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Five Tips to Help You Find a Graduate Job with Your Dream Company

By Grace Pownall, final year, studying civil engineering Way back in October 2015, right at the beginning of my second year, I wrote my first-ever careers blog post. For it I covered the civil engineering autumn careers fair. I went along with a particular goal in mind: to kick-start my search for the perfect summer placement.  Little …

How to Approach an Assessment Centre if You’re More Reserved

By Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science Firstly, if you’re through to the assessment centre stage of the recruitment process, well done! That’s a big achievement in itself. Secondly, if the thought of attending an assessment centre fills you with dread then don’t worry, you are not alone. There’s lot of advice online …

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 …

Why University Is the Time to Hone Your Leadership Skills

By Jo Darbyshire, Commercial Director at Avalon Funeral Plans, BSc Mathematics and Statistics If I had to choose one key skill I gained at university that helped me forge my career as Commercial Director of Avalon Funeral Plans, it would be leadership. After leaving the University of Nottingham and starting my career in the corporate world, …

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 Future of Work: Artificial Intelligence

Jen Balloch, Employability Education Projects Officer: Faculty of Science Known as the ‘father of AI‘, computer scientist, John McCarthy first coined the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) in 1956. It started as a philosophical debate about whether machines could ever imitate human thought. Nowadays AI can be seen in many aspects of our everyday lives, from using …

Studying STEM? How to Find Your Ideal Graduate Opportunity

By Gradcracker, the UK’s careers website for STEM students; intro by Chris Jones, Senior Careers Adviser – Faculties of Science and Engineering As a Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) student, you and your skills are in high demand across many sectors. Scientific, engineering and technical fields need you as well as broader occupational areas, where …

Does Your Business Plan Pass These Five Checks?

By Stuart McClure, co-founder of LovetheSales.com – connect with him on LinkedIn Having an idea for a new business can be exciting. There might be an expectation that this idea is a sure-fire multi-million-pound business waiting to happen, but if you don’t execute the idea well, you’re not going to get far.   Each year 650,000 businesses are …

Alternative Ways to Find Postgraduate Funding

By Naomi Imms, Information Officer So, you’ve decided you want to do a masters or PhD? It’s an exciting prospect, whether you’re doing it to enhance your job prospects, kick-start an academic career, or for pure love of the subject. But have you worked out how to fund it? Perhaps you’re planning to get a …