- 3M. 3m generates innovative products - they are a diversified technology company. They have operations worldwide. Products manufactured in the UK include coated abrasives, occupational health and environmental safety equipment, adhesive tapes, industrial microbiology products, drug delivery systems, high-performance coatings, secure documents and passport scanners. Graduate opportunities exist in engineering, business and R&D. The engineering progarmnme requires a degree in a STEM subject. You will have 2 assignments at different manufacturing locations within the UK over a 12 to 24 month time period, before settling into a permanent position at one of the UK sites. The R&D role requires science graduates. As a business graduate, you will join one of their team straight away.
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- AB Foods. They are one of the biggest food manufacturers in the UK and a major international business. They offer 5 graduate programmes in supply chain & operations, commercial sales, engineering, marketing and technical. They recruit c20 graduates each year to join six businesses. You need 280 UCAS points to apply. For engineering you require either an electrical, chemical or mechanical engineering degree. For the technical role, you must have a food science or food nutrition degree. for the marketing , sales and suppply chain roles, they do not stipulate a degree. The programmes vary in length, from 18 months to 2 years. Some stay in one place, others involve a series of placements.
- Accenture Technology Graduate Programme. The programme enables you to join Accenture Technology Solutions (ATS): the global network of IT specialists and experts who develop, deploy and maintain client systems and software. You will be provided with the support, training and tools you need to design, build, test and support high-quality solutions and hone your skills across the full range of technologies such as Java, Oracle, iOS, Salesforce, SAP and others.
- Aggregate Industries. They quarry, manufacture and supply a wide range of heavy building materials to the construction industry. They don’t believe in a ‘one size fits all’ approach to graduate training so when you join you will be offered a development path tailored specifically to you, to develop you both personally and professionally. You will be given a series of real business projects to work on, which could be based anywhere in the country. To support the ‘hands-on’ experience you gain during your projects, which normally last around 6 months each; you will also receive a structured training. They recruit from a range of academic disciplines including business, management systems, engineering and geology, as well as other technically orientated subjects such as manufacturing, quarrying and environmental sciences.
- Air Products. Their European Graduate Programme is designed for graduates wishing to pursue careers in engineering (including mechanical, chemical and electronic), manufacturing, finance, IT, procurement, sales, R&D and marketing. With support from human recourses and an assigned company-mentor, you ultimately plan and determine your own career path through a rotation of three assignments over three years. This means that you gain experience of working in different functions, countries, disciplines and environments - from fully equipped laboratories, to onsite production plants or in one of the many offices around the world. Air Products serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services.
- Airbus. A range of programmes exists from working in an international environment to a structured entry programme across different technical and business areas. These can be within Airbus or as part of the wider EADS Group. The Direct Entry Graduate (DEG) Programme offers the opportunity to master managerial and technical skills. It combines structured placements with focused training and the possibility of international assignments. The DEG programme is a two-year programme (three years for Finance) that combines a number of placements with specialist training in the UK, as well as France, Germany and Spain.The DEG Programme includes a number of disciplines from Engineering to Support Functions like Finance or Supply Chain.
The Airbus Volunteer for International Experience (VIE) Programme provides paid work experience internationally in a technical or business function. Assignments are worldwide and typically last between one and two years. They are within technical or business functions including engineering, manufacturing or support functions such as finance, marketing and HR.
The EADS PROfessional and GRaduate Entry Support Scheme (PROGRESS) is a two-year programme and offers the opportunity to work in multinational teams at different Airbus locations and the sites of the various EADS companies. It is open to graduates and professionals with a maximum of three years professional experience (including internships longer than 6 months) and a minimum of six months experience abroad.
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- Alstom. Over the two-year programme, you undertake a selection of 3-6 month placements one of which will be overseas. Alstom operates out of more than 30 locations across the country and employs over 6,500 people within its Transport, Power and Grid Sectors, helping to develop the UK's power, transmission and transport infrastructure. Their preference is for a Masters degree.
- Amec Foster Wheeler. They recruit within three main disciplines: Business, Science and Environment and Engineering. Each of these disciplines provides opportunities within Environment & Infrastructure (E&I), Transmission & Distribution (T&D), Clean Energy and Oil & Gas (O&G) business areas and there are a wide range of technical and non-technical opportunities available.
- ARCADIS. As a graduate consultant, you’ll join other graduates and senior employees on new and existing projects for a range of clients across the UK and abroad. A wide range of site and office based experience will underpin your career development. They are interested in you if you are reading; biology, chemistry, computer science, ecology, engineering (chemical, civil, electrical, mechanical), environmental science, ergonomics, geology, geotechnical, hydrogeology, maths, physics, project management and quantity surveying.
- ARM Holdings. They run a Graduate Development programme and have a number of opportunities for engineers (electrical or software) and computer science graduates.
- Arqiva. They are a leading communications infrastructure and media services company providing much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK. They offer a range of graduate programmes. They specifically look for those studying Engineering, IT, Maths, Physics or Telecommunications related degrees.
- ARUP. They regularly offer graduate opportunities across all of their areas of expertise. Their core functions include building design, economics & planning, infrastructure design, management consulting and specialist technical services. They look for graduates, not only in engineering but also in a wide range of planning, management and consulting roles. As part of your development many graduates will be given the opportunity to be seconded to manufacturers, contractors, specialist suppliers or other relevant academic or industrial institutions. Within the first two years you can also apply to work overseas. International placements can last anything from a month to a few years. Depending on the group you join, your professional training could be towards becoming a chartered engineer, completing corporate finance qualifications or other professional chartership. You will also have the opportunity to register for hundreds of professional training modules and masters-level modular studies.
