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Newsletter Oct'12


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Newsletter Oct'12

  1. 1. NEWSLETTER OCTOBER 2012 Graduate Schemes 2013–In this issue: Applications are open  Graduate Schemes  Potentialpark survey You can apply to the UK graduate schemes, if you are  Study in China Programme expecting to graduate in 2013 and also if you have  UK/India GradLink already graduated. But before that:  News and events  Consider carefully whether a graduate scheme is  theMADEproject right for you – is it in the sector you see yourself working; do you have the required experience and the determination to face the fierce competition; can you find a graduate scheme in your chosen area? Not all sectors offer graduate schemes but there are other alternatives that can still lead to a rewarding career. The Careers Consultants are happy to talk to you and help identify whether securing a place on a graduate scheme is suitable for you.  However, if you have decided on taking the Graduate Scheme route make sure you present an excellent application. Remember it is quality that counts, not quantity! Our careers resource ‘Destinations’ can help you begin your application. Prepare a draft and arrange to have it checked by our Consultants before sending it to employers. You can do this in person or via our ‘Advice by email’ service. And ....tidy up your online presence! Would you like the employer to see your Facebook pictures!?! - Sainsbury’s – November 2012  Keep an eye on the - Science and Technology Facilities Council – 7 November coming deadlines. At 2012 least 6 of the Times - Kraft Foods -9 November 2012 Top 100 companies - John Lewis Partnership – 14 November 2012 have closing dates in - Unilever – 23 November 2012 November (see - Endsleigh – 30 November 2012 below), and a substantial number of recruiters before the end of the year. However, continuous recruitment is popular in the retail sector. But as always our advice will be to submit your application as soon as you spot the right opportunity!!! October 2012
  2. 2. 15 minutes of your time to shape the future of online graduate Popular resources recruitment and get a gift  Destinations® - contains certificate from Pizza Express!!! all the resources you need to plan your career, including University of Gloucestershire is cooperating with videos, interactive tools, Potentialpark, a market-research institute based in downloads and answers to Stockholm, Sweden, in an international study on the frequently asked careers questions. communication between students and employers. Every respondent will receive a gift certificate from  Job hunting useful links – Pizza Express worth 3GBP, to be used in the UK. You here you can download our also get the chance to win the new iPhone 5. useful guides on job hunting and applications, vacancies Whats in it for me? websites by sector and watch videos  1. You will shape the future of online recruitment so that it will become easier to find the  UGO – the new place to right career opportunities and to apply for jobs go for student and graduate opportunities, only for the online. (I am not sure about the layout where the University of Gloucestershire bullet point forces the text to wrap under the text box above)  Gradsouthwest – for other regional opportunities  2. If requested they will share the results with you.  Prospects - the official  graduatewill learn more about the latest trends in online recruitment and gain insights 3. You careers website packedwill be valuable for your own career planning. that with information about jobs, sectors, postgraduate  study and more chance to win the latest iPhone or iPad. 4. You get the  5. Every respondent will receive a gift certificate from Pizza Express worth 3GBP, to be used in the UK. Please click on this link to take part in the 15 min survey:  year, this study is read by many of the top employers worldwide and influences thedevelopment of career websites, mobile phone applications and social mediacommunication.The survey is anonymous. It is independent and not sponsored by any company. The resultswill be published in media worldwide in the spring 2013. Have fun! Did you know...that the NHS, the National Health Service, recruited the greatest number of graduates in the South West in 2009-10? To find out more about their graduate recruitment schemes, visit: 2012
  3. 3. Study in China Programme – applyComing Events: now The Study in China Programme  The Gloucestershire Employability Award offers you the unique chance to Workshops spend three weeks in ChinaHave you heard of the workshops experiencing Chinese life, culture,that we are running the secondweek of October? The workshops at language, arts and business. YouFCH, Park and Oxstalls are designed don’t need to have any knowledge of the language asto help you understand how you your level will be assessed and you will be attached to acan gain the Award. class that reflects your previous experience and language skills.  