While you are in university, it is always a good thing to have a look at graduate schemes that are available. Joining a graduate scheme allows you to get your foot in the door as most of these schemes can lead to full time employment. As a new graduate, it can be hard to adjust to this; however, if you take part in a graduate scheme, you are able to ease your way into full time work life as the transition is much smoother than just going into a full time job that may not be a graduate job or may not be in a graduate scheme.
Graduate schemes jobs are always a good idea because the salaries are lucrative and depending on just how big the business is; the benefits for a graduate could be really good. The salaries are expected to rise with the more experience you gain in the position. There are graduate schemes available in almost every industry – which is a big advantage for students. They are not limited to certain industries only. One of the really good things about graduate schemes, is that you are also not limited to working in one particular area within the business, you are able to get a feel of the different roles they have available within that business or industry.
Joining a grad scheme will also help you improve your skills and knowledge. With this, you are able to boost your career and become privy to more development opportunities.
Here are some key things to know when applying for a graduate scheme:
• It is always important to research the role, especially the company and see if this is the kind of job you want to get into or not. Many employers like to ask you what you know about the role or the business.
• Check that you have all that is required to apply for this and that you have met these requirements.
• Structure your CV and personal statement, so it is relatable to the role you are applying for/ it is vital to explain just what the graduate scheme or job would do for you and why you want to go into this.
• PREP, PREP, PREP! Prep for every and any interview you have applied for as you never know just when they can contact you for a interview.