Undergraduate Placement Scheme

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.

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  • 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)

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

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.


Search our FAQ page to find key information on our application process and how to get in touch. Find out more!

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Saveena Randhawa

Early Careers Manager – Reed Group

Undergraduate Placement Scheme

  • £20,000 (£24,000 in Central London)
  • 12-month placement (July—July)
  • Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
  • UK-wide office locations

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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…

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