12 month Internship - Recruitment

Hays Internal Recruitment
Edinburgh, UK
16 Jul 2019
13 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Have you considered an internship as a recruiting expert at Hays?

Applications are being accepted for Interns to commence in 2019, for your 3rd year placement option on your Sandwich Undergraduate Course. 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 10-12 month internship will see you running your own desk, working alongside high performing consultants, and interacting with both candidates and clients.

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 to continue their career 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 challenging sales and activity targets but a longer term career in recruitment is extremely rewarding - you transform lives and business, you can earn great commission and you'll enjoy regular career progression.

About Hays

We are the most successful recruitment company in the U.K, filling over 1000 jobs every working 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, individuals 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, confident in your skills and potential and driven to achieve the goals.

You will need to be currently enrolled in an undergraduate course with a university which supports 3rd year industrial placements.

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 & bonus potential
  • 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 Scotland as a Recruitment Consultant starting in 2019? Email your CV to or call us on 0141 212 3672 to discuss your suitability.

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.

A career with Hays is more than just a job. Learn more by liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter and Instagram and searching 'Join Hays'

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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