Jacobs Graduate Talent Acquisition Recruiter - London or Reading in London, United Kingdom

Graduate Talent Acquisition Recruiter - London or Reading


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Jacobs Global Future Talent (GFT) team is responsible for attracting early career talent and specifically graduates, intern, co-op and apprentices to the organisation across the globe.

An opportunity is available to join the GFT team as an advisor supporting regional activity across the UK as well as mainland Europe. This role is a permanent role or can be a 6 month contract with a view to extension. The role can be based in our London office or our Reading (Winnersh) office.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing a workload of requisitions relating to graduate, intern and apprenticeships

  • Using Taleo functionality to create appropriate pre-screening questions in relation to specific role’s.

  • Posting role’s using GFT library of role descriptions confirming specific requirements with hiring managers.

  • Support screening processes as required in region. This could include running telephone interviews or reviewing video based interviews.

  • Make recommendations to HMs on results of pre-screening stage’s

  • Support or run assessment centres as part of regional strategy including ensuring all key stakeholders are managed through the process.

  • Where needed liaising with internal resources aligned to support hiring peaks ensuring a consistency of services to end users.

  • Act as representative at either university careers fairs or support presentations as needed.

  • Work with careers departments as needed to support additional job posting and advertising services.

  • Connect where needed with academic departments to support other GFT activities as determined by regional strategy and vision.

  • Work with colleges and identify training providers in response to forecasts for apprenticeship hiring.

  • Liaise and work with related internal adjacencies including Learning & Development, Global Recruitment Operations and other HR partners.

  • Produce reports and updates as needed for local line management, TA leadership and operational leaders.

  • Participate in GFT Centre of Excellence work stream to review global processes and projects



  • Experience of running and delivering assessment centres.

  • Developed understanding of the graduate/intern/apprenticeship market across the UK and ideally into mainland Europe

  • Developed understanding of apprenticeship hiring including UK Apprenticeship levy and devolved country approaches to funding.

  • Developed knowledge of traditional campus activities needed to support brand and hiring activities.

  • Proven experience in dealing with multiple stakeholders ideally from a technical based organisation e.g. engineering consultancy

  • Clear and demonstrable understanding of Taleo functionality or other similar ATS

  • Good understanding of technology

  • Highly developed language and negotiation skills with experience of dealing with leadership across multiple functions.

  • Solid grasp of technical language and ability to adapt to new and emerging requirements.


  • Understand how to build key messaging that can be used for graduate marketing messaging

  • Experience of preparing analysis on key hiring metrics.

  • Experience of delivering presentations on campus

At Jacobs we continue to celebrate our culture of caring - ‘ BeyondZero ’.We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred oninclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London

Req ID: HUM0000I0