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.

Consultant Profiles

  • Michael Bate
  • Jamie Knowles
  • Emilly Terry
  • Rianna Bonds
michael-bate

Upon graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in Politics & Philosophy, I was unsure as to how best start my career. Having spent countless hours looking into a multitude of professions, I eventually came across executive search and was instantly intrigued. Offering fast-tracked yet meritocratic career growth, unrivalled financial incentives and a competitive yet enjoyable atmosphere; the profession really seemed to be the right fit.

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Upon graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in Politics & Philosophy, I was unsure as to how best start my career. Having spent countless hours looking into a multitude of professions, I eventually came across executive search and was instantly intrigued. Offering fast-tracked yet meritocratic career growth, unrivalled financial incentives and a competitive yet enjoyable atmosphere; the profession really seemed to be the right fit.

A few weeks later, I came across the Mackenzie Stuart graduate scheme online and applied instantly. Once I’d interviewed with the Directors, spoke with the managers of each sector and met nearly everyone in the office; it was clear that Mackenzie Stuart truly embodied the values that made executive search so attractive to myself.

From day one, there’s a real emphasis on entrusting consultants with complete responsibility over their own personal markets. You are doing full 360 recruitment from your own desk; working with some of the most noteworthy candidates and clients worldwide. Whilst being so hands-on from the start may seem daunting, the comprehensive training programme ensures consultants are well-prepared for any challenges they face. Your own hard work is rewarded directly and the graduate scheme’s opportunity to earn, progress and develop are truly unrivalled.

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jamie-knowles

Having finished my degree at the University of Leeds studying Geological Sciences I was able to take some time to reflect on what I wanted to achieve from my first step into the working world; an introduction to a fast paced environment that offers unparalleled personal and career development.

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Having finished my degree at the University of Leeds studying Geological Sciences I was able to take some time to reflect on what I wanted to achieve from my first step into the working world; an introduction to a fast paced environment that offers unparalleled personal and career development.

I read into executive search and Mackenzie Stuart’s graduate scheme appeared to tick all the right boxes so I made an application.

To date, I have been more than pleased with my decision, with the graduate scheme surpassing all expectations. There is a real emphasis on taking a hands on approach from day 1, including 4-6 months training and ‘on-the-job’ support and guidance from experienced peers and managers. I can’t think of any other graduate programmes that have such an immediate impact on one’s self progression and development. Particularly as a 360 recruitment company, there are multiple disciplines and skills to practice along with gaining a deep understanding of commercial and industrial markets. For myself, this is the Chemicals sector where I am confident that the relationships I have developed will be with me for the rest of my professional career.

It is also worth noting the meritocratic nature of Mackenzie Stuart where you will directly witness your hardwork and invested time paying of both financially and developmentally. I would recommend the opportunity to any driven and ambitious graduate.

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emilly-terry

After graduating from university with a degree in Philosophy I was unsure with how I wanted to start out my career. I knew I wanted something fast paced and dynamic that could offer me the opportunity to make a lot of money quickly and after looking into executive recruitment as an option I knew it was a great fit for me.

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After graduating from university with a degree in Philosophy I was unsure with how I wanted to start out my career. I knew I wanted something fast paced and dynamic that could offer me the opportunity to make a lot of money quickly and after looking into executive recruitment as an option I knew it was a great fit for me.

The competitive atmosphere &amp; close team make this a fantastic place to work and Mackenzie Stuart offers a commission scheme unlike any other executive search firm. The challenging environment means no day is the same and the unlimited options for career progression and financial reward are what make this job so exciting.

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rianna-bond

After completing my English Literature Degree at Leeds Beckett University I was unsure on how to best start my career. Throughout my studies I had worked in multiple sales roles and really thrived in a fast-paced and energetic environment. I explored Field- Based sales roles and High-street recruitment firms but they did not have the atmosphere or the progressive opportunities that I was looking for.

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After completing my English Literature Degree at Leeds Beckett University I was unsure on how to best start my career. Throughout my studies I had worked in multiple sales roles and really thrived in a fast-paced and energetic environment. I explored Field- Based sales roles and High-street recruitment firms but they did not have the atmosphere or the progressive opportunities that I was looking for. When researching the Mackenzie Stuart Graduate Scheme there was real sense of personal-development and structure to success in Executive Search, which I had been struggling to find in other Sales careers. During the interview process with the Directors, they reassured me that everyone starts in the same positon with a sector-specific market and unlimited opportunity to reach financial/ professional incentives.

I was placed in the Healthcare and Education sector, with guidance from my manager and training from the internal recruitment team after 6 months I am an expert in my field and achieving set targets each month.

Mackenzie Stuart integrates an entrepreneurial and vibrant culture where you are able to witness your hard work pay off. I would recommend this opportunity to anyone seeking a career with uncapped financial opportunity and training to develop professional skills quickly.

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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.

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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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