Graduate Salary Expectations VS Reality Watch

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Social Science @ Uni. of Nottingham
Who do you work for may I ask? Did you have exp. in the FMCG sector at all?
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Upon leaving univeristy. I went straight into a job with paid salary of £23,000k a year and within a 7 months £48,500.

I went to a polytechnic university and graduated with a 2:i LLB.

Anythings possible, research. You either do it for the money or the work.
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Who do you work for may I ask? Did you have exp. in the FMCG sector at all?
P&G

Not a massive amount of experience.
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Upon leaving univeristy. I went straight into a job with paid salary of £23,000k a year and within a 7 months £48,500.

I went to a polytechnic university and graduated with a 2:i LLB.

Anythings possible, research. You either do it for the money or the work.
Why the heck are you applying to vacation schemes then?
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Why the heck are you applying to vacation schemes then?
Like I said you either do it for the money or the work.
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P&G

Not a massive amount of experience.
What would you put your success down to? The P&G graduate scheme is pretty selective after all.
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What would you put your success down to? The P&G graduate scheme is pretty selective after all.
Honestly, I think when it comes down to selection in the latter stages of the process it is down your personal qualities.

E,g, Commercial acumen, leadership, team player etc...

Demonstrate what they're looking for and you can't go too wrong.

University rep, course studied, work experience etc... are only going to tick boxes to get you so far in the process then it is all about you.
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Hoped for about £18,000 minimum. Would have liked £20,000. Actually started my current job on a temp basis on £12,000 (!!) but am on about £18,000 (phewwww). But I second other comments about expectations of how much x salary will buy you versus reality. I live in a northern industrial city, pay £200 rent and run a tiny car using about half a tank a week, live moderately maybe going to the cinema once a week and the pub for a few at the weekend, avoid take-out, expensive coffees, etc., and I still only break even every month. I have no idea where it goes.
AH mate i feel for you

I never went to uni i didn't even go to sixth form i just have some gcse's graded D at highest. Obviously you would think what sort of future can this individual have.

But i work 6am to 6pm mon -fri and saturday 6am to 13pm.
Inspecting new vehicles
(Inspecting basically doing nothing just clicking stuff on a pdi)

I earn around £900 - £1000 for 2 weeks wages that's
£2000 a month £24000 annualy.

See how ****ed this world is when someone with next to no education earns more than someone with a degree.

I am PISSED for you and others.
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AH mate i feel for you

I never went to uni i didn't even go to sixth form i just have some gcse's graded D at highest. Obviously you would think what sort of future can this individual have.

But i work 6am to 6pm mon -fri and saturday 6am to 13pm.
Inspecting new vehicles
(Inspecting basically doing nothing just clicking stuff on a pdi)

I earn around £900 - £1000 for 2 weeks wages that's
£2000 a month £24000 annualy.

See how ****ed this world is when someone with next to no education earns more than someone with a degree.

I am PISSED for you and others.
What were you earning five years ago?
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