I graduated in 2011 and immediately got a job doing all-round admin type stuff at a little tech company. My work there has helped me focus on what I actually want to do (accounting/audit) and it seems like graduate schemes are really the best way to get a jump start in the field. I really want to make this happen. Had my telephone interview with KPMG this morning, wheeee!
But I’m concerned that if I don’t get onto a graduate scheme this year (and I’m already late to the party for applications this year) I’ll have effectively aged out. Sure, all of the company websites say they’re fine with people like me applying a few years after uni, but at what point does it just become silly? Four years after uni? Five? Is it already kind of weird now, three years after? (Geez, I can’t believe I’ve been out of uni three years already.)
Any thoughts appreciated?