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Recruitment Consultant - Graduate Trainee

Swindon, Wiltshire
Job Type
1 Sep 2022

Are you a graduate who is looking to launch your career within one of the UK s leading Graduate Schemes? Do you have a 2:1 or higher in your undergraduate degree? Are you a motivated and result-driven person? Then the Reed Graduate Scheme could be the ideal programme for you!

The Reed Graduate Scheme has been running for over 25 years and has a track record of producing highly skilled, senior professionals. Examples of our current senior leadership team that started on the scheme include: Pierre Vangrevelynghe (Managing Director, Reed Learning), James Bridgland (Consulting & Solutions Director, Reed Talent Solutions), and Richard Stacey (Associate Director of People, Reed in Partnership) to name just a few!

Benefits of being on the Reed Graduate Scheme:

  • £23,000 basic salary
  • Bonus / commission (average 1st year bonus is c. £4-6K)
  • NVQ qualification in recruitment as a Graduate Apprentice
  • Access to a senior mentor
  • Annual appraisal to increase to your basic salary
  • Professional qualification sponsorship from year two (e.g. CIPD, CIM, Prince2, Harvard HBXCore)
  • Flexible career routes and fast-track routes to management
  • 3-day induction at the Reed Business School in the Cotswolds
  • Industry-leading job training from our dedicated Learning & Development teams

Your Year as a Recruitment Consultant:

As a Recruitment Consultant you ll be responsible for delivering on commercial targets in your location and specialism. For example, you may be recruiting Finance professionals for clients / businesses in Central London for the year or could be sourcing HR professionals for businesses in Birmingham. As you progress through the application process we will assess your strengths and preferences (including locations and specialisms) to determine the best-fit team for you.

There s no 'typical day in recruitment but due to the target-driven nature of the job and the fact that we aim to develop Future Leaders for the business through the Graduate Scheme, there will be high expectations for you to succeed. To do this you ll need to be ambitious, resilient, a team-player and show real initiative in the way you optimise your workload to meet and exceed your targets.

Beyond Year One

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

Loving the job? Stay on and work your way up to management through our Career Development Framework which rewards those who deliver on targets. You ll also be given management training to help you make the transition into senior roles.

Want to expand your horizons? As a member of the Graduate Scheme you will have the option to move to another department or area of the Reed Group. Typical roles available on rotation include positions in areas such as: Marketing, Finance, IT, HR, and range of Project roles to meet the strategic business growth needs. Please be advised that most of these roles will be based in our Headquarters in London or Northampton. Alternatively you may choose to move to an operational role such as a Sales Executive at or Employment Advisor within Reed in Partnership.

Reed s Commitment to Society

In addition to providing invaluable services to jobseekers and clients, and helping the social mobility of the UK workforce, Reed redirects 18% of its profits into the Reed Foundation which has been allocating charitable funds for almost 30 years. These funds have helped develop Reed s own charities such as Ethiopiaid and WomanKind. Additionally, The Big Give helps raise millions of pounds each year for charitable causes through its match-funding technology.

The scheme has three annual intakes in winter, summer and autumn with capped intake numbers for each. Apply now to start your journey with Reed!

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  • Job Reference: 699493368-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Reed
  • Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £23,000
  • Sector: HR / Recruitment
  • Job Type: Permanent