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A Glance at the Science Labour Market

By Cyrielle Mevel, Employability Education Projects Officer The unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 impacted the graduate job market. However, according to the latest Institute of Student Employers (ISE) student survey, the number of graduate vacancies is on the rise again, which is comforting news! Whether you are looking for a lab-based career or a career …

How I Applied to IAPT Training

By, Kat Wheatley, BSc Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience graduate (2020) IAPT… PWP… What does it all mean?! Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is an NHS initiative that helps people with common mental health difficulties access talking therapies. If you’re planning to start a career in IAPT, chances are you will be applying for a …

Getting To Know Your Chosen Industry

By Rosie Pinder, BA English second year Qualifications and having the right experience are perhaps the most obvious things that come to mind when thinking about interviews and job applications. However, another significant factor when pitching yourself is to know the industry. This knowledge is crucial as it ensures that you seem both interested and …

Thinking About Postgraduate Study?

By Suzanne Mcgregor, Faculty of Arts Careers and Employability Consultant As you approach the end of your current course, you may be thinking about embarking on more study. This is a popular option and our careers team spends a lot of time with students discussing what, why, where, when, and how. What? Your choices are …

4 Things To Do Today To Give Yourself an Edge in a Challenging Labour Market

By Chris Birchall, Employability Education Projects Officer There’s been a lot of talk about the state of the UK labour market and the challenges many people face when starting or changing careers in unusual circumstances. However, you can do several things to gain an insight into what opportunities are out there and where they can …

3 Unique Ways To Find a Job in the Life Sciences Industry

By Shelley Ashenden, Senior Careers Adviser It is believed that the pandemic has had a severe impact on many areas of the economy. While true in some cases, some industries have only seen marginal losses and others have grown their turnover in the last year.   These resilient industries include healthcare and life sciences-related sectors. According to the Office for …

Entering a Career or Sector Hard Hit by Covid-19

By Sarah Ainger, Senior Careers Advisor You might know what job you want after graduating but it could be in one of the sectors hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t mean that you should give up on your dream career! Here are four things you can do to secure your first role: …

Careers in the Engineering Sector: What To Expect in 2021

By Chloe Davies, Employability Officer Both 2020 and 2021 are proving to be tough years for employers, students, and graduates alike. But as we anticipate the end of lockdown in the UK, what will the 2021 recruitment landscape be like if you’re looking for employment in the engineering sector? At this year’s Institute of Student …

Learning To Say No, Focusing, and Seeking Mentors

By John Lim, UoN Alumni John Lim, an international graduate from the University explores the different elements that have led to his success in the workplace. He has learned how to keep focused, nurture his strengths and seek advice from mentors along the way. 1. Stay focused When Bill Gates and Warren Buffett sat together …

What Next? Searching for a Career

By Joseph George Walters, PhD Engineering Surveying and Space Geodesy As I approach the latter stages of my PhD, my mind turns to what next? This blog describes my initial research into careers outside of academia and the processes that have helped me to define my next steps. If you are thinking about what next?, …