Looking for work experience, placement or graduate job? Then you’ll make a good first impression when you talk to recruiters if you can:
- Demonstrate that you know about the organisation and the job role(s) on offer
- Ask relevant questions
- Show an understanding of their business
Check the exhibitor list!
Recruiters may offer a range of opportunities, not just those restricted to the main activity of the company; technology companies, for example, may also recruit for finance or marketing roles.
Taking just 10 minutes to prepare some questions to ask recruiters will help you to impress…
The Step Programme offers paid development focused work placement opportunities for undergraduates or new graduates usually in small and medium sized enterprises. Check them out…
Let’s talk Africa event took place on 30 November 2012 at the Downing college, University of Cambridge, and you can find resources from the event at www.letstalkafrica.org. The event aimed to provide a platform where University students: both post- and undergraduates, could hear about opportunities inherent in Africa and how they can explore them. Recruiters also attended the summit.
Take an inside view
Graduating next year?
- Want some help with your job search
- Considering postgrad study?
- Still thinking about what you want to do?
- Totally lost and no ideas?
- Know what you want to do but don’t know how to achieve it?
Help is at hand. Use the PCC website… Talk to a careers consultant…
blog ‘features resources, news, events and other information to help you in your quest for a successful and fulfilling career.
As postdoctorals, postgraduate and undergraduate students you will have different needs according to the stage of your career and career aims so the blog has been split into sections’:
- Postdoctoral researchers
The blogger, Sarah Blackford is the head of Education & Public Affairs at the Society for Experimental Biology.
Are you a current Brunel Business or Law student or graduate (up to two years after graduation)?
Are you living some some distance from campus or just not able to get back to Uxbridge and have Skype?
Well, here’s an offer you can’t refuse: You can set up an interview to get help from a Careers Consultant by emailing careers@brunel. Remember to put Skype interview in the subject line of your email, and tell us a little bit about your situation and the kind of help you would like.
The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) offer a range of scholarships and awards:
- Whitworth Scholarship Awards Scheme (all engineering disciplines):
- Whitworth Scholarship Awards for undergraduate studies, normally an MEng or postgraduate masters degree.
- Whitworth Senior Scholarship Awards for postgraduate study for a PhD or EngD degree.
- IMechE Undergraduate Scholarships (IMechE Accredited Degrees only).
- IMechE Postgraduate Scholarships
- Postgraduate Masters Scholarships leading to the award of an IMechE accredited postgraduate masters degree.
- Postgraduate Research Scholarships leading to the award of a doctorate.
For details of the scholarships and awards, visit www.imeche.org/awards; contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Giving you the heads up on female friendly companies – latest jobs, new opportunities, things to watch out for, main events, community member news and more. twitter.com/wheretowork
A paid placement which will give you an opportunity to shadow one of PwC’s female partners or directors from a number of business areas for one week in the summer. You’ll be able to choose the office you’d like, attending meetings, working with clients and their teams to find out what’s it’s like working in a leadership role. Also, you may earn a place on one of their Insight or graduate programmes.
You should be an undergraduate with 300 UCAS points and be on course to achieve a 2:1 or above. You can be studying any degree.
How to find out more and apply
Check out the UK Top 100 Graduate Employers timeline on Timetoast.
Read this article in the Guardian about the immersion test which has been designed by the accountancy firm KPMG as part of its graduate recruitment.
The Unofficial Guide to Banking is a ‘no-nonsense guide to the roles available, with practical advice on how to kick-start your career in finance’.
Check out this post on the Guardian Careers blog:
Digital publishing: how the publishing job spec is changing
It’s anticipated that ‘publishers will be keen to hear from anyone who can maximise their chances of embracing, and profiting from, the digital age’.
The new media age graduate section offers information on how to get into the digital industry, industry profiles and views of students studying digital courses. You can sign up to receive a newsletter with news, opinion and graduate jobs emailed straight to you.
Currently at university? Register on nma.co.uk with your university email address.
You can find these resources on the Society of Biology website:
- Bioscience Careers Resource Sheet for Undergraduates giving links to biology specific careers paths, further study, and graduate jobs
- Next Steps: Options after a bioscience degree careers guide for students and graduates
Looked at those resources and would like some more information?
What skills have you gained during your course?
What do Brunel graduates do?
Useful links on the PCC website
Just like to talk one-to-one?
What kind of jobs are advertised?
- Graduate jobs
- Graduate training schemes
- On campus jobs
- Part-time & vacation
- Voluntary opportunities
- Overseas opportunities
How do I access the jobs board?
Online at www.brunel.ac.uk/services/pcc/vacancies/_nocache
How can I sign up for job alerts?
Go to www.brunel.ac.uk/services/pcc/vacancies/subscribe. [You can stop alerts any time you want!]
Can I still access the jobs when I’ve graduated or from off campus?
Just enter your Brunel Student ID number in the box, and then click Login to vacancies
Employability profiles on the UCAS website will give you an insight into the skills you’ll gain or have gained from your course, but also the competencies requred by employers.
[Don't be put off by the fact that they're on the UCAS site: they're a useful resource!]