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About Hays

Hays is globally the most successful specialist recruiter, placing more than one candidate into a new job every minute of every business day. We've been voted the best recruiter to work for in the U.K. by Glassdoor, Rate My Placement & JobCrowd. We are the most followed recruiter globally on LinkedIn and are also 1 of 20 companies awarded an NES award for our diversity and inclusivity.

We are FTSE250 company with operating in 33 unique countries and with 100+ offices and 2,000+ recruiting experts in the UK alone. We recruit in over 22 specialisms meaning you have the opportunity to apply your degree to excel in your career and power the world of work. Recruitment is fast-paced and dynamic, every day you'll be making a lasting impact. As a placement student you'll source candidates, win clients and match the right candidate to the right job to make fees.

You will be placed onto a desk recruiting into a specialism that interests you, that can be anything from recruiting accountants to recruiting interior designers!

Our consultants have access to the biggest and best candidate database, which is powered by Google and LinkedIn integrated, which means, if you are successful and become part of our team, you have access to the widest pool of people and the most current data available which will help you quickly find the right person to fill the job and ahead of your competition. In addition, we’re the number one recruitment advertiser in the UK, both in print media and online, and have the number one most visited recruitment agency website in the country, that receives the most applications.

We have unlimited access to external advertising and the ability to instantly and easily send targeted and high quality email and SMS communications to customers to generate information and achieve results.

Our consultants benefit from Hays’ unique relationship with LinkedIn – we’re the number one most followed recruitment company globally and we’ve been recognised as the most socially engaged recruiter.

You will be put through our world class learning and development programme and have the opportunity to learn and be mentored from experienced consultants who have a wealth of experience across all sectors. We operate a meritocratic culture where you are rewarded and recognised based on your results and high performing individuals can be fast-tracked into management roles after graduation.

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Hays Latest Reviews

  • Recrutiment Consultant

    The skills i gained from my placement year have been of great help so far with regards to my academic studies. I have been able to transfer the experience of my placement into examples for my courseworks. Furthermore, my highly developed communication and time management skills have been invaluable for my year so far...


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  • Recruitment Consultant

    This year started off as a great challenge for me, I did not think I would have enjoyed it as much as I did. As soon as I was able to get my head around the process of recruitment and the technicaliti...


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  • Recruitment Consultant

    I enjoyed my work placement as it gave me the opportunity to develop my soft skills, whilst also gaining valuable experience with the training given being second to none. Interacting with different st...


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