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Graduate Careers

This information is provided for general reference ONLY. We strongly suggest you consult you local or University Careers Service for professional advice.

Why do employers want graduates?
All employers are looking for employees to demonstrate a combination of knowledge, skills and personal qualities.

  • Knowledge, this usually is related to the degree subject studied but also understanding of the life experiences acquired from living independently during you University life.
  • Skills, typically intellectual and other key skills used to undertake study. Critical evaluation and interpretation of evidence, which can be used to make a decision. Other skills include oral communication, team working, IT,numeracy which are not to be underestimated.
  • Personal Qualities such as adaptability, creativity, involvement, the ability to work under pressure and initiative.

How do employers try to identify graduates with these qualities? Knowledge to a degree of accuracy can be determined by your academic record. Skills can be defined on your CV and listed and adapted for specific roles. Personal qualities is slightly more tricky, recruiters look for you to demonstrate involvement at an organisational level in university clubs, societies or sports. Additionally involvement in community based activities, vacation work and / or travel is also a plus. Recruiter want to see that you are able to organise and importantly get involved in activities over and above academic study, that you have a good balance between work and recreational activity.

Significant to graduates is their ability to bring a fresh approach, innovative thought and drive to the role. It is assumed that because graduates have not had the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in the workplace, they are ambitious to succeed. Its this ambition and drive that most graduate employers are looking to harness.

Deciding what to do?
Often graduates feel that their first role after graduation will set them on a career path that will determine the rest of their career. This is often not the case, so don't be reluctant to accept a role if its does not fully meet your expectations. In the context of you career from beginning to end your first job may not represent what you do during the majority of you career. The important thing is that you can demonstrate a clear career goal and that there are no significant gaps in your employment.

The Reality
The reality is that approximately 200,000 students graduate from UK Universities each year. There aren't 200,000 graduate jobs or training schemes for each graduate so competition is fierce. Most graduates are equipped with similar knowledge, skills and qualifications so the important thing is make the most of any opportunity that presents itself. If you don't its guaranteed that someone else will.

Making the most of an opportunity in reality means going the extra yard. Be prepared to relocate to a different part of the country, be prepared to take a reduced salary initially it may not be the £22k - 25k that you have dreamt of whilst at University but if it pays your rent and gets you started its a platform from which to launch your career.

The important thing is that you get your foot in the door, you have the ability and the drive so go out there and get it!

This information is provided for general reference ONLY. We strongly suggest you consult you local or University Careers Service for professional advice.

Here is a selection of jobs from both SMEs and large organisations recruiting graduates right now.

  • Seymour House Graduate Management Scheme

    Shortlist Location: South East, The East
    Salary: £21,000
    We are looking for individuals with a real passion for shaping the lives of a future generation by offering the very best care and education. You don’t need to be qualified in Early Years – we are looking for a select

  • Hilti - Divisional Credit Controller, Manchester

    Shortlist Location: North West
    Salary: Competitive + benefits + Bonus
    We passionately create enthusiastic customers and build a better future! In doing so we live our values: integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment. We supply innovative solutions offering superior added value to construction professionals in 120 countries throughout the world. For our

  • Protographer - East London

    Shortlist Location: London
    Salary: £20k + OTE + expenses
    Our Protographers are responsible for capturing every aspect of all properties registered with Foxtons, in order to present them in their best light. This includes taking photographs, composing 360° virtual tours, drawing floorplans and writing the advertisements and detailed descriptions. The

  • Mott MacDonald - Graduate Landscape Architect, Cambridge

    Shortlist Location: The East
    Salary: Competitive + benefits
    Mott MacDonald is a £1.1 billion management, engineering and development consultancy with 16,000 staff and a global reach spanning six continents. Our network of 180 principal offices in 140 countries gives us local market insight backed by world class expertise to

  • Client Services Executive - Digital Marketing

    Shortlist Location: London
    Salary: £22000.00 to £25000.00 per annum + benefits
    Client Services Executive - Digital Marketing Central London £20k - £25k Client Services Executive Company As Client Services Executive, you will be working for a digital marketing company that produces web optimised digital content on any topic in multiple languages. Working

  • Graduate PPC Account Executive

    Shortlist Location: London
    Salary: £18000.00 to £21000.00 per annum + Bonus
    Graduate PPC Search Analyst - Media Agency London £18-21k Basic + Excellent Training & Benefits An award-winning paid search agency ranked as one of the fastest-growing private technology firms by the Sunday Times! PPC Search Analyst - Media Agency Responsibilities &

  • Hilti - Project Engineer - North West England

    Shortlist Location: North West
    Salary: 30,000 + benefits + Bonus
    We passionately create enthusiastic customers and build a better future! In doing so we live our values: integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment. We supply innovative solutions offering superior added value to construction professionals in 120 countries throughout the world. For our

  • Earn £50k As A Graduate Trainee Recruitment Consultant

    Shortlist Location: London
    Salary: £18,000 to £23,000 + benefits + OTE
    Location: Central London Basic salary: £18K to £23K plus commission Earning Potential: 1st Year OTE: 50K+ 2nd Year OTE: £70K+ 3rd Year OTE: £100K+ The Company My client is a Recruitment Consultancy specialising in the Finance and Banking sector. The company

  • Hilti - Specification Engineer - Greater London

    Shortlist Location: London
    Salary: £30,000 + benefits + Bonus
    Hilti offers outstanding career opportunities in one of the world`s most successful companies in the construction industry. We passionately create enthusiastic customers and build a better future! In doing so we live our values: integrity, courage, teamwork and commitment. We supply

  • Developer (.Net, C# and SQL) and IT Support

    Shortlist Location: London
    Salary: Up to £26,000
    About Twenty: There are lots of similar ads on this site – so to save you some time, if you have the technical ability to code in .Net, C# and SQL, and the personality to be first line IT support to

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