Trainee In-house Recruiter

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1347641800-2
  • Date Posted: 5 June 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Express Solicitors
  • Location: Manchester, Lancashire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Apprentice Pay: £25,000
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Commercial & QS, Marketing, Project Management, Recruitment & Talent Acquisition, Social care
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship

Job Title: Trainee In-house Recruiter

Location: Sharston, M22 4HH

Salary: £25,000 per annum

Job type: Full time, Permanent

Established in 2000, Express Solicitors is an award-winning law firm that deals in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence claims. Based in Manchester, we serve clients nationwide. We are proud of the work we do helping injured people, and this is our core business.

Express Solicitors are currently ranked 80 out of more than 10,000 law firms in the UK and ranked in the top ten for the Best Law Firm to work for in the UK by Best Companies. We have a 5-star ranking with Trust Pilot from over 6,000 reviews, which, coming from our clients, means a lot to us.

About the Role:

We are currently looking for a Trainee In-house recruiter recruitment to work on cross sector roles. While we are of course a law firm, our recruiters look after all the recruitment needs within the firm. This can be an admin role to a c-suite position and of course everything in between, including HR, IT, Marketing and of course Lawyers. This is an exciting role that gives a great opportunity to learn and develop in a career that is exciting and rewarding. You will initially support and in time work on a variety of roles, from volume roles to high value commercial positions.

As a team of five, we are looking for our next piece of the puzzle. We need an enthusiastic graduate who enjoys a challenge and considers themselves to be a people person.

With two senior recruiters in the team with over 30 years' experience between them, we are able to offer full training and development and more importantly support as you settle into your new role.

This role will give you the chance to deal with the full recruitment cycle form attraction (drafting job specs / networking / attending fairs) to interviewing (telephone, Teams & office) to offers and on boarding.

Once fully trained you will:

  • Create and manage all job postings within a busy solicitors practice with focus on general recruitment
  • Have shared responsibility for end-to-end recruitment. Typically, we recruit 10-15 roles per month
  • Conducting interviews either by telephone, Teams or at the office
  • Ensure all interview notes are completed accurately and promptly
  • Contact all applicants, both successful and unsuccessful
  • Develop direct attraction strategies, using job boards, social media and other techniques to reduce agency dependence
  • You will receive support and assistance from the HR team on the recruitment function
  • Maintain Applicant Tracking Software
  • Manage with guidance the agency suppliers
  • Ensure excellent diversity & inclusion in everything we do
  • Other ad hoc duties as required

Person Specification:

Essential Attributes:

  • At least one years' experience working in a customer service environment
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Stakeholder management experience
  • Problem solving skills
  • Resilience and able to think and perform under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Team worker
  • Flexible approach
  • Able to act upon own initiative, but take direction from management where appropriate
  • Willingness to learn
  • Competent with all Microsoft processes

Salary & Working Hours:

Salary for this role will be £25,000.

Monday to Thursday and 8:30am - 5:30pm Friday 8.30am - 5pm with 1 hour for lunch. At times you may be required to work outside of these hours for things like events or interview.


  • 3/2 alternative working from home pattern staff after probation
  • 23 days holiday a year, rising to 26 days
  • 3 holiday buy backs per year after 1 year of service
  • Extra day's holiday for your birthday after 2 years' service
  • Private medical insurance available after 2 years' service
  • Attending fee earner meetings and training sessions (every other month)
  • Death in Service - 2 x salary
  • Active social committee with generous departmental and firm-wide social budget
  • Active training culture and various groups and events such as Diversity & Inclusion
  • Netball / Football team, 10km Manchester team and more
  • Enhanced Maternity Leave payment if you have over 1 year tenure
  • Other benefits including Employee Assistance Programme, free fruit & annual flu jab

Recruitment Process:

Our employees are our most important asset and it's our employees who have made Express Solicitors the success it is today. Our recruitment process consolidates that success.

At Express Solicitors, we rate skill and ability above all else and therefore our recruitment policy encourages applications from all.

Please send a CV and covering letter by clicking APPLY.

Candidates with experience or relevant job titles of; Recruiter, Recruitment, Recruitment Officer, Recruitment Assistant, Recruitment Coordinator, Internal Recruitment, HR, HR Assistant, Recruitment Executive, Internal Recruiter, Resourcing Administrator, Customer Service Executive may also be considered for this role.