Summer is almost over, and guess what that means? Along with leaves turning their colours, it’s a great time to turn your life around! And there is a number of ways to do so.

To make it easier for you, we selected the best career opportunities to apply for this fall.

10. AstraZeneca IMED Graduate Programme

Deadline: The 2017 IMED Graduate programme will be open for applications in Q3 2016
graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s degree, who have graduated in 2015, or are due to graduate in 2016
2 years
Waltham, The United States
Mölndal, Sweden
Alderley Park and Cambridge, The United Kingdom

The AstraZeneca graduate programme in Innovative Medicines and Early Development (IMED) is designed for those with a passion for science, and a desire to make a genuine difference to the lives of patients today and in the future.

IMED is a two-year programme where the graduates will complete three different eight-month placements across IMED with a focus on the breadth of experience. The company has placements available at their three strategic sites in the US, Sweden and the UK.

9. A&L Goodbody Trainee Solicitor Programme

Deadline: October 21, 2016, | Apply here
 All final year students, post graduates and those who have successfully obtained a third level degree qualification.
Duration: 24 months
Location: Dublin, Ireland

A&L Goodbody structures their trainee programme around ‘seats’ in four different departments for six months each time. In that way, you are not going to be pigeon-holed into a particular area of law too early in your career and you are given the chance to discover for yourself just where your interests lie and what you are really good at.

8. Northwestern Mutual Financial Representative Internship

Deadline: rolling basis | Apply here
Location: various offices, The United States

When you join Northwestern Mutual financial representative internship program, you’ll be supported by a team of people in one of the local network offices that will:

  • Help you master our personalised planning process to provide financial solutions tailored to each client’s needs over his or her lifetime.
  • Help you build on your classroom learning and develop lifelong skills.
  • Work with your school schedule, with internships that are available to full-time students either full-time during the summer or part-time during the school year.

7. Gazprom Energy Apprenticeships

Deadline: rolling basis | Apply here
Manchester, The United Kingdom

Gazprom Energy offers great opportunities for students and young people to build a successful career in the business energy sector.

Providing a practical route into the sector, the apprenticeship programme is designed to give students a taste of real working life, and is perfect for those who want to develop industry-specific skills quickly.

As Gazprom Energy continues to grow and builds a leading pan-European energy retail business, the company is looking for people who have a passion for excellence, work well as a team and can think outside the box.

6. HSBC Career Opportunities

Deadline: rolling basis | Apply here

HSBC offers a range of opportunities for students and graduates, from work experience and apprenticeships to internships, global graduate programmes and entry-level positions.

School or college students

If you are still at school or college HSBC offers work-experience programmes in some countries. If you are about to or have just left school or college, the company has a range of local opportunities including apprenticeships and entry-level positions.

University students and graduates

For students who are at university or who have graduated, there is a number of options. You could join one of the local internships or country-specific programmes or apply for entry-level roles such as a customer service adviser or business analyst.

HSBC also offers internships for penultimate-year students to give them an insight into the global graduate programmes. Their internship and global graduate programmes develop the most talented students and graduates to be the future leaders of HSBC.

5. Siemens Career Opportunities

Deadline: rolling basis | Apply here


Siemens has many internships waiting for you – in your home country and abroad. In a multicultural environment, you will gain valuable expertise and project experience.

Working students

Siemens relies on cooperation for the future success of the company. That is why you are invited to work in Siemens while you study or during your semester breaks. You will have the chance to work on specific projects, exchange ideas and opinions with colleagues and build up your own network.


If you want your thesis to make a difference, Siemens is here for you. You can write your paper with the benefit of having access to Siemens technical support. If you have an interesting topic in mind, you can rely on their experience.

4. Deutsche Telekom Internships

Deadline: rolling basis | Apply here
4 weeks or more

Telekom needs lots of talented people in a whole range of fields. In IT, in marketing, in human resources, in product management, etc., etc., etc. – so it goes without saying that they also offer internships in all of these areas. And not just in Germany, but worldwide, too.

