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    Can you apply to a graduate scheme if you're already on one or will this be looked upon unfavourably?

    I'm expecting a few offers for several Finance graduate schemes but since I've been back in uni I've really taken an interest in Investment consulting and Actuarial work.

    Most of the schemes close very soon and I think, given my current workload, I won't have time to apply to all the actuary consultancies and the ones I'll manage will probably be sub par applications.

    I was thinking of applying next year instead but would prefer not to wait around jobless for 12 months.
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    Most graduate scheme training contracts are longer than a year, I don't know how other places work but at Big 4 firms you're be expected to pay back your college tuition fees if you decided to leave your contract part way through.

    It probably doesn't look great, if you turn up to an interview and they see you're leaving a graduate programme a third of the way in then it shows pretty poor commitment and why would they think you wouldn't do the same to them?
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    (Original post by 86501)
    Most graduate scheme training contracts are longer than a year, I don't know how other places work but at Big 4 firms you're be expected to pay back your college tuition fees if you decided to leave your contract part way through.

    It probably doesn't look great, if you turn up to an interview and they see you're leaving a graduate programme a third of the way in then it shows pretty poor commitment and why would they think you wouldn't do the same to them?
    I probably wouldn't mention I was working.
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    If you quit the graduate scheme they'll claw back exam/training fees.
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    (Original post by Daui)
    Can you apply to a graduate scheme if you're already on one or will this be looked upon unfavourably?

    I'm expecting a few offers for several Finance graduate schemes but since I've been back in uni I've really taken an interest in Investment consulting and Actuarial work.

    Most of the schemes close very soon and I think, given my current workload, I won't have time to apply to all the actuary consultancies and the ones I'll manage will probably be sub par applications.

    I was thinking of applying next year instead but would prefer not to wait around jobless for 12 months.
    The exam fees are a lot of money as well,I am not sure what the cost is with CIMA/ACCA but with the ACA including the tutition and revision courses each CBA is around £500-£1,000 and application papers about £1,000 - £2,000.

    It doesn't look great on your CV and undoubtedly will be a question at interview will be why are you leaving your current role....... a difficult question to answer well so early on in a career!
 
 
 
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