6 jobs that will give you the chance to gain professional qualifications while you earn

Just because university is over, doesn’t mean your formal education has to be.

Many companies out there offer graduates the chance to study for professional qualifications, giving them the best possible start to their career, as well as beyond.

Below you’ll find six roles that will provide you with the opportunity to work towards recognised credentials – whether they’re related to the specific industry that the team operates within or more general, transferable skills that can be applied to any position.

Take a look below and hit the links to apply.



1. HAT Group – Trainee Accountant – London, Manchester, Lancaster and Bolton

Deadline: 25 May 2017

HAT Group really is one of a kind, recruiting and training talent for Accountancy organisations across the UK. Joining their three-year training scheme will see you taking up a position in such a firm as you gain exposure to the field first-hand. Yet, it doesn’t stop there; you’ll also attend classes, delivered by leading tutors, throughout the year to support your preparation for professional exams, plus receive fully paid study leave too. The approach works: over 88% of HAT trainees pass their exams first time.




2. FDM – Business Consultant – Nationwide

Deadline: 20 January 2018

As the largest grad employer in the UK, FDM launched the careers of over 1,100 consultants in 2016. Their award-winning two-year training programme will offer you the quality, continuous support that you will need to build a solid Consultancy career in the UK’s fastest growing sector: Digital. As their trainee, you’ll start by training in one of their three academies in Leeds, London or Glasgow, before being assigned to one of 180 prestigious clients. Here, you’ll take on exciting projects, develop hands-on experience and benefit from an ongoing FDM Mentoring programme, all of which will help you to complete industry-recognised qualifications.




3. Colas Rail – Technical Programme – Nationwide

Deadline: 18 June 2017

Working on everything from large-scale regenerations of Waterloo Station to major schemes in Morocco, Colas Rail is one of the most successful Railway Infrastructure firms on the planet. This two-year scheme will help you to accrue noteworthy achievements of your own, as you take on placements across the business and learn all you need to achieve Chartered Engineer status in a discipline of your choice, from Electrical to Civil Engineering. Yet it won’t be all work; organised events such as charity bike rides and in-house football tournaments, as well as more informal socialising day-to-day, means you’ll be able to strike the perfect balance between work and leisure.




4. Murray McIntosh – Trainee Recruitment Consultant – Reading

Deadline: 16 January 2018

A relatively new player in the game, Murray McIntosh launched in 2015 with the belief that Recruitment should be about individual empowerment, not just making placements. This theory influences the way they act as an employer themselves today, and they take pride in their investment in their team. As one of them, you’ll be given in-house support, access to external courses and clear career goals from the outset, plus their accreditation with the Institute of Recruitment Professionals means they’ll be well placed to support you to gain formal professional qualifications too. Throw in unrivalled rewards (think tickets to big sporting events and trips to Las Vegas) and this is one very attractive prospect.




5. NMPi – Graduate Account Executive – London

Deadline: 6 June 2017

With over 10 years of experience, award-winning Digital Marketing agency NMPi has established a reputation for building the online presence of some of our best-known brands: Jack Wills, Lipsy and Accessorize – just to name drop a few. In this role, it will be up to you to run Digital Marketing campaigns for big name brands like these, discussing strategies with clients and trading tips with other professionals to ensure each is a success. Don’t worry if you don't have any knowledge of the field yet; full training is provided and you’ll even have the chance to gain an industry-recognised accreditation too.




6. Smith and Williamson – Private Client Tax Trainee – Guildford

Deadline: 14 September 2017

As an award-winning Financial Services firm operating across multiple sectors, Smith and Williamson is a great choice of employer for anyone looking to progress in Finance. Not only will you be handed practical responsibility from the word go, formal training over three years will ensure you develop the skills needed to become a trusted financial expert. Throw in access to paid study leave and securing your Association of Taxation Technicians and Chartered Taxation Adviser qualifications should be a breeze.




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