Reed Tech Graduate Scheme

The Reed Tech Graduate Scheme is our newest programme, launching ambitious grads into the world of tech!

Your two-year journey with us…

Our two-year Graduate Scheme offers a supportive, progressive, and dynamic career path for talented graduates looking to work for an industry-leading company. The start date for the Reed Tech Graduate Scheme falls in August, and provides options to move around the various IT departments across Reed.

Before applying, take some time to explore this site to find out why our graduates’ and co-members’ feedback led us to become a ‘Top Company for Graduates to Work For’ (JobCrowd) and a ‘Best Place to Work’ on Glassdoor.

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  • 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 – as our positions are based in Holborn (Central London) and Raynes Park (South-West London) only
  • Be eligible to work in the UK on a full-time basis (NB. we cannot offer Visa Sponsorship)

Application Form

Tell us why you have chosen to apply for the scheme and why you would be a good fit for Reed (minimum 150 words)

Psychometric Testing

Complete our General Ability Assessment. This is not a measure of intelligence or IQ, however people who perform well in this assessment typically perform well in their chosen role

Telephone Interview

Discuss your motivations with our Early Talent team and hear more about the roles available and what life at Reed could look like for you

Find Your Placement

We will align your preferences with the positions available; we strive to place you into the right office with the right team that will help you to reach your maximum potential

Director Interview

A face-to-face or online discussion with one of our senior leaders. They will look for you to be enthusiastic about your potential future with Reed and have a good understanding of what’s expected from our grads

For the first year of the scheme, you will take a role in one of four key areas:


  • Product Design – Our Business Analysts are given ownership of discrete parts of the Reed system’s – covering both existing and new requirements. Their role involves designing and mapping significant components of complex, business-critical systems


  • Project Management – Our Project Consultants ensure business excellence, change management, and project success. Their role involves implementing, transitioning, and transforming a service offering to improve business performance


  • Digital Workplace – Our Engagement Consultants ensure business excellence, engagement, and change management. Their role includes supporting and guiding co-members to make the most of technology, adopting best practice and fully engaging with all applications


  • Technical Development – Our Developers work across Java and Reed’s internal database in both front-end and back-end roles. This role is restricted to those with a technical degree or with coding experience

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

Loving the job? Stay on in your current position with increased seniority and responsibility. Entering Year 2 of the scheme gives you access to fully sponsored professional qualifications that are relevant to your job such as Agile, Prince2 (Foundation and/or Practitioner level) and more!

Want to expand your horizons? As a member of the Graduate Scheme, you’ll have the option to move to another IT department. Whilst your qualifications and prior experience will, of course, influence potential managers, performance in your job at Reed will impress internal stakeholders far more. For example, we have an Engagement Consultant with an English degree and a Business Analyst with a Bachelors in Spanish with Anthropology!

  • £29,000 basic salary (London-weighting included)
  • Access to a senior mentor and optional graduate buddy
  • Ongoing support from the Early Talent team
  • Annual appraisal to increase your basic salary
  • Flexible career routes and fast-track routes to management
  • Industry-leading job training from our dedicated Learning & Development teams
  • Professional qualification sponsorship from year two (e.g. Agile, Prince2, CIM and more)

Why Join Reed?

We place a special focus on developing emerging talent and our track record of producing industry leaders for over 25 years shows that we’re good at it.

As a family business with a global reach, there are plenty of opportunities for high-potential individuals to blossom and develop.

We have successfully created a supportive environment where careers are developed and futures are forged.

Feel what it’s like to truly belong.


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To be announced soon!

Saveena Bains - Graduate Scheme Coordinator

Saveena Randhawa

Early Careers Manager – Reed Group

Tech Graduate Scheme

  • £29,000 basic salary (London-weighting included)
  • Access to a senior mentor and optional graduate buddy
  • Annual appraisal to increase to your basic salary
  • Professional qualification sponsorship after 6 months (e.g. Agile, CIM, Prince2 and more)

Apply now!

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