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    I'm gonna apply for a couple grad schemes, think I can get onto one hopefully. Lloyds have a good grad scheme going but I need to research a bit more into that role.
    Seriously man, Lloyds are crazy good.
    My sister works fairly high up for them in the Leeds branch.
    You know the people who businesses ring to get loans?
    She basically manages those people.

    She got BCD in her a-levels, got a temp job with lloyds and now she earns nearly as much as my father.

    Essentially, she didn't even do that well in education but she persevered and now she has a great career and will only get paid more and more.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Mans unemployed bruv

    Get an internship and get connections. If you know a guy who knows a guy become best friends with them.

    No worries bro. I'm in the same position the company are moving office so they got rid of me :lol:

    I'm gonna apply for a couple grad schemes, think I can get onto one hopefully. Lloyds have a good grad scheme going but I need to research a bit more into that role.
    My friend used to work for Lloyd's and she absolutely hated it. Not sure if it was issues with the job or that specific branch. Maybe their grad scheme is different though.

    I've got enough money for 2 months rent/bills/living expenses, plus my family usually give me some money for Christmas. I've now got relevant experience on my CV too, so I'm not worried. I wasn't planning to stay in that job long term anyway tbh.

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    My friend used to work for Lloyd's and she absolutely hated it. Not sure if it was issues with the job or that specific branch. Maybe their grad scheme is different though.

    I've got enough money for 2 months rent/bills/living expenses, plus my family usually give me some money for Christmas. I've now got relevant experience on my CV too, so I'm not worried. I wasn't planning to stay in that job long term anyway tbh.

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    Same boat as me, but you're not living at home which is the only difference.

    You must be living up north if you've got enough for that. Over here you'll need about 1200 for 2 months if you're renting.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    Don't post your votes in here guys its supposed to be private

    Gonna start it next week I think
    Private is no fun. I want to know who voted for me. And people want to know who Eboracum voted for.

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    Back on the unemployment scrapheap as well, my department is getting a lot of changes in the new year so they just let all the temps go. Sigh.
    I'm sorry man. You want to get cracking with things to try to make your life better. Don't sit in feeling sorry for yourself. You can do it SR! Man it seems depressing post-graduation. I guess there's a feeling of grass is always greener. I'm a bit fed up of uni work and am waiting to finish, but equally it sounds as if post-uni life is just as bad.
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    Seriously man, Lloyds are crazy good.
    My sister works fairly high up for them in the Leeds branch.
    You know the people who businesses ring to get loans?
    She basically manages those people.

    She got BCD in her a-levels, got a temp job with lloyds and now she earns nearly as much as my father.

    Essentially, she didn't even do that well in education but she persevered and now she has a great career and will only get paid more and more.
    Which branch, I'll go see her sometime


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    (Original post by Eboracum)
    I'm sorry man. You want to get cracking with things to try to make your life better. Don't sit in feeling sorry for yourself. You can do it SR! Man it seems depressing post-graduation. I guess there's a feeling of grass is always greener. I'm a bit fed up of uni work and am waiting to finish, but equally it sounds as if post-uni life is just as bad.
    I was warned that the first 6 months after graduating is really **** and it's been horrible so far, i'm not gonna lie. At least i'm still living where I went to uni so i've had some sort of continuity. I can only imagine what it's like for those who've had to move back home.


    (Original post by jam277)
    Same boat as me, but you're not living at home which is the only difference.

    You must be living up north if you've got enough for that. Over here you'll need about 1200 for 2 months if you're renting.
    Nope, I live near London. I'm in a house share with 3 of my mates though, so my rent is only £280 p/m. Private landlord ftw.
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    Did you guys start applying at start of final uni year?


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    Nope, I live near London. I'm in a house share with 3 of my mates though, so my rent is only £280 p/m. Private landlord ftw.
    That's sick man.

    I assume you want to work in london?

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    Did you guys start applying at start of final uni year?


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    No, which is why I'm in this position tbh.

    No idea what I wanted to do.
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    (Original post by sr90)
    I was warned that the first 6 months after graduating is really **** and it's been horrible so far, i'm not gonna lie. At least i'm still living where I went to uni so i've had some sort of continuity. I can only imagine what it's like for those who've had to move back home.

    Nope, I live near London. I'm in a house share with 3 of my mates though, so my rent is only £280 p/m. Private landlord ftw.
    It's strange because I'd rather move back home tbh. I love my home town and the people in it. Ideally of course I'd be moving to London (or somewhere commutable) with mates for a job or postgrad.

