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The 8 Best UK Grad Schemes

  • June 20, 2022
The 8 UK Grad Schemes

With university now wrapping up for so many students and graduation just around the corner, we thought we would look into some of the best paying sectors for Graduate Schemes.

1.Rothschilds – Private Finance – £65,000

Location: London

Positions: Global Financial Advisory and Wealth Management & Trust.

Skills desired: Good communication, drive, ambition, exceptional judgement, creative

Grade: 2:1+

2. J.P. Morgan – Investment Banking – £58,000

Location: Varied

Positions: Asset Management, Finance, IB Risk, Investment Banking, Operations, Private Banking, Sales, Trading & Research, Securities Servicing and Clearing, Technology and Treasury Services.

Desired Skills: Creative, Good Communication, Drive, Passion, Academic Prowess and Good Personality.

3.Goldman Sachs – Investment Banking – £52,000

Location: Varied

Positions: Financial Analyst (developing your skills and building a stronger professional network)

Degree: Any field of study and no previous work experience needed

Values: Client Service, Excellence, Integrity, Partnership

4. Civil Services – £45,000-£55,000

Location: Varied

Positions: Civil Services offer a range of roles, all which will provide structured learning, on-the-job coaching/mentoring, a career path to a government profession, and a chance to study for a professional qualification

Degree: 2:2+

5.RBS – Investment Banking – £54,000

Location: Varied

Positions: Business & Commercial Banking, Chief Operating Office (COO), Corporate & Institutional Banking, Global Transaction Services (GTS), GBM Banking, Operations, Marketing and Technology

Degree: 2:2+

Skills: Entrepreneurial Flair, Drive, Natural Feel for Business

6.Barclays Capital – Investment Banking – £50,000

Location: Varied

Positions: Banking, HR, Cyber & Security, Operations, Marketing, Auditing (and more!)

Aim: To help new grads to find the path that is best for them, in order to make a valued contribution to Barclays’ business.

7. White & Chase – Law – £50,000

Location: Overseas - but candidates should be mobile and ideally have experience of international travel

Positions: They have 14 ‘seats’ or sectors, you will choose 4 during the two-year scheme. These ‘seats’ are varied and include opportunities to gain experience in Dispute Resolution, Employment and Benefits, IP, or Construction and Engineering or Litigation Training.

8. BP – Oil & Energy – £49,000

Location: Varied

Positions: Engineering, Science and Business positions

Degree: 2:1, any degree specialism (but you need an MENg if you are applying for the engineering grad scheme). BP provides grads with a lot of freedom for their chosen career path