Have you just graduated? Are you looking to start fresh? Or maybe you’re just trying to figure out your next step and course of action. If you’re open to suggestions, Newcastle could possibly be for you! This relatively quiet little city in the Nort East of England is appealing to many new graduates for the fact that it is the home of untapped opportunityHome to the popular reality TV show ‘Geordie Shore’, Newcastle Upon Tyne is also popular for its seaport and harbour. In a recent survey conducted by Total Money (via the Independent), Newcastle ranked impressively high in a survey of Best Places in the UK to Make a Living with a ‘median monthly take-home salary of £1,728. Therefore, you should seriously consider this lovely coastal city and if you do, here are 10 of the best graduate programmes in Geordie shore.  

Deloitte Graduate Programmes

Industries: Business/Finance/Legal/Technology 

Salary: competitive 

This multinational professional services network comes highly rated. It is one of the Big Four accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world by revenue and number of professionals, with headquarters in London. They claim it to be “an exciting permanent job that comes with a market-leading salary and benefits, and endless opportunities to learn and progress.” 


Industries: Healthcare/Human Resources/Management 

Salary: starting at £27,000 upwards 

If you’re looking to pursue a career in consulting, healthcare or management in relation to healthcare services. Applying to the NHS graduate scheme is the best place to start. There are also some terrific opportunities in the fields of Finance management and policymaking. There are varying requirements based on the career path you choose, so click here to find out more. 

Procter & Gamble 

Industries: Consumer Goods/Management/Technology 

Salary: competitive 

P&G, as they are most commonly known, is a multinational consumer products cooperation based in the USA. With regional head offices in Newcastle Upon Tyne, this consumer products company are major players in the distribution of big-name brands. The 12-month placement programme will see you working in their information and technology sector. If you click here you can also find several other placements and graduate programmes available to you. 


Industries: Retail/Management/Technology 

Salary: £28,000 

UK’s largest groceries and general merchandise retailer and the world’s third-largest retailer measured in gross revenue has several graduate programs for you to choose from. With over 3000 outlets and retail stores across the UK, Tesco is constantly on the lookout for Graduates. With a required minimum G.P.A of 2:2 in any subject and a decent starting salary, there are several benefits of working for the company. Some of these benefits include bonuses, personalised pension programmes and insurance covers, and much more. 

Aldi Graduate Programmes

Industries: Retail/Management 

Salary: £44,000 – £77,800 

Similar to Tesco, Aldi too has their very own Management Graduate Trainee Program. Widely regarded as the cheaper alternative to the aforementioned retailer, the benefits and starting salary would say otherwise. On top of bonuses, other benefits include a fully expensed Audi A4/BMW 3-Series and opportunities to travel the world, a health and lifestyle package. They state the reason why they pay such a “generous salary is because we need you to be confident, fearless and ready to take on any challenge.” In this 12-month graduate programme, you will be trained and supported to manage and overlook three to four stores in your area. All that is required is a 2:2 G.P.A in any degree. 

BAE Systems 

Industries: Defense/Security/Aerospace 

Salary: competitive 

BAE Systems is a well-reputed supplier of aerospace technology and other security and defence-related services. With headquarters in London and Farnborough, they have several other offices and facilities across the UK. They have a range of opportunities such as their Graduate Programme, Finance Leader Development Programme and Applied Intelligence Programme to choose from. “We are looking for graduates with drive and enthusiasm who can help us stay ahead with our cutting-edge technology” their website reads. If you have a passion for innovation and technology with an interest in aerospace and security sectors, this opportunity is the one for you. 

Accenture Graduate Programmes

Industries: Technology/Consulting/Management 

Salary: competitive 

Accenture is a multinational professional services company based in Dublin, Ireland. The company pride themselves on having a stellar working environment for all its employees. They’ve also got a number of graduate programme opportunities available to you from technology graduate schemes to security graduate schemes. To qualify for the programme a minimum of a 2:1 G.P.A in any degree is required. To find more opportunities with Accenture click here.  

Baker Hughes 

Industries: Technology/Business/Engineering 

Salary: competitive 

Baker Hughes is one of the world’s largest oil field services companies based in the USA. They are a major supplier to the oil and gas industry with products and services for oil drilling, formation evaluation, completion, production and reservoir consulting. As they are primarily involved in the fossil fuel industries, they pride themselves on finding sustainable and cleaner ways of providing services and resources to the oil companies. If you are keen on finding renewable and sustainable new technology and methods for the oil industry, you should definitely consider Baker Hughes.  

E.Y Graduate Programmes

Industries: Business/Management/Technology 

Salary: competitive 

Ernst & Young Global Limited, commonly known as E.Y, is a multinational professional services network with headquarters in London. E.Y is one of the largest professional services 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 require a minimum 2:1 degree in any field, but preferably a degree related to business or accountancy. E.Y offers several other opportunities as well in their offices located across the UK. To see more opportunities with E.Y in Newcastle click here. 

Eversheds Sutherland 

Industries: Legal Firm/Human Resources 

Salary: competitive 

Looking to start a career in law in Newcastle? Evershed Sutherland is a multinational law practice with offices in Newcastle and other locations in the UK. It is rated at one of the 50 largest law firms globally with headquarters in London. “Our training contracts offer the perfect route into law. Over a two-year period, we’ll give you the knowledge, tools and opportunities to make a truly successful and rewarding legal career” their website reads. With opportunities to travel the world after the programme, Eversheds Sutherland proves a great employee for graduates who are looking for an active lifestyle and fun career in law. 

Last Updated on August 19, 2022