Welcome to 1st Place Graduate Recruitment

1PGR is London’s leading graduate recruitment company placing exceptionally motivated and eager graduates into the top sales and recruitment teams in London. All offer exceptional training, progression and earning opportunities to enable you to reach your career goals.

Running under its current management since 2010 has seen 1PGR grow from strength to strength, taking on household name and FTSE 100 clients, working with international organisations and offering greater variety of careers to our graduates. 

How 1PGR Can Help You

1PGR was started by graduates for graduates. The entire team have been through university, know the challenge of finding the perfect first job and the perils of relocating to London. This means we know how best to help you! We have put all of our experience into ensuring we deliver the very best service possible to the graduates we work with, hence our Candidate Promises:

  • You will get a basic salary typically between £18,000 and £25,000 as a minimum.
  • We promise a commission structure that means you earn well above the average graduate salary of £26,500 (
  • We are committed to working only with companies who offer excellent training opportunities.
  • We operate a proven retention programme so will keep in touch even after you have started your role. We are here for advice, to bounce ideas off and to hear all of your successes!
  • Your long term career is important so all our clients offer a progression structure to maximise your potential.

Over the last 4 years, people we have placed have gone on to enjoy rapid career progression Earning potential is also high. Year on year our Graduates earn on average £32,000 in their first year. Working within a range of industries: business intelligence, media, legal, events and conferencing, medical and pharmaceutical, IT and technology, telecoms and financial ensures there are roles to suit every area of interest for the graduates we work with.

Clients are pre-screened to ensure 1PGR offers only the top opportunities to both fresh and more experienced Graduates.