Graduate Design & Creative Recruitment
Whether you’re an SME looking to build your team or a global plc company wanting to hire graduates; Give A Grad A Go can offer you the graduate creative recruitment and graduate design recruitment services that are completely tailored to your needs.
Looking for creative recruitment agencies in London and need to hire Design candidates quickly? We can send you incredible graduates within 48 hours, with no obligation to hire and no upfront costs. Our average time to fill a role is 23 working days (the industry average is 42), with some of our fantastic candidates being hired in as quick as 2 days.
Find out more on this page about why we are the Graduate Creative & Design Jobs and Recruitment Experts.
What our clients say about us
"We chose to work with Give A Grad A Go to fill three positions in the business due to their incredible reputation within the recruitment industry and they didn't disappoint. We were sent across a variety of very credible candidates and our Consultant was always on hand to go through each candidate and their capabilities in great detail prior to the interview.
Give A Grad A Go were able to successfully place two fantastic candidates into the company despite very specific requirements needed by the company. We would definitely use their Design recruiters again in the future”
Jess, Partnership Manager, Tech Start-up
Why we're the UK's top Design and Creative recruitment agency
10+ Years Expert
10 + Years Expert Experience
Since 2009, we've helped hundreds of businesses with their Creative and Design recruitment needs and have mastered the best way to hire creative talent. Nearly all of our staff are graduates themselves, and many have come from creative backgrounds. So whether you're looking to hire a Graphic Designer, hire a Creative Writer or hire an Interior Designer, they are ready to source the perfect candidate for you.
What makes us different from other creative recruiters, is that we know every business is different with its own unique goals and ways of working. Which is why our Creative and Design recruitment services are completely tailored to your business' unique needs. Whether you're looking to make a one-off hire, or you need multiple hires for graduate schemes or placements, we can build a bespoke package suitable to you.
We find the UK's top graduate talent for our clients every day, and with a database of over 300,000 candidates and more than 2,000 active job seekers, we are certain that we can match the best graduates to your roles, through our refined screening process. Every candidate is screened by at least two members of our expert recruitment team so we can get a clear idea as to whether they are right for your company.
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Looking for Interior Design recruiters and Graphic Design recruiters in London? Want to know more about the benefits of using a creative recruitment agency? Or, if you simply want to find out more information about our Employer Services, get in touch to request an employer pack today:
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Top tips for Design and Creative Recruitment
As a leading graduate creative and design recruitment agency, we know how to quickly place talented graduates in creative and design roles. Our expert industry recruiters share their top tips on what to look for in candidates and how to conduct an efficient recruitment process:
"When you hire creative talent, always expect a creative portfolio of work. Give A Grad A Go’s creative employment agency experts will only ever put a candidate forward if they have a strong showreel or portfolio.
We know it is important for creative recruiting agencies to be able to see examples of the skills a candidate has gained or experience they have had. This will help the employer hiring creatives or hiring designers to find creative talent that will suit their current creative staff."
Giving a candidate a task to do during the creative recruitment process will put them under pressure and imitate the responsibilities they will have in being creative at work. This is vital due to the importance of creativity in business, and it is also a great opportunity for the candidate to showcase how they can fit their skills to a specific brief."
What to look for in creative and design candidates?
Excellent communication skills
"Creativity in organisations will flourish when they find creatives who can communicate ideas well. A lot of graphic design recruitment agencies will try and find a candidate with all the graphic design or branding skills but later find that they’re unable to understand briefs and communicate them to the rest of the team.
While it is necessary to find creatives who are analytical and passionate about their design work, a creative staffing agency will find a candidate with excellent communication skills to be able to share their creative ideas accurately with the rest of their team."
Able to listen to client and company needs
"An excellent design candidate should have the ability to listen carefully to any client or company requirments, in order to fit the brief perfectly. It's crucial that a candidate has the ability to listen to what is required, and ask questions in case any areas are unclear, so that the final product fits the requriment and brief exactly and minimal changes are needed to be made."
