15 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, graduating from university alone has opened up a world of opportunities that can lead you to a successful career. Check our favourites out below:



1. Trainee Manager - McDonald's

  • Nationwide
  • £22,000 - £25,000
  • Deadline: 7 February 2018

Take your first step towards managing your own business with a truly iconic global brand. McDonald's support their Trainees to build world-class leadership skills and accelerate their career either in-branch or within their UK headquarters. Want to learn from the best? Find out more below.




2. Alltruck - Graduate Marketing Executive

  • Croft, Leicestershire
  • £21,000 - £25,000
  • Deadline: 27 February 2018

Alltruck plc are a market-leader in specialist truck contract hire - joining the team as a Graduate Marketing Executive, you'll be supporting their sales and marketing strategy across a range of online and offline advertising channels. If you have a degree in marketing or business, or relevant work experience for the role, then they want to hear from you.




3. 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 offices in central London, you will receive dedicated training, work towards quarterly incentives and enjoy on-target earnings to double your salary in your first year.




4. Frank Hirth - Graduate Tax Assistant

  • London
  • £24,000
  • Deadline: 19 February 2018

Start your graduate Finance career with the UK's largest transatlantic Tax and Accountancy firm. You'll receive training to support your learning as you build a portfolio of English and American clients, with generous company benefits on top of a £24,000 starting salary.




5.​ FDM – Technology Consultant 

  • London, Leeds and Glasgow
  • Competitive salary
  • Deadline: ASAP

Over two years, from 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.




6. The Juice Academy - Digital Marketing Apprentice

  • Manchester
  • £16,600 over 18 months
  • Deadline: 23 April 2018

This 18-month apprenticeship is a fantastic opportunity to gain hands-on experience in Digital Marketing, working with leading brands across the North West including GM police, Unilad and Manchester Airport. They're looking for applicants with a passion for social media, regardless of your degree. Sound like you? Apply today.




7. Wilkinson Partners – Researcher

  • Monument, London
  • £20,000 + commission
  • Deadline: ASAP

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, tailor-made ongoing training and a commission scheme to push your salary to over £45,000 will make sure you're part of the team in no time.




8. ICS – Volunteering Programme

  • International
  • Volunteering
  • Deadline: 10 May 2018

Working with local communities in developing countries across Africa, Asia and Latin America, 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.




9. CRISIL - Project Manager

  • London
  • £35,000+
  • Deadline: 23 February 2018

Looking to start your career in Financial Analytics? Manage projects for some of the world's leading banks with CRISIL. You will benefit from a generous starting salary, plenty of opportunities to progress and training to support your skills as you develop.




10. Niyaa People - Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Birmingham
  • £18,000 - £22,000 + commission
  • Deadline: ASAP

Joining a structured in-house training programme, within weeks you'll be well on your way to earning the promotion and £4,000 pay rise that new recruits are supported to achieve within their first year at Niyaa People. This Birmingham team are looking for grads with the ambition to succeed - could it be you?




11. The Media People - Graduate Account Executive

  • Hatton Garden, London
  • £20,000
  • Deadline: ASAP

With expertise stretching across both traditional print and digital media, this London agency is the ideal place for grads looking to launch a career in Marketing and Media. You'll start your training in Digital Marketing, before being matched to a team that fits your skills and experiences - you'll be able to shape your own career here.




12. Dawn Meats - Graduate Programme

  • Nationwide
  • Competitive salary
  • Deadline: ASAP

Dawn Meats are hiring graduates from all disciplines to join their two-year programme, structured to provide you with experience across a range of disciplines and identify where your skills shine. You'll have the chance to gain professional Management and Accountancy qualifications, too.




13. 1st Executive - Trainee Recruitment Consultant Graduate Programme

  • Guildford
  • £30,000 - £35,000 including bonuses
  • Deadline: ASAP

Looking to start a lucrative career in Executive Search? Work with global brands including Coca Cola, John Lewis and KPMG as you source and contact the leading talent within the Procurement and Supply Chain sector. Previous grads have progressed all the way to Director here - you could be next.




14. Joss Search Recruitment - Support Staff

  • London
  • £28,000
  • Deadline: ASAP

Joss Search connect graduates interested in a career within HR, Administration and Office Management with leading firms across London's Financial sector. If you have exceptional organisation skills and an interest in the processes that make global offices run smoothly, this is for you.




15. Peloton Events - Business Development Executive

  • Manchester
  • £18,000
  • Deadline: ASAP

This is an exciting opportunity to start your career in Events Management. Join this fast-growing start-up in Manchester and learn the tricks of the trade as you connect with new business, managing events and conferences for industry clients from start to finish.




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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