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Be a Researcher

Launch a lucrative career in London with this fast-growing team and expect on-target earnings to double your salary in your first year.


Location: London

Being a Researcher



What you will be doing

As a member of our research team, you will be responsible for key resourcing activity that will directly support all candidate generation and recruitment assignments.

From the very first day, you will have access to a complete on-boarding pack and our intensive induction programme. Part of this process includes training with team members across all departments to ensure that you are appropriately integrated with the Wilkinson Partners team. Furthermore we organise a team lunch for each new recruit during their first week, which gives you the opportunity to give socialise and really start to feel like a part of the Wilkinson Partners family.

We understand that each individual learns in different ways and at different paces. At Wilkinson Partners we actively support each individual through their training by arranging regular review meetings. During your one-on-one reviews, you will be given the opportunity to raise any concerns or highlight areas in which you feel you may benefit from further training. This support will continue throughout your entire period of employment.

The role is defined by two key duties - Research and Search Execution - which will manifest themselves in a number of ways:

  • You will identify and approach candidates in order to produce shortlists for clients
  • You will conduct screening interviews with potential candidates
  • You will manage the market and company intelligence, ensuring that company intel is up to date
  • You will attend client briefing meetings and have the opportunity to expand your professional network
  • You will write candidate profiles, compile mapping documents and support consultants with other administration and due diligence.


What you will have

We are looking for ambitious graduates, who can deliver beyond our expectations and organically develop a successful career alongside the Wilkinson Partners team as it continues to grow.

Whilst the role has no specific degree requirements, there are five key traits that we will be looking for potential candidates to demonstrate in their application and interview:

  • You are outgoing, with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You are ambitious and financially motivated
  • You have acute attention to detail and organisation skills
  • You are competitive and a team player - we work towards success as a team
  • You are able to thrive in a fun, fast-paced environment with plenty of diverse personalities. 

Company benefits: Deal club; Regular company socials; Equity points scheme

Onwards to our company and culture…

We are Wilkinson Partners

We are a boutique firm specialising in Executive Search for professionals across the globe.


About Us


Our Culture - What we do

Wilkinson Partners is an Executive Search Firm specialising in the placement of Board-level, Tax, Legal and Governance professionals. From operations in London and New York, we are a small, growing boutique firm with a commitment to being the best in our field. We have high expectations of our people and in return can offer an entrepreneurial and collegiate environment.

Whether we are working with a new or existing client, we build and open and transparent relationships and draw on our many years of experience to ensure we deliver every time. We understand that each client and candidate is different, and ensure we tailor our approach to every need, which is why long-standing clients return to us time and time again.

We make sure that we give you everything in terms of building your skill-set to accelerate your career growth.


At Wilkinson Partners, we strongly believe in a meritocratic environment and recognising the hard work that staff have put in. Every Friday at 4pm we have a weekly wrap-up meeting, which gives everyone in the business the chance to shout about their achievements and good news, ending the week on a high note (along with the odd Wii Tennis competition).

I've travelled to Hong Kong, Beijing... and the US extensively with my role

Each quarter there are three awards up for grabs – the first two are based on sales performances, but the Clubman is an award available for anyone in the company and is voted for by every member of the business. We also like to mark the first placement that everyone makes at Wilkinson Partners with a bottle of champagne (or other suitable gift)!


There is a very generous incentives and benefits package at Wilkinson Partners.

We believe in using a transparent and flat hierarchical structure. Members at all levels are extremely approachable, and career plans are laid out and open for discussion; we want to see everyone reach their full potential and benefit from our market-leading commission structure.

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