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….
Find a selection of our current vacancies below, or click the button to search all current vacancies.
Recruitment Consultant – Perms Desk
- Annual Salary: Competitive with uncapped bonus potential
- Location: Manchester (Hybrid working model)
- Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
We are seeking a Recruitment Consultant to join our Business Support division in Manchester. This role involves recruiting across the commercial market, primarily placing candidates into permanent and fixed-term contract positions. As part of the largest family-owned recruitment business globally, we offer a high trust, high-performance, and high-reward culture. We are looking for someone who is innovative, quick to react, and driven to succeed.
Recruitment Consultant – Temps Desk
Are you looking for a new challenge in recruitment? Do you want to work with a friendly and supportive team of consultants who share your passion for finding the best talent for their clients? If so, you might be the perfect fit for our recruitment consultant role in Southampton!
Recruitment Consultant – Perms Desk
We are globally recognized family-owned recruitment business with over 60 years of experience, and we’re seeking a talented Recruitment Consultant to join our Permanent Recruitment team. Our culture thrives on trust, performance, and innovation, and we’re committed to developing our people.
Are you looking for a rewarding career in recruitment, where you can work with a collaborative team and have opportunities to progress into a consultant role? If so, Reed in Sheffield is looking for you!
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.
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.
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
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…
- reed.co.uk – 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.
Option to carry forward annual leave days.
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.
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.
Online resources and a calendar of wellness events.
Season Ticket Loans
Help with travel costs on your commute.
Up to 4 times your salary amount.
Company electric vehicle scheme incentives.
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: Improving lives through work.
We are fair, open and honest. We take ownership. We work together.