Taking your first steps onto the career ladder after education can be very exciting – everything is new and you probably have a lot of questions! We offer lots of free services to support you while you discover the opportunities that are within your reach.
Our team of recruitment partners use their experience to guide you towards industries and jobs that they know will be an ideal match. We find that we often have the ability to see skills in people that they can’t always see themselves. Our aim is to make sure your first role is one that enables you to grow and learn, and holds you in good stead for the future.
Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you and help guide you through this early stage of your career. Get in touch with our friendly team today.
I was really excited to start my first job but just didn’t know what steps to take to get there. Rowlands were amazing! They answered all my questions and guided me through the entire process, taking the time to explain everything I wasn’t sure about so that I felt comfortable. Thank you!
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Assistant Trust Officer
Embark on a progressive career with a global provider of corporate, fund and trust services, joining their private client team and assisting with the provision a high-quality service, to meet the needs of both the client and business.Working in a stable and nurturing environment, you can expect to build on your existing talents and achieve excellence in the work you do, whilst gaining crucial industry exposure to further your career.This is an exciting career opportunity with a thriving business, keen to attract skilled and motivated individuals with a real ‘can do’ attitudeResponsibilities will include:Administering a portfolio and assisting more senior team members with the management of their case loads Providing assistance with routine bookkeeping tasks and preparing paymentsAnswering client queries over the phone and via written communication Preparing draft trustee minutes and documentationCollating supporting documentation for the preparation of financial statementsExperience and skills required:Good academic background, including at least grade 5 or C in GCSE Maths and English Strong organisational and time management skills Attention to detail Team player If you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call us on 01534 626777 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.View details
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Trainee Fund Administrator | Real Estate
Kick-start your career and be part of an award-winning team in a leading financial services provider, which fosters a productive and enjoyable professional life for its employees.Committed to training and developing their employees, you will be encouraged and supported to reach your full potential. You will have the opportunity to work alongside industry experts in an inclusive and friendly environment where people are valued and hard work is recognised and rewarded.If you are looking for an exciting and progressive career, then this could be the ideal role for you!Responsibilities will include:Delivering a high level of administrative support to the team, preparing correspondence for reviewMaintaining and updating client documentationPreparing payment instructions for online banking systemsMonitoring receipt of funds and providing confirmation when receivedSending out invoices to clientsProducing board packsExperience and skills required:Studying towards or willing to study for a professional qualification such as ICSA/STEPEducated to A-level or degree standard (or equivalent)Working knowledge of Microsoft OfficeExcellent written and verbal EnglishDesire to learn and to develop If you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call us on 01534 626777 or email email@example.comWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.View details
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Trademark Assistant | 6 Month Contract
An interesting and unique temporary administration role within a global business, where you will provide support processing trademark administration, during this 6 month contract.This is a great opportunity to gain office experience working in an environment where teamwork is at the heart of everything you do.If you have a proactive and flexible approach to tasks and work well within a team, this could be the opportunity for you!Responsibilities will include:Preparing applications, renewals and invoicesCorresponding with clients and local registries/agents regarding the progress of trademark mattersDealing with client enquiries Maintaining company files and database accuratelyExperience and skills required:Strong academic background (A-Levels at grade B upwards, or equivalent)Attention to detailTeam player with the ability to work on own initiative Enthusiastic approach to tasksIf you’d like to find out more information about this opportunity, please call us on 01534 626777 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.View details
Contact our team today to discuss graduate and trainee job opportunities
I’m new to this, why should I use a recruitment agency?
We always say that just one interview with us can open a hundred doors! We have access to jobs across many industries and have a skill for understanding what industry you’re really suited to. Graduates and trainees are in a unique position – you’re in high demand which is very exciting but means there can be some competition. Using an agency can give you an edge improving your chances of getting a great job that you love! Our team manage the whole process, from the minute you sit down with us for a chat, we can handle everything for and with you – even reviewing your CV and guiding you right through the interview stage up until we know you’re happy and settled into your new position.
I don't have any previous work experience, what do I write on my CV?
Highlight education courses you have completed. Employers like to see what education you have completed and any other courses that could highlight your skills. For example, a sports coaching course may not seem like it will be relevant to an office based role but having done the course, you will have shown that you are motivated, can encourage others and work well within a team. Elaborate on any volunteer work. List your volunteer experience as you would any other job with the overall title and a summary of the duties you carried out; highlight skills that you applied to carry out the role, any that you have acquired and any relevant accomplishments. Volunteering whilst you’re looking for a job also demonstrates your interest in the environment around you and your enthusiasm to learn and develop, which leads nicely onto the next point.
I’ve written my CV, what’s next?
Writing your first CV can be a challenge and there is lots of help online. After having a chat with you, we will be able to advise you of any changes we think your CV would benefit from and we will write up your introduction profile for each role we apply for on your behalf, so that it reflects who you are and compliments your CV.
I have been asked to interview but I feel nervous!
We offer interview coaching and practice, our candidates feel more prepared after having a run through with us. To help you a little bit more we also provide you with lots of information about each company and the culture so you can feel at ease and enjoy the job search!
My interview went well but I haven’t heard anything?
The interview and HR processes can take a little while depending on the organisation. You can call your Rowlands Consultant anytime for an update. Often the employer will provide us with an update. Once we have their feedback we will be able to guide you through the best next steps.
I am looking for short term or flexible work
Maybe you’ve just finished university and you’re looking to expand your knowledge and skills, maybe you’re saving up for a gap year or further study or you could be on a career break. We know that you might be open to seeing which role or industry is best suited to you and you want to try a few out, we can place you in a temporary or contract role that meets your current requirements, even if they change! Temping while seeking a permanent position is very popular, in fact some temporary assignments can result with an offer of permanent work!