Can I apply for more than one job?
Yes, but since the requirements will vary from post to post you will have to write a new application. Remember to tailor your application to the requirements of the specific job(s) that you are applying for.
What degree do I need to apply for the scheme?
This depends on the job although in each cohort there will be opportunities for people from all degree backgrounds.
Do I need to have graduated to apply?
No, but you have to be available for full time work when the positions start. The CCR Graduate Scheme is not suitable for students who are looking for work experience while they are studying.
Is the scheme only for recent graduates?
No, as long as you meet the requirement for the specific job, you are eligible to apply.
What kind of internships will the CCR Graduate Scheme offer?
There will be a wide-range of internship positions depending on the needs of businesses – this could range from a digital marketing roles in a business of 10 employees to project management in a company of 200 employees.
Who is involved in the CCR Graduate Scheme and why?
The scheme has been developed in a partnership between the CCR City Deal, the four universities in the CCR and business representative organisations, as we believe that linking our ambitious businesses with talented graduates will help to drive innovation, productivity and economic growth in the region.
What does the recruitment process consist of and what are the timelines?
There are four stages to the CCR Graduate Scheme recruitment process, which takes several weeks from start to finish:
- Online application form
- Assessment centre
Application will open for cohort 1 from April 2019 for positions starting in August/September 2019.
Will there be more CCR Graduate Scheme cohorts after this?
Yes, the application process for jobs in the second cohort will open from October 2019.
What do you look for in the recruitment process?
While the requirements will vary depending in the position that you apply for, general competencies and qualities that we look for include professionalism, business focus, communication skills and teamwork.
Do I need to provide evidence of my right to work in the UK?
Yes, all applicants will be asked for documentation confirming their right to work at the assessment centre. Offers of employment cannot be made without this. For more information see gov.uk/legal-right-to-work-in-the-uk
What provision is made for candidates with disabilities?
Since the jobs are based at various sites in the region, any issues with access are described in the job adverts. We work with employers to make reasonable adjustments for jobs and encourage you to disclose any disabilities on your application form. Please contact us if you have any specific questions.
Do you accept applications in Welsh?
While we encourage use of the Welsh language on the scheme where possible, we can only accept applications in Welsh if the employer specifies this on the job description.