Reed Specialist Recruitment has been ranked 35th in the Apprenticeship Top 100 Employers 2020 list.

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This marks the second time this year that Reed have made a Top 100 Employer list based on the experiences of our apprentices, having placed 24th already in The Job Crowd Top Companies for Apprentices to Work For 2020/21 list.

A New Celebration for 2020

This year is the first time the list has been compiled by the National Apprenticeship Service, in partnership with High Fliers Research. According to the awards website The Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers “celebrates the country’s outstanding apprenticeship employers and will help potential apprentices, parents and careers advisers to easily identify apprenticeship opportunities with high performing employers.”

The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education - top apprenticeship employer blog

“This new league table is a chance to showcase how apprenticeships have transformed businesses and changed lives. There are hundreds of employers of all sizes up and down the country who provide people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to learn new skills and have successful careers.”

The Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education,

To see the full list of the Apprenticeship Top 100 Employers click the button (PDF Document). 

The Reed Apprenticeship Experience

Laura Poleykett was made redundant after 7 years of service at Thomas Cook in September 2019, as the business went in to liquidation.

Laura then registered her details with her local Reed office to help her find new employment, only then to be offered a role at Reed itself…

“After various conversations with Reed about what type of role would suit me best and what sort of company I would like to work at, my recruitment consultant suggested the option of joining the Reed Apprenticeship Scheme. Immediately I knew it was something I wanted to try my hand at.”


Laura Poleykett, Permanents Consultant, Reed Harlow

Laura Poleykett - top apprenticeship employer blog

Christine Holland, Head of Apprenticeships states:

“We’re extremely proud of our apprenticeship programme and the industry-leading training we offer our employees… For people such as Laura, it provides an alternative route into a new career path, and at the same time, a chance to gain valuable experience. Supporting the development of our workforce is key to the future success of the business and it’s always rewarding to hear how they have benefitted employees like Laura.”

Learn More About Apprenticeships at Reed

Visit our Apprenticeships page for more information about what we offer within both Reed and, or read more about our successes on some of our blogs.