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    (Original post by SloaneRanger)
    Making enough money to sustain the lifestyle you want is important, for some people you have advised. They are happy to struggle and live off payday loans i.e Jalebi, but you still need an occupation that pays a decent wage.
    wnba is so ****
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    (Original post by malachitheone)
    The thing is I really don't want to do a lab based job, well not any of the ones I've seen anyway. And the vast majority require IBMS accreditation which I don't have. I did biomed with the intention of going on to medicine and for the moment that looks well out of the question.
    Well if you're going to be fussy about it then of course there are no jobs out there. At the stage of needing your first job you get a job and take all the experience you can from it. Once you've got experience then you can start being more picky about what you do.
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    (Original post by James222)
    Lots of 2:2 grad schemes but too late for 2014 entry
    Search for jobs on company websites not milk round or reed
    I feel this might be the best option too, however I need to work out which companies in particular catch my eye. Rather than just looking down FTSE 250/100 and checking out those companies.


    (Original post by hothedgehog)
    Well if you're going to be fussy about it then of course there are no jobs out there. At the stage of needing your first job you get a job and take all the experience you can from it. Once you've got experience then you can start being more picky about what you do.
    I would hardly say that I'm being fussy, I simply do not want a laboratory job. It never appealed to me before, and whilst I enjoyed a very select few practicals during uni I know I would dread to come in each day if it was my job.
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    Also, minus the debates and whatnot. It does appear then that these jobs are the main graduate roles going with the exception of the schemes.

    If not graduate jobs what are other prospective things that can be applied to? I seriously do not see very many jobs, which are classed as 'entry-level' or for people without experience, advertised.
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    (Original post by malachitheone)
    Also, minus the debates and whatnot. It does appear then that these jobs are the main graduate roles going with the exception of the schemes.

    If not graduate jobs what are other prospective things that can be applied to? I seriously do not see very many jobs, which are classed as 'entry-level' or for people without experience, advertised.
    try searching for jobs that begin with Assistant or Junior
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    I'm finding myself in a similar situation. I've graduated with a 2:1 in Psychology. But all I can seem to find are sales and recruitment style jobs. Especially at this time of year, when most hospitality and retail graduate jobs I want to apply for are no longer taking applications. I've looked through all the usual job sites, direct.gov, and even signed up to graduate agencies.
    I originally wanted to study to become an educational psychologist. I need to work as either a teaching assistant or assistant psychologist, but its very difficult to get a job in either because you need a qualification now for the former.
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    (Original post by o-glez)
    I'm finding myself in a similar situation. I've graduated with a 2:1 in Psychology. But all I can seem to find are sales and recruitment style jobs. Especially at this time of year, when most hospitality and retail graduate jobs I want to apply for are no longer taking applications. I've looked through all the usual job sites, direct.gov, and even signed up to graduate agencies.
    I originally wanted to study to become an educational psychologist. I need to work as either a teaching assistant or assistant psychologist, but its very difficult to get a job in either because you need a qualification now for the former.
    Is that the PGCE you're referring to? If it's what you really want to do for the prerequisite to become an educational psychologist then stick at it! Never know, you may end up enjoying it so much that you wish to take up teaching full time
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    (Original post by malachitheone)
    Is that the PGCE you're referring to? If it's what you really want to do for the prerequisite to become an educational psychologist then stick at it! Never know, you may end up enjoying it so much that you wish to take up teaching full time
    No, its a doctorate of educational psychology. Its a 3year funded course. It just seems a little frustrating having to potentially to pay to get on another course to get a teaching assistant job.
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    (Original post by o-glez)
    No, its a doctorate of educational psychology. Its a 3year funded course. It just seems a little frustrating having to potentially to pay to get on another course to get a teaching assistant job.
    I totally understand the frustration. In my eyes throughout the entirety of the education process and the first year or two after finishing you're made to jump through a ridiculous number of hoops - many of which are simply there as a money making scheme for some company.
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    (Original post by o-glez)
    No, its a doctorate of educational psychology. Its a 3year funded course. It just seems a little frustrating having to potentially to pay to get on another course to get a teaching assistant job.
    Traditional full-time teaching assistant jobs are like gold-dust and that's why you won't get near one without a teaching assistant qualification. But you don't need the qualification. If you go via an agency they just look for competent graduates with a bit of experience with young people (volunteering, Scouts etc). They'll find you some temporary assignments and as long as you're competent and friendly one school or the other will usually eventually keep you on for a few weeks or a few months, either leading to a job there or at least giving you the experience you need to get one of the gold-dust jobs. Just apply to any of the ads that these agencies constantly churn out on Reed etc. Yes the ads look a bit spammy but I worked in one of these consultancies and we were a) genuinely desperate for good eager graduates looking to be teachers, ed psychs etc. and b) did get lots of graduates teaching assistant work!
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    A degree can be a false promise nowadays we are told oh dont worry get a degree you will get a good job, house, bla bla bla everything will be fine but the reality is so much different. Experience will always triumph
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    (Original post by malachitheone)
    I had seen these, training contracts starting from 2016. However I don't understand why they always start in 2 years time
    Because in that time you'd be doing the GDL and LPC. As it stands, you are completely unsuited and unqualified to start a training contract at present
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    I think its something a lot of recent psychology graduates are finding a lot of frustration with. We're told about all these great careers in psychology that are available (clinical, educational, occupational) and that they all basically require some form of work experience. What they don't tell us is that most of the jobs we must gain that work experience in (I.e support worker, teaching assistant etc) require some of form of training. That's really frustrating to be decieved like that. Maybe deceived is a strong word but that's how I feel. So I'm applying for retail, hospitality and recruitment style graduate jobs/schemes. That's not a bad thing...they're all things I'd enjoy and have experience in. Its just having to explain why I'm not contuniuing with psychology which I don't like.
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    Yeah, I too had to constantly explain why I didn't want to pursue a lab based job having done a science degree
 
 
 
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