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Event: Let’s Shout about IT! – Fujitsu Graduate & Placement Programmes
Target Audience: Technical final years and second year students
Date: Thursday 28th November Time: 17:00 – 18:00
An Introduction to the different Graduate and Placement role opportunities at Fujitsu and some tips to help you through the application process. Find out what we look for in our Junior talent and what life is like for Graduates and placement students at Fujitsu.
From enabling airline bookings and driving licences through to banking transactions, high street shopping and much more besides, Fujitsu touches the lives of millions of people every day.
Fujitsu is a leading European information technology services company. Its business is helping its customers realise the value of information technology through the application of consulting, systems integration and managed service contracts. Unlike a lot of our competitors, we take a no-nonsense, straightforward approach to IT, delivering solutions that help our customers deliver results.
For further information including venue and to book your place:
Please go to: http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/
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The Meet the Managers event was organised by the Swansea Employability Academy together with the Careers and Employability Service. It gave our students valuable interview and networking experience, helping them to prepapre for the world of work and for our SPIN and WOW work experience programmes.
The video was filmed for us by SU-TV.co.uk.
The scheme opens for applications on 6 January 2014. For information:
The programme offers successful candidates a “real job role” which reflects the responsibilities and pace of a general management career in the health service.
We arrange a number of events to help you improve our employability skills, give you access to recruiters and provide information about specific jobs.
Students who wish to attend any of these events will receive a notification informing them when booking is available.
Click here to download an overview of forthcoming talks and skills sessions.
If you have any further queries, please contact the Careers & Employability Helpdesk: Open Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 1.00 pm and 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm with the exception of Tuesdays when the Helpdesk opens at 10.00 am.
Event: Deloitte Careers Evening – Cardiff
Date: Tuesday 29th October 2013
Location: To be confirmed on registration
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
- Corporate Finance
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!
For further information and to book your place on the workshops outlined below, please go to: http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/. Then click on “Events Calendar”, Select the Date of the Workshop, Select: “Book”.
Introduction to the Civil Service Fast Stream
Date: Tuesday 22nd October
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Venue: Keir Hardie – Room 152
The Civil Service Fast Stream is a development programme for graduates with the potential to become the future leaders of the Civil Service and is consistently ranked in the top ten “Times Top 100 Graduate Employers”. The Fast Stream allows you to amass a wide range of experience in a very short time with the opportunity to work in more than one government department, in more than one part of the UK, and to go on secondments to the wider public sector, Europe or the charity or private sectors. Fast Streamers begin their careers with a series of contrasting placements or postings which provide the chance to move between projects and areas of work and build up a valuable portfolio of experience.
This presentation will introduce you to the type of schemes available (Central departments, Analytical, HR, Technology in Business and European) and what you can expect to de doing. The presentation is aimed at anyone with an interest in any of the above and those wanting to pursue a career within the Civil Service.
Speed Employability – CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
Date: Thursday 24th October
Time: 17:00 – 18:00
Target Audience: Maths, Finance and Accounting, Business Studies, Management Students, Economics and Finance.
Are you interested in business and finance and want to work for a top graduate employer after you graduate? 98 of the world’s top 100 global brands employ CIMA students and members as they believe CIMA is the most relevant accounting qualification for business. Come along to the CIMA presentation to find out what management accountancy is and how studying the CIMA Professional Qualification can improve your long-term career prospects, even in a turbulent economic climate. Special CIMA offer also available on the day! http://www.cimaglobal.com/annualreview
For further information and to book your place on the above workshops, please go to: http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/. Then click on “Events Calendar”, Select the Date of the Workshop, Select: “Book”.
The British Council China will run a series of workshops in the UK from 26 October to 3 November 2013. This year they are working in partnership with Zhaopin.com to invite well known businesses to take part in this event. Chinese students will be able to explore their interests and skills to further help them explore the career development process. Participants will also have the chance to interact with business representatives who will be able to offer career development advice and information on their own job opportunities.
One of the sessions will be in Bristol – not far to travel from Swansea.
Date & time: Saturday 26th October 2013, 10:00-17:00
Address: University Place, the University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL
Date & time: Sunday 27th October 2013, 13:00-18:00
Address: George Square Theatre, George Square, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 9LH
Date & time: Thursday 31st October 2013, 13:00-18:00
Address: Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol, Queen’s Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ
Date & time: Sunday 03rd November 2013, 13:00-18:00
Address: Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, New Hunt’s House, Guy’s Campus, King’s College London, London SE1 1UL
Students studying across the UK are welcome to take part in these events.
Please visit below link for more event details or to sign up to attend this workshop:
Getting Investment Banking – 1st & 2nd year event for students with disabililties or long-term health conditionsAuthor: Jo
Thursday 24th October 2013, Central London (travel expenses reimbursed).
Many people believe that working in investment banking isn’t for them. This is especially true for those with a disability or long-term health condition – visible or otherwise. The long hours and pressures we typically associate with life at a top investment bank can present a barrier.
But is this barrier real or imagined?
10 of the world’s leading investment banks, including Goldman Sachs, Barclays, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan and Morgan Stanley, are looking forward to meeting talented first and second year students (graduating 2015 and 2016) with 300+ UCAS point or equivalent (mitigating circumstances are of course taken in to account).
The event will cover areas such as:
- An introduction to investment banking.
