7.2 /10 22 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)

About Reed

Sir Alec Reed opened the first REED office in Hounslow, West London on 7th May 1960. In the early 1960s, he pioneered specialist recruitment services, a move which fundamentally changed the UK recruitment market.

REED is the largest family owned recruitment business in the world and works with more than 10,000 client organisations from 425 business units globally. Our operations span the world of work and more. The business has grown organically from humble beginnings.

Our vision is to deliver the best recruitment experience anywhere, through Human Energy, Market Expertise, Great Technology and Service Excellence.

We achieve this vision by living our values every day:

  • We are fair, open and honest

  • We take ownership

  • We work together

We have a shared belief in people and purpose. We pride ourselves on developing successful talent. Our Co-Members say their friends are the people they work with which is why they love working at REED.

Our Early Talent Team specialise in running our Undergraduate Placement Scheme, Graduate Training Scheme and Internship Programme and are passionate about supporting individuals to begin their career in recruitment.

REED is also committed to supporting charitable causes, 18% of the Company is owned by The REED Foundation which means one day a week you’ll be working for charity!

In 2005, we also became the UK’s first major recruitment company to go CarbonNeutral®, and we have maintained this status ever since.

As a REED Employee you will also have access to a busy social calendar and our Rewards Scheme, including our Discount Club which provides great savings on many popular retailers.

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Reed Latest Reviews

  • Intern

    My work placement has been really good thanks to the people i have worked with. I have gained admin experience and insight on what employers will be looking for when receiving a CV. Overall, the past ...


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  • Resourcer

    It was initially quite difficult, but once you are able to get to grips with everything it becomes more enjoyable. Especially if you get on well with your team....


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  • Resourcer

    I extremely enjoyed my placement year at Reed! It was an enjoyable and extremely useful year in which I’ve learnt so much and developed both professionally and personally. The support system and opp...


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