Internships while you study

Because Deutsche Telekom believes in giving you the opportunity to apply your new know-how to real-life situations, they offer not only a wide range of vocational learning options but also mandatory and voluntary internships that take place during your course of academic study.

Internships in the gap year

Graduates in their gap year who want to gain valuable work experience in advance of their master’s program can take advantage of internships ranging from four weeks to six months in duration. These can also be offered as flexiships.

3. Daimler Internships

Deadline: rolling basis | Apply here
Period: 2-6 months
Location: various sites in Germany and abroad

Pre-study internships

You’ll get real insights into the organisational and production processes of a global automotive manufacturer. Working in the production areas and/or the training centre, you’ll get your first taste of professional life. You’ll get the experience in different departments that are highly relevant to your area of study.

Internships during your degree

Work as part of a team, with clearly defined goals and in innovative subject areas. Whether you’re working on new types of engine, new finance models, or clean-air urban mobility concepts, every department at Daimler offers challenging projects.

Daimler Student Partnership

Based on the duration of your studies – up to a maximum of 15 months – and your experience to date, your individual program is agreed between you and your dedicated HR contact.

Dissertation at Daimler

Daimler can offer know-how, expertise, valuable experience and the chance to broaden your knowledge and your interpersonal skills. They’ll provide tailored support while you’re writing your thesis and help you both on a professional and personal level.

2. Unilever Internships and Future Leaders Programme

Deadline: rolling basis | Apply here
Duration: Internships: between 12 weeks and a year
Future Leaders Programme: 3 years
Location: Global


Unilever offers internships to students in many of the offices around the world. Placements range in duration from 12 weeks to a year. What’s constant everywhere is the hands-on experience you’ll get working in one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies. Be part of a team at Unilever that’s working to create better futures every day.

Unilever Future Leaders Programme

This 3-year Graduate Programme is designed to prepare Unilever’s Future Leaders (UFL) by giving them challenging jobs/roles that prepare them for business leadership roles.

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Location: Over 50 countries
  • Eligibility: Minimum required qualification – Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree required: They will consider all degrees
  • Benefits: Localised salary and benefits package

1. SAP Career Opportunities

Deadline: rolling basis | Apply for
Internships here
Gap Year Program here
Vocational Training here
SAP 2017 Academy here
SAP develop && impact Program here
SAP 2017 HR Early Talent Program here
SAP 2017 Silicon Valley Next Talent Program here

SAP Internships

Land an internship at SAP and gain valuable real-world experience while you’re still in school. You’ll earn an income, so you can finance your education and get a head start on your career.

SAP Gap Year Program

Take your time, focus on YOUR topic, and apply and intensify what you have already learned before bringing your professional experience back to the classroom! Dive in and see how different companies really function before you continue with your studies or touch-and-go with your career.

Vocational Training

SAP vocational training programs allow you to work at SAP while studying at one of their partner institutions – so you can gain skills and knowledge that will lead to long-term career success.

SAP Academy

SAP Academy for Early Talent will provide you with a world-class training experience and the skills, confidence, and experience to begin a successful career at SAP.

SAP Develop & Impact Program

With the develop && impact program SAP invests in and encourages your development through challenging work assignments.

Rest assured, you will be at the forefront of a dynamic community where you can capitalise on tailored offerings, and employ leading-edge technologies in an easy-to-use manner.

SAP HR Early Talent Program

As part of an international team, you will learn what it means to be an HR generalist. From the start, you will be able to bring in your ideas, vision, and energy to make a difference.

On SAP innovative international rotational training program, with on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring you will skyrocket your skills and competencies.

SAP Silicon Valley Next Talent Program 2017

The SAP Silicon Valley Next Talent program is a career accelerator that prepares recent graduates to become the next generation of developers, designers, data scientists, quality assurance engineers, and data centre infrastructure & cloud delivery experts.

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