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    I am 30 years old, graduated from a non-Russell university with a 2.1, 280 ucas points and two C's in english and maths. Therefore alot of graduate scheme I can not apply for. I have five years work experience. I want to work for in the financial industry as an auditor/ compliance/ accountant but given my skills I can not get in.
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    (Original post by richard10012)
    I am 30 years old, graduated from a non-Russell university with a 2.1, 280 ucas points and two C's in english and maths. Therefore alot of graduate scheme I can not apply for. I have five years work experience. I want to work for in the financial industry as an auditor/ compliance/ accountant but given my skills I can not get in.
    I’m guessing you have tried the firms/organisations that have no minimum requirement (EY, Grant Thornton, Civil Service, HMRC all come to mind)?
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    Would it be a good idea to apply for smaller/ medium size companies?
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    Go on the dole x
    Quality TSR-level advice right there.
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    Quality TSR-level advice right there.
    thank you xxxx
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    Would it be a good idea to apply for smaller/ medium size companies?
    Do you have the skills to do the job you want? because if you don't, then you obviously won't get job offers - employers are in business, not charity. It sounds as if you need to review your evidence based skill set and your ambitions and work out how to fill the gap that may exist between them.

    Otherwise, if you can evidence there is no gap, then yes, looking at local SMEs would be very sensible.
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    Looking at any level company would be sensible. But I’m not sure why you assume you haven’t got the skills for the job. Have you never had any type of job?
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