Talent Acquisition Partner - Early Careers

Up to £33,000 (depending on experience) + 27 days holiday, free onsite gym

Malmesbury, Wiltshire (South Cotswolds) - 40 Mins Bath/Bristol area


Early Career Talent is crucial to Dyson’s future ambitions and our Early Careers Recruitment team is expanding to support the increasing growth in this space. We’re looking for Talent Acquisition Partners with in-house graduate or intern recruitment experience, ideally end to end, to join us.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, the Dyson HQ campus can be found in secluded countryside that helps keep our secrets secret. Having doubled in size in 2016, the campus is now home to new research and development facilities, a new restaurant (home to an English Electric Lightning jet) and a sports facility catering to all Dyson people. Nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology). The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Over 2,500 people, including James himself, spend their days there strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world.

Function Overview

Dyson’s success is all about its people. To enable ambitious growth, we’ve doubled our intake of interns and graduates and increased the range of opportunities on offer for high calibre graduates across the world. The programmes we offer are as disruptive as our products and we pride ourselves in providing an exceptional candidate experience to engage and educate our target market. Not just finding the best people, but the right people for Dyson, it takes a deep understanding of our culture, departments and often complex roles. Working closely with candidates and senior stakeholders, it’s a dynamic, fast-moving environment. As we head into unknown global and technical territories, new challenges await. And each recruitment experience must put Dyson ahead of the competition.


This is a broad and varied role supporting either our engineering or commercial business functions within the UK primarily but with scope for international recruitment too. Partnering with a range of stakeholders within the UK and internationally, you’ll help shape our offering and create compelling stories that bring the complexity of Dyson, and the uniqueness of our programmes, to life. You’ll identify and work with external partner institutions to continue to raise our profile, and have the opportunity to develop new campus and network engagement activities. But you’ll also be identifying the best fitting candidates - being responsible for the recruitment/screening process up to assessment days when you’ll bring them into Dyson and work with the business to find our future leaders with a challenging but insightful range of exercises.

More specifically this role will give you breadth of experience and depth of knowledge in the following areas:



  • Identify partners & relevant events within target universities for relevant business area – both careers services and societies
  • Attend events as required to promote Dyson opportunities
  • Contribute ideas to marketing initiatives and manage internal resources for their development
  • Liaise with internal and external marketing collateral suppliers to ensure efficient stocks of items are available for events
  • Monitor costs, internal feedback and contacts gathered from marketing events


Candidate Management

  • Deliver a candidate experience that reflects the excellent quality of customer service we are known for
  • Communicate status updates to candidates through the recruitment cycle using applicant tracking system
  • Act as first point of contact for candidates in application process
  • Build relationships with offered candidates to ensure smooth transition from Recruitment to on-boarding processes – including supporting visa applications (and helping graduates find local information as needed)


Application Screening & Assessment

  • End to End management of application from initial submission to assessment centre, using pre-determined criteria and behavioural framework
  • Co-ordination and management of assessment centres



  • Build strong relationships with global recruitment and HR teams
  • Build relationships with and influence Hiring managers/stakeholders
  • Act as enthusiast about all things in the early careers world to ensure we stay up to date
  • Maintain network with current Graduates across the business areas  
  • Some travel for University/schools events nationally required


Ideally you'll be able to demonstrate the following experiences and skills for this role:

  • Experience of working within a recruitment environment and communication with candidates, preferably with the realm of Early Careers
  • Knowledge of university environment and careers services – probably as a graduate
  • Previous experience using applicant tracking systems/candidate databases
  • Proactive – with a ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to roll sleeves up and “muck in”
  • Flexible team player but also able to work under own initiative and manage own workload
  • Exceptional attention to detail to ensure accurate communications at all times
  • Excellent IT skills to include MS Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to build relationships, network and seek out specialists
  • Creative thinker, able to contribute ideas to solve problems, define/develop more efficient ways of working
  • Comfortable presenting to groups and acting as an ambassador for an organisation
  • Resilient, comfortable with ambiguity and dynamic pace of work


And we'd be particularly interested to hear from candidates that can demonstrate experience of the following:

  • Competency/Behavioural based assessment experience
  • Experience of assessment centre scheduling, facilitation and assessing with group exercises, role plays, presentation exercises etc.
  • British Psychological Society Level A test administration and interpretation trained
  • Experience in an in-house recruitment function or RPO of high volume, competency based assessment

Benefits Overview

Do all this and in return you’ll get a competitive salary and pension, profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. With a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 8-Aug-2017

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