Applying for a PGCE workshop The programme is funded by the UK government andCome to this FREE workshop to findout how to prepare your personal the tuition fees, accommodation costs, organised tripsstatement and how to gain and excursion will be paid for the successful applicants.experience before you apply. The You will need to buy your airplane tickets and providedate is Thursday 11 October at FCH, spending money.Room TC005 from 1.15pm. So if you think this is interesting and you are on aSo don’t be butbook your place for the Careers course (foundation, undergraduate, PhD, Master’s) andworkshops: PGCE, do apply promptly. Go to Study in China and submit your application - the earlier, the better as they expect to fill in their places by the end of October. Are you an Indian student/graduate looking for jobs in India? There is a new website for you – open and freely available to every Indian (and other) student in the UK! UK/India GradLink connects Indian students across the UK with graduate employers in India. The website was set by the University of West of England and is a result of a very successful pilot project that created the UK/Malaysia GradLink. It launched in summer 2012 and has already received many positive reviews from fellow universities and the media. What does it offer? • A graduate job vacancy board (produced in partnership with • Profiles of over 25 key graduate employers, with advice and links to job vacancies. Employers include Tata, Accenture, ICICI Bank, Future Group and many more. • Profiles of and stories from Indian graduates now in graduate employment • In-depth advice pages, giving key information about writing CVs, where to source vacancies and openings in key industry October 2012
  4. 4. sectors – IT, Finance, Engineering amongst others.And for all Chinese students – the team that created the UK/India GradLink are working onan additional site which will assist the UK Chinese students looking for jobs in China.... beready! It is coming! Life Sciences Careers Conference The Society of Biology organises the Recent research, conducted by Life Sciences Careers Conference. The, showed thatconference is aimed primarily at undergraduates and science companies are four times morerecent graduates, but postgraduates are welcome to likely to use recruitment agencies thanattend. There will be presentations covering a wide social media. So if you are looking forrange of science-related subjects, a CV workshop your dream science job, don’t forget toproviding tips on how to secure an interview for your check the traditional print advertisingperfect job, and a chance to mingle with the experts and science recruitment the exhibition and ask informal questions overlunch and afternoon refreshments. Pick a date foryour diary:  University of Birmingham - Wednesday 14th November 2012  Queens University Belfast - Wednesday 28th November 2012  University of Leeds - Wednesday 5th December 2012These events are FREE to Society of Biology members, even if you join on the day! For non-membersits only £10. Everyone needs to register and members will be refunded on the day. Labour Market News: Employers’ Directories The Recruiter website announced last week that Amazon and Matalan are hiring thousands of people to cover the Christmas period. These are temporary positions, but they can lead to more permanent jobs on a part-time basis to suit around your studies. The Times Top 100 Graduate Meanwhile, Amazon are aiming to create Employers! over 2,000 new permanent jobs in the UK over the next two years, including Just in! And others – TARGETjobsGET 600 at a new distribution centre in Directory, Prospects Directory – the 2013 Hemel Hempstead, which opened last are here now and FREE to our students! month. Just come to the Careers Centre at FCH Two further depots are due to be and collect one. opened in the coming months, and positions include IT, HR and Alternatively you can access the e-zine management roles. You can search for versions of these editions: jobs with Amazon on their recruitment - TARGETjobs GET Directory site - theguardian UK 300 - Prospects DirectoryOctober 2012
  5. 5. Are you a crafty creative type? Have you heard of theMADE project? What’s theMADEproject? The MADE Market is a LOCAL indie arts & crafts market, with the aim ofchampioning independent sellers, empowering creative talents and converting shoppers toa shop indie approach, favouring handmade British items over the High Street.Get involved with theMADEproject….they love students!If you’re a student and would like to get involved, theMADEproject people would love tohear from you! They have lots of options available, and are open to ideas too!If you’re a crafty creative type and would like to sell at one of their markets, as a studentyou’re entitled to a nifty discount. For the monthly markets, you’ll get a stall for £15 (insteadof the usual £19), or for their big Christmas market, we will charge £23 per stall (instead ofthe normal £30). Just include your university email address to prove your student status!The deadline for applications is specially extended for the University of Gloucestershirestudents and it is 31 October 2012.There are other opportunities available, so do get in touch with them: theMADEprojectDestinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey For those who completed their course between 1 Jan and 31 June 2012October 2012