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Graduate schemes, sometimes known as graduate programmes or graduate training schemes, are structured training programmes offered by many large employers. They typically last at least a year; some last 18 months, while others extend to two or three years. Some graduate programmes are rotational, meaning they are made up of shorter placements in several business functions. Rotational schemes give you the opportunity to experience different roles at the organisation before deciding what you would like to do afterwards. Alternatively, some employers run multiple graduate schemes specialising in a different areas and requiring you to choose your area of interest when you apply. Benefits of graduate schemes over other entry-level jobs include structured training and inductions to help you adapt quickly to a professional work environment. Sometimes there is the opportunity to complete a professional qualification. Joining at the same time as a number of other graduates enables you to network and socialise with your peers who are in the same position as you.