Graduate jobs and internships in Plymouth

Jobs in Plymouth

Are you looking for a job in Plymouth or the surrounding area? Plymouth is a large city located on the south coast of England, in the borough of Devon. Plymouth lies between the River Plym and the River Tamar, to the south of London and south west of Exeter.

Due to its coastal location, Plymouth has a strong maritime industry which has led to the creation of many jobs, particularly in the armed forces and defence sector. The Plymouth Gin Distillery generated substantial employment in the past and nowadays the University of Plymouth along with Tamar Science Park provide many jobs within Plymouth. Administration, education, engineering and other public sectors have increased in prominence over recent years.

The employment rate in Plymouth is 73.7%, which is similar to the employment rate for Great Britain and slightly lower than the employment rate for the South West.

The top employment sectors in the Plymouth include:

  • Manufacturing
  • Retail
  • Construction
  • IT services
  • Law
  • Hospitality
  • Education

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

Work experience is often invaluable. It can be difficult to decide where to carry out your internship, work placement or where to apply for a graduate job. The top graduate employers in the South West (Plymouth) include: Babcock, Ministry of Defence (MOD), Renishaw, Rolls-Royce, Royal Navy, Specsavers, Atkins, Boots, Devon County Council, Dyson, Gloucestershire County Council, Nationwide, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Bristol City Council, Capita, Cornwall County Council, Enterprise, General Electric, JP Morgan, Qinetiq, BAE Systems, Buro Happold, CGI Group and many others. You can find more apprenticeship, 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 Plymouth designed 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 what 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 and 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, and graduate jobs.

The University of Plymouth organises a variety of recruitment fairs which allow students and recent graduates to explore a wide range of organisations who recruit graduates and practice networking skills in a relaxed setting. Employers who usually attend these recruitment fairs are interested in recruiting students and graduates for internships, placements and graduate jobs. These fairs run every year in August and are often geared towards students from particular disciplines, including teaching, business and STEM.

The Plymouth Manufacturer's Group holds an annual apprenticeships fair which is open to prospective apprentices who wish to start employment and training either the current year or the following. As Plymouth is well-known for its manufacturing, a wide variety of manufacturers wishing to employ hundreds of apprentices are present at the fair.

Average salary for graduates in Plymouth

The average salary for graduates working in Plymouth is around £15,000 per year, but can range from £15,000 to £21,000 depending on the job sector.

If you live in Plymouth 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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