Have a genuine passion for their work
"Top creative and design candidates should have a passion for their work. Look for candidates who genuinly seem excited about the opportunity and already have ideas as to what they can do for your company. Passionate candidates will also have the desire to constantly improve their work and ensure they are compeltely satisfied with the finished product before delivering."
Top project-management skills
"Top creative recruitment agencies should be looking for applicants who have excellent multi-tasking and project-management abilities. Often designers will be managing multiple projects for different clients, and it's crucial that candidates know how to prioritize and organise their work to ensure deadlines are met."
During our efficient screening process for creative recruiting, we make sure we see specific examples of candidates' work, and also that we get to know a candidates personality and skillset. This ensures candidates not only have the right creative talent to suit your role, but the right skill set as well.
Looking for creative recruitment companies? Here's how we can find you the perfect design and creative candidates:
Looking for a Graphic Design recruitment agency and for creative recruitment agencies? You’ve come to the right place. At Give A Grad A Go, we have years of experience in the creative recruitment sector.
Here are some of the many ways we can help add exceptional creative and design candidates to your business:
1. Understand your unique company needs
From the outset, you will be assigned an Account Manager, who will be an expert in the creative and design industry. Your Design recruitment specialist will meet with you and check in regularly to get to know in-depth the needs of the business, which of our services will be the best fit and understand exactly the type of candidate/s you are looking for to grow your team.
2. Offer expert advice and consultation style changes
In order to attract the right talent to your role, our industry expert recruiters will work alongside you every step of the way throughout the hiring process, offering advice on salaries based on our quarterly graduate employment reports as well as guidance on job specifications, from the best job titles to use, to how to sell your business in the best way possible.
3. Thorough screening process
Our efficient hiring process ensures that every candidate is screened by at least two specialist recruiters, to ensure we are only putting forward the very best for your role. We get to know our candidates and understand useful aspects that are not visible on their graduate CV, such as phone manor, personality and organisation and availability, meaning we can get a clear idea as to whether they are the right fit for your company.
4. Share our insights into the graduate jobs market
We know the graduate jobs market inside out, so as part of our bespoke service at Give A Grad A Go we've created a range of useful material designed to inform update and, advise our clients. Check out our employer recruitment blog full with the latest recruitment news and talent acquisition advice.
5. Onboarding and aftercare
Even if you are not actively looking to hire, our consultants are always here to help. They will check in with you at various times throughout the year to find out about your hiring plans, provide useful updates about the graduate recruitment market, and will always keep an eye out for specific top talent if you're looking for something rare.
If you're looking for only the best creative recruiters and top graduate design agencies in London, get in touch using the sign-up form above. Our bespoke service and dedication to finding you the perfect candidate is what makes us stand out above the other creative and design recruitment agencies in London.
How to attract top design and creative talent to your role
If you're a creative recruitment agency looking to attract only the very best design and creative candidates to your vacancies, it's crucial to sell your opportunity and give candidates tangible reasons why they should apply to your role. Here's how we help our clients find outstanding creative graduates for their roles:
1. Offer a competitive salary
Our first top tip when recruiting for creative roles, is to make sure the salary you are offering is competitive. You really do get what you pay for, and so providing a strong base salary will ensure you find the very best talent when recruiting creative professionals or hiring for a design team. Visit our Graduate Employment Statistics Archive to find out what other companies are paying their Design and Creative hires.
2. Invest in employee learning and development
In a recent survey we conducted on graduates, learning and development ranked first on their list of ‘what is most important in a job’, scoring higher than salary, benefits/ perks and company culture. Make sure to list in your job description any opportunities for further training.
3. Offer Opportunities for progression
Take into consideration both the personal and professional development of employees. Growth opportunities ranked second in importance for graduates when looking for a job, and so having a clear path for progression will help to attract great talent, particularly if candidates enquire about this at interview stages.
4. Sell your vacancy in your job description
To make sure your vacancy stands out against others and to find the best talent, it's crucial to list all the benefits of your role in the job description. Have a dedicated 'Benefits of the job' section, and here list your competitive starting salary for the role, any benefit packages, and any other company perks such as holiday and socials.