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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Trainee Marketing Assistant | Contract
Friendly and supportive teamInteresting commercial businessGood work/life balanceGain marketing experience in a fast-paced and challenging commercial environment, during this 3 month contract.Joining this forward-thinking organisation, you will be part of a truly diverse workforce that endeavours to support employees to maintain an acceptable work-life balance.As Trainee Marketing Assistant you will support the marketing team with social media, merchandising, sponsorship and administration tasks.Curious and want to find out more?Call our team on 01534 626777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org referencing the following information:Job title: Trainee Marketing Assistant | ContractJob reference: 42138We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.View details
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Trainee Fund Administrator
Opportunities for development and progressionGain exposure to various areas of the businessSupportive and collaborative teamKick start your career with an international provider of financial services which has a collaborative culture and is committed to helping you achieve your full potential.In this role you will provide support with general administration and company secretarial tasks for client entities, whilst benefitting from supervision and training from more senior staff members.This is a fantastic opportunity where you will work alongside well-regarded industry professionals and gain exposure to funds, fiduciary and corporate administration.If you’re looking to start your career or are looking for a career change, this could be the role for you.Curious and want to find out more?Call our team on 01534 626777 or email email@example.com referencing the following information:Job title: Trainee Fund AdministratorJob reference: 42006We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at all times.View details
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Supportive and inclusive cultureWellbeing initiativesStrong commitment to learning and development, with a dedicated teamReach your potential and enjoy a progressive IT career, providing first and second line IT support as part of a small and dedicated team.In this role you will ensure a high level of customer service is provided across a diverse range of applications and technologies. This role will form part of an ‘on call’ rota.This is an excellent opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment where people are valued and listened to, and hard work is rewarded.Curious and want to find out more?Call our team on 01534 626777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org referencing the following information:Job title: IT AssistantJob reference: 42033We 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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