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Graduate Scheme

Our three year Graduate Scheme has a proven track record of developing graduates into successful senior managers and leaders of our global business. The scheme offers a supportive, progressive and dynamic career path for talented graduates looking to work for an industry-leading company. We have even been recognised as a Top Graduate Employer in 2018.

With three intakes throughout the year in January, June and September, and options to move around the business across the three years, our Graduate Scheme is the only graduate scheme of its kind in the industry. Your three years will be loaded with opportunities to grow and challenge yourself because the sky really is the limit at REED.

Here’s what the REED Graduate Scheme will offer you…

Year 1:

Your first year is designed to assist you with getting to grips with how our business works. Understanding our core operations is vital to your future success. You’ve got three options to decide between:

  • Reed Specialist Recruitment: Recruitment Consultant
  • Recruitment Advertising – Sales Executive
  • Reed in Partnership: Employment Adviser/Broker

Year 2:

Loving your first year role, smashing your targets and reaping the financial rewards? Aim for promotion! Our Future Leaders programme is designed for graduates like you so that we can provide you with the support and skills you need to grow and manage your own team.

Fancy a change? We will provide you with a detailed list of rotation opportunities, including roles within our central support functions (e.g. HR, Finance, Marketing, Learning & Development) or you can even apply to work in one of our international offices.

Year 3:

You’ll be excelling in your career by now, making vital contributions to the business and perhaps even managing a team of your own. If you have progressed in to a more senior recruitment role, we will offer you unrivalled development through our Management Academy – of which 77% of Co-Members who complete the course progress into a management role.

Other fantastic opportunities exist within our support functions or internationally. By the time you exit the scheme, you will have a wide range of experience, your communication skills will soar and your ability to build effective relationships will be second to none, ensuring you are ready to secure your permanent role with the UK’s favourite recruiter.

Click below for more information, including testimonials from some of our Co-Members and some of the rewards and benefits you could receive.

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Lauren Salter, Graduate and Early Talent Manager

Lauren Salter

Graduate & Early Talent Manager

Sophie Parsons, Graduate Scheme Coordinator

Sophie Parsons

Graduate Scheme Co-ordinator

Graduate Application Process:

Part 1: Recruitment Process

Entry Requirements
  • Right to work in the UK
  • 2:1 Undergraduate degree
    (or above)
  • 300 UCAS points
    (or equivalent)
  • Geographically flexible

We pride ourselves on an efficient and thorough recruitment process.
Expect it to take approximately 5 weeks from application to being offered a place on the scheme.

Stage 1 - Application Form

We ask you for the information we require in order to ensure you receive a fair assessment. Try and make your application stand out, use the space available to describe why you'd be perfect for our Graduate Scheme.

Stage 2 - Psychometric Testing

We'll invite you to complete a verbal and deductive reasoning test. We expect you to perform to a high standard in order to progress. Ensure you attempt practice tests beforehand, as this will help! Sample tests are available here.

Stage 3 - Skype Screen

You will have a skype conversation with a member of the Graduate Scheme Management team to determine your motivation and suitability. Make sure you take time to research REED and that you are able to clearly articulate why you.

Part 2: Choose A Role

Following Stage 2 we will ask you to choose which of the following roles you would prefer to start your new career in:

Recruitment / Resourcing Consultant Continue Process
Media Sales Executive Continue Process
Employment Advisor / Broker Continue Process

Part 3: Job Specific Stages

Ensure you have chosen a job option from Part 2.

Find Your Job

Department: Chairman's Office Location: United Kingdom Role Type: Permanent Salary: £23000 - £30000

Graduate Training Scheme

We are recruiting high-calibre graduates to join our industry leading Graduate Scheme in January,June and September each year. Reed is a specialist provider of permanent,contract,temporary and outsourced recruitment solutions,IT and HR consulting. Our Graduate Scheme is an integral part of our future strategy as it consistently produces senior managers,including our Chief Operating Officer,several Managing Directors and numerous senior managers throughout our offices nationwide.


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