Undergraduate Placement

Designed for students still currently studying towards their degree, our placement scheme offers unrivaled experience with the world’s largest family-run recruitment company.

As a placement student, you’ll spend 12 months gaining industry knowledge and developing your skills to help you succeed in your final year of studies and beyond.

It’s not just about the day-to-day job, there are plenty of events to get involved in too, including networking days and shadowing days with other parts of the business so you can explore any other avenues you see your career heading towards.

Whether you take our recruitment or technical pathway, you’ll be given real responsibility from day one.

What’s more – there’s also opportunity to secure an offer for our Graduate Training Scheme. This mean you can go into your final year of studies knowing that you’ve got the start of your graduate career covered.

Leah Greaves

Early Talent Manager

early.talent@reedglobal.com

Recruitment Pathway

Recruitment Placement Year

  • £18,000 (up to £22,000 in London)
  • 12 month placement (July—July)
  • Full Time (40 hours per week)
  • UK-wide office locations

Apply now

Online Application Form

You will be asked for your contact details, education history and eligibility to work. Along with this, we want to know why you want to work for REED. You can find out more about why REED is a great place to work here.

Situational Judgement Test

This test will give you a realistic previous of a typical consultant within REED. You’ll need to decide on the most desirable response to the situation you are faced with. Sample tests are available here.

Telephone Interview

A member of the Early Talent Team will speak to you to find out more about your motivations and suitability to REED. Come prepared – you’ll be expected to showcase your knowledge of the recruitment industry and REED. This is your chance to put forward your skills and experience to prove you’re the best person for the role.

Telephone Roleplay

You’ll take up the role of a Resourcer at REED calling a candidate (played by an assessor). You’ll be given a detailed brief and need to use your skills to sell the job opportunity to the candidate.

Interview

Depending on your location and availability you will be required to attend at least one interview with a Business Manager and/or Area Manager to determine your suitability for their office. If successful, an offer will be made to you with an agreed start date in July.

Our recruitment pathway will put you at the heart of the agency. You’ll be working with our candidates to ensure that they find opportunities which make them Love Mondays again.

This will involve using new technologies (candidate databases, social media etc.) with a few more traditional methods (telephone, events, face to face meetings) to ensure you and your team meet demanding commercial targets to help the business grow.

You may be eligible for a performance related bonus in the role, so the more candidates you help, the more money you could make!

Roles are office based across the UK with occasional travel to client meetings or our award winning training programmes.

Technology Pathway

Technology Placement Year

  • £22,000
  • 12 month placement (July—July)
  • Full Time (40 hours per week)
  • London (reed.co.uk HQ – Holborn)

Apply now

Online Application Form

You will be asked for your contact details, education history and eligibility to work. Along with this, we want to know why you want to work for REED. You can find out more about why REED is a great place to work here.

Online Testing

Dependent on the role you’ve applied for, you will need to complete a coding exercise or video interview assessment which will focus on the skills required for the job.

Telephone Interview

A member of the Early Talent Team will speak to you to find out more about your motivations and suitability to REED. Come prepared – you’ll be expected to showcase your knowledge of the recruitment industry and REED. This is your chance to put forward your skills and experience to prove you’re the best person for the role.

Interview

Final stage is to attend a face to face interview with your potential line manager. They’ll assess your skills through a variety of assessments and an interview to determine your suitability for their team.

Our technology pathway was set up to give students the opportunity to ensure our systems and software provide the best possible user experience to our customers, clients and Co-Members.

Reed.co.uk receives over 160,000 applications every day so it’s important that our technology is kept up to date and improving to keep our top spot as number one job site in the UK.

We have roles varying within coding, testing and project management, there’s plenty of opportunity to find a placement which fits with your interests.

Our technical roles are based in Central London in our reed.co.uk offices.

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