Finding and working with graduate recruitment agencies


5th March 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Graduate News and Articles


Register with graduate recruitment agencies – Recruitment agencies work closely with employers. Most jobs don’t get advertised on job sites and some jobs don’t even get advertised on recruitment agencies own sites so it’s well worth registering you’ll get considered for these as well. Most agencies get sent or have access to CVs on major job sites and CV databases so there’s no need to register with them all. It’s not easy to find out which ones resource from which site so we recommend registering with a mixture of large generalist and smaller niche career specific ones.

Take advantage of their graduate career services – Some agencies also provide CV writing, interview practice and even training.

A good way to find recruitment agencies is to search on job boards for jobs that you might like in the future or are similar to the one you are after. Take the name of the agency and write to them directly.

Be firm on you salary – especially if temping or contracting. Often recruitment agencies will receive a set rate from the employer and your salary will come out of this. Most agencies are fair and some employers will enforce a set rate but the less they pay you the more profit they make.

Don’t forget, in our Find Recruiters section you can search for graduate recruitment agencies by location, keyword and career sector.

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation website is also a useful source.

Here’s some of our favourite graduate recruitment companies:

Graduate Fasttrack
Graduate Recruitment Bureau
Give A Grad A Go
Student Force
Focus Graduates
Cornell Partnership
Matchtech
Office Angels
Hays
Celsius Graduate Recruitment
Best Graduates