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    So I'm graduating as a programmer next year and I saw some companies doing some graduate programs. I don't really get it why they are good.

    For example one company has 2 year graduate program for programmers and after two years you will continue working there as a programmer (probably not junior).
    But if you don't take graduate program you can start working and you will most likely work as a junior first and after 2 years you will probably be promoted anyways and have the same job as people who did graduate program.
    So why would I want to take a 2 years graduate program?
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    A lot of these graduate programs are designed so that you learn a lot with basic knowledge/experience and it slowly eases you into a more advanced role within the company. Depending on the company, you get a little taster of different departments in what is known as 'rotations', then at the end of your 2 year period you can decide which area to move into.

    You don't necessarily have to take it, but it's a good option for graduates who want to kick start their career.
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    (Original post by pokarilas)
    So I'm graduating as a programmer next year and I saw some companies doing some graduate programs. I don't really get it why they are good.

    For example one company has 2 year graduate program for programmers and after two years you will continue working there as a programmer (probably not junior).
    But if you don't take graduate program you can start working and you will most likely work as a junior first and after 2 years you will probably be promoted anyways and have the same job as people who did graduate program.
    So why would I want to take a 2 years graduate program?
    They aren’t for everyone and so they aren’t necessarily “good” for everyone.

    They can provide more structured training and support which works for some. But for many professions you could just go into an entry level role and have the same (or better) career progression.
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    I personally rate them pretty highly - they tend to offer some formalised training which is great, but they also allow for an ‘easier’ transition into the workplace; they allow you to upskill, and some time to get used to a working environment and develop the skills you need with support for and allowance of this, where an entry level role may expect you to be integrated as a full team member a lot earlier.

    Grad schemes that do rotations can also be really good if you’re a bit unsure about what exactly you want to go, as you can experience a few different roles or teams :yep:
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    Training and are typically with well respected brand names. Depending on sector pay can be better too.
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    Thanks, your replies are helpful
 
 
 
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