The coronavirus has had devastating effects on the economy. In turn, graduates may struggle more this year compared to years before to find a job after finishing university. However, all is not lost! There are lots of  graduate jobs on offer in Nottingham in a variety of sectors, most with a decent salary and additional benefits. From engineering and business to education and IT, there is something for everyone. If you’re wondering where you might take your next career step, we’re here to help. Here are 30 graduate schemes in Nottingham.

1.   Elliott Wood

Industry: Engineering

Salary: Competitive

Elliott Wood is looking for engineering graduates to join their team in the Nottingham office. If you would like to apply, send your CV to

2.   KPMG

Industry: Business

Salary: Competitive

KPMG’s Graduate Audit Programme gives graduate’s the chance to build an in-depth knowledge of business. You do not need to study a particular study to apply to this graduate scheme, but you will need to achieve at least a 2:1 in your degree.

3.   Hays Education

Industry: Education & Training

Salary: £60-£70 per day

If you’re interested in a career in education, this graduate scheme might be for you. Hays Education is looking for graduates in all subjects who will work full-time in mainstream and special needs schools.

4.   Nottinghamshire County Council

Industry: Local government

Salary: £26,317 per annum

During this grad scheme, you will experience working in many areas of the council and will also work towards achieving a level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management. The programme is full-time and will last for a duration of two years.

5.   Mazars UK

Industry: Finance

Salary: Competitive

Mazars UK is looking for an Audit Graduate Trainee to join their Nottingham team for two years. During this time, you will work with clients across various sectors and develop your audit skills with increasing levels of responsibility.

6.   Computacenter

Industry: Business development

Salary: £30,000 per annum

This IT company is looking for graduates for its International Business Graduate Programme, based in Nottingham. During your time in the role, you will learn about IT service management and gain valuable international business experience.

7.   Harper Recruitment Group

Industry: Various

Salary: Competitive

Harper Recruitment Group has several temporary positions available throughout the East Midlands. In particular, they are looking to recruit a Data Administrator, an E-Commerce Administrator, Customer Service Officers, a Temporary Bid Coordinator and a Receptionist.

8.   Tradewind Recruitment

Industry: Education

Salary: £65.00-£75.00 per day

Calling all psychology graduates! Tradewind is working with special needs school’s in Nottingham who are looking for graduates to provide 1:1 support for their children. You will earn between £60-£80 per day for the role starting in September.

9.   Randstad

Industry: IT

Salary: £21,000 per annum

This company is looking for a Graduate Digital Sales Consultant to help deliver risk management software and a comprehensive product to thousands of customers. You’ll be earning a basic salary of £21,000 with excellent additional benefits and perks, including flexible working hours.

10. Boots

Industry: Various

Salary: Competitive

Nottingham is the home of Boots. The company has several graduate schemes available in a range of sectors, including marketing, HR, supply chain and buying. These range in length depending on which programme you choose.

11. NET Nottingham Tram

Industry: Management & Recruiting

Salary: £26,317

This programme is designed to shape the next generation of senior local government managers, for a starting salary of £26,317. You will be hands-on in the role, completing several placements of up to six months, eventually leading up to you obtaining a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management.

12. Trent College

Industry: Sports education

Salary: Competitive

Trent College are looking to appoint a Sports Graduate starting from September 2020. In this role, you will assist in all aspects of sport at Trent College and its junior school, The Elms. No formal teaching experience will be required in this post, but you must have an excellent understanding of the expectations required for working at Trent College, which has a strong reputation for sport.

13. Agility Resourcing

Industry: Business, Analytics, IT, Finance

Salary: £20,000-£22,000 per annum

If you’re a graduate with a numeric based degree (maths, accounting, economics etc), you might be interested in Agility’s Graduate Finance Scheme. There are several different roles available, all with excellent opportunities for further progression in the business.

14. RSM UK

Industry: Accounting

Salary: Competitive

RSM UK are looking for an Internal Audit Assistant Graduate who will be based in Nottingham, however, you may be asked to travel to visit clients. This grad scheme offers an excellent opportunity to improve your business knowledge, while at the same time learning to understand how different organisations work.

15. Yü Energy

Industry: Business operations

Salary: £19,000-£21,000 per annum

Yü Energy would like a graduate who would be responsible for operational decision making with good commercial analysis within Trading and Commercial functions in the business. By taking on the Trading Analyst Graduate role, you would be working at increasing profit margins, interpreting data and problem solving amongst other tasks.

