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MENA Graduate Development Consultant - open to Nationals in either UAE or Riyadh

Location:  AlKhobar
Other locations:  Anywhere in Region
Salary: Competitive
Date:  31 Mar 2024

Job description

Requisition ID:  1450905

If you are eager to demonstrate your skills in talent development, desire to work in a leader company in some filed, and above all, long for a multicultural, energetic and inclusive working environment then this would be an exciting role for you.


The opportunity


We call our human resources group the Talent Team, and this reflects how important our people are to the success of the EY organization. Working with the Talent Team, you’ll help develop and execute our graduate development strategy, which provides the programs, measures and tools that help our employees achieve their goals


Responsible for developing a consistent Graduate Development strategy for the region in line with global talent guidelines. Responsible for ensuring effective implementation of the Graduate Development strategy with the inclusion of any country / business/SL specific requirements. Responsible for consistent implementation of the Graduate Development strategy across the region. Conducts stakeholder management, builds and maintains relationships with region and / or country leadership, talent teams and other EY networks.


Your key responsibilities


As a Graduate Development Consultant, you will be responsible for developing a consistent graduate development strategy for the region in line with the global talent guideline. Working closely with the business, campus recruiting, Talent Consultants/ HR enablement, Talent Development and shared services in ensuring consistent deployment of the Graduate Development strategy. Other key responsibilities include:


  • Engage with the business leadership to obtain buy-in for the Graduate Development strategy and plan, with the aim of improving engagement and retention of graduates
  • Ensure effective implementation of the strategy with the inclusion of any specific country or service line requirements
  • Track effectiveness of the induction and on-boarding program; obtain business feedback and coordinate with HR Enablement for process improvements at the region level
  • Manage all SL qualification policies and progress against qualification for all Graduates until promotion to Senior
  • Work to increase the number of graduates who quickly advance in achieving their qualification and achieving
  • Understand reasons for leaving and address these where applicable
  • Ensure all graduates are getting the necessary soft skills and technical training across the region and all SLs
  • Engage with the business to ensure they have a transition plan in place and understand their responsibilities in supporting new hires to integrate into the EY environment
  • Work towards achieving various targets e.g. turnover and retention


Skills and attributes for success


  • Building and maintaining influential relationships with business leaders and managers, working closely with them to co-develop solutions to meet their business needs
  • Clear, comprehensive understanding of the link between the talent team strategy and business strategy
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively with multiple stakeholders across the organisation at all levels


To qualify for the role you must have


  • 3-5 years’ experience working in a similar role of working within HR in professional services or corporate environment
  • A bachelor’s degree in human resources or a related discipline
  • Previous experience working in international and diverse environments


Ideally, you’ll also have


  • Time and project management skills – able to plan and manage time effectively and flex up and down to deal with key priorities
  • CIPD qualification, or will look to be qualified within a year of joining


What we look for


We’re interested in professionals with a deep understanding of people development. You’ll need to be comfortable handling several responsibilities at once, often with shifting priorities. It’s a highly collaborative environment, where you’ll be building and maintaining relationships with colleagues and clients at all levels.


What we offer


We offer a competitive compensation package where you’ll be rewarded based on performance and recognized for the value you bring to our business. Plus, we offer:


  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.


If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.


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