Undergraduate Placement Scheme
The Reed Undergraduate Placement Scheme is being relaunched, after two successful years of running prior to the pandemic. Despite only being in its third year, the Scheme has already generated some top performers in the business.
Your 12-month journey with us…
Our Undergraduate Placement Scheme offers a supportive, progressive, and dynamic career path for talented University students looking for experience in an industry-leading company.
The start date for the Undergraduate Placement Scheme falls at the beginning of July and lasts a full 12 months. Your placement year will be recruitment-focused but loaded with various opportunities to grow and challenge yourself. .
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 one of the ‘Best Places to Work’ on Glassdoor.
- Be studying full-time at a UK-based university
- Be target-driven, resilient, ambitious and possess excellent communication skills
- Be geographically flexible as this allows us to offer you the widest range of opportunities
- Be eligible to work in the UK on a full-time basis (NB. we cannot offer Visa Sponsorship)
Tell us why you have chosen to apply for the scheme and why you would be a good fit for Reed
(minimum 150 words)
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
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
Test Out The Role
You’ll take up the role of a Resourcer at Reed calling a candidate (played by an assessor). A detailed brief will be given and you’ll need to use your skills to sell the job opportunity to the candidate.
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
At the beginning of your time on the scheme, we will ask you to set yourself some objectives to work towards during your placement year. Towards the end of the year, you will review your application with your manager. The outcome of this meeting will determine whether you gain a conditional offer to join the Reed Graduate Scheme after graduation.
As of today, 100% of our Placement students have received a conditional offer to join the Reed Graduate Scheme and 80% of our last intake rejoined Reed after graduation.
- A competitive base salary of £18,750 (£22,750 in Central London)
- Uncapped bonus structure for successfully placed candidates
- A structured induction at the Reed Business School in the Cotswolds
- Access to a senior mentor and optional graduate buddy
- Shadowing sessions with different teams to assist with your networking
- Ongoing support from the Early Talent team
- Provisional offer to join our Graduate Scheme
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.
Watch this space for dates when our Early Talent team could be visiting a university near you!
12 months of #LifeAtReed
Check out this video to see everything a placement year with Reed could offer you, direct from one of our alumni…
Senior Executive Temporaries Consultant
The Placement Scheme for me was a perfect foot in the door to what I wanted to achieve. I didn’t know exactly which way I was planning to head in my career but knew that the transferable skills gained from the placement would ensure that I would be in a great position on the graduate job market. Not only did I use knowledge and examples gained from my placement scheme to achieve a 1st class honours degree in my final year at university, I graduated with a clear career path and guaranteed role which was already halfway up the career ladder.
Graduate Scheme co-member
The Reed Undergraduate Placement Scheme has helped me develop on key soft skills such as time management, teamwork and communication which are not only valuable assets for university, but also for your professional career. Furthermore, a placement year is something that enhances your CV and gives you that competitive edge over your fellow peers. Having gone through the undergraduate scheme, I am now on the Reed Graduate Scheme which has allowed me to explore my career options, as I amexposed to different parts of the business, and helped me build a network of industry professionals.
International Franchise Systems Lead
Graduate Scheme co-member
The year-long scheme helped me to obtain skills and experiences that I never would have had the opportunity to gain elsewhere. I gained an in-depth understanding of the recruitment industry which I put to good use after finishing my degree. The Reed Undergraduate Placement Scheme was extremely useful for me as I am currently now a co-member on the Reed Graduate Scheme, and I cannot overstate its importance in shaping my career.
Senior Talent Sourcing Specialist
Graduate Scheme co-member
The Reed Undergraduate Scheme has been a fantastic opportunity for me to get such breadth of experience so early in my career. It has enabled me to develop and enhance many skills and have first-hand insight into the world of recruitment. Not only was I able to network and have exposure to different areas of the business the Undergraduate Scheme enabled me to get a place on the Graduate Scheme and have a job offer straight out of University.