- AstraZeneca. Offer an IT leadership programme. This two-year programme comprises four rotations, each lasting six months and each increasing in the responsibility and challenge it offers. You could be working on business process change, testing business solutions, implementing cloud-based technologies, developing mobile applications and lots more besides. You need a degree in information science, computer science, engineering, information systems management, biotech or other IT-related disciplines.
- Atkins. There are graduate opportunities available in Aerospace, Building Design, Communications & Systems, Defence, Development Infrastructure, Environment Services, Finance, Geotechnics & Tunnelling, Management Consultants, Nuclear Power, Oil & Gas, Rail & Metro and Water. They are looking for related degrees in engineering, computer science, geology, IT, business & management, accounting, physics & maths.
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- Atos. Opportunities exist within Design, Systems Integration, Managed Services, Service & Supplier Management, Project Management, Sales, HR, Marketing & Communications and Finance. Different programmes offer different experiences. Some give a selection of rotations in different areas, while others focus on a single particular area, allowing you to develop deep technical expertise.
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Azko Nobel. Their Graduate Development Programme offers structured training and support. There is the Graduate Recruitment & Development Team, the Buddy Scheme, a mentor or business sponsor relationship and the Graduate Network Committee. Opportunities exist within R&D, Engineering for Manufacturing, Supply Chain, IT, Purchasing, Sales, Marketing, HR and Finance.
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- Babcock. They offer over 100 engineering, technical, science, business and management graduates each year. They primarily recruit into Engineering & Technical and Business Support. The former are drawn from related degrees, the later from a range of degree disciplines. You will be assigned a buddy, mentor and programme manager on joining.
- BAE Systems. They have a host of opportunities in aircraft maintenance & support engineering, civil engineering, electrical & electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, naval engineering, nuclear engineering, process engineering, product safety engineering, software engineering, systems engineering, business development, finance, HR, manufacturing & operations, quality management , project management, procurement, inport/export, information mangement & technology and commercial contracts. Their Graduate Development Programme is a two-year graduate entry scheme into business and engineering roles. They have a broad range of engineering roles ranging from Software and Systems Engineers through to Naval Architects. You need an engineering, numerate or scientific discipline to qualify. In terms of business roles they are always on the lookout for talent across Project Management, Procurement, Commercial, as well as Sales and Marketing disciplines. BAE also offer the Sigma Leadership Programme. This is 3+ years of multiple placements, each lasting between 6-12 months, designed to develop you as an engineering or business leader. Finally BAE offer Finance Leader Development Programme, a 5 year entry scheme designed for graduates interested in senior finance roles. In the first three years, you will undertake three 12-month placements in a range of locations in the UK, gaining experience of; financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting and project accounting.
- Barclays. They offer graduate programmes in technology in both corporate and investment banking and retail and business banking. In the former you could be working on powerful analytical systems, supporting new products, creating trading systems or contributing to strategic decision-making. In the later, as part of the Future Leaders Development Programme, you’ll focus on Digital and Mobile Offshore Technology Centres, Architecture or Innovation. You need a Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Chemistry or an engineering-related degree.
BASF. They offer university graduates a framework to grow and progress. There are a wide variety of opportunities available to economists, scientists, humanities graduates and engineers. They support future specialists and managers through tailored programs, and by working with experienced experts, taking language courses, and completing individual training schemes.
- BBC. They offer a software Engineering graduate scheme. Its a two-year Software Developer graduate scheme enabling you to experience four different areas of BBC Design and Engineering. During your 4 six month rotations you will become experienced in many different languages and methodologies, getting the chance to work on a variety of platforms, from an iOS app to developing scalable code on Amazon Web Services. Places are available in Salford and London. They offer the UX Design Trainee Scheme. Join a team of innovative and supportive UX designers and get involved with the insight, imagination and regular research used to create incredible experiences for people across the world. On this year-long programme you'll rotate across a range of products – from iPlayer to News, from Sport to CBeebies. You’ll work on real projects with senior members of UX, as well as technical and editorial teams from across the BBC. You’ll gain unparalleled experience, as you get involved in user research, information architecture, content analysis, interaction design, visual design, prototyping and much more. Placements available in London and Salford. You need a degree in design and an outstanding portfoloio.
- BMT Defence Services. BMT Defence Services offers whole ship design and technical support for submarines, warships and auxiliary vessels within UK and international defence. They have supported many major UK and international naval and land platform programmes and are at the cutting edge of technology and science. they are based in Bath, Fareham and Weymouth. They offer a number of grdaute proles namely: naval engineer, naval architect, combat developer, combat systems engineer and systems engineer. They provide support to acheive chartered engineer status. They require student studying mechanical, systems, maritime or electrical engineering, ship science, naval architecture, software development, computer science, marine systems or marine sports technology.
- Boxfusion. Boxfusion Consulting is a provider of specialised consultancy to support the implementation of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence applications at Blue Chip organisations across a range of industries. They are recruiting for Business Application Consultants as part of their Graduate Intake. The role will see you working at clients across the UK and Europe. Typically working as part of a team, and often working alongside consultants from the global consultancies, you will be responsible for identifying and defining how a customer’s critical business processes can be supported through the use of CRM and Business Intelligence software. Following this analysis, you will then be responsible for configuring the software to support the customer’s business. Boxfusion are not expecting you to be an IT or computer expert, although being able to demonstrate an interest and some experience in any programming language would be a real advantage. You’ll need to be able to understand high level concepts and then build a solution that meets the needs of the client you’re working with.
- BT. They run six programmes; HR, Marketing, Legal, Sales, Business Management and Technology. They are all based in London apart from the technology posts, which are located in Ipswich, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow. For this programme you will need a qualification in Computer science, electronics, electronic engineering, maths, physics or an IT related subject. Most programmes are 2 years, some of which are rotational.