16. Bright Leaf Recruitment

Industry: Veterinary

Salary: Competitive

This is a placement for all the aspiring vets out there. Bright Leaf Recruitment are looking for a graduate to work in a small veterinary practise close to the city centre. You do not need to be a recent graduate for this role; all the company asks for is that you are enthusiastic, passionate and that you have good communication skills.

17. Hays Specialist Recruitment

Industry: Construction

Salary: Competitive

A well-known contractor is looking for a graduate to work as a BREEAM Co-ordinator, helping out in their construction site office for a one-year assignment – a £12 million new build university building in Nottingham. You will be working part-time (24 hours a week) and will be responsible for communicating with stakeholders of the BREEAM certification of the project.

18. Experian

Industry: Project Management, IT, Business Admin, Sales, Analytics, Technology, Digital

Salary: Competitive

Experian has a broad range of apprenticeship schemes that would be suitable for graduates. By taking on an Experian Apprenticeship, you can earn money while learning more about your chosen field and gaining additional qualifications. There are also brilliant opportunities for career progression in these roles.

19. Ideagen

Industry: IT software solutions

Salary: £21,000

Ideagen is looking for a graduate sales consultant to join their internal sales team. You’ll be starting at the same time as other graduates and will be given training to develop your abilities as an employee at the company. There are good opportunities for career progression in this role, alongside flexible working hours and a modern working environment.

20. The University of Nottingham

Industry: Digital Research

Salary: Competitive

The University of Nottingham’s Digital Research Service is searching for a graduate who will work with them for a fixed-term contract period of 12 months. During this time, successful candidates will be given training to learn enterprise-level software development skills.

21. Connex Education Nottingham

Industry: Sports education

Salary: Competitive

If you are a sports graduate who is interested in working within the education sector, you might want to consider sending your CV to Connex Education in Nottingham. They are recruiting for the following roles: PE Instructor, Cover Supervisor, Teaching Assistant and Behaviour Mentor.

22. Cloud Computing

Industry: IT Sales

Salary: £27,000 per annum + £15,000 bonus

Cloud Computing are currently recruiting for graduate sales executive’s, where you will be responsible for generating new leads across the UK and Europe amongst other tasks. There will also be opportunities for travel in this role!

23. Unitemps

Industry: Education

Salary: £16-£17 per hour

The University of Nottingham have partnered with Unitemps to look for graduates to teach English in Taiwan, Taipei City. Although this role will not be based in Nottingham, it’s perfect for anyone who would like to travel after completing their degree.

24. Aquinas Education

Industry: Primary Education

Salary: Competitive

Aquinas Education are looking for students who have graduated in Childhood Studies, or subjects similar, to work in primary schools and nurseries across Nottingham and Derby. The ideal candidate will have experience working with children, knowledge of the EYFS or KS1 curriculum, and a passion for primary education.

25. Amari Metals

Industry: Commercial Sales

Salary: £20,000-£23,000 per annum

Amari Metals are looking to expand their large team with their Graduate Commercial Scales Scheme. While in the role, you will have a part to play in all aspects of the business, from reaching out to potential clients to managing the business process.

26. Uniper

Industry: IT

Salary: Competitive

Uniper is a global energy supply company, which is looking for a Platform Development and Software Engineering Graduate to be located between Nottingham and Dusseldorf, Germany. In the role, you will work closely with domain experts, creatives and platform engineers to help deliver the company software and products.

27. BSP Consulting

Industry: Civil Engineering

Salary: Competitive

BSP Consulting is looking for a Civil Engineering Graduate to join their team. To be successful in the role, you must have a knowledge of CDM regulations and construction industry health and safety, and you must be fully competent in using Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience in using AutoCAD for technical drawing is ideal.

28. TalentPool

Industry: Graphic Design

Salary: £22,000-£28,000 per annum

TalentPool are recruiting a Junior UI Artist to help with the redesign of the icon system within their mobile game. You will have a series of tasks to complete throughout your time with the company, building relationships with various artists and designers along the way. If you would like to apply to this grad scheme, you will need to have up to one years’ experience in a professional game studio environment and a relevant Bachelor’s degree.

29. Forsyth Barnes

Industry: Business Development

Salary: From £21,599 per annum

Forsyth Barnes are passionate about delivering exceptional customer experiences, and as their Graduate Business Development Manager, you will have a large role in this. This grad job comes with an extensive list of perks, including a non-stop career progression plan, an industry leading commission scheme and a state-of-the-art office.

30. Tradewind Recruitment

Industry: Education

Salary: Competitive

Tradewind Recruitment are looking for English Intervention Tutor’s to work full time in secondary schools from September 2020. You will be required to work 121 with students and in small groups across years 10 & 11 to monitor and track levels of attainment in GCSE English.