Some of the world’s largest companies – many appearing in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers – offer fiercely competitive graduate leadership programmes. In joining a graduate scheme, you’ll earn a respectable salary and gain an invaluable insight into the many functions of a business – most schemes include allocated time in HR, IT, sales, finance and other departments.
Graduate schemes usually last one to two years, with the possibility of permanent employment if there’s a job vacancy at the end. Although most schemes are open to graduates of any degree subject, most employers demand at least a 2:1 – or to be on track to achieve one, if you’re still a student.
Applications for graduate schemes tend to open from autumn until spring, with assessment centres, interviews and psychometric testing taking place shortly after this window if you’re successful.
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