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- Cambridge Consultants. They specialise in innovative product development and work with some of the world’s leading blue chips, as well as the virtual development team for ambitious start-up companies. They supply innovative product development engineering and technology consulting from innovative concept right the way through to taking a product into manufacturing.They are based in Cambridge, UK, and Boston, USA. Most of their projects deliver prototype hardware or software and trial production batches. They do not offer an actual gradute scheme, but put graduates stright into the most applicable role. They are interested in students reading a technical or scientific discipline.
Capula. They are interested in software and hardware graduates and are particularly keen on graduates who have some experience, often gained through an 'Industrial Placement'. Typically, you require a degree in Computer Science/Studies, Control/ Automation/Instrumentation Systems, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or other technical or numerate degrees that includes a significant amount of coding/programming or hardware design. They are pleased to receive speculative CVs from graduates at any time of the year. They have locations in Thames Valley, Stone, Gloucester, Cumbria and Aberdeen.
- CB&I. The CB&I Training Program is a two-year rotational working experience for students who have recently graduated from universities around the world. They are interested in grads with dgrees in engineering, construction, busines, HR, and IT. Trainees have the opportunity to work in their home country or they may be given assignments in other regions of the world. The program is designed to expose each trainee to various functions within the company. CB&I is one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement and construction companies and a major process technology licensor. They provide a range of solutions to customers in the energy and natural resource industries.
- CDK Global. They are the market leading supplier of software and services to the retail automotive industry. Theyoffer a number of 2 year graduate schemes. Opportunities exist in product management, opeartions, product development, software development and financial and market analysis. All the schemes are designed to give you maximum exposure to the international technology or operational functions.
- CHP Consulting. CHP Consulting is the supplier of ALFA Systems, the leading software platform for top asset finance companies worldwide. They offer a graduate scheme with a number of intakes each year. You do not need a technical degree to apply but you do need a strong academic record and an interest in technology and finance. All the stages of the standard project lifecycle are carried out with the client, so you will need to be willing to work at different locations around the country. Their offices are based in London. Every consultant at CHP starts off by learning the product from the inside out. That means software development and the early years as a consultant with CHP will have a heavy technical bias.
- CISCO. They do not run graduate programmes as such but there are a number of graduate positions for engineers, Sales and IT graduates.
- Citi. Analyst programmes in technology infrastrucure and operations. As an Analyst on the Infrastructure team, you will translate business requirements and needs into information technology solutions, bridging the gap between various businesses and the Technology staff. As a member of the Application Developer team, you will be involved with an existing application or with a brand new one. All positions support either Corporate, Institutional Clients Group or Global Wealth Management businesses. Citi use numerous development languages (C++, Java, .net, etc.), databases (Oracle, Sybase, SQL) and hardware. They develop in-house products for unique business needs, leverage industry-recognised components (WebLogic, Sharepoint, etc.) and use vendor products where applicable. You will need a passion for technology.
- CGI. (formerly Logica). CGI recruit graduates into everything from Space and Defence to Bid Management, Cyber-Security to Project Management. Some of these roles are highly technical; others are more business focused. They recruit c100 graduates a year, mostly from technical backgrounds. Sales and marketing roles tend to be carried out by IT professionals who have the technical, business and marketing skills. They require IT or Computer Science degrees, although they will consider other STEM or Business degrees if you have technical experience relevant to the job specification. They also require 240 UCAS points at A level. You need to complete their application form. This is followed by online tests and an assessment centre.
- Controls & Data Services. They are part of the Rolls-Royce Group.They offer opportunities in all aspects of engineering - electrical, mechanical, software and systems. Also in manufacturing, finance, quality ans supply chain, HR, technical services and planning & logistics.
Cummins. The Graduate Development Scheme is offered from most UK sites (Birmingham, Newcastle, Leeds) and consists of a wide range of placement positions. Priority is given to their successful placement students. They are interested in Engineering students BSc or MSc - Mechanical Engineering are particularly sought after. Other subjects suitable for their positions include, aeronautical, automotive or manufacturing engineering, also Computer Aided Engineering and Business Studies. In all cases they have a preference for graduates who have undertaken a 4 year programme including a years work experience in a manufacturing or commercial environment. They are also interested in graduates with a second language to work in their overseas offices.
- CVS (UK) Ltd. CVS (UK) Limited was established in August 1999 to acquire and operate veterinary practices which were well established within their local community and had a reputation for high quality service. CVS provides professional management expertise in the areas of finance, personnel, practice management, Health & Safety etc, thereby relieving the local staff of many administrative tasks, to enable them to concentrate on clinical care.CVS offer a New Graduate Progarmme. This will provide you with mentoring at a practice level and you will get the opportunity to visit some of the larger sites, including one of their laboratories and a referral centre, to enable you to understand how these areas of the business operate and how they can be of benefit to you. he clinics where New Graduates are placed are successful and well equipped clinics with well structured consulting and operating times. At a clinical level you will be teamed up with experienced vets to support you with the day to day challenges of your first year in practice
- DHL. This global logistics company offers a range of graduate programmes, including operations, finance, HR and procurement. The operations scheme is 24 months with 2 placements , the finance and procurement are 36 months and 3 placements. The GROW Graduate Program offers participants the opportunity to obtain major responsibility at national and international locations, extensive project-related experience and targeted career guidance. Its 18 months at Deutsche Post DHL.
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- Dialog Semi Conductor. They are seeking proactive, commercially aware, and technically excellent individuals for their graduate development programme.
