Careers in


Our HR division offers a broad range of opportunities and great flexibility to move between roles, as well as the chance to travel to our events all over the world.

We place your development at the heart of everything that we do, whether that's growing your soft skills during our away days, collaborating on the business strategy and deliverables, or achieving your own personal objectives. If you're personable, determined and passionate about throwing yourself into whatever comes your way, HR could be the department for you.


Business Partner/Senior Business Partner

You'll provide strategic and commercial support for the business in terms of our peoples' roles.


You'll be responsible for carrying out all of our payroll, admin and HR on-site, including resourcing.


If you join us as an Advisor, you'll play an integral part in our HR team by reporting on all employee relations issues.

Learning & Development

You'll provide and create all of the learning and development across all business areas, including Leadership, Development, Sales, Marketing and Exhibitions.

Read stories from our HR team

Sandra's Story

"It is a joy to be part of such a successful and well respected team."

Recruitment & HR Advisor

Having worked for RXUK for 17 years, I always look forward to the changes and improvements we are making as a business and as a team, such as new initiatives, new people and new companies becoming part of Reed.

Every year is different and every day is different, which keeps the company current and attractive to new talent and to myself. The HR team is great to be a part of as we value the respect and support we provide each other, and also work extremely close together. 

Alison's Story

"The growth of the business keeps us on our toes in the HR team."

Global L&D Lead 

I’ve been here at Reed Exhibitions for four years now. It’s an exciting time to be in the exhibitions industry because of the pace of change and opportunities that brings. 

Being busy guarantees there’s never a dull moment. There’s plenty of laughter and fun in our team, both in the office and socially.

Stephanie's Story

"I am really proud to lead such a motivated, talented team."

HR Director

There are so many things to love and value about our team. We have a really diverse, challenging agenda – all focused on the business needs.

This means that we are all learning every day and able to enjoy true variation in our roles. We all learn from one another too – we each have our own area of passion and expertise and have a mindset of sharing that knowledge with our colleagues.

Career Progression in HR

Whether it's ExCel or Olympia, we love sending our team to fantastic events within the UK, as well to locations around the globe such as Cannes, Berlin and the US. In addition, roles within HR have the potential to be broadened within a global remit if you have the capability and willingness to expand your horizons with us.

Upskilling: We hold training sessions to empower our people with knowledge, such as our First Line Management course

Away Days: Once a month we go off-site to focus on how we can develop as a team and grow our own personal skill and talent

Travel: There are plenty of opportunities to attend UK shows, as well as the chance to go overseas to work on international shows

Working in HR

At Reed Exhibitions, our department is much more than just "HR".  We look for individuals who are strategic, operational, personable, driven and tenacious - the nature of HR is often solving complex issues and queries, so you'll need a balanced pragmatism to really excel in this role. To be truly successful, you'll be able to take into account both the business view and our peoples' needs. 

All of the roles within our HR department are extremely varied, which means you'll have many plates that are spinning but no two days are the same. Because of this, you'll need to be able to juggle your workload with big deliverables, while adding real operational value. You should possess a keen commercial understanding, as well as a passion for our business. If you can see the big picture across our organisation, roll your sleeves up and really get to know who we are, then you'll fit right in here. 

Stephanie, HR Director

"I think one of the delights of RX is that you'll get involved in all sorts of elements that you wouldn’t necessarily get involved in elsewhere."

Who does what in HR

Business Partner/Strategic


Learning and Development


Operational Delivery


We crunched the numbers to show what our HR department works on.

Whether you're looking to create development programmes for our people within our Learning and Development team, or support our business strategically in a Business Partner role, we'll help you get there with our on-going support and training.

HR team in numbers

days of training delivered annually
combined time at Reed for the team
emails are received a day
away days for Business Partners every year

You might not know

Our 'Rotations Programme' has just kicked off, where people across our UK business who come into or out of HR, can rotate into another role for a 9-12 month period.

We’ve launched a new induction for our Sales teams, an Emerging Talent programme targeting our future talent, and ‘RXpert’ sessions where internal experts share their knowledge with the wider business.

Recently, we've developed a new learning portal called ‘DevelopMe’ where everyone can access information, enrol onto sessions and upload articles to share with colleagues.

Trim content

© Copyright Reed Exhibitions 2021 


Back to top