6 graduate jobs you can apply for with a 2:2

So, you graduated with a 2:2… now what?

Although some big name grad schemes are strictly for 2:1s and above, don't let that convince you your options are limited. Graduating from university alone has opened up a world of opportunities that can lead you to a successful career.

Just take a look at some of the roles open to 2:2 graduates right now, below:


1. Next – Trainee Merchandiser

  • Leicester
  • £21,228
  • Deadline: 8 November 2017

Help people across the UK and Europe to buy the season’s hottest looks, as part of one of Retail’s best-known brands. Beginning on a £21,000 salary, you’ll be responsible for maximising profits and ensuring products are in right place, at the right time, in the right quantity and at the right price. They’re looking for someone who’s as good with numbers as they are at communicating – skills which will then be honed by the best training the industry has to offer.

Ready to start? Apply today:




2. Maxxima – Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Shoreditch, London
  • £20,000 + commission
  • Deadline: 15 February 2018

In just 15 years, Maxxima have accelerated to the top of the Healthcare staffing solutions market across the UK and Europe. Joining their team in their freshly-refurbished Shoreditch offices, you will receive dedicated training to ensure you progress throughout the company. Flexible working hours, quarterly incentives and on-target earnings to double your salary in your first year all make this one opportunity you can't afford to let pass by.

Your London life starts here. Hit the link below to apply:




3.​ FDM – IT Consultant Graduate Programme

  • Nationwide
  • Competitive salary
  • Deadline: 20 January 2018

In 2016, FDM launched the careers of over 1,100 consultants. This year, they’re aiming to go even further and are currently recruiting talented STEM grads for their award-winning IT programme. Over two years, it will offer the best possible launch-pad for your Digital career. From your initial training through to hands-on placements, you’ll be supported to gain the commercial knowledge necessary to progress in Software Development, Business Intelligence and more. There’s even the opportunity to work with one of FDM’s prestigious clients, who include Sky, UBS and Barclays.

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4.​ Murray McIntosh & Associates – Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Reading
  • £20,000 + commission
  • Deadline: 16 January 2018

As one of the first agencies in the UK to create a training platform linked to the Institute of Recruiters, it’s clear that Murray McIntosh are dedicated to progressing graduate careers. As one of them, not only will you be supported to specialise in whichever sector interests you most – whether that’s Engineering or Public Affairs – you’ll also get the chance to achieve professional qualifications. All of this while earning unlimited commission and benefits such as trips to Las Vegas.

Want to apply? You know what to do:




5. Wilkinson Partners – Researcher

  • Monument, London
  • £20,000 + commission
  • Deadline: 26 July 2018

Boutique Executive Search firm Wilkinson Partners work with professionals at the top of the Tax, Legal and Governance industries. As their Researcher, you’ll play a key part in this process. An intensive induction programme, plus a special team lunch held in your first week in honour of your arrival, will ensure you feel like a part of the WP family in no time. Add to this tailor-made ongoing training and a commission scheme that will help to push your salary to over £45,000 and you’re on to a winner here.

Send your CV now: 




6. ICS – Volunteering Programme

  • International
  • Volunteering
  • Deadline: 10 May 2018

Working with local communities in developing countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICS offer grads the chance to change the lives of others, as well as their own. With this scheme, you’ll spend three months helping with worthwhile projects in some of the poorest communities in the world, assisting volunteers to improve local education, access to healthcare, the environment and more. If you’re looking to work within Charity and Fundraising, this is a great first step.

Apply now to depart in January 2018:




For more advice, read GradTouch's founder Zac Williams’ tips on what to do if you get a 2:2. He definitely knows what he’s talking about: he graduated with a 2:2 from Durham University in 2010, before going on to co-found our award-winning company, based in the heart of Manchester. 


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