Graduate Recruiter


Offered by:

Cognizant Technology Solutions AG

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Location: Baar ZG, Switzerland  

We have a job opening for a Graduate Recruiter in Baar ZG/Switzerland and are looking to hire a solution-oriented person with experience in Recruitment and Human Resources. Usually, we are 2 or 3 days a week onsite at our office in Baar to meet colleagues and join meetings, interviews and events. 
As Cognizant is growing, we will hirea large number of new young talents in Switzerland. In this role you will work closely with the Graduate Engagement Partner and be responsible for hands on recruitment work, campus hiring and other campus tasks.We are recruiting graduates for different Business Units in various roles (e.g. developers, business analysts, quality engineers, consultants and many more roles). Additionally, you will cover specific tasks of the Apprenticeship Program when necessary.  


Role & Responsibilities  
Young Talent Recruitment 
  • Define graduate and apprentice recruitment strategy for Switzerland 
  • Coordinate yearly demand in conjunction with internal stakeholders 
  • Collaborate closely with hiring managers from different business practices 
  • Actively source for candidates through different channels and advertising 
  • Responsible for the end-to-end recruitment (prepare job advertisements, coordinate interviews, organize assessment days, initiate background checks, conduct hirings including salary negotiations and reference checks, and ensure proper onboarding) 

 Young Talent Management and Engagement 

  • First point of contact for HR-related inquiries  
  • Partner with vocational trainers to ensure a successful execution of the apprenticeship program 
  • Coordinate the internal New Hire-Advisor and Mentoring program  
  • Organize internal events and meet-ups 
  • Collaborate closely with the Workforce team to improve the utilization of Young Talents as key talent supply source 

 Employer Branding and Events 

  • Organize and conduct various external Campus events at Swiss universities 
  • Build and maintain close relationships with event partners and Swiss universities 
  • Set up and promote new recruitment marketing channels to enhance the Cognizant brand  
  • Responsible for the procurement of give-aways 
  • Manage the Graduate budget 
  • Create marketing materials such as flyers, advertisements and presentations 

 Desired Skills and Competencies

  • 1-3 years of relevant working experience in a similar role
  • Solution oriented, flexible person with an ability to prioritize and manage deadlines as well as to work under pressure in peak seasons
  • Understanding of recruitment process (preferably in campus hiring)
  • Kledge of the Swiss education system preferred
  • Strong communication skills; fluent in German and English (verbal, written)
  • Understanding the IT and consulting business and its market is preferred
  • Ability and interest to work collaboratively in local and global teams
  • Experience in an international environment is a definite plus
  • Valid permit to work in Switzerland

 About CognizantCognizant (Nasdaq-100: CTSH) is one of the world's leading professional services companies, transforming clients' business, operating and technology models for the digital era. Our unique industry-based, consultative approach helps clients envision, build and run more innovative and efficient businesses. Headquartered in the U.S., Cognizant is ranked 194 on the Fortune 500 and is consistently listed among the most admired companies in the world. Learn how Cognizant helps clients lead with digital at or follow us @Cognizant.