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Okay, What’s Next? Preparing for Finishing University

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser Are you coming towards the end of your degree?  Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate, whether you are planning to continue in education, move into the world of work, or have other plans (or no plans yet!), one thing is certain – a change is coming. Naturally, your …

Five Sections of the Careers Website All Science Students Should Know About

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser Your Careers teams have been busy recently updating some key information on the University careers website. If you are researching your future career options as a science student, you might find the following sections helpful: 1. What can I do with my degree? Now updated for all schools in the …

The Future of Work: Opportunities in 3D Printing

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser for Science and Engineering 3D printing – or additive manufacturing to give it its proper name – has been around for a long time. In fact, the first patent for early 3D printing technology was filed in the 1980s. However, in recent years, the technology has developed rapidly and …

Your Most Frequently Asked Careers Questions, Answered

By Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science There are a number of different reasons you may choose to visit the Careers and Employability Service. You might have found an opportunity you want to apply for and need some help or advice on the recruitment process. Equally, you might be at the beginning of planning …

Five Simple Strategies to Invigorate Your Job Search

By Sarah Allen, Senior Careers Adviser Perhaps you have made lots of applications without success – so far – or it could be that you have been too busy thinking about revision, coursework or career plans to focus on applications. Whatever the reason, you are not alone if you are yet to secure a job to …

The Final Frontier: Working in Space

By Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser – Faculties of Science and Engineering At a distance of 100km away (straight up), space is nearer to Nottingham than London is. However, despite its proximity and the advancements in space technology, it is still a hugely challenging business to get rockets into space, and only 600 people on …

The Final Countdown!

By Kathryn Moss, Employability Officer, Jubilee Campus With spring term drawing to a close, your thoughts may be turning towards summer and the dawning realisation that there are only 14 weeks until you finish university. Had you already started thinking about your career plans before assignment deadlines loomed large? Maybe you’ve not contemplated life after graduation yet? Whichever camp you’re …

Why Your Personality Is the Key to Finding Your Ideal Profession

By Rebecca Heasman, Employability Officer, Sutton Bonington Campus Many people say that pursuing your passion is the key to finding career fulfilment and success. But have you ever stopped to think that understanding your personality preferences and characteristics could be just as important? Identifying your natural tendencies and patterns of thinking, feeling and acting is a …

Postgraduate Students: What’s Next?

By Julie Blant, Postgraduate Careers Manager, Business School Whether you are new to the university or returning to us, you’ll know how time flies during your studies. Hopefully you’ve already given some thought to what your next step might be. If you haven’t? Don’t panic. It’s not too late to start thinking about it. As …

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 …