Careers at Reed

From our beginnings when Sir Alec Reed looked at a carpet shop and saw the potential for our first recruitment office, through to harnessing the early power of the internet with the UK’s first online jobs marketplace, we look ahead to what the future holds.

Reed is our network of recruitment specialists, located across the globe. We’re always looking for better ways to help people on their recruitment journey and that starts with our purpose of improving lives through work.

Let’s get started…

We’re ready for you. Click the link below to view our current opportunities. If the right role isn’t there now, please register your interest or reach out to our talent team – speaking to exceptional talent is what we do….

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Current vacancies

Find a selection of our current vacancies below, or click the button to search all current vacancies.

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Recruitment Consultant – Temps Desk

Education South West and Central
£24000 - £38000

Recruitment Consultant opportunity at Reed Education in Plymouth

Position: Recruitment Consultant – Reed Education, Plymouth
Salary: £24,000-£38,000 plus uncapped commission OTE
Hours: Monday – Friday (37.5 hours) Permanent, Full Time

We offer dynamic working where you can work flexibly between home and office


Why Recruitment?
Recruitment is a fast paced industry where you can build a career to be proud of through your own hard work and determination. With our industry leading training scheme and transparent career development framework, you will have the tools and support to progress your career and earn uncapped commission on top of your basic salary! 

Why join Reed’s Education division?

Reed Education is one of the UK’s fastest growing education recruitment agencies, providing expertise in primary, secondary, SEN and further education to schools, colleges, local authorities, and educational organisations. Reed Education was founded over 20 years ago and we have 30 offices across England and Wales. Our service is centred on an ethical approach to recruitment and a dedication to attracting and supporting the best candidates –both teaching and non-teaching professionals. 

What does the role entail?

Maintaining and developing business from existing schools and converting schools that don’t use to ‘users’. High volumes of phone based sales calls. Your desk will grow and develop from high levels of activity which is the cornerstone of this role. You will be expected to attend client meetings and convert non users to active clients and interview and grow your pool of candidates. KPI targets will be set and audit and compliance requirements must be met working in the education sector.


Recruitment Consultant – Perms Desk

Reed Accountancy
£22000 - £24000

Are you an experienced Recruitment Consultant looking for a new challenge or perhaps you are interested in working in Recruitment with a background in Sales?

Our Glasgow office is one of Reed’s top performing businesses. Reed is a fantastic company to work for and can offer exciting career progression and very competitive bonuses and rewards. We cover Interim and Permanent recruitment and are currently looking for a Consultant to join an established team. 

Senior Trainer

Learning & Development Team
£30000 - £32000

Our learning and development team are looking for a Senior Trainer to their team. 

Your role will include design and delivery of sales skills, customer service and soft skills training to enable co-members to reach their full potential, both personally and professionally.

Junior Finance Business Partner

Finance Department
£25000 - £28000

Reed are looking for a Junior Finance Business Partner to join their team based in Northampton. 

About Reed…

Reed is the largest family-owned recruitment business globally. Through over 60 years of innovation and organic growth, we now operate across seven countries, including almost every United Kingdom region, and we’re not stopping there.

Our focus is on progress (possibility, improvement and moving forward); it’s as applicable for our clients and candidates as for ourselves. We believe in a high trust, high-performance culture. We ask questions, we innovate, and we react with speed.

This is all part of our entrepreneurial culture and underlines how we approach any challenge and achieve our purpose of ‘improving lives through work’.

We are serious about what we do and about the careers of our co-members, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to have fun too.

Throughout the year, you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in company events, high achievers away days, activities from our inclusion & belonging and wellbeing calendars, as well as being able to give back to society even more through our Big Give campaigns and localised charity fundraisers. See for yourself by checking out our Rewards section and our Reed Instagram.

In 2019 we launched the Digital Workplace, which enables co-members to connect, communicate and collaborate in real-time, work on the go, and access key data and files whilst on the move. In addition, every co-member is provided with a Surface Go tablet, utilising the very best in technology from our Microsoft 365 apps.

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Are you a good interviewer?

In our latest webinar, Judi James, leading communication and body language expert, explored the importance of body language and behaviour when conducting job interviews – both remotely and face to face - offering hiring managers essential tips and advice.

If you missed it live, you can watch the full recording now:

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In the latest edition of our 'accountancy & finance c-suite spotlight’, Ben Grinsted, Senior Recruitment Manager at Reed, spoke with Michael Holton, the Chief Financial Officer at Siderise Group, who shared insight into his professional journey and offered valuable advice for those looking to make their mark in the finance industry.

Read the full interview here:

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How long do you typically spend scouring the internet for good job interview questions to ask? 

Not only is it quicker to use our new AI-powered interview question generation tool, it’s also a great way to get a custom list of questions to help you secure the best talent.

Use the tool here:

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On the back of the September @bloomberg Reed Jobs Report @james_a_reed discusses how businesses and universities are a 'match made in jobs heaven'. He believes, "It has become apparent that businesses and universities are natural allies, capable of exchanging knowledge and capital to develop ideas that genuinely change the world."

Read the full blog:

#jobs #universities #businesss #economy #students
It's little over a month on since we hosted our annual Golden Ticket event, and we are still riding high off the back of the celebrations.

🎟️🎟️🎟️ Golden Tickets 🎟️🎟️🎟️ are just a fraction of the award-winning rewards available to co-members across the business.

Find out more about our total rewards offering - from holidays, away days and even a brand-new Tesla!

