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 2017
This is one seriously tasty opportunity to travel and earn at the same time, as part of the Road Crew team responsible for making young adventurers' dreams come true. 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?
Adventure is calling:
2. NMPi – Graduate PPC Account Executive
- Angel, London
- £20,000 + bonuses
- Deadline: 20 November 2017
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 fashion brands, football superstars and more: you’ll be a pro before you even know it.
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. A market-leading commission scheme, regular rewards and even more regular company socials in the city centre mean that you can’t afford to let this one pass by.
Looking for a London role? This could be it:
4. Computacenter – Project Management Associate Programme
- London, Hatfield and Reading (other UK locations considered)
- Deadline: 6 July 2018
Unlike their name suggests, Computacenter aren’t looking exclusively for graduates with IT experience: what’s more important is your drive to succeed and ability to build strong professional relationships, as you will be part of the customer-facing side of the business. As well as support from company mentors and coaches throughout your 18-month sponsored training, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple contacts to ensure your networking portfolio continues to grow with your professional career.
2:1 or above? Take a look:
5. Alfa – Graduate Programme
- Moorgate, London
- Deadline: 4 September 2018
This international Consultancy uses their world-leading asset finance software to provide innovative project management solutions for clients across the globe. It’s not technological prowess they’re looking for in their graduates, however: 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. Ready to succeed in a role with horizons that stretch to the USA and beyond? Apply today.
Find out more and apply here:
6. Aldi – Graduate Area Manager
- Deadline: 12 January 2018
Aldi’s dominance in the supermarket world cannot be disputed – but did you know that they are also champions in the world of graduate training? 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.
Have you got what it takes? Let's find out:
7. FDM – Software Test Analyst Graduate Programme
- Competitive salary
- Deadline: 20 January 2018
As one of the largest graduate employers in the UK, FDM know a thing or two about developing talent to find the very best in their new recruits. Joining one of their 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.
Their opportunity closes early 2018, so get in there early:
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. Enjoy uncapped commission on top of a salary of up to £26,000, depending on your location, alongside support to help you reach and exceed your best every day.
They're hiring graduates in Leeds, Marlow, Glasgow, London, Southampton, Bristol and Manchester: