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Understanding Graduate Schemes

There isn’t a strict definition, but graduate schemes tend to be defined by the following criteria:

Operated by large organisations e.g. Civil Service, NHS, Deloitte, HSBC

Fixed term – usually 18 months – 2 years. Most people are offered permanent jobs with the organisation at the end of the fixed term. These are jobs with some additional study/support elements.  Many operate a rotational system so that graduates spend some time working in different departments.

Well paid – they usually have better pay and benefits than other graduate options.

Competitive – when you hear in the media c.80 people applying for every graduate job, it’s generally graduate schemes they are talking about. Some organisations set entry requirements of 2.1 or above and some set UCAS requirements. There is also usually a long recruitment process.

Timeline – most (but not all) are open for applications in autumn and many (but not all) close by December.

You’re unlikely to find many graduate schemes specifically mentioning your degree in their role titles but many are open to graduates of any degree discipline. 

Graduate schemes are not the only route to a graduate job! Most graduates find graduate level work outside of graduate schemes.

General Graduate Opportunities 

Accountancy, Banking, Finance, Management Consultancy and Technology Consultancy

Specific Graduate Opportunities:

Banking & Finance

Business, Consulting and Management

Civil Service and Public Sector Roles

Information, Research and Analysis

Interpreting and Translating

Hospitality and Events Management

Human Resources


Public Relations & Communications







Banking & Finance

Banking Jobs UK – Banking related jobs board

EFinancialCareers – Banking and finance related jobs board

FinTRU – local company hiring graduates of any degree to work in finance

Inside Careers - Banking & Investments  - Banking and finance related jobs board

State Street – international company hiring graduates locally to work in banking and finance 

Accounting, Management and Technology Consultancy
Some international companies hiring graduates of any degree discipline to work in a range of areas including Accounting, business consultancy and technology consultancy:


Deloitte UK




Business, Consulting and Management

The NI Civil Service

The UK Civil Service and the Civil Service Fast Stream 

DFID  Department for International Development

HMRC have a graduate programme

HSC NI Graduate Scheme and NHS Graduate Management Scheme

National Graduate Development Programme (ngdp) Graduate training scheme for management within local government 

Personnel Today

Top Consultant

Association for Project Management Jobs

Project Management Institute Job Board

Project Manager Jobs

Information, Research and Analysis

Centre for Effective Services (NI organisation connecting research, policy and practice to improve outcomes for communities, children and young people across the island of Ireland). They run a Graduate Intern Programme. jobs in higher and further education

Office for National Statistics

NatCen- National Centre for Social Research

Government Social Research service- apply through Civil Service Jobs (NI, GB) and the Civil Service Fast Stream, provides evidence to understand, develop, implement, monitor and evaluate government policies and services. They employ social researchers in all the main government departments as well as the devolved administrations and other government bodies. See their website for useful detail about careers and the application process

Social Research Association-'Careers in research' section and job alert facility

Government Social Research Service (GSR)- LARIA- Local Authorities Research & Intelligence Association- some vacancies

Interpreting and Translating

The Chartered Institute of Linguists offers a Diploma in Translation and a Diploma in Public Service Interpreting.

The Institute of Translation & Interpreting - professional association for translators and interpreters in the UK

National Network for Interpreting for students to find out about careers in interpreting.

National Network for Translation

Association Internationale des Interpretes de Conference routes into Conference Interpreting

The European Commission has two separate language services, the Directorate-General for Translation and the Directorate-General for Interpretation These recruit staff independently of each other and according to different criteria.

Inbox Translation recruit freelance translators and interpreters

Translation Directorygateway for freelance translators and translation agencies.

Hospitality and Events Management

Association of Event Organisers (AEO)

Campaign Jobs


Albany Appointments

ESP Recruitment

Live Recruitment

Berkeley Scott - hospitality recruitment consultants.

Jobs in Hotels

The Caterer


Hospitality Guild for jobs in universities.

The Caterer - magazine available in printed or electronic format on a subscription basis, contains jobs and covers the latest issues, trends and developments affecting the hospitality industry.

Websites of major hotel groups.

National and local press.

Association of Event Organisers (AEO)

Directory of Design Consultants

Marketing and Creative Handbook

Human Resources

Many student and graduate jobs will be advertised on the main graduate websites.  See also:

Personnel Today

People Management Jobs



The Bookseller

Book People

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

Publishing Scotland

The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) - vacancies available for members to view.

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

Equip (Equality in Publishing) - sign up to view jobs.

Independent Publishers' Guild (IPG)

Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies

National press, particularly Guardian Jobs.

Local press in areas where publishing companies are concentrated, e.g. Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Bristol.

Agency Central

The Drum

Jobs in Print

Mercury Search

Print Week

Printing Job Vacancies

Local and regional press.

Future Recruitment

Harrison Scott Associates

Atwood Tate

Career Moves

Inspired Selection

Consumer-related fields: Advertising, Marketing, Market Research plus PR and Communications


Campaign Jobs


Many student and graduate jobs for Marketing and Market Research will be advertised on the main graduate websites.


Marketing Week

The Drum


Market Research

Research jobfinder

Market Research World

Some big Market Research companies with graduate programmes and internships (GfK NOPIpsos MORINielsen)


Adjobwall – entry level roles in advertising, media and communications


Public Relations & Communications

Student and graduate jobs aren’t always advertised through the main graduate websites, so look at the member directories for CIPR and PRCA and then individual company websites.  Speculative approaches work well in this industry.

CIPR (Chartered Institute of Public Relations) 

PR Week

PRCA (Public Relations Consultants Association)

Mediargh – entry level roles in media and communications


4 Talent - also follow them on twitter@4Talent. 

BBC Academy - The BBC also offers a wide variety of four-week work experience placements in all areas of the business, detailed at BBC Work Experience and individual job vacancies across the organisation at BBC Careers.  Ariel - BBC staff email newsletter, available by subscription.


Betty - TV Production Company specialising in factual programmes. CVs are submitted to betty’s talent team via The Talent Manager – or alternatively freelancers can email

British Interactive Media Association (BIMA)


Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC)


Channel 4 Careers

Creative Access - an organisation aiming to provide young BAME people with paid training opportunities in creative companies.

Creative SkillSet - The skills body for the creative industries. They have a Trainee Finder scheme to match individuals to placement opportunities; run meetup events (Open Doors) and host a professional online network for creatives (Hive)


DV Talent - a media services company behind the broadcast industry's central recruitment database (The Talent Manager)

Fremantle Media - TV Production Company. You can create an online profile which enables them to contact you if they have a position that may suit your skills and experience.

Guardian Jobs

Hold the Front Page

ITV Jobs



The Knowledge

Mama Youth Project - organisation to support young people in finding opportunities in media

Media Week

Latimer - Content producers

Pinewood television

Press Gazette

Princess Productions - CVs can be uploaded to Princess Productions via the database (Shine Talent

The Radio Academy

RDF Television - send your details to

Roundhouse - A life performance space with a variety of creative opportunities for young people


Sky Academy 

Viacom International Media Networks - 

Warner Brothers Television Production UK 

Some Short Courses 

How to Get into TV and Essential Skills for TV Researchers– both taught by established industry professionals 

Tourism  - offers travel advice, tourism statistics and job opportunities  - as above but for Scotland  - National Tourist Development Authority  - offer travel consultant opportunities suitable for graduates

Prospects Travel and Tourism