Candidate Introduction

STEM Women works with a team of experienced Recruitment Consultants from STEM Graduates to provide a candidate attraction or recruitment agency service. We are able to focus on gender balanced candidate shortlisting so that companies are able to attract male and female applications to specific roles or graduate schemes.

Timely Candidate Attraction

We have unrivalled access to students and graduates as a result of our website, university relationships and social media communities. As a consequence we are well positioned to identify suitable candidates and to introduce them to our clients. This is particularly attractive for companies that have an immediate need for applicants or who lack the resources to conduct a year-long candidate attraction campaign.

Identifying the Strongest Candidates

Our student sourcing and graduate hire teams are in daily contact with the strongest candidates. They can pre-screen potential applicants and ensure that only the most appropriate candidates are introduced to the client. It means that our clients are able to review a manageable number of outstanding applications, rather than spend time responding to unsuitable direct applicants.

Bespoke Recruitment Briefs

This service is aimed at large companies that have an ongoing requirement for candidates. We can work with clients who wish to outsource part of their graduate recruitment process. Working alongside the hiring managers, we can draft agreed service levels and ensure that we work towards an agreed set of recruitment targets.

Standard Recruitment Agency Service

This service is aimed at small and medium sized employers who want to hire a recent graduate. We have specialist Recruitment Consultants who are able to introduce pre-screened CVs on a fee per placement basis. Click on the following link to view Key Facts relating to our Terms of Business.

How our agency service works

Assign Consultant

Assign Consultant

We normally receive a job specification via email and review the role before assigning the most appropriate Recruitment Consultant. Each consultant has a specialist subject area. At this stage we send a pdf copy of our Business Terms to the client.

Discuss Requirement

Discuss Requirement

Our consultants like to speak with the hiring manager so that they can fully understand the requirement and the type of individual who is best suited to the role. At this stage our consultants are able to share their experience of working on similar assignments. They can indicate suitable degree courses, likely salary expectations and how long it may take to produce a candidate shortlist.

Search our Candidate Database

Search our Candidate Database

We begin each assignment by searching for candidates who have registered with STEM Graduates. This gives our consultant’s a significant advantage over other recruiters as we are the only agency with access to our candidate database. It ensures that the first candidates that we identify for a role are unlikely to have been introduced by another recruiter.

Advertise Vacancy

Advertise Vacancy

We post each vacancy on our own website and on other specialist job boards to attract direct applications. We can also identify university courses that are relevant based on the job specification. Our university marketing team have relationships with departmental staff who are willing to promote vacancies to their current students or alumni.

Consultant Pre-Screening

Consultant Pre-Screening

Our consultant draws up an initial “long list” of candidates from the CVs that appear suitable. They conduct a thorough interview with each candidate and measure their technical and personal fit for the opportunity. At this point our consultant produces a “shortlist” containing the most appropriate candidates.

Present Shortlisted Candidates

Present Shortlisted Candidates

Once the pre-screening is completed we email the CVs belonging to the shortlisted candidates to the employer, commenting on each candidate's salary expectations and other relevant information. Our consultants then call the hiring manager to feedback on the search and to discuss each candidate’s suitability. At this point we are normally asked to schedule interviews.

Manage Interview Process

Manage Interview Process

We arrange interviews on behalf of our clients and remain in contact with the shortlisted candidates on a regular basis. Our consultants relay any significant information so that the hiring manager is aware of other interviews that the candidate may be attending and whether their role is the candidate’s preferred option.

Offer Stage

Offer Stage

Our consultants relay any offers to their candidates and can arrange start dates. We try to ensure that companies are aware of the likelihood that an offer will be accepted or not in advance. If required we can negotiate with candidates and employers or assist with the reference checking process.

Recruitment Fee and post-placement Care

Recruitment Fee and post-placement Care

We invoice companies for our “placement fee” on the day that the candidate starts work. Our business relies on repeat business and we provide a free replacement search on all placements. This provides piece of mind for our clients and is another reason why companies choose to work with STEM Graduates.