Graduate Schemes 2018
Graduate Schemes in 2018 are open for applications. See what is available and start an exciting career journey.
competitive plus benefitsASAP
£27000 to 29000 per annum plus share schemeJun-2017
£28,000 plus benefitsNationwideSep-2017
£21000 to £40000 per annum plus OTE plus Bonus plus unpaidASAP
competitive plus benefitsNationwideASAP
competitive plus benefitsSouth East, Milton KeynesASAP
£18000 to 23000 per annumNationwideJun-2017
competitive plus benefitsWalesASAP
Competitive plus benefitsSouth East, South West, Loughborough, Charnwood, East Midlands, Brighton, Bristol, Scotland, Leeds, Yorkshire, EdinburghSep-2017
Competitive plus benefits plus BonusInternational (Europe), LondonSep-2017
What actually is a graduate scheme?
Graduate schemes, or graduate programmes, are set periods of employment that mix professional training and a real job. They traditionally last between one and three years and provide graduates with all the training, support and qualifications they need for their chosen careers. For example, these can include ACA/ACCA professional qualifications for careers in accountancy or chartership for careers in engineering.
Why a graduate scheme is perfect for your career
Graduate schemes give university leavers a complete grounding in their chosen career. Rotational graduate schemes also provide an opportunity to experience different departments within a company such as sales, marketing and finance and allow them to decide where their talents lie. Graduate schemes are usually the best way for graduates to work at some of the most prestigious and respected companies.
When is the best time to apply for a graduate scheme?
The traditional cycle for graduate schemes is as follows:
- September to December/January – Graduate schemes are open for applications.
- February to June – Applicants are screened and processed with offers given to successful students.
- September – Successful graduates who have accepted offers start their schemes!
Students should apply to graduate schemes while they are in their final year at university. Applicants should send applications off as soon as possible, employers have been known to close their schemes early.
New trends in graduate schemes in 2017 and 2018
The top graduate employers in the UK increased their graduate recruitment for a fifth consecutive year in 2016 and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. According to a report from High Fliers Research, graduate recruitment at the top 100 companies is expected to increase by 4.3% in 2017.