Read the 📝 blog:

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All change in the job market.

Reed statistics confirm the labour market is entering a new phase, putting employers back in the driving seat. Our Chairman and CEO @james_a_reed reviews this turnaround and what it could mean for employers.

Watch the full video interview:

#work #jobs #employment #recruitment #labourmarket
After 18 months of monumental changes in right to work policy and a large amount of industry influencing, Reed Screening’s latest webinar will update you on the latest position on right to work, and the continued work being done by the government to develop the scheme.

Hear from the UK Home Office and industry experts as they talk about what employers need to know now and what future innovations are to come regarding right to work.

As always, Reed Screening events are completely free and will give you a chance to see how they are working to influence the future of hiring in the UK, and more importantly, how you can help shape future policy.

Join hundreds of employers who are already signed up and book your place now:

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Are you a good interviewer?

How to act during a job interview doesn’t just apply to the interviewee – it's also important for you as the interviewer too.

Join our free masterclass on Wednesday 27 September 2023, where leading communication and body language expert, Judi James, will explore the importance of body language and behaviours when conducting job interviews – both remote and face to face.

Sign up now:

#freewebinar #interviews #jobinterviews #recruitment #managers

At Reed we want to attract and retain the best talent in the sector, which is why we are constantly adapting, and adding to our roster of rewards and benefits for all co-members.

For Recruitment Consultants, 2021 sees the introduction of several new and exciting rewards for top performers, including exclusive events and days out, holidays, cars and more… All this in addition to our generous commission structures and salary increments from structured Career Development Frameworks.

For all co-members we offer workplace benefits that we believe to be some of the best in our sector, including: a generous holiday allowance (plus options to transfer / sell days), paid sabbaticals after 5 years’ service, Cycle to Work Scheme, health cash plan options,  moving house support, and funding for professional and personal qualifications.

For more information about what’s on offer, check our Rewards and Benefits page, or contact us for a confidential, no-strings chat.

We always hear from our co-members that the training at Reed is second-to-none

Whether you are an experienced consultant wanting to develop your management skills, or a school-leaver or graduate starting your first full-time job; Reed’s dedicated in-house Learning & Development teams are here to help you take that next step in your career.

Reed has a range of ‘Early Career’ options too! For university students who have graduated or will graduate soon, we have a 3-year Graduate Scheme, allowing ambitious grads to take on various roles across all Reed companies. In addition, we’ve recently launched a 2-year Tech Graduate Scheme, exclusively focusing on IT/Digital roles. University students looking for a year in industry have the option of undertaking a placement year with Reed also.

For current or aspiring managers, we have our sector-renowned Management Academy, typically delivered at our beautiful manor house in the Cotswolds, covering subjects from office budgeting and forecasting to conflict management.

All co-members also have the chance to apply for qualification funding, whether that be professional sponsorship or to develop a skill through our Personal Development Fund.

Find out more about our Learning and Development offering here

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We’re never afraid to ask, “What’s next?”

Inspiration comes from knowing the work you do really matters and, as trailblazers in our field, the value of what we do every day is obvious. We are a family business with a rich history and a purpose of improving lives through work, for people and organisations worldwide.

Our inclusive and collaborative approach, combined with an unwavering belief in our long-standing core values, means that we genuinely trust and work hard for each other. We have built a dynamic culture where individual achievement is celebrated and succeeding as a team is revered. A supportive environment, where careers are developed and futures are forged.

Feel what it’s like to truly belong.

Reed is not your average recruitment business. As the largest family-owned recruiter worldwide and a recognised brand name throughout the UK, our co-members come to work every day knowing they have some of the best technology, support and colleagues to help them achieve success.

Here are just some of the ways in which Reed is unique in our sector…

  • – a website and name millions of people rely on daily for their job search. Consultants at Reed have access to its vast CV database, ahead of the competition.
  • Screening & compliance – candidate screening at Reed is fast and efficient, thanks to our dedicated compliance teams based in Manchester.
  • Learning & development – our consultants receive the best training in the industry from the best in-house L&D teams.
  • Reed franchise partnerships – Reed is growing beyond our current global reach. This is being achieved through commercial partnerships from 2021.

Rewards at Reed…

Personal Development Fund

Gain sponsorship for personal development courses.


Paid sabbaticals for continuous service.

Give As You Earn

Co-members can make tax efficient donations to one or more charities of their choice.

Holiday Scheme

Option to carry forward annual leave days.

Professional Qualifications

Sponsorship for professional qualifications.

Moving Home Leave

We offer a day of paid leave to help co-members when moving home.

Refer a Friend

Get rewarded for referring friends, network or family into Reed.

Dynamic Working

Flexible ways of working for all.

Health Cash Plan

Access to cashback on everyday healthcare expenses.

Long Service Awards

Rewards and events for co-members with 10 years or more service.

Learning Made Simple

Access to our digital learning platform LMS365.

Wellbeing Resources

Online resources and a calendar of wellness events.

Season Ticket Loans

Help with travel costs on your commute.

Life Assurance

Up to 4 times your salary amount.

Electric Vehicles

Company electric vehicle scheme incentives.


Our Locations

We have over 90 Reed offices throughout most major cities and regions of the UK, plus six satellite offices across the globe. Check our Locations tab for more information.


Our Purpose

Our purpose: Improving lives through work.


Our Values

We are fair, open and honest. We take ownership. We work together.

Talent Acquisition Contact Us - Grace Doherty

Grace Doherty

Talent Acquisition Manager- Reed
01604 885 644

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