- Delcam. They are one of the world's leading innovators in CADCAM technology. With their main base is located in Birmingham where the Company has its main software product development activity, together with its headquarters for international software sales and customer support, UK sales and tooling services divisions. There are a range of opportunities available for graduate software and application engineers.
- Dell. They run a Graduate Development Program (Operations and Client Solutions) globally.
- Deutsche Bank Global Technology Division. You’ll be offered the opportunity to rotate across the varied Global Technology divisions and experience different roles and aspects of our business. Some of our graduates work in technical areas, such as programming. Others take a broader business view and work with customers to apply technology to their organizations and processes. You can join in a variety of roles within three functions - Management, Analysis or Development. You won’t need to be a technical expert to join Global Technology. They are looking for people who combine broad business awareness with an interest in, and aptitude for, technology. Similarly, your degree can be in any discipline but Science, Technology (MIS, Informational), Engineering (Computer, Electrical, Industrial & Operational, others), Maths, Physics, Computer Science, and Business are particularly relevant.
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- E2V. A company who delivers advanced technology for high performance systems. They offer three graduate schemes: business, finance and a technical and engineering scheme. On each placement you will work on real projects including customer projects, internal improvement projects and cross functional micro-placements that will give you a deep understanding of e2v. On top of your own tailored placement scheme you will take part in the Graduate Development Programme. This is a modular programme designed specifically for e2v graduates to equip you with the business skills and acumen you will need to succeed in a commercial business. For the technical and engineering progarmme you need Engineering based degrees including mechanical, electronic, systems and chemical or Science based degrees including physics, chemistry and material science. A minimum 2.2 is required.
FDM. FDM Group is an IT services provider, offering six Graduate Programmes: Project Management, Java Development, .Net Development, Application Support, Software Testing and Infrastructure support. The FDM graduate programme combines 10-16 weeks of fast track training with two years of commercial IT experience. After the initial training, you move on to become a professional IT Consultants, representing FDM on client assignments for a minimum of two years. During the training programme, you will learn the technical and commercial skills required to be successful in the IT industry. It is preferable if you have studied computing, maths, science, engineering, electronics, business or electronics.
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- Fidelity. Technology programme with this global Asset managemnt firm. You’ll work with business teams to understand and document their business needs, then liaise with developers and system architects to clearly define those requirements and implement solutions to meet them. You’ll write and analyse SQL scripts yourself, creating and reviewing test scripts for system integration and user acceptance. The programme runs in London, Kent and Surrey. You need to be analytical with a passion for technology and a keen interest in financial services and investment management.
- Fidessa. They provide multi-asset trading and investment infrastructure, market data and analysis, and decision making and workflow technology to the banking community globally. $15 trillion worth of transactions flow across their global network each year. They offer a number of graduates the opportunity to develop their careers in their business. They look for high calibre, enthusiastic graduates with computing or numerate degrees and an interest in the investment marketplace. Typical Graduate roles include Developer, Trading Support Analyst, Software Support Analyst, Technical Support Analyst, Trading Platform Engineer, Connectivity Engineer, Data Operations Analyst and QA Analyst.
- First Derivatives. A leading provider of products and consulting services to the capital markets industry. Focused on financial institutions that work cross-asset, often with multi-system and/or high volume trading activities, the Company scopes, designs, develops, implements and supports a broad range of mission critical data and trading systems across front, middle and back-office operations. They are based in Ireland. They offer a Graduate Options programme which is a 2 year Technology programme. After this you can then specialise in areas such as trading technology, software engineering, financial engineering, data science or global technology marketing.
Fujitsu. An 18-month modular Graduate Development Programme which concentrates on personal impact, business awareness and leadership. Roles exist in HR, Data Centre & Networks, Finance, Project Management, Service Delivery Management, Sales, ITG and Commercial Practice.
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GCHQ. Joining GCHQ at graduate entry level is not like being on a typical 'general' graduate scheme. Primarily offering 'direct entry' routes for graduates, some of the roles require a specific or specialist degree, whilst others are wide open. Specialist degree options include; Cyber security, Information Assurance, IT, Internet & Engineering, Information & Communications Technology Research, Telecommunications Engineering, Maths, Information Specialists (Librarians) and Language & Culture Specialists. Non-degree specific roles include Leadership Development Scheme, and Corporate Support. They also run a graduate leadership development scheme - for students with any degree discipline. You will gain experience and knowledge of the work through a series of 6-12 month business placements.
GE. In Europe, they offer The Edison Engineering Development Programme (EEEP), The Financial Management Programme (FMP), and Leadership Programmes in Information Technology, Operations and Manufacturing/Operations (OMLP). There are also a number of business specific programmes. EEDP is a two- to three-year entry-level program consisting of three or more rotational assignments. You need an engineering degree and relevant internships. The Information Technology Leadership Programme delivers continued education with over 12 weeks of technical (e.g. Java Programming, DBA, data warehousing, business intelligence, et al), project management (waterfall and Scrum), and leadership training over the two years. A degree in computer science or information systems is preferred.
FMP is an intensive two-year entry-level program spanning four rotational assignments. These assignments may include: financial planning, accounting, operations analysis, auditing, forecasting, treasury/cash management, or commercial finance. OMLP is a two-year entry-level program consisting of a combination of rigorous technical training and at least three rotational assignments. The program provides technical training in contemporary manufacturing, global supply chain management, APICS, lean six sigma and environmental health and safety.
- GIST. They are a logistics group. Their operational management graduate scheme involves multiple placements across their business. You typically move three times in the first three years. You could be placed in any of their 40+ sites across Uk and Europe. You need a minimum 2.2 degree to apply. They also offer an IT Management Trainee scheme and a European Management Trainee Scheme.
