Glasgow is a popular student city West of Edinburgh. Its beautiful architecture, thriving entertainment scene and bustling centre is likely to keep graduates in the area looking for employment after they finish their final year at university. Luckily, there is not a shortage of graduate schemes to go around. Here are 20 graduate programmes on offer in Glasgow right now.

SSE Renewables

Industry: Various

Salary: Starting from £30,000 per annum (salary to be confirmed)

SSE are now looking for graduates to register interest for their 2021 Business, Commercial, IT & Non-Engineering Graduate Programmes. They are looking for ambitious applicants who have a genuine interest in the company; if successful, they will spend time developing their skills in different areas of the business.


Industry: Business

Salary: Competitive

Leidos is a growing company in Glasgow, currently searching for applicants for their Business Graduate Programme. While in the role, graduates will work with a variety of customers and clients, while also being exposed to world class technology. A 2:1 class degree in Business or another STEM subject is required.


Industry: IT

Salary: Competitive

Would you like a career in IT? FDM UK is currently offering graduates the chance to join their Graduate Technical Operations Consultant Programme in the heart of Glasgow. Successful applicants will get excellent training, great career progression opportunities and the chance to work with cutting-edge technology.

Pets’n’Vets Family

Industry: Veterinary Medicine

Salary: Competitive

Pets’n’Vets Family has recently launched their new graduate scheme, Totally Grad! The programme aims to see graduates use and extend the skills they have learnt at university in a Veterinary practice environment, with participants spending one in every three weeks shadowing at the Roundhouse Veterinary Hospital.

BAE Systems

Industry: Engineering

Salary: Starting from £28,000, plus £2,000 welcome payment

BAE Systems has several different schemes available to graduates, ranging from Electrical & Electronic Engineering to Naval Architecture and Product Security. These graduate schemes come with excellent career progression opportunities, 25 days’ annual holiday and flexible leave arrangements. A minimum of a 2:2 in your university degree is required.


Industry: Software Development

Salary: Competitive, potential for pay rise every six months

Mthree are looking for graduates to take part in their Software Development Graduate Programme, with available start dates throughout the year. Successful applicants will spend four to eight weeks training for the role (paid) before completing a 24 month placement at one of Mthree’s partner companies.

Asia Jobs

Industry: Engineering

Salary: £40,000-£120,000 per annum

Asia Jobs are currently looking for over 240 graduates to join various teams in the business. They would like applicants who possess a strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, excellent verbal and written communication skills and willingness to travel. Please visit their job advert for more information.


Industry: IT

Salary: Competitive

Velocity are now advertising for their Vitality Graduate Programme, which is based at the company’s European headquarters in Glasgow. The programme is structured in a way that is designed to enhance participants’ potential through having various responsibilities in the business. There is no specified degree subject necessary for this role.


Industry: Law

Salary: Competitive

TLT LLP is an ambitious commercial law firm which has grown by more than 50% in the last five years. Their training contracts are open to second-year law students, final-year law or non law students, graduates and mature candidates. There are no compulsory seats and a choice of 32 practice areas with this position, so it’s a no brainier for any future lawyers in Glasgow!

Hymans Robertson

Industry: Consultancy

Salary: Competitive

Hymans Robertson are currently looking for graduates to take part in their Trainee Consultant Programme, which offers opportunities in different parts of the business. Successful applicants will qualify as an actuary through the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries during their time with Hymans, with options to complete additional qualifications if necessary.


Industry: Insurance

Salary: Competitive

Travelers would like graduates to apply for their Underwriting Graduate Development Programme. The company insures for a wide range of businesses, ranging from small independent shops to famous world-wide brands, and successful graduates will have a part to play in this. To apply, you must have achieved a 2:1 in either of these degree subjects: Economics, Mathematics, Law, Insurance, Physics or Chemistry.

Multi Lingual Church Media

Industry: Marketing

Salary: Competitive

This company is offering graduates the chance to complete their Trainee Assistant Marketing Work Placements, giving candidates valuable work experience in the sector. The placement would be a great opportunity for graduates to increase their marketing skills, while earning a good starting salary.

Scottish Power

Industry: Data Science

Salary: Starting from £28,400 per annum

Scottish Power is looking for graduates to join their two-year Retail Graduate Programme based in Glasgow. Participants will receive on-the-job experience and excellent training, plus fantastic development opportunities. There is no specified degree subject for this role, however, Scottish Power would like agile graduates who have a focus on results.

Morgan Stanley

Industry: Analytics

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

Morgan Stanley is currently advertising for their Full Time Analyst training programme, with positions offered in London, Budapest and Glasgow. Beginning in August, successful graduates will be placed in a department within Technology before joining the department which best matches their skills at the end of the 15-week programme.


Industry: Real Estate

Salary: Competitive

Savills have various different pathways which graduates can apply for, which include Surveying, Rural, Energy & Projects, Building & Project Consultancy and Planning. Each of the company’s graduate programmes are designed to give candidates the training, experience and support they need to build successful careers in the industry.

DLA Piper

Industry: Law

Salary: Competitive

DLA Piper has graduate positions available on their trainee schemes across all their UK offices, including Glasgow. During your traineeship, you will experience a number of rotations throughout the company’s eight different practice groups and will gain access to an international network from day one.

DAC Beachcroft

Industry: Law

Salary: Competitive, plus benefits

This is another fantastic opportunity for law graduates. DAC Beachcroft is a large commercial law firm with offices spread across the UK and around the world. Graduates can apply to either their Paralegal or Trainee Solicitor schemes, each accompanied with a significant amount of training and support from more senior members of staff.


Industry: Law

Salary: Competitive

Applications will soon be opening for the Ashurst Advanced Pathway Programme which aims to provide an alternative to the traditional legal role. As part of the programme, graduates will first take on the role of legal analyst before having the opportunity to complete a six month secondment placement within one of the company’s branches.


Industry: Consulting

Salary: Various

Aon is a large global professional services firm which offers a large number of training programmes for graduates, some of which are located in Glasgow. There are eight streams to choose from, ranging from Actuarial Consulting to Cybersecurity. Please click here to learn more about the roles and their requirements.


Industry: Civil Engineering

Salary: Competitive

Stantec describes its graduate programme as “fun” and “collaborative”. The two-year scheme will see successful applicants start their journey to becoming chartered, working with some of the industries best experts along the way. To be considered for this position, you must have an accredited Masters degree in Civil Engineering.