Leicester is a city in the East Midlands, close to Nottingham and Sheffield. Mainly known for its popular sports clubs, the city also has two large universities, The University of Leicester and De Montfort University. Students who are keen to stay in Leicester after they graduate may be interested in the graduate schemes on offer nearby, and we’re here to help! Here are 10 graduate schemes being advertised in the city right now.

1. Arriva

Industry: Transport Operations

Salary: Competitive

Arriva are now looking for applicants for their Transport Operations Graduate Scheme in Leicester. The two-year programme will see graduates look after the day-to-day running of a depot, alongside completing various rotations throughout different departments of the business. To apply, you will need a 2:1 in a relevant degree discipline.

2. James Andrew Recruitment Solutions

Industry: Recruitment

Salary: Starting from £20,500 per annum, plus uncapped commission

This company is looking for graduates to join their team of Recruitment Consultants. Successful candidates will undertake a dedicated training programme, delivered by other colleagues ranging in seniority. The position comes with a range of benefits, including free gym membership, 23 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays) and monthly/quarterly rewards and prizes.

3. Pareto Law

Industry: Business Management

Salary: £22,000-£35,000 per annum

Pareto Law are currently looking for graduates for their Graduate Business Management Programme. While taking part in the scheme, you will be responsible for managing customer relationships and participating in and managing ad-hoc activities amongst other tasks. There are only two requirements for this position, which are that you must be educated to degree level and have a driven personality.

4. RHCP Ltd

Industry: Counselling

Salary: Competitive

RHCP Ltd offer low-cost counselling services to those who earn a small income. Their placement scheme gives qualified graduates the chance to practice their skills in a private practice, with additional mentoring offered throughout their time with the company. Please click here to see the requirements for this position.

5. Multilingual Church Media

Industry: Cyber Security

Salary: Competitive

Multilingual Church Media is a recruitment company that is currently advertising for their work experience placement scheme. The programme is built for university graduates who might find difficulty applying for other roles due to lack of experience. Along with a good salary, participants will also receive real-world cybersecurity experience and an increased knowledge of the industry.

6. Shakespeare Martineau

Industry: Law

Salary: Competitive

Shakespeare Martineau is a law firm which has several offices in the UK. They are currently recruiting graduates for their training contracts in the Leicester office, where successful applicants will spend two years learning about different areas of law. If you would like to apply, you must have achieved a 2:1 or above in your undergraduate degree.

7. Ruby Candidates Ltd

Industry: Law

Salary: Competitive

This is another great opportunity for graduates who have completed an undergraduate law degree. Ruby Candidates Ltd is working with law firms throughout the UK and in Leicester to offer graduates the chance to take part in a three-year Trainee Solicitor Programme, which will see participants become qualified solicitors by the end of that time.

8. St Clares Catholic Primary School

Industry: Education

Salary: £17,711 per annum

Would you like to start your career in teaching? St Thomas Aquinas CMAT would like a number of graduates to take on the role of academic coaches across their schools. You will spend one year being mentored by senior staff members while taking on a number of responsibilities in your school and with your students. You do not need any prior teaching experience for this training programme.

9. MHR

Industry: Management

Salary: Competitive, negotiable

MHR offers HR, Payroll and Analytical expertise to help their customers work smarter and they are currently recruiting for their 2021 Graduate Programme. Over the course of two years, graduates will spend time working in various different departments within the company, including Marketing, Sales, Product, Software and Professional Services.

10. Recruitmentli

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: Negotiable

Recruitmentli are working with a reputable placements provider to offer graduates work experience programmes which will kickstart their career in Accounting. They are looking for candidates who have either just finished university or those who are studying for the ACCA without any work experience.