Ten top tips for exams

Are you starting to prepare for your exams? Are you scratching your head at the thought of revision? Well, stop right there… We have a plan! Well, we have ten top tips to help you prepare for your exams. Whether you’re aiming to get that first exam out of the way, or you’re on the […]

What it’s like working in finance

My name is Jo and I work in finance. There I said it. Don’t judge me or fall asleep. I’ll make this quick, I promise. If you listen to our podcast, That Mint Podcast, you’ll know that we often lie about where we work because it’s hard to describe and people immediately look bored. But it’s […]

7 things to remember after failing an exam

As the great Winston Churchill once said: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Failure is a normal part of any journey to success – and although sometimes it may feel like the end destination, it’s simply a bump in the road. How we recover and […]

Fabulous finalists!

Yesterday was a day filled with celebrations here at HQ – as we got the news that four of our grads have been shortlisted for the Professional Adviser New Talent Awards. As if this wasn’t enough to have us rummaging around to find our party hats, we also found out that as a team, we […]

Managing stress at work

It doesn’t matter how much we love our jobs – it’s inevitable that from time to time things get a little much at work, and before we know it, we’re feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. Otherwise known as, stressed. Whether it’s workload, personal challenges or other factors – it’s bound to […]

What TGS has done for me – Grant

This week, we’re looking at Grant and what The Grad Scheme has done for him. For us, Grant is the ultimate success story – from a fresh-faced Business Management graduate, to a Chartered, award-winning Paraplanner – it’s safe to say, he’s achieved great things over the last 5 years with us. Supporting Grant throughout his […]

Job or Career?

The difference between a job and career. With 2019 in full swing and the ‘New Year, New Me’ quotes filling your Instagram feed, you may be thinking about a change of direction. With that in mind, we thought a good place to start would be understanding the difference between a job and a career. It […]

What do millennials want at work?

It’s a question that baffles most employers; what do millennials want at work? As a company, we already have a good handle on what millennials want but we’ve done a bit more digging and these are the key points we have found… A clear career path  Millennials are looking for employment where they can see […]

How to write the perfect cover letter

So, it’s an important part of applying for the job. It’s your chance to stand out from the crowd. It’s the first introduction a company has to you but it can also be a really daunting task. This is a short blog post with our top tips on writing the perfect cover letter and also, […]

#MyStorySoFar… by Rachael

Bringing the #MyStorySoFar episodes to a close is Rachael, yet another one of our fabulous grads! She almost has her Diploma under her belt, below, she explains why you too, should want to strive to succeed… How has The Grad Scheme improved your skills? Since joining The Grad Scheme in 2016, I feel as though […]