Graduates of TSR.. A few questions for you Watch

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So for those graduates who have secured a 'graduate' position I.e not working in a bar etc I have a few questions for you:

What did you study at university?

What grade did you get?

What was your starting role?
What was your graduate starting salary?

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating?

How old are you now?

What role are you doing now?

How much do you earn now?

Are you happy with your career? Other comments?

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What did you study at university? Accounting and Finance

What grade did you get? 2:1 Hons

What was your starting role? Accounts Assistant

What was your graduate starting salary? Not enough, £13,000 (mainly doing it for the experience right now so I guess it's better than nothing)

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating? 0, have 4 months right now

How old are you now? 21

What role are you doing now? Same as above

How much do you earn now? Same as above

Are you happy with your career? Other comments? Yes, after doing further exams to get a better qualification i.e. ACCA I'm hoping I can move onto a more specific area of Accounting i.e Tax and work my way up

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What did you study at university?
Finance & maths

What grade did you get?
2.1

What was your starting role?
Finance graduate

What was your graduate starting salary?
£25.5k

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating?
3 years 5 months

How old are you now?
26

What role are you doing now?
Finance analyst

How much do you earn now?
£40k

Are you happy with your career? Other comments?
I guess so! I'm in my first permanent role after finishing my grad scheme & qualifying as an accountant. There's lots to learn and I'm also doing further study because I enjoy it so much 😣

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You're very welcome!
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So for those graduates who have secured a 'graduate' position I.e not working in a bar etc I have a few questions for you:

What did you study at university? Law

What grade did you get? 2:1

What was your starting role? Legal Assistant in Law Firm
What was your graduate starting salary? 15k

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating? about 4

How old are you now? 25

What role are you doing now? PCSO

How much do you earn now? just over 20k

Are you happy with your career? Other comments? Yes love it, hoping to be a police officer within the next few years.

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So for those graduates who have secured a 'graduate' position I.e not working in a bar etc I have a few questions for you:
  1. What did you study at university?
  2. What grade did you get?
  3. What was your starting role?
  4. What was your graduate starting salary?
  5. How many years of experience do you have, post graduating?
  6. How old are you now?
  7. What role are you doing now?
  8. How much do you earn now?
  9. Are you happy with your career?
  10. Other comments?

Thanks
  1. Business
  2. Did not complete.
  3. Fixer... Quite literally I was fix problems.
  4. Base was £30,000 but I earnt a lot more than that.
  5. In a different job but 2 or 3... Depends when you count me finishing my degree.
  6. What business is that of yours?
  7. Management.
  8. A lot more.
  9. Not really.
  10. Don't drop out.
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What did you study at university?
Computer Science

What grade did you get?
2.1

What was your starting role?
Graduate Software Developer

What was your graduate starting salary?
22,000

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating?
~2y

How old are you now?
23

What role are you doing now?
Software Engineer

How much do you earn now?
Not a huge amount more, however I consider myself well paid for my level of experience. Although I do get way more than my day job from investments alone.

Are you happy with your career? Other comments?
The industry is so large that I've been able to make decent progress in my career pretty effortlessly. The field always provides interesting yet challenging tasks. I had been told that this is a career of life-long learning and sure enough, it is - to a very competitive extent.
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(Original post by tehFrance)
  1. Business
  2. Did not complete.
  3. Fixer... Quite literally I was fix problems.
  4. Base was £30,000 but I earnt a lot more than that.
  5. In a different job but 2 or 3... Depends when you count me finishing my degree.
  6. What business is that of yours?
  7. Management.
  8. A lot more.
  9. Not really.
  10. Don't drop out.
What don't you enjoy about your job, and is the money a trade off?


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What did you study at university?
Politics at Bristol

What grade did you get?

Low 2.1

What was your starting role?

Strategy Consultant

What was your graduate starting salary?

£36k

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating?

6 months

How old are you now?

23

What role are you doing now?

Same

How much do you earn now?

Same

Are you happy with your career? Other comments?

Find it mind numbing so started doing a post grad course in my spare time
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What did you study at university?
Politics at Bristol

What grade did you get?

Low 2.1

What was your starting role?

Strategy Consultant

What was your graduate starting salary?

£36k

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating?

6 months

How old are you now?

23

What role are you doing now?

Same

How much do you earn now?

Same

Are you happy with your career? Other comments?

Find it mind numbing so started doing a post grad course in my spare time
Is this at an MBB, Tier 2 or Big4 firm?

