Outside of London: Grad Schemes Which Avoid the Big City

It’s easy to get swept up in the excitement of London and focus solely on its high paying, high profile roles in shimmering glass buildings. Don’t let one city limit your job search - there are a wealth of opportunities outside of London.

Here are four outstanding graduate roles based outside the capital, all looking for bright graduates like you.

1. TPP - Graduate Analyst - Leeds

"We are seeking to recruit bright and driven graduates from all disciplines to work on exciting, life-saving projects in our expanding Analyst team based in Leeds.

As a TPP Analyst, you will be working on initiatives such as implementing our clinical software solution globally, developing innovative app technology and carrying out ground breaking research projects. Your influence will have a direct impact on the future of healthcare."

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2. PwC - Mobile Analyst - Belfast

To support clients with their plans,we are looking for candidates from Finance/Business, Legal/Compliance or Project Management backgrounds. 

Specific responsibilities will vary depending on your experience/skillset, and also the nature of the individual projects on which you will work, but may include: Finance; Gathering/collation of financial information; Preparing reports and presentations; Financial analysis & calculations using various software tools and packages; Quality-checking information and identifying anomalies; and Research - collating and preparing reports for clients.

Learn more about the Mobile Analyst Role at PwC.

3. Siemens - Software Engineer Graduate Programme - Poole

As market leaders across rail, road and logistics, Siemens Mobility are pursuing the goal of networking various transportation systems with one another to move people and good efficiently - complete mobility.Siemens Mobility, Rail Infrastructure, Mobile Communications offers a wide range of systems for signaling, control, communications and electrification for main line, regional, metro and light rail infrastructure applications. By bringing together the combined expertise of UK and Germany, we offer complete infrastructure solutions tailored for our local market. Siemens’ dedicated rail infrastructure team is fully committed to delivering an efficient, reliable, safe and green railway.

Learn more about the Software Engineer Graduate Role at Siemens. 

4. Accenture - Client Delivery Graduate Programme - Newcastle

We’re looking for future leaders. Idea generators. And strategic thinkers. Put your degree and skills to work. We’ll help you build the roadmap that’s right for your career – including a few twists and turns to keep things interesting. If you have passion, a brilliant mind and an appetite to grow every day, this is the place for you. 

Learn more about the Client Delivery Graduate Programme with Accenture


Need a bit more convincing?

Regional hubs are often overlooked yet they offer high quality work experience and graduate schemes. As these locations tend to not be as popular as London, there's a chance you'll be competing against a smaller pool of peers. There are also plenty of regional perks including cheaper rent, the chance to be closer to home, idyllic locations and - most importantly - you won't have to battle the crowds on the tube every morning.

Remember – if you’re not based in London at the beginning of your career, you're by no means excluded from the capital for the rest of your life. If you do decide to make the move to London later on, you’ll be able to enjoy the bright city lights with brilliant professional experience and a healthier bank balance behind you.

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