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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Permanent Full Time Hours
Trainee Administrator | Internal Finance
Reach your potential in a dynamic and fast-growing professional services company, where you will be given the opportunity to progress your career.This is an ideal opportunity for an ambitious individual, to be trained as an accountant and be fully supported in their study towards a professional accounting qualifications. There will also be progression within the role, to take on more bookkeeping and internal accounts preparation for companies.Responsibilities will include:Managing business invoices Coordinating staff expenses and arranging paymentsReconciling bank accountsPerforming bookkeeping for client accountsTracking and managing client disbursementsExperience and skills required:Educated to at least A-levels or equivalent as a minimum (A-C grades)Confident Microsoft excel and word userExcellent numeracy and written skillsGood interpersonal and communication skillsIf 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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Compliance Administrator | 12 month Contract
This leading law firm is currently seeking a proactive individual with previous compliance experience to join their team. You will have the option of working in the office or remotely (or a mix of both) and your hours would be 11am to 7pm or 12noon to 8pm, to fit with the various jurisdictions.Here you will find a genuine sense of belonging and a strong commitment to helping employees develop and reach their full potential, whilst recognising the value of different perspectives and opinions. Become part of a friendly, knowledgeable compliance team where your skills and enthusiasm will be fully appreciated.If you are interested in developing your experience in a fast paced and supportive environment alongside a friendly and knowledge risk and compliance team, then this could be the role for you!This role can be based in Jersey or Guernsey.Responsibilities will include:Conducting compliance monitoring programme reviewsUpdating underlying regulatory compliance risk assessmentsProactively sourcing and analysing a wide variety of data to test the effectiveness of various business controlsAccurately recording findings in reportsExperience and skills required:Previous AML/CDD experience in a professional services environment Good knowledge of AML/CFT regulations in Jersey and/or Guernsey, Cayman, BVI and UKSelf-starter with excellent attention to detailAbility to understand and map business processes and regulatory controlsIf 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
Permanent Full Time Hours
Quality Assurance IT Software Tester
A unique opportunity for a detail oriented and proactive individual with a software testing background to join an established, dynamic and innovative company, that is committed to providing excellent service to their large customer base.Being part of an inclusive and friendly environment, you can expect your input to be valued whilst having the opportunity to build on your skill set in a challenging and varied role. This is primarily a manual testing position with the possibility and opportunity to expand to automated testing.Responsibilities will include:End-to-end test planning and scripting for customer facing and back-office web applicationsExecuting test scriptsSoftware testing for projects and functional areasCollaborating remotely with developers and business stakeholders to define the scope of user stories and how they will be testedExperience and skills required:Minimum 1 years’ experience in quality assurance software testing, or undertaking IT projectsPrevious experience testing web applications and defining test plansBasic SQL knowledgeProactive approach to tasksGood organisational skillsIf 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
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!
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