Graduate jobs and internships in Birmingham

Jobs in Birmingham and surrounding area

Are you looking for a job in Birmingham or the surrounding area? Birmingham, one of the United Kingdom's largest cities, is second only to London in terms of employment. More than 100,000 people are employed in the manufacturing and engineering industry, making Birmingham a true hub for these industries.

With a population of 1,983,600, Birmingham is the city with the second highest population in the UK. The unemployment rate in Birmingham and the region has fallen dramatically in recent times, from 9.3% to 6.3%, meaning that the unemployment rate is even lower in Birmingham than in London.

The most popular job sectors in Birmingham include:

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Information Technology (IT) Services
  • Banking
  • Education
  • Retail
  • Automotive Manufacture

Looking for the ideal company to carry out your internship, industrial work placement?

Work experience is often invaluable when it comes to finding a job. It can be difficult to decide which company to carry out your internship, work placement or find a graduate job with. The top graduate employers in Birmingham and West Midlands include: Jaguar Land Rover, Birmingham City Council, Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), Boots, Deloitte, KPMG, Specsavers, Warwickshire City Council, Aldi, Aston Martin, Coventry City Council, Enterprise, Ernst & Young, Lloyds Pharmacy and Teach First. You can find more internship, placement and graduate job opportunities on Wizbii.

Recruitment open days, recruitment fairs and other events:

There are a number of recruitment open days and events in Birmingham to help you find a job. To take part in recruitment open days, bring along an up-to-date CV and, if you already have an idea which company you would like to work for, you should also bring a cover letter. Open day recruitment events are beneficial for both employers and potential employees as they allow employers to analyse how candidates act in a social setting also provide the opportunity to advertise their business or company. Types of work opportunities on offer at these events include internships, industrial work placements, temporary and permanent contracts, as well as graduate jobs.

In Birmingham, there are a variety of job and career fairs such as the "The National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition" which takes place in autumn. Recruiters present include well-known companies such as the Adidas Group, Aldi, Bet365, deVere Group, Iceland, Lidl, Royal Mail, TK Maxx, Travis Perkins, Nottingham Trent University and others.

Many universities also hold recruitment fairs to help students looking for graduate job opportunities or internships. The University of Birmingham holds a number throughout the year including the "Science, Engineering and Technology Recruitment Fair", the "Business Finance and Consultancy Fair" and the "Internships and Work Experience Fair".

Average salary for graduates in Birmingham

The average salary for graduates working in Birmingham is £25,000, but can range from £21,000 to £37,500. The graduate sector with the highest salary is that of Retail and Wholesale, with an average salary of £30,750, whereas the lowest paid graduate sector is that of IT & Internet with an average salary of £23,000. Birmingham ranks 30th in terms of top paying UK locations for graduates.

If you live in Birmingham and you're a student or a graduate looking for a job, internship or work placement, you now have all the information you need to find the job of your dreams.

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POSTING END DATE: 22/05/2018 ADVERTISED SALARY: £36,500 - £47,000   Jaguar Land Rover will not support an application for visa sponsorship for this role and all applicants for this role...

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