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  1. Travers Smith logo

    Training Contract 2022

    Travers Smith

    Travers Smith

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    We are currently accepting applications for Training Contracts for September 2022 or March 2023. Please click the apply button below to submit an application for the process.   Please note that due to the high level of applications received for train...

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  3. FDM UK logo

    Edinburgh - Graduate Software Developer

    FDM UK

    FDM UK

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    Your career starts here. Would you like a career built around your passion for technology? FDM Group is looking for dedicated problem-solvers who are eager to launch their career in Software Development to join our Graduate Programme based in Glasgow...

  4. FDM UK logo

    Glasgow - Graduate Software Test Analyst

    FDM UK

    FDM UK

    Job

    Glasgow, GB

    Job

    Glasgow, GB

    Ready to start a rewarding career in the ever-changing world of technology? Software testing is a critical part of the software development process. Organisations are currently heavily investing in new technology and techniques to improve the efficie...

  5. FDM UK logo

    Glasgow - Graduate Software Developer

    FDM UK

    FDM UK

    Job

    Glasgow, GB

    Job

    Glasgow, GB

    Find out about FDM’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) preparations here As a software developer you will be key to delivering technology solutions. You will learn how to write code that is modular, robust and scalable, design and develop software solutions whi...

  6. FDM UK logo

    Glasgow - Graduate Business Consultant

    FDM UK

    FDM UK

    Job

    Glasgow, GB

    Job

    Glasgow, GB

    the UK’s leading IT graduate employer, working with some of the world’s most reputable organisations including HSBC, AXA, Save the Children and Virgin Media to name a few. The training you will receive at the FDM academy will prepare you for a number...

  7. FDM UK logo

    2020 - Summer Graduate Technical Consultant - UK

    FDM UK

    FDM UK

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    Find out about FDM’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) preparations here We are currently recruiting for our 2020 graduates. Apply now to begin your application and reserve your place on our dedicated virtual assessment centres for final year students, running ...

  8. Kennedys UK logo

    Chelmsford Training Contract 2022

    Kennedys UK

    Kennedys UK

    Job

    Chelmsford, GB

    Job

    Chelmsford, GB

    Obtaining a training contract at Kennedys, will be the start of an exciting and successful career in a global law firm. At Kennedys, you will gain early responsibility and client contact developing you into an excellent solicitor, capable of running ...

    Deadline 31 Dec. 2020 22:59
  9. Kennedys UK logo

    Birmingham SQE Training Programme 2021 - Birmingham Liability

    Kennedys UK

    Kennedys UK

    Job

    Birmingham, GB

    Job

    Birmingham, GB

    Our programme will prepare you for the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), the new route to qualification that is coming into effect from Autumn 2021. The new SQE training programme will take the form of a Graduate Solicitor Apprenticeship and allows y...

  10. EY UK logo

    Cyber Security graduate programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    Help our clients strengthen their cyber security, gain invaluable experience and learn from our talented team, while you progress towards achieving industry qualifications. What is Cyber Security at EY? We support our clients to understand and manage...

  11. EY UK logo

    Tax graduate programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Luton, GB

    Job

    Luton, GB

    What is Tax at EY? Tax affects every aspect of our lives and laws are always changing. We help local and global organisations from start-ups to influential multinationals, manage every element of their business’s tax. Applications to this programme a...

  12. EY UK logo

    Tax graduate programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Leeds, GB

    Job

    Leeds, GB

    What is Tax at EY? Tax affects every aspect of our lives and laws are always changing. We help local and global organisations from start-ups to influential multinationals, manage every element of their business’s tax. Applications to this programme a...

  13. EY UK logo

    Tax graduate programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Birmingham, GB

    Job

    Birmingham, GB

    What is Tax at EY? Tax affects every aspect of our lives and laws are always changing. We help local and global organisations from start-ups to influential multinationals, manage every element of their business’s tax. Applications to this programme a...

  14. EY UK logo

    Technology Risk Graduate Programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Manchester, GB

    Job

    Manchester, GB

    What is Technology Risk? Technology is at the heart of most modern organisations. As well as opening a world of opportunities, technology exposes organisations to a variety of risks. We help our clients to identify and manage these risks to protect t...

