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Trainee Jobs Overview A wide range of job possibilities exist for management and executive trainees, for candidates ...

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Trainee Jobs Overview

A wide range of job possibilities exist for management and executive trainees, for candidates with the ability and motivation to develop a career in their chosen field. Although there is a large choice of positions, ranging from sales trainees and researchers to quantity surveyors and many more, a common requirement is good communication and interpersonal skills help in addition to a professional approach and confident attitude. Organisational ability and computer skills are also important. In the long term, there are opportunities to progress towards management level for talented employees.

Trainee Jobs Education Requirements

A degree is not always essential for access to a trainee or entry-level post and a specialist vocational course with a college diploma may help, as well as experience perhaps on a placement or summer job. Notably, however, many companies operate a graduate recruitment programme.

Trainee Jobs Market

There are numerous vacancies available at the time of writing, especially in large centres of population such as Birmingham, Sheffield, Glasgow and Bristol - in addition to London and the Home Counties. Vacancies for trainee posts include retail sales and marketing, insurance account executives and underwriters, along with surveyors jobs and estimators. For those interested in the world of law or finance, pension administration and para-legal trainee posts are advertised, in addition to IFA (independent financial advisor) positions. Some of the larger companies take on new staff regularly, with in-house training programmes.

Trainee Jobs Salary Information

A management trainee can expect to earn from £16,555 to £22.428 with a typical median salary of £19,166, rising with experience and advancement. It is also worthwhile considering working as a trainee or graduate recruitment consultant. Finally, with relatively few exceptions in certain cases where particular skills are sought (such as project management methodologies or software security, auditing and development), the highest starting salaries for trainee management or executive posts are usually offered to graduates.

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