Talent Acquisition Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)

Talent Acquisition Specialist (Fixed Term Contract) Bristol, England

GKN Aerospace
Full Time Bristol, England 60000 - 97836 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Fantastic challenges. Amazing opportunities.

GKN Aerospace is reimagining air travel: going further, faster and greener! Fuelled by great people whose expertise and creativity sets the standards in our industry, we’re inspired by the opportunities to innovate and break boundaries. We’re proud to play a part in protecting the world’s democracies. And we’re committed to putting sustainability at the centre of everything we do, opening up and protecting our planet. With over 15,000 employees across 41 manufacturing sites in 13 countries we serve over 90% of the world’s aircraft and engine manufacturers. There are no limits to where you can take your career.

Job Summary

It’s great to know you’re making a difference to the future of aviation! As a Talent Acquisition Specialist (FTC) you’ll play your part in helping us deliver operational excellence to our customers.
Reporting into the Director of Talent Acquisition – Civil Business Line you’ll support our Global Technology Centre in Bristol and will be part of a wider global team that support our Civil Business Line. The role is hybrid, with a mix of home working, onsite working at Bristol and also visiting our Head Office in Solihull for team meetings as required.

The Talent Acquisition team are responsible for a diverse range of roles from regional roles and site engineering roles to early careers (Internships, Graduates and Apprenticeships) across both volume and specialist support. We work in partnership with Hiring Managers to outline role briefs, timelines, talent availability and carry out sourcing activity to deliver an inclusive and diverse talent pool through ownership of the end to end recruitment journey.
As a Talent Acquisition Specialist primarily you’ll ensure the very best recruitment service is delivered to candidates, stakeholders and our sites. We also have a number of interesting projects to gain experience from.

Job Responsibilities

  • Deliver the very best candidate and stakeholder experience throughout the recruitment journey as a brand advocate
  • Build strong partnerships with onsite stakeholders and HR
  • Support with implementing global recruitment process
  • Drive pace, efficiency and consistency throughout the recruitment journey to impact time to hire
  • Conduct vacancy launch calls with Hiring Managers to aid the accurate and very best attraction of talent in the market place and to advise on best attraction and selection methods
  • Create compelling job advertisements in line with brand guidelines and vacancy launch specification
  • Use attraction methodologies to conduct sourcing activities to support direct sourcing strategy
  • Screen and schedule interviews delivering an inclusive and diverse candidate pool
  • Build talent pools to support future recruitment activity
  • Use Success Factors ATS to manage the recruitment of allocated vacancy activity
  • Work with agencies when required, facilitating briefing calls and agency portal management
  • Co-ordinate the offer process for successful candidates
  • Take part in weekly update calls to ensure alignment of vacancy activity and future requirements
  • Support others with queries when required
  • Support with key projects within the Talent Acquisition space

How You'll Contribute

To help us make a difference, you’ll bring your passion and talent for what you do along with the following skills, experience, qualifications and attributes:


  • Significant experience gained from an in-house Talent Acquisition role
  • Experience of using applicant tracking systems
  • Experience of owning the recruitment journey from briefing call through to offer for an allocated business area/function
  • Experience of writing creative and compelling job advertisements inline with brand guidelines
  • Experience of direct sourcing methods and attraction methodologies to source talent
  • Experience of recruiting technical/engineering roles


  • Experience of using Success Factors to support the recruitment journey from requisition approval to offer
  • Experience of working in a complex, matrix organisation
  • Experience recruiting in Aerospace industry

What We'll Offer

Once you’re on board you’ll get the following perks and benefits:

  • Competitive salary dependant on experience
  • Opportunity to earn up to 15 %bonus
  • Hybrid working – giving you the opportunity to balance home and office working
  • Industry Leading Pension Scheme = we’ll match your contributions up to 8% on a 1 : 1.5 basis
  • Life Assurance 8 x salary
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Income protection
  • Shopping discounts
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A collaborative, dynamic working environment

As well as a competitive package we’ll offer you a world of opportunity. We want to see your career fly! We’ll support your career progression by providing you with learning and development opportunities. That’s the beauty of being part of a global business, once you’re on board you never know where you career journey may take you!

We’ll offer you fantastic challenges and amazing opportunities. This is your chance to be part of an organisation that has proven itself to be at the cutting edge of our industry; and is committed to pushing the boundaries even further. And with some of the best training on offer in the industry, who knows how far you can go?

A Great Place to work needs a Great Way of Working

Everyone is welcome to apply to GKN. We believe that we can only achieve our ambitions through a coming together of diverse minds who enjoy collaborating in an inspirational environment. Through our commitment to diversity, inclusion and belonging and by living our five powerful principles we’ve created a culture where everyone feels welcome to contribute. It’s a culture that won us ‘The Best Workplace Culture Award’ last year. By embracing and celebrating what makes us unique we encourage everyone to bring their full self to work.

We’re also committed to providing an accessible recruitment process, so if you require reasonable adjustments at any stage during our recruitment process please get in touch and let us know.

We are the place where human dreams, plus human endeavour, shape the future of aerospace innovation and technology.


Talent Acquisition Specialist (Fixed Term Contract)
GKN Aerospace

Solihull, United Kingdom
David Paja
Unknown / Non-Applicable
10000+ Employees
Company - Private
Aerospace & Defence
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