Top tips for applying to a graduate program
So, you want to work at one of the UK’s top companies? In that case you’ll need to apply for a graduate program, a full time job that gives you experience of all areas of a company. These are typically two-year positions and are paid, on average, about £30,000 per annum. Competition is fierce – particularly for positions in London – so you’ll need to put your best foot forward. Ayesha Goyal, the founder of LeapBeyond, a one stop employability hub for international students in the UK, shares her top tips for landing a place on a program.
Turn an internship into a job
Internships are becoming increasingly necessary if you want to show a future employer your skills, qualities and ability to work in the real world. And there are two objectives you should have when entering an internship. The first one should be to try and bag a job and secondly, if that cannot happen for whatever reason, to walk away with a killer reference.
Whether you are in your first year of studying or have graduated you need to include internships into your career development plans. For this you need to understand what it will take for you to prove yourself to a future employer.
Six easy steps to a great graduate CV
The scary truth is that most employers make up their mind about you after a 20 second scan of your CV. You need to ensure that your CV is up-to-scratch and showcases the skills and experience the company needs. Here are six vital steps to preparing the perfect CV courtesy of the London Graduate Fair organised by CoSector, University of London.