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What Is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus If you aren’t aware of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0) yet, the likelihood is that you are going to hear more about it over the coming months and years. We are in an exciting and progressive era with advances in technology, such as robotics, artificial intelligence and internet …

ParliaMentors: Making a Difference in the Community

By Joshua Holt, final year, BA Hons International Relations Parliament can often seem like a distant concept. You decide who you want to sit there on your behalf, but often that’s where your engagement ends. It’s not uncommon to start feeling pretty detached from the whole process. Among our generation, it’s even worse. Do you often hear people say they feel disconnected with …

Five Practical Tips for Your First Graduate Job

by Jenna Alexander, National Head of Internal Recruitment at Hays The beginning of your career is a constant learning curve. With the benefit of hindsight, what do experienced professionals wish they’d known when starting out? Here are five top tips for your first graduate role. 1. She or he who shouts the loudest doesn’t necessarily get furthest …

How I Landed a Dream Engineering Internship in Germany

By Edoardo Cocconi, second year, mechanical engineering Are you interested in undertaking work experience in another country, but worried about cost? The International Work Experience Grant can offer up to £750 to support you. Designed to help students take up work experience opportunities they might not otherwise be able to afford, the grant will support expenses …

Your Questions, Answered: How to Succeed at Teamwork

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer The ability to work well in a team is one of the most important things that a graduate recruiter is looking for.  When you enter the world of work, you will find yourself working with people that you have never met before. More often than not, you will not get to …

The ‘I’ Word: Do I Need an Internship?

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant At a recent careers fair, I spent the day talking to students about work experience schemes offered by the Careers and Employability Service. Time after time, these similar questions came up: “If I don’t get an internship is it going to affect my chance of getting a …

What Happens in a Careers Appointment?

By Jennifer Balloch, Employability Officer There are a whole host of reasons why you might decide to book an appointment to speak to a member of our team. Appointments vary in length and you can use them to get help and support with any aspect of your career planning. Whether you’re starting at the very …

Five Reasons to Join LinkedIn Before Starting Your Job Search

By Jennifer Tait, Marketing and Social Media Co-ordinator at Bridgewater Graduates LinkedIn can be an extremely valuable tool. However, many graduates still start their job search without setting up a profile. Sound like you?  With sixty percent of employers using social networking sites to research job candidates, LinkedIn can be so much more than your online CV. …

Starting Your First Job? How to Master Your New Workload

By Susanna Quirke, Senior Content Editor & Marketing, Inspiring Interns As a student, it can be easy to feel hard done by. Essays, problem sheets, extracurricular and exams – it can all pile up. When you graduate to your first job or internship, however, you’ll soon realise that working life’s a whole different ball game. So. How …

STEM students looking for summer internships – Why not try something a little different?

By Chris Colegate, Careers and Employability Placement Consultant Internships are hard to get – yes, you all know that! Securing something that’s really closely matched to your degree can make the search even harder. With that in mind its worth keeping your options open and as broad as possible. Why not consider something completely different …