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10 graduate jobs that offer career progression

Finding a grad job you enjoy is one thing, but finding a job that's enjoyable and offers career progression is another. 

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 climb up the career ladder, these opportunities do just that, and you can apply for them now. 


1. Square Up Media - Account Manager 

  • Where: Clapham, London 
  • Salary: £23,000 + commission 
  • When to apply: ASAP 

Not only will you be joining an entrepreneurial, innovative and creative team at Square Up Media, but 75% of the team, including the Directors, started their career in entry-level positions. Plus, there's constant opportunity to learn from others and progress your skills, as no matter what role you play in the company, everyone is encouraged to share their ideas and get involved with projects. 




2. Spencer Ogden - Trainee Recruitment Consultant 

  • Where: London 
  • Salary: £22,500 
  • When to apply: 30 Jun 2019

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 - Marketing Executive 

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

You'll be thrown into the deep end in this role at Invasion Camp Group, but this will allow you to take on more responsibility and gain experience quickly. Your responsibilities will include developing creative marketing strategies for up to 10 brands, posting social media content and if you go the extra mile, there's room for progression and flexibility for travel. 




4. Octopus Energy - Graduate Customer Operations Specialist 

  • Where: Shoreham
  • Salary: £20,000 
  • When to apply: ASAP 

In this start up environment you'll gain responsibility from the word go. If you work hard and demonstrate excellent customer service, you'll be rewarded in the form of progression into leadership roles, or moving to other areas of the business that interest you. Sound good? Find out more below. 




5. Foxtons - Move Consultant 

  • Where: London & Surrey 
  • Salary: Competitive 
  • When to apply: 28 Jun 2019 

As a Move Consultant at Foxtons you'll work in a lively environment where you're encouraged to treat the area of the business you work in like it's your own. The company are keen to keep promotions internal, so there's opportunity to climb the career ladder and even run your own division in future. If you want to be a part of one of the UK's most dynamic industries, apply now. 




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 - £32,000 
  • When to apply: 22 Jul 2019 

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. McDonald's - Trainee Manager 

  • Where: Nationwide
  • Salary: £22,000 
  • When to apply: ASAP 

As a Trainee Manager at this global brand, you'll enter a scheme that's designed for you to reach the top. You'll start on the shop floor learning how the operational business works, before being promoted to managerial roles and potentially even gaining a position in HQ. There's many reasons why McDonald's has been voted as a Times Top 100 Graduate Employer, and the career prospects available is one of them. 




10. 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.