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MENA Graduate Development Specialist at Ernst & Young – Al Kuwait – Kuwait Jobs

Job Description

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. GPS, turnover, retention and diversity targets


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 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

Job Details

Job Location
Al Kuwait, Kuwait

Company Industry

Company Type
Employer (Private Sector)

Job Role

Employment Type
Full Time Employee

Monthly Salary Range

Number of Vacancies

Preferred Candidate

Career Level
Mid Career

Years of Experience
Min: 3

Bachelor’s degree / higher diploma

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