Talent Acquisition Specialist

  • Cloud Technology Solutions
  • Manchester, UK
  • Dec 05, 2019
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Cloud Technology Solutions (CTS) is the largest dedicated Google Cloud practice in Europe and one of the world’s leading cloud transformation experts. We offer a unique full stack Google Cloud solution for businesses, encompassing cloud migration, transformative working and IT infrastructure, through to machine learning, big data and app development.

We are trusted by many well-known businesses, government and education establishments around the world. We have recently appeared in Deloitte’s UK Tech Fast 50, Sunday Times Top Track 100, and gained recognition within Deloitte Fast 500 EMEA and Northern Tech awards.

We have a brilliant team of more than 170 people in offices in Manchester, Edinburgh, Maarssen and Frankfurt, as well as across our globally remote workforce. But we’re still growing, and that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition to join our team.

Role Overview:

Our People Operations Team works closely together to create a fantastic employee experience from the moment a candidate first applies.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Talent Acquisition Specialist to work alongside our Talent Acquisition Partner to recruit talented individuals into the business. You will play a key role in supporting the rapid growth business plans across all of our locations (UK, Holland and USA). 

The role will require a good understanding of the IT industry, as well as the ability to discuss technical role requirements with candidates. Aside from day to day recruitment, you will be expected to support the planning of talent acquisition projects such as placements, graduate schemes, careers fairs and other ideas you can bring to the table - creativity and innovation is strongly encouraged! 


  • Manage the recruitment process from start to finish, including stakeholder management, candidate and agency management.

  • Work with a variety of stakeholders and using different methods to attract talented individuals into a number of varied departments.

  • Provide a great experience to candidates throughout the interview and offer process

  • Support the rapid growth plans of our business by building talent pools and pipeline of future stars by supporting on graduate, placement and internship programmes. 

  • A continuous improvement approach to talent attraction; looking for new recruitment innovations and working alongside the Talent Acquisition Partner on relevant projects.

  • Attend careers events and represent the brand as an employer of choice within the sector.

  • Build positive relationships with local universities.

Key Skills:

  • 2+ consistent years of IT recruitment experience (permanent recruitment ideally)

  • Able to prioritise workload during busier periods

  • Approachable and adaptable, with experience in stakeholder management.

  • Calm and organised, able to manage multi-faceted fast paced projects.

  • Always acts with integrity and confidentiality. 

  • Excellent communications skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Previous exposure to talent acquisition projects and attraction campaigns

  • Analytical and problem-solving in nature with the confidence to question historical processes

  • Creative “outside of the box” approach to problem solving


Central Manchester Head Office - close to Spring Gardens and walking distance to all City Centre public transport links.


  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive private healthcare plan
  • Company contributed pension
  • Located in the heart of Manchester City Centre
  • Opportunities for regular flexible working when appropriate
  • Unlimited paid holiday (no annual allowance) and your birthday off
  • Breakout areas within a modern and fun office environment
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Work within a collaborative team to accelerate your learning
  • Quarterly company meetings, and a summer ‘kick-off’ annual event
  • Regular opportunities to attain industry recognised training and certifications
  • Opportunity to develop within a fast growing tech business with ambitious year on year growth trajectory 


At CTS, we look after each other and support everyone on our team. We’re proud of our people-centred culture; our diversity brings us  innovation and our commitment to inclusion drives us forward. If you fancy joining one of our teams, get in touch today.

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate