Graduate Scheme

An Overview

Few roles are more demanding & challenging than that of an Executive Search Consultant at Mackenzie Stuart. Each day is different, each challenge is unique & each brief is an opportunity to test your problem-solving, communication & management skills to the full.

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If you are interested in pursuing a career in recruitment with Mackenzie Stuart then please complete the form below. Alternatively, you can apply by email: graduates@mackenziestuart.com

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Consultant Profiles

  • Dan Pritchett
  • George Khutsishvili
  • Josh Bowerman
  • Hayley Miller
danpritchett

Having graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Politics, I wanted to join a company that offered more than a standard graduate scheme. Pursuing a career in sales was something that I knew I could be successful in and the Mackenzie Stuart graduate scheme provides you with the raw materials to be successful from the beginning of your career.

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Having graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in Politics, I wanted to join a company that offered more than a standard graduate scheme. Pursuing a career in sales was something that I knew I could be successful in and the Mackenzie Stuart graduate scheme provides you with the raw materials to be successful from the beginning of your career. The intensive training scheme is like no-other offered in the industry. Rather than be sat in the classroom for 12 months, Mackenzie Stuart delivers a dedicated 4-6 week training course with established senior consultants within the company. This dedicated and hands-on training approach provides you an intensive introduction into the job and allows you to learn the skills required to be a successful graduate recruitment consultant immediately. It is this approach that attracted me to Mackenzie Stuart. By being able to start “doing the job properly” in under 2 months enables you to utilise the high earning potential and meritocratic rewards that are on offer at Mackenzie Stuart. We are renowned for having one of the most competitive and rewarding commission structures on the market which enables first year graduates to earn up to six-figure salaries in their first year.

I have now been at Mackenzie Stuart for 16 months and have established myself as a key member of the Oil & Gas division. I have made several senior placements with globally renowned Oil & Gas companies. It is the excitement of dealing with executive level professionals and developing long term relationship within a face-paced and exciting marketplace such as Oil & Gas industry that presents the daily challenge that keeps me motivated. The exciting graduate scheme coupled with the incentives and rewards that are on offer at Mackenzie Stuart that sets it apart not just from Executive Search & Selection firms, but from other graduate schemes in general. There is always something to strive for at Mackenzie Stuart.

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After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in Law I was looking for a challenging career opportunity. I knew I wanted to be located within the city centre so I embarked on my search for careers that would provide me with the challenging and rewarding environment I required.

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After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in Law I was looking for a challenging career opportunity. I knew I wanted to be located within the city centre so I embarked on my search for careers that would provide me with the challenging and rewarding environment I required. Mackenzie Stuart was referred to me by a close friend of mine and as soon as I heard about the company and what it had to offer I knew this was the company for me.

Mackenzie Stuart has provided me with a professional, fast paced career. It’s structure allows you to reach your full potential and as you keep growing and developing so do your responsibilities, targets and most importantly the rewards.

After working within the oil and gas industry for over a year I have recently taken on a new challenge, the chemical sector. This is an expanding and broad sector which is full of opportunities and again I am increasing my knowledge and developing my skills further.

I would highly recommend the Mackenzie Stuart graduate scheme to anyone looking for a career in recruitment. If you are hardworking and determined this job is definitely for you because the rewards are substantial.

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After completing my BA in Law & Politics at Queen Mary: University of London – I knew I wanted a career working in a City environment – focusing on fast paced and results driven business. Mackenzie Stuart has offered me exactly what I was looking on that front, whilst also providing substantial reward.

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After completing my BA in Law & Politics at Queen Mary: University of London – I knew I wanted a career working in a City environment – focusing on fast paced and results driven business. Mackenzie Stuart has offered me exactly what I was looking on that front, whilst also providing substantial reward.

The company provides a truly meritocratic model where you are limited only by your own ability, work ethic and ultimately, success. You are set realistic targets and rewarded substantially for exceeding them. Taking part in the intensive training scheme in Leeds allowed me to hit the ground running when we opened our new branch at 1 Cornhill in London. Following a successful 12 months I am now one of 3 Managing Consultants operating out of our London office – leading a devoted team across the Freight Forwarding & Logistics sector.

Managing the recruitment practice on both the client and the candidate side is an ever changing experience, having successfully guided processes in diverse locations such as Indonesia, Mexico, the USA and Kenya – to name a few – has proved to be an invaluable learning process both from a business stand point, and also culturally. This all takes place in a young, enthusiastic & driven company and therefore provides me with exactly the environment I was looking for.

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During my final year of study at the University of Leeds, I began to search for a graduate scheme that offered a fast paced environment with strong progression opportunities. After my first interview with Mackenzie Stuart, it quickly became apparent that their graduate scheme was a fantastic fit and after completing my BA in Politics, I began working just a few weeks later.

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During my final year of study at the University of Leeds, I began to search for a graduate scheme that offered a fast paced environment with strong progression opportunities. After my first interview with Mackenzie Stuart, it quickly became apparent that their graduate scheme was a fantastic fit and after completing my BA in Politics, I began working just a few weeks later.

I began working within the Health and Social division and following the structured training program, I was able to develop a new market and begin working with both candidates and clients very quickly. Each consultant specialises in one particular industry; allowing them to become the specialist in their given sector, both in the UK and abroad. I specialise in executive placements within the growing private and third-sector Healthcare market. In my first year I was given the opportunity to lead several meetings with numerous C-level clients from some of the UKs leading businesses. These were fantastic learning experiences which allowed me not only to develop my own skillset, but also to build long term working relations with global businesses.

Mackenzie Stuart offers fantastic incentives for hard work which makes it a competitive but rewarding business. In my first year I learned a huge amount and built my own network of clients who I now work with on a regular basis. Mackenzie Stuart has most definitely lived up to my expectations and I would strongly recommend this graduate scheme to any hard working and tenacious individuals looking for progression and massive earning potential.

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  • The Role

    This is a sales role that will involve a large amount of business development & telephone work, speaking directly with clients across the world, working on assignments & headhunting candidates.

    You will manage your own workload whilst being overseen by a sector experienced manager. This is a targeted environment that places performance & client satisfaction at the top of the list, so you will need exceptional communication skills, confidence to put yourself out of your comfort zone, a fine eye for detail & competitive drive to push you to succeed against your peers.

    In this demanding & dynamic environment, we reward drive & initiative, & encourage you to take responsibility for your own success. This more personal approach to recruitment means a real sense of involvement in each project & a real sense of achievement when you secure the right placement.

  • Our Culture

    Mackenzie Stuart is a successful, vibrant & ambitious place to work & an organisation that is proud of its people-first culture.

    As such, we take care to create a work environment that respects the value of individual experience & urges consultants to follow their intuition & develop their own approach & style. This focus on personal responsibility & ‘collective strength’ allows us to deliver our clients a truly unique service.

    To ensure the highest possible standards at every level, we additionally provide our consultants with an extensive programme of training. This encourages individuals to act openly & honestly & always act with our clients’ best interests in mind. We also welcome regular feedback & continually change & evolve the way we work to reflect our clients’ changing needs.