|About Graduate jobs|
|The search for your first graduate job should start some time before graduation unless you are planning on taking a gap year in between, in which case take a look at our Gap / Temp Section. The graduate jobs section will not only help you find the right opportunity in your sector be it finance, marketing, law or any others of interest but also guide you through each stage of the application and interview process until it is out of your hands and up to the recruiter to make his or her decision. You can begin your graduate career via two main ways:
Direct Entry: Joining a company where the specialist skills you may have learnt during your degree can be applied straight away in a specific role with the rest of your training to gain a full qualification coming during your time on the job.
Graduate Training Schemes: Being taken on board a graduate programme that will train you over a one to two year period in a specialist field, not necessarily related to your degree, upon the end of which you may have to sit professional exams to become fully qualified. An example of a graduate career with this type of training scheme is accountancy.
Many employers run fast-track graduate schemes which can provide a broad range of experience and the chance to progress through the business rapidly.
|Graduate Job Search|
|Graduate application forms are often complicated to fill in but are also extremely important documents so should be completed carefully. They are generally designed to highlight your professional experiences and qualifications whilst also providing an insight into your personal attributes. They will require evidence drawn from your academic, social and professional life so that you can actually prove your competence. Application forms provide candidates with a level playing field from which to compete, as all applicants will be required to answer exactly the same questions.|
|Before You Start|
|If you wish to search for graduate vacancies right away then use the Quick Job Search at the top of the page. First select the "Graduate Jobs" category, secondly the county within which you wish to work and finally type in any keywords related to the type of graduate job you are after for example: "marketing, Birmingham"
If you have better knowledge of the graduate employment you are after then use our Advanced Job Search to refine your search criteria to ensure we give you the best job results possible.
The best way to aid your graduate job search is to signup for a graduate jobseeker account. With helpful features such as job alerts - which send you an email with the most suitable graduate vacancies that match your requirements, saved jobs - enabling you to save your favourite vacancies to your job file, application history - so you can keep track of past job applications and the job forum to post issues and get helpful advice from other jobseekers, it is an invaluable tool that will help find you the perfect graduate job.
|For Graduate Vacancies|
|Using our extensive graduate job search facilities on offer we hope that we'll find you the ideal job to match your needs. Our next job is to make sure you give yourself the best chance possible to get that job by giving you some helpful hints and tips when it comes to filling out job applications, constructing CV's and covering letters and presenting yourself correctly when it comes to the interview. We have constructed a number of guides that will provide you with an overview of each of these stages in graduate job hunting in the UK.
CV Advice for Graduate Jobs: To ensure you portray yourself correctly and get across the right information to the recruiter, the layout and content of your CV needs to be spot on. Read through and apply our helpful CV advice to give yourself the best chance possible.
Cover Letter Tips for Graduate Jobs: It can be equally important writing your application cover letter correctly as constructing the perfect CV and it may make the difference between a recruiter deciding to read as far as your CV or not. Read through some of the helpful tips that we have compiled to make this part of the processes more straight forward.
Application Form Hints for Graduate Jobs: There are even ways to make your application form as clear and recruiter friendly as possible. The easier it is for them to see the answers they want, the simpler the decision they have to make.
Interview Tips for Graduate Jobs: How you present yourself and come across in an interview be it for a graduate position or any other employment opportunity can be key to getting the job or not. Even though recruiters from different companies may be looking for different qualities in a candidate, there a few general rules that you will always want to follow
|News & Advice|
|Keeping on top of major developments within the graduate recruitment world is important as new graduate schemes are always opening. This broader knowledge of graduate careers especially in your preferred sector of employment can also come in handy at interviews. Take a look at our Graduate News section for more info. If there are still unanswered questions you need help with, why not ask fellow jobseekers for advice on any queries you may have regarding graduate programmes in the Job Forum
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