TARGETjobs black logo
Manchester rivals London in terms of vibrant nightlife and diverse culture. Historically linked to the textile industry, it is now one of the main regional legal and financial centres.

Career city: Manchester | Postgraduate study | Local graduate employers | Moving to Manchester

Corporate firms such as Deloitte have a strong presence and run graduate schemes in accounting and consulting. The Spinningfields business and retail district is also fast becoming the Canary Wharf of the north, populated by graduate recruiters such as the Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC.

Graduate opportunities in creative industries such as design and publishing also exist in Manchester, and with the BBC’s relocation to nearby Salford Quays, its media presence is set to grow.

(Top)

Postgraduate study in and around Manchester

The University of Manchester is a member of the Russell Group. It excels in a wide range of subjects such as English, pharmacy, computer science and chemical engineering. 

Manchester Metropolitan University rates highly in areas including events management, social work and design. 

(Top)

10 local graduate employers in Manchester

  1. Deloitte, Manchester (Accounting and finance; Business consulting)
  2. Rothschild, Manchester (Finance)
  3. Irwin Mitchell LLP, Manchester (Law)
  4. Kellogg’s, Manchester (Retail)
  5. One Marketing Communications, Sale (Digital communications; PR; Advertising; Marketing)
  6. The Co-operative Group, Manchester (Management; Finance; Pharmacy)
  7. Accenture, Manchester (Management consulting)
  8. MEN Media, Manchester (Finance; Sales; Media)
  9. RBS Group, Manchester (Banking and finance)
  10. United Utilities, Warrington (Engineering; Logistics; Management)

(Note: these employers may not be currently recruiting. Their names have been provided as a guideline to the type of work available and what areas to look in.)

(Top)

Moving to Manchester

It’s on the map for…

  • Home of Manchester United FC
  • UK’s largest gay population outside London, plus the huge Pride festival
  • Exciting music scene – home of Northern Soul and bands like Oasis and Happy Mondays

It’s within commuting distance of…

  • Sale – 7 miles
  • Warrington – 20 miles
  • Liverpool – 34 miles

Browse regional vacancies and work experience opportunities on TARGETjobs

Browse vacancies and graduate jobs in the north west

(Top)

Supported by

This describes editorially independent and objective content, written and edited by the GTI content team, with which the organisation would like to be associated and has provided some funding in order to be so. Any external contributors featuring in the article are independent from the supporter organisation and contributions are in line with our non-advertorial policy.

Advertising feature by

This describes content that has been written and edited in close collaboration with the organisation, who has funded the feature; it is advertising. We are committed to upholding our ethical values of transparency and honesty when dealing with students and feel that this is the best way not to deceive consumers of our content. The content will be written by GTI editors, but the organisation will have had input into the messaging, provided knowledge and contributors and approved the content.

In Partnership

This content has been written or sourced by AGCAS, the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, and edited by TARGETjobs as part of a content partnership. AGCAS provides impartial information and guidance resources for higher education student career development and graduate employment professionals.

Did you know that members with full profiles are more likely to get direct messages from employers?

Don't miss this great opportunity. Register now
Top