Executive Search Researcher (Graduate Trainee Consultant)

Walker Hamill - Private Equity Team


Central London
Market Leading Remuneration & Benefits Package

Walker Hamill is a proven environment in which to both build and/or strengthen your career in recruitment and search, with a focus on various financial disciplines and offices in London and Frankfurt.


Our Private Equity team is one of the largest and most experienced in Europe, with a track record spanning more than three decades and thousands of successfully completed searches. Our trainee Consultants are constantly learning, challenged and growing in knowledge and experience. Our culture is supportive, nurturing, professional and highly successful. We are active across Europe, and our team has fluency in most major European languages. 

We commit significant resource to extensive mapping of our target candidate pools and have developed a rigorous, search-based approach to all of our work, regardless of the level of candidate sought. We are seeking a relatively recent graduate to join our London based team to train as a Consultant. You may have completed office-based internships, or a prior role in sales, or finance. Initially joining as a Researcher, you will be taught how to find, evaluate and engage with various candidate profiles, including those from private equity, investment banking/M&A, strategy consulting and MBAs from leading business schools.


You will need to be curious and interested in meeting people at all levels, with natural ‘EQ’. Other key attributes include being really well organised with an eye for detail, a quick learner, a natural communicator, tenacious, optimistic and highly self-motivated. Additional Fluency in French, German, or a Nordic language is also useful.

We will build your knowledge via a mixture of formal and informal training and you’ll also be offered the opportunity to spend some time in our Frankfurt office. As your first year progresses, we’ll give you increasing exposure to our clients. Promotion to Associate Consultant typically comes around one year after joining and from there you’ll continue to build your experience and career with Europe’s leading private equity search firm.


To apply to this role, please use the Apply button, or alternatively email your CV to Lottie Warren: lwarren@walkerhamill.com quoting reference WHPEGTC.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches the requirements of our client. 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 in the UK and European private equity space for over 30 years. We work with a highly diversified client group, including buyout funds of all sizes, growth and 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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