Let's be honest: when applying for a job, the salary often plays a large part in your decision-making.
Whilst satisfaction isn’t necessarily dependent on the amount you take home at the end of each month, offering a good salary can be a strong indicator of how a company values their people and rewards them for the hard work they put in.
We've gathered ten exciting and diverse roles that’ll see you earning above the average starting salary for a graduate of between £19,000 and £22,000. All are open for applications right now, so take a look.
1. Security Graduate Programme at BT
- Ipswich, Hatfield, London and Edinburgh
- Deadline: ASAP
Cyber security is a vital part of this global Communications company, ensuring that confidential business and customer information remains protected online. Want to be at the forefront of designing the latest innovative security solutions? If you have a 2:1 or above in a STEM degree, this could be the programme for you.
2. Graduate Programme at Alfa
- Moorgate, London
- Deadline: 4 September 2018
With offices in London and LA, this is an international opportunity for graduates curious about the world of Consultancy. Alfa pride themselves on offering ground-up training and transparent progression opportunities to all their graduates – get ready to go from software novice to programming expert as you work on live client projects from day one. You’ll be based in their sociable London offices and earning a salary of £40,000, with company trips abroad a regular occurance.
3. Graduate Land Development Programme at Goldcrest
- Fulham London
- Deadline: 4 December 2017
Interested in developing a lucrative career within the Property industry? With a heart firmly based in the community and an industry knowledge stretching back over 30 years, Goldcrest are specialists in targeting difficult sites and finding innovative development solutions for their clients. You can expect to get stuck into the action straight away – and with profits shared equally amongst the company there’s no time to lose.
4. Graduate Scheme at Rustlers
- Deadline: 9 February 2018
Food lovers, listen up: progress into management within a world-class business and the home of the Rustlers and Feasters brands. As well as full support and training, you can expect plenty of perks and bonuses during your two-year graduate programme and, if you have to relocate for the role, a £2,000 moving fee to make the process even smoother.
5. Information Technology Gradatae Programme at Computacenter
- London, Reading, Hatfield
- Deadline: October 2017
With offices spanning the UK, Europe and Africa, Computacenter are dedicated to empowering organisations across the world to succeed. Offering an 18-month executive training scheme to help accelerate your career in the world of IT and Business services, you’ll work with prestigious clients to help ensure they have the tools needed to accomplish their goals. In return, you’ll build a strong professional network and skillset, experience ongoing support from coaches and mentors and enjoy social perks like the annual Sales Kick Off, previously held in Barcelona and beyond.
6. Graduate PPC Marketing Scheme at Merkle-Periscopix
- Tower Bridge, London
- £22,000 - £25,000
- Deadline: 8 December 2017
In this role you’ll help big-name brands, from Warner Bros. to Tesco, to increase their global presence online, devising and managing creative campaigns to meet their objectives. Don’t worry if you’re not a Marketing whizz right now: six weeks of introductory training and ongoing mentoring will transform you into an expert. Plus, a commitment to hiring only at junior levels means the opportunities for progression here are second to none – you’ll be managing your own team of specialists in no time.
7. Graduate Account Executive at Softcat
- £18,000 - £24,000
- Deadline: 2 May 2018
The management team at Softcat have developed a winning formula for business success: happy employees that are motivated to deliver outstanding customer service. As they continue to grow, they need bright and ambitious people to join them, and that's where you come in… As a Graduate Account Executive, you’ll learn from some of the very best Account Managers the industry has to offer, as well as joining a highly respected training programme. In return, they’ll reward you with a generous starting salary, uncapped commission, an amazing package of benefits and perks (including trips to Hawaii) and plenty of opportunities for promotion and career progression.
8. Trainee Manager at McDonald’s
- Deadline: 7 February 2018
Did you know McDonald's are currently ranked 6th in the Sunday Times’ list of best big companies to work for? Discover why first-hand as you gain transferable skills and experience in people management, recruitment, maintenance, accounts and beyond as a Trainee Manager. After initial training, you’ll be immediately promoted into a management role in-store, but this is just the start: a continued development programme will fast-track your rise into a senior leadership position either in-store or at HQ. You can also expect an incredible social environment, flexible hours and fries on tap.
9. Trainee Associate Wealth Advisor at deVere
- £25,000 - £40,000
- Deadline: 3 January 2018
World-leading Financial Consultancy, deVere Group, are looking for grads to join their 18-month scheme and launch an exciting career in Finance. Your training will start with a 3-week trip to Malta, before continuing within one of 71 global offices. Whether you fancy the UK or something further afield (perhaps New York, Sydney or Singapore?) your base is up to you. Wherever you decide, you'll be supported to develop into an investment expert, secure qualifications with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, and take the fast route to management.
10. Graduate Area Manager at Aldi
- Deadline: 12 January 2018
Exposure to every element of a £multi-million business, rapid progression to management, overseas opportunities and a fully expensed Audi A4… could it get much better? Offering this and so much more, Aldi’s 12-month scheme will see you jump head-first into the fastest Retail waters. But don't worry about being out of your depth – they’ll make sure you get first-class training in everything from Store Operations to Property Management to help you thrive. After the year’s up? You’ll be trusted with the management of a group of stores within your area.