Graduate Scheme

  • Excellent base plus comms
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Westbourne Partners
  • 17 Nov 17 2017-11-17

You will begin your career learning about the sector through delivering on specific research projects. If successful through the initial training period, you will go on to become a consultant, working directly with clients and candidates, making placements worldwide with some of the leading names across the industry. Applicants must be highly organised, focused and driven with a strong ability to communicate effectively and work within a team. We are an entrepreneurial and dynamic consultancy and operate in an incredibly fast paced environment, providing the right atmosphere for the motivated individual to thrive and succeed.

Position: Recruiters – Graduate Scheme

Location: City of London

About us:

Westbourne Partners is boutique recruitment agency with offices in London and New York operating five separate divisions:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Fintech
  • International Banking & Finance
  • Quantitative Trading
  • Technology

We work with clients globally; Asia, Europe, Far East, Middle East and the US.

Our relatively new AI and Machine Learning business, spun out of our Quant business is focused on the highly research-driven AI space which we are very passionate about.

West-Coast USA focused, and working with some of the best-known global tech companies through to University-Linked research labs, we are proud to be associated with this pioneering industry, 

Westbourne Fintech is a USA-focused business, HQ’d out of our new NYC office in Manhattan’s financial district.  We work on senior Sales and Professional Services mandates (Heads of Sales, Heads of PS, Country Heads) across the Americas (inc. South America) with a number of the best know Vendors and Fintechs Globally.

International Banking & Finance team notably works globally; focusing on Senior (D/MD) mandates in the Middle East (Bahrain, Qatar and UAE), the Far East (Hong Kong, Indonesia and Singapore) as well as the UK within Audit, Capital Markets, Compliance, Finance, Private Banking, Risk, Strategy, Trading and Treasury skill-sets.     

“Quant” team typically focus on the large US market- focusing on <10 clients that we have (mostly) worked with since inception.  Our service offering covers retained & contingent recruiting, as well as providing clients with specific research, maps as well as defensive and recruitment-advisory services.  Naturally, fees are “high” typically ranging from £50,000 - £500,000 

Westbourne’s Technology recruitment business works on both a contract and permanent basis, with a strong bias towards the UK and European Hedge Fund Sector, focused on the “senior” end of the market and benefiting from leveraging our other specialist markets.

All of our directors are still entirely hands-on and have a passion for recruitment.  We are committed to creating – and constantly refining - a high performance environment that allows individuals to leverage our existing client base (across all sectors) and management experience in order to achieve significant billing and personal goals.  We believe in putting aside short term perspective in favour of a longer term view, which we believe will help maintain a sustainable and highly successful organisation, based on every individual’s continued achievement.


We have an incredible opportunity for several high calibre graduates to join our London office on a rotation scheme across our 5 divisions and work on live mandates in London and abroad. 

Job Summary:

You will begin your career learning about the sector through delivering on specific research projects. If successful through the initial training period, you will go on to become a consultant, working directly with clients and candidates, making placements worldwide with some of the leading names across the industry. 

Applicants must be highly organised, focused and driven with a strong ability to communicate effectively and work within a team. We are an entrepreneurial and dynamic consultancy and operate in an incredibly fast paced environment, providing the right atmosphere for the motivated individual to thrive and succeed. 

The role will include: 

  • Candidate Management including identifying, approaching, interview organisation and closing; 
  • Relationship building with clients and candidates; 
  • Conducting market research and preparing reports; 
  • Preparing company presentations; 
  • Managing specific projects and candidate pipelines; 
  • Maintaining company database; 
  • Diary and Travel Management; 
  • Additional ad hoc administrative tasks. 

Skills and experience: 

  • Minimum 2:1 degree (or equivalent) from a top University;
  • At least some experience in a sales role, ideally B2B telesales; 
  • Effective communication skills; 
  • Attention to detail; 
  • Ability to prioritise and meet deadlines; 
  • Ability to deal with individuals from different backgrounds; 
  • Excellent team player; 
  • Ability to work on own initiative as well as part of a team; 
  • Language skills desirable but not essential; 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. 

All applications must be received by 5pm Thursday 30th November.

Successful applicants will be invited in for assessment days early December and will be held at our offices in London.