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Newsletter September/October

  1. 1. Our services Welcome to the Careers and Employability first newsletter!New for 2011/12 We would like to start by wishing you a successful start to the academic year.Coming Events September – October 2011Graduate Schemes Services for you and how they can be accessedPopular Resources The University Careers and Employability team offersEmployers’ Directories - individual advice and guidance to students on all aspectsFREE of career planning to help ensure a smooth transition from undergraduate study into further study or the world of work. We encourage students to come and make use of Careers and Employability at any stage of their studies and appointments are available daily (Mon - Fri). We also offer a very popular online guidance service, ‘Advice by email’, where students can email our Careers Consultants. We also organise various workshops, presentations by employers and fairs. These will be notified to you in future issues of the newsletter, on the Careers website, on Current Students Pages and you can also see our posters around the campuses. We also have a presence on Facebook and Twitter. If you’d like to get in touch with us, just:  Come in and see us at FCH (Clegg Building)  Call on 01242 714795  Use Live Help Online or email:
  2. 2. New for 2011/12Popular resources EGGS  Destinations® - The Careers and contains all the Employability team is resources you need to pleased to announce plan your career, the launch of the including videos, brand new EGG interactive tools, scheme, which you downloads and can get involved in answers to frequently right from the start of asked careers your course here at the University of Gloucestershire. questions. It offers recognition for the extra-curricular activities you  Useful Downloads will be taking part in while at uni. – here you can download our useful This includes all sorts of activities, including part-time guides on jobhunting work, volunteering, societies, clubs, sports teams ... and and applications, many, many more. vacancies websites by sector and watch The scheme enables you to gain an award that videos recognises your involvement, the contribution you make and the skills you develop through these activities.  Gradsouthwest – for the latest jobs and Just one of the benefits of achieving an EGGS award is opportunities, notified that it will help you to impress employers and get a head to us. start in the jobs market.  Prospects - the official graduate To find out more about EGGS (the Employable careers website Gloucestershire Graduate Scheme) just email us at: packed with information about jobs, sectors, postgraduate study and more
  3. 3. What students said Campus Appointmentsabout us: Based on feedback from Park students we will be now  ‘I thought the offering appointments at Park service I received Helpzone twice a week - on was brilliant and Tuesday mornings and very helpful and Wednesday afternoons. The informative.’ appointments at FCH and Oxstalls will remain as in  ‘Advertise your previous years. Please check services more as I our website for a detailed feel it would schedule and information on benefit first year how to book your career students greatly as meeting. well.’ At the end of last year we piloted a new more efficient  ‘I received explicit way of booking appointments. You can now do this by feedback giving using our Live Help Online tool from our website. It is nice me clear direction and easy and it will take you a couple of minutes to in amending my discuss any particulars about your appointment. personal Alternatively, you can call us on 01242 714795 every day statement ready from 9am till 4.30pm. for job applications.’  ‘I felt very Feedback from our students reassured by the advisor- she was Last year we asked students who had career meetings for very positive and their anonymous feedback and we are very pleased to friendly and gave share with you that: me lots of  100% of our clients said that they would information and recommend our services to their friends links, it was all summarised at the  96% agreed that it is easy to book an appointment end- I recommend it. Thank you’  95% were clear about what to do next to move ahead with their career plans after a discussion with our experienced consultants.
  4. 4. Coming Events Do you need help with your application to train as a teacher? Attend our PGCE Workshop, Wednesday, 5 October, 2.15-4.15pmNHS Jobs – please Due to popular demand we are running another workshopnote that many on PGCE preparation. The focus will be on writing thevacancies that are personal statement but we will also look briefly at theadvertised on their GTTR application system & alternatives to the are withdrawn Places are limited, so book yours NOW!before the closing date.The NHS state thatthey have received Graduate Recruitment Fairssufficient number ofgood applications, so  Ethnic Diversity Fair – Wednesday 5 October,they close early and Manchesterbegin the shortlisting  The London Graduate Fair – Tuesday 18 October,process. They also Londonsuggest signing up for  Finance, Business and Management Fair –their email alerts so Thursday 20 October, Manchesteryou get notified as  Autumn Graduate Fair – Wednesday, 26 October,soon as the vacancy ExCeL Londonopens.Our tip: Be preparedand don’t leave your Graduate Schemesapplication for the last It may surprise you but if you want to apply to themoment. Start applying graduate training schemes of large companies you shouldas soon as you see a know that the deadlines for applications to thosevacancy that might be commencing in 2012 are coming soon. Please find theright for you. deadlines for just a few of them below:  Civil Service Graduate Fast Stream – applications open on 19 September and the closing date is 30 November  John Lewis Graduate Schemes – 15 November 2011
  5. 5.  BT Graduate Programme – 31 December 2011 (bear in mind that they will require to see your CV at some point of the application process, and our team is here to help you make it stand out)  The Co-operative Corporate Leadership Programmes – 31 December 2011Employers’ DirectoriesTARGET jobs GET Directory –FREE!Just in! This guide hasprofiles of UK employers andtheir graduate opportunities,information about variouscities, including averagesalaries and letting costs, tipson how to choose the rightjob and pass the applicationprocess.The 2012 version is now available FREE to take away inour Careers Information room at FCH! Just come in andcollect one.Soon we will have more of the 2012 editions of otherEmployers’ Directories – Prospects, the Guardian UK300, and the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers – allfree to our students!