Graduate Recruitment

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Are you a graduate looking for a job within the digital or marketing sector? Then we're here to help…

Here at The Candidate, we understand the importance of nurturing the digital stars of the future within the fields of digital and marketing.

Whether you fancy a career in SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), Digital Marketing or PR (Public Relations) we're here to help.

We recruit for numerous agencies and businesses that employ entry-level candidates to bolster their team and develop talent of the future.

There are loads of opportunities in Manchester and the wider North West area for graduate employment. Last year we completed research, which found a huge digital skills shortage within the North West - this provides a huge opportunity for graduates to learn new skills and begin employment in a sector that is ever growing.

Here are some tips for graduates starting the digital and marketing job hunt:

Commercial Experience

A candidate who has taken part in some form of commercial experience impresses employers. Whether it's an internship, work experience or volunteering - this experience will set you apart from other graduate candidates.

Some form of experience within the industry will provide you with knowledge of the industry and what the main practices are. It will also show a potential employer that you are passionate about getting a job within the industry and taken the initiative to get to know it better. After all a degree is not always enough.

Digital knowledge

Even if you have a media related degree - the digital industry is constantly changing, and it is important to keep up-to-date with the latest trends.

Keep on top of key industry words such as SEO, PPC, affiliate marketing, content marketing, SEO PR, social strategy, online marketing - and demonstrate your knowledge to your potential employers.


The best way to keep on top of industry trends is practice. Agencies and businesses want a digital/ marketing professional that is well practiced on using the Internet.

Having an online presence whether be on Twitter or on your own website is imperative. It's an online representation of your interests, industry knowledge, and writing and communication skills.


Last but certainly not least. Make sure your CV accurately represents all your relevant skills and knowledge. A good CV is clear and concise. Here's some more detailed CV tips.

For any further career and CV advice please don't hesitate to contact any of The Candidate recruitment team on

Sales and Marketing 

We're always looking for enthusiastic graudates to join our award winning team. If you're interested in digital, media and marketing and want a career in sales, recruitment or business development then you could fit right in at The Candidate. Find out more about opportunities with us here or call 0161 833 1044 now!  

Can you help?

If you work or study in digital marketing, we need your help! As a partner of Salford University Business School, we're supporting the development of a new digital marketing masters degree. It's vital to understand what students think should be taught, what students want to be taught and how it should be taught, to ensure the best programme is on offer.

Help us get the ball rolling by filling out this short survey