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Associate Graduate Recruiter

Company/ Firm Name



London, UK

Published Date

23 May 2022

About the job:

Reporting to: Senior Graduate Recruiter

Nomura is an Asia-based financial services group with an integrated global network spanning over 30 countries. By connecting markets East & West, Nomura services the needs of individuals, institutions, corporates and governments through its three business divisions: Retail, Asset Management, and Wholesale (Global Markets and Investment Banking). Founded in 1925, the firm is built on a tradition of disciplined entrepreneurship, serving clients with creative solutions and considered thought leadership. For further information about Nomura, visit


The graduate recruitment team sit within the HR department and are split across the 3 main divisions, Corporate Infrastructure, Global Markets and Investment Banking. This role will focus on the Global Markets division within Wholesale, supporting the Senior Graduate Recruiter. This role is ideal for a coordinator with strong organisational skills, looking to increase their responsibilities and be part of a 360 recruitment cycle from the campus recruitment drive, screening, interview schedule management, managing the offer process and ultimate programme roll out.


  • Support with the recruiting effort for Global Markets division – thinking creatively, commercially and competitively and drive the recruiting effort for designated region

  • Support with marketing initiatives on campus (e.g. emails, e-shots, advertisements and poster) whilst partnering with the rest of the Graduate Recruitment Team

  • Support with relationship management with key contacts at universities (i.e. careers services, placement offices, deans, faculties, student societies.)

  • Project manage and attend all campus events (e.g. information sessions, workshops, case studies, presentations etc.)

  • Support the execution of key recruitment pipeline programmes (e.g. Winter, Spring, Summer Interns, Work Placements, Off Cycles)

  • Keep abreast of trends in recruitment, market intelligence, and competitor benchmarking

  • Build relationships with key recruiting contacts within the business (e.g. Team Captains) and career services

  • Work with the business to highlight strong candidates on campus and ultimately develop and coach them throughout the process

  • Monitor and help drive the sell process for candidates once an offer has been extended

  • Work with team members on recruiting projects such as summer intern events and assessment techniques

  • General support on interview days, ability to run interview schedules independently and liaise with candidates and the business where necessary. Tracking and managing data around the interviewing and hiring process, and producing it in an accurate and timely fashion

  • General recruitment activities support, including maintaining an up to date online application system, system improvements and Inbox management

  • Supporting the team and administrative assistance of the planning and roll out of our Spring and Summer Internship Programme, including training materials, tracking of candidate information and review and offer process

  • Other duties which are reasonably within the capabilities of a staff member in this position may need to be performed from time to time, in addition to or instead of the above duties. 

The requirements of this role may change over time and staff are required to comply with all such reasonable changes.

Key objectives critical to success:

Along with proven graduate recruitment experience, we’re looking for a driven individual who thrives on working in a fast-paced environment and building strong relationships at all levels

Skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge required

  • Knowledge of the financial services industry; knowledge of campus recruiting preferred of minimum 1 full cycles

  • Strong team player: ability to work effectively in teams a must

  • Partnering with clients and colleagues: solid communication and relationship management skills; client facing and credible; strong negotiation skills; ability to develop internal and external relationships; ability to manage diverse stakeholders and to build networks quickly

  • Ability to handle multiple, time-sensitive tasks while focusing on the quality of work delivered to clients

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and support planning on an annual basis

  • Strong analytical skills and detail orientated

  • Ability to thrive in a deadline driven and fast paced environment

  • Good written and oral communication skills with the ability to liaise with staff of all levels

  • Excellent computer skills (particularly Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Flexibility around working hours: some events do run in the evenings

  • Must be willing to travel, up to 30% during seasonal peak times - UK & EMEA. Flexibility around working hours as some events do run in the evenings


Drive for Results

Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully;   very bottom-line orientated; steadfastly pushes self and others for results

Customer Focus

Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and   requirements of customers; acts with customers in mind; establishes and   maintains effective customer relationships

Ethics and Values

Adheres to an appropriate (for the setting) and   effective set of core values and beliefs during both good and bad times; acts   in line with those values; rewards the right values and disapproves of others

Integrity and Trust

Is widely trusted and is seen as a direct and   truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and   helpful manner; Keeps confidences and admits mistakes


Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to   finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of   resistance or setbacks

Peer Relationships

Can quickly find common ground and solve problems for the good of all; can represent their own interests and yet be fair to other groups; is seen as a team player, cooperative, easily gains trust and   peer support, encourages collaboration and can be candid with peers

Only successful candidates will be contacted

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