Eloise Bell

What’s my background?

I have nearly 15 years’ experience within in-house recruitment and development, largely within early careers. I have managed graduate recruitment teams at Northern Foods (now 2 sisters) (think Goodfellas Pizza and Fox’s Biscuits!) and Grant Thornton, and been an active member of the ISE within their regional and industry sector focus groups. I’m proud to have led initiatives that have focussed on social mobility and diversity, as well as won many awards for my organisations – my proudest achievement was winning the ISE Selection & Assessment Strategy Award for work within candidate experience at Grant Thornton.

I’ve more recently led employability within Kingston University’s Business and Law School so have sat at the other side of the Careers table! I’m really passionate about supporting employers to create new talent pipeline programmes, widening access to the professions, and working directly with students to build their confidence and skills for the workplace.

To find out more about my work history and what I currently work on, have a look at my LinkedIn profile.

What do I do at Gradconsult?

I am a Senior Consultant and am proud to utilise my many years of student talent management experience supporting our client base of employers, universities and membership bodies. When working with me you can expect honesty, reliability, and a lot of fun! I’ve been privileged to work on a really wide range of projects since joining in January 2018, including the following:

  • Managing our largest RPO client to recruit for a multi-stream graduate programme in a ‘hard-to-fill’ industry with challenging locations
  • Creating end-to-end bespoke selection processes and ‘Day in the Life of’ assessment centres for award-winning regional accountancy firms
  • Developing a bespoke suite of placement-preparation workshops for a Top 50 UK University
  • Redesign and delivery of management ‘recruitment skills training’ for one of the world’s largest insurance companies
  • Creating and delivering a 2 year, multidisciplinary, national graduate development programme for a fast growing construction & utilities company
  • Managing end-to-end recruitment campaigns for niche graduate roles in specialist SMEs 
  • Designing and delivering a range of talent management workshops for graduate recruiters, students and business leaders


Life loves

  • Bringing people together – just call me the Social Secretary!
  • Enabling my children to see the world and get excited about new adventures
  • Music – less of the indie, more of the disco!

Pet peeves

  • Tardiness – I’ll always be 30 minutes early over 5 minutes late
  • Messy spelling and/or grammar
  • People that dawdle


Get in touch

T: 0114 221 0242

M: 07449 966 531

E: eloise@gradconsult.co.uk

LinkedIn: Eloise Bell