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    I think accenture have loads and loads of grad jobs!!
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    Graduate schemes are just very competitive, and you're pretty late applying for them.
    The application to place ratio at mine was apparently about 100:1 this year, which is pretty insane!

    Just get applying now, chances are you're going to have to apply to quite a few places before you get some success. Just make sure you get feedback from any interviews etc and pay a visit to Salford's careers service for advice and interview tips.

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    Yeah thats why I am trying to avoiud them, I was just wondering what was the easiest ones to get into.
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    (Original post by Montana)
    Well, smaller companies have no money for assesment centres which is good news. The pay would the same as the big multinationals but without all the benefits.

    They also have no money for professional development. Not good news!
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    (Original post by Natmarjus)
    I think accenture have loads and loads of grad jobs!!
    You still need to be an AAA a-level spod and have a 1st class degree for them to even acknowledge you're alive though...
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    Ok lets but a different spin on this thread, I have crap GCSEs for a university student (5 Cs, 4 Ds and half an E). I have AB in my AVCE (double award) and a B in AS Business Studies which I took in my second year of college.

    I have a 2:1 degree but narrowly missed out on a 1st, but employees won't know that as putting the percentage on my CV will look bad won't it?

    Am I doomed for a life behind a check out?
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    Try jobs like non-fast stream civil service. Good prospects, fair pay and not as cut throat.
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    Try jobs like non-fast stream civil service. Good prospects, fair pay and not as cut throat.
    What is the difference? I guess if I did a job like this at none graduate level my degree could help me get promotion. My mate might have got his job in the inland revenue this way, but he is still on £11k after three years (he is a none graduate) but he just turned up to the interview, but his name down took a patronising test and got a job.

    Is their any websites which specialise in jobs across the whole of the public sector but not just for graduates? I know public sector is less pay but for some reason it appeals to me more, I think its becuase my entire family either work in the public sector or run their own businesses, out of about 30 relatives not a sinlge person works for a company. Even both my parents worked for the cival service and now my dad has his own business.

    The problem is the jobs I have applied for are too competitive and they are very few jobs avertised.

    I am willing to move out of Manchester if it was the right job.

    edit just found this
    http://www.careers.civil-service.gov.uk/
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    You might have to lower your expectations a little. Apply for everything that interests, even if its not a graduate position.
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    (Original post by Fluffy)
    You still need to be an AAA a-level spod and have a 1st class degree for them to even acknowledge you're alive though...
    Who told you that? Many of my friends are now working for Accenture (or will be this Sept) and none of them got AAA! Their grades ranged from AAB to BBB and none of them got a 1st, they all got 2:1's! Although I do admit, Accenture do seem to recruit quite heavily from Kings - I think they have had in excess of 30 recruitment events in our uni during the time I was studying there.

    But yes, they do require high calibre students for most of their graduate training schemes, at least 24 UCAS points and a 2:1 degree, they also want good passes at GCSE English and Maths.

    AT82 - If I were you, I would apply to the smaller, local IT firms to get some experience and to get your foot in the door. Once you have the experience you may then find it easier to move to a larger firm.
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    Kings none of these companies seem to have any advertised vacancies though, although I intend to write to them. I have seen a trainee management job which it looks like I have a chance of getting, as its with the council and although its not really computing related a lot of what I have done in my degree is relevant such as project management.

    I probably have no chance of getting it, but certain factors are in my favour.

    Ditzy yep I am willing to anything, but I am not yet ready to get a job as a filing clerk unless I get desperate for money. I don't care about the money as longs as their is some prospects.
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    try looking at the capitaras site if you can find it that used to be full of civ service vacancies.

    The fact is though I think you'll have trouble with even civ service with those GCSEs. For entry level civ service as far as I could tell your degree isn't worth a damn and they want 5 A-Cs GCSE including maths and english.
    Why don't you go to evening classes and do eng and maths. Yep its a pain but worth it if its going to get you on the career ladder. Most grad jobs won't look at you unless you have eng and maths. I think you can even do it free in most places now.
    As for civ service thats the way it goes its all on how long you've worked there you will prob work there 4 or 5 yrs and still not get promoted. There is an internal grad fasttrack but I don't know whether you will be deemed suitable I wasn't or my boss didn't want to put me forward for it anyway.
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    Are FE college teaching jobs hard to get? I wouldn't mind doing that, the pay isn't that good and I know you don't get half the benefit of school teaching but I could not cope with a load of cheeky 14 year olds.

