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placement year students

We are placement year students

On the hunt for your university placement year or your first graduate job? Landing the right role, in the right company will be one of the most important career moves you’ll ever make. Randstad is a global power brand and a Fortune 500 Company. We have some of the best people in our business, work across multiple sectors and have the best technology at our fingertips. We work hard but we ensure we have lots of fun along the way.

What’s on offer?

Our placement schemes are bigger and better than ever. The quality and flexibility is proving so popular that we’re doubling the amount of roles available. We have roles available across the UK, ranging from HR assistants to trainee recruitment consultants. With industry-leading mentors and robust training, rest assured that you’ll bag experience and skills to massively boost your CV in the future. It’s no wonder our roles get snapped up!

What are we looking for?

Most of our placements come from a Business Studies, Finance & Accounting or Human Resources degree background, but what you’re studying is only part of the parcel. One of our successful students was studying Politics but they had the tenacity, attention to detail and ambition that we love. Whatever you’re studying, it’s your personality and skills that will set you apart from the crowd. There will be lots of support on hand but we’re not into hand holding - we’ll give you all the tools so you can crack on and make the most of your year.

Smiling every step of the way

Expect a fast-paced environment where you’ll need great customer service skills and speed to jump on the task in hand. There’s no denying it can be hard work at times but we celebrate our successes, socialise together and we’ll even give you your birthday off on top of your holiday as an extra thank you. We have an awesome social and intranet platform, which is great for connecting with others on their year out to share ideas and experiences.

The clock is ticking

We’re already on the hunt for 2018/2019 talent. With assessments and interviews taking place between February and April, now’s the time to get in touch. Our current placement reminded us that cash can be tight at uni, so we’ve introduced virtual and online tools to help save you travel costs and make it even easier for you to apply.

HR/Learning & Development Assistant


Join our team of HR and L&D experts in our recently renovated offices in Capability Green, Luton. From supporting employees with HR queries to helping plan and deliver training sessions for our competitive sales team, you'll need to be able to think on your feet and juggle some exciting projects. Our onsite cafe proves a big hit, so you can fuel up at the start of your busy day with Costa and a delicious breakfast.

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Trainee Recruitment Consultant


What better way to kick-start your career by joining our thriving sales team based in the heart of Manchester? We’ll give you an insight into the world of sales and give you all the tools you’ll need to succeed in the world of recruitment. You’ll specialise in the rewarding public sector, placing teachers into local schools and helping care workers find their next role. Expect to leave the office with a spring in your step knowing you’ve made a real difference that day.

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Trainee Recruitment Consultant


Our trainee recruitment consultant roles in London are in hot demand. Our office is only minutes away from Liverpool Street train station and you'll be glad to hear that shops, restaurants and bars are all a stone’s throw away. You’ll learn from some of London’s finest recruiters and pick up sales skills that will boost your CV and career. Expect to help clients to find some of the city’s finest talent and help job seekers climb to the next rung on their career ladder.

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Trainee Recruitment Consultant


With all eyes on cyber security, there’s no better time to join Bristol’s tech recruitment team. As a trainee recruitment consultant you’ll on the phone one minute and surfing the net the next as you track down great candidates for the IT sector’s hottest jobs. If you love the IT space and you’re great with people, a job as a trainee recruitment consultant is the perfect way to spend your year out.

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HR / Recruitment Specialist

Peterborough, Durham and Peterlee

When businesses need a flexible on-site workforce solution to help manage permanent or temporary workforces they call on RIS. You'll help supply thousands of workers into some of the UK's largest manufacturers. To name drop a few, you might find yourself working with Ford UK, Caterpillar UK and many more of the nation's favourite big names. 

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Trainee Recruitment Consultant


Randstad Construction, Property and Engineering grabbed lots of press attention at the start of the year and they're looking for bright and savvy individuals who can think on their feet.

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Graham Trevor

HR Director - UK & Middle East at Randstad UK

"We’re famous for our Learning & Development team and new RISE training programme. Our trophy cabinet is bursting at the seams after LinkedIn named us the 5th best staffing company in the world for social engagement ahead of the likes of Manpower and Robert Half. We were also shortlisted in 3 categories in the HR Excellence Awards, taking home the shiny award for the Most Effective Benefits Strategy!"

Don’t just take our word for it. We have over 1.6K reviews on glassdoor, have a read. 

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Our sales academy secret is out

When it comes to training, Randstad is the envy of the recruitment world. Not only will you land a job that will turn your friends green, we’ll also help you to bag a formal recruitment qualification when you RISE to the Randstad challenge. We have high standards and we’ll help you to polish your sales skills.

Our 12-month training programme is fast becoming famous so get in touch today for more details and to put your name down as spaces are in hot demand.

Rebecca Sharp

"My initial perception of recruitment was that it was just hiring and firing, however it is actually so much more. The environment here is simply amazing; managers are always accessible and friendly. They don't make you feel as though you are just a placement year student."

Matthew Bird

"The training that I have had here at Randstad will benefit me in any sector of business and will last a lifetime. I have had opportunities to be incorporated in projects that will use my degree."

Delzerine Duberry

"I had no clue that the recruitment industry was more than recruitment. They have treated me as a full time employee. This is the first time that I have a team environment that has felt like a community. Recruitment has taught me so much about working with people, therefore I feel more prepared to take on the world."

Winner of HR Excellence Award

Randstad UK HR team for being shortlisted in 3 categories in the HR Excellence Awards, and even more so for winning the Most Effective Benefits Strategy!

Mastering your skills

The Learning & Development team will work with you over 12 months to support you in developing the skills and knowledge you need to be a successful recruiter and achieve your Randstad qualification in recruitment.

5th most Socially Engaged

LinkedIn named Randstad the 5th best staffing company in the world for social engagement ahead of the likes of Manpower and Robert Half. 
We leapt five places on last year showing our excellent use of the site makes us one of the most connected companies in the world. Well done!

Who we are

Let’s cut to the chase - we are one of the largest HR services providers on the planet. In a nutshell, our job is finding other people jobs. We work hard, enjoy success (spending our pay packets) and have a laugh along the way.


This is just one of our great locations based in London with a modern feel. We've over 53 offices and training facilites across the UK

Fancy joining the team?

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