Opportunities to work

1. Work

We’ll do some jargon busting in this section to help you to understand what is being advertised to you, however, please ensure you use this section in conjunction with career planning to understand what would be best for you. Larger companies/organisations tend to offer schemes and structured internships, while SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) offer jobs and graduate placements, but this is not always a rule.

Large recruiters (250+ members of staff)

  • Structured training and development process
  • Higher salary and benefits package

SMEs (Fewer than 250 staff)

  • Less hierarchical/bureaucratic work environment
  • Direct contact with senior management and networks
  • Exposure to all areas of the business
  • More responsibility earlier on
  • Potentially lower salaries