Graduated and still haven’t found the right job? Fear not, because some quality Gradconsultery has gone on in #GCTowers this week and we’re very happy to showcase three opportunities ready to be snapped up! With many of the large businesses having passed their deadlines, why not take a look at opportunities a bit closer to home with SMEs.
Why you should consider working for an SME...
SME stands for small and medium-sized enterprises. They make up 99% of all businesses in the UK and are a great start on career ladder if you want real accountability. SMEs typically have less than 250 staff and while they don’t have the celebrity of large businesses such as Google or the BBC, the opportunities for graduates can be even more exciting. What can an SME offer you that a large business can’t? Graduates tell us one of the key things on their wish list is diversity of work, and joining an SME gives exposure to opportunities across a range of roles. Working for a smaller business can provide you with a chance to access projects and take on responsibilities that cover broader agendas as opposed to one particular specialism. Another benefit is the opportunity to make a visible difference to the business. In a large business with thousands of employees, it is much more difficult to gain traction for individual ideas. You’re also more likely to have access to key decision makers and in a position to influence the business with new suggestions and ideas. These are just some of the reasons why working for an SME can be more advantageous than starting your career in a large business.
What opportunities are available?
Fashion powerhouse David Nieper, based in Derbyshire, has two graduate positions available. David Nieper designs and manufactures luxury women’s clothing and loungewear. As everything from web design and catalogue printing to photography are handled in house, you will be a close witness of every aspect of the brand.
- The first opportunity is for a Fashion Marketing Intern. If you are keen to develop your brand communication skills and assist in developing the brand’s online media presence then apply now! Experience using Adobe creative suite and digital creative softwares (eg. Dreamweaver) are advantageous in this role.
- The second opportunity at David Nieper is a Design Internship. A degree relating to textiles or fashion design is needed for this position, and this internship could help you put those degree skills into practice. You would be working with their design team and involved in creating samples for new collections and assisting in CAD preparation.
If you’d like to find out more about David Nieper and how you can apply for either of these roles, then click on the link below to their website. https://www.davidnieper.co.uk/
The next SME employer with fantastic graduate opportunities is BHP (Barber Harrison & Platt) an independent firm of Chartered Accountants. They are looking for a graduate trainee to join them in their York Office to complete a training agreement to attain the ACA qualification. BHP is promoting a training contract that joins day to day tuition with practical training by leading professionals. If you are interested in gaining experience in auditing, taxation and accounts preparation, then this could be the right job for you. BHP require applicants to have at least a 2:1 degree with a minimum of 280 UCAS points excluding General Studies. The deadline for applications is 29 July 2016. If you are interested in finding out more, visit their website at http://bhp.co.uk/careers/