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As a Graduate Agency we aim to make your graduate recruitment run as smoothly as possible. Our experienced and professional consultants are experienced in the graduate recruitment sector and can offer a comprehensive solution to all of your recruitment needs.

Best Graduates provide an extensive range of services which include:

  • Graduate Recruitment Programmes
  • Response Handling—we are experienced in handling a large volume of applications.
  • Database Searches—we have a detailed database of thousands of candidates.
  • Recruitment Advertising
  • Telephone Interviews
  • Interview and Assessment Centres
  • Psychometric Testing—we have consultants who are professionally trained in the administration and interpretation of psychometric tests.

We have over 50,000 candidates registered on our online database which includes a wide range of newly qualified and more experienced graduates. Our sophisticated technology allows us to search in detail through these candidates, thus ensuring that you are only presented with the CVs of candidates who are entirely suitable for your company.

The Recruitment Process

When working on an assignment on behalf of a client company the recruitment process is normally managed in up to 6 of the following stages:

  • Client Briefing
  • Candidate Search
  • Screening/Candidate Interviews
  • Shortlist Presentation
  • Psychometric Testing
  • Reference Checking

Some of our Employers

  • Avery Weigh-Tronix

    Avery Weigh-Tronix is one of the world's largest manufacturers and suppliers of weighing equipment and solutions. The group was formed in June 2000 when US weighing company Weigh-Tronix acquired the Avery Berkel group of businesses. Now, with wholly owned businesses in nine countries, and partners in more than 70 others, we are truly a global player with a range and expertise that is second to none.

  • Beiersdorf

    Beiersdorf is a leading international branded goods company with interests in the cosmetics and toiletries, medical and adhesive tapes industries. It is the skincare company behind leading brands such as Nivea, Elastoplast, Atrixo and Eucerin. Over the past 10 years the company has grown consistently and rapidly through a carefully controlled and well managed expansion of its portfolio of products. Beiersdorf has been successful for more than 120 years and now has over 16,500 employees and in excess of 130 affiliates and joint ventures.

  • EDF Energy

    EDF Energy is the new name for the merged London Electricity and Seeboard Group of companies. Their new name represents the culmination of five years work to create a major UK energy company. They are one of the largest energy companies in the UK and generate around 7% of the UK's electricity, employ 11,300 people and over a quarter of the UK population depend on them for their electricity.

    EDF also supply energy to around 5 million customer accounts through our retail brands. In addition they are also one of the largest regulated and private networks operators in the UK with important contracts with BAA's Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the London Underground and Canary Wharf.

  • E.ON UK

    E.ON UK generates, distributes and retails electricity to millions of customers around the country. They are part of the E.ON group, the world's largest investor-owned utility. Under the Powergen brand, they are a leading energy supplier, with around nine million electricity and gas customer accounts. E.ON also produces electricity from a portfolio of world-class power stations and are one of the leading names in green generation. Their trading business is also a major player in the UK's electricity and gas markets.

  • Essentra

    Essentra is a leading international supplier of specialist plastic, fibre, foam and packaging products with three Strategic Business Units: Component Solutions, Health & Personal Care Packaging and Filtration Products. Every day we produce and distribute millions of small but essential components. Our products may not be noticeable – or even recognisable – but wherever you are, our business is all around you.

    Our international network extends to 33 countries and includes 53 principal manufacturing facilities, 64 sales and distribution operations and 5 research & development centres.

  • Finning (UK)

    Finning (UK) Ltd. is the national Caterpillar dealer for Great Britain, serving England, Scotland and Wales. Finning (UK) is a division of Finning International Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of heavy equipment. Finning (UK) sells, finances and provides customer services for Caterpillar and complementary equipment throughout Great Britain. The company headquarters are in Cannock, Staffordshire and there are numerous locations nation-wide.

  • First Title

    First Title is the UK division of First American Financial Corporation. FAFC is a leading global provider of title insurance and settlement services for residential and commercial real estate transactions. First Title insurance is a leading insurer of risks involving title and related areas of property and property finance.

  • FMG Support

    FMG Support was founded in 1986 and they have enjoyed a sustained period of growth since 2007 and now employ over 400 people from their 2 offices in Huddersfield. They operate as a fleet performance improvement company. FMG offers fleet incident management solutions, such as minimising off-road times, arranging repairs, providing replacement vehicles, and managing insurance claims. The company also offers roadside repair and recovery management, and vehicle rental management solutions.

