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8 jobs you can apply for now, but don't start until next year

Need a break after graduation, but want to secure a job first? 

These companies are hiring graduates right now but you won't start until next year. So whether you just need some time to press reset or you have bigger plans to travel the world before getting on the career ladder, these opportunities let you do just that. 


1. MI5 - Intelligence Officer Development Programme

  • Where: London 
  • Salary: £31,807, rising to £34,385 after one year 
  • When to apply: 18 Nov 2019 
  • Start date: Sept 2020

MI5 are looking for ambitious graduates to join their Intelligence Officer Programme, starting next September. On this unique programme you'll work in a range of investigative areas, from Northern Ireland related terrorism to espionage, learn how to confidently provide intelligence and ultimately help prevent real threats to our country. Up for the challenge? Click below to find out more. 




2. Lloyds Banking Group - Retail Customers and Products Graduate Programme 

  • Where: Various, including Bristol and Cardiff 
  • Salary: £31,000
  • When to apply: 09 Dec 2019
  • Start date: Jan 2020

Lloyds Banking Group are the largest digital bank in the UK and they're on a mission to become the bank of the future. Join them in January on their Retail Customers and Products Graduate Programme and you'll develop new customer products and services, analyse insights and support the marketing strategy for brands like Halifax, Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank. 




3. HM Treasury - Policy Advisors Graduate Programme

  • Where: Westminster, London 
  • Salary: £28,500 
  • When to apply: 04 Nov 2019
  • Start date: April 2020

Whether you're writing briefings for Ministers, developing and implementing policy ideas or responding to questions from MPs, no day will be the same when you join HM Treasury. This role will propel you right into the centre of governmental decision making and policy development, so the work you do will have a real impact on peoples' lives. 




4. American Express - 2020 UK Strategic Planning Group Graduate Analyst 

  • Where: London
  • Salary: N/A
  • When to apply: 17 Nov 2019
  • Start date: Jun 2020 

Join American Express's Strategic Planning Group and you'll have the unique opportunity to work across all business lines with some of the top strategic minds in the business. Within 2-3 years you'll be given a new role in a business unit anywhere across the globe, so this programme is just the start for your career at American Express. 




5. PwC - Ethical Hacker 

  • Where: Cardiff 
  • Salary: Competitive 
  • When to apply: 1 Dec 2019
  • Start date: March 2020

If have plans to travel the world, this role at PwC doesn't begin until March 2020. You'll learn how to legally break into computer networks, websites and mobiles applications, help keep hackers out and learn how to support in the event of a major cyber incident. If you have a passion for cyber security and want to be a part of one of the largest graduate training programmes in the world, apply now. 




6. EY - Tax Graduate Programme 

  • Where: Nationwide 
  • Salary: Competitive 
  • When to apply: ASAP
  • Start date: June 2020

Starting in September but hiring now, EY are seeking graduates from any discipline who have a head for numbers. Throughout the programme, you'll work with global entrepreneurs, start-ups, multinational businesses and more to gain hands-on experience in every element of tax. Alongside this, you'll study for your qualifications, with the opportunity for promotion if you excel. 




7. Bakkavor - Human Resources - Graduate Scheme

  • Where: Nationwide
  • Salary: £27,000 + £1,000 welcome 
  • When to apply: ASAP
  • Start date: Sep 2020 

Bakkavor are on the hunt for business-minded graduates to become their next generation of leaders - could that be you? On this Human Resources Graduate Scheme you'll receive thorough training in the skills and behaviours necessary to enter a senior HR role at the company. Don't miss out on the opportunity to join this world leading business. 




8. Sainsbury's Tech - Graduate Tech Academy 2020

  • Where: London
  • Salary: £33,000
  • When to apply: 21 Nov 2019 
  • Start date: Sept 2020

 Sainsbury's is a household name, and this 150 year old brand are offering you the chance to bring innovation, impact and technical know-how to their team. Not only will you work with Sainsbury's, but you'll also collaborate with the brands they power including Nectar, Argos and Tu Clothing, to transform everything they do and change the face of the business.