Organisations Offering European/Global Graduate Training Schemes

All of the schemes mentioned here are aimed at final year or postgraduate students and usually start in the autumn following the application closing date.


If you are interested in these types of schemes, it’s a good idea to be proactive and start to search for vacancies within any organisations that interest you as soon as possible. This list is a great place to start but it isn’t exhaustive, and there will be lots of other opportunities out there. Just start looking!

Not all of these organisations require a second language but they will look for evidence of a global outlook and a willingness to relocate abroad if required. Most offer a range of roles open to students from any degree discipline. Others will look for degrees in business, engineering or technical disciplines.

If you see a scheme that interests you, check out the organisation’s website for further details and closing dates.  

Public Sector Opportunities:

Security Services:

MI5, MI6 and GCHQ all employ linguists, but are particularly interested in graduates with fluent non-European language skills and cultural appreciation e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Mandarin, Russian. Visit their websites for further information:

We hope you found this guide useful. The Careers and Employability Service offers a wide range of support to help you make a career choice, prepare for your future, improve your employability skills and find employment. 

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