- How to approach the recruitment process.
- When & how to talk about your disability / health condition and request the support you require.
It will also provide students with the opportunity to meet people in a similar position and network with representatives and recruiters at 10 leading global investment banks.
Find out more and apply at www.gettinginvestmentbanking.com/.
Swansea University has recently established a partnership with 10 Minutes With (www.10MinutesWith.com), an educational website designed to help students understand the true nature of different jobs.
Featuring short video-interviews with influential business leaders, 10 Minutes With helps students understand what working in a particular function would look like and the skills they require before launching specific career paths (whether in Finance, Marketing, Law, etc).
Recent interviews include:
- Sandra Davis – Head of Family Law – Mishcon de Reya
- Kevin Langley – Head of Client Support and Implementation – VISA
- Chris Edginton – Senior Electrical Engineer – ARUP
- Olga Lyudovyk – Head of Business Development (Asia) – Marks & Spencer
How to Gain Access to 10 Minutes With:
1. The simplest way to get started is to sign up for a username and password on the website at www.10MinutesWith.com; 2. Select the link New User in the top right corner of the front page; 3. From here you will be asked to enter your Swansea University email address; 4. Once this is done by clicking on the button, you will be asked to create your own account; 5. Once this is filled, you will be automatically sent an email with username and password; you will now have immediate access to the website.
Download some new leaflets from one of our Careers Advisers, Jennie Drewson:
An Army recruitment officer will be visiting Careers and Employability on Tuesday 15 October 2013. If you would like an appointment for an informal interview to find out more about career options with the Army, please telephone 01792 513266, or call in at the Careers Helpdesk on Level 3 of the Library.
The CII is the world’s largest professional body for insurance, risk and financial services.
For the last three years the CII has run a Discover membership scheme for students with an interest in learning more about either risk/insurance or financial services. The competitive price of £35 a year for membership has not increased since launch.
Discover members have the opportunity to
- Network locally and nationally at face-to-face events
- Join focused Linkedin groups featuring graduate recruiters
- Attend sector events hosted by recruitment agencies
- Build sector knowledge through the CII’s member-only website
- Include membership on their CV to differentiate from the competition.
Click here for the application form. Whether students have a Law, Business, Finance, Humanities, Maths or other background, this is a great way to build critical contacts before graduation.
Credits and exemptions
One way to gain a competitive edge in the world of work is by seeking exemptions from relevant professional bodies.
Graduates with degrees in the following areas are able to apply for CII credits and/or exemptions, shortening the time taken to complete their professional qualifications in both the above areas:
Exemptions are available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Click here to view our forthcoming programme of talks. These include:
- Employers’ presentations about specific careers and professions, placements, skills development, year out and volunteering opportunities
- Workshops to help you develop your employability and career management skills.
More talks are being added to our programme all the time, so keep any eye on the events section of our website at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/careersfairevents where you can find further information and book online to attend the ones you’re interested in.
The UK Civil Service Fast Stream application window is now open. One strand of the Fast Stream is the European Fast Stream (EFS) which was introduced to support government efforts to increase UK representation in the EU institutions and to strengthen the UK government’s engagement with the EU. It is aimed at graduates who would like to work towards a permanent career in European Union institutions or specialise in EU issues in the UK Civil Service.
Click here to download an information sheet which provides more details on the scheme and who the Civil Service are looking for.
The Fast Stream application ‘window’ closes a little earlier this year, on 31st October 2013, and further information on the EFS and other schemes can be found at http://faststream.civilservice.gov.uk/.
GTI Media has just completed some research on graduates and SMEs (Small and Medium sized Enterprises). You can download the preliminary findings here:
Many smaller businesses are keen to recruit graduates and offer excellent training and development opportunities.
We’re delighted that PwC are sponsoring our Fair this year. PwC is theUK’s largest professional services organisation who recruit into business areas such as Actuarial, Assurance, Consulting, Deals, Tax and Technology. For information about careers with PwC and advice on developing your employability please visit www.pwc.com/uk/careers. Take the opportunity of a lifetime.
For the full Careers Fair programme, please visit www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/careersfairevents/.
Venue: Café West & Fulton Refectory Fulton House
Time: 10.00 am to 3.00 pm
This is YOUR opportunity to network with potential employers and to find out what skills and experience they are looking for.
The Fast Stream is the graduate talent management programme for people with the potential to become the future leaders of the Civil Service. It’s ranked among the top five of The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers. Visit www.faststream.civilservice.gov.uk for more information and to check opening/closing dates for all the various Fast Stream programmes including HR.
HR Fast Stream: The Civil Service offers an unmatched range of HR challenges – HR is at the forefront of many of the government’s major policies, and as a future HR leader, you will be able to make a significant difference to the way the Civil Service does business.
Across a demanding three-year programme, you’ll hone your skills and work towards CIPD membership. The Human Resources Fast Stream will teach you how to deliver complex services within a tight budget, develop effective leaders and build a capable and flexible workforce. Salaries start at around £25,000 to £27,000, plus an excellent package of benefits. To apply, you’ll need a degree at 2:2 (for most streams) or above in any discipline, plus a genuine interest in pursuing HR as a profession. For full details about the Human Resources Fast Stream, entry requirements and how to apply, visit www.faststream.civilservice.gov.uk