    Do you commute to London everyday?
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    (Original post by jam277)
    No, which is why I'm in this position tbh.

    No idea what I wanted to do.
    Jammy. So you didn't apply for any grad jobs in your final year? Yeah my mate is in the same position. But tbh, grad schemes are really time consuming. I've applied to 7 and have had 6 rejections and I'm pretty exhausted. I'll do 1-2 more at most, and if not, **** it, I'll wait till graduation. Haven't had time to start my dissertation yet either, hell of a lot of work to do over Christmas.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    That's sick man.

    I assume you want to work in london?


    No, which is why I'm in this position tbh.

    No idea what I wanted to do.
    **** knows man. I'm considering it, along with moving back up north, need to see what jobs are out there first though as i'm still not 100% sure what I want to do. I'm not doing retail again that's for sure, especially at this time of year.

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    Did you guys start applying at start of final uni year?


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    I don't know anyone who went for grad schemes tbh.

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    Jammy. So you didn't apply for any grad jobs in your final year? Yeah my mate is in the same position. But tbh, grad schemes are really time consuming. I've applied to 7 and have had 6 rejections and I'm pretty exhausted. I'll do 1-2 more at most, and if not, **** it, I'll wait till graduation. Haven't had time to start my dissertation yet either, hell of a lot of work to do over Christmas.
    Dissertation is overrated tbh, if it's not due in until Easter you will be fine. Research is a major PITA but once you actually sit down and start writing the thing it doesn't take very long. It's just 4 essays that lead on from one another. Your supervisor will basically tell you what to write anyway, at least mine did! I was absolutely dreading mine and put it off for ages but once I sat down and got to work it really wasn't that hard.
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    **** knows man. I'm considering it, along with moving back up north, need to see what jobs are out there first though as i'm still not 100% sure what I want to do. I'm not doing retail again that's for sure, especially at this time of year.
    Do you currently work on a shop floor or on a telephone? I guess you just need to have a think and decide what you want man, then just be assertive and go for it all out.

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    I don't know anyone who went for grad schemes tbh.
    Quite a contrast man. Pretty much every single person I know on my uni is applying for grad schemes. People are starting to get phone interviews/assessment days now and it's only November. I've got a Skype interview tomorrow. But to be honest, I'm not sure I want to work, I'm dreaming of a Masters and a PHD.

    (Original post by sr90)
    Dissertation is overrated tbh, if it's not due in until Easter you will be fine. Research is a major PITA but once you actually sit down and start writing the thing it doesn't take very long. It's just 4 essays that lead on from one another. Your supervisor will basically tell you what to write anyway, at least mine did! I was absolutely dreading mine and put it off for ages but once I sat down and got to work it really wasn't that hard.
    I find this very interesting. Yeah. Basically I have two 3,000 word essays due on 5th Jan, just doing the essay plans for them now, once I get feedback I will start, but I want these banged out well before Christmas so I can start dissertation. When did you start writing? How many references did you have? How long did it take? I'm worried I'm out of my depth.
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    I don't know anyone who went for grad schemes tbh.
    Is this due to a lack of direction from uni or something? My brothers at York final year and they are essentially forced to have started applying for jobs at start of this year.

    As I type this news comes in about Blind. 6 months out. ****.




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    (Original post by Eboracum)
    Jammy. So you didn't apply for any grad jobs in your final year? Yeah my mate is in the same position. But tbh, grad schemes are really time consuming. I've applied to 7 and have had 6 rejections and I'm pretty exhausted. I'll do 1-2 more at most, and if not, **** it, I'll wait till graduation. Haven't had time to start my dissertation yet either, hell of a lot of work to do over Christmas.
    Na, I was going to do a masters originally but messed it up, I wasn't really in the correct frame of mind if I was being honest, lost a **** load of drive which tbh was like that since I finished year 12.

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    **** knows man. I'm considering it, along with moving back up north, need to see what jobs are out there first though as i'm still not 100% sure what I want to do. I'm not doing retail again that's for sure, especially at this time of year.
    It's probably easiest for you to go to london, more graduate level jobs to do, and general jobs as well. Tbh I'd say live around outskirts of london and get a city job in the central, you'll have a cheap housing situation and can go into the City to do work.
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    (Original post by jam277)
    Na, I was going to do a masters originally but messed it up, I wasn't really in the correct frame of mind if I was being honest, lost a **** load of drive which tbh was like that since I finished year 12.