- Google. They have a wide range of opportunities from technical to product managment roles. They recruit web designers, analysts, sales people and account managers.
DNV-GL. They have opportunities in a number of their companies and run a 24 month graduate programme. There are graduate Programme opportunities in Asset Integrity, Chemical Process Engineering, Gas Transmission & Distribution Services, Naval Architecture and Safety & Risk. You need a degree (BSc, MSc or PhD) in civil, structural, chemical, mechanical or geotechnical engineering or naval architecture. Locations include Loughborough, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Slough, London and Newcastle. There are also opportunities for non-engineering subjects, specifically maths, statistics or Physics. These are within Gas Transmission & Distribution Services, Safety & Risk and Software Solutions.
GSK. They offer The Future Leaders Programme, which comprise a number of programmes which include Business & Technology Consulting, Engineering & Supply Chain, Manufacturing Science, Manufacturing Operations and product development.
- Halma. Halma is an international group of companies that make products for: hazard detection, life protection, personal and public health improvement and environmental proetction. They offer a graduate development programme for engineering, science and technical graduates. This leadership development programme offers full time employment starting with 2 years training, based on 3-4 rotational work placements (each c6 months) in various operating companies around the world. Through project work you will quickly assume responsibility and learn in detail how businesses operate. In addition to these placements, all graduates will spend a minimum of 2 months working in China or India.
HP. They offer graduate programmes in Business Development, Technical Consultant, Technical (Engineering and software development), Sales and SAP Application Support. Practice tailored psychometric tests similar to the ones used by HP HERE.
IBM. Their Graduate Scheme offer roles in Engineering (software development, Consultancy or Business (Business Specialist). As a software developer you’ll initially be allocated to one particular product development team but during your first two years you’ll have the opportunity to work on a range of products and, consequently there will be opportunities to travel and work with other IBM Research and Development Labs around the globe.As a consultant you’ll become part of a global community and you’ll join a training program called ‘Consulting by Degrees’. Roles could include a business consultant, financial management consultant, strategic analytics consultant or technical consultant. As a Business Specialist, your role will focus on the commercial side of the business - delivering value to our clients and increasing revenue.
- IG Group. IG Group is a world-leading provider of financial spread betting and CFDs. They have headquarters in London and offices across Europe, as well as in the US, Australia, Japan, Singapore and South Africa. Graduate opportunities occur across the business and include 12- and 18-month development programmes as well as trainee roles. The have roles in IT development.
Imagination Technologies. Imagination invents future technologies. Opportunities exist within their Technology Division. Specifically within PowerVR, Meta, Ensigma, IMGWorks, Business Development, operations and PURE. PowerVR software specializations include OpenGL, DirectX, Android and Windows graphics drivers and compiler design. The Meta hardware team work on a range of embedded processors with the latest EDA design tools. The core software and architecture group develop tools to support the use and design of embedded single/multiple core processing architectures. The Ensigma hardware team work on the next generation of communications IP cores with the latest EDA design tools. The software group (in Chepstow) develop and simulate algorithms, implement software in C and micro-code. The IMGworks software team develop drivers and low-level APIs for a wide range of peripherals. PURE software roles include embedded software development for consumer electronics using C++, object oriented design and an understanding of hardware, and web application development for connected audio device platforms.
IMI. The Global Graduate Programme involves four different six month placements, in at least three different countries, and in at least three different disciplines. You will be working in real business environments, on real projects with real responsibility. You will be provided with a suite of development activities designed to enhance your tailor-made training programme. This will include language training, product appreciation, community projects, relevant professional qualifications (eg CEng, CIMA, CIM) and management skills workshops. There is also a China Leadership Programme. Over the three years of this programme, you'll undertake three ten-month placements in different disciplines and different IMI businesses within China, as well as one six-month placement abroad, in a different culture. You need a good engineering degree for both programmes.
- INEOS. INEOS is a global chemical company manufacturing products that are the basis for most modern technology. They are a global producer of petrochemicals and specialty chemicals, with sales of $42bn and 15,000 employees worldwide. They are interested in engineering and science graduates for both technical and commercial roles. They have opportunities for mechanical, chemical, and electrical engineers as well as commercial roles. Locations in both Scotland and England.
Intel. Opportunities exist within IT, Manufacturing, Engineering, Materials, Planning & Purchasing, Software, Sales & marketing, Finance, HR and Legal. Positions are limited in the UK. Practice tailored psychometric tests similar to the ones used by Intel HERE
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- Janssen. They offer a 2 year graduate progarmme for a student with any degree discipline who has completed a years placement. You will initially be positioined in their Uk pharmaceutical divison. Janssen is part of Johnson and Johnson (see below).
- John Lewis Partnership. They offer a technology graduate scheme. The three-year training programme includes technical training; this may cover for example, PRINCE 2, Java training and also an international placement.You’ll be based in central London or Bracknell in one of the IT functions. After two years of broad training, you will be free to specialise. This could take you down an operational, development, analysis or IT project management route.
- Johnson & Johnson. The Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies is comprised of more than 250 operating companies in 57 countries employing 117,000 people. The companies develop and market products in various business segments across the healthcare industry, including pharmaceuticals. There are a number of graduate positions available in the Uk, which are in customer development, marketing or business intelligence. Some of those are with Janssen. Janssen is one of the industry's leading research based pharmaceutical companies dedicated to addressing and solving some of the most important unmet medical needs of our time in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious diseases and vaccines, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The programmes are for 2 years and they generally want a relevent degree discipline related to the role you are applying for. Positions are in High Wycombe, Maidenhead or Leeds.
