A couple of months ago I applied for a North West based small accountancy firm. Only in a few days after posting my application form, CV etc I got a letter from them saying I do not meet their pre-selectin criteria; they do not take on trainees individuals with post graduate work experience.
I have been working full time for about three years in a non graduate finance role. I meet all their academic requirements (they ask for 2:1, 280 UCAS). I was surprised when I got this letter and can’t see what fault it is having some work experience after university. They didn’t say that on the website though! I wonder is it right to reject people on this ground? Not to mention I spent hours filling out form, writing open questions and covering letter, I felt it some kind of discrimination. You think work experience can only do you good. Some firms like Kingston Smith requires all applicants have minimum 6 month (I think!) work experience…Any advice?