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How I Went from Biochemistry to Detective Inspector

By Mike Allen, Senior Investigating Officer at Nottinghamshire Police I graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2000 with a B.Sc (Hons) 2:1 in Biochemistry and Biological Chemistry and began my training with Nottinghamshire Police the following month. I spent the first five years of my service as a Response Officer, dealing predominantly with emergency incidents, …

What Can You Expect from a Career with the Police?

Claire Rukas, Police Inspector with Nottinghamshire Police. I joined the service in August 2007 after graduating from the University of Nottingham with a 2:1 in law. I found university a fantastic experience, an excellent course and met friends who still have, and will continue to have, a huge impact on my life. I knew early …

How to Turn Your Student Experiences into a Killer CV

By Beth Leslie, content writer for Inspiring Interns; a recruitment agency matching graduates with internship opportunities After the blood, sweat and tears you’ve poured into your degree, hunting for your first graduate job should be exciting. However, if you’re graduating this year, you might be thinking “I’m not sure it is.” Fear not, lots of graduates feel daunted, …

Top Tips for Securing Your First Graduate Creative Role

By Michon, a Nottingham-based full-service creative agency Despite the notoriously tough competition for roles across the creative sector, Nottingham continues to provide a hotbed of opportunity for young professionals and recent graduates looking to pave the way into their first design, marketing or advertising job.  Nottingham’s rich heritage in textiles, fashion and more recently technology, …

How to Become a Student Entrepreneur

By Lauren Wise, content writer for The Accountancy Partnership Despite what you may think, you don’t need a tonne of experience to become an entrepreneur. In fact, the perfect time to test your entrepreneurial skills is when you’re at university. You have hundreds of resources available to you that can help you gain insight into …

Five Things to Know About Working in a Start-up

By Austin Tran, Marketing Assistant at Click Mechanic So, we’ve told you why should choose an internship at a start-up, but what’s it like to actually work for one? We’ve found someone doing just that to tell you all about it.  1. There’s always something new As part of a small team, you’ll be working in …

Shy or Confident? 13 Employer Tried and Tested Networking Tricks

By Laura Sage, final year, BA Hons English I recently attended an employer-led presentation about networking, given by John Owen from Royal Bank of Scotland. It was a concise and very helpful talk about how to make the most of a networking event. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert – or as John explained a ‘cat’ or a ‘dog’ …

How to Get More out of An Employer Presentation

By Grace Pownall, student blogger Last year, I attended employer presentations by two engineering consultancies, Arup and Atkins. These presentations are designed to attract potential applicants for the company’s graduate schemes, however they are equally useful for someone searching for a summer placement or work experience, like I was.  Here are five reasons why employer presentations …

Why Working for a Small Business Can Lead to Big Opportunities for Graduates

By head of BusinessComparison.com, Philip Brennan By the time you graduate, you will have attended lectures, swotted for your finals and managed to survive years of financial hardship, so it’s hardly surprising that you might covet a City job in swanky offices with a thriving social scene and plush canteen. However, not all graduate jobs yield …

What Skills Do You Need to Succeed in Accounting?

Wondering whether you’re a good fit for accounting? Whether you’re studying accountancy now or it’s something you end up picking up later in life, you will always be apply the skills and experience you gain at university. If you’re not sure you have what it takes or if you’ll enjoy it, read on. Here at The Accountancy Partnership, we …