- Kingfisher. Offer an IT Graduate programme. They are looking for graduates with an IT related degree who are innovative and committed to lead the business forward, who show enthusiasm, resilience, collaboration and excellent communication skills at all levels. Throughout your two years on the programme, you will have the opportunity to rotate across various functions within Kingfisher IT Services, build your knowledge, network across our businesses and contribute to projects critical to the growth of Kingfisher.
- Lockheed Martin. They are a leader in systems integration, working on major programmes spanning the aerospace, defence and civil sectors. Their graduate roles comprise of systems engineers, software engineers, mechanical engineers, accountants, and other professional business opportunities. These positions provide you with a structured two year development programme where you will have the opportunity to receive the relevant support, training and mentoring to increase your skills and expertise. They are looking for people who have a degree (2:1) or above in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Aerospace engineering, Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Software Engineering, Business Studies, Accountancy, Marketing/Business Development and Information Technology.
- Metaswitch Networks. Most graduates and postgraduates will start as a software engineer. You will be working on projects that are revolutionising the communications industry. Your assigned mentor will set aside 20% of their time for your training in your first year. You won’t follow a fixed rigid programme. You’ll have your own individual training plan, tailored to your specific needs and objectives. On-the-job training will form the basis of your development. They are based in Enfield, Hertfordshire.
- MBDA. As a graduate within MBDA you will follow a two-year formal development programme, which will provide you with a series of placement opportunities to develop your key technical skills. A placement will typically last between 3 and 9 months. MBDA is a global missile systems company and thereforeall employees at MBDA are required to hold UK Security Clearance. To gain this clearance you are required to hold a UK passport and to have resided in the UK for the previous 5 years. They have c45 vacancies for graduates each year and offices in Bristol, Stevanage and Lostock.
- Microsoft. They offer the MACH Graduate Scheme. There are a number of schemes within this including the MACH Sales Scheme where you are placed in one of three key areas, namely: Enterprise & Partner group (working with the largest customers), Advertising & Online (working on one or two major advertising agencies), and Small Midmarket Solutions & Partner Group (building relationships and developing new business). The MACH Technical Scheme hires technical graduates into the following roles; Premier Field Engineering (working as a technical legend improving the health of IT systems), Microsoft Consulting Services (helping partners maximise their use of Microsoft technologies) or Premier Microsoft Services (Technical Account manager to customers).
Find out more about how to prepare for the job assessment process for Microsoft HERE.
- Morgan Advanced Materials. They offer a 2-year UK Graduate Leadership programme. They want graduates with, or expecting, a good degree in any Materials Science or other related Engineering degree (including Masters, MBAs and PhDs). Morgan Crucible is a global organisation with operations in over 50 countries. Each of their sites specialises in a specific area of material technology.
- Morgan Stanley Technology. You will join the Application Development or the Infrastructure Engineering Track training programme. They are 15 weeks in length. You need to have a computer science, compuer orelectrical engineering, Maths, physics or a related technology/science degree and experience of at least one programming language. There is also an analyst operations programme.
MTC. The Manufacturing Technology Centre offers the MTC Graduate Development Programme. They are interested in graduates with the following degree disciplines: mechanical, electrical, electronic, manufacturing engineering, materials science, physics, maths or computer science. The MTC represents a £40.5million publicly funded investment and has been developed in response to the Government's manufacturing strategy. The focus of the MTC is to prove innovative manufacturing processes and technologies. You will be involved in ground breaking research projects and the chance to take them from concept stage to implementation.
- National Instruments. The National Instruments Engineering Leadership Programme (ELP) is designed for new Engineering University Graduates with strong leadership qualities who are interested in developing a customer focused career. It is made up of two departments in the UK; Applications Engineering and Internal Sales. As part of ELP, you will spend time working in one or both of these departments, and learn about the company, products and customers. At the end of the programme you can continue in a career within Systems Engineering, Field Sales, Technical Marketing or Applications Engineering. You need a degree in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or related fields to apply.
- Nokia Networks. Apply for their International Graduate Trainee Programme in Finance or IT or Global Operations. All are 2 years schemes.
- o2. (part of the Telefonica group). They offer a two-year graduate programme designed to take bright, creative, tech-literate students and shape them into business leaders and a finance graduate scheme, which is 3 years where you will complete the 3 year CIMA qualification. There are opportunities to specialise in a wide variety of areas - everything from Strategy to Operations, to IT & Networks. Your training will include a digital boot camp which brings you up to speed on all things digital: Digital Presence, Awareness and Literacy. A wide range of roles are offered from relationship management, data analytics, marketing, sales, digital, finance and technology.
- Oracle. They offer a structured graduate programme across EMEA offering relevant training. The Graduate Programme covers the first 18 months on joining Oracle. Core skills covered in the programme are organisational awareness, presentation skills, communication skills, analytical thinking, and customer focus. Technical and Functional skills will be also covered through other training programmes. The teams include Sales, Application IT, Support, European Development Centre and Consulting (financial & technical). Positions are limited in the UK.
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- Pilkington. They recruit graduates into a variety of functional areas. The roles will be in either the Building Products or Automotive businesses or within Group Functions. They include Commercial Management, Engineering (design, development and plant-based), Finance, HR, IT, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing and Technology. Those joining the Group after graduating in the UK, will receive their early career experience and development in the UK. However, there will be opportunities to work with colleagues from around the world and to visit operations outside the UK on short-term projects and assignments.
- Philips. They offer numerous opportunities for graduates across marketing, finance, supply chain, HR, legal and technology through their European recruitment programs. Once you have graduated and acquired some work experience, their ‘Core Curriculum’ ensures that you acquire all the essential skills you need in order to perform your role properly, while preparing you for the next level.
