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10 and a Half Reasons to Come to the Graduate Jobs Fair

There are so many reasons to come to our Graduate Jobs Fair on Wednesday 14 June and you may have seen some appearing on our Facebook and Twitter pages already. Discover what this event has to offer you. 1. 8000+ vacancies for 2017 and beyond We’ve got fantastic opportunities from a range of organisations across the …

Your Questions Answered: Working as an English Teacher Abroad

By Alice Gould, LLB (Hons) Law with European Law (2016) In April of this year I was very excited to find out that my first ever assessment day had been successful. This meant that in a few months’ time I would be teaching in China. Fast forward seven months and I’ve been through a terrifying visa …

How I Secured a Place on a Graduate Training Scheme

By Tim Calderhead, BA Joint Hons Philosophy and Theology, graduated 2013 I decided a graduate training scheme was right for me for two reasons: I wanted to be part of a cohort of colleagues my own age, and work for a company that provided lots of opportunities both internally and internationally. After 37 job applications …

3 Things Finalists Need to Know About the Graduate Jobs Fair

If you’re a finalist or postgraduate, we know this is a busy time for you. Adding extra dates to your diary might be the last thing on your mind. So let’s get to the point. Here are three reasons why you should stick around until the 6 June and put the Graduate Jobs Fair in …

How I Survived My First Assessment Centre

By Alice Gould, student blogger After the stress of January exams and coursework deadlines had finally come to a close, it suddenly dawned on me that I will be graduating very soon. I don’t have much longer left as a student. In barely a few months, I am going to have to face the fact …

What Is a Graduate Scheme? Part Two: Myths Busted

By Suzanne McGregor, Careers and Employability Consultant  Over the past couple of weeks we have received some questions about graduate schemes. We decided to put a selection of your questions to Suzanne to answer!   I can only apply in my final year You can apply for a graduate scheme at any point during your final year …

Start as a graduate; emerge as a professional in your first 100 days in a new job!

By Daniella Dutton, Employability Officer When you start a new job there can be a lot to take in. You will be meeting new colleagues, learning new skills, possibly mastering new transport links and being given more responsibilities than before. To help alleviate some of this stress we have pulled a plan together so you …

What is a graduate scheme?

By Suzanne McGregor, Careers and Employability Consultant Are you a final year student searching for graduate roles? Are you also beginning to wonder- what on earth is the difference between a graduate job and a graduate scheme? Fear not, Suzanne is here to explain what it actually means to work on, and apply for, a graduate …

The verdict is in… what employers wanted at The Law Fair

By Alice Gould, student blogger Aside from a great opportunity to stock up your stationery collection there is actually a good point to The Law Fair: for both you to increase your likelihood of being hired and for employers to notice potential employees. The reason employers attempt to lure you in with the promise of …

Insurance is interesting

By Amy Pearson, graduated in 2013 with a BA Joint Hons German and Politics  To most an oxymoron, but to those that know the industry, these are words of truth. If we’re honest, the words ‘insurance broker’ aren’t particularly the most appealing when considering a career straight after university. But I’d argue that’s because insurance is …