Graduate startup jobs

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UK startups jobs FAQs

  • As London continues to thrive with a growing number of new UK startups and a buzzing tech scene, there has never been a better time to begin searching for startup jobs.

    At Give a Grad a Go, we offer entry level start up jobs for new graduates as well as startup careers for graduates who are looking for their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th career moves, with various startup manager jobs available in a variety of different sectors.

    We are the UK’s leading multi-sector graduate recruitment agency, having placed thousands of graduates in a broad range of roles, we are certain that we can help find the right job for you. Whether you’re looking for sales jobs in startups or creative startup jobs, we work hard to ensure you are matched to the right startup role, within an industry that you are passionate about.

    You can find all of our startup graduate jobs on our specialist startup jobs board. From more generalist opportunities like graduate startup schemes, to sector-specific positions like tech startup jobs, our jobs board has something for everyone.

    So, if you’re ready to join a startup, all you need to do is look through the list of graduate startup jobs on our job board and apply when one catches your eye! It’s really that easy!

  • Working for a startup can offer a unique and rewarding experience that may not be found in larger, more established corporations.

    Here are some compelling reasons why graduates choose to work in startups:

    • Greater responsibilities – great for your CV
    • Quickly develop new skills – able to take your ideas from initial stages to completion
    • Opportunities for experience in other areas of the business
    • Directly contributing to the success – hugely satisfying and everything you do will be noticed
    • Variation of interesting activities – able to shape your own role
    • Excellent opportunities for career progression – reach managerial positions quicker
    • Learning directly from the startup founder and influential entrepreneurs
    • Often, startups offer nice perks and have great company cultures
    • Teamwork is at the essence of a startup environment with small, tight-knit teams

    Read about more of the rewarding benefits of joining a startup. Visit our blog page for other useful insights on startup careers.

    Ready to apply? Check out the jobs at tech startups and other startup sectors on our jobs board!

  • Graduate jobs in startups are often thrilling and transformative opportunities.

    The startup experience can vary widely based on the specific company, its industry, and its stage of growth, so it’s essential to research the risks and rewards associated with startup jobs for graduates.

    Two graduates we’ve previously placed speak about their experience of working in jobs at startups:

    Suzanne Goddard – “I got my first graduate job through Give a Grad a Go, a Marketing Executive job for a tech startup company in London. We were a team of 5 and we were all fully invested in the success and growth of the business. It is so rewarding to see the direct results of new ideas I have or things I achieve, instead of just being a cog in the wheel or a small fish in a big pond, how some of my friends have said it sometimes feels like working in larger companies.” 

    Amaan Dhami“I would say I have definitely progressed in my career quicker than some of my other university friends. I have now been working here for 17 months and got a promotion to Marketing Manager two months ago, so a big thank you for helping me get this opportunity!”

    If you’re a driven and ambitious graduate who enjoys working in a fast-paced ‘all-hands-on-deck’ environment, you should definitely consider applying to jobs in startups.

    Browse the startup opportunities listed on our UK startup jobs board above to find jobs in a startup company that you’d love to work for!

  • So you’ve graduated from university, now how do you start working for a startup company? You don’t necessarily need previous work experience or a degree to work in startups (although it helps!) We place both graduates and non-graduates in startup jobs UK-wide. If working for startups appeals to you, read on to find out our top tips on how to get a job in a startup.

    How to work in startups: Tips for landing the best startup jobs

    1. Make your CV stand out – check out our graduate and student CV hub for CV tips, cover letter examples, and free CV templates to download for a range of graduate jobs.
    2. Register to a recruitment website and recieve job alerts tailored specifically to your interests.
    3. Get your digital brand up to scratch (in particular, create a good LinkedIn profile)
    4. Complete an internship – although this isn’t a necessity if you’re looking for jobs in London startups, it will look good on your CV and it will give you some insight into the industries or roles you like and dislike.
    5. Volunteer to help a small company – volunteering helps to boost your employability (for example, offer to set up and run their social media channels).
    6. Alongside your startup job hunt, spend some time completing an online course to help you upskill.

    If you’re keen to pursue startup company jobs, Give a Grad a Go is happy to help. All you need to do is register to our website and explore the startup UK jobs on our jobs board – don’t hesitate to apply!

  • What is a typical salary for London startup jobs? If you’ve never had a startup job, you may notice there are some common misconceptions around startup salaries, namely that they will be very low. However, this is not the case, particularly for the startup companies that we work with. Our startup jobs salaries range from around £20,000p/a up to around £60,000p/a.

    Salaries for startup jobs in London tend to be slightly higher than jobs outside of the city. However, this is also true for medium and large companies in London too, with the average living cost being higher.

    At Give a Grad a Go, we work with startups to ensure that all salaries offered are fair, and with opportunities for career progression being so high in startups, this means that the opportunities for salary increases are too. Scroll up to check out our jobs in tech startups and other industries!