Please note that this scheme is closing on the 25.11.23. All applications must be completed by 24.11.23.

Connecting graduates in the Liverpool City Region with local SMEs (Small to Medium Enterprises)

Love Liverpool? Want to see the city flourish, and at the same time, accelerate your career?

We’ve joined up with a host of exciting companies based in Liverpool who are on the up, and on the hunt for talented grads.

Our team will help place you with the company and the job that is right for you. 

We’re investing in our community. Backing local business. Choosing YOU.

To anyone thinking of applying I would say go right ahead. You never know what opportunities there may be right on your doorstep!”

From a recent LCR Graduate

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How it works

Two Streams

There are two streams available, Marketing and Business Operations and Technical.

Which path will you take?

The Marketing and Business Operations Stream is open to grads from ALL degree disciplines with an interest in pursuing a career with a marketing focus. The Technical Stream will require more specific qualifications, in areas like Engineering, Computer Science and more. For more details on Technical roles available, please see job descriptions.

Application & Assessment

Once you’ve chosen a stream, there is a short application and assessment process. Assessment Centres will include interviews and a group exercise. If you require any reasonable adjustments or advice on the application process, we are here to help! 

LCR Grad Scheme’s recruitment processes are managed by a team at The University of Liverpool, a Disability Confident employer. Applicants who disclose a disability and meet all eligibility criteria will be guaranteed the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at video interview stage.*

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* Disability Confident status applies to the recruitment process only. Employment is offered by small to medium enterprises and conversations about adjustments in the workplace should be discussed with SMEs directly at the final interview stage. LCR Grad Scheme recruiters will happily offer advice on these conversations.

Finding Your SME

If you’re successful at the assessment centre, you’ll be invited to attend final-round interviews. Our team will help you find the role that best fits your talents, personality and career aspirations.


After receiving an offer from one of the registered SMEs to join the LCR Grad Scheme, you’ll attend a two-day induction where you will start your training and meet your fellow LCR Grads. Your Grad Scheme starts here!

Professional Development

You will be enrolled on a six-month professional development programme to accelerate your progression within your role. And in the first year of your role, you will complete an additional NVQ qualification in an area which will benefit your new company.

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Apply today - we’re always looking for great talent 

LCR Grad Scheme accepts applications and makes hires on a rolling basis. If you have graduated or will be graduating within the next three months, please apply as soon as possible. 

Apply now

If you are graduating in Summer 2023, it is never too early to engage with the Scheme to stay on top of news, events and other employability enhancing activity. You can register your interest NOW. We’ll email you when it is time to apply.

Register your interest

This project is part-funded by the European Social Fund