    It's probably easiest for you to go to london, more graduate level jobs to do, and general jobs as well. Tbh I'd say live around outskirts of london and get a city job in the central, you'll have a cheap housing situation and can go into the City to do work.
    Yeah. Don't worry, I don't have that much drive. Like in Second Year I'd written 800 words out of 3000 by 7PM the night before it was due. I"m quite lazy and I just do enough to get by sometimes, but it's like I want the status of these unis and these degrees. Would you say you were best in first year?

    Yeah, the opportunities in London are incredible. 6 out of the 7 grad schemes I applied for were based in London. Place to be tbh. Out of interest Jammy, do you make it to Stamford Bridge often? Or is it a case of a cash flow problem?
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    Is this due to a lack of direction from uni or something? My brothers at York final year and they are essentially forced to have started applying for jobs at start of this year.
    What does your bro study?

    Yeah, unis like that ram it down your throat man. You basically get graduate employers visiting on campus all the time, doing talks, giving out freebees, it's like an atmosphere where if you are not applying you start to worry. And you get sucked in. I've been at talks for things I had no interest in doing what so ever, but I just felt I ought to be there. I guess everyone around you is doing it and it just leads to a domino effect.
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    What does your bro study?

    Yeah, unis like that ram it down your throat man. You basically get graduate employers visiting on campus all the time, doing talks, giving out freebees, it's like an atmosphere where if you are not applying you start to worry. And you get sucked in. I've been at talks for things I had no interest in doing what so ever, but I just felt I ought to be there. I guess everyone around you is doing it and it just leads to a domino effect.
    He's doing ABFM.

    Yeah he says that haha, constant graduate fairs and the like. Said there's someone coming from (Deloitte I think) and you have 10 mins to basically ask them anything about the process. Uni's like that really do give you a leg up, you're in good hands Ebo haha.


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    Yeah. Don't worry, I don't have that much drive. Like in Second Year I'd written 800 words out of 3000 by 7PM the night before it was due. I"m quite lazy and I just do enough to get by sometimes, but it's like I want the status of these unis and these degrees. Would you say you were best in first year?

    Yeah, the opportunities in London are incredible. 6 out of the 7 grad schemes I applied for were based in London. Place to be tbh. Out of interest Jammy, do you make it to Stamford Bridge often? Or is it a case of a cash flow problem?
    Yeah, I was probably best at uni in first year. But that's because a lot of the modules had chemistry and maths based, when it got to straight biology I struggled as it involved hard work and memory. When I actually worked hard for modules in my final two years I got good marks so I think every grade I got was deserved.

    Yup London is where it's at atm. I don't make it often because of cash, hopefully over time I will though. Want to live in the centre of london or west london in the future. Not much potential around here and I like to surround myself with high potential individuals, although my place will be gentrified sooner rather than later so if I stick around I will be there to witness it like with Shoreditch etc. Although with the current improvements it's still nowhere near that of west london.
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    (Original post by IceJJFish(II))
    He's doing ABFM.

    Yeah he says that haha, constant graduate fairs and the like. Said there's someone coming from (Deloitte I think) and you have 10 mins to basically ask them anything about the process. Uni's like that really do give you a leg up, you're in good hands Ebo haha.
    Your brother goes to what is known as a "target university". You'll get magic circle law firms, top investment banks, big four accountancy firms and a whole host of others regularly doing talks, presentations and networking events. It makes life easy because everyday your brother will get emails about employers on campus doing this that and the other, and you can't help but turn up. Every now and again those employers will meet someone at an event and just fast track them through the process. And generally at those sorts of universities everyone wants to work for the above, so it makes it easy for them.

    You at the same university as him?
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    (Original post by Eboracum)
    Your brother goes to what is known as a "target university". You'll get magic circle law firms, top investment banks, big four accountancy firms and a whole host of others regularly doing talks, presentations and networking events. It makes life easy because everyday your brother will get emails about employers on campus doing this that and the other, and you can't help but turn up. Every now and again those employers will meet someone at an event and just fast track them through the process. And generally at those sorts of universities everyone wants to work for the above, so it makes it easy for them.

    You at the same university as him?
    Yeah agree with everything you said above. Can't claim I'm massively knowledgable but what I do know matches up with what you've said. Tbh you're sorted as well, Russell Group uni degrees are favoured amongst others no matter what anyone says, suppose that's just how it is.

    I'm at Leeds uni, York don't do dentistry unfortunately. We regularly argue about who's uni is better though :laugh:


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