Calling all graduates!

Find your perfect graduate role in the Cardiff Capital Region with help from Venture Graduates.

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Become a Venture Graduate

Venture Graduate links talented, hardworking graduates like yourself, to ambitious businesses across the Cardiff Capital Region. It’s open to all graduates looking to work in the region, whether you:
  • Studied in the Cardiff Capital Region and want to stay 
  • Grew up in the region and want to come back
  • Are looking for a fresh, new, and exciting challenge in a thriving region.
We help YOU by providing amazing opportunities which are set to challenge and excite you as you embark on your graduate career. With opportunities available for graduates from all degree backgrounds, across a wide range of sectors in various business sizes, your perfect role could be just a click away…

Benefits of becoming a Venture Graduate

As a Venture Graduate, you will get to develop your employability skills and career prospects, whilst you:

Access paid graduate level employment (average salary between £18,000 – £25,000)

Receive on-hand support during your paid internship

Being part of a unique cohort

Be provided with the opportunity to complete a fully funded Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) professional qualification delivered by University of South Wales, with FREE ILM membership whilst you are on the course (up to 12months).

Receive a FREE 12-month membership for GlobalWelsh (a global mentoring scheme and community platform connecting the business leader and graduate with Welsh people and mentors from around the world).

Graduate Testimonials

Why Cardiff Capital Region?

Cardiff Capital Region has plenty of opportunities for Venture Graduates. It’s filled with fantastic career prospects and has endless reasons to live and work in the region, including relatively low living costs, spectacular surroundings, and a vibrant event life with a wealth of activities and events on your doorstep, making South Wales the perfect place to call home.

Average cost of living;
could save you some cash!

The annual average cost of living in Wales was found to be £22,018 by ABC Finance Limited (2017), compared to £30,898 (London Average) and £25,766 (UK average). Cardiff and Newport were also found to be in the top 5 highest incomes after annual household spend.

Spectacular surroundings!
Far too many to mention

With an abundance of parks, historical landmarks and beaches just ‘a stone’s throw away’ you have endless opportunities to explore what’s on your doorstep. We have it all, from castles and museums, the Big Pitt and Barrage and plenty of national parks and hidden gems just waiting for you to find!

Exciting events and
endless activities

Whatever your interest Cardiff Capital Region can and will accommodate. For sport lovers, whether you’re a participant or spectator we have it all from Athletics to Zorbing! If you’re looking for a vibrant nightlife or relaxation, we have an abundance of music venues, restaurants and hotels with spas! Become an active member in your (new) community. Cardiff Capital Region is diverse and filled with cultural activities for you to take part in!

University Careers Services

University Careers Services will offer support as their graduates navigate applications and assessment for graduate jobs. The 4 Universities within the Cardiff Capital Region will specifically support their graduates to plan and prepare for the Venture Graduate Scheme.

Graduate FAQ's

All degree backgrounds are welcome unless specially requested by the employer. The match between the graduate and the job role will be about the transferable knowledge and skills you have to offer the business

No, as long as you meet the requirement for the specific job, you are eligible to apply.

There will be a wide-range of internship positions depending on the needs of businesses – this could range from a digital marketing role in a business of 10 employees to project management in a company of 200 employees.

Yes, there will be 3 Cohorts per year.

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

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.

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.

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) is an International Awarding Body whose qualifications are recognised internationally. We have listened to employers and recognise that Leadership and Management are essential skills for our Venture Graduates to develop. We have teamed up with the University of South Wales to deliver the Level 3 ILM qualification in Leadership and Management. Venture Graduates will also be registered with ILM for the duration of their course (up to 12 months).

The qualification is delivered virtually by USW

If you are not successful in a role, you most definitely can apply for another role. We work with many employers, who will all have different requirements, and we would encourage you to apply for another position. If you need further support or wish to discuss this further, please contact us.