Being part of a sports team or society can be one of the best parts about uni life: but have you thought about how they can benefit you long after you’ve paid the membership fee?
As well as academic prowess, many companies are now interested in hearing about what you got up to outside of the lecture room – especially if you can demonstrate how these activities helped you to gain skills that make you a stronger candidate.
Check out the eight businesses below who are waiting to hear about your extra-curricular experiences – and here’s some advice from a recruiter about why they’re so important to include on every CV you submit.
1. Joss Search Recruitment - Support Staff
- Various locations, London
- Deadline: 8 September 2018
Joss Search Recruitment provide the best support staff for some of the biggest names in the private equity, investment and hedge fund world. Were you the Treasurer or Secretary for one of your societies at uni? Then you may have the skills they look for in graduates to take on a well-paid position with one of their global clients. Expect to be heavily involved with organising events, managing people and keeping your new office running smoothly – in return, a salary of £28,000 and upwards, access to private healthcare and subsidised gym membership, discretionary bonuses and much more are soon to come your way.
Get your CV in and secure your new role today:
2. AMV BBDO - Account Executive
- London Bridge, London
- Deadline: 23 October 2017
I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is an absolutely unmissable opportunity for creative grads looking to break into the advertising industry. Learn everything there is to know at the hands of some of the UK’s most acclaimed marketing experts, including exposure to the teams at Facebook and Google’s London headquarters, before having the opportunity to pitch a brand new ad campaign of your own. Ready to take your marketing experience to the next level? They’re looking for applicants from all disciplines, so this could be yours.
Interested in finding out more? Hit the link.
3. Computacenter - Account Management Associate Programme
- London, Hatfield and Reading (other UK locations considered)
- Deadline: 26 July 2018
Computacenter are Europe’s leading independent provider of IT infrastructure services, with offices spanning the UK, Europe and Africa. Kick-start your graduate career here with a role that will see you interact with some of the largest public and private enterprises in the UK and beyond. As well as access to an award-winning, 18-month training programme, you can enjoy generous bonuses and international rewards for your hard work as a team on a regular basis. Had a taste of success as a society and looking for more? This could be it.
Earn £28,000 in your first graduate role: apply today.
4. Murray McIntosh & Associates - Trainee Recruitment Consultant
- £18,000 - £20,000
- Deadline: 16 January 2018
Missing out on the buzz of being part of a team? This sporty group in Reading are looking for grads to join them on their mission to empower employers and job-seekers alike across the South East. Offering unlimited commission on top of a £20,000 salary, Murray McIntosh is an ideal place to start your training within the industry thanks to their accredited status from the Institute of Recruitment Professionals. With events scheduled throughout the year for all the team, there will never be a dull moment in – or out of – the office here.
Ready to get started? Hit the link below.
5. Topdeck Travel – Trip Leader
- Competitive salary
- Deadline: 6 January 2018
Ever daydreamed about jetting off into the sunset? Now is your chance to do just that - and get paid for it too. The team at Topdeck Travel are looking for Trip Leaders to lead adventurous expeditions for young people across the continent; experience with leading groups or talking in front of groups of people is obviously an advantage, so now is definitely the time to mention any relevant extra-curricular activities. Did you chair a society or committee at uni? You're a shoe-in.
If you’re aged 23 or over and are ready to get travelling, check this out now.
6. Aldi – Graduate Area Manager
- Deadline: 12 January 2018
This supermarket giant is officially the fastest-growing retailer in the UK. How do they maintain this growth? With your help, that’s how. Jump straight into running your own site on a £44,000 starting salary, with a comprehensive training programme to ensure you learn all the tips and tricks of the trade as you go. The key thing here is leadership, which will be essential when learning to run a team of your own, so any evidence you have of leading a team in the past - be it a football team, a musical cast or a group project - is a must-have on your CV.
Take the lead and reap the rewards at Aldi.
7. deVere – Trainee Associate Wealth Advisor
- £25,000 - £40,000
- Deadline: 3 January 2018
As the largest independent broker in the world, deVere have a prestigious reputation for providing Finance and Business advice to clients across the globe. Graduates with a proven competitive streak and a determination to succeed will flourish here, with salaries starting at £25,000 and rising up to £125,000 within four years. Let them know just how ambitious you are with examples of your success in the past, whether it was a gold trophy or a promotion in your part-time job.
Become an International Wealth Advisor within 18 months: apply today.
8. NMPi – Graduate PPC Account Executive
- Angel, London
- £20,000 + bonuses
- Deadline: 19 October 2017
NMPi are looking for grads to join their sociable, relaxed yet professional workspace in Angel, London. As part of the PPC division, you will be in charge of running online advertising campaigns for some pretty big brands – we’re talking Papa John's, Monsoon and many more. Performance bonuses and opportunities to travel will soon come your way, as the company continues to expand throughout Europe and into the USA. Have experience with online promotion? This could be for you.
Start your London career here, with NMPi: