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Entry-Level Jobs Overview

Entry-level jobs are meant for those who have just recently graduated or have little to no real-world experience in a given industry. They are often part-time, and their purpose is to offer candidates a starting point for their careers, meaning prior experience in the position is not usually required. They are similar to apprentice jobs or internships in that they are often part-time and do not offer the same level of employee benefits as non-entry-level positions.

Entry-Level Job Education Requirements

A university degree is not always necessary if one wishes to break into a certain field. Apprentice carpenters, junior sales advisor jobs and trainee chefs, among many others, do not necessarily require a degree. Nevertheless, entry level jobs in more technical industries will almost certainly demand a two- or four-year degree; for example, an entry level architectural planning job will require at least a BSc. A certification within a discrete City and Guilds Scheme or from another accredited institution will give applicants a significant edge.

Entry-Level Jobs Market

There is currently a healthy market for those seeking entry level jobs, and this is unlikely to change anytime soon; employers are always looking for the fresh talent and entry-level jobs are the means in which they foster the next generation of workers. The availability of jobs will naturally vary from sector to sector, and location plays a huge role as well. A large city like London will offer a wider variety of positions to choose from, especially in the banking and investment sectors which London is famous for.

Entry-Level Jobs Salary Information

Salaries will vary considerably depending on the profession and whether or not the applicant has a degree. An entry-level position as a banker will pay more than an entry-level chef position. Applicants should know that they are unlikely to receive the same salary and benefits of regular employees, however, and that entry-level positions are often part-time and/or temporary.

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