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6 graduate jobs you can secure before the end of this year

Helen Jackson
Content Marketing Executive

The New Year: a time for new beginnings, a chance to start afresh and make positive changes to your life.

Getting fit, spending more time with family, taking a new direction in your career – all are popular resolutions. And while the first two aren’t quite within my power, if you’re looking to start your new graduate job next year, I can help...

Below are 6 opportunities with application deadlines before the end of 2016. This really is your last chance to apply; don’t start 2017 with regrets.


1. KFC – Graduate Programme – Nationwide

Deadline: 27 December 2016

Fancy yourself as the future CEO of a global brand? This programme has been designed to help you get there. Experiencing everything from the shop floor to roles in HQ, you’ll hone your leadership skills and build your business credibility over 36-months. Plus, you just know that you’ll be in safe hands; last year, KFC was named the ‘Top Company for Graduates to Work For’ by JobCrowd and has been recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a ‘Great Place to Work’ for the last 6 years. 




2. Highams Recruitment – Trainee Sales Consultant – South East, England

Deadline: 22 December 2016

This is your opportunity to join the UK’s top provider of Business Change and Transformation resources to the Wealth Management, Pensions and Insurance markets. Networking with the best new talent around, every single day, your career here really will be what you choose to make it – bring a sense of humour, high energy and the drive to make serious money, and you’ll go far. 




3. McDonald’s – Trainee Manager – Nationwide

Deadline: 26 December 2016

McDonald’s takes pride in being a great employer; currently ranked 8th in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies list, the development that they offer to grads is second to none. Get a taste of this on this graduate scheme, which will provide you with tailor-made training to accelerate your transformation from student to Business Manager. You'll soon come to see that there’s no glass ceiling here.




4. MBDA – Electromagnetic Compatibility Graduate Engineer – South West

Deadline: 20 December 2016

As the only group in Europe with the expertise to produce missiles for every branch of the Armed Forces, MBDA is truly a world-leader. The Defence experts are on the hunt for an Engineering grad looking to establish themselves in a niche but dynamic section of the industry. If you fit the bill, you’ll spend your days testing missiles, subsystems and weapons systems. Your development will be their number one priority: all of your training and the hands-on experience you gain will support you to achieving Chartership with an institution such as the Institute of Engineering and Technology. 




5. Maclean Moore – Graduate Recruitment Consultant – London

Deadline: 26 December 2016

This leading Consultancy specialises in the placement of senior roles in a wide range of sectors, from Banking to Insurance, Media to Technology. You’ll learn the ins and outs of Recruitment from a Senior Consultant who also started with the business as graduate, which means they’ll know exactly what it takes to succeed. Before you know it, you will be looking after your own international clients and equipped with all the skills that you need to earn up to £40,000 in your first year.




6. Elevate Education: Youth Mentor and Presenter

Deadline: 30 December 2016

Not every job gives you the chance to enrich lives across the globe – but Elevate isn’t any ordinary company. Armed with years of research into study techniques, they’ve helped thousands of students across the UK, USA, Australia and beyond to academic success. Your job will be travel around your local area to inspire and engage young people through short, sharp seminars and mentoring sessions. And with a package including a £25,000 salary, flexible hours and 10 weeks of holiday a year, as well as endless opportunities for progression both here and overseas, this is one you simply can’t let pass by.




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