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About to finish university and looking for your first graduate job? Tiger’s clients are always looking for engaged and switched-on candidates who can think laterally and aren’t afraid to get involved in many elements of the business.

As graduate recruitment experts, we can help you find your first graduate role. We work with a range of outstanding businesses across a number of sectors, including professional services, financial services, private equity, creatives, technology and family offices. With graduate opportunities in offices of every size, ranging from FTSE100 to start-ups, we can help you find your perfect first role.

What to look for in a graduate job

Starting the job search after university can be daunting and time-consuming. With so many graduate roles available in London, just how do you choose? As a graduate recruitment agency, Tiger can help guide your search.

The best graduate jobs are dynamic and diverse, offering opportunities to learn and progress with every turn. They can be based in both small and large companies, but should always involve access to mentors and senior leaders from which you can pick up tips and tricks.

A graduate job in the UK should have clear training and progression opportunities, as well as established performance management processes, allowing for constant communication between employee and employer.

Finally, it should be multi-faceted and interesting, keeping you on your toes and introducing you to a wide range of responsibilities. This will help guide your career path, demonstrating the types of activities you enjoy – and those you don’t!

The qualities of a great graduate

There are a number of qualities that employers look for when hiring graduates, regardless of industry or role. These include:

  • Fantastic time management and organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Creative approach to problem-solving
  • Emotionally intelligent
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Motivated and happy to muck in where needed

If you are looking for a graduate job but don’t have a lot of experience, consider how you might emphasise these soft skills in other ways. For example, did you play a team sport in university? Have you volunteered during your studies? These types of activities can demonstrate the above skills in a creative way.

How to find a graduate job in London

There are plenty of ways to find a graduate job in London or elsewhere. First and foremost, as a graduate recruitment agency, we can help! We recruit for a wide range of graduate roles in the support sector, including PAs, office managers, receptionists, marketing assistants and researchers. Register today to ensure your details are on our system.

You can also look for graduate roles on job boards or apply for specific grad programs. Finally, never underestimate the power of networking – you never know where a conversation could take you.

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How much does a graduate earn?

An administrative graduate working in professional or financial services can expect to start on a salary between £25,000-£35,000. If you are opting for a creative-based role, the average salary drops to be in between £22,000-£26,000, while the not-for-profit sector drops even further to £18,000-£23,000.

If working in a family office as an administrative graduate, you can expect a salary of approximately £25,000.

If you are a graduate in a non-administrative position, your salary range can widen. If you are looking for a job in professional or financial services, salaries can vary from £25,000-£40,000. In most other industries, including creative, not-for-profit and family offices, the salary bracket is £25,000-£35,000.

 

 

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