As a company based in Manchester, we know the graduate world does not revolve entirely around London.
From the glass walls of Spinningfields to the Northern Quarter's trendy converted factory spaces, this thriving city is home to an endless diversity of exciting companies and offices who are looking for graduates to join them.
Whether you’re a Manchester uni alumni who isn’t ready to go home, or you are just looking for a new adventure, there are plenty of tempting reasons to make the move.
Take a look at our top picks for grads to start their career and apply today.
1. Shopper Media Group – Client Associate
Deadline: 19 June 2017
With divisions in Liverpool and Manchester, growing agency Shopper Media Group helps best-selling brands connect with audiences in major retailers across the UK. Join the team as a Client Associate and you’ll create exciting and engaging promotional campaigns for huge clients – Kellogg's, Weetabix, Nike, Samsung and Nintendo to name a few – to convince shoppers to pop their products into their trolley. In addition to real progression opportunities and commercial exposure, expect a great working atmosphere, complete with Spotify playlists, early finishes and drinks on Fridays and regular team breakfasts. You’ll feel settled in no time.
2. Colas Rail - Commercial Programme
Deadline: 18 June 2017
As well as joining a world-leading provider of services and infrastructure to the Railway industry, joining the Colas Rail graduate programme is your first step towards further professional qualifications and international career development. Join the Commercial team for a two-year placement and learn all there is to know about this essential part of any large-scale business, whilst developing your own skillset and studying towards becoming a qualified Chartered Surveyor. This team is looking for grads from across all disciplines to join them in their Manchester offices: it could be you.
3. Softcat – Graduate Account Executive
Deadline: 28 October 2017
With offices based in hotspots across the UK, it comes as no surprise that this award-winning team has chosen Manchester as the hub for their North West operations. As well as uncapped commission and opportunities to travel abroad, joining the team as a Graduate Account Executive will also give you access to continuous training, the office Tiki Bar and wide-screen TV at work – and that’s just for starters. If you’re ready to launch your Sales career in an exciting, fast-growing compnay, look no further.
4. Harvey Nash – Trainee Recruitment Consultant
Deadline: 21 July 2017
Shape your career how you choose at Harvey Nash, thanks to over 100 training modules available at the prestigious Harvey Nash Academy. Based in the heart of Manchester, you will have the opportunity to network with both clients and candidates as a Trainee Recruitment Consultant every day. Develop your own extensive portfolio while enjoying a generous commission scheme and monthly rewards, ranging from exclusive lunches to international trips abroad. The big city life starts here: apply today.
5. EON Reality – Innovation Academy
Deadline: 12 May 2018
Working with clients across the globe, EON Reality creates innovative Virtual and Augmented Reality programmes to help people learn what they need to know to do their job. However, this dedication to sharing knowledge doesn’t only influence their products – it's also integral to the way they run their sponsored Innovation Academy too. This 8-month training scheme will equip you with all the skills needed to kick-start your Technology career, offering the perfect combination of practical and classroom training in every aspect of Virtual and Augmented Reality – from animation through to development. At the end of it, you’ll have the chance to apply for a role in EON Reality or be supported to apply for roles outside of the business. Want to progress in Technology? This really is the best place to start.