Archive for the ‘ Graduates ’ Category

EmployAbility is pleased to be able to offer disabled and dyslexic students and recent graduates the chance to apply for fantastic and varied internships with the British Council.  Full details can be found on the EmployAbility website at http://www.employ-ability.org.uk/, and these include:

  • Corporate HQ – External Relations Assistant
  • Corporate HQ – Communications role
  • Corporate HQ – digital Content Assistant
  • Education and Society – Society Digital Assistant
  • Education and Society – Schools Digital Support Officer
  • Education and Society – Science Digital Marketing and Communications Assistant
  • Business development – Partnerships and Business Development Assistant
  • Arts – Film Team Assistant
  • Arts – Literature Assistant
  • Arts – Music Team Assistant
  • Information Technology Services – Records Management Assistant

To begin an application for any of the above roles, please click here for more details and go to “apply now” at the bottom of the page.  Although application deadlines are in place, candidates are strongly advised to apply early.  If you have any extenuating circumstances or require further information about the Internship Programme, please contact Justin Penney on +44 (0)7776 090 508 or email:  info@employ-ability.org.uk.

About the British Council

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. They call this work: cultural relations.

Each year they work with millions of people, connecting them with the United Kingdom, sharing British cultures and the UK’s most attractive assets: English, the Arts, Education and our ways of living and organising society. This year marks their 80th anniversary of doing this.

About the British Council EmployAbility Summer Internship Programme

The British Council is committed to providing undergraduates and graduates with the necessary skills and experience in an increasingly competitive jobs market. As one of the British Council’s interns you will learn new skills whilst exercising your own initiative and creativity. You will work with a dedicated line manager, completing meaningful projects that really add value to their organisation, whilst taking part in the delivery of a group project and participate in additional vocational training.

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your own cultural relations edge whilst working for an organisation that values diversity and innovation.

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you have a great idea for a business?  The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, is currently hosting a webinar series to provide answers to some key questions around starting and building businesses. The webinars are also designed to help those interested in their Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. If you’re interested in participating, please register by clicking on the links provided and completing the online form.

How good is your venture idea?

Apr 8 10:00-11:00 (GMT+1)

Presented by: Dr Shai Vyakarnam

Register: Please complete the form to register your interest

Should you be starting a business on the basis of your current idea? You may have been thinking about starting a business or taking an idea that will help you grow your company. The question is whether you should risk your money and time on the idea? Is it big enough? Is there a market for it? These are pretty central questions that you have to ask yourself and indeed there are other questions that become clear only when you start thinking about what you need to know that you do not know! This webinar will help you decide if your idea is good enough and also if this is the one you want to bring with you as the enterprise project onto the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (PGDE).

How can you get experience and wisdom to support you in your venture?

Apr 10 15:00-16:00 (GMT+1)

Presented by: Dr Shai Vyakarnam

Register: Please complete the form to register your interest

One of the most important sources of support for entrepreneurs is to get honest, neutral advice and support for you and your venture. While your family and friends can provide you with deep moral support they do not always have the business know-how and market expertise to give you real feedback. This is a role for mentors. So where can you get such a person and what do they actually do? One of the unique elements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship (in addition to class room learning and on-line content and discussions) is the pool of mentors who support you throughout the year. It is up to you to make the most of the mentoring but how will you do that? This webinar introduces you to mentoring and how it works on the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship programme (PGDE).

The Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship programme provides an entrepreneurial toolkit that builds business knowledge and a practical set of skills to increase confidence and the potential for success while seeking to avoid common mistakes.

Click here for more information about the course, selection criteria, application process and fees.

Win an iPad Air 32GB!

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Share your best university experience and sign up for GO Wales email updates for your chance to win an iPad Air 32GB with case or a Kindle Fire for the two runner-up entries!

Click here for details of how to enter.

Click here to download a list of useful resources/links to help you build your networking skills, manage your online presence and use social media effectively to find jobs.

The Careers and Employability Service will be hosting a variety of events and workshops during the week beginning Monday 20th January covering a wide range of topics.

Download the full programme:

English version

Welsh version

Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-

  • Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
  • Getting started with career ideas
  • Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
  • Writing an effective CV and cover letter
  • Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
  • Career decision making
  • Developing an employability mindset
  • Analysing what you can offer an employer
  • Making successful applications
  • Interview skills and psychometric testing
  • preparing for assessment centres
  • The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
  • Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
  • Using social media for job hunting
  • Getting into teaching
  • International Students – What next after your degree?

GradLink UK is a very useful site for learning about the graduate job market and graduate employers in China, Africa, India and Malaysia.

The website includes vacancies, graduate profiles, employer contacts, in-depth advice and much more.

We have lots of Careers and Employability resources for our International Students at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/internationalstudents/.

Shropshire Council is offering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) located in Shropshire the opportunity to bid for funding to create a graduate placement that will assist and support the business to grow and develop.

Click here for more information.

If you are a recent graduate interested in working under this scheme, please telephone 01743 252741 to register your interest.

Dunbia are currently recruiting for a wide range and large number of roles, and they do also have one or two vacancies at Llanybydder that they will be looking to fill.  This would of interest if you are looking for opportunities in the Carmarthenshire area.  Opportunities include:

  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Sales
  • Food Safety & Technical
  • Operations
  • Planning
  • Engineering

Click here for more details.

An exciting opportunity in web development is available with Gradintel whose technology delivers an innovative online platform where employers can engage with their target candidates in the graduate talent pool.

Working alongside other members of the Gradintel development and technical support team, the primary purpose of the job is to produce high quality and secure web applications using designs and specifications provided by other members of the team and Gradintel’s customers.

