Graduate stories - What do people do once they graduate - Naomy
Naomy talks about her experience once she graduated a year ago. She stated working in M and S as a temp, then worked in a variety of part time admin role including the theater and as a hotel receptionist. She eventually got a graduate admin job where they required a 2:1 but ended up making the tea and downloading emails and felt this job was wrongly advertised and left. She applied for numerous Arts job and was not successful. She eventually applied for Teach First and will start that next year.
She was keen to work in the Arts but felt that was unrealistic . She talks about one of thee main challenges in doing this was as lack of experience and no one willing to give her that experience. She mentioned about the Creative Employment Scheme but the criteria was being on job seekers for 6-12 months which she felt was "ridiculous" as the scheme is perfect for graduates. She did apply for jobs in the Arts but one of the criteria was you had to be on Creative Employment Scheme and for this she needed to be unemployed. She found keeping motivated difficult as she had always had a plan due to education route and now found her self without one. She says her biggest challenge is recognising that a plan will develop and she has to deal with here and now and not stress constantly about applying for jobs.