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7 award-winning companies hiring graduates right 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. Wilkinson Partners - Researcher

  • Where: Monument, London
  • Salary: £20,000 + commission
  • When to apply: ASAP

This boutique firm doesn't just specialise in placing Board-level, Tax, Legal and Governance professionals across the globe, they've won awards for it. Just last year, Wilkinson Partners were crowned the Best Tax Executive Search Firm 2018 by Acquisition International, and now they're looking for ambitious graduates to join them and help to ensure their success continues.




2. AlphaSights - Graduate Associate Programme

  • Where: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • When to apply: 1 August 2019

In addition to regularly ranking as one of the fastest-growing companies in the world, AlphaSights has also been recognised as one of the UK's Best Workplaces 2019. Their central London office is an open, friendly place, with perks ranging from free breakfast and snacks in the office to weekly morning yoga classes and corporate gym discounts. Apply today to join them in September.




3. Meltwater - International Management Trainee

  • Where: Dublin
  • Salary: €34,500 – €57,800 OTE
  • When to apply: ASAP

As well as being voted one of Britain's Top Employers in 2017, Meltwater are also the 25th fastest growing company in Europe, which is why they need graduates who are looking to launch an international career to join their team in Dublin, Ireland. There's a very decent starting salary on offer, plus uncapped commission, bonuses and travel opportunities aplenty.




4. Energize Recruitment Solutions - Graduate Recruitment Consultant

  • Where: Didsbury, Greater Manchester
  • Salary: £18,000 - £21,000 + uncapped commission
  • When to apply: ASAP

Recognised as the ‘Best Company to Work For’ by the Institute of Recruitment Professionals, Energize Recruitment Solutions is the ideal place to start your recruitment career. You'll join a diverse team in Manchester where you'll enjoy comprehensive training and amazing incentives, including fine dining at exclusive restaurants and holidays abroad, to reward you for your success. 




5. The Acorn Group - Trainee Estate Agent

  • Where: South East London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • When to apply: ASAP

Named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of "1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain", The Acorn Group are on the lookout for outgoing, tenacious graduates to join them and grow with the company. Starting off in their fast-track training programme, you'll be given all the support and guidance you need to help you achieve your full potential.




6. Maxxima - Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Where: Shoreditch, London
  • Salary: £22,000 + commission
  • When to apply: ASAP

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




7. Octopus Energy - Graduate Customer Operations Specialist

  • Where: Leicester
  • Salary: £18,500
  • When to apply: ASAP

Octopus Energy are still a young and fast-growing company, but they've already got several awards under their belt, including Supplier of the Year 2018 in the uSwitch Energy Awards. As well as being the UK's largest investor in solar generation, they also invest heavily in training and developing graduates. If you want a successful career in a successful start-up, this is it.