Are you in your second year of University, looking for a placement year? Have you considered an internship as a recruiting expert at Hays?
Our award-winning intern programme will give you a unique insight into the world of work and hands-on experience of life in business. Our 12 month internship will see you running your own desk, working alongside high performing consultants, and interacting with both candidates and clients – in fact you’re pretty much treated just like every other employee that works for us. As a result you’ll be equipped with the skills you’ll need to succeed once you finish university, and many of our interns return to Hays after completing their studies.
Why choose an internship in recruitment?
Recruitment is a fantastic career choice – it’s fast-paced and dynamic, every day you'll make a lasting impact. As a Recruiter, you manage your own business and work in a commercial and entrepreneurial environment. You source candidates, win business and match the right candidate to the right job.
It's hard work as you have to hit sales and activity targets (and we have high expectations at Hays) but a career in recruitment is extremely rewarding – you transform lives and business, you can earn great commission and you’ll enjoy regular career progression.
We are the most successful recruitment company in the U.K, placing more than one candidate into a job every minute of every business day. We’re global and operate all across the UK&I, working with many of the biggest companies as well as a wide range of smaller businesses.
We've been voted one of the UK’s best companies to work for by Glassdoor and we're the most followed recruitment company globally on LinkedIn. Our internship was recognised by Rate My Placement as being the best in the recruitment industry and one of the top companies in the UK. If you’re thinking about a future career in business there’s no better internship for you than Hays.
What you'll need to succeed
There's not one typical person that makes a good Recruiter…and people with all sorts of degrees and disciplines have completed internships with us. To succeed you'll need to be sales driven, results-focused, and possess an ambitious drive to succeed. Recruitment is hard work and it takes time to achieve results so resilience, persistence and determination is key. You need to be passionate about sales, people-focused, outgoing and confident.
Think you’ve got what it takes? Take our interactive quiz.
What you'll get in return
As an intern at Hays you'll be given lots of responsibility and enjoy hands-on experience of running a desk. You’ll be given extensive training and support to help you become an expert and complete a successful internship as well as have access to the best tools and technology in the industry.
You’ll also receive:
- A competitive salary & commission
- Exciting incentives and rewards
- Referral bonuses
We offer high-performing individuals the opportunity to become a Talent Scout and return to Hays once you’ve finished your studies.
What you need to do now
Interested in an internship at Hays as a Recruitment Consultant? Click 'Apply Now' or email your CV to or call us straightaway on to discuss your suitability. Visit our careers website, check us out on Glassdoor, follow us on LinkedIn and like us on Facebook.
Our culture is meritocratic; we share a passion for creating opportunities for our people to flourish & succeed whatever their background. We deliver a world-class service to a diverse customer-base and as such welcome applications from people from diverse backgrounds.
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Winner of the Glassdoor Best Places to Work in the UK 2017 and Best Places to Interview in the UK 2017 (#1 recruitment company)
Winner of the Rate My Placement Best Undergraduate Employer in the UK 2017 (#1 recruitment company)
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