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

Lara Billington
Content Marketing Executive

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. Here's just a small sample of employers looking for 2:2 grads: 


1. Lidl - Logistics Graduate Management Programme

  • Where: Nationwide
  • Salary: £37,000
  • When to apply: ASAP

Over this two-year programme at Lidl you'll work hands-on across every area of the logistics operation, developing your knowledge, soft skills and leadership style. You'll gain responsibility from day one and by year two will take on the role of Store Manager, leading a team of your own to success. As well as having a 2:2 degree, Lidl want adaptable, determined and confident graduates to join their business. Is that you? 


Fraser's Group don't care about where you've come from, so much so that you don't even need a degree at all to apply for a place on their Design Programme. You'll have a range of responsibilities from researching new products to being involved in product development. If you take pride in your work and have a commercial mind, apply now. 



As long you've got a degree in a relevant discipline, PA Consulting don't ask for it to be of a particular grade. On this Business Transformation Graduate Scheme you'll gain a vital understanding of how large-scale programmes are delivered, how change is managed, how operating models are formed and more. Join this consultancy of over 3,200 specialists and it'll be the start of a long, successful career. 


Bakkavor are one of the largest players in the fresh prepared food manufacturing industry. Join them on this Product Development Programme and you'll work across two different locations on idea generation, recipe development, product trials and launches. On top of a very respectable starting salary of £27,000, you'll also receive a £1k signing on bonus, a pay rise in year two and plenty more benefits. 


If you're a natural communicator who's competitive, motivated by targets and highly ambitious, this role as a Sales Executive with the Tempo team will be right up your street. Your degree grade is less important to Tempo, what's more essential is that you can speak fluent German for this role, because you'll be delivering new leads and closing sales in the German market.



Ranked in the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, Globe Locums are a young, vibrant company where grads can thrive and grow. As a Trainee Healthcare Nursing Recruitment Consultant you'll help support the UK's healthcare system by matching talented candidates companies all across the sector. This takes ambition, resourcefulness and a desire to work in a fast-paced environment. If you tick the boxes, apply now. 



Want to launch a Marketing career in London? This role as a Graduate Account Executive at The Media People is a great place to start. Working with a range of clients, you'll develop Google and Facebook campaign proposals and analyse and report on client campaigns, receiving extensive training so you're up to speed in no time. All you need is to have a passion for digital advertising. 



Wish you did a year abroad? Or want to do another? EFL are looking for adventurous graduates to teach English in China. You might be the teacher, but you yourself will be learning every day, from practical skills in the classroom to having the opportunity further your skills through a world-class teacher development program allowing you to move into more senior positions within EF.