Early Careers Global Programme Lead

Job Title: Early Careers Global Programme Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London, United Kingdom
Reference: KH16179
Contact Name: Kirstin Hunt
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 22, 2021 17:56

Job Description

Our client is a reputable international asset management firm looking to hire a Early Careers Global Programme Lead. 

  • Location: Dublin or UK
  • Reports To: Global Early Careers Lead

As part of Chief People Office, the Global Talent Management team is responsible for all aspects of acquiring and developing talent, leaders, and people. Working closely with business leaders and in partnership with global HR, the Talent Management team ensures skills, experience and capabilities needed by the firm are in place to deliver its strategic objectives and business plans.

The primary objective of the role is to have wide strategic impact for the firm, working globally to ensure the firm continues to build out effective programmes for apprentices and graduates. The successful candidate will be a subject-matter expert for early careers, working with the early careers acquisition teams and with talent management to design and deliver effective training and development solutions for graduates and apprentices. The early careers global programme lead will be responsible for all training and development activities for graduates and apprentices across all regions.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the strategy and design on learning content for apprenticeships and graduates within the early years of their career globally.
  • Interact, manage and collaborate with key stakeholders across multiple areas of the organisation to ensure that programmes are delivering the needs of the business.
  • Programme Management responsibility for all graduates inclusive of rotation management.
  • Being the SME for all apprenticeship standards, keeping up to date with all apprenticeship levy guidelines for different regions, and coordinating the process with external parties and stakeholders.
  • Design, delivery and execution of on-going training interventions including the design of the graduate induction, continued learning and technical training as required.
  • Management of annual compensation review for apprentices and graduates in conjunction with reward colleagues and line managers.
  • Management of ‘roll off’ for graduates and apprentices at the end of their programme.
  • Budget management and reporting for all early careers programmes globally.
  • Management of relationship with vendors and apprenticeship providers.
  • Stakeholder management with business and HR colleagues
  • Manage projects whilst working closely with function leaders to ensure alignment with all departments.

Qualification Required: 

  • Must have demonstrable experience in the Early Careers space, with a background in learning and development and programme management
  • Must have a passion for early careers development and look for innovative and creative ways to keep the programme offering fresh and in line with the needs of the business
  • Generalist HR experience advantageous
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience in working with senior stakeholders, including Executive level
  • Proactive and solution focused
  • Ability to work well under pressure and manage conflicting deadlines
  • Strong understanding of performance management processes and frameworks
  • Previous experience of Employee Relations advantageous
  • Significant experience of managing budgets required
  • Excellent reporting and data skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Previous experience of working in a complex, global environment
  • Ability to think strategically, whilst proactively delivering hands-on results for clients
  • Advanced user of Microsoft Office (specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint)

We are ideally looking for candidates coming from financial services or professional services environment.

If you are interested in discussing the role further please contact Kirstin Hunt at

Job Reference : KH16179

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