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    Hey guys,

    I have a quick question. I've been offered a job as a grad. manager with the NHS (not on their grad scheme), where I will be working half the time with a working body and half the time at a surgery with the practice manager.They have offered me 20k a year. I've had some experience in the past but internship based (so max 4 months). Do you think I should take it?
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    Depends on where you live but 20k is a good salary to start with when you don't have a lot of experience.

    If it's the kind of job you want and think you will like it then go for it. Most graduates don't get much more than that.
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    Totally depends on your situation tbh :

    - is it a job you will really enjoy?
    - what are the possibilities for promotion? May be a lowish starting salary but could lead to rapid promotion to a really highly paid job etc.
    - do you have any other job offers/ potential opportunities? If not and you're running low on options, at least it's some money and a decent job on your CV while you search for something better...
    - it is related to the career/ type of role you want to be in in the future? Sounds like they're offering the chance to experience different business areas which could be a great training opportunity if it's relevant to what you want to do
    - are you in need of getting a job ASAP (eg low on cash, high rent, want to move out from the parents) or could you be better off searching around for other opportunities in the next few months
    Etc.
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    (Original post by dragonkeeper999)
    Totally depends on your situation tbh :

    - is it a job you will really enjoy?
    - what are the possibilities for promotion? May be a lowish starting salary but could lead to rapid promotion to a really highly paid job etc.
    - do you have any other job offers/ potential opportunities? If not and you're running low on options, at least it's some money and a decent job on your CV while you search for something better...
    - it is related to the career/ type of role you want to be in in the future? Sounds like they're offering the chance to experience different business areas which could be a great training opportunity if it's relevant to what you want to do
    - are you in need of getting a job ASAP (eg low on cash, high rent, want to move out from the parents) or could you be better off searching around for other opportunities in the next few months
    Etc.
    Tbh your questions are good. I think I would enjoy it as I'm on a management program which I do like. The only other potential offer I could have is for auditing at PWC which I really don't want to do (despite it being in the big 4 because of the nature of the job (which is why I ran away from my accounting degree and did a conversion course)). I do need a job and it seems good. I think my answer probably answers the question itself.
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    (Original post by SaraHKhan92)
    Tbh your questions are good. I think I would enjoy it as I'm on a management program which I do like. The only other potential offer I could have is for auditing at PWC which I really don't want to do (despite it being in the big 4 because of the nature of the job (which is why I ran away from my accounting degree and did a conversion course)). I do need a job and it seems good. I think my answer probably answers the question itself.
    Sounds like you've got your decision there Good luck!
 
 
 
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