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Design graduate jobs & grad schemes

  • Design graduate schemes are aimed at graduates who have just finished university and are on the lookout for entry level design jobs. Graduate schemes for designers tend to consist of a 1-3 year rotational training programme in which grads are given the opportunity to work in various areas of design, such as UX, UI, web, and product design. So, if you’re interested in pursuing a career in the design industry but aren’t sure what to specialise in, these schemes are a great way to gain the experience and skills you need to identify your area of interest.

    Graduate design schemes are built to accelerate careers in design. Unlike traditional junior design jobs, graduate schemes allow graduates to work on projects from start to end, gaining hands-on experience with client liaison, working to deadlines, extensive multi-tasking, and wider team collaboration that is essential to senior design roles. By providing such opportunities, those on graduate schemes often transition to more senior design roles within the company they carried out your program with.

    Beginning a graduate career in design can be a daunting task, but participating in a designer graduate scheme will enable you to gain a broad understanding of the design industry and gain a variety of useful design skills. This is the perfect way to kickstart your design career.

    On the hunt for your dream graphic design graduate scheme? Register to our graduate jobs site to access the best design opportunities in the UK!

  • The skills needed for graduate designer jobs depend on the particular requirements of each distinct role. However, there is a set of skills that are generally asked for by every employer looking to hire a graduate graphic designer.

    All junior designer jobs will require a creative, detailed-oriented mindset and the ability to understand briefs. An essential component of all design industry jobs is creating content that aligns with the company’s or client’s brand identity and attracts the intended target audience. In this way, it’s essential to not only be highly artistic, but to also be commercially aware.

    Being technically-minded is also a necessary requirement of most junior graphic designer jobs. With the continuing move towards technology, the ability to use photo-editing software such as InDesign and Photoshop is a must. It’s also beneficial with design jobs to have a basic understanding of web design and design software related to website development, like WordPress.

    If you’re a creative, technically skilled graduate, you’re the perfect candidate for graduate graphic design jobs.

  • If you’re not sure how to get your design career started, don’t worry! As the UK’s top graduate recruitment agency, our designer jobs board and specialist recruitment services can support your career journey.

    The Give a Grad a Go team has over a decade of experience in early career recruitment, with our portfolio boasting a vast range of graduate jobs at some of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses in the design industry. To launch your career, all you need to do is register a profile with us and upload your CV, before submitting applications to the design roles on our graduate jobs board. We ensure that every application is reviewed by a member of our recruitment team. If your skills and experience look right for the role, a recruiter will be in touch to talk you through the rest of the process.

    Not sure which graduate design role is the right one for you? Feel free to get in contact with a member of our recruitment team – we’ll be happy to provide career advice, talk through grad job options, and support you with your job applications. With our team being made up of fellow graduates, we understand first-hand how hard it can be to determine the direction of your career. With expert guidance and top-class industry insights from our recruitment experts, you’ll have your job queries sorted in no time!