Many of the larger graduate employers recruit graduates into organised training programmes. These schemes are very popular because they provide a secure route into work, good prospects and a relatively high salary. They are offered in a range of sectors but are especially prevalent in traditional professions and finance or business management roles such as accountancy, law, banking, investment banking and management consultancy. Graduate training programmes are widely advertised and typically offered to candidates with excellent potential, as demonstrated by good grades, relevant skills and a burning commitment to succeed. They are available throughout the year and positions tend to start the following summer once students have graduated. However, youll find that vacancies usually peak over the winter months from September to February. Therefore, if youre still studying, you need to be ready to apply as soon you start your final year. If you left university in the last two or three years then you are also usually still welcome to apply, especially if you have made the most of your time since graduating.
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