Talent Acquisition Specialist (275)

Job Description

Ubisoft is 10,000 creative minds spanning 6 continents. With around 85% of its staff devoted to game development, Ubisoft has the 2nd largest in-house creative team in the world.

The company’s 27 different creative studios work hand-in-hand each day to deliver rich and innovative gaming experiences that reflect the creativity and diversity of their teams. This cross-studio collaboration model means every team member has the opportunity to participate in challenging projects based on brands including Assassin's Creed®, For Honor® Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon®, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell®, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Tom Clancy's The Division, Rabbids®, Rayman®, Watch Dogs®, Far Cry®, The Crew®, Just Dance® and more.

Job Purpose

As a Talent Acquisition Specialist at Ubisoft based in Newcastle upon Tyne, you will be responsible for delivering end-to-end recruitment for a variety of disciplines across video game production. Working as part of the UK AAA recruitment team, you play a key role by building a strong pipeline of game development talent, and partner with hiring managers to create a memorable recruitment experience for every candidate.


  • Manage full cycle recruitment functions from job advertisement, sourcing, screening, offer negotiation, to hiring of successful candidates;
  • Constantly source and build relationships with potential candidates to maintain a strong pipeline for future vacancies;
  • Collaborate with Talent Acquisition Manager & the wider HR team to build recruitment infrastructure and strategy in order to recruit high quality candidates;
  • Setup and deliver graduate recruitment campaigns to benefit succession planning across both Ubisoft Leamington and Ubisoft Reflections;
  • Develop an awareness of local competitors, industry trend and innovations;
  • Identify requirements of ideal profiles from hiring managers;
  • Support and advise hiring managers in the recruitment and selection process;
  • Use innovative tools and methods available to find the best candidates;
  • Promote employee referrals internally using different media to network and build a pipeline of talent;
  • Provide timely follow-up’s with candidates to ensure a positive candidate experience;
  • Represent Ubisoft at industry events, using the opportunity to network and interact with potential candidates;
  • Maintain a presence on social media for recruiting communication;
  • Build trusted relationships with hiring managers and peers across other Ubisoft locations worldwide;
  • Maintain recruitment trackers & provide recruitment reports covering key metrics;
  • Carry out all other related tasks and be able to do occasional travel to other Ubisoft locations.


Skills & Knowledge

  • Focused on top quality service and strategy in a high-performance organisation;
  • Able to work at the speed of the business and meet tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to be resourceful in finding both active and passive job seekers;
  • Excellent communication skills and proven experience in building relationships with candidates and hiring managers;
  • Attention to detail and process oriented;
  • Results driven and strong team player;
  • Organised with a strong capacity to recognise priorities;
  • Takes initiative, follow through and capacity to make important decisions;
  • Strong Microsoft proficiency including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
  • Has an interest in gaming and the industry in general;

Relevant Experience

  • Minimum 3 years of recruitment experience, preferably in gaming or creative/entertainment industry, or other related experience;
  • Proven experience of in-house recruitment is preferred;
  • Skilled in direct sourcing techniques and other innovative ways of sourcing talent;
  • Proven track record in recruiting in fast-paced environments.

Additional Information

Salary: Competitive + Relocation
Location: Newcaslte upon Tyne, UK

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