IT Graduate Scheme

IT Graduate Scheme

Our Graduate and Apprenticeship Programme Manager, Jo Morrall, gives a brief overview of the IT Graduate Scheme we run at Bupa and what to expect through the recruitment process. 

This is
digital development.

As a leading healthcare group, we need to ensure that our technology and infrastructure are on point to help people live longer, healthier happier lives and make a better world.

We may not be considered a big tech company, however we’re a big brand with an even bigger heart. Our culture and working environment is like no other, offering development and support to people that have a thirst for progressing their career. 

Bupa are proactive company who strive to evolve and adapt to change. We're constantly looking for new ways to improve our digital footprint and enhance our customer experience.

We're about our people and creating a positive, supportive environment where employees feel safe to be themselves. 

This is
tech with difference.

With a wealth of experience in digital, we can offer you the support and direction to get you where you want to be in the future.

Upon successful completion of our IT Graduate programme you will achieve an MSc Digital and Technology Solutions, Level 7 qualification. 

We're a diverse business, giving you exposure and insight into how a global company operates. You'll learn how to navigate across different business areas, manage multiple stakeholders and get involved in various projects. 

You’ll be a valued member of our Bupa community. By completing work based projects you’ll have real responsibilities, opportunities to reflect on the work you complete and evidence how you have added value to our business. In addition to your development path, we want you to be inspired, which is why our programme also includes additional learning, allowing you to enhance existing skills and develop new ones.

You’ll report into a Graduate Manager, who’ll provide encouragement, development opportunities, and be there to support your well-being and career aspirations.


Want to build your career at a company that truly has belief in you? Applications for our September 2022 intake are now closed. But click here to register your details for our 2023 intake.

This is
what we look for.

Each scheme has different requirements, here are some of the key things we look for in successful candidates. 


Has an undergraduate degree of 2:2 or above in IT related field or equivalent.


Be proactive in driving your own personal development.


Be responsible and take full ownership of your projects and tasks.


Problem solving, never be afraid to challenge or be challenged.


Strong communication and interpersonal skills respecting diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


Experience of working as part of an IT function is desirable. Experience of working as part of a team.


Here we show you what each phase of the IT Graduate Scheme will entail. Click through to find out. 

During this phase you'll pre-meet with your cohort and get assigned a buddy. Paperwork will be completed virtually, you'll get to visit the University campus where you will be studying for your qualification and embark on your first coaching session with the Graduate manager to discuss your ambitions. 


Within this period you'll have a one week Bupa induction, get to meet senior leaders to hear their career stories and visit at least one Bupa site to get a feel for the environment. You'll commence your learning for your apprenticeship and start your first placement within Bupa IT and  working on projects. 

Month 1 - 8

Here, you'll spend additional time completing skills and training sessions with Manchester Metropolitan University and start your next placement within Bupa IT.  Towards the end of the scheme, you’ll complete your end point assessment and get to attend your graduation event.

Month 9 - 24

Our locations.


Whilst our working envrionments aren't quite what they used to be, we do everything to ensure our people still feel connected and supported when working remotely.

Our state-of-the-art offices are amazing. They have everything you need to thrive and stay healthy at work. You'll be close to one of our main office locations in Salford Quays or Staines.