- QA Consulting. They are IT consultants to commercial and finacial companies and government departments, with offices in Brighton, Manchester and Shropshire as well as Boston. They operate a set of unique customer enablement programmes in which they provide industry leading capability in prominent Digital, Middleware, SaaS and Big Data technologies. They offer a graduate programme, which includes 12 weeks of training in in-demand technologies at their Academy. You wil develop a career in software development and IT Consultancy. You need a relevent degree to apply or a passion for technology.
- Qinetiq. They look for graduates from a wide range of science, engineering, technology and business disciplines. You’ll start working with a team, according to your discipline, as soon as you join. In your first 2 years as a QinetiQ graduate, you’ll have the opportunity to work on some significant projects. You’ll tend to stay within 1 of the 3 business sectors but within those sectors there is support to widen or deepen your experience.
Raytheon. Their Leadership Development programme is a structured 2-year programme providing the opportunity to work in a range of business areas. Roles exist in Engineering, IT, Project Management, HR, Finance and Commercial. Within engineering, development schemes exist within systems, mechanical, electrical cyber, software or quality engineering. For the engineering roles, computer science, physics, maths or an engineering subject of any discipline will be given preference. Any degree is required for the other business areas.
- Renishaw. Their 2 year graduate scheme offers engineering opportunities within; applications, electronics, scientific, software, manufacturing, mechanical as well as commercial and project coordinator positions. For most of their positions, one of the following degrees is required, mechanical, electrical, electronic, aeronautical, manufacturing or software engineering, physics, maths, chemistry or business.
- ResponseTap. They are a small and growing company who recruit students with a engineering and technology back ground. They develop and sell online call tracking software. They particularly look for graduates with a 'go getting' attitude, team working skills, agility and enthusiasm.
- Rio Tinto. With mining, processing and exploration operations in more than 40 countries on five continents, Rio Tinto offers a wide range of working environments and lifestyles. From working at a remote mine site in the Namib Desert, the mountains of Peru, icebound northern Canada, Mongolia or the tropical Kimberley Region of Western Australia or being based in an office in a major city such as Montreal, London, Johannesburg or Brisbane, the possibilities are extremely varied. They have roles across accounting, chemical/process engineering, civil engineering, community relations, electrical engineering, environmental science, finance, geology, geophysics, heath & safety, HR, IT, mechanical engineering, metallurgy and mining engineering. Their Graduate Development programme is 2-years in length. Each year they offer about 50 graduate positions in Europe and West Africa with roles spanning many disciplines and many different sites.
Practice tailored psychometric tests similar to the ones used by Rio Tinto HERE.
- Royal Mail Group. They offer 6 graduate programmes: operations, central operations, commercial, finance, HR and Technology. Both operations schemes are 18 months, involving three 6-month placements. The commercial programme is 2 years and you will rotate between three 8-month placememts. Finance is 3 years and in length and technology is 2 years, with 3 placements.
Practice tailored psychometric tests similar to the ones used by Royal Mail HERE.
- Ryland Technology. Ryland offers a wide range of services including web, software and database development, outsourced programming and consultancy, with their core strength being the development of web applications for medium- to large-sized businesses. They are interested in graduates who have an interest and aptutude in programming. They are based in High Wycombe.
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- Samsung. They offer an 18 month opportunity for graduates. Their graduate roles are based at Samsung’s UK and European Head Quarters in Chertsey, Surrey. Roles include marketing, sales, HR and finance.
- Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). They are keeping the UK at the forefront of international science and tackling key challenges facing global society such as; the environment, energy, climate, biomedical research and global security. STFC support research, innovation and skills within particle physics, astronomy, nuclear physics and space science through UK universities and participation in major international collaborations. They design, build, operate and exploit world leading large scale facilities in the UK and enable access to international facilities. They offer a graduate training scheme for graduates with degrees in Engineering, (mechanical, electrical, software and especially electronics and microelectronics), physics, and computing science. They have positions for software developers, mechanical engineers, mechanatronic engineers, electrical and electronics engineers, materials specilaists, optical systems engineer, systems engineers, thermal engineers and many other specilaist positions.
Sellafield Ltd. Their graduate scheme is 2 years in length and you will gain accreditation. You will be located in Whitehaven, West Cumbria or Risley in Warrington. When you apply to join the Sellafield Graduate Scheme you’re not applying to a specific role or vacancy. After a period of training they will find the right role for you. Possible options include; Design Engineering, Plant Engineering, Technical Support, Safety, Environmental Management, Project Management or Project Controls. You need an engineering or science related degree.
- Siemens. They typically recruit in two broad areas: Engineering and Business. In the former there are opportunities within electrical, mechanical, electronics, metallurgy, systems, aeronautical, mechatronics, manufacturing, materials, software, chemical and computer science. Within business, opportunities exist in finance, sales, IT, project management and operations management. Most roles are direct entry so availability depends on the recruiting areas. They offer a Graduate Development Programme, which is two years and focuses on generic skills required by all graduates. It comprises nine modules such as communication, financial awareness, team working etc.
- Softcat. They are IT resellers and specialise in IT sourcing, delivering and supporting, from the smallest to most complex IT solutions. They offer two graduate programmes: Sales Track and Tech Track. Positions are based in Marlow (Buckinghamshire), London and Manchester. For the Tech Track programme you need to have a pasion for IT and Technology. You will be working with the support and managed service operation fielding enqueries, designing solutions, delivering advice to the sales teams, building equipment and managing smaller projects.