Click here to download the full job specification.

Interested applicants should contact:

Fraser Anderson
Gradintel
Olivedon Limited
York Science Park
The Catalyst
Baird Lane
YORK
YO10 5GW

A dedicated section in The Guardian newspaper to help you boost your employability:

www.theguardian.com/education/series/students-and-employability

The Fast Stream is a Talent Management programme for graduates who have the potential to become the future leaders of the Civil Service.   Click here for more information.

Applications for the 2014 schemes have been open since 2nd September 2013, and all remaining open schemes will be closing very soon – so hurry if you’re interested in these opportunities!

Civil Service

The Civil Service employs a wealth of talented people working in a variety of interesting, and often challenging, roles.  For the Civil Service to meet its current and future challenges, employees will need to be skilled in areas such as finance, project management, policy and, of course, information technology, particularly in the light of the Government’s ‘digital by default’ agenda.

To improve recruitment strategies across this wide range of skills requirements the Civil Service is conducting a survey that you can access at the following link if you are willing to participate:  https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=137542340732. It is very short and only takes a few minutes to complete.

GO Wales Graduate Academy

The GO Wales Graduate Academy is a FREE training programme that aims to provide recent graduates with the skills and support needed to help gain graduate employment. Today’s employers are looking for real evidence of skills, abilities and understanding of the world of work, underpinned by actual experience and accredited learning.

The last full-time Graduate Academy of 2013 starts on 5 August 2013.  The closing date for online applications is Wednesday 19 June 2013.

Apply online now at www.gowales.co.uk/graduateacademy.

Highlights of the week include:

  • Digital Futures Day, which will look at what digital broadcasting will look like in a converged, internet-connected media environment;
  • Digital Skills Day, a day of free taster training sessions from across the production chain;
  • The Wales Games Development Show 2013, showcasing games and interactive development companies and projects from across the digital media industry in Wales;
  • Digital Economy Day, which will see the best talent from the Welsh creative industries come together with their digital sector counterparts to explore new ideas and identify areas of digital convergence.

How do I find out more / book a ticket?

Further details about #digitalcardiff, including a full schedule and booking links, are available here.

The event is led by a number of partners including the BBC, S4C, Cardiff Council, Creative Skillset Cymru, BAFTA Cymru, Media Academy Wales and the Welsh Government.

During the next three weeks (Wednesday 5th June-Wednesday 26th June) each student or graduate who signs up to receive the latest job opportunities and  GO Wales news direct to their inbox will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic Kindle Fire.

With new graduate jobs being added to the website daily can you afford to miss out on what could be the start to your dream career?

Join the GO Wales community and sign up at https://www.gowales.co.uk/en/Graduate/Home/SignUp.

Terms and Conditions

  1. The promotion is open to undergraduates and graduates who have an address in Wales.
  2. GO Wales can support students who have completed their first year of study and are citizens of an EU or EEA country (or Switzerland).
  3. To enter into the giveaway participants must sign up to GO Wales via the website.
  4. The competition will run from Wednesday 5th June – Wednesday 26th June 2013.
  5. The prize is a Kindle Fire; to claim the prize the winner will be asked to forward their full address so that it can be sent via special delivery.
  6. If GO Wales is unable to contact the prize winner within 30 days, the prize will be forfeited. A new prize winner will then be randomly selected from remaining entries.
  7. Only one registration per person.
  8. The prize winner may be required to take part in related publicity and such participation is a condition of accepting a prize.
  9. Losing entries will not receive any notification.
  10. GO Wales’ decision is final and no correspondence or other communication will be entered into regarding the draw other than as specifically contemplated in these rules.

The University of Leeds has been working closely with Opera North and other cultural organisations to create a programme of funded Fellowships to support professional development in fundraising in the arts.

It is a fast-track career opportunity for recent graduates and those at an early stage of their career, who demonstrate the attributes to succeed in the role – actual fundraising experience isn’t required.

www.artsfundraising.org.uk

Fellowships are offered in major arts organisations in the north of England (developed and managed by DARE, the University’s long-standing collaboration with Opera North) and in London (managed by fundraising consultancy Cause4).

Applications must be submitted by 1 July 2013.

A second round of Fellowships will be offered in 2014.  They will be advertised in April 2014, to start that autumn.

The scheme won Arts Council England Funding as part of the Transforming Arts Fundraising grant programme and has the full support of major decision-makers and influencers in the sector.

If you have any queries at all, please don’t hesitate to contact Lesley Patrick Lesley@dareyou.org.uk,  tel: 07936 917291.

Last Friday saw the launch at Barclays in London’s Canary Wharf of final reports for the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services’ (AGCAS) and Association of Graduate Recruiters’ (AGR) project funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills together with the AGCAS website for students at http://www.graduate-success.org.uk/.

The Graduate Success website includes lots of short videos and case studies on a wide range of topics, such as

  • Making the most of a placement
  • Work experience
  • Career choice and planning
  • Using you Careers Service etc.

Paid placements, Work Tasters, Graduate Academy … GO Wales advertises hundreds of exciting opportunities in all sectors and business industries across Wales.

To search and apply for opportunities visit www.gowales.co.uk/en/Graduate.

Download details of the latest international opportunities and events for students and graduates.

Current open positions include:

  • Graduate roles
  • Volunteer positions for international experience
  • “Working Student” opportunities
  • Internships
  • Final Year Thesis 2013

GO Wales is 10 years old and is celebrating with a Memory Lane competition.  All you have to do is submit a short story about your experience of participating in a GO Wales project over the last ten years.  All entries will be included in a prize draw to win a Kindle Fire.  One winner will be picked at random on 1st March!