Executive Search Researcher (Graduate Trainee Consultant)

Walker Hamill - Private Equity & Financial Services Team

Ref: SKGR0623

Market Leading Remuneration & Benefits Package

Walker Hamill is a leading independent European executive recruitment business, specialising in accountancy and private equity investment roles in London. Our Private Equity & Financial Services Finance team is at the intersection of our core specialisms. We execute assignments in the £60,000 - £250,000 salary range on both a retained search and contingent basis.

We are currently recruiting a Graduate Trainee Consultant with an initial focus on helping newly qualified accountants transition into private equity finance teams.


We have an established, 24 month graduate programme that is designed to equip you with the foundation skills required to build a successful career within executive search and recruitment. The programme covers all aspects of candidate sourcing, client engagement and management of both retained and contingent recruitment processes. It's hands-on, thorough and proven. Throughout the programme, you will support the team through:

  • Mapping our candidate market, with an emphasis on recently qualified accountants and early career talent
  • Proactively contacting prospective candidates about opportunities within the private equity sector
  • Interviewing candidates and helping present private equity opportunities to them
  • Attending pitches and client meetings in conjuction with Consultants, Managers and the Chief Executives
  • Assisting with senior candidate identification and, once confident enough, the senior candidate interviews

You'll be exposed to all aspects of the executive search and recruitment process with the opportunity for promotion after 12 months.


We are seeking a bright, recent university graduate with a keen interest in recruitment and the private equity sector. You must have a 2.1 degree or higher from a reputable university. Moreover, you will be thorough, competitive, hard-working, attentive to detail with excellent communication skills.


To apply for this role, please press the Apply button or alternatively, email your CV to Sean Keyes: skeyes@walkerhamill.com quoting reference SKGR0623.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches our requirements. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been the leading recruiter of Finance Directors, Financial Controllers and Fund Accountants to UK and European private equity firms for over 30 years. We work with a highly diversified client group, including buyout funds of all sizes, growth & venture capital investors, real estate funds, co-investment vehicles, secondaries funds and fund of funds. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe. For more information, please see www.walkerhamill.com.

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