  15. EY UK logo

    Technology Risk Graduate Programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Belfast, GB

    Job

    Belfast, GB

    What is Technology Risk? Technology is at the heart of most modern organisations. As well as opening a world of opportunities, technology exposes organisations to a variety of risks. We help our clients to identify and manage these risks to protect t...

  16. BAM Nuttall UK logo

    Quantity Surveyor

    BAM Nuttall UK

    BAM Nuttall UK

    Job

    GB

    Job

    GB

    Working at Bam Nuttall We offer career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines, from apprentice to director level, across the UK. We value equality, diversity and fairness. Our company is made stronger by the different perspectives people brin...

  17. Croudace UK logo

    Assistant Architectural Technologist

    Croudace UK

    Croudace UK

    Job

    Letchworth Garden City, GB

    Job

    Letchworth Garden City, GB

    Assistant Architectural Technologist About the opportunity: We have an exciting opportunity for a recent graduate to join our Technical Department in Letchworth to assist with the preparation of 2D/3D computer drawings and models for design, planning...

  18. Grant Thornton UK logo

    Graduate Programme - Tax

    Grant Thornton UK

    Grant Thornton UK

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    We’ve designed our three-year graduate programme to take you on a journey from graduate to professionally qualified business adviser. In that time, you’ll pack in lots of learning and new experiences. You’ll help us provide market leading business ad...

  19. Dorset Software Services Ltd logo

    Graduate Network Infrastructure Engineer

    Dorset Software Services Ltd

    Dorset Software Services Ltd

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    Is it you we've been looking for? Benefit from broad and comprehensive training along with a wealth of real-life project experience that will continue to challenge and fulfil you as your career progresses. Dorset Software is currently recruiting enth...

  20. Babcock International Group logo

    Graduate Quantity Surveyor

    Babcock International Group

    Babcock International Group

    Job

    Plymouth, GB

    Job

    Plymouth, GB

    Babcock is a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services across defence, emergency services and civil nuclear markets in the UK and more widely across the globe. Our business in Plymouth is a key strategic partner to our customers; the...

  21. Babcock International Group logo

    Graduate Project Management - Land

    Babcock International Group

    Babcock International Group

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    The Land sector generates revenue in excess of £1.6bn and employs close to 11,000 skilled personnel around the globe. Together, we provide vital support for civil and military customers’ large-scale fleets of vehicles and equipment; and we deliver hi...

What is a graduate scheme?

A graduate scheme is a training programme which provides recent graduates with hands-on practical experience with a company, giving them a head-start into the working world. It involves a very structured training period. You have the potential to take on a few different roles and placements in different areas of the company during your time there.

When do graduate schemes start?

Starting dates vary from company to company but often the application process for a graduate scheme begins in September of your final year. The start dates then for the successful candidates are usually the following September.

How long does a graduate scheme last?

A graduate scheme programme usually lasts one to possibly three years and will involve a series of placements and rotations within the company, giving you the chance to explore which direction you might want to pursue in your future career.

Why do a graduate scheme?

A graduate scheme can serve as a great entry-level position for recent graduates. It can also serve as a valuable experience that will help you decide which career path is right for you. Also, graduate schemes often offer training, personal development and mentorship, so you will benefit from the ability to quickly progress onto higher roles within a company. You also communicate with people at different positions which will help you build a good network and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of others.

Who can do a graduate scheme?

Graduate schemes are mostly suitable for graduates. Different companies look for different criteria. Most commonly, companies look for graduates with a 2.1 or higher, but some consider applicants with a 2.2 grade point average given that they are able to back up their skills with extracurricular activities or other valuable experiences.

Types of graduate schemes

There are multiple types of graduate schemes, in various different sectors for graduates to choose from. Organisations adjust their programmes to the needs of their graduate and of their organisation. Popular types of graduate schemes are HR graduate schemes, marketing graduate schemes, and finance graduate schemes. We have them all on Magnet.me so check them out.

Most popular companies that offer a graduate scheme:

  1. NHS graduate schemes and other opportunities
  2. Aldi graduate schemes and other opportunities
  3. Barclays graduate schemes and other opportunities
  4. MI5 graduate schemes and other opportunities
  5. HSBC graduate schemes and other opportunities

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