Entry-level recruitment for UK small businesses. Find out more today!
Grow your own!
When you’re growing a small business it’s hard to find and afford superb talent. All the good people already have jobs, and paying for a mid-level person can be prohibitively expensive. So what’s the alternative?
Have you considered growing your own talent with an “always-on” talent pipeline, and a recruitment partner who understands your business' goals and culture.
How we help small businesses
hire top talent
“Always-on” talent pipeline
We scout talent for you delivering best fit candidates as and when you need them.
Unique small business understanding
We're a small business ourselves and our founders have run many small businesses between them. We get it!
Fast & effective hiring process
Hire quickly, with minimal hassle when you need to fill a gap in your team or you need an extra pair of hands to run a new project.
A recruitment partner you can rely on
We handle all the admin, screening and vetting and interview booking so you can spend time doing what you do best.
Here’s what our small business clients say about us
Director & CTO, Markit Systems
Better than advertising ourselves
Good engagement to establish what we were looking for in our candidates. Delivered a curated list of strong candidates to our shortlist. We liked the platform as it kept all interactions and information in one place.
Operations Director, Goram & Vincent
Strong candidates, easy process
We had a great experience with Digital Grads. Not only did they have a very strong bank of candidates, I feel they were genuinely routing for the candidates and made sure that communication kept flowing from us and the candidates. The best recruitment process I've experienced so far!
Operations Manager, MediServices Healthcare
Kasia from DigitalGrads was great. She took the time to take a thorough job description and made the effort to understand exactly what our requirements were. She kept in touch throughout. The quality of candidates referred was excellent.
Why choose DigitalGrads?
Save over 35 hours of admin time per person hired
Your role will generate hundreds of applicants. Each applicant CV takes 5 minutes to read, then you'll spend another 15 mins on follow-up with the successful pile to ensure they really do have the goods - and that's before you've started arranging interviews or organising tasks. It adds up!
De-risk your hiring with a 12-month success guarantee & fixed rates
We charge a fixed rate which means you can accurately budget what your hiring process will cost, and we protect the role for 12-months so should something happen, we'll re-recruit the role at no extra cost to you. And no gap in your agency!
Don't inadvertently discriminate
Diversity and inclusion is without doubt the topic on everyone's minds. But when you have a pressing hiring need, it's hard to think of everything. That's where we've got your back. DigitalGrads hiring process is designed to prioritise logic which means your chances of inadvertently discriminating are dramatically reduced. You will run a fair and inclusive hiring process that prioritises skill and talent over all else.
Hire within 6 weeks
The quickest we've placed a role is 2 weeks, but for a brand new role it will usually take up to 6 weeks from go live to the start date. If we've run your role before it's often quicker again.
Your dedicated Talent Consultant
Kasia Gibbs is an experienced recruitment professional with over 20 years working in recruitment. She has worked at DigitalGrads for 4 years and prior to that she worked for another small independent recruiter placing staff into small and medium sized businesses. She understands the small business world because she works in it, and is best placed to help you with your unique recruitment challenges.
Here’s what candidates are saying about DigitalGrads
Paid Media Exec at Fox & Bear
Above and beyond expectations
Digital Grads were completely different to recruitment agencies. After receiving multiple offers through different recruiters they were extremely supportive to chat through these and showed genuine care for my future and helping me make the right decision, as opposed to trying to sell me a job on their platform.
Beyond this after finding me a great job within 3 weeks the team continued to be there to offer support and answer any questions as I settled into work life. Thanks DigitalGrads!
Digital Media Assistant at Anything is Possible
The best job agency
Had been looking for a grad job ever since I got back from travelling. Places like Linked-inn and indeed had the jobs on offer however to me it was extremely hard to be seen. This website was easy and simple to show off yourself, it allowed me to showcase the best version of myself to employer's. Special thanks to Kasia for checking up on me throughout my progress and thank you for allowing me to find a job that is career worthy.
Digital Designer, Avid Games
An incredible team and company
I would absolutely recommend (and have done many times). The team were amazing and they were with me every step of the way after they found me a fantastic position, even up past my trial and into salary negotiations. The position has opened doors for me after university and kick-started my career at a very difficult time for everyone. Kristina and Lucy, you're both awesome, thanks you for everything!
12-Month Success Guarantee
We're serious about working in partnership with you, that's why we're prepared to put our money where our mouth is and protect your role for 12-months.
Should your hire not work out within 12-months, we will move swiftly to re-recruit the position so you won't have a gap in your business for long. Simply tell us as soon as you know and we will put the wheels in motion. In many cases we can re-hire so you don't have a break in service at all.
We exercise the Success Guarantee just 5% of the time. Which means 95% of the time our hires work out - proving that our version of recruitment works!