Graduate training schemes
What are graduate schemes?
Graduate schemes are training programmes that are usually run by large organisation in both the public and the private sector. Under these schemes companies take on a number of graduates in the autumn of their graduating year.
If you are employed on a scheme, you will be given a permanent, paid job and follow a structured training programme for the first 18 months to two years of your employment.
Applying to a graduate training scheme
The closing dates vary between graduate scheme. Many close as early as November for graduates who will graduate during the following year. However, some will keep their deadlines open for as long as it takes to fill all the available positions.
The earlier you apply the better, but if you have missed the original deadline, keep checking the company’s website to see if they don’t reopen for more applications again.
Some of the graduate schemes are very competitive and have lengthy selection processes that can include telephone interviews, assessment centres, second interviews and group tasks.
Finding graduate schemes
We have copies that you can take away at the careers centres. We usually receive each year's edition in October.
Look on the website of any company that you are interested in working for. They will have a separate graduate section if they offer a graduate scheme.
Sign up with our Vacancies and Events service to find out which companies are looking for University of Brighton graduates.
Graduate-jobs.com has a dedicated graduate schemes page with the latest vacancies and background information on the whys and wherefores of grad scheme recruitment.
- Scope Leadership Recruitment
Graduate development programme for graduates with a disability.
- The Graduate
Links to companies looking for graduates.
- Civil Service Fast Stream
Fast-track management training schemes for the civil service.
- National Graduate Development Programme
Local government's management development programme.