Early Careers Manager, Corporate

London, United Kingdom
26 Jul 2022
24 Aug 2022
Human Resources

At Burberry, we believe creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is to unlock the power of imagination to push boundaries and open new possibilities for our people, our customers and our communities. This is the core belief that has guided Burberry since it was founded in 1856 and is central to how we operate as a company today.

We aim to provide an environment for creative minds from different backgrounds to thrive, bringing a wide range of skills and experiences to everything we do. As a purposeful, values-driven brand, we are committed to being a force for good in the world as well, creating the next generation of sustainable luxury for customers, driving industry change and championing our communities.


To drive and deliver the Corporate Early Careers programme for Burberry, globally. As we look at evolving our access to talent, we are embarking on building an industry-leading early careers programme that touches all corporate functions, including HR, Finance, IT, Digital, Supply Chain, Shared Service and Commercial. Working closely with our external provider and internal stakeholders, you will own the end-to-end process from initial build to hire of the first cohort, evolving and developing the programme over time.


  • Develop and deliver an industry-leading corporate early careers Programme.
  • Manage the end-to-end early careers process from attraction, engagement, sourcing and assessment centres through to offer stage.
  • Work in collaboration with business stakeholders across the Corporate Functions to establish the early career hiring strategy and delivery.
  • Partner with universities to build relationships to identify top talent, organising and presenting at campus and industry events.
  • Work closely with our chosen partner to deliver a strong early careers programme.
  • Be the expert in early careers, championing new initiatives and suppliers to ensure a best-in-class recruitment approach.
  • Champion diversity and inclusion as a core value of the business influencing and educating hiring managers with best practice and strategy.
  • Partner with internal and external communications, developing our content calendar and ensure strategic alignment on our messaging so we're always strategic in our planning and thought process.
  • Own and manage the cohort during their time with Burberry, building and delivering a compelling and interesting calendar of events, that is both insightful and relevant.
  • Manage regular check-ins with interns and line managers to ensure a successful 'year in industry'.
  • Build and implement the onboarding process.


  • Experience in early talent acquisition, specifically developing Early Careers programmes from scratch.
  • Understanding of the end-to-end early careers process - attraction, recruitment and development.
  • Passionate about developing people early in their careers to achieve their potential- especially coaching and mentoring people in their first roles.
  • Excellent communication skills: ability to build genuine relationships at all levels, to actively listen, question and influence people in a constructive way.
  • Organisational skills: ability to plan, co-ordinate and react quickly to changes, to prioritise and manage your own workload. Experience in managing large projects is useful.
  • A drive to constantly improve.
  • Attention to detail: ability to analyse data and draw conclusions.
  • Integrity and professionalism: to act as an ambassador for Early Careers both internally and externally.
  • Confidence and autonomy: in a small team you need to be comfortable speaking your mind, taking ownership of your objectives and helping others around you when necessary.
  • A passion for people.


Burberry is an Equal Opportunities Employer and as such, treats all applications equally and recruits purely on the basis of skills and experience.

Posting Notes: United Kingdom || Not Applicable || London || HR || CORPORATE - HR RESOURCING || n/a ||

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