• Office Location: England
  • Office Name: Graduate Training Scheme
  • Sector: Graduate Scheme
  • Salary: £23000 - £30000
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 436518

Graduate Training Scheme

At Reed, our purpose is improving lives through work. We believe in building businesses for the benefit of society and we’re proud to make a positive different to people’s lives.

The Reed Graduate Training Scheme (GTS) has a record of developing highly successful managers and helps you become a well-rounded future leader. In addition, you can complete a professional qualification of your choice, receive mentoring from a senior manager/director and annual pay rises!


Development Routes for Everyone!

Everyone on the scheme will choose an operational role for their first year in one of our three main companies. 

  • Recruitment Consultant in Reed: Nationwide locations & On-Target-Earnings (OTE) of around £3-5K in year one
  • Employment Adviser supporting unemployed individuals to get into work (Reed in Partnership): Nationwide locations (NB no commission/bonuses for this role)
  • Sales Executive for the UK’s number one online job board (Reed.co.uk): Central London and expected first year bonus income of around £6-10K


Progression Routes: Stick or Switch

Enjoy your role, money-driven and keen to move into management?

Perform well and you will have opportunities to progress rapidly. You will also have access to industry-recognised training such as our Future Leaders Programme or Management Academy.


Want to experience different departments within the business?

If after your first year, recruitment isn’t the right path for you, we’ll help find the right role. Rotation opportunities are available across a range of areas including IT, HR, Marketing and Finance.


Whilst your qualifications and prior experience will of course influence potential managers, performance in your roles at Reed and your ability to impress internal stakeholders hold more power. For example we have an HR Assistant with a Criminology degree and a Finance Executive with a Bachelors in Ancient History!


Remuneration & Other Key Benefits

  • £23,000 (£27,000 in Central London)
  • A basic salary increase each year on the scheme resulting in an average base salary of £30,000 after 3 years
  • Sponsorship to complete a Professional Qualification of your choice
  • A senior manager/director from the business as your personal mentor to help guide and develop your progress.
  • Bonus/Commission structures that reward you for your hard work (operational roles in Reed & Reed.co.uk only)
  • Unparalleled training when you start

All new starters begin the scheme with a three-day induction at our dedicated training facility (the Reed Business School) in the Cotswolds where you will meet graduates, successful alumni, and a range of directors including our company Chairman, James Reed. 


What We Want From You:

  • 2.1 Bachelors degree or above (any subject)
  • Be commercially-minded and show an understanding of the recruitment industry/market
  • Show a desire for continual self-improvement
  • Be target-driven, resilient, and possess exceptional communication skills
  • Geographical flexibility – location preferences will always be accounted for when arranging placements, but most rotation opportunities will be based in London or Northampton where our Head Offices are located


*Please note: this scheme is only open to external applicants*

Join REED – Improving Lives Through Work

Proud winners of:

  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2019 & 2020
  • Glassdoor Top CEOs 2019
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies For Graduates To Work For 2018/19

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All job offers are subject to satisfactory references and compliance with vetting requirements applicable to the job role. REED is an equal opportunities employer.  We aim to ensure that no candidate or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity.  We are a MINDFUL EMPLOYER and offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.

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