About Manchester Graduate Talent (MGT)


MGT 2021 has now officially launched.

MGT helps source paid graduate-level jobs for University of Manchester students graduating in 2021. We work with a range of organisations based in Greater Manchester, from start-ups to multi-national firms, plus we advertise many roles within the University.

The programme has continued to run throughout the pandemic and we look forward to bringing you a wide variety of new opportunities during 2021.

If you will be graduating from The University of Manchester in 2021, sign up to the MGT 2021 Facebook Group and Vacancy Bulletin to hear first about our new roles. If you graduated in 2020, you may still be eligible to apply - check our criteria.

MGT vacancies cover a variety of sectors and a wide range of roles. They include both fixed-term contracts and permanent positions. To get an idea of the sort of roles on offer, see Meet the Graduates.

Many MGT roles are within SMEs (small to medium-sized enterprises) which can provide an excellent commercial experience upon which to build your career. Here’s an to help you make the most of working in a small business.

Although MGT is not a graduate scheme, it will give you a chance to use the skills you have developed at University, build up your professional network and fast track your career.

For more information, see our FAQs.

Diversity and Inclusivity:

The MGT programme strives to embed The University of Manchester's culture of inclusivity and we believe having a diverse workforce can help to:

  • Be more representative of our staff and student populations
  • Create a more vibrant and inclusive work and study environment
  • Encourage diversity of ideas, fresh insights and collaborations
  • Attract and retain the best staff and students

We particularly welcome applications for the MGT programme from underrepresented groups such as *Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic graduates.

*We recognise that Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic applicants are not homogenous groups. People from different ethnic backgrounds have different experiences of and outcomes in higher education and the workplace. We also respect that all individuals may have intersections of identities and experiences.

The University of Manchester is a Disability Confident Employer meaning it offers applicants a guaranteed interview for MGT roles within the institution for students who meet the criteria.

The University of Manchester is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly, regardless of gender, gender identity, disability, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital or transgender status, age, or nationality. We have a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and students, and are proud to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve. Our University is a very diverse community: 17% of our staff are from a black and minority ethnic background, women make up 51% of our workforce. We also have more than 40,000 students, including 14,800 international students from more than 170 countries.