Graduates – find out what sort of jobs Axcis can offer – from internal resourcing, payroll or recruitment consultancy posts to school teaching and support roles, we have more on offer than you may at first think. Read on to find out more.
A tough jobs market for graduates
The jobs market isn’t what it once was for graduates. Competition for some roles is so high that companies are seeing hundreds of applicants for each advertised post. Combine this with financial and political uncertainty and many businesses are tightening their belts, making entry level graduate positions harder and harder to come by for many. But it’s not all doom and gloom. By thinking outside the box or being prepared to consider a broader range of opportunities, there are still plenty of options for graduates. Let’s take a closer look at how Axcis can help.
Recruitment or education jobs for graduates
As we are a specialist education recruitment company, Axcis can offer graduate jobs both in the education as well as the recruitment sector. Many of our staff have a background in both, or started on one side of the business and later moved to the other – a really useful benefit for many who have worked for us over the years.
Recruitment jobs for graduates
Axcis is a growing business and as a result, we are always on the lookout for fresh talent to join our expanding team. Confident graduates who know they want a career as a recruitment consultant could consider joining us on a fast-track graduate training programme, or those wanting to get a feel for the business first could consider roles as a candidate resourcer, compliance/vetting or payroll support – there are a range of internal options. If you’d like to know more or be considered for such a role, why not send your CV to our internal hiring manager today?
Where are Axcis offices located?
if you’re tempted to apply for an internal graduate role, you’ll need to consider the location of the office you want to work in. We currently have offices based in London (Oxford Circus), Bristol, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester – so you’d need to be able to commute to one of these locations for an office-based role. It’s worth mentioning which office you’re interested in when you contact us so that we can filter your application appropriately.
How do I know if a graduate recruitment consultant job would suit me?
If you’re interested, but not sure if a graduate recruitment consultant job would be a suitable job to consider, you may find it useful to read our guide on what makes an effective recruiter. There are some fantastic hints and tips in here which should give you a really good idea of whether this is the sort of job which would suit your personality, skills and aspirations. If you’ve read it and think you’d love to give it a go, then we’d be keen to hear from you!
School jobs for graduates
If working in an office isn’t really your bag, and think that a school job would be more up your street, then it’s worth being aware that we also work with lots of schools who are keen to hear from graduates looking for classroom based roles. We have a range of teaching jobs available for those of you who are finishing a PGCE, GTP, BEd or similar, so if you have not secured a teaching post yet, we’d love to hear from you. However, we also have plenty of roles available for graduates who have not necessarily completed a teaching or education-based course. For example:
Mainstream Classroom Assistant (Curriculum Support) – Schools often need graduates who can provide academic support for their students. For example, you might be doing extra Maths or English classes with small groups of students, or one-to-one tuition. These children may have very mild types of special need such as Dyslexia or Dyspraxia and they will often benefit a huge amount from the additional time and attention that a graduate could offer them.
Mainstream Classroom Assistant (General Classroom Support) – Many schools have a number of children with SEND who don’t have the accompanying budget for specialist support. These schools will very often hire a Classroom Assistant to support on a floating basis. This means that you’ll be assigned to provide support as and where it is necessary in a mainstream primary or secondary classroom. The teacher will usually direct you to the students they feel need a helping hand, and you’ll sit with them in class helping them to understand the work as well as helping them to stay focused and on-task.
Special School Classroom Assistant – There are many different kinds of special schools and specialist units attached to mainstream schools and to list them all would be rather time-consuming. However, to give a guide, these schools will usually fall into one of these broader categories:
- Autism – Schools or units dedicated to supporting children on the autism spectrum. Some can be at the more moderate end (Asperger’s syndrome) while others may be more profound and require more intensive support.
- SEMH – Mental health has had a huge spotlight thrown on it in recent years and the numbers of children with SEND related to social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) is growing year on year. So, if you’d be interested in supporting children who have perhaps had a difficult upbringing or other issues which have led to them feeling cast-out by society and in need of a supportive individual to help get them back on track, this could be the ideal setting for you.
- MLD – Some children have special needs which are not necessarily outwardly visible, but which may hold them back when it comes to academic achievement. MLD, or moderate learning difficulty provisions can be a good setting for someone without a great deal of specialist knowledge, but with an interest in developing in this area.
- SLD/CLD – Children with severe or complex learning difficulties usually require more intensive support than children in other settings, and some may have as many as two assistants working with them at all times. However, this higher staff ratio means that it’s still an option open to graduates with little or no experience of the sector. This is because you’ll often be working alongside other staff who can support you and share their knowledge with you.
- HI/VI/Other – Where children have very specific needs, such as a profound Hearing or Visual Impairment, they may attend a provision which is tailored very specifically to that need. The same goes for conditions such as Epilepsy or any need which might require staff to have very specific knowledge or training. So, if you happen to have knowledge of a specific condition like this, you may wish to consider roles in such a provision. Knowledge of British Sign Language, for example, is highly sought after!
In summary, for those wanting an entry level graduate position within a school, there are a range of roles and settings available. You could take a look at our jobs pages to see if we have any you’d like to apply for right now, or you could register with your nearest office for a no-obligation, FREE consultation to further discuss whether you would be a good fit for these roles.
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Graduates – we look forward to hearing from you!