More about Graduate Talent Pool

Graduate Talent Pool is designed to help new and recent graduates gain real work experience. It makes finding, applying for and starting an internship as easy as possible.

The service is valued by employers up and down the country, in the public, private, and third sectors. Since the launch of the Graduate Talent Pool in 2009, tens of thousands of vacancies have been posted.

All 2012, 2013 and 2014 Graduates from UK universities are eligible to apply for Graduate Talent Pool internships if they are from countries within the European Economic Area (EEA) (which includes all EU countries plus Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway) or Switzerland.

The internships offered on Graduate Talent Pool are based primarily in England. Visit the Go Wales website for work placements in Wales.

To find out more about graduate opportunities in Northern Ireland and Scotland, visit the graduate section of nidirect or the graduate section of AGCAS Scotland.

More ways to kickstart your career

In a difficult job market, it's more important than ever to look at all the options that could help improve your employability. As well as internships, options for graduates include:

  • postgraduate study
  • setting up your own business
  • volunteering
  • teaching through the Teach First programme
  • short Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Next steps

The Graduate Talent Pool is designed to help new and recent graduates gain real work experience. Please feel free to Contact Us with any problems, questions or queries. We appreciate your feedback and all mail we receive is evaluated and acted upon as appropriate in order to maintain and improve the quality of the service and of the internships on offer. Please note we do not accept any applications directly. Applications for internships should be sent directly to the employer via the job advert.

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