It’s a classic conundrum: to get a job, you need work experience, but to get experience you need a job. Fresh out of uni and looking for your first role, where on earth are you supposed to start?
Worry no longer: we’ve picked out eight opportunities that are designed with new graduates in mind, featuring training and hands-on learning to ensure your skillset is brought up to speed in no time.
1. Topdeck Travel – Chef
- Competitive salary
- Deadline: 6 January 2018
Travel and earn at the same time as part of the team responsible for making young adventurers' dreams come true. You will explore the cities of Europe and learn how to prepare top-notch cuisine, whilst getting stuck into supporting the trip at every opportunity. You only need a Basic Food Hygiene Certificate to apply, which can be secured online for free – so what are you waiting for?
2. NMPi – Graduate PPC Account Executive
- Angel, London
- £20,000 + bonuses
- Deadline: 4 January 2018
Graduated with some serious mathematical skills and not sure what happens next? NMPi are taking on bright minds who are ready to transform into Digital Marketing experts from their London offices in Angel. Industry-leading training will guide your first few months, exposing you to cases with major global brands: their deadline is coming up, so don't wait around:
3. Wilkinson Partners – Researcher
- Monument, London
- £20,000 + commission
- Deadline: 26 July 2018
This fast-expanding Executive Search firm specialises in placing board-level professionals across a range of industries in London and New York. Joining the team as a Researcher, you can expect access to a complete on-boarding pack as part of their extensive induction programme, teaching you everything you need to start hitting on-target earnings of up to £45,000 in your first year.
4. Computacenter – Project Management Associate Programme
- London, Hatfield and Reading (other UK locations considered)
- Deadline: 5 January 2018
As well as support from company mentors and coaches throughout your 18-month sponsored training, as a Project Management Associate you will have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple contacts to ensure your networking portfolio continues to grow with your professional career.
5. Alfa – Graduate Programme
- Moorgate, London
- Deadline: 19 December 2017
This international Consultancy uses their world-leading asset finance software to provide innovative project management solutions for clients across the globe. If you’re a high achiever with a strong academic record, and interested in pursuing a career within Financial Technology, their zero-to-hero training will take care of the rest.
6. Aldi – Graduate Area Manager
- Deadline: 12 January 2019
Jump head-first into on-the-job training that will prepare you to take charge of a £multi-million area of three to four stores across the country. It’s challenging, but the impressive rewards – including a pay increase to over £70,000 in four years and a fully expensed Audi A4 – are more than worth it.
7. FDM – Software Test Analyst Graduate Programme
- London, Leeds and Glasgow
- Competitive salary
- Deadline: 26 January 2018
Joining one of FDM's dedicated training academies, you will learn everything you need to work with one of their 180 prestigious clients including Barclays, Sky and Virgin Media. Opportunities to gain professional qualifications and launch your career within the fast-growing Digital industry are what comes next: don’t miss out.
8. Softcat – Graduate Account Executive
- £18,000 - £24,000 OTE
- Deadline: 2 May 2018
Softcat are renowned by graduates across the UK for their inclusive training, awesome office spaces and total commitment to keeping their teams happy. Right now, they’re looking for clear and confident communicators to join the Business Development team in one of seven city locations, with no previous sales experience needed.