• One of our Management Team achieved the level of Partner in the firm after only six years from her graduating university. Arkesden Partners doesn’t operate a ‘years of service’ promotion programme. We identify great talent for the firm and then develop those people at their own pace.
• All of our Management Team have developed from Graduates all the way through the firm.
• Client Access from twelve months. We don’t look to hold our guys back from building Client relationships, quite the opposite. What is your business idea, which sector can you build out? This is the question we ask you early in your career with us.
• Our highest biller in 2017 has been with the company for only two and a half years. That says it all about speed of development.
• Las Vegas, New York, St Anton, Norway, Hawaii. Just some of the trips the company has organised for its teams and successful billers.
• Very low headcount turnover. The environment, challenge, and enjoyment of the team see’s many build their careers here.


Why are we growing?
Arkesden Partners is looking to add a Researcher to the team here in London. You will train as a generalist and have an opportunity to work across all sector practices in your first year with us. The role will be for a bright, ambitious and entrepreneurial individual to join the business initially as a Researcher before becoming a Junior Consultant.


The reason for the hire is that the firm is seeing an ongoing pick-up in activity and therefore the workload to service clients is quickly rising. Arkesden is looking to develop new talent across the firm in order to meet its exciting growth plans. We have a long history of successfully hiring graduates from leading institutions. Many of our management team have developed from joining as graduates.

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Role Specification
There are many facets to Executive search, all of which are learnt through hands on training. Arkesden Partners offers a tailor-made Consultant Development Framework designed by an industry leading Management Consultancy for Researchers. Indeed, training happens at all levels of the firm.


You will be initially trained fully in the following areas:
• You will gain an in depth understanding of the investment and advisory markets across all our sectors
• Telephone Skills speaking to candidates and clients alike
• Networking (Headhunting and Relationship Building)
• Client and Candidate meetings
• Sales Skills
• Business Development Techniques
• Working Structure
• Working to and upholding our company values
• End to End account management of both candidate and client mandates


These are the key areas of becoming a successful Executive Search Consultant and ongoing training and development plays a major part of your work at Arkesden Partners.


Job Role
Initially you will learn the business from the ground up.


• Building your network and establishing relationships with candidates through head-hunting and regular meetings
• Attending client meetings with consultants in order to write job specifications and confidently sell roles to candidates
• Generating market Intel (teams, compensation trends etc.)
• Assisting from day one in the research and execution of live mandates


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