job seeker advice
First Hand Recruitment are regularly asked by our clients to find outstanding graduate talent within the STEM field to allow them to add high calibre and talented individuals to their organisation who can grow and develop to become the engineers and scientists of the future.
We were approached by a leading Defence Marine Systems company to run a graduate recruitment campaign for STEM Graduates, in the fields of:
Sonar and Submarine Signature Development
MoD Research and Development
They were previously using a large bank of different recruitment agencies, but wanted a single source to complete their graduate recruitment campaign to reduce time to hire, duplication of candidates and to give each individual a far better recruitment experience.
The STEM field can be very competitive, with some larger organisations having multiple teams of recruiters to deliver their graduate campaigns. We worked with this company to deliver a personalised graduate project where high levels of satisfaction where received by both job seekers and the client.
Met with Head of Engineering and HR to fully understand the brief and requirements
An efficient hiring strategy was agreed to ensure correct criteria of results along with any relevant professional experience plus personality fit
We prepared a summary background of our client for initial graduate approach, created a graduate pack including:
Interview guide, with key tips and helpful info
Prior graduate feedback and a 'Day in the Life'
A 'Welcome to the Area' guide to help graduates who were relocating to the area
Key word search parameter including universities and grades to identify potential graduates.
Long-listed and reviewed 600 CVs for available roles prior to client submission
Provided 53 selected CVs for 10 vacancies
Client invited 32 candidates for interview
27 candidates accepted and intended group assessment and interview day
14 selected for final stage interview process
9 job offers and 7 accepted
Recruited the remaining 2 vacancies at a later stage of a secondary process
Our commitment to our clients and the investment of our time to deliver a first class graduate candidates experience is only rewarded through fees earned at job offer stage. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience within this sector and believe we can help deliver you the very best candidates in the graduate market place.
If you’re looking to recruit candidates with STEM skills in engineering, technical, management, scientific or STEM graduates then First Hand Recruitment is ideally placed to help you find the elusive high calibre talent your business needs. Get in touch with is today.