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Recruitment Trainee (Full Time)

Recruitment Trainee (Full Time) – Lausanne, Switzerland


SRi is the leading executive search and recruitment business dedicated to the global sports, media, and entertainment industries.

From offices in Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the USA, we work with some the world’s largest brands to assess, source and on-board leading talent. Our global headquarters are in London.

We are in the middle of an exciting period of growth and have doubled our headcount in the past year, as well as completing two recent acquisitions of complimentary companies that have strengthened the company’s offering in sporting goods & fashion, and media & entertainment.

Through a combination of an extensive international network, a global database and a strong industry reputation, we source, attract and deliver talent across a spectrum from middle management roles to Chief Executive and across a variety of functions, including Sales & Marketing, Digital, Event Management, Communications, Content Production & Distribution, Legal and Finance.

Our Lausanne office is based at the prestigious Maison du Sport, home to 16 international sport federations, as well as the International Olympic Committee, the International University Sports Federation and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The Lausanne team’s areas of work are with these federations, associated agencies, and large and growing practice with some of the largest sporting goods & lifestyle brands in the world.

The Role

This role is a rare opportunity to break into the executive search and recruitment industry. In this role, you’ll learn how we help our clients build teams full of the transformational talent that we source.

Initially, you will be supporting the Lausanne Office, tasked with supporting the delivery of search assignments across a range of disciplines and sectors within Switzerland and mainland Europe.

That means you’ll be searching high and low for fantastic talent, speaking directly to potential candidates to get an understanding of their career so far and their aspirations, organising interviews for clients and much more.

 Candidate Profile

Who are we looking for?

There is no long list of specific qualifications to be found here for a reason. We are in the recruitment business and know from experience that the best person for the job is not always the most qualified or is the person that has the most direct experience. Talent comes in many forms.

We want an ambitious person with excellent communication skills, common sense, who is full of energy and ready to roll their sleeves up.

However, we do have a few must haves:

  • Our ideal candidate will have a university degree as well as some experience within a business and client-oriented environment.
  • You are Swiss or a European citizen (ideally with a valid working permit) and live a commutable distance from the office.
  • We’re a global business, with our clients and candidates based just about everywhere. As such, we need someone who has excellent English and French skills (verbal and written). An additional language is a big plus too.

What we offer

This is a fully paid internship that is set to last 6-12 months.

We offer an attractive and dynamic international working environment with constant opportunities for development, reflecting our conviction that people are our most important asset.

If you’re amazing and we simply couldn’t live without you at the end of the internship, we reserve the right to beg you to become a full-time member of staff.

If you’d rather move on or it simply doesn’t work out, we’ll write you the best recommendation letter you’ve ever seen.

Application Process

If you’re up for a challenge, want to seize this rare opportunity, and this role fits your profile and ambitions, please apply via the apply now button.

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Tagged as: Associate, French, French-speaking, Intern, Internship, Lausanne, SRi, Switzerland, Trainee

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