7 award-winning companies hiring graduates now

Let’s be honest, it's reassuring to know that the place you've chosen to work has evidence of their success.

We've collected some of our favourite examples of top companies hiring graduates right now: check them out and get your CV ready to impress.



1. Softcat - Graduate Account Executive

  • Nationwide
  • £18,000 - £22,000 + £8,000 avg commission
  • Deadline: 2 May 2018 

In 2016 alone, Softcat picked up a whopping 19 awards, ranging from ‘Most Trusted Leadership’ to the number one ‘Best Large Workplace’ in the UK. Clearly they’re doing something right - their brand new offices opened in Southampton last year. Join the team in a range of locations across the UK and start your successful career here.




2. Dyson - Electronic & Software Internship

  • Wiltshire
  • £26,500 + £2,000 joining bonus
  • Deadline: 31 January 2018

More than just a household brand, Dyson have won 'The Queen's Award' for British ingenuity and commitment to developing new technology. Whether you are a recent graduate or a student seeking an undergrad placement, Dyson offer plenty of opportunities to start your career in Technology.




3. McDonald’s - Trainee Manager

  • Nationwide
  • £22,000
  • Deadline: 7 February 2018

Flexible hours, accredited training, fantastic career prospects and a host of other benefits have secured this global icon as a mainstay in the Sunday Times’ list of the ‘25 Best Big Companies’. Add to that recognitions including ‘Great Place to Work’, ‘Most Admired Company’ and ‘Top Graduate Employer’ and you know that a career with McDonald's will soon see you reach the top.




4. Maxxima - Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Shoreditch, London
  • £20,000 + commission
  • Deadline: 15 February 2018

Recruitment agency Maxxima work with the most impressive talent within the Health and Social Care sectors: they’ve appeared in the Sunday Times’ ‘Fast Track 100’ twice, and featured in Real Business Magazine's 'Hot 100' too. With targets to push your earnings to over £42,000, you just know this role is a winner.




5. FDM - IT Service Management Graduate Programme

  • London, Leeds & Glasgow
  • Competitive salary
  • Deadline: 26 January 2018

FDM's dedication to championing diversity in the workplace has led to them picking up several honours, including TheJobCrowd’s 'Top 100 Companies For Graduates To Work For' and TARGETjobs' 'National Graduate Recruitment Awards – The Diversity Recruitment Award'. Find out more about their graduate scheme by clicking the link below:




6. MBDA - Electronics Test Systems Engineer

  • Stevenage
  • £26,000 + bonuses
  • Deadline: 30 January 2018

MBDA are ranked as the top Defence supplier in Europe, being the only company to design and produce missile ranges that meet the needs of all three of the Armed Forces. Begin your Engineering career here and enjoy flexible working hours, international opportunities and much more. 




7. Lidl - Junior Buying Manager

  • London
  • £36,000 + company car
  • Deadline: 9 February 2018

As a major international retailer, Lidl is not only on The Times 'Top 100 Graduate Employers' list but has also won countless awards for their products, stores and services. You'll have a direct input into their product choices of the future as a Junior Buying Manager, learning how to negotiate with wholesalers across the globe as part of your two-year graduate programme.




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