Peninsula has been established for over 30 years and is led by one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the UK, Peter Done. The business has grown year on year even through the recession due to its commitment and focus. By understanding exactly what they need to do to succeed they also ensure that every one of their 30,000 customers shares in that success. 

Voted by the graduates we surveyed as the top company to work for (smaller intake), Peninsula Business Services is an ambitious and focussed company looking to train and develop their graduates. With an overall rating this year of 4.7/5,  Peninsula score particularly high in 2016/2017 for progression (4.9/5), company culture (4.9/5) and support (4.9/5). 

 

1. The Best and Worst things about working for Peninsula 

Best: The training is immense. It’s well structured and very detailed. It also helps towards attaining a Level 7 CIPD qualification which will help with my long term career goals. When things get stressful the head and assistant heads of department come round and offer you a brew or some biscuits or both! The scheme has also made me realise I can do so much more than I thought and cope with a heavy workload easily. It tests your limits which is valuable in the industry. 

Worst: The IT systems can sometimes break. They do fix them ASAP though.

Graduate Employment Law Consultant, Graduate Team at Peninsula Business Services

 

Best: Peninsula provide amazing training by HR experts within the company for each employment law topic, which is then followed by an assessment and feedback for when we begin advising on the phone. They also invest in a CIPD module to help set up your professional career in HR. Peninsula are also very generous for any overtime and weekend working and there is always an opportunity to earn extra commission through referrals. 

Worst: This role is fast paced and high pressured in a target driven environment where between 9am-5pm is non-stop but the topics and experience you cover in this company in a short period of time is invaluable.

Graduate Employment Law Consultant at Peninsula Business Services

 

Best: There is a lot of training available with a large range of training sessions, access to Peninsula University and Lexis Nexus. There is also the added bonus of gaining a CIPD qualification which is vital in a HR role. The annual conferences also provide training sessions and external speakers, which is another way to increase your knowledge.

Worst: As a driver and travelling in by car for work, I learnt that unfortunately there was no free onsite parking. However there are car parks nearby for as cheap as £2 per day. You may also come across colleagues travelling the same route as you, so there may be an opportunity to car share.

Graduate Employment Law Consultant at Peninsula Business Services

 

2. Average Working Hours

9.00am – 5.00pm 

 

3. Average Graduate Salary

£19,000 – £21,000

 

4. Interview Tips

Application Advice: Highlight previous work/ work experience with high client interactions and why you want to pursue a career at Peninsula which incorporates HR and Employment Law.

Interview Advice: Research Peninsula, who their clients are and their values.

Graduate Employment Law Consultant , Employment Advice at Peninsula Business Services

 

Application Advice: Research the company first. Make sure you have all the information about what they do, how they operate, what the scheme involves and what is expected. Some people get a shock to the system as they don’t realise what they’re signing up for.

Interview Advice: Research the company first. Make sure you have all the information about what they do, how they operate, what the scheme involves and what is expected. Some people get a shock to the system as they don’t realise what they’re signing up for.

Graduate Employment Law Consultant, Graduate Team at Peninsula Business Services

 

Application Advice: Discuss why you would be good for the role and why you should be selected.

Interview Advice: Show lots of enthusiasm.

Graduate Employment Law Consultant, at Peninsula Business Services

 

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