Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) REC supports and represents recruitment professionals, businesses and agencies in the UK. To find a Consultancy – you can search listings by regional area or industry type. REC operates 10 Specialist Sector Groups – representing just some of the various niche markets within the recruitment industry
We’re often asked ‘what’s a graduate training scheme’ or ‘how do I apply for a graduate training scheme, and is it too late?’
A graduate training scheme is full-time employment with a major company once you graduate, offering structured management/professional training and development . Schemes usually last between one and two years and may be business or finance-related, HR, IT, engineering, marketing etc. The company may help you with training and support towards your chosen professional body’s recognised qualifications – eg chartered engineer status or professional membership of CIPD for the HR profession.
If you’re a final year or postgraduate student, you can find schemes and graduate jobs advertised on the PCC website, and you can sign up to receive email alerts. Also, register with prospects.ac.ukand targetjobs.co.uk to receive job alerts.
Come in and see us if you want more help in applying for these schemes or want to know more about them.
Career options in HR Uncover what options are available to you in human resources. This could help you focus your job searching efforts and hopefully get the job you want.
What sort of salary can I expect in HR?
Whether we like to admit it or not, salaries and other job benefits can be an important issue in our lives. Whilst we are not advocating being a ruthless business person like Gordon Gecko, money is something we all have to think about when looking for work. See how HR can help you achieve both job satisfaction and your desired income.
Careers International organises invitation-only career events at which international employers meet and interview high potential graduates and professionals for a wide variety of international positions. These events focus on different academic backgrounds and work experience, bringing together up to 15 international companies and 200 internationally strictly-selected candidates.
Professional bodies – sounds mysterious and what do they have to do with future careers? Sounds a bit scary?
All it means is that for many jobs there are organisations which provide a framework for that particular career; they may be the organisation which sets the standard for professional qualifications in that job and / or they may be an organisation that you can join either as a student member or once you are fully qualified. Even more confused?
Let’s look at a couple of examples:
If you’re keen on working in HR, the professional body for HR is called the CIPD which stands for Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development. If you undertake training after your degree to become qualified as a Human Resources Officer your training will be validated by the CIPD.
Similarly, if you want to become a fully qualified accountant, there are several professional bodies you can join or become qualified with, depending on what sort of accountancy route you follow. Two of these are CIMA and CIPFA. CIMA is the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and CIPFA is the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy.
These are just two examples – there are hundreds of different professional bodies and they are a useful source of help and advice both while you are a student and when you are working in your chosen job. They are also a useful potential networking resource to tap into.