Starting the Job

Rotations at Mewburn Ellis
Mewburn Ellis LLP - video
Sam Bailey, Partner at Mewburn Ellis, describes what you can expect when starting with the firm – from the scheme's 6-month rotations, to help finding accommodation.
The next stepping stone
Frazer-Nash Consultancy - video
"I've just had to say I'd like to do it, and they've made it happen" – Philippa, Consultant at Frazer-Nash.
What sort of training can you expect at Zurich?
Zurich - video
Graduates at Zurich, a leading insurance company, describe some of the training they've had so far, such as insurance-based exams, virtual presentations and even learning how to insure an oil rig.
Going into Law as a STEM student
Taylor Wessing - video
Rachael Potts, Trainee Solicitor, gives her advice to STEM students wishing to pursue a career in Law.
From theory to application
Johnson Matthey - video
Are you interested in finding out what the transition from university to the world of work will be like? Hear how Hannah, Operations Graduate at Johnson Matthey, has found it so far.
What to expect at Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team?
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team - video
Ellie, from recruitment, describes what you can expect as an Industrial Placement student. Find out what types of opportunities you can get involved in.
“Keep on exploring”
Network Rail - podcast
Network Rail graduates share their advice on starting the job; they encourage prospective graduates to keep researching, keep asking for opportunities and keep an open mind.
Scientist to IP Lawyer: Ning-Ning's Blog
Bird & Bird - blog
Ning-Ning Li went from a Biochemistry graduate to an Associate at leading law firm, Bird & Bird. Find out why having a STEM background is an advantage when pursuing a career in law.
"Feel connected and feel supported in all that you do with us"
Atkins - podcast
Hear from Niamh Fitzgerald, Atkins' Early Careers Graduate Recruitment Advisor, on the various ways in which Atkins supports its employees from the moment they start their journey there.
Your first five days
Arup - blog
Here's some advice from graduates at Arup who attended the company's week-long Welcome Event.
What to expect as a Tesco Graduate
Tesco - podcast
Hackathons, Inductions, Store Placements and Presentations: find out what life is like in the first few weeks of Tesco’s graduate programme.
“Believe you can do it”
Atkins - podcast
Hear what advice Atkins’ graduates would give to their younger selves when they first started out.
From University to CGG Graduate
CGG - podcast
Listen to CGG graduates on the transition from university to CGG, and hear their advice on starting the job.
CGG's graduate programme: what to expect
CGG - podcast
Cian, Graduate Geophysicist, describes what it's like to start the graduate programme at CGG.
"Accelerate your future."
Mott MacDonald - podcast
Senior Early Careers Talent Acquisition Advisor, Senay, talks us through the intern and graduate journey.
"Self-reflection is a good thing"
Tesco - podcast
Oliver, Senior Product Manager, describes what it was like to start as a Technology Graduate, and gives his advice to those thinking about starting a career at Tesco.
"You will continue to be supported throughout your time at Atkins"
Atkins - podcast
Smitha, Talent Attraction Co-ordinator, describes the ways in which Atkins supports and looks after its graduates.
Starting your job in Law: a slightly different process
Taylor Wessing - video
Lauren Mounteney, Future Trainee Solicitor at Taylor Wessing, describes the journey from completing the company's Vacation Scheme to joining as a trainee.
Applying skills from your degree – Physics
Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team - video
Industrial Placement student Nish describes how transferable skills, that he learnt as part of his physics degree, have been useful at Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team.
Relocating during the pandemic
Experian - video
Hear what Orianne, part of the Early Careers team at Experian, has to say about relocating in the current climate.
Ask questions, reach out to people and keep networking!
ABB Ltd - video
Sarah is a Graduate Process Engineer at ABB. See how she's found working from home, and find out what her advice is to those starting a new job.
What can an ABB graduate look forward to?
ABB Ltd - video
Jackie McMahon, Head of Talent Management & Talent Acquisition, describes some of the opportunities ABB graduates can look forward to once they start their new role.
"All the graduates form one large support bubble"
Johnson Matthey - video
Find out what it's like to start working at Johnson Matthey – from relocating, to being assigned your graduate 'buddy'.
What's next year looking like for new graduates and interns?
Science & Technology Facilities Council - video
Carla, from Gradcracker, and Ben Bealing, from STFC, discuss the possibility of 'virtual starts' and working from home for new graduates and interns in light of COVID-19.
Have the freedom to explore different avenues
MBDA UK - video
Alice, Systems Test Analyst, gives a very honest account of her first few years with MBDA and explains how her career has progressed since starting the job.
“Your work will mean something from day 1”
Cummins - video
Tom Powell, Sub-System Team Lead, describes a typical ‘first month’ at Cummins. Find out about the company’s global onboarding and much more.
SSE’s thermal graduate programme
SSE - podcast
We spoke to Steven Brooker, leader of SSE's thermal graduate programme. Find out all about SSE’s Thermal Energy division and discover what you would get up to as a thermal graduate.
Bring your best self to the workplace
EY - blog
EY describe four key mindsets – or attributes – that will help you begin and grow a successful career.
Advice to my younger self...
Procter & Gamble - podcast
Emily, Process Engineer at P&G, describes the challenges of being a graduate in a managerial role; hear all about how she overcame them.
What to expect on the Network Rail graduate scheme
Network Rail - podcast
Network Rail graduates tell us what to expect on the graduate scheme and their experience so far.
The first week as a BOC graduate
BOC - podcast
Considering applying to BOC? Find out what the current graduates think of their first week.
"You aren't given the easy jobs, you're thrown straight in."
Mott MacDonald - podcast
Ever wondered what it's like on the graduate scheme at Mott MacDonald? The current graduates tell us why it's so important to have responsibility from the start.
"Don't think you have to do it by yourself, because you don't!"
CGG - podcast
A CGG graduate explains the importance of teamwork when it comes to succeeding in your new role.
Starting at SSE as an older graduate
SSE - podcast
Ewan shares his experience of starting on the SSE graduate programme as an older graduate.