- 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 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
- 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 recruits within three main disciplines: Business, Science and Environment and Engineering. Each of these disciplines provides opportunities within either 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.
- 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.
- Astra Zeneca. They have a number of graduate programmes which include: Pharmaceutical Technology & Development programme for chemistry, physics, chemical/mechanical engineering or pharmacy graduates based in Macclesfield; Operations Global Graduates programme, IMED Early stage drug discovery for science grads and IT leadership. The IMED programme is 2 years in length and involves 3 different rotations each lasting 8 months. It is based in Cambridge. You will help translate the scientific advances into next generation of life-saving medicines. The Pharmaceutical programme is a two-year programme which includes three distinct rotations through different areas of Pharmaceutical & Technology Development. These will provide you with broad exposure to multiple areas of basic and applied scientific research, and experience of the medicines design, development and commercialisation process through the application of science on development projects.The Operations and IT programme is 3 years in length with a number of placements. Any degree dicsipline is considered. A key element of this three-year programme is leadership development. The first two years will be split between three different placements, and each role with give you valuable insight on how to influence decisions across a range of business areas. You'll also spend a minimum of three months living and working abroad.
- 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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Augusta Westland They are a world leader in helicopter manufacture, based in Yeovil, Somerset. They offer three graduate programmes: Engineering, Operations and Business, all of which are 2 years in length. Within the business programme the two-year scheme is broken down into four 6-month structured placements, covering areas of Business relevant to your development and business needs. You need a business, logistics or procurement degree to apply. Applicants for any of the 3 programmes must have lived in the UK for at least 5 years.
AWE. They have been central to the defence of the United Kingdom for more than 50 years. They provide and maintain the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent, Trident. They run a graduate programme for engineers and scientists.
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. Their Graduate Development Programme is a two-year graduate entry scheme into business and engineering roles. 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.
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.
British Sugar. There are five business areas that recruit for the Graduate Scheme: Engineering (factory based), Science (mainly factory based) Agriculture, Business & Procurement and Finance. Degrees required include: engineering (all disciplines), chemistry, biochemistry, agriculture, Biological sciences and business related degrees. The schemes involve a number of placements.
- 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.
- CSC. CSC develops technology solutions to help solve complex industry challenges. They are a large global company with offices in Europe, Australia and Asia. They have a variety of graduate programmes which include business and technical, consulting, finance and HR. In the business and technical programme there are roles in Project Management, Service Delivery, Sales Centre, Client Business Development, Engineering, Systems Transformation & Integration and Solutions Architecture. In the Consulting role, there are two options: Business or Systems Integration and Technology. Both offer a blend of variety and challenge as well as 24 months of structured development. The finance role is a three-year programme and they offer rotations that give you an insight into different finance roles. Most of the graduate roles are in Aldershot, in the European head office.
- 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.
- Croda. There are three programmes: Chemical Engineering, Technical Development and Graduate Development. The technical Programme will give scientists immediate project responsibilities in a laboratory environment. You may progress within technical, production or sales teams. This can be based in one laboratory or across different placements (ranging in duration from six to nine months). For this programme you will need a chemistry related degree. The graduate development programme provides a general overview of the business. Each graduate will complete three placements across business functions (sales, marketing, technical, operations and business functions, for example safety or regulatory affairs). For this programme you will need a chemical engineering or chemistry related degree.
- 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. There are a number of programmes including operations, finance, HR and procurement.
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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.
- ERA Technology. ERA Technology is a leading engineering consultancy that improves the safety and reliability of critical assets. They look for gradutaes from STEM courses for their graduate programme. This includes mechanical. electrical, aerospace, and elctro-mechanical engineering, physics, maths, metallurgy and materials science. You would participate in a highly effective training programme and then work alongside senior engineers and consultants on a wide range of challenging projects, receiving guidance, direction and specialist training. All new graduates will participate in the accredited ERA Technology Graduate Development Scheme (GDS) which is designed to take engineering graduates from university through to professional registration (CEng). You could be working on a wide variety of projects including forensic engineering, power systems services, earthing solutions, engineering design and performance. safety engineering, software assurance and EMC consultancy.
ESA. The European Space Agency offers The Young Graduate Trainee (YGT) programme which lasts for one year and gives you an opportunity to gain experience in the development and operation of space missions. As a Graduate Trainee, you’ll take on a responsible role in supporting a project, and benefit from the expertise of an ESA mentor. Vacancy posts for Young Graduate Trainees go online once a year in mid-November, and stay open for one month. At this time, they publish about 80 YGT job offers, aimed at engineers, physicists, biologists or medical graduates, but also business graduates and lawyers. There is a preference for a masters degree.
- European Patent Office. They offer 3-6 months internships to engineering and science graduates. Interns work side by side with examiners who tutor them throughout the internship. You will carry out complex re-classification work on patent applications and receive training relating to patents and other areas of IP, and various aspects of an examiner's work. This is a unique opportunity to discover one of the world's leading patent offices and to work in a truly international environment. They are interested in graduates with degrees in mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry, electronics, electricity.This is located in Munich or The Hague.
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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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.
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.
DNV-GL. They have opportunities in a number of their companies.
GL Noble Denton 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.
Grontmij.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.
GSK. They offer the Future Leaders Programme for graduates. This comprise a number of diffeent programmes. This includes: Business & Technology Consulting, Communication & Gov Affairs, Corporate Secritariat, Engineering and Supply Chain, Environment Health, Finance, Health Outcomes, HR, Management, Manufacturing Science, Maunfacturing Operations, Marketing & Sales, Procurement, Product Development, Regulatory Affairs, Strategic Marketing, and Vaccines. Most are 2-3 years in length and involve a umber of rotations.
