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  1. Nomura UK logo

    2021 - Women’s Immersion - London

    Nomura UK

    Nomura UK

    Posted 28 August 2020

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    Programme overview Programme Dates: March - April, 2021 (specific dates to be confirmed) If you are an ambitious, high achieving candidate in your first year of university or second year of a four-year course (graduating in 2023), and would like a un...

    Deadline: 10 January 2021 22:59
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  3. Nomura UK logo

    2021 - Explore Nomura Programme - London

    Nomura UK

    Nomura UK

    Posted 28 August 2020

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    Programme overview Programme Dates: March - April, 2021 (specific dates to be confirmed) If you are an ambitious, high achieving candidate in your first year of university or second year of a four-year course (graduating in 2023), and would like a un...

    Deadline: 10 January 2021 22:59
  4. SSE logo

    IT and Technology

    SSE

    SSE

    Posted 4 July 2020

    Job

    Stanley, GB

    Job

    Stanley, GB

    SSE IT underpins the technology needs of all the different businesses that make up the SSE Group. Graduates on this scheme will rotate around many areas such as emerging technology, infrastructure support, system architecture and project management. ...

  5. Kennedys UK logo

    Taunton SQE Training Programme 2021 - Professional Liability/Claims Handling

    Kennedys UK

    Kennedys UK

    Posted 5 June 2020

    Job

    Taunton, GB

    Starts at 1 August 2021

    Job

    Taunton, GB

    Starts at 1 August 2021

    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...

  6. Kennedys UK logo

    Taunton Training Contract 2021

    Kennedys UK

    Kennedys UK

    Posted 5 June 2020

    Job

    Taunton, GB

    Job

    Taunton, 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 December 2020 22:59
  7. Kennedys UK logo

    Manchester SQE Training Programme 2021 - Fraud

    Kennedys UK

    Kennedys UK

    Posted 5 June 2020

    Job

    Manchester, GB

    Job

    Manchester, 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...

    Deadline: 31 December 2020 22:59
  8. TPP logo

    Business Analyst

    TPP

    TPP

    Posted 11 April 2020

    Job

    Leeds, GB

    Job

    Leeds, GB

    We are looking for bright and driven graduates from all disciplines to work on exciting projects in our Analyst team. You will work across a range of healthcare settings to understand requirements, and then collaborate with Software Developers to des...

    Deadline: 20 December 2020 22:59
  9. Centrica UK logo

    Controls and Instrumentation Engineering Graduate

    Centrica UK

    Centrica UK

    Posted 22 November 2019

    Job

    Windsor, GB

    Starts at 1 October 2020

    Job

    Windsor, GB

    Starts at 1 October 2020

    Controls and Instrumentation Engineering Graduate £32,000 plus £3,000 starting bonus Start date 1st October 2020 UK-wide and Ireland THE OPPORTUNITY Complete a three-year programme that enables you to develop into a well-rounded professional Engin...

  10. Nucleargraduates logo

    Strategy

    Nucleargraduates

    Nucleargraduates

    Posted 24 October 2019

    Job

    Workington, GB

    Starts at 28 September 2020

    Job

    Workington, GB

    Starts at 28 September 2020

    Job Description   Established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), nucleargraduates is a ground-breaking graduate programme created to develop a new generation of talented graduates for the UK nuclear industry. Sponsored by a by a formidab...

  11. Nucleargraduates logo

    Environmental Science

    Nucleargraduates

    Nucleargraduates

    Posted 24 October 2019

    Job

    Workington, GB

    Starts at 28 September 2020

    Job

    Workington, GB

    Starts at 28 September 2020

    Established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), nucleargraduates is a ground-breaking graduate programme created to develop a new generation of talented graduates for the UK nuclear industry. Sponsored by a by a formidable partnership of ...

  12. IQVIA UK logo

    Graduate Text Mining Analyst - Bioinformatics

    IQVIA UK

    IQVIA UK

    Posted 4 July 2020

    Job

    Cambridge, GB

    Job

    Cambridge, GB

    IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that h...

  13. IQVIA UK logo

    Graduate Full Stack Developer(Javascript)

    IQVIA UK

    IQVIA UK

    Posted 4 July 2020

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    IQVIA™ is the leading human data science company focused on helping healthcare clients find unparalleled insights and better solutions for patients. Formed through the merger of IMS Health and Quintiles, IQVIA offers a broad range of solutions that h...

  14. Kennedys UK logo

    London SQE Training Programme 2021 - Travel

    Kennedys UK

    Kennedys UK

    Posted 5 June 2020

    Job

    London, GB

    Starts at 1 August 2021

    Job

    London, GB

    Starts at 1 August 2021

    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...

  15. Kennedys UK logo

    London SQE Training Programme 2021 - Professional Liability

    Kennedys UK

    Kennedys UK

    Posted 5 June 2020

    Job

    London, GB

    Starts at 1 August 2021

    Job

    London, GB

    Starts at 1 August 2021

    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...

  16. Kennedys UK logo

    London SQE Training Programme 2021 - Healthcare

    Kennedys UK

    Kennedys UK

    Posted 5 June 2020

    Job

    London, GB

    Starts at 1 August 2021

    Job

    London, GB

    Starts at 1 August 2021

    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...

  17. Kennedys UK logo

    Birmingham SQE Training Programme 2021 - Professional Liability

    Kennedys UK

    Kennedys UK

    Posted 5 June 2020

    Job

    Birmingham, GB

    Starts at 1 August 2021

    Job

    Birmingham, GB

    Starts at 1 August 2021

    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...

  18. Accenture UK logo

    Software Engineering Graduate Programme 2020 - 2021

    Accenture UK

    Accenture UK

    Posted 21 April 2020

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    Starts at 1 October 2020

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    Starts at 1 October 2020

    Software Engineering Graduate Programme   Unlock the power of your mind  Discover how powerful minds can make unique contributions. Bring your own to a career at Accenture and see how you create change in the world around you. We empower you to be yo...

  19. Accenture UK logo

    Information Security Graduate Programme 2020-2021

    Accenture UK

    Accenture UK

    Posted 21 April 2020

    Job

    London, GB

    Starts at 1 October 2020

    Job

    London, GB

    Starts at 1 October 2020

    Information Security Graduate Programme Unlock the power of your mind Discover how powerful minds can make unique contributions. Bring your own to a career at Accenture, and see how you create change in the world around you. We empower you to be your...

  20. Explore Learning logo

    Assistant Director Graduate Role (Marketing Graduate)

    Explore Learning

    Explore Learning

    Posted 30 June 2020

    Job

    Guildford, GB

    Job

    Guildford, GB

    We’re looking for: Ambitious individuals with a passion for education Incredible leaders who will inspire teams Graduates with a strong academic record We accept applications throughout the year, and you can even defer your start date for up to 12...

  21. Centrica UK logo

    Electrical Engineering Graduate

    Centrica UK

    Centrica UK

    Posted 22 November 2019

    Job

    Windsor, GB

    Starts at 1 October 2020

    Job

    Windsor, GB

    Starts at 1 October 2020

    Electrical Engineering Graduate Programme £32,000 plus £3,000 starting bonus Start date 1st October 2020 UK-wide and Ireland THE OPPORTUNITY Complete a three-year programme that enables you to develop into a well-rounded professional Engineer. WHA...

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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