Early Career Talent Coordinator (London, UK)

Smiths Group

12 Saint James's Square, SW1Y 4LB, London, UK

About the role

About Smiths Group

Smiths Group is a global technology company listed on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE 100). Our vision is to build Smiths Group into one of the world’s leading technology companies. We apply leading-edge technology to design, manufacture and deliver innovative solutions that meet our customers’ needs. Our products and services – often hidden from view – touch the lives of millions of people every day. We serve a wide range of end markets – from healthcare, energy and petrochemicals through to threat and contraband detection, telecommunications and equipment manufacture.

With 22,000 people in more than 50 countries, we offer opportunities as diverse as our workforce. We seek out our future leaders and provide them with the development tools and opportunities they need to make them – and Smiths – successful. People are our one true source of sustainable competitive advantage and we are building a learning organisation that attracts, retains, develops, engages and inspires the very best talent.


The Early Career Talent (ECT) Coordinator is responsible for supporting Smiths Group’s ECT recruitment & development strategy. Critical to the role will be a passion for working with graduates, apprentices and interns and growing your career in the early career talent space.

Specific Job Duties & Result Areas:

  • Manage job postings on our website and the applicant management of candidates for specific ECT roles
  • Coordinate online testing and interviews and follow up
  • Coordinate and facilitate assessment days
  • Coordinate internship assessments (mid and final assessments)
  • Manage the events planner and marketing collateral (brochures, banners) – stock levels, delivery to events. Create supporting presentations and marketing communications
  • Manage the UK Apprentice Levy funds – work across the business to ensure that the digital account is managed efficiently and effectively
  • Coordinate the pool of apprentice training providers
  • Advise on Smiths Group’s Early Career Talent approach, guiding the business and ensuring consistency on how we attract, retain, develop, engage and inspire our apprentices, interns and graduates
  • Work with internal communications on our social media presence
  • Manage the metrics and other data related to the ECT population
  • Keep up date with legislation changes which could impact programmes e.g. Apprentice Levy in the UK
  • Adhoc administration – travel, expenses, booking rooms, interview and assessment day paperwork

Candidate Profile

Recent graduate with an HR related degree, or passion to grow a career in the early career talent area. Ideally with some exposure to recruitment or HR. Strong organisational skills underpinned by advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.

Position Specification

In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, the following are key:

Results Orientation

  • Exhibits a strong drive for results
  • Overcome obstacles to achieve outcomes
  • Considers contingencies to enable delivery
  • Well organised

Building Relationships and Using Influence

  • Builds strong relationships with key members of the business and HR colleagues to help embed Early Career Talent processes and procedures
  • Has strong communication skills, understanding the importance of brand and attraction when engaging with candidates

Creative Thinking

  • Values innovation and can contribute to building the Early Career Strategy and the associated communication and marketing

Your continued employment will be dependent upon your legal right to work in the United Kingdom without any additional approvals. Proof of such a legal right must be provided before the commencement of your employment. You hereby warrant that you are entitled to work in the United Kingdom without any additional approvals and that you will notify the company immediately if you cease to be so entitled at any time during your employment with the same.

We believe that different perspectives and backgrounds are what makes a company flourish. Smiths welcomes all applicants regardless of race, gender, orientation, sexual identity, economic class, disability, age, religious beliefs or status. We’re proud to be an inclusive company with values grounded in equality and ethics, where we embrace diversity.

Applicant Privacy Policy

Smiths Group will use your details for the purpose of processing your application for a role with us. If you are unsuccessful in your application, we will retain your information for a maximum of 2 years. Please be aware that your information may be transferred to Smiths Group offices worldwide for the purpose of meeting our national and international recruitment needs. We may share your information with third parties, who will process the data solely under Smiths Group instruction, for our recruitment purposes.

Please see our Applicant Privacy statement (https://www.smiths.com/-/media/files/smiths-privacy-notice-applicants.ashx) for more information about our collection and use of your personal data.

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