Graduate Opportunities in the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man – The Perfect Place to Kick-start A Graduate Career

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The Isle of Man celebrates diversity and welcomes returning Manx graduates and those from the UK and beyond who are considering a change of scenery. With a well-established economy, the Island offers a huge range of graduate career pathways across a multitude of sectors.Offering fast career progression, competitive salaries and a great work-life balance thanks to its beautiful scenery and short commute times; residents’ quality of life far surpasses that of many other jurisdictions. This makes the Island the perfect place to kick-start a career - and enjoy life at the same time.

The Isle of Man at a Glance

• On average 200+ graduate roles available each month• 86% of businesses offer flexible working• 14% higher average annual salary compared to the UK• The higher personal tax rate is capped at 20%• 20-minute average commute time• 86% of residents say they have an ‘excellent quality of life’• Over 400 restaurants, bars, and cafés  • One of the lowest crime rates in Europe• Over 50 sports and outdoor activities.

A Diverse and Vibrant Economy

The Isle of Man is a well-regarded business centre and home to many of the world’s foremost organisations, leading the way in many new and diverse industries. With a variety of career pathways available to graduates across the following sectors - there really is something for everyone.•Finance and Professional Services – accountancy, compliance and many moreTech – eGaming, compliance, programming, computer engineering, web developmentHealthcareEducationon•Tourism and Hospitality•Aerospace•Aviation•Creative Industries•Engineering and Manufacturing•Construction•Food and Drink•Shipping•Retail•Esports•BioTech/Med•Medicinal Cannabis.

The Perfect Work-Life Balance

The Great Outdoors - The Isle of Man may be small in size, but it’s big in personality - where country lanes open to mountain views and the sea is never more than 10 minutes away. Boasting 95 miles of coastline, 169 miles of public footpaths and 26 ‘Dark Sky Sites’, the Island’s landscape is diverse in its offering and includes glens, plantations, long stretches of beach and stunning rural countryside.Active and Wellbeing - There’s plenty of outdoor adventures on offer too – including coasteering, sea kayaking and paddleboarding. For those interested in team sports, there are dozens of clubs and associations dotted across the Island covering a selection of sporting activities ranging from cycling, running, rugby, football, netball, hockey, and badminton.

Support for Graduates in the Isle of Man

The Isle of Man has a wide variety of training and development opportunities for graduates as more people are choosing the Island as the launch pad for a fast-paced career.Graduate Employability Training Programme - This offers young people the opportunity to enhance their employability through a free two-week training course and meet like-minded grads who are choosing the Isle of Man as the place to start their career. A combination of skills and employability training, classes cover CV writing, mock interview training, basic bookkeeping, and project management. A perfect platform to help individuals transition from university into the business world.• Professional Qualifications - There are several professional and education providers in the Isle of Man which offer high quality professional training courses. MPES offer accountancy and professional training in ACA, ACCA, CPD and more. The Marketing Partnership is the Island’s only accredited study centre for CIM programmes. University College Isle of Man (UCM) also offer a range of business related and vocational courses for graduates looking to obtain professional accreditations and enhance their CV.National Insurance Holiday for Graduates - The scheme provides individuals locating to the Isle of Man for work, with a refund of up to £4,000 in National Insurance contributions after their first 12 months of employment. Manx students returning to the Isle of Man, and graduates relocating to the Island are eligible to apply - another compelling reason to consider starting your career in the Isle of Man.The Locate Isle of Man Talent Portal, a free skills matching platform for individuals interested in relocating to the Isle of Man to pursue a career, is a great place to search for graduate roles on the Island. The portal is completely free to use, and obligation free.

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