7.4 /10 27 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

  • Administrative Intern

    I enjoyed my internship immensely. I was given an insight into the life cycle of recruitment. This was extremely valuable to me as it enabled me to see what a day to day would be like in the recruitm...


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  • Screening Executive

    I enjoyed getting to understand what an office environment is like, as well as getting to know my colleagues. The actual work itself was fairly interesting at first but it began to get a bit boring qu...


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  • Screening Executive

    I enjoyed it very much, working with my team and my clients is the best part of my job. I also enjoyed helping candidates out and getting them into employment....


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