    I know I would have resit my GCSEs for this though. It is somthing I would do but I would find it slightly emberassing.

    I am might apply for this management traineeship with the council, certain things are in my favour as you have to live in Manchester and you need substantial local knowledge I have also covered some of the stuff in my degree, I have no chance of getting it, but I have even less chance if I don't apply.

    I don't think my GCSEs will be too much of a problem with the council becuase they know all about the school I went to etc. My GCSEs are certainly limiting my options though.

    Finally should I mention my hearing loss? I guess this will be gamble. I do have English and Maths but I got a D in both of them.
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    (Original post by Phil23)
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    (Original post by AT82)
    Are FE college teaching jobs hard to get? I wouldn't mind doing that, the pay isn't that good and I know you don't get half the benefit of school teaching but I could not cope with a load of cheeky 14 year olds.

    I know I would have resit my GCSEs for this though. It is somthing I would do but I would find it slightly emberassing.

    I am might apply for this management traineeship with the council, certain things are in my favour as you have to live in Manchester and you need substantial local knowledge I have also covered some of the stuff in my degree, I have no chance of getting it, but I have even less chance if I don't apply.

    I don't think my GCSEs will be too much of a problem with the council becuase they know all about the school I went to etc. My GCSEs are certainly limiting my options though.

    Finally should I mention my hearing loss? I guess this will be gamble. I do have English and Maths but I got a D in both of them.
    They will want them A-C. I can't imagine the council employing anyone in a management role with less they are quite demanding at my council btu I dont know what yours is like. Did you know you can do short courses now for GCSEs to get better grades they might let you do that they are only about 12 weeks I saw them in my local college prospectus.

    FE teaching jobs require a PGCE don't they?
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    (Original post by viviki)
    They will want them A-C. I can't imagine the council employing anyone in a management role with less they are quite demanding at my council btu I dont know what yours is like. Did you know you can do short courses now for GCSEs to get better grades they might let you do that they are only about 12 weeks I saw them in my local college prospectus.

    Do the GCSE short courses count as a full GCSE though? Much of it I already know anyway, I am probably better at maths now than I was. At school I had no interest in going to college or university so I didn't bother to try and get a C, I just thought whats the point I want to be a market trader - some how that never happened (luckily).

    FE teaching jobs require a PGCE don't they?
    Yep you need a PGCE but if you get funding for this (which I think you can) I wouldn't mind doing that. At my college though they often employed people without them but you had to PGCE on the job.

    You had to be very very good though to get the job this way. This job didn't mention GCSEs on the peoples specification, so I guess it depends how many other people applied. The part time job I applied for last year and got required A level computing which I have not taken but I still got the job.
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    (Original post by AT82)
    Are FE college teaching jobs hard to get? I wouldn't mind doing that, the pay isn't that good and I know you don't get half the benefit of school teaching but I could not cope with a load of cheeky 14 year olds.

    I know I would have resit my GCSEs for this though. It is somthing I would do but I would find it slightly emberassing.

    I am might apply for this management traineeship with the council, certain things are in my favour as you have to live in Manchester and you need substantial local knowledge I have also covered some of the stuff in my degree, I have no chance of getting it, but I have even less chance if I don't apply.

    I don't think my GCSEs will be too much of a problem with the council becuase they know all about the school I went to etc. My GCSEs are certainly limiting my options though.

    Finally should I mention my hearing loss? I guess this will be gamble. I do have English and Maths but I got a D in both of them.
    Don't be ashamed of resitting, if you do it at night classes it'll be full of people in a similar situation rather than cocky little kids. Its something you seriously need to consider because without C's you will be severly limiting your options.

    You'll have to declare your hearing problem, its a disability and you have an obligation to let potential employers know about it (its something you have to fill in on all application forms, along with religion and ethnicity, bloody equal opportunities :rolleyes: )
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    Its somthing I do need to look into, I have a horrible feeling graduates or people from my postcode area have to pay though as I won't qualifiy for it. If I am on income support I think I would qualify though.

    Hopefully if I really can't get a job then DJ'ing will earn me a bit of cash and do I could resit part time to stop me going mad.
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    To be honest, I think you will have no real choice but to resit GCSE English and Maths. They should be really straight forward if you have done a degree anyway.

    Look at it this way, if it is you, and another person going for a job, the people with the GCSE's will stand out.

    It is worth looking into retaing them at the very least.
 
 
 

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