// Archives

Graduate Schemes With a Difference

By Lucie Whitfield – Senior Careers Adviser When looking for roles, students are often drawn to the graduate scheme route or summer internships. Usually, these offer a chance at ‘taster’ placements in different parts of the organisation alongside some support with a group of colleagues who are entering the workplace at the same time. Are …

4 Ways To Boost Your Employability Using Lab Skills

By Peter Kay, Senior Careers Adviser The last 16 months have been challenging for many reasons, not least the lack of laboratory time as part of your course. Looking for a job or PhD degree that requires a level of laboratory skills makes applying for an opportunity even more challenging. Or does it? So what …

What’s Happening in the Current Job Market?

By Paul Charman, Deputy Director, Careers team Earlier this year I wrote about the 2021 job market giving context to the headlines at the time and the steps that you can put in place to navigate your job search. Over the last month or so we have seen employer updates and increased opportunities listed with …

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 …

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 …

Starting a New Job Remotely: How To Prepare

By Stacey McIntosh, Editor-in-Chief of Sage Advice UK.   Starting a new role is daunting at the best of times, especially if it’s your first job. But as you’ll be working remotely now and most likely for the foreseeable, you’ll probably want to know what to expect and how you can prepare.  Before your first week  In …

Using Sport To Demonstrate Skills in an Application

Benedict Watson – Student Blogger COVID-19 has had an impact on the number of work experience opportunities available, but there’s no need to panic because sporting experiences can be a great replacement for work experience. Whether you have played sport at an international level or just for fun, your experiences can be used to demonstrate …

Jobs For The Future: Careers In Fintech 

By Evelyn James, Freelance writer Financial technology, or ‘fintech’, has been a fast-growing field over the last decade. Traditional finance companies have caught onto fintech’s potential in recent years and ramped up investments in it, while disruptors have led the way and showcased the innovations that can come from it.  These ‘old’ and ‘new’ businesses have …

Alternate Careers for STEM Students

By Chris Birchall, Employability Education Projects Officer It’s important to note that the value of a STEM degree stretches far beyond subject-specific jobs and career paths. The lessons learned and skills gained from a technical degree are valued by a range of employers across diverse sectors. You may not have even considered these options as …