Finding Ada Online Recruitment Fair for Women in STEM

Thursday 1 February 2018
Time: 09:00 – 17:00, GMT
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The fair will bring together employers and female job hunters to talk about jobs and careers in one-on-one conversations from your mobile or tablet.

The fair is open to all women with a right to work in the UK, from final year undergraduates, to recent graduates, masters or doctoral students, early career jobs hunters and STEM returners. Employers will come from across the STEM spectrum – start-ups to global multinationals.

Shining a light on your job search

Do you know what you want to do? We didn’t! Finding the right job and the right career path can be a daunting task. While career events and workshops will have shown the very broad scope of jobs on offer, we know there are many more in the energy industry which you may not be aware of. You could be a consultant, or work on the development of smart grids or the very latest renewable technologies! We have five tips for those looking for a new job, they are written below:

Search – Finding your perfect job isn’t easy, spend time searching across roles, departments and even sectors.

Talk – Talking to those working in the role or the recruiter cannot be underestimated. They can advise from their own experience.

Ask – Ask questions to find out if the role is right for you. It is as important for you to understand the company and the role as it is for the company.

Research – Research the skills and qualifications you need for the role. Knowing the skills needed as well as the company is important in your job search.

Tell – Talk with family & your Careers Consultant as they can help. They know you and what you are good at and can help or advise you in your job search.

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KYOCodes competition with KYOCERA

kyocodes_-cps-51493-Image_cpsimage_8novKYOCERA is trying to find the best team of developers, business students and idea makers, through the annual KYOCERA invitational competition.  Enter a team of three into KYOCodes, and you could be crowned as the KYOCERA app developers, potentially winning a top prize of £3,000 worth of Apple gift cards, devices for the university, potential job offers and an accreditation as a KYOCERA developer.

KYOCERA also uses this programme to find the new talent for our technical and sales staff of the future.

The Brunel team will be invited to KYOCERA Reading or Manchester and tasked with designing, building and presenting an application which meets a real business need and challenge, followed by training on how to develop the concept, before testing and presenting the end product.

Online registration is open until 26 January 2018, and the online qualification quiz runs from 27-31 January.  Training weeks start on 5 February 2018 and final presentations are on 2 April 2018.

Economist or statistician? Fellowship?

The ODI Fellowship Scheme sends young postgraduate economists and, as of 2014, statisticians to work in the public sectors of developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific on two-year contracts since 1963.  The Scheme provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills and gain experience working within a developing country’s government and is open to candidates of all nationalities.

Essential criteria:

  • degree in economics, statistics or a related field
  • postgraduate degree qualification (Note: If you studying for a postgraduate degree at the time of application, the award of a Fellowship will be conditional upon the successful completion of your degree.)
  • ability to commit to a two-year assignment

Apply before 1 December 2017 for a chance to be part of the ODI Fellowship Scheme, which is open to candidates of all nationalities.

Want the inside picture?

The Inside Careers guides will give you an insight into the finance sector.  To view the digital versions you will need to register but the website has a wealth of information including internship, placement and graduate scheme opportunities.  There’s also an employer directory and sector advice.

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Want to work for a top employer brand?

gurardianuk300_oct17Based on the survey results of 62,814 students, The Guardian UK 300 reveals the top 300 employers in the UK – overall and for 19 different career sectors. But it also features the careers story and advice of executives and star graduate employees at a selection of these top employers and advises students on how to maximise their chances of securing a position at their employer of choice.