Join our paid placement year in London


At The SR Group, we’re looking for ten placement year students to join our global search and recruitment company from our London office for a period of 10-12 months.

Each placement employee will be matched to support one of our four specialist search and recruitment consultancies:


Dedicated to tax, treasury and senior finance search and recruitment 

Focusing on marketing and sales search and recruitment 

An HR executive search and recruitment specialist 

A legal, risk and compliance recruitment consultancy 

You’ll receive the full employee experience throughout your entire placement. As Resource Recruiter and the first point of contact for many of our candidates and also meeting clients, you’ll gain market knowledge within the specialist market of your brand, building relationships and delivering an exceptional level of service.

We’ll also equip you with a full introduction to recruitment and the professional industries that our specialist search and recruitment consultancies support.

What’s on offer

One year placement

We offer you the opportunity to join one of our specialist search and recruitment consultancies for a year, where you’ll be equipped with the skills you’ll need to succeed once you finish university.

Competitive salary and bonus

We’ll offer you a competitive basic salary of £21,000 pro-rata and with the potential to earn a generous bonus at the end of your contract. There’s flexibility to start over the summer break or join at the start of September 2023 at the latest.

Buddy and mentoring programmes

Throughout your time with us, you’ll be supported through a mentor programme, a buddy programme and the relationship with your brand and line manager – all designed to help you develop and thrive in your role.

16-week training programme

You’ll receive comprehensive training as part of a 16-week course, which is taken as a cohort.

Through this placement, there is the opportunity to build relationships with key influencers in your future industry, to further your studies and kick start your career.

Our placement year scheme is designed to not only give you an introduction to the world of recruitment, but also open the door to the profession and industries supported by our four market leading specialist search and recruitment brands. You’ll spend your placement year with us building and developing key relationships with influential people within these sectors.

Why join The SR group?

You’ll benefit from:

Tailored training

Being supported through bespoke training from our specialist Learning and Development team, which covers the skills required to kick start your career in recruitment, as well as more general skills that will benefit your life and the world of work

A new career path

A chance to discover a new career path that you may not have previously considered

Build industry knowledge

Gain exposure into a fast paced, global recruitment business and learn more about the industry aligned with the brand in which you are working

Expand your skills

Develop your existing skills to support your ongoing studies and assignments, as well as learn new and valuable skills

Develop your professional network

Build and foster relationships to support your future career

Agile working

We have a hybrid working model where you can work from our new London office and from home each week giving you the freedom to work when you’re most productive and in a way that fits your lifestyle

The potential for a permanent job offer

You could even return for your final year to university with a job to come back to upon graduation!

As a global business we’re able to offer career opportunities beyond London and the UK. On successful completion of your placement year in London, there could even be an opportunity to return after your graduation to London or make a life-changing move and relocate to one of our global locations.

Life at the SR Group

Who we are

Over the last five years alone, our brands have successfully placed more than 15,000 professionals into some of the biggest and brightest businesses across more than 55 markets. 

By combining that expertise with our global footprint, we put your future within reach – whether you’re an employee, candidate or client.  

Our application process is simple:

1. Apply

October 2022 – January 2023

Complete our online application for one of our paid placements before Tuesday, 31 January 2023.

2. Interview

February – April 2023

Once we’ve received your application, you will be contacted by our internal Talent Acquisition team who will set up an introductory call with you. This is a chance for us to get to know you, what you’re studying and what you are looking for, both from your placement year and your career.

After this initial call, if you are successful, you’ll be invited for a final stage interview with a Manager or Partner for one of our recruitment brands.

3. Placement

April 2023

If you’re successful following the interview, you’ll be issued an offer to join our business for your placement year.

4. Flexible start date

June – September 2023

You have the option to join us over the summer break or start in September at the latest. You will then work with us until the following summer, completing your placement year with us, allowing you to return to your degree studies having had exposure to a global business, the world of recruitment, gained valuable skills and experience – and perhaps even a job to come back to!

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