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Entry Level / Trainee Research Associate – Graduate

Location: London

Salary: 30-35k basic salary + uncapped commission

Contact: Louis Farquharson

Are you graduating from a top University in 2020? Are you that top 2% of graduates we are looking for? We are offering an opportunity to join one of the most prestigious Executive Search and Board Advisory consulting firms in London as a Research Associate!


An international consulting business who provide Executive Search and board advisory services to the world’s largest corporations. They have worked with over 40 of the FTSE 100 as well as 45 of the Fortune Global 500 companies and have placed 10% of the current FTSE 100 Chairs and CEOs.

This company is based in London with a team who have extensive international reach and influence. Over 90% of their work is international or global and two-thirds of their clients are based overseas.

The Role of a Research Associate

Executive search is a field that requires meticulous market research and mapping in order to offer a service to our clients and candidates that appears seamless and without any fuss. Dealing with the top tier of candidates, the executive search consultant’s role is to find the most suitable position for their candidates wants and demands, as well as negotiating the best arrangement for their candidate when closing the deal. In tandem with this, client relationships are also of paramount importance, so a level of delicacy when suggesting candidates to clients is needed, in order to deliver the best possible service. Gathering up a portfolio of what the client requires to be filled with the open vacancy is key to the job role, paying a great sense of care and attention to the job vacancy in question.

Exceptional candidates will possess most, if not all, of the following:

  • University Degree from a top 10 University – 2:1 or higher
  • Strong communication skills, with an eloquence in the language in spoken or written form
  • A wealth of experience of working in a professional environment
  • Leadership
  • Drive, ambition and want for continued success

The Offer – Research Associate – Legal Sector

This client is looking for the best candidates, so in return, they are willing to offer the most competitive package:

  • £30-£35k basic salary
  • An annual bonus of anything between 10%-90% of your salary
  • A full month’s salary Christmas bonus
  • Company chef comes in weekly
  • Company masseuse comes in monthly
  • Private healthcare and even more!

This is an excellent opportunity which will not be around for too long. If you are interested to learn more, apply now!

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