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  1. Accenture UK logo

    Manchester Software Engineering Graduate Programme 2020 - 2021

    Accenture UK

    Accenture UK

    Job

    Manchester, GB

    Job

    Manchester, GB

    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...

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  3. SSE logo

    Engineering

    SSE

    SSE

    Job

    Stanley, GB

    Job

    Stanley, GB

    You’ll work on meaningful engineering projects from the get-go and play a big part in our quest to build a better world of energy for the future. We’ll need you to work quickly and reliably under pressure and take advantage of the many learning oppor...

  4. SSE logo

    Business and Commercial

    SSE

    SSE

    Job

    Stanley, GB

    Job

    Stanley, GB

    Depending on the programme you choose, you could be involved in financial analysis, pricing and decision support, commercial and risk modelling. You’ll work on multiple live projects across the UK and be exposed to real business problems, that we’ll ...

  5. FDM UK logo

    Glasgow - Junior Business Intelligence Data Analyst

    FDM UK

    FDM UK

    Job

    Glasgow, GB

    Job

    Glasgow, GB

    Calling all data geeks!  Do you have a fascination for data and want to be part of providing insight that drives business decisions? Do you have an analytical and technical mindset with a passion for Information Technology? If your answer is yes then...

  6. FDM UK logo

    Graduate Software Testing

    FDM UK

    FDM UK

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    How It Works FDM’s Careers Programme bridges the gap between academia and the commercial world for graduates like you. Apply to the FDM Graduate Careers Programme Train in IT and business specialties in one of our award-winning academies Work on-s...

  7. Kennedys UK logo

    London Training Contract 2022

    Kennedys UK

    Kennedys UK

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, 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
  8. Admiral Group logo

    Job

    Cardiff, GB

    Apply now An exciting opportunity in one of the most important departments of a leading Financial Services company! About Admiral Admiral Group Plc is a FTSE100 company with a market capitalisation of £6bn+. Our Insurance and Price Comparison operati...

  9. KPMG UK logo

    Job

    Reading, GB

    Job details Location: Reading Capability: Audit Experience Level: Graduate Type: Full Time Service Line: Audit ACA / CA - Empowered Job description Audit is the largest of KPMG UK's practices, providing independent challenge and delivering quality au...

  10. KPMG UK logo

    Job

    Plymouth, GB

    Job details Location: Plymouth Capability: Audit Experience Level: Graduate Type: Full Time Service Line: Audit ACA / CA - Empowered Job description Audit is the largest of KPMG UK's practices, providing independent challenge and delivering quality a...

  11. EY UK logo

    IT Risk Assurance - Data Analytics graduate programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    What is IT Risk Assurance – Data Analytics at EY? As part of the Technology Risk team, we analyse data from various sources to help clients identify areas of risk within their processes. If they need improving, we find the best solutions for their bu...

  12. EY UK logo

    Tax graduate programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Reading, GB

    Job

    Reading, 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

    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...

  14. EY UK logo

    Tax graduate programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Manchester, GB

    Job

    Manchester, 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...

  15. EY UK logo

    Tax graduate programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    Job

    Edinburgh, 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...

  16. EY UK logo

    Business Risk Services graduate programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    What is Business Risk Services at EY? Part of Risk Advisory, we work with both Assurance and Consulting teams to help businesses be confident that their systems are safe and work as they’re supposed to. We ask questions like ‘what could go wrong?’ an...

  17. EY UK logo

    Actuarial - Life insurance graduate programme

    EY UK

    EY UK

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    Job

    Edinburgh, GB

    What is Actuarial - Life insurance at EY? From emerging markets to tech driven disruption, there are lots of new challenges facing the insurance industry. As part of the EMEIA (Europe, Middle East, India and Africa) Insurance Risk and Actuarial Servi...

  18. AlphaSights logo

    Graduate Associate Programme - German Speaker

    AlphaSights

    AlphaSights

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    September 2020 - German Speaking Associate – Client Services Team What should the start of your career look like? Do you look for an introduction to the world of business and exposure to a wide variety of industries? A role offering autonomy and meas...

  19. BAE Systems logo

    Test Systems Engineer

    BAE Systems

    BAE Systems

    Job

    Rochester, GB

    Job

    Rochester, GB

    Job Description You will work across all aspects of product development engineering, from requirements, through to design and implementation and then test and release. You will be involved in software development using Labview and TestStand toolsets ...

  20. mthree logo

    mthree Aspire Scholarship - UK and Europe

    mthree

    mthree

    Job

    London, GB

    Job

    London, GB

    The mthree Aspire Scholarship is a free 12-week on-line training bootcamp that equips you with the skills you need to be a Full-Stack Java Developer. We'll then work to place you on-site at one of our clients in a full-time paid role. You’ve worked h...

  21. Arriva UK logo

    Performance Data Quality Coordinator - 12 month Fixed Term Contract

    Arriva UK

    Arriva UK

    Job

    Sunderland, GB

    Job

    Sunderland, GB

    Introduction Job Description Summary To manage data quality and support the attribution and root cause coding of delays to improve the consistency and quality of performance data within Arriva Rail London Responsibilities Job Description To ensure t...

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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