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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    There are jobs outside of the places which ask for UCAS points, in fact the majority of jobs don't. It's just that people are fixated in big corporate grad schemes.

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    Thank god for that! :yep:

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    (Original post by alexp98)
    Aren't the points actually required to become an accountant or chartered accountant though?
    no lol

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    no lol

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    Might sound stupid but school don't help with stuff like this and I can't find any firm who will help to sit the exams and providing training without them 😂
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    (Original post by alexp98)
    Might sound stupid but school don't help with stuff like this and I can't find any firm who will help to sit the exams and providing training without them 😂
    As I said, PwC and EY have scrapped ucas point reqs and there are 100s of smaller accounting firms that have graduate positions.

    Most tech companies don't even have ucas point reqs and there are some financial institutions that have gotten rid of them. Then ofc the mountains of startups and small to medium sized companies.

    Yh, careers advice at school is diabolical which is why I'm doing this Mod thing so I can at least help guide folks a bit better.

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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    As I said, PwC and EY have scrapped ucas point reqs and there are 100s of smaller accounting firms that have graduate positions.

    Most tech companies don't even have ucas point reqs and there are some financial institutions that have gotten rid of them. Then ofc the mountains of startups and small to medium sized companies.

    Yh, careers advice at school is diabolical which is why I'm doing this Mod thing so I can at least help guide folks a bit better.

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    Yeah, and it's working thanks. And yeah I knew the tech companies hardly had them as it's very very rare I've seen them when browsing jobs in indeed ect but I thought all accounting and finance ones did so I've learnt something new, cheers
    Sounds stupid lol but I nearly just did a degre in CS instead of accounting and finance where my interest was just to know I could bypass all the ucas points and still get a great job!
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    (Original post by Dervo)
    Thanks for all the replies.

    Just wanted to add, I missed out on the A in maths by a couples marks due to my C2 exam, and I'm hesitant about resitting it this year in case that's seen as a negative by universities - however, if I don't retake it, I cant quite see myself getting an A overall, thoughts?
    Why not, it's only a 1/3 of an AS. Retaking will probably help you make sure you get that A, but if your other modules are good enough, specifically C3 and C4 then your C2 grade is not even going to make any difference. I was in a similar position and I got an A* without retaking my C2. Saying that I got 76 in C2. If you got a lot lower than that it's probably worth retaking as C3 might help you understand the later C2 chapters.

    There are very few universities who care about resitting modules within the two years of A level.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    no lol

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    Just curious-Say i had 300 ucas points and ended up getting a 2:1 degree and i wanted to apply for a firm which requires 320 ucas points + a 2:1 degree. What would happen?
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    (Original post by Flytrap1190)
    Just curious-Say i had 300 ucas points and ended up getting a 2:1 degree and i wanted to apply for a firm which requires 320 ucas points + a 2:1 degree. What would happen?
    You may or may not get rejected, depends on if it's an auto filter or not and if it's not, whether your CV is stronger in other areas to make up for it.

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    Are the hours for those jobs similar to top IB banks, i.e. 10+ hours a day?


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    (Original post by asmuse123)
    Are the hours for those jobs similar to top IB banks, i.e. 10+ hours a day?


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    No, though the hours may be similar to the finance/ops/tech division of an IB.

    The hours will obviously not be the same as an IBD analyst at an IB though, if that's what you were expecting.

    I think you need to research what exactly an IB does, and why analysts work so many hours before looking at graduate jobs.
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Yh, careers advice at school is diabolical which is why I'm doing this Mod thing so I can at least help guide folks a bit better.

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    I'd just like to quickly thank you for that. I often see your IB related posts around and they're really helpful
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    (Original post by Princepieman)
    Oh ffs, that's just typical banker snootiness - doesn't actually translate to how A&F is perceived in the recruiting process.

    Conversely, I spoke to the head of one of the IB groups at JPM and they said any degree is welcome.

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    I agree, at the big 4 I work for it's perceived well in the recruiting process but once you get there people are like "why would you do that at uni??"
 
 
 
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