Entry level graduate jobs are an ideal springboard onto your chosen career path, or if you haven’t decided what that is yet, provide great transferable skills and experience for when you do.
Finding a company that offers a grad scheme can be a great place to start, as you can gain experience across different departments. But make sure you don’t miss out, as jobs for a September start are often advertised early, from March onwards.
To give you an idea of the fantastic job opportunities out there, we’ve put together some of the top entry level graduate jobs:
1) Marketing Assistant
Marketing is a great career path to get onto. It’s fast paced and no two days are ever the same. This role would particularly suit someone with a marketing or English degree; you’ll get to use your writing skills, creativity and work on exciting projects.
There are plenty of avenues you can explore, with opportunities to work for a marketing agency, your favourite brand, or even a charity. If that wasn’t enough of a draw, as a marketing director you can expect to earn £80k on average.
2) Sales Executive
Going into sales offers great job security. There are always plenty of roles available, as sales are crucial to a business’ success. There is room for personal growth and a clear progression into management positions.
With many target-based incentives, it can be a good way of making some extra money on top of your regular salary. You’ll also be able to communicate with confidence and gain lots of problem-solving experience, which are transferable into any role.
3) Junior Analyst
Investment banking can be one of the most lucrative sectors to get into. By starting in a graduate role, you can work your way up to being a top earner. You’ll find plenty of roles in the sector, with many offering graduate schemes and comprehensive training.
As a junior analyst you’ll have strong numerical skills, be able to work under pressure and multi-task to meet deadlines – and of course, have an analytical mind.
4) Computer Programmer
Computer programming is a future-proof sector to get into, as these skills are in high demand and will continue to be, as technology advances.
As an entry level computer programmer you will gain a wide range of knowledge from being able to write code, automate processes and debug software. It’s a booming industry, so there will always be opportunities for growth and regular training to keep up to date with advancements.
Becoming a programmer will help to develop critical thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. There is also the option to work flexibly as a freelancer, working on projects for several different companies, or for a specific company.
5) Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)
Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs, as you will support and inspire future generations. So if you have good communication skills and are keen to do a postgraduate course, then teaching could be just the thing for you!
You can become an expert in your field and teach a specialist subject, or experience the whole curriculum at primary level. You’ll find there are plenty of opportunities for career progression and competitive salaries.
If you would like support choosing the best course for your chosen career path, please contact our friendly advisors on +44 (0)23 9283 9210.