- 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.
- 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.
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- 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.
- Johnson Matthey. They offer graduate schemes in precious metals products ( 3 year global rotational programme) , technology centre, emission control technologies, davy process tecnologies and process technologies engineering. They also offer a graduate science role (2 years) within process technologies. You require either an engineering, materials sccience or chemistry degree to apply for any of the roles.
- 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.
- Maersk. They offer three graduate programmes: Liner Shipping, Technology & Science and Damco International. On the Liner programme, you will get a first hand experience of the different shipping processes through structured job rotations. The job rotations in year one will include sales, customer service and operations. In year two you will get first line management experience in one of these areas. Ideally they require a masters or MBA. The A. P. Moller-Maersk Group offers a 2-year international Technology & Science programme to prepare newly graduated engineers, geologists or geophysicists for technical leadership and specialist careers. MITAS is an Entry Level Programme that provides technical professionals with a business mindset and broad exposure to technical challenges. Positions are within energy and offshore field and you be working in Denmark, UK (Aberdeen), Qatar, USA, Kazakhstan or Norway. During the 2 years you will work in three different positions, possibly in more than one Business Unit. The Damco Graduate Programme is in logistics. It’s a 2-year scheme and involves working in three global modules in different parts of the world.
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- Merchant Navy. The Ship Safe Training Group has for over 30 years provided an entry route for officer trainees wanting to develop careers at sea with the Merchant Navy. SSTG provides a recruitment and training service for shipping companies operating a wide range of sophisticated vessels and provides support to the officer trainees whilst at college and at sea. The Merchant Navy careers are incredibly varied, and SSTG will also guarantee that your college education is funded and that you are paid whilst you are training at sea.
The Merchant Navy provides opportunities for candidates to develop a career both at sea and perhaps later on shore. Qualifying for a career as a deck officer, engineer officer or an electro- technical officer will open up a great many opportunities to work in interesting and demanding positions each with their own potential for personal development. Your ultimate goal may be to qualify to command your own vessel as a master (captain) or chief engineer both of which could be attainable within 10 years for ambitious, hard-working and capable officer trainees. Thereafter you will have many opportunities to develop a further management career on shore in allied maritime sectors be this directly within a ship owners or management company, or in connected fields such as maritime trade, insurance, ship broking, finance or legal arbitration.
- 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.
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 Nuclear Labs. They play a key role in the UK and global nuclear industry; reducing the cost of clean-up and decommissioning, maintaining critical skills and attracting talented new people to the industry. There are three core areas in which they work: waster management and decommissioning, fuel cycle solutions and reactor operations support. They run a gradute training programme, where you will work at the cutting edge of nuclear technology. You'll be part of a structured 2 year development programme designed to enhance your softer skills, while building on your technical expertise. Their roles are for graduates studying physics, materials, science, chemistry or chemical engineering.
- NATS. The NATS Graduate scheme is available in both Engineering and Science. In the Engineering Scheme, you can choose between a wide variety of roles ranging from Systems Architecture, Design and Software Development to Project and Systems Engineering, Asset Support and Maintenance and Operational Engineering. Whichever you pick, you’ll rotate through various engineering departments. You could find yourself in Systems Safety, Communications, Navigation, Surveillance or Simulators, at an airport or part of our NATS Services Project Delivery team. You need a degree in an engineering or physics discipline.
The science graduate scheme is aimed at recruiting graduates who are eager to go straight to the forefront of international air traffic management research. You will work in either Operational Analysis, R&D or Human Factors. As a graduate, you’ll carry out various placements during your first year to gain on-the-job experience across distinct projects. At the end of your first year, you will focus on work relating to your longer-term role. You require a science based degree and for the Human factors role Ergonomics or Occupational Psychology would be an advantage.
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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.
- 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.
- Ramboll. They are looking for graduates across many disciplines, including Structures, Infrastructure, Civils, Mechanical, Electrical and Environmental, covering offices in the UK and UAE. They are committed to selecting the best graduate engineers at each new intake, and to offering projects and tasks that you can be proud to work on. From day one, a wide range of activities is on offer: there is a strong internal community within Ramboll.
- 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.
- 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.
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- Royal Mail Group They offer graduate programmes in operations, HR, commercial, finance and technology.
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- 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.
- 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.
STFC. The Science & Technology Facilities Council seek graduates with degrees in Engineering, (mechanical, electrical, software and especially electronics and mircoelectronics), physics, and computing science.As a graduate trainee you will be employed in one of the departments and much of your learning and development will come from the experience of delivering 'real' work, often for paying customers. However you will also follow a training scheme for at least your first two years. Where appropriate this will be an externally accredited scheme such as Institution for Engineering & Technology (IET), Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) or Institute of Physics accredited schemes which allow engineers and physicists with relevant degrees to work towards Chartered status. Research sites are in Edinburgh, near Oxford and Cheshire.
- Syngenta. They specilaise in bring plant potential to life to address the worlds food crisis. They offer 4 graduate programmes in finance, supply chain, information systems and an MBA programme.
- URS. They are one of the UK and Ireland’s top engineering and environmental consultancies. Their Graduate Development Programme is a structured three-year training scheme and also offers chartership. You can apply for either Civil & Structural Engineering, Environmental Consulting and Sustainability, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Geology & Geosciences. Sometimes they also recruit individuals graduates into building surveying and economics.
- 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.
- GlencoreXstrata. Opportunities for engineering, geology and business (finance) graduates with this global mining company exist in South Africa, Australia, South America and Canada.