Jobs for graduates that are #careergoals

"So, what do you do?" – that ever-popular conversation starter which, let’s face it, most of us are pretty tired of answering.

Everyone has their own reasons for disliking this question. Maybe you’ve fallen into a role that’s not quite right for you, or perhaps your job is too complex, or too boring, to describe to others.

Well, imagine having a job that leaves others green with envy whenever you tell them about it.

Guess what? We've found five opportunities for you to do just that.

Check them out and get applying...


1. Be a Trainee Associate Wealth Advisor with deVere

  • International
  • £25,000 - £40,000
  • Deadline: 3 January 2018

As an employee at the largest independent broker in the world, you would expect some incredible perks: and deVere certainly doesn’t disappoint. Start your time with the company on a 3-week training course in Malta alongside your fellow grads, a trip that comes complete with face-to-face time with the CEO. After this, you’ll join one of 71 international offices: Beijing, The Bahamas, Dubai, Mauritius, New York, Tokyo, Sydney… The list of potential destinations is endless and which you choose is up to you. Plus, with the chance to earn £40,000 in your first year, a development programme designed to support your advancement to Wealth Manager and an income of over £250,000 by year four - you’re bound to live the high-life, wherever you’re based.




2. Be a Graduate Area Manager with Aldi

  • Nationwide
  • £44,000
  • Deadline: 12 January 2018

This really is a graduate programme like no other. You’ll jump head-first into the fastest and most challenging Retail waters, learning all there is to know about this international supermarket brand over the course of 12 months. Experiencing everything from Operations to Property Management, their first-class training will prepare you to take charge of a multi-million pound business area by the end of the year. Not only will you build unrivalled leadership skills, commercial awareness and management prowess, you’ll receive some amazing benefits: a £44,000 starting salary (rising to £72,000 after four years); a fully-expensed Audi A4; a generous health and lifestyle package and opportunities to travel the world.




3. Be a Volunteer Abroad with ICS

  • International
  • Volunteer Project
  • Deadline: ASAP

Got that degree and itching to travel? This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a direct impact on communities in developing countries across the world. Staying with a host family and working alongside local volunteers, you will experience a whole new way of life as you support life-changing projects, such as improving education standards for young adults. With support from the UK Government, International Citizen Service (ICS) partner their volunteers with projects where their skills will be most in-demand, so you can guarantee that you will be making a real difference wherever you go. ICS hire throughout the year, but get your application in now for a January 2018 start.




4. Be a Trainee Buyer at Next

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

This European Fashion and Homeware brand has established itself as a mainstay on the FTSE 100, thanks to their beautifully designed products available online and in over 700 stores worldwide. As their new Trainee Buyer, you’ll be able to play a hand in their future success, as you influence the upcoming season’s hottest trends. The best training Retail has to offer will transform you into a pro, so before long you’ll be trusted to travel the globe in search of the “next big thing”. However, until that day arrives, the office really isn’t a bad place to spend your days, thanks to an onsite coffee bar, an open and creative atmosphere and regular social events. If you have a genuine flair for fashion, you really couldn’t ask for much more in a role.




5. Be a New Business Account Executive with Softcat

  • Buckinghamshire
  • £20,000 - £26,000
  • Deadline: 28 October 2017

It’s not necessarily what Softcat do that makes them stand out from the crowd: it’s the environment that they do it in. Supplying IT solutions to businesses up and down the country, Softcat have developed an award-winning formula for success: happy employees, who are motivated to deliver top-level service. Their culture is unique, bold and quirky, and their extraordinary offices even have relaxation areas featuring lazy-boy chairs, big screen TVs, Xboxes and fully-stocked Tiki bars. Add to that a training scheme that’s structured to ensure your progression into leadership (over 80% of their managers started as trainees) and incentives to far-flung places such as Hawaii, and it’s not hard to see why they hold the talisman of 2016's ‘Official Best Workplace in the UK’. 




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