Careers

We’re nothing without our people and that’s why recruiting talent is the most important thing we do. We look for capable and committed staff, who we empower to make their own decisions.

Graduate and placement recruitment

When it comes to graduate recruitment we know our stuff. We want you to be part of our great team and we want you to excel. You won’t be just a number to us, you’ll be an important part of the team; a big cog in an ever growing wheel!

  • Continuous learning

    We want you to develop and grow. Training is key and it’s why we invest in all our people.

  • Varied career paths

    IT generalist, technical specialist or a manager – all are valued and the choice will become yours to make.

  • Real work

    You won’t be making the tea in your first year. You’ll be getting your hands dirty from day one; we find it’s the only way to really learn!

Find out more about a Career at Waterstons

Graduate and placement applications

Application form

Please note graduate and placement applications for 2016/17 are now closed

Apply with application form, CV and covering letter to careers@waterstons.com

Join us for a placement

We treat our placement students no differently from any other employees. We want you to learn and grow while you’re here and that’s why you’ll be doing real work from day one. If you perform well there’ll be a guaranteed job waiting for you when you finish your Uni course.

Our recruitment process

We are keen to invest in people that share our passions and who will work well with us. That's why we take the time and effort in getting to know our applicants.

Your career progression

Our environment of continual learning and development means you determine your career path and the role you play within Waterstons. There are no limits other than your own enthusiasm and thirst to grow.

Waterstons is a good balance of being small enough to get to know a lot of colleagues whilst big enough to be an exciting place to work, with a variety of projects to get involved in. It’s a professional place to work without being too corporate. People are friendly and always supportive and willing to help one another.

Katie Barker
Transformation Consultant

Experienced recruitment

We’re always looking for excellent people to join our team and help us get to where we want to go. We want people to learn and have fun but at the same time we want them to excel. We’ve been awarded Gold Investors in People for a reason.

  • No maximum holiday allowance

    That’s right. Take as many (or few) days off as you like. We find that when employees trust each other, no-one rocks the boat.

  • Progression

    Our hierarchy is nice and flat. You don’t need to wait for your boss to leave to progress – our people are promoted on merit.

  • Flexibility

    We’re flexible which means our people can work from home if they want to and take time out when they need to. We don’t measure time; we measure achievements.

Apply with application form, CV and covering letter to careers@waterstons.com
Michael Bell
Bespoke Consultant

I had heard only positive things about Waterstons whilst at University, with numerous appealing reasons to apply, including the chance to work on meaningful challenges, encouragement to continue my personal and professional development and a flexible and open working environment.