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 Fund Administrator
Kick start your career in the finance industry with this award winning provider of fund, corporate and private clients. An opportunity for you to develop your skills and reach your potential within an ever-growing fund services division.You will build an in-depth varied knowledge of the full administration duties and activities that are required to deliver administration within a client portfolio. You can expect to receive full training whilst also being supported to develop your career and obtain relevant professional qualifications.Responsibilities will include:Checking and maintaining the central diary system to ensure deadlines are metAssisting with the client review processPreparing minutes and assisting with the billing and collection of feesAdhering with company policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirementsLiaising directly with intermediaries and clients, under the supervision of more senior team members Experience and skills required:Ideally hold a 2:1 degree, or equivalent Excellent attention to detail and a high of level of accuracy Ability to work in a fast paced environment and prioritiseStrong problem solving skills Proactive approach to tasks 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 Tax Associate
Are you a recent graduate or school leaver looking to start your career with a highly regarded, global business? This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a training programme within a large professional services organisation.This role would suit a proactive and enthusiastic individual looking to join a supportive and friendly environment, where a variety of social events are organised and a competitive remuneration package is offered, alongside opportunities to progress your career through their development programmes.Responsibilities will include:Assisting with tax queries from clients Delivering a quality service to clients at all timesSupporting other team members with administrative tasks Experience and skills required:Minimum BBC achieved at A level (or equivalent) or 2:1 degree (or equivalent) Willing to study towards professional qualifications Proactive and enthusiastic approach to tasksExcellent time management and prioritisation skills High level of accuracy and attention to detail 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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Junior Tax Associate | Training Programme
Kick start your career with a well-regarded professional services firm where you will be supported to build a promising career from day one, specialising in the ever-changing field of tax.As a Junior Tax Associate, you will provide support to the busy client teams, which provide advice and guidance on tax issues to a diverse portfolio of clients.This is a great opportunity for a proactive and enthusiastic individual to join a supportive and friendly environment, where a variety of social events are organised and a competitive remuneration package is offered, alongside opportunities to progress your career through their development programmes.Responsibilities will include:Undertaking research for your portfolio of clientsAttending meetings with senior members of staffEstablishing and maintaining strong working relationships with third parties Drafting client correspondence Experience and skills required:Minimum 112 UCAS points (or equivalent) Excellent written and verbal communication skills Good numeracy skills and attention to detailTeam 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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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!