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10 companies that are hiring grads like crazy in 2017

Katie Harrison
Campaigns Executive

When it comes to getting on board with the next big thing, you’ve only got one shot - right? Wrong.

These national businesses know and appreciate the value of graduate talent so much that they are taking on, not just one or two grads, but hundreds of them.

They’re hiring across the UK, too, so don’t miss out: take a look below and apply today.


1. Jelf

Deadline: 27 January 2017

Whether you’re a born and raised Glaswegian or have never travelled north of Northampton, Jelf is looking for grads across the UK to join their multi-award-winning Financial services teams. After structured training in Advice and Business Development, you will be responsible for managing a portfolio of your own clients as a respected and trusted Consultant, alongside studying for industry recognised qualifications. If you have strong communication skills and can prove it – apply today.




2. BT

Deadline: 14 March 2017

You would have to be living in a world without wifi to not recognise the name of the fourth most valuable brand in the UK. BT has established a reputation for bringing people together with their technology innovations, and the same can be said for their range of graduate programmes. From day one you will be enrolled as part of their BT Academy to develop your skills, alongside a jam-packed calendar of social events designed to help you meet people across the vast social network of this global company.

Don’t miss this chance to join a world leader - check out their Network Engineering role today, other roles are also available:




3. James Andrews

Deadline: 31 January 2017

With humble beginnings above a grocery shop in Leicester, James Andrews now has four shiny offices in major hot spots across England – some of which have been pioneered exclusively by grads. Join their team as a Recruitment Consultant and enjoy a competitive commission scheme, continuous support from the management team and a personalised training scheme to ensure that you can fulfil your own career ambitions, whilst contributing to the rapidly expanding profit margins of this fast-growing team.

See yourself here? Explore their London office below and find out:




4. Lidl

Deadline: 12 February 2017

With operations in over 27 countries across the globe, you will find a never-ending source of opportunities at Lidl to expand and grow your career just as rapidly. Join the Graduate Management Development Programme and enjoy a £36,000 salary, plus fully expensed company car, as you progress from Customer Assistant to a specialised Manager in just two years.




5. Smith & Williamson

Deadline: 14 September 2017

Are you a high achiever with an interested in the Finance industry? Join Smith & Williamson as a Trainee Chartered Accountant and combine classroom training with practical experience to develop your understanding of the audit and accountancy industry. As well as paid time off to study for ACA qualifications, you can expect a competitive salary and an office of like-minded people – and with a dedicated Social Rep in each office, there are always activities to get involved with at the weekend too.




6. Dawn Meats

Deadline: 11 March 2017

Whether it’s Marketing or Merchandising that takes your fancy, the Graduate Programme at Dawn Meats is designed to nurture talent across the vast range of sectors covered by this fast-paced business. With connections along every point of their supply chain, the opportunities to find your niche and identify your strengths are endless. By the end of the two-year programme, you will have experience in Sales, Human Resources, Accounting and much more – don’t miss out.




7. Harvey Nash

Deadline: 22 July 2017

Thanks to their established reputation for professionalism and quality, the Trainee Recruitment Consultant role at Harvey Nash attracts graduates from Edinburgh to London, and everywhere in between. No matter which office you join, you will have access to over 100 training modules as part of the Harvey Nash Talent Academy. Develop your skills and reap the rewards, from enviable commission to exclusive meals with the company directors.

Check out their Newcastle offices today:




8. Aldi

Deadline: 12 January 2018

For the go-getters and the natural leaders; Aldi’s graduates are ready to jump in head-first as a Graduate Area Manager and gain first-hand experience of running one of their 600 UK stores. You will be supported every step of the way, with rewards to match your hard work: enjoy a £42,000 starting salary, rising to over £70,000 in just four years, alongside a company Audi A4 car and a range of other perks.




9. Softcat

Deadline: 25 April 2017

When it comes to training graduates, there really is no limit at Softcat. Join their team as a Graduate Sales Executive at any of their UK offices, where you will benefit from uncapped commission, direct training from their best Account Managers and regular opportunities to progress your career. Grads who started here have gone on to open entirely new divisions and run teams of their own – you could be next.




10. Moto

Deadline: 17 February 2017

As the largest provider of motorway service areas in the UK, Moto offers 45 separate locations where graduates will have the opportunity to learn core business management skills. Over two years you will progress from Assistant Department Manager – with a starting salary of £25,000 - to being considered for a Deputy General Manager role, thanks to hands-on experience running your own site alongside the Department Manager. Add in the generous holiday scheme, discount for friends and family and other bonuses in the scheme and you can’t afford to let this one pass by. 




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