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Starting Your First Job? How to Master Your New Workload

By Susanna Quirke, Senior Content Editor & Marketing, Inspiring Interns As a student, it can be easy to feel hard done by. Essays, problem sheets, extracurricular and exams – it can all pile up. When you graduate to your first job or internship, however, you’ll soon realise that working life’s a whole different ball game. So. How …

What is a project manager, and why is it a great career choice for graduates?

By Simon Buehring, Managing Director at Knowledge Train Projects enable change and growth. They are a vital part of business life and organisations in every industry around the world perform them. Without projects, new and improved products, better infrastructure, cutting-edge marketing campaigns or events like music festivals might not exist. Projects will always exist and so …

The Fundamentals of Great Management and Leadership

For many Nottingham graduates, managerial and leadership roles await in the coming years. So, knowing exactly what attributes are needed to fulfil these roles should already be of interest to you. Firstly, let’s explore the two roles, manager and leader. They are often interchanged but it is important to know the differences between them. The …

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 …

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? Three 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 …