6 award-winning companies looking for grads like you

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

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. AMV BBDO - Account Executive

  • London Bridge, London
  • £23,000
  • Deadline: 23 October 2017

As the largest and most creatively awarded advertising agency in the UK, you know that you're in safe hands here. Abbot Mead Vicars are the UK branch of global creative network BBDO, five-times winner of the Network of the Year award at Cannes Festival and currently holding the title of the Gunn Report's most creative agency network. This is your chance to join something special: learn how to make the best ads in the business for the likes of Snickers, Pepsi, Guiness and more, with a fun and friendly team who are ready to welcome you to your new Marketing career.




2. Softcat - Graduate Account Executive

  • Manchester
  • £18,000 - £20,000
  • Deadline: 28 October 2017

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, but what is it that sets them apart? A fun and quirky culture (where great incentives, Tiki Bars and FIFA tournaments are run of the mill) means their employees love going into work and provide outstanding service for it. Be a part of their success, while you build your own, as their Graduate Account Executive:




3. McDonald’s - Trainee Manager

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

At McDonald’s, it’s not just those arches that are golden – their trophy cabinet is too. Flexible hours, accredited training, fantastic career prospects and a host of other benefits have secured them 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 this global giant will also see you reach the top. They're currently recruiting for their future leaders to enrol on their Trainee Manager Graduate Programme - could it be you?




4. Merkle-Periscopix - Graduate Programmatic Marketing Scheme

  • Tower Bridge, London
  • £22,000 - £25,000
  • Deadline: 8 December 2017

The team at Merkle-Periscopix are (rightly) very proud of the recognition they’ve received in the past few years. They scooped 30 award wins in 2015 and this year’s haul is also looking pretty strong – so far, they’ve been awarded 10 times for the online campaigns they’ve managed for big name clients. Looking to break into the world of Digital Marketing? Do it with the best, running online campaigns for some pretty big names.




5. 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, both here and overseas. However, they’re pretty brilliant themselves, as it goes; they’ve appeared in the Sunday Times’ ‘Fast Track 100’ twice and have also featured in Real Business Magazine's Hot 100 too. With targets to push your earnings to over £42,000, discounted gym memberships and more, you just know that their Trainee Recruitment Consultant role is a winner.




6. FDM - IT Service Management Graduate Programme

  • London, Leeds & Glasgow
  • Competitive salary
  • Deadline: 20 January 2018

If you fancy a career in Consultancy, it’s definitely worth taking a look at FDM’s training programme. Last year alone, their dedication to championing diversity in the workplace and tackling the IT skills shortage worldwide led to them picking up several honours, including The JobCrowd’s Top 100 Companies For Graduates To Work For and TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards – The Diversity Recruitment Award. Find out more about their two-year IT Service Management scheme by clicking the link below:




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