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9 graduate jobs that offer career progression

Want to climb the career ladder? 

A recent GradTouch survey with over 5,000 graduates revealed that the opportunity for career progression in a job is more important to graduates than many other factors, including company culture, job location and even the industry the job is in. 

If you're one of the many graduates looking for a job that lets you work your way to the top, these opportunities do just that, and you can apply for them now. 


1. Explore Learning - Assistant Director 

  • Where: Nationwide
  • Salary: £23,000 - £26,500 (plus bonus potential) 
  • When to apply: ASAP 

75% of Explore Learning's Head Office team started out as Assistant Directors or Tutors, so there's every chance your career trajectory could look very similar. As an Assistant Director at this leading tuition centre, you'll act as an ambassador for the business on a sales and marketing front but also have a direct impact on the students learning, nurturing their skills and attitudes every day. 



2. Spencer Ogden - Trainee Recruitment Consultant 

  • Where: London 
  • Salary: £22,500 
  • When to apply: 30 Nov 2020

Spencer Odgen will give you the tools and training to progress your career and take control of your success and earnings. The company prefer to promote internally so if you prove yourself, the opportunities for progression are endless. Plus with 3pm finishes on Friday, incentive lunches and other perks, it's not a job to be missed.




3. Invasion Camp Group - Camp China Operations Manager 

  • Where: Manchester
  • Salary: Competitive 
  • When to apply: ASAP 

If you're fluent in Mandarin and have lived in China, Invasion Camp Group want you to bring your expertise to this role as a Camp China Operations Manager. You'll maintain relationships with brands, help them achieve their objectives and ensure that Camp China operations run smoothly. Plus, if you go the extra mile, there's room for progression and flexibility for travel. 




4. Hanson Wade - Junior Researcher 

  • Where: London
  • Salary: Competitive
  • When to apply: ASAP 

As a Junior Researcher at Hanson Wade you'll be responsible for curating data and intelligence for cutting edge therapeutics to ensure that Beacon data, which is highly regarded by the world's biggest drugs developers including Astra Zeneca, is comprehensive, robust and up-to-date. There will be plenty of opportunities for career progression in this role, as well as other great benefits including overseas travel. 




5. Kubrick Group - Data Transformation Consultant

  • Where: London
  • Salary: £32,000 - £40,000
  • When to apply: ASAP

Data Transformation Consultants are in very high demand, so you can be sure that training with Kubrick will open a lot of doors to future career opportunities. You'll receive unrivalled industry specific training at Kubrick's London Centre, where you'll work on a range of consulting assignments with some of the best businesses in the world. Plus, you'll earn a very competitive salary from day one. 




6. Tempest Resourcing - Graduate Recruitment Consultant 

  • Where: Bank, London 
  • Salary: £20,000 - £22,000 + commission 
  • When to apply: ASAP 

Tempest Resourcing pride themselves in offering genuine career progression for their consultants. Not only have some employees who started in entry-level positions progressed up to Director roles in only 5 years, but 80% of Tempest's management team started as trainees. If a long-term career path in recruitment is what you're looking for, Tempest Resourcing have it all. 




7. Softcat - Sales Executive 

  • Where: Nationwide 
  • Salary: £25,000 + uncapped commission 
  • When to apply: ASAP

Softcat are a well-respected graduate employer, partly because they offer both financial and progression-related incentives if you prove yourself as a Sales Executive. According to Softcat, the more you put in, the more you get out; great performance is always recognised and rewarded. Ready to start your sales career? Click below to find out more. 




8. The Acorn Group - Trainee Estate Agent 

  • Where: South East London 
  • Salary: Competitive 
  • When to apply: ASAP 

As a graduate at The Acorn Group, you'll enter a fast track programme that helps you reach your full potential and secure Management roles quickly. 90% of the management team at The Acorn Group began their career in property at the company, so if you're interested in progressing to the highest level of a business, this role is perfect for you.  




9. NMPi - Graduate Account Executive - Digital Marketing

  • Where: London 
  • Salary: £22,000 + bonus 
  • When to apply: ASAP

You'll be at the forefront of an expanding sector as a Graduate Account Executive at NMPi, so there's plenty of opportunity to accelerate your career as the industry grows. As well as the opportunity to progress, NMPi offer some great employee perks including flexible working, gym memberships and company lunches. If you want to join the fastest growing channel in digital marketing, apply now.