Sony. The European Graduate Programme is Sony's two year programme which combines business experience, training modules, mentoring and social entrepreneurship. It combines on-the-job and off-the-job development for graduates of various backgrounds. Over the two years you rotate on two assignments, of 12 months each, taking roles in sales, strategy, product marketing, communications, business development and finance. The assignments are in both European and local functions and could range from Lisbon to Istanbul. Training modules include strategic planning, manufacturing and sourcing, R&D, logistics and supply chain, sales and marketing, worksmart performance and Sony United.
- Sopra Group. Sopra Group is one of Europe's largest and most successful IT Services Organisations. They produce high quality IT solutions. Applicants should have, or be expecting to attain, a 2:1 or above in: Computer Science, Information Technology, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics, Operational Research, Business Intelligence, Actuarial Science, Risk, Economics, Business Studies, Business Analysis, Project Management or Geography. In addition work experience in a relevant placement is of particular interest to them. The Graduate roles will be based in one of their offices in Birmingham, Chester, Edinburgh, London or Sunderland. During the Programme, and in your ongoing role in Sopra Group following the Graduate Programme, you will work on other projects which may be based from another Sopra Group office or at a client site. Therefore you need to be flexible, mobile and willing to travel within the UK.
- Sweco. Opportunities for science & engineering graduates within Building Services on their four-year graduate training programme. Most graduates progress through core mechanical and electrical engineering disciplines, but you may alternatively elect to join one of several specialist divisions, which include environmental computer modelling and analysis, vertical transportation, information technology and fire safety & engineering. They are based in Maidenhead and are one of the largest engineering consultancies in Europe.
- Syngenta. They specialise in bring plant potential to life to address the worlds food crisis. They offer 5 graduate programmes in finance, supply chain, information systems, HR and an MBA programme.
- Tata Steel. They offer programmes in Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Technical and Chemical Engineering, R&D & Technology, Process Control and Automation and Technical Consultancy. A related technical degree is required for all and a masters required for technical consultancy. Tata steel have numerous sites across the UK including Corby, Hartlepool, Rotherham, Scunthorpe, Teeside and York. They want you to achieve chartership with a professional body (e.g. IMechE, IET, ICE, IoM3, CIPD, CIMA etc), so they provide study leave and a professional mentor.
Thales Group. They are interested in graduates in two key areas: Engineering and Business Management & Finance. They take up to 130 graduates each year. In Engineering, they recruit for a wide range of specific engineering roles in UK locations. Opportunities exist within; Systems, software, electronics, hardware, mechanical, manufacturing, design, radio frequency, mathematical modeling and research.
Thales has introduced a new Business Management & Finance Graduate Programme, which provides an opportunity to experience a range of business-related work across Thales UK. The Programme comprises three nine-month placements across areas including Programme Management, Commercial, Purchasing/Procurement, Sales & Marketing and Head Office functions. Alternatively, you can apply for the specific Finance stream, which will see you undertake three nine-month rotations around various businesses. In either Business Management or Finance, your three rotations could take you to any Thales UK site. After completing your third rotation, you’ll join in a permanent role at one of the UK sites.
The four-year Graduate Development Programme (GDP) runs parallel with your Engineering role or placements on the Business Programme. It offers everything from an introduction to our organisation, culture and processes to formal training in the form of seminars, specialist courses and visits. The Thales UK graduate Development Programme is accredited by the following Engineering Institutions: IET, IMechE, Royal Aeronautical Society and Institute of Physics.
Learn more about Thales assessment process and online tests HERE.
- Unipart. Their graduate scheme offers opportunities within their manufacturing, logistics and consultancy divisions predominantly in Oxford and across the Midlands. They offer 3 programmes: engineering & manufacturing, information technology and blended leadership. The later is a blend of consulting, management and commercial. YOu need a 2.1 degree r a 2.2 in engineering.
- Virgin Media. they offer a number of graduate programmes including systems integration, operations management and engineering. The former is a 3 year programme and you’ll need a degree in electrical, computer, or network engineering, IT, management information systems (MIS), computer science, mathematics, or physics. During this three year scheme, you’ll first undertake two placements where you’ll learn about the general network and headend transmission. The next six months will be dedicated to developing both technical and leadership skills. They will help you gain your formal CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) qualification. In your second year, you’ll undertake 2 placements. The Operations Mangement programme is a 2 year scheme where you will train to be a field engineer.
- Wellcome Trust. The two-year programme is your opportunity, as a recent graduate (or Master's graduate), to help shape the future of science-related research, education and arts, while gaining specialist experience in funding and policy, finance and investing, or engagement and communications. The two-year programmes consists of four six-month rotations. The Funding & Policy Programme provides rotations within science funding, grants management, strategic planning, medical humanities and engagement grants, technology transfer and HR, Finance, Facilities or IT. You need to have studied Science to A Level.
The Finance & Investments Programme provides rotations within, investments, finance, technology transfer, strategic planning, science funding and HR, finance, facilities or IT. The finance team works with both the investment and charitable giving sides of the Trust, supporting the delivery of over $1 billion of grants a year throughout the UK and abroad. They fund their charitable grants and other activities from profits made from their portfolio. In this programme, you'll learn how to invest to support the charitable spending over the long term.
The Engagement and Communications Programme provides rotations within Wellcome Collection, medical humanities & engagement (education/ special projects), Wellcome library, communications, medical humanities & engagement directorate, HR, finance, facilities or IT. They want people to consider, question and debate the key issues in science and society.
- Wolfson. Wolfson Microelectronics is a global leader in the supply of high performance mixed-signal semiconductor solutions to the consumer electronics market. Their headquarters are located in Edinburgh, and they have c420 employees working out of 12 locations worldwide. They offer graduate roles all year round.
- Xerox. They operate several Graduate Development Schemes, each scheme tailored to specific professional, personal and business requirements. The schemes are in the following areas: operational management/service delivery, sales, IT, engineering.