2013 Graduate Schemes

In just a few months I will be finishing my time with Bournemouth University and entering the big bad world of PR on a permanent basis. Over Christmas, my entire family were interrogating me on my after-university plans, would I stay with Merchant, would I apply to a graduate scheme, would I stay in Bournemouth or would I head back to London.

Truth be told, I don't know. I can't predict the future and I have a good five months to panic and lose sleep over it yet. That's not to say I haven't looked at the graduate scheme applications and not to say that I haven't applied. There are plenty of fantastic opportunities out there, even in this economical climate.



Ben Cotton has a fantastic list of grad schemes if what you're interested in is agency. Check it out, and I've stolen a few for my list below, however, there are plenty of in-house opportunities too.


Aviva
Marketing Graduate Scheme
Length: Two years.
Open. 
Based in York, Norwich, Eastleigh.
Salary: £23,500.


Boots
Marketing Graduate Programme
Length: Two years
Closed. 
Based in Nottingham. 
Salary: £24,000.

BT
Marketing Graduate Programme 
Length: Two years. 
Closed.
Based in London. 
Salary: £27,750.


Bupa
Marketing Graduate Scheme
Length: 18 months. 
Closed.
Salary: £25,000.

Edelman
Apprenticeship Scheme
Closes January 31st. 
Based in London. 
Salary undisclosed. 


EDF
Marketing Graduate Programme
Length: Two Years.
Closed on January 6th.
Based in London/Hove/Crawley/Barnwood.
Salary: £25,000

GSK
Communications Graduate Programme
Marketing Internship Programme
Length: 12 months. 
Closed. 
Based in London. 
Salary undisclosed. 

Hill & Knowlton
Graduate Programme
Length: Two Years. 
Not open for Summer 2013 yet. 
Based in London. 
Salary undisclosed. 

Ketchum
James Maxwell Graduate Programme
Length: Two six month placements but offer of permanent employment. 
Closes April 19th. 
Based in London. 
Salary undisclosed. 

L'Oreal
Marketing Graduate Training Scheme
Length: One year.
Open at multiple points of the year.
Based in Hammersmith, London. 
Salary: £28,000.


M&S
Marketing Graduate Scheme
Length: Two years.
Closed December 2012. 
Based in London.
Salary undisclosed. 


Nestle
Marketing Graduate Programme
Length: Two years. 
Closed December 2012. 
Based in York or Gatwick.
Salary: £27,000. 


O2
Marketing Graduate Scheme
Length: Two years. 
Closed October 31st 2012. 
Based in Slough. 
Salary: £30,000.


Proctor & Gamble
Marketing Graduate Programme
External Relations Programme
Length: 10 weeks - 12 months.
Based in Weybridge. 
Salary undisclosed.  

Sky
Corporate Affairs & PR Graduate Programme
Marketing Graduate Programme
Length: Two years. 
Closed December 2012. 
Based in Osterley, London. 
Salary undisclosed. 

Tesco
Corporate Affairs Graduate Programme
Marketing Graduate Programme
Length: Two Years. 
Closed December 2012. 
Based in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire. 
Salary: £22,000 - £28,000.

Unilever
Marketing Graduate Scheme
Length: Two years, three months.
Closes January 11th.
Salary: £26,500.

You can also check out Milkround, Times Top 100, Prospects, and Guardian Jobs.

Jessica North

Author & Editor

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