2.2 DEGREE graduate schemesWatch
you can also go in to teaching i think.
With a 2.2 your best bet is signing on at the job centre because even a retail job is probably out of your league.
Do you know of any good grad schemes out there???
> John Lewis.
> The Army.
> The Navy.
> Asda - but you have to have worked with them for a year before being considered for the scheme.
> Proctor & Gamble
I'm not 100% sure because I couldn't seem to find what they take as a minimum, it may be a 2:1 it may not be. If you find out let me know
A lot of these Schemes don't open till September.
there are actually quite a few, worst thing you could do is think there aren't any. NHS, Civil Service, London Treasurers, Centrica, JLR, Audit Commission, plus I'm sure there are plenty more. A 2:2 doesn't put an end to everything as some people on here would have you believe!
Get some internships in, and then you may be offered better grad jobs once you've gained some better experience.
It is very hard to get on a grad scheme with a 2:2 in this climate.
I seriously recommend you to take an entry level job in a large/multi-national company where there normally is a supply of opportunities to move up the career ladder on merit.
As fair or unfair as it may be, 75% of graduate schemes do demand a 2.1 minimum. For those 75%, if you don't have a 2.1 you'll get kicked back by the autofilter, so even if you're otherwise an exemplary candidate, they'll never get to read about it.
Whilst I understand that it is important to meet the minimum criteria, it is more important that you possess the required skill sets to be successful on your chosen scheme.
My advice is to look at the skills you have to offer and develop any weaknesses. Are they a good match to the employer? If so you must be able to demonstrate these confidently through every stage of the application process.
Finally, if you are invited to an assessment centre, you must prepare thoroughly. I cannot stress the importance of this.
I would ignore some of the advice on this website. There are several schemes that require a 2:2 minimum grade criteria. I have been offered 3 grad schemes with a 2:2 classification.
Whilst I understand that it is important to meet the minimum criteria,
Ignore people saying a 2.2 means you don't qualify for many grad schemes yet you say its important to meet the minimum criteria.
Can people please add and update this thread with any known schemes for 2.2 degrees.
Toys R' Us management one accepts 2.2 however. As does Enterprise Rent-A-Car.