    They have major contracts with the Highways Agency, LeasePlan and ING which have all contributed to a strong financial performance despite a challenging economic climate. The company has been recognised for their employee excellence and has recently been ranked as number 67 in the prestigious Sunday Times Best 100 Companies to work for Guide.

  • General Motors

    General Motors are the largest automotive company in the world. They are responsible for brands such as Vauxhall, Chevrolet and Hummer to name a few.

  • Glaxo Smithkline

    Glaxo Smithkline have their headquarters in the UK and operations based in the US, they are one of the industry leaders, with an estimated 7% of the world's pharmaceutical market.

  • Halfords

    Halfords has 402 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland, which makes it one of the largest non-food retailers in the country. Halfords business is made up of four key product categories: car maintenance, car enhancement, cycling & travel solutions, overseen & managed by category teams.

  • Kraft Foods Inc.

    Kraft Foods Inc. is the second largest food and beverage company in the world with revenues of over $31 billion for 2003. Kraft's brands are among the leaders in the UK market and many are household names. Their outstanding portfolio of products fall into the core categories of coffee, cheese, confectionery and grocery. Their power brands include Kenco®, Philadelphia™, Dairylea™ and Terry's Chocolate Orange™. Some of their major brands include Maxwell House™ soluble coffee, Terry's All Gold™ and Toblerone™ confectionery. The staying power of these brands is undisputed - some are more than a century old.

  • McCain Foods

    McCain Foods (GB) Ltd is part of a privately owned $multi-billion business with over 18,000 employees worldwide. Widely acknowledged as pioneers in their field, McCain have an unrivalled reputation for technical innovation and product development. Building on the success of their core French fries business, they constantly seek new ways of offering high quality, convenient and popular foods that meet the ever changing needs of today’s consumers.

  • MetsäWood

    Metsä Wood provides competitive and environmentally friendly wood products for construction, industrial customers and distributor partners. They manufacture products from northern wood, a sustainable raw material of premium quality. Sales in 2013 were EUR 897 million, and they employ about 2,500 people. Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group.

  • MLP Private Finance Plc

    MLP is a rapidly expanding business, being one of the most successful independent financial advisors across Europe. Since 1971, MLP has provided financial advice specifically tailored to graduates entering demanding professions, such as medicine, dentistry and law. MLP Private Finance PLC is authorised and regulated by the FSA.

  • Merck Sharp and Dohme

    Merck Sharp and Dohme is the UK subsidiary of a leading research driven pharmaceutical products and services company. They discover, manufacture, and market a broad range of innovative products to improve human health.

  • National Grid

    National Grid is dedicated to being the world’s premier network utility, primarily focused on delivering energy safely, reliably and efficiently. National Grid’s local distribution networks deliver gas to some 21 million homes, offices and factories in Britain.

    As one of the world's most experienced and highly respected names in the operation of complex energy networks, National Grid is also one of the biggest – a FTSE20 company.

    National Grid own and operate the high-voltage electricity system in England and Wales and the high pressure gas transmission system in Britain. They also have electricity transmission systems in the North East US and manage a range of electricity transmission operations for utilities in the US Midwest.

  • PSA Peugeot Citroen

    PSA Peugeot Citroen has a UK Head Office based in Coventry and operates in the automotive sector, providing a support service to the Group within the UK, covering Finance, HR, Purchasing, Legal and Back Office operations.

  • Sainsbury's

    Sainsbury's is Britain's longest-standing major food retailing chain, having been established in 1869. With 727 stores throughout the UK selling approximately 34,000 lines and employing c.153,000, Sainsbury's serves over 14 million customers a week. Nearly 60% of their stores are in centre or edge-of-centre locations, many of them built on previously redundant sites.

    J Sainsbury Plc consists of Sainsbury's Supermarkets, Sainsbury's Local, Bells Stores, Jacksons Stores and JB Beaumont, Sainsbury's to You and Sainsbury's Bank.

  • UK Greetings

    UK Greetings are the UK's market leading direct-to-retail publisher and manufacturer of greetings cards and associated social expression products.

    They are suppliers to all key distribution channels including major supermarkets, high street specialists, independent UK & international retailers.

  • Zurich

    Zurich are an insurance-based financial services provider, with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The core of their business is General Insurance and Life Insurance. Founded in 1872, they now have a global network of subsidiaries and offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and other markets. They have 55,000 employees and customers in more than 120 countries.

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