xDesign Careers

Graduate Programme

Our 12-month graduate programme gives people the opportunity to gain meaningful experience, grow their skills and accelerate their career path. As an integral part of the xDesign team from day one, our graduates will learn the ins and outs of digital practices, giving them everything they need to kick start their careers in tech.

Everything you need to succeed

What you can expect

A clear pathway

From the outset, we’ll work with you to set relevant and practical goals and outline the best way to get there. Alongside your on-the-job learning, this 12-month pathway will consistently help you build technical and interpersonal skills, and equip you with the confidence to move forward in your career.

Well-rounded experience

xDesign graduates will spend time on a number of different projects. You will get the chance to work with various specialists to grow your confidence in a wide range of practical, relevant skills, whilst also discovering where your interests are.

Dedicated learning days

To get the most out of your development pathway, you will take part in quarterly development days after each rotation. These will focus on different technical and non-technical practices to help you succeed throughout your career.

On-hand mentoring

Each graduate will be assigned a mentor who, alongside the wider team, will be on hand to answer any questions and make sure you have everything you need to succeed.

Future success

Once the programme is finished, we intend to place you in the right role based on your skills and interests. We work with our graduates individually to shape a career pathway prior to the programme finishing to ensure your journey with us continues to go from strength to strength.


As well as a competitive salary, you can expect full access to the range of benefits that all xDesign employees have, including private medical insurance, development days, unlimited 1:1 financial coaching through Bippit and access to our learning platform O’Reilly.

All about you

Seeking potential

You don’t need a specific type of degree to apply for the programmes, we welcome university, college and bootcamp graduates, as well as those retraining for a new career.

We’re primarily focused on people with basic knowledge of their chosen specialty, a good attitude, and who are passionate about a career in tech. If you fit into these three things, we encourage you to apply!

Working flexibly

We welcome applications from people throughout the UK, so long as you have the right to work in the UK.

We support fully remote and hybrid working if you are based near our Edinburgh or Leeds offices. The choice is yours.

Embracing our values

With every application process, we look for people who embrace our values: we challenge, we care, we collaborate. Our people act with integrity, and challenge our clients, and each other, in pursuit of better solutions.

We care about our craft, colleagues, clients and their customers. And we are all equal. Individually we are brilliant, together we are unstoppable.

Choose your speciality


As a people graduate, you’ll work collaboratively with three key disciplines of our people function – talent acquisition, people operations and people development.

You’ll gain hands-on experience in supporting a number of exciting projects across the business including recruitment initiatives, training events and process improvement.

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Learn the digital practices of each of our engineering capabilities, including frontend, backend and mobile.

You’ll dive into the frameworks and languages we use, work within cross-functional teams, and find out where your engineering interests lie.

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Join our team of chief storytellers, and facilitate marketing activity both internally and externally through a number of exciting projects.

You’ll learn the ins and outs of content creation, events management, public relations and more.

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