Careers and Education in Worcestershire

Graduate Opportunities


What is a graduate?

A graduate is a  person who has successfully completed a course of study or training and has been awarded an undergraduate or first academic degree.

What is a postgraduate?

A postgraduate is a person who has decided to undertake further study once a degree has been awarded.

What is a graduate scheme?

A graduate scheme is a structured training programme run by an employer to develop their future workforce. 
Graduate schemes usually last between one and two years and are often available in a number of specialisms, ranging from finance, retail, HR and marketing, to management and law.

Many leading UK employers run graduate training schemes, so find out what the benefits are and how you can apply for a place on one of these highly-competitive programmes by visiting the Prospects website.

Prospects - Graduate Schemes (link opens in a new window)

Search and apply for graduate schemes available in Worcestershire.

Graduate Scheme Jobs in Worcester - Search and Apply (link opens in a new window)

For graduate schemes outside of Worcestershire use the following website.

Graduate Talent Pool Internships (link opens in a new window)

This guide sets out 5 important steps to help students who are about to graduate and are at the start of their career journey, consider their choices and what they may like to do next.

Graduate employment and skills guide (opens in a new window)

Thinking of becoming a Social Worker?

Think Ahead offers a route into the industry for graduates.

Think Ahead Website

Think Ahead Website (link opens in a new window)

Thinking of working for Worcestershire County Council?

You could be working with partners to make "World Class Worcestershire" a reality?

Worcestershire recognises the Graduate Programme as a key part of growing leaders for the future organisation

Worcestershire County Council Graduate Scheme

Find out more about WCC Graduate Programme and discover how to apply (link opens in a new window)

Postgraduate Study

Postgraduate courses can help you progress or change your career and may be the ideal investment in order to secure your dream job. There are many different types of postgraduate study, so first discover what’s available.

UCAS Post Graduate Study - What options are available? (link opens in a new window)

Use the following link to search for courses and begin the application process

UCAS Post Graduate - Apply and Track (link opens in a new window)

Work Experience

Gaining workplace experience alongside your studies is more important than ever if you want to secure your dream job. In a highly competitive job market, employers will want to see that you have job-specific skills and practical experience of work. This experience could be anything from an hour, some buddying, involvement in a discrete project, to longer-term placements.

Find out more and secure a work placement (link opens in a new window)