Graduate Programme

Join us as a graduate on the Castelnau Business Experience Programme and help us tackle challenges that reshape our businesses.


Our culture

You will experience a culture where learning, integrity and respect are paramount.

We encourage people to try things in a thoughtful and careful way and to have the humility to spot and admit failures that can be utilised for incremental learnings.

We believe that diverse teams are the best teams, and you do not have to tick every box to be considered. We also know that life is hard and normal working hours are not for everyone. Whilst we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we are happy to be asked, so please give it a go!

Our People and our Network

Our greatest edge is the people we have surrounding us. We have the privilege of access to some great businesspeople and investors who we are connected with through their businesses or because they are investors in Castelnau.

We draw upon this network in many ways, from the informal through to our partnership with Sir Peter Wood and his team at SPWOne, and Andrew Gerrie as Founder of Silverwood Brands and Lush Cosmetics, to name a few. What we have found is that networks beget networks, and good people tend to know and work with good people.

As a part of The Castelnau Group Business Graduate Experience you will get exposure to these incredible businesses and their owners; extending the possibilities for learning outside of our own team, giving you lots of opportunity to develop and mature your skills.

What to expect

You will be deployed within one of our businesses to work with skilled leaders on strategic projects learning from their fields of expertise. You will also participate in regular communication with The Castelnau Group Leadership Team.

Our portfolio of investments is highly diverse, from the technology industry encompassing data science and web-design, to weddings, hobbies, collectables, luxury cosmetics and end-of-life care. Check out the Explore the Group section of the Castelnau Group website for more details on our diverse and exciting businesses.

 The opportunity…

…is unique, with the chance to be exposed to a variety of different businesses, operating models, strategies, and industries.

You’ll gain first-hand insight into what’s involved in business decision making with real responsibilities on important projects. You will be able to be effective and play a meaningful role in helping advance our businesses.

If you make an impression, there are opportunities to secure a full-time role within the Group.

Personal Development

You’ll learn about what goes into the planning and decision-making processes that guide our business strategies and shape our businesses for years to come.

You’ll discover career opportunities in a variety of areas, such as technology, commercial, communications, marketing, brand and finance.

You will start to build your business network and develop soft skills that will be invaluable wherever your future takes you.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salaries will be dependent on existing skills and experience
  • Invitations to social events where you can network with like-minded people
  • Opportunities to connect with Fund Managers and Investment Analysts in the wider Group

Job Location and working hours 

London and travel to our portfolio businesses’ locations within the UK.

Candidates will need to have the right to work in UK. 

Duration of employment

We can offer a range of contracts from short term (2-5 months) and longer-term (12-18 months).

And now to YOU!...

You will be dynamic, have an analytical mindset, be a collaborator, and an independent thinker. Having an interest in business and investments is a benefit.


A degree in a business or financial subject will be an advantage, however, we will also consider applications which can demonstrate an aptitude and strong interest in business or project management. 

Next steps

Please send a CV along with a written cover letter (no longer than 250-400 words) outlining why you believe that you are a good fit for our programme to:

Recruitment company statement

Castelnau Group intends to work directly with candidates, and we would ask recruitment agencies not to contact us in relation to this recruitment process.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Castelnau Group Services Ltd is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind: we are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Castelnau Group Services Ltd are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, colour, religion or belief, family or parental status, or any other status protected by law. We encourage applicants of all ages.