Although it’s impossible to quantify how many of the estimated 50-80% unadvertised jobs are at ‘graduate level’ there is no doubt that you should tap into this market if you want to increase your chance of job search success.
Graduate schemes represent an important sector of the graduate job market, but SMEs offer exciting opportunities too. Try not to conflate ‘graduate job’ with ‘graduate scheme’.
Grad schemes have much to recommend them and can be a great way to start your professional career. They’re just not the only way. Increasingly students and grads are starting to tap into the SME sector, finding exciting jobs and challenging projects in the process. Paul Griffin, Mechanical Engineer with consultancy DCA Design International, thought …
Graduates who have had work experience or internships are much more likely to find graduate-entry jobs when they leave university. Work experience is no longer an optional extra; employers are looking for graduates who are ‘work ready’ and can step into the professional workplace.