Unaware to many, in 2013 Liverpool was judged the best city to visit in the UK. Consequently, this vibrant growing metropolis is also filled with a rich history, stunning architecture and plenty of jobs to make one consider living there after graduation. Not to forget the pleasant and welcoming Liverpudlians make this a city where many people relocate to and never want to leave. And if its city, countryside, beaches or the world-famous Beatles can’t convince you, here are 10 graduate schemes in Liverpool to convince you even further.

1. ION Search Rec2Rec, Graduate Program

Industry: Business & Finance

Salary: Between £18,000 – £25,000 per annum

Ion Search is an industry leading recruitment business, focusing on mid to senior level appointments with some substantial businesses across the world. Currently, they are hunting for graduates to work with high level officials in London’s biggest Financial Services billers. You will have a structured career development plan which will map out your promotions and pay rises. You’ll be required to have a minimum 2:1 degree classification from any discipline with strong confidence and charm to build relationships with Directors and CEO’s.

2. Ernst & Young Llp, Assurance Graduate Programme

Industry: Business Auditing

Salary: Competitive

Ernst & Young Global Limited (EY) is a leader in its field as a multinational professional service networker. With headquarters in London they are one of the largest professional service networks in the world. Their Assurance teams analyse data behind their client’s businesses and help those companies and governments publish accurate financial data. Professional qualifications you will receive in your specialisation, depending on the programme, a level 7 Apprenticeship in accountancy and taxation (equivalent to a master’s degree). You will need a minimum 2:1 degree in any field, but preferably a degree related to business or accountancy.

3. Grayce, Data Development Program

Industry: Data Analysis

Salary: Competitive

Grayce is a leading consultancy, specialising in developing emerging graduate talent. With currently over 200 analysts and consultants working with over 40 clients, most of whom are in the FTSE 250, Grayce provide a dynamic platform, fast tracking career progression and developing the next generation future leaders. Supported mentored, and coached by industry leading figureheads, your journey with Grayce could see you advance your career into Data Engineering, Data leadership, Data Science Data Governance or Business Intelligence. A minimum of 2:1 with an analytical focus & data handling such as STEM will be required. Applications are now open for 2021 intake.

4. Aldi, Area Manager

Industry: Retail

Salary: Starting £44,000 per annum

This well recognized supermarket chain boasts one of the most desirable graduate schemes in the country. With salaries from 44,000 all the way up to 75,360 per annum and included in the deal, a company car! The 12 month graduate scheme is open to all degree holders with a 2:1 degree or higher. They are currently recruiting for their “Neston region” which Liverpool falls under so applying now would be a great time.

5. HM Revenue & Customs, Tax Professional

Industry: Government

Salary: £31,900 – £41,700

With around 60,000 employees, more than £627 billion revenue and about 45 million customers, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is a major government department with serious responsibilities. The work that HMRC does is vital for the UK economy. The three year program is looking for enthusiastic young independent thinkers who are not afraid to voice their opinion. A minimum of 2:2 degree or equivalent at the application stage is also required.

6. Roar Ambition, Management Trainee

Industry: Sales & Marketing

Salary: Starting £24,000 – £28,000 per annum

As a direct sales and marketing agency based in Liverpool, Roar Ambition connects with consumers on a daily basis. They work closely with clients to understand their needs and their goals. As a management trainee, you will develop skills in the areas of sales, customer relations, marketing, branding, finance, recruitment, and HR and administration. The opportunity allows you to learn and earn on the role while progressing towards higher positions within the company. Roles include Team Leader, Marketing Manager or Campaign Co-Ordinator.

7. Barnett Waddingham, Actuarial Consultant

Industry:  Financial Services

Salary: Competitive

Barnett Waddingham is the UK’s largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services. They are a partner-led business which prides itself in providing straightforward and well-communicated advice and consultancy. Their graduate scheme assures that no two days will ever be the same as you go on to work with almost 25% of FTSE100 and over 15% of FTSE350 firms. Current graduate vacancies require a minimum 2:1 degree and an A at A-Level Maths.

8. Rentokil Initial, Science Graduate

Industry: Information Technology & Services

Salary: £18,500 per annum + benefits

If you love science but don’t want to be stuck in a lab, here’s the solution. Rentokil Initial is a global leader in Pest Control, both residentially and commercially. The company is a Government accredited learning organization that delivers training as well to their graduate scheme applicants. They offer field based graduate role to someone who wants to manage their own time and spend the day solving bespoke customer problems face to face. The essential requirement is to have a minimum of a 2.2 in a Science/BSc related subject.

9. EY Consulting Graduate Programmes

Industry: Consultancy, Management

Salary: Competitive

As EY consultants, you will see yourself as part of a skilled and diverse team of individuals guiding clients as their navigate through their complex markets. EY guarantees that no two projects will be the same and therefore you will be exposed to a wider spectrum of markets and organisations. Simultaneously you will also study for professional qualifications with ACA, CFAB, CIPD, CIMA or similar institutes. If you do well there will be opportunities to be promoted to Senior Consultant by the end of the programme. In order to apply for the scheme you will need to be working towards an Honours degree in any subject – some areas will require you to have a business related degree.

10. HSBC, Graduate Programmes

Industry: Banking

Salary: Competitive

With continuous learning, early responsibility and extensive networking, HSBC’s graduate opportunities are a great way to start a successful career. In addition to their global programmes, in some countries and territories, HSBC also offers local programmes for graduates. Later on, these could lead to you joining one of HSBC’s global graduate programmes or applying for another role at the bank. Further information on how the selection process works can be found on the bank’s Application hints and tips page.