Graduate Scheme and

Internship Recruitment

Graduate and internship schemes

Are you looking for the best talent to join your graduate or internship scheme?

We help ambitious companies fill their graduate schemes with world-class talent. From sourcing a few additional individuals to ‘top up’ an existing scheme, to developing and managing your graduate training schemes from scratch. 

As part of our graduate offering, we can run end-end graduate schemes and internships. If a graduate scheme is entirely new to your company, we can help you develop an attractive proposition that drives growth for your business and attracts the best and brightest graduates.

Hiring excellence 

Our experience and processes identify the very best students and graduates for your business.

Applicant volume

Whether you require a whole scheme filled or a few individuals, we match the volume requirements you need.

Fully managed

We act as an extension of your business, understanding your unique requirements and taking full management of the scheme.


to you

We are here to solve your graduate or intern scheme recruitment. We design, build and run full schemes, or help add additional individuals on-demand.

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Ensuring excellence - a resourcing partner

We know the importance of securing excellent graduate hires and top-tier entry level talent for your business. In the competitive graduate market, being a destination for talent and getting brand cut-through is increasingly important. 

Acting as an extension of your team, we work alongside you to attract, screen, assess and manage high-calibre candidates. Founded in 2000, our process and experience means we’re experts at finding the right volume and of the best individuals.

An Innovative


1.Define & Prepare

We gain an in-depth understanding of your challenge with a detailed brief and then build a bespoke in-house team to manage the process.

2. Attract

A targeted online & offline advertising campaign to reach and attract quality candidates.

3. Review & Test

A review and filter of all applications, asking promising individuals to take online numerical and aptitude tests to assess for the required skills to suit your company.

4. Interview

Internally conducting the initial face-to-face interviews to build up an additional
character assessment including work sample assessments.

5. Assess

The refined list of pre-screened quality candidates are then interviewed by you and undertake an assessment day that we manage on your behalf.

6. Offer & Manage

We manage the offer process with the successful individuals and stay engaged to ensure a smooth start with you.

graduate schemes

Doing things differently - Recruitment technology for excellence and diversity

Freshminds have been developing and improving our recruitment methods since 2000, running and supporting some of the most prestigious and demanding graduate schemes along the way. 

As our methods developed and refined, we needed assessment technology that could keep up with our evolution, something that supported diverse hiring and allowed us to recruit the best applicants for consulting, finance and tech firms.

As a result, Freshminds teamed up with Applied, a ground-breaking HR tech company that harnessesed the latest behavioral science to combat unconscious bias in hiring and nudge candidates through the process. Together, we built the first diversity-friendly, analytical reasoning assessment platform that allows us to simultaneously identify the most high-performing candidates.

Introducing Mapped - an Applied and Freshminds analytical testing product. Get in touch to find out more, or visit the site at


Managing schemes

with sector expertise

We have been managing graduate and internship schemes for companies across the commercial and analytical space since 2000, helping numerous firms grow with the best entry level talent.

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  • ​​I just wanted to say that we have been thoroughly impressed with Freshminds. Bryony has been a delight and clearly our brief was understood and executed in exemplary fashion as every candidate sent has been on point.

    Manager, Mangopay

internship schemes

Recruiting great people is a challenge. To resource consistently and at scale is even harder, making it paramount you have the right experience, methods and technology in place

Sourcing the best

We run a number of initiatives for candidate attraction which have a focus on ensuring quality final hires. Our team tour and run events across the UK at targeted universities and business schools to increase the advertising reach of your programme. For end-to-end management, our in-house marketing team will also create and run your own white-labelled graduate scheme website to deliver information, sell your brand and manage the applications.

Diversity and inclusion, in focus

It's been shown that more diverse teams perform better and being mindful of this at the graduate stage is an important consideration. With diversity and inclusion now also a board-level concern for many companies, we work at proactively factoring this in where needed.

Start the conversation

We handle your graduate scheme and internship challenge to help your business to move forwards. Contact the team today and we’ll get back in touch within 3 working hours or a time that you have specified.

+44 (0)20 7692 4300

Case studies

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Going global: setting up graduate scheme for world-leading International Investment company

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Fully Outsourced Management of Summer internship & Graduate Analyst Schemes

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Greenhill Investment Bank: Long-Term Internship Scheme Management

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If you’re interested to hear more about how we can help you find the best expertise and power growth for your business, get in touch. We’ll get back within 3 working hours, or at a time that you specify.

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