Graduate Opportunities in the Isle of Man

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

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

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 our 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 your career - and enjoy life at the same time!

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Graduate & Young Professional Fair 2024

Information for Graduates and Young Professionals

The event will give you the opportunity to meet the Island's leading employers, help build your network and discover the breadth of different careers that the Isle of Man has to offer. Helping to make your first or next employment steps, you will be given access to a mix of inspiring panel sessions, career-ready workshops and the opportunity to meet business representatives from a wide range of industry sectors, including tech, finance and professional services, manufacturing and engineering, construction, biotech, hospitality and healthcare, as well as a number of the Island’s recruitment agencies.


Details for the 2024 event:

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024  
Time: 13:00-16:30
Venue: Comis Golf Club, Santon

Further information will be coming soon.

Information for Businesses

The Graduate & Young Professional Fair offers businesses a platform to meet some of the best upcoming talent from across the Island and the UK. There are three high profile sponsorship opportunities to support the event, raise your brand profile and reach a diverse pool of graduates and young professionals:

2024 Sponsorship Package Opportunities

Expressions Of Interest to Exhibit are now closed. 

Register for the 2024 Graduate and Young Professional Fair


Meet the Island's leading employers, help build your network and discover the breadth of different careers that the Isle of Man has to offer...


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 more
  • Tech – eGaming, compliance, programming, computer engineering, web development
  • Healthcare
  • Education
  • 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 - If you’re a thrill seeker, you’re in luck, because 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 to name but a few.

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.

  • 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.

 Kickstart your career journey in the Isle of Man today and register your skills on the Locate Isle of Man Talent Portal.

Register your skills on the Talent Portal today!


If you are looking for a change of scenery, are outgoing and have excellent people and customer care skills, then make this year one to remember. Register your skills today and become part of the professional, friendly, and vibrant hospitality scene on the Isle of Man.