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What to Expect If You Apply for the Civil Service Fast Stream

By Oliver Munns, BSc Economics (2014) After graduating, I initially worked in sales for a software company, earned good money, and was flown to Vegas every year. After a year or so, I decided I’d had enough. I wanted to do something where I could make a difference and work on the real problems facing …

What to Expect From a Banking Graduate Scheme

By Shubhang Goenka, BSc Hons Management (2016), Technology Solutions Graduate at RBS After graduating in 2016, I joined the RBS Technology Solutions graduate scheme. I am not a techie or a developer, but I’m very passionate about new technologies. I chose this programme because it combines my passion for technology with my interest in finance. …

Why You Should Consider Working at a Start-Up

By Andy Powell, University of Nottingham Law Graduate and the Head of Host Acquisition at HeadBox I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2015 with a degree in law. I secured a training contract at a large law firm at the end of my second year, and began the Legal Practice Course in preparation for …

What Happens If You Change Your Mind About Your Career?

By Charlotte Owen, BSc Hons Psychology (2011) Where do you want to be in five years? A common career question that five years ago would have had me shaking in my boots. I was in the midst of recovering from a serious head injury – thanks to a poorly designed classroom and an innocent, but angry …

Starting a Graduate Job: My First Weeks as a Digital Marketing Executive

By Laura Sage, BA Hons English (2017) This September, after months of job applications, and rejection after rejection, I stumbled upon an interesting and exciting role at an HR software company called Cezanne HR. The position was for a Digital Marketing Executive, and as I have experience in digital marketing, I thought it would be …

Why I Decided Against A Graduate Scheme

By Callum Goodin, MSci Hons Physics For the last four years I’ve been working towards my MSci Physics degree. Soon into my degree, I realised I had a real knack for programming, and wanted to explore that further in my own time. Gaining experience for my CV Towards the end of my third year, I …

My Experience on Deutsche Bank’s Autism Work Placement Scheme

By Vibusan Pathmanathan, BSc Hons Mathematics (2016) In my final year, I approached the University’s Career and Employability Service to explore potential opportunities. I’d been diagnosed as autistic at the age of six, so I was hoping for advice tailored to my specific needs. I met with a careers adviser on a weekly basis who introduced me …

The Post-MBA Job Hunt: What I Wish I Had Known…

In this blog alumna Liz Corbishley (MBA 2016) shares some valuable insights on the job hunting process. This blog was originally published on the NUBs Postgraduate Careers blog on March 24, 2017. Yes the MBA is tough, but the difficult time is not over when you hand in the management project: it is just beginning. If …

Why a Graduate Internship Was the Best Decision for Me

By Rachel Hoskins, BA Hons Archaeology (2016) As an arts graduate with an archaeology degree, the prospect of getting a job was daunting to say the least. It wasn’t the right time for further education and I found it hard to settle on what I really wanted to do with my future. I decided to apply for …

Working in Digital: Five Tips from Five Graduates

Impression is a small digital marketing agency in Nottingham, and almost a quarter of its 22 permanent staff are recent University of Nottingham graduates. We each came to the company in a different way, so we come together to tell our stories about working in digital, and share some top employability tips. Liam Wade: Don’t be afraid to …