6 companies hiring graduates in the East and West Midlands

As a born and bred Leicestershire girl, I know for a fact that there are plenty of awesome opportunities available in the Midlands.

Whether you’re looking for a structured graduate programme or the chance to manage a schedule of your own, we’ve found six companies who are taking on grads in locations across the Midlands right now.

Take a look below to discover your next graduate opportunity – and don’t forget to hit “Apply”.



1. McDonald's - Trainee Manager

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

This is a fully supported fast-track to the top of a global organisation. Starting on the shop floor with a £22,000 salary to learn all the tricks of the trade, you will soon be promoted to 2nd Assistant Manager - but it doesn't stop there. Enjoy the freedom to develop your career in any direction you choose, thanks to the "McDonald's University" training courses and support from senior managers. 9 out of 10 Restaurant Managers started here - you could be next.




2. Civil Service - Graduate Fast Stream Programme

  • Nationwide
  • £28,000
  • Deadline: 26 October 2017

The Civil Service lie at heart of major decision-making across the UK, supporting the government to shape policies in healthcare, public services and more. With over 15 different Fast Stream schemes open to grads, from Data & Technology to the Houses of Parliament, the possibilities for developing your career here really are endless. Wherever you end up, you can be sure you'll receive full support and real responsibility from day one. Interested? Find out more by hitting the link below:




3. Niyaa People - Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Birmingham
  • £18,000 - £22,000
  • Deadline: 14 September 2017

Niyaa People are on track to become the Recruitment agency of choice throughout the West Midlands: now, they’re looking for graduates to join them on their path to success. Enjoy dedicated training, plus a promotion and pay rise of £4,000 after the completion of your probation period. This is a team who like to celebrate: expect regular company socials on top of more adventurous trips to Las Vegas and more. If you’re looking for a fun office to launch a lucrative graduate career, look no further.




4. Aldi - Graduate Area Manager

  • Nationwide
  • £44,000
  • Deadline: 12 January 2018

Chances are, you've visited, shopped in or driven past an Aldi at least once this year. This multi-million pound business knows a thing or two about the smooth operation of an international organisation - and they're taking on grads to lead the way for their future development. As an Area Manager you will hit the ground running, with immediate responsibility for a team - and eventually several stores - of your own. In return, you can expect detailed training, close support and a £44,000 salary, rising with your performance to over £70,000 within four years. Get your application in now.




5. Next – Trainee Merchandiser

  • Leicester
  • £21,228
  • Deadline: 8 November 2017

As a high street staple and a mainstay on the FTSE 100, Next hold a prestigious reputation within the Retail industry. Their Leicester HQ is the perfect base for new graduates, complete with coffee bars, smoothie stations and even accommodation to help new starters find their feet in the area. As a Trainee Merchandiser you will combine a creative flair with a head for numbers on a starting salary of £21,228, as you keep on top of trends to ensure that the right product is in the right place at the right time. Find out more and apply today – you won’t regret it.




6. FDM – IT Consultant

  • Nationwide
  • Competitive salary
  • Deadline: 20 January 2018

FDM Group provide professional IT services to over 180 clients across the globe; last year they launched the careers of over 1,000 graduates into the sector, and show no signs of slowing down. After training in one of their three academies, based in London, Leeds and Glasgow, you will join a live client project and develop your consultancy and technology skills working on exciting new developments – previous projects have included facial recognition technology for British Airways and software testing for Sky TV. If you have a 2:2 degree or above, this is definitely a role to check out.




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