Those graduates who are of the highest calibre can benefit from fasttrack schemes that certain leading employers run. Their aim is to recruit quality graduates who apart from having the necessary high grades also have the personal qualities and potential to become future leaders and high fliers.

For successful candidates fasttrack schemes offer excellent career opportunities. Graduates who get postings with companies can expect to gain a wide range of experience in a short period of time. It can be intensive as training and on the job learning often go hand in hand. You must be able to adapt to different environments and working practices quickly.

It’s not just the biggest employers who look to take on talented graduates, many of the biggest recruiters of university leavers are exciting new start ups launched by entrepreneurs. Blue Chip employers as well as specialist recruitment companies work in partnership with universities to identify and then place suitable candidates.

During the interview and screening process employers and recruiters look for graduates who can display:

  • Adaptability
  • A professional approach
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • Ability to thrive under pressure
  • Ambition
  • Confidence
  • Determination
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Potential
  • Proven achievements

Who are:

  • Ambitious
  • Articulate
  • Competitive
  • Creative
  • Driven
  • Dynamic
  • Hardworking
  • Motivated
  • Presentable
  • Resilient
  • Team players

Fastracked graduates can be a benefit to companies by;

  • Having a real impact on efficiency and operations.
  • Bringing fresh ideas to a organisation.
  • Helping to break the mould of a company.
  • Thinking out of the box.


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