Information Technology undergraduate placements with the UK industry-leaders in recruitment.
Please note that applications for all our undergraduate placement schemes are only open for a set window each year (typically Sep-Dec for schemes starting the following July).
To keep informed of when applications are open, make sure to join our mailing list and select placement year under ‘area of interest’.
IT / Technology Undergraduate Placement
Our one-year industrial placement for undergraduates in Information Technology (IT) at REED will see you working in one of our Engineering or Delivery teams in London; either at our reed.co.uk head office in Covent Garden or REED’s IT central support hub in Raynes Park (Wimbledon).
If you are a UK undergraduate studying Computer Science, IT, Software Engineering or similar, then we want to hear from you.
What does an IT Placement at REED involve?
The primary purpose of these roles is to ensure that our systems and software provide the best possible user experience to our customers, clients and Co-Members.
In addition to gaining unrivaled technology experience in a family-owned British business with a history of innovation and philanthropy, you will have opportunities to network with Co-Members across the REED group to help you decide if you wish to take advantage of the Graduate Training Scheme fast-track option available to you when you finish your studies.
Duration: 12 months (July – July) Salary: £22,000 (all London locations)
Other benefits include a busy social calendar, discount club, and much more (see full rewards here).
At REED you will be a part of a team of awesome and trustworthy people who work together to build fantastic user experiences for our customers. We’re passionate about helping people begin their careers so come join us and start at REED.
Undergraduate Placement (Technology)
Our IT Placement Year has been created to provide ambitious, tech-savvy students with invaluable work-based learning experiences, whilst using your drive, skills and ideas to help ensure REED remains a top player in the worlds or recruitment and technology.
What does the role involve?
Depending on your own IT discipline and where our vacancies are at the time of your application, your placement could involve one or more of a range of technological activities including: supporting our Developers with their programming, assisting the delivery team with the roll-out of new products and services, and/or working as a Quality Assurance Analyst testing new software before it becomes available to the public.
More than just business!
Did you know that 18% of REED’s profits are re-invested into charitable causes? Or that our found Sir Alec Reed also established The Big Give; one of the largest match-funding websites online today?
Working for REED means you will be contributing directly to the UK economy, whilst also benefitting the world-over through the company’s philanthropic activities and dedicated causes such as Eithiopaid and Womankind.
How to Apply
Applications for the Undergraduate Placement Year are open September-December each year (to start the following July).
Stage 1: Online Application Form
You will be asked for your contact details, education history and eligibility to work in addition to a question around your motivations for applying to the scheme.
Stage 2: Online Testing
The role you’re applying for will determine the type of online test you complete. The test will either focus on your computing skills or fit for the role you have applied for.
Stage 3: Telephone Interview
You will have a telephone conversation with a member of the Early Talent Team to delve deeper into your motivation and suitability for a career with REED. Be prepared, as you will be expected to have researched REED, whilst also being able to clearly articulate why you are the best candidate for the role.
Stage 4: Interview
Depending on your location and availability you will be required to attend at least one interview with a Business Manager and/or Area Manager to determine your suitability for their office. If successful, an offer will be made to you with an agreed start date (typically July/August).