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So I was just wondering once you graduate and you work hard for your 2:1 maybe even a first, do employers look at your A levels and still judge you on that? I can’t wait to start uni in September however I fear my A levels may hold me back once I graduate. Do employers care? Thank you for any help given !!
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(Original post by louisee88)
So I was just wondering once you graduate and you work hard for your 2:1 maybe even a first, do employers look at your A levels and still judge you on that? I can’t wait to start uni in September however I fear my A levels may hold me back once I graduate. Do employers care? Thank you for any help given !!
A few employers care in a few very competitive sectors. Mostly they don't.
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Some employers in some sectors do. Not the majority and it’s becoming very much less common.
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Nah, my A levels are pretty sub-par. Hasn’t held me back 😊 working a pretty decent job in the city now.
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(Original post by louisee88)
So I was just wondering once you graduate and you work hard for your 2:1 maybe even a first, do employers look at your A levels and still judge you on that? I can’t wait to start uni in September however I fear my A levels may hold me back once I graduate. Do employers care? Thank you for any help given !!
In the majority of sectors work experience and well written applications followed up with strong interview performance matter far more.
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(Original post by louisee88)
So I was just wondering once you graduate and you work hard for your 2:1 maybe even a first, do employers look at your A levels and still judge you on that? I can’t wait to start uni in September however I fear my A levels may hold me back once I graduate. Do employers care? Thank you for any help given !!
Some grad schemes use A-levels as a filter, and some competitive employers will look at A-levels too. If you go into education, your A-levels may also be relevant.

But for most jobs, your A-levels won't matter. It doesn't sound like you have much work experience though? A lack of work experience is more likely to be a problem than poor A-levels.
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Some grad schemes use A-levels as a filter, and some competitive employers will look at A-levels too. If you go into education, your A-levels may also be relevant.

But for most jobs, your A-levels won't matter. It doesn't sound like you have much work experience though? A lack of work experience is more likely to be a problem than poor A-levels.
Can’t really have work experience if I haven’t started uni yet? Going to try and get all the experience I can get when I move though
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Can’t really have work experience if I haven’t started uni yet? Going to try and get all the experience I can get when I move though
Your post doesn't specify how old you are or what stage of your education you're at. Although FWIW, a lot of people will have some kind of work experience on their CV already.
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for some grad jobs, yes. for most, no.
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