Finding a graduate role after university can be daunting – that’s why Graduate Advantage (GA) has dedicated more than 15 years to bringing together graduates and businesses from a wide variety of sectors.
The GA team are in regular contact with hundreds of local employers all seeking the skills, enthusiasm and fresh perspective a new/recent graduate can bring to their business.
It’s not all about the big brands and graduate schemes at Graduate Advantage. We work with a multitude of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) offering graduate level internships and permanent opportunities on a part-time or full-time basis. Vacancies are available in many different sectors, however, more in demand areas are: Accounting/Finance, Marketing, Business Administration, IT and Engineering. Most importantly all of our opportunities are PAID.
We work in the West Midlands and we love the West Midlands, which is why we want to keep you and your talent here in the West Midlands.
So, if you’re a recent graduate looking to get your career started here in the West Midlands take a look at our jobs page and apply directly to a role with a copy of your CV and a cover letter.
“I had been unemployed for a number of months before I found Graduate Advantage, then within weeks I had a job. I have now been promoted through the company.”
Graduate, Michelle Kendall
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Graduate Advantage is a graduate recruitment specialist for the West Midlands region. We work with local businesses, mainly small to medium enterprises (SMEs) to deliver a great range of industry-specific paid opportunities to support graduates like yourself to progress into the world of work and start carving out your career path.
An SME or small and medium-sized enterprise, is a business or company that has fewer than 250 employees and an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euro (approximately £40 million).
To apply for vacancies or register with our service, we simply require that you have graduated in the last three years and you have a West Midland address, either home or university.
All of our opportunities are PAID ranging from short-term projects through to permanent roles. Graduate Advantage recruits a wide range of roles across different industry sectors including: Finance, Marketing, Management, Graphic Design, IT, Engineering, and many, many more. Take a look on our ‘jobs’ page to start searching.
Work experience is a great way of finding out more about an industry and about where your skill-set is most likely to shine. Employers know that many graduate skills are transferrable, so don't be put off if you have a psychology degree but fancy a bash at marketing. Any essential skills or qualifications will be detailed in the advert, so look for areas with more flexibility, such as demonstrable research skills or the ability to project manage.
Your careers service will be able to tell you the skill-sets associated with your degree - remember, there's often an established lingo around job descriptions, but once you've learnt the buzz words you'll realise you're a lot more employable than you thought you were! If you are unsure whether a role is suitable for you, please get in touch.
You can search all our vacancies on jobs/vacancy page on the website, however if you don’t see anything suitable at present then please register (link) where you will be able to create an account and upload your CV. We will then be able to contact you as suitable opportunities arise. You can apply directly to as many vacancies as you like with both your CV and a cover letter. Please use the Help Centre where you will find a whole series of tips and exercises designed to help you prepare for each stage of the recruitment process.
We will let you know as soon as we receive your application, and will always contact you to let you know whether you've been shortlisted or not.
If you get through to the interview stage, we'll provide full details on who and where, as well as some handy hints and tips for preparation. Interviews vary depending on company and internship type and we'll give you as much information as possible beforehand, but remember it's always better to be over-dressed and obsessively in the know than underprepared. The Help Centre offers a whole series of tips and exercises designed to prepare you for interviews.