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What did you study at university?
Finance & maths

What grade did you get?
2.1

What was your starting role?
Finance graduate

What was your graduate starting salary?
£25.5k

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating?
3 years 5 months

How old are you now?
26

What role are you doing now?
Finance analyst

How much do you earn now?
£40k

Are you happy with your career? Other comments?
I guess so! I'm in my first permanent role after finishing my grad scheme & qualifying as an accountant. There's lots to learn and I'm also doing further study because I enjoy it so much 😣

Thanks
You're very welcome!
Crazy! :eek:

Do you work in a bank? How many hours do you work per week? What is the difference between finance analyst and investment bankers (you know, those work work like 100 hours per week in the City and earn many £££)?
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Crazy! :eek:

Do you work in a bank? How many hours do you work per week? What is the difference between finance analyst and investment bankers (you know, those work work like 100 hours per week in the City and earn many £££)?
I can attempt to answer this.

So, Finance roles are usually based within the business function segment of an organization. They are the ones mainly responsible for reporting, budgeting and future financial projections (amongst other things). This might vary depending on the company - for example finance at American Express involves a lot of M&A work.

In an investment bank these guys would be in the 'back office' not because their role is unimportant (it is important!) but because they serve as a support function to the organization.

Investment Bankers are the ones interacting with outside clients - in other words they bring in revenue. IBers are mainly focused on advising companies on Mergers and Acquisition deals, capital raising and general strategic advice.

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Crazy! :eek:

Do you work in a bank? How many hours do you work per week? What is the difference between finance analyst and investment bankers (you know, those work work like 100 hours per week in the City and earn many £££)?
Well, finance analyst is a very general term for my job - i work on the corporate side rather than bank side.

My day to day revolves around liquidity & cash management, investments, support with investor related reporting and a whole host of other things.

The bankers that I've come across (on the product sales side) have very high workloads and are experts at financial products.. Lots of client entertainment (I've been lucky enough to be on the receiving end of this entertainment) and after an evening of drinking... Last time I met with one of the international banks we had to head off around 9pm to catch a train... And they needed to head back to the office!

I'd say I work pretty good hours - 9-6 on a 'normal' day, with 1 hour's lunch. On a busy day, it might be 9-7.30 with no lunch.

However, if you throw studying into the mix, it gets trickier!


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Is this at an MBB, Tier 2 or Big4 firm?

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What did you study at university? Computer science with emphasis on security

What grade did you get? 2:1

What was your starting role? Service desk analyst
What was your graduate starting salary? £28k

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating? 0, 4 months volunteering

How old are you now? 23

What role are you doing now? same

How much do you earn now? same

Are you happy with your career? Other comments? yea since there is good promotional opportunities
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What was your starting role? Service desk analyst
What was your graduate starting salary? £28k
Wow, good salary for service desk.
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Wow, good salary for service desk.
I def got lucky, I was head hunted too. I was getting rejected for 19-21k jobs for 6 months then got the highest paying one . I do 1st/2nd line though and its a lot more than just your typical 1st line support job. I work with the security of the users and permissions etc and we also do stuff like software installation, software fixes etc.
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What did you study at university?
Computer Science

What grade did you get?
2.1

What was your starting role?
Graduate Software Developer

What was your graduate starting salary?
22,000

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating?
~2y

How old are you now?
23

What role are you doing now?
Software Engineer

How much do you earn now?
Not a huge amount more, however I consider myself well paid for my level of experience. Although I do get way more than my day job from investments alone.

Are you happy with your career? Other comments?
The industry is so large that I've been able to make decent progress in my career pretty effortlessly. The field always provides interesting yet challenging tasks. I had been told that this is a career of life-long learning and sure enough, it is - to a very competitive extent.
How long did it take you to find your first graduate job after uni?
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What did you study at university? Chemistry

What grade did you get? 2.i

What was your starting role? IT
What was your graduate starting salary? £28k

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating? 6.5

How old are you now? 30

What role are you doing now? IT

How much do you earn now? £50k

Are you happy with your career? Other comments? Meh, pays The bills
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What did you study at university? UCL, then Bristol (for a masters)

What grade did you get? 1st, then merit.

What was your starting role? (It will be) trainee solicitor.

What was your graduate starting salary? (It will be) £39k.

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating? I worked a year after my masters, before starting my professional law course.

How old are you now? 25.

What role are you doing now? Student.

How much do you earn now? N/A
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Strategy consulting

Find it mind numbing so started doing a post grad course in my spare time
Really interesting response. I have a friend going into the same field and he says is really competitive and very lucrative. What makes you find it boring?

Anyway here's mine, not yet a graduate but secured a position.
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What did you study at university?
Physics at Oxford

What grade did you get?

2.1 hopefully but it won't matter

What was your starting role?

Investment analyst

What was your graduate starting salary?

£35k

How many years of experience do you have, post graduating?

0

How old are you now?

20

What role are you doing now?

-

How much do you earn now?

-

Are you happy with your career? Other comments?
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