Executive Search Researcher (Graduate Trainee Consultant)

Executive Search Researcher (Graduate Trainee Consultant)

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Walker Hamill GmbH - Frankfurt Team

Walker Hamill is a long-established recruitment and executive search firm, with a focus on various financial disciplines and offices in London and Frankfurt.

  • Anywhere

Walker Hamill GmbH - Frankfurt Team

Walker Hamill is a long-established recruitment and executive search firm, with a focus on various financial disciplines and offices in London and Frankfurt.


We are currently recruiting for an Executive Search Researcher (Graduate Trainee Consultant) to join our Frankfurt office.

Our Private Equity team is one of the largest and most experienced in Europe, with a track record spanning more than three decades and thousands of successfully completed searches. We are proven experts across all levels of investment team hire – Associate, Principal and Partner – and also have extensive experience of hiring into investor relations, portfolio enhancement and fund finance and accounting teams. Our client base is particularly diverse and covers all types of GP and LP. We are active across Europe, and our team has fluency in most major European languages.

We commit significant resource to extensive mapping of our target candidate pools and have developed a rigorous, search-based approach to all of our work, regardless of the level of candidate sought. Along with conventional recruitment and search work, we also assist private equity investors with bespoke remuneration surveys, advice on organisational structure and specific referencing assignments.

We are seeking a relatively recent graduate to join our newly opened Frankfurt office and train as a Consultant. You may have completed internships, or a prior role in sales, or finance. Initially joining as a Researcher, you will be taught how to find, evaluate and engage with various candidate profiles, including those from private equity, investment banking/M&A, strategy consulting and MBAs from leading business schools.


For this Executive Search Researcher (Graduate Trainee Consultant) role, you will need to be curious and interested in meeting people at all levels, with natural ‘EQ’. Other key attributes include the following:

  • well-organised with an eye for detail
  • a quick learner
  • a natural communicator
  • tenacious, optimistic and highly self-motivated
  • completely fluent in both German and English

We will build your knowledge via both internal and external training courses and soon after joining, you’ll also spend time with our team in London, getting to know our processes and systems. As your first year progresses, we’ll give you increasing exposure to our clients. Promotion to Consultant typically comes around one year after joining, and from there, you’ll continue to build your experience and career with Europe’s leading private equity search firm.


To apply for this Executive Search Researcher (Graduate Trainee Consultant), please press the apply button.

Please note that due to the expected volume of applications, we will only be able to respond to those candidates whose experience matches our requirements. We are sorry, but if you have not heard from us within the next ten days, please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Walker Hamill has been the leading recruiter in the UK and European private equity space for over 30 years. We work with a highly diversified client group, including buyout funds of all sizes, growth & venture capital investors, real estate funds, co-investment vehicles, secondaries funds and fund of funds. Headquartered in London, we have additional offices in continental Europe.

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