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    (Original post by XxKingSniprxX)
    What was the job role?

    I'd be happy with £28-30k/year as a starting salary post graduation in London.


    £35k/year more as a long term goal I'd be happy to live off but gotta do a Masters for it + work experience + element of luck getting the job etc + see myself actually enjoying the job aswell. :sigh:
    I don't get this would be happy thing.. You get paid what you get paid.

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    I earn slightly less than people in industry, however the overall level of salary where I am is so high, that I gladly take a slightly lower salary for the more interesting job. In other places though I would have thought at the least the standard rate. How can you be "happy" with less than standard?
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    I started on 45k last year which I'm pretty happy about! London absolutely eats money though - I could probably have the same disposable income as someone on less than 30 elsewhere in the country.
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    (Original post by Dewsy)
    I started on 45k last year which I'm pretty happy about! London absolutely eats money though - I could probably have the same disposable income as someone on less than 30 elsewhere in the country.
    MC firm?

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    MC firm?

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    Yeah
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    (Original post by Dewsy)
    Yeah
    Fair, congrats How's the workload been, manageable?

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Fair, congrats How's the workload been, manageable?

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    I have genuinely really enjoyed it so far. Days can be long (On average, leaving 7:30-8ish is a good day - to those infamous 4am finishes working on a Saturday/Sunday) but I love the work and wouldn't swap it for anything. Coming to the end of my 2nd seat and have been in 2 of the busier groups, but on the whole enjoyed it all because the work has been pretty good.*
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    I rejected a job at the well respected company that I did my placement year at, as the salary was £22k.

    Ideally, I wouldn't take anything less than £25k. After my Masters course I wouldn't be happy with anything under £28k however, I have loans to pay off so I would take anything I can get for a year or two .
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    I've just started my first grad role earning £17,000 which is actually at the upper end of whats typical for the kind of role.
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    (Original post by Saliency)
    I rejected a job at the well respected company that I did my placement year at, as the salary was £22k.

    Ideally I wouldn't take anything less than £25k. After my Masters course I wouldn't be happy with anything under £28k however, I have loans to pay off so I would take anything I can get for a year or two .
    The starting salary can be misleading. Sometimes a job can have a low starting salary but can lead to better salaries and opportunities later on (e.g. audit) and sometimes a job may have a great starting salary but the salary progression won't be as good. So it's wise to not focus too much on salary but on the opportunities that a firm and the role can offer you in the future.
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    (Original post by Dewsy)
    I have genuinely really enjoyed it so far. Days can be long (On average, leaving 7:30-8ish is a good day - to those infamous 4am finishes working on a Saturday/Sunday) but I love the work and wouldn't swap it for anything. Coming to the end of my 2nd seat and have been in 2 of the busier groups, but on the whole enjoyed it all because the work has been pretty good.*
    Awesome, sounds like you found a great fit

    Are you planning on doing a secondment?

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    or everything. I'm not concerned.
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    Anywhere above 35-40k a year in London would be absolutely ideal. If not, 30k+.
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    (Original post by JohnGreek)
    Anywhere above 35-40k a year in London would be absolutely ideal. If not, 30k+.
    Doing?

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    £30000 a year
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    £50k
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    (Original post by WBZ144)
    £30-40k, and that's because I'll be a Masters graduate soon.
    What yeh study?
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    Its sad reading this thread because most of you will have your unrealistic expectations shattered within the next few years. To the minority that make it, fair play!
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    (Original post by plasmaman)
    Its sad reading this thread because most of you will have your unrealistic expectations shattered within the next few years. To the minority that make it, fair play!
    Always a token response like this on these threads.

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    Getting a graduate job would make me immensely happy regardless of salary. It's a starting point and once you get your foot in the door and get some experience you can hopefully move up from there.
 
 
 
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