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.

For more information and some useful links:

JSPS Summer Programme 2018

Application Deadline: Monday 15 January 2018
Fellowship to take place during fixed period: Tuesday 12 June-Wednesday 22 August 2018
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The JSPS Summer Programme provides the opportunity for current MPhil or PhD students to receive a one week orientation on Japanese culture and research systems on arrival and then move to a host institution in Japan of their choice and approved by JSPS, to conduct collaborative research activities for two months during the summer.

Value of award: Return international airfare, maintenance allowance (534,000, JPY), research support allowance (158,500 JPY) and overseas travel and accident insurance policy are provided.

Eligibility: Applicants must be a British national and a current MPhil or PhD student based at a UK university or research institution at the time of application. Eligible research fields are not limited.

Applications should be sent to the British Council Tokyo. You can find the application guidelines and form on the JSPS London website.  Any enquiries should be sent to: science@britishcouncil.or.jp

You can read case studies written by former UK JSPS Summer Programme Fellows at www.jsps.org/case_studies/fellowsummerprogramme.

LAST CHANCE: PhD funding Fair

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4 December 2017

Central LondonVenue to be advised to successful applicants only

  • Dedicated event focusing on the needs of potential PhD students
  • Face-to-face opportunity to discuss your PhD plans and aspirations
  • Meet over 20 high quality Universities with PhD funding to offer
  • Chat to current PhD students about their experience of looking for and being a PhD student in our ​unique and ever popular PhD Student Peer to Peer Advice Room​
  • Attend talks on how to apply for a PhD and funding

Specialist Subject Sessions: The Fair is divided into two subject Sessions:
​The Morning Session covers PhD funding in the Arts and Humanities, Law, Management and Social Sciences.
The Afternoon Session covers PhD funding across the range of Science and Engineering subjects.

As this is a specialist Fair, and we have limited spaces in both the morning and afternoon Sessions, you will need to have applied, been accepted, and have received a personal invitation to the Fair, in order to attend.

Free to attend, but you need to apply now.  Register – www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk/postgraduatestudentships-phd-funding-fair

JSPS London Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term)

Application Deadline: Friday, 1 December 2017
Fellowships must start between 1 May 2018 to 31st March 2019 japanese-cherry-trees

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) is the leading research funding agency in Japan, established by the Japanese Government for the purpose of contributing to the advancement of science. Our Pre/Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researchers (Short Term) provides the opportunity for researchers based outside of Japan to conduct collaborative research activities with leading research groups at Japanese Universities and Research Institutions for visits of between 1-12 months. Eligible applicants need to be either within 2 years of finishing their PhD at the time of applying to start their fellowship in Japan or have obtained their PhD after 2 April 2012. Eligible research fields are not limited.

Please visit the JSPS London website for further information.
Case studies from former JSPS Fellows who have taken part in this programme

Study in Germany?

germany_flag_perspective_800_1520All you need to know if you’re interested in studying, doing research, or teaching in Germany from DAAD – German Academic Exchange Service – whether you’re an undergraduate, postgraduate, researcher or senior academic.  They also run a number of Special Programmes.

The website also gives some funding and placement resources.

Need PhD funding?

piggybankPostgraduateStudentships PhD Funding Fair 2017
4 December 2017

Central LondonVenue to be advised to successful applicants only

  • Dedicated event focusing on the needs of potential PhD students
  • Face-to-face opportunity to discuss your PhD plans and aspirations
  • Meet over 20 high quality Universities with PhD funding to offer
  • Chat to current PhD students about their experience of looking for and being a PhD student in our ​unique and ever popular PhD Student Peer to Peer Advice Room​
  • Attend talks on how to apply for a PhD and funding

Specialist Subject Sessions: The Fair is divided into two subject Sessions:
​The Morning Session covers PhD funding in the Arts and Humanities, Law, Management and Social Sciences.
The Afternoon Session covers PhD funding across the range of Science and Engineering subjects.

As this is a specialist Fair, and we have limited spaces in both the morning and afternoon Sessions, you will need to have applied, been accepted, and have received a personal invitation to the Fair, in order to attend.

Free to attend, but you should apply sooner rather than later as places are limited.  Register – www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk/postgraduatestudentships-phd-funding-fair