At this time of year, you might be hearing a lot of people talking about graduate schemes; but what do you know about them? A graduate scheme is a structured programme that combines working and training, targeted at recent graduates. They allow graduates to experience many aspects of both the role and the organisation as … More What is a graduate scheme?
1.Graduate schemes are the most common form of graduate employment. False – It’s been suggested that around 10% of graduate employment is in graduate schemes. Most are employed in graduate jobs in companies that do not offer graduate schemes. 2. Graduate schemes are a kind of training, rather than a job. False – although a lot … More 10 myths about graduate schemes
This is a good opportunity to remind you that many large graduate programmes conclude their recruitment by the end of the autumn term. If you think you might want to apply for one of these schemes make sure you start looking now! Many finance positions are already open and fill quickly. The benefit for you is … More Apply now for 2018 Graduate Schemes
There are lots of attractive things about graduate schemes: they’re usually well-paid from the beginning, offer job security for the length of the scheme and the opportunity for career progression afterwards, and often give you the experience of working for large, prestigious or well-known companies. But it’s worth remembering that graduate schemes are NOT the only way to begin … More Graduate schemes – not the only option!
If you’ve graduated this year and were not successful in getting on a graduate scheme then don’t despair. According to this recent article in the Guardian, graduate schemes are not necessarily the key to a happy career future. Apparently, a quarter of all graduates will leave their roles within the first year of starting. The … More What to do if a graduate scheme isn’t for you
We’ve previously extolled the virtues of small to medium businesses (SMEs) for graduate work opportunities and we are not the only ones! This article in the Guardian explains why graduates should be looking at smaller businesses if they want to find work. In fact, SMEs represent 99.9% of all private sector business in the UK. … More Why small businesses offer big opportunities for graduate jobseekers
Applying for graduate schemes can be quite a complicated process and if you’re thinking of going down this route then you probably have lots of questions. In this article, The Guardian summarises the key points from a recent live chat between students thinking of applying for grad schemes and experts involved in recruitment. What’s interesting … More Expert Advice on Applying to Graduate Schemes