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management, and the ability to absorb
information and think commercially.
The following companies and
organisations oﬀer excellent
If you're looking to get into
the public sector, why not
try the UK's biggest employer? The
NHS Graduate Management Training
Scheme lasts from two to two and a
half years, operating in six diﬀerent
departments: ﬁnance management,
general management, health
analysis, health informatics, human
resources and policy and strategy.
You'll receive in-depth training
and get to shadow a variety of
people, including frontline staﬀ.
Salaries start from around £23,000,
excluding location allowance where
applicable. By the end of the course,
you could be on the road to a
management role within the NHS.
Words: Trish Lesslie. Photography: Getty Images
The one-year Area
Manager Scheme at the
German supermarket is one of the best
packages out there for graduates - a
£44,000 salary, plus a fully expensed
company car and healthcare beneﬁts.
Based in one of its nine UK centres
- Bathgate, Darlington, Cardiﬀ,
Swindon, Bolton, Neston, Atherstone,
Chelmsford or Goldthorpe - you'll be
trained in all business areas, starting
at store level and moving up to areas
such as logistics, ﬁnancial planning
and business administration.
In week 14, you're given the
opportunity to temporarily manage
your own store, and the ﬁnal ﬁve weeks
will see you manage an entire area,
encompassing three to four stores.
One of the largest fastmoving consumer goods
companies in the world, Unilever owns
some of the biggest brands on the
At the BBC,
that have a
market. The company oﬀers a threeyear Future Leaders Programme, with
the opportunity to become a manager
after two. You can work in areas such
as ﬁnance, supply-chain management,
and research and development, with
a starting salary of around £30,000.
The programme also incorporates
chartered qualiﬁcations in areas
such as management accountancy,
engineering and human resources,
with the aim of being fast-tracked
into a senior management position.
This British institution
oﬀers 12-month graduate
placements in journalism, engineering,
IT, production and new media, with a
starting salary of £25,000, including
London weighting. Due to the BBC's
worldwide reach, you'll work on
projects that have a global impact,
as well as making some valuable
media contacts. The BBC Academy
also provides ﬁrst-class training
from specialists within your area.
Pharmaceutical giant GSK
provides opportunities in
science, engineering, sales, marketing
and much more. During the two- or
three-year Future Leaders Programme
you'll rotate between diﬀerent business
areas and locations in the UK. Highperforming graduates may also get the
opportunity to work in other countries.
As well as a salary starting at around
£25,000, you'll get access to training
and mentoring from senior members
of staﬀ within the organisation.
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