7 graduate jobs that you can apply for with no experience

Amy O'Neill

It’s a classic conundrum: to get a job you need work experience but to get experience you need a job...

During the recent pandemic, we know that work experience has been much harder to come by, with placements being cancelled and part-time work thinner on the ground. In light of this, we’ve picked out several 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. Spencer Ogden - Trainee Recruitment Consultant

  • Where: Glasgow
  • Salary: £22,500 - 40,000 OTE
  • Deadline: ASAP

Spencer Ogden are looking for motivated and highly competitive individuals to join their Glasgow team as Trainee Recruitment Consultants. The role is more about your passion and potential than any specific qualification, so having previous experience isn't essential. All Spencer Ogden ask of you is to have a bachelor's degree, have an entrepreneurial mindset, and hold permanent working rights in the UK at the time of your application. If you tick those boxes, don't miss the opportunity to join this global company. 

Apply here


2. James Jones - Trainee Manager

  • Where: Scotland and North England
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Deadline: 10 March 2022

 As a Trainee Manager with James Jones, you'll get the chance to experience all parts of the business and be involved in a variety of projects. The Trainee Management Programme will commence with a very hands-on experience to understand and learn the essential operations of the business and gradually move you through a process that takes you to understand the business, the key relationships and the skills and tools required to be a manager. You don't need any formal experience, since the role is designed to help you build the skills you need to feel confident in your new position. 

Apply here


3. Invasion Camp - Sales Associate

  • Where: Manchester
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Deadline: ASAP

Invasion Camp is looking for Sales Associates to join their team in Manchester. While experience working in sales is listed as a bonus, don't be put off from applying if you don't have these skills - since Invasion Camp will provide you with extensive training before you start your new role. most importantly, they're looking for individuals that are passionate about travel and have fantastic people skills.

Apply here


4. HAT Group - Graduate Trainee Accountant

  • Where: London
  • Salary: £28,000 - £29,000
  • Deadline: ASAP

HAT Group's ACA training programme gives graduates the opportunity to launch their careers in the finance sector. From day one you'll receive dedicated training and support as you find your feet in the role. Training with a smaller firm means you won't spend months on one section of the same audit. You will soon be responsible for completing a whole range of assignments including accountancy, audit and giving business advice to a wide variety of clients. Their level of support also means they're open to candidates with no previous experience, as long as you have a 2.1 degree in any discipline. 

Apply here


5. BAE Systems - HR Officer

  • Where: Glasgow, Portsmouth or Barrow
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Deadline: ASAP

You'll need at least a 2:2 degree in any subject to apply for this role, but BAE Systems will provide you with the tools and training required to become a successful HR Officer so no previous work experience is needed. You'll take part in their comprehensive training academy before working with other HR colleagues to deliver resourcing, talent and performance-related activities. This is a fast-paced, challenging graduate programme, but if you give it your all, it'll be extremely rewarding too. 

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6. Ai Core - Data Science Graduate Programme

  • Where: Remote
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Deadline: ASAP

Ai Core is offering an 18-week programme that trains the best graduates in data science, then goes on to get them exciting positions in some of the best names in the business. It doesn't matter if you don't have any experience working in the field, all you need to apply is strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the desire to learn as you go. Ai Core will take you through the fundamentals of Data Science so that you can be ready to explore new opportunities after you graduate.

Apply here


7. Globe Locums - Graduate Healthcare Recruitment Consultant

  • Where: London
  • Salary: £20,000 - £35,000 OTE
  • Deadline: ASAP

Globe Locums are the UK's leading specialist healthcare recruitment agency. Their recruiters have been an integral part of the supply chain during the Covid crisis, helping to staff the NHS frontline with Locums doctors, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals. Now they're looking for ambitious individuals to carry on their important work. You don't need any previous experience in healthcare to join them, just a 2:2 degree or above in any discipline.

Apply here



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