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WE AREN’T JUST
ANOTHER FACELESS
RECRUITER

OUR MISSION

Building university campus networks to deliver the best graduate talent to our clients

Our Story

2003
Founder Tom Freeman studies Law at University of Nottingham
2006
Sanctuary Student Newspapers born
2007
Wins Norfolk's Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award
2009
Student newspapers in 30 universities across UK
Demand for graduate talent from newspapers’ advertisers increases
Tom had an idea!
Converted best connected student writers into campus headhunters
Sanctuary Search was born
First 2 clients
(who we still work with)
2011
300 student headhunters on campus
22 long-term clients
2013
Name changes to Sanctuary Graduates
2014
1,000+ student headhunters on 60+ university campuses UK-wide
Client portfolio reaches 50
2015
Moves to bigger office in Victoria to sustain growth
2016
Over 100 employers using our graduate recruitment services
2017
New logo and website
Expansion into Europe and launch of experienced hires business

OUR VALUES
THE PERSONAL TOUCH

Here at Sanctuary Graduates we aren’t just another faceless recruiter. We are committed to developing long-term relationships by offering a consistent and dedicated graduate recruitment service, which is why we always like to come and meet you so that we can get to know you personally. This is an essential part of our ‘getting to know you’ policy, which helps us to truly understand your company and business needs. We have a personal touch with our clients, candidates, departmental connections, on-campus recruitment partners and each other. All staff are given time off to pursue charitable and social causes close to their hearts, and we have regular office massages, reiki and treats to keep our lovely people happy.

HOW WE MANAGE OUR CAMPUS NETWORKS

In keeping with our ‘peer-to-peer’ approach, our student headhunters and campus marketing connections are managed by a highly talented team of recent graduates and placement students. This enables us to communicate effectively with our network of students and appreciate the small details of their everyday lives. Like this we develop friendly, fruitful relationships with our campus recruiters.

MEET THE
MANAGEMENT TEAM
TOM FREEMAN
Managing Director
ELISA HARGREAVES
Business Development Manager
ELEANOR SHARPE
Head of Screening
FLORENCE YARDLEY-REES
Campus Relations Manager
WE’RE
GROWING!
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  • I worked for Sanctuary Graduates as Candidate Executive for a 6 month placement whilst at University. I absolutely loved working there! I was part of a very young, upbeat and enthusiastic office with a great vibe to it which made coming into work every day fun and exciting. If you’re looking for a placement where you have a lot of responsibility and where there’s a great office vibe I would definitely recommend this!

    Phoebe
  • Sanctuary are a forward-thinking and innovative firm who have found a unique and effective way to connect students and graduate employers. I thoroughly enjoyed my internship with them and was made to feel valued and welcome throughout my time there. Unlike many internships, I felt that I was trusted to work independently and my opinion was listened to. Even someone who, like me, isn’t looking for a career in recruitment, can learn a lot to help forward their own graduate application with an internship at Sanctuary.

    George Parker
  • Interning at Sanctuary Graduates was absolutely my pleasure; I learnt so much about recruitment from the extremely pleasant knowledgeable staff who made me feel at home as part of the team throughout my internship. Cannot recommend more highly. An excellent team.

    Sarah Hepworth
  • Sanctuary Graduates is the best graduate recruitment company, which thrives off their peer-to-peer service that no other recruitment company provides. Tom and the team are a delightful bunch of people to work with; I cannot recommend a graduate recruitment company anymore!

    Patrick Schmidt
  • Undertaking a placement at Sanctuary Graduates is a great way to explore various different industries and understand what sort of jobs are out there once you graduate.

    Damian