The Pareto graduate recruitment process is one like no other.

Pareto Graduate Recruitment Process

There are now more university graduates hitting the job market than ever before, with 55% of young people in the UK attending university. While their experience may be limited, this pool of educated jobseekers can prove a rich resource. 

Pareto is the market-leading graduate recruitment agency. We specialise in assessing these graduates and placing suitable candidates, or teams of candidates, into graduate sales jobs and programmes with our clients. With over two decades of experience recruiting graduates for sales roles, we are now diversifying. We have aligned our Graduate Recruitment Process to focus also on candidates with a technical background, on STEM graduates with customer-facing skills.

What sets us apart from other recruitment graduate recruitment agencies is the investment we make in these graduates. We interview, assess and then provide 128 hours of training and support to the candidates we place. From over 360,000 applications from graduates received annually, we pick out the most promising candidates to attend our assessment days, placing the successful candidates with our clients. We run over 25 assessment days across the UK every month, from which we place over 160 talented graduates into sales roles. Many deliver ROI in excess of 100% from their first quarter.

We also offer Graduate Sales Academy programmes of training for businesses running their own graduate programmes as part of our Sales Training activities. 

Interested in hiring graduates?

How it works

  • 1

    Client consultation

    Firstly, we familiarise ourselves with your business and its existing sales structure. This is essential to make sure we find the right graduate/s to suit your needs.

  • 2


    We advertise for graduates constantly and for specific roles as they come up. Pareto receive over 360,000 graduate CVs each year, following up with promising candidates by phone.

  • 3

    Assessment days

    We invite the top candidates to our regular assessment days, putting them through a number of exercises to assess their suitability.

  • 4


    Once a graduate has been successful and receives an offer from one of our clients, we schedule in up to 15 days of sales training courses, included in our fee.

  • 5

    Graduate management

    An assigned account manager will continue to support you with your graduate management processes, mapping out KPIs to ensure return on your investment.

Interested in hiring graduates?

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Submit an enquiry to get in touch with one of our Graduate Management team.

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