• Office Location: 2nd Floor Stephenson House Cherry Orchard Road Croydon, CR0 6BA
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  • Salary: £27500 - £27500
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Role Type: Full-time
  • Job Ref: 523397

Graduate Scheme – Employment Adviser

Our three-year Graduate 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.

Are you a graduate who is looking to launch your career within one of the UK’s leading Graduate Schemes? Do you have a 2:1 or higher in your undergraduate degree? Are you a motivated and result-driven person? Are you looking for an office base in South London? Then the Reed Graduate Scheme could be the ideal programme for you!


The Reed Graduate Scheme has been running for over 25 years and has a track record of producing highly skilled, senior professionals. Examples of our current senior leadership team that started on the scheme include: Pierre Vangrevelynghe (Managing Director, Reed Learning), James Bridgland (Consulting & Solutions Director, Reed Talent Solutions), and Richard Stacey (Senior Head of HR, Reed in Partnership) to name just a few!


Locations across Outer London:

  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Croydon
  • Sutton
  • Watford


Benefits of being on the Reed Graduate Scheme:

  • £27,500 starting salary
  • Access to a senior mentor
  • Annual appraisal to increase to your basic salary
  • Professional qualification sponsorship from year two (e.g. CIPD, CIM, Prince2, Harvard HBXCore)
  • Flexible career routes and fast-track routes to management
  • 3-day induction at the Reed Business School in the Cotswolds
  • Industry-leading job training from our dedicated Learning & Development teams


Your Year as an Employment Advisor:

As an Employment Advisor within Reed in Partnership you could be working with any range of jobseekers who have (in most cases) been referred to Reed by local authorities to help get them back in to employment. These could include individuals such as ex-convicts, family unit referrals and job centre referrals, for example. You will be assigned a caseload of jobseekers and targeted on placing them into jobs with local businesses.  


To achieve your goals you’ll need to be self-motivated, target-driven, and resilient, as well as possess exceptional interpersonal and mediation skills. The role can be very demanding and emotionally challenging at times so only apply if you are up for the challenge! Those who do secure roles with us though find the role highly rewarding.


Not only would you be joining an exciting, high-performing team working on our Welfare-to-Work contracts, but you will also be inducted into the wider Reed Group as part of our three-year Graduate Scheme. This will give you opportunities to explore other business functions and management routes as you enter your second and third years with Reed.


Beyond Year One

By now you will have developed invaluable skills that can be transferred into a whole range of career avenues.


Loving the job? Stay on and work your way up to management through our Career Development Framework which rewards those who deliver on targets. You’ll also be given management training to help you make the transition into senior roles.


Want to expand your horizons? As a member of the Graduate Scheme you’ll have the option to move to another department or area of the Reed Group. Typical roles available on rotation include positions in areas such as: Marketing, Finance, IT, HR, and range of Project roles to meet the strategic business growth needs. Please be advised that most of these roles will be based in our Headquarters in London or Northampton. Alternatively you may choose to move to an operational role such as a Sales Executive at Reed.co.uk or Recruitment Consultant within Reed.


Reed’s Commitment to Society

In addition to providing invaluable services to jobseekers and clients, and helping the social mobility of the UK workforce, Reed redirects 18% of its profits into the Reed Foundation which has been allocating charitable funds for almost 30 years. These funds have helped develop Reed’s own charities such as Ethiopiaid and WomanKind. Additionally, The Big Give helps raise millions of pounds each year for charitable causes through its match-funding technology.


The scheme has three annual intakes in summer, autumn and winter with capped intake numbers for each. Apply now to start your journey with Reed!


Proud winners of:

  • #1 Recruitment Agency – Glassdoor Best Places To Work 2020
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Graduates to Work For 2021
  • The JobCrowd Top Companies for Apprentices to Work For 2021

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Feel what it’s like to truly belong…

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, proud signatories of the Business in the Community Race at Work Charter and the Armed Forces Covenant. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants and ex-services personnel, reservists and cadets, who meet the minimum criteria.