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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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Every summer the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel gives outstanding undergraduate students, from around the world, the opportunity to join leading scientists and become a fully-fledged member of a research team for 2 months. The Kupcinet-Getz International Summer School not only gives students the opportunity to gain experience conducting cutting edge research but also the chance to visit Israel and discover a new country and culture.
The programme is a fantastic way for students to explore their scientific interests and see what a career in scientific research is really like!
There are no application or tuition fees, accommodation is provided by the Weizmann Institute and students are given a stipend of 400NIS (currently approx. £70) per week.
There are a variety of scientific fields that students can work in including life sciences, physics, chemistry, computer science and maths.
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.
The Fulbright Awards Programme offers a wide range of exchange opportunities to UK citizens under the following two main categories:
- Postgraduate Student Awards to pursue a postgraduate degree or attend a US university as a ’special student researcher’ in any subject
- Scholar and Professional Awards for academics and professionals to lecture, study and/or conduct research in the US.
Visit www.fulbright.org.uk/fulbright-awards/exchanges-to-the-usa for detailed information on all the awards.
EADS are offering 6 students the opportunity to receive a £5,000 bursary as part of their EADS UK TechMasters Awards.
This booklet covers:
- Courses and funding
- Career opportunities
- Career profiles
- Finding jobs
- Career development
If you are thinking about what careers might suit you after you finish your degree, the Society of Biology’s conferences are an ideal way to find out more. Even if you’re not in your final year it’s never too early to start thinking about careers prospects after your degree.
The Life Sciences Careers Conferences are a great way to meet employers and find out more about the variety of career paths available to bioscience graduates. The conferences include presentations covering a wide range of science-related subjects and a one hour CV workshop with tips on writing CV’s and cover letters and getting an interview. During our exhibition you’ll have the opportunity to talk to experts from professional bodies, employers, recruiters and universities about further study. Lunch and afternoon refreshments are included.
The events are FREE to members of the Society of Biology and only £10 for non-members, visit the website for more information and to register.
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.
If you are considering aerospace engineering, but are put off by the high cost of postgraduate study, this is for you.
The aim of the AeroMSc Bursary scheme is to boost the supply of skilled professionals to the sector, helping UK aerospace to retain its leading position globally. The scheme is run by the Royal Aeronautical Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering working together to award 500 bursaries over the next 3 years: it is jointly funded by government and a partnership of 9 major aerospace employers. If you are successful, you will have your tuition fees paid and have the opportunity to work with the world’s foremost aerospace employers.
Details of eligibility and how to apply are at www.raeng.org.uk/aeromsc.
The list of eligible programmes includes aerospace engineering MScs accredited by RAeS, and others nominated by Partner firms. Candidates wishing to study an MSc programme not on the list will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The main criterion for the award of a bursary will be whether the bursary will make a difference to you, and your motivation towards a career in UK aerospace. The scheme is open to UK and EU (home) students and graduates.
Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received and the competition will close once each year’s quota is reached. Interviews are held in London. You should therefore apply without delay: you need not yet be holding the offer of an MSc place.
Current open positions include:
- Graduate roles
- Volunteer positions for international experience
- “Working Student” opportunities
- Final Year Thesis 2013
Wipro is a global information technology, consulting and outsourcing company serving over 900 clients in 57 countries.
They are offering a nine month training programme to empower graduates to develop a strong insight into information technology, combining classroom sessions and hands-on exposure on real-time projects.
Wipro are coming to Swansea University on 6 March 2013 to give a presentation and offer you the opportunity to undertake an initial selection process. Click here to download more information and to book your place at this event.
The programme is open to students coming towards the end of their degree programme in Computer Science, Mathematics or Electronic Engineering. It starts in July 2013 with a week of ‘onboarding’ in Reading followed by 9 months in India: 3 months training, 3 months shadowing and 3 months working on a live project.
Wipro will provide and organise your accommodation together with travel to and from work.
The University’s International Development Office has sent us details of internships in India.
There is information on the following web page: www.swan.ac.uk/international/opportunities/work-abroad/india/
And also on Blackboard: ‘my studies > organisations > study & work abroad opportunities > work placements Asia’ – all students are enrolled on this so they can see the vacancies. All of the live ones are listed on Blackboard, and they contain more information about the companies and projects. There is also information on the application procedures. Further internships will be added as they become available.
Here is a summary of what’s currently available:
Affinity Software, Bangalore: 3 month & 6 month placements, any time of year, suitable for UG level 2 and above (3 month placements) or final year students (6 month placements). These are unpaid & for non- Indian students only (as requested by the company).
GE Healthcare, Bangalore: 12 months, paid, has to be an Indian student because of visa limitations, plus the student has to return to university after the placement has finished. So this would be for UG between 2nd and 3rd year (longer term, as I know there aren’t and Indian students available now) or for PG student who is able to suspend their studies.
GE Energy, Hyderabad: 6 – 12 months, paid, PG level, or exceptional final year UG. They may accept 6 months for the right candidates, but we need clarification on the payment situation, as visa rules state that the internship must be unpaid, so this may rule out non-Indians. I will confirm asap once I have had a reply from GE.
Sourcebits, Bangalore: 6 month unpaid placements, any time of the year, suitable for final year UG, PG or PG students that are able to suspend for 6 months.
TARGETjobs, in collaboration with some of the best-known names in graduate recruitment – Ernst & Young, E.ON, Laing O’Rourke, Mayer Brown, EDF Energy, Mars, Nestle, Gazprom, Marks & Spencer, Barclays, Rolls-Royce and Enterprise Rent-A-Car – has launched the 2013
The rewards are great: winners’ prizes include internships and all-expenses paid trips to New York, Florida, Brazil, Borneo and continental Europe and the final 10 students in each Award will be invited to the Undergraduate of the Year Awards in Canary Wharf London on 19 April, 2013 where the winners will be announced.
There are 12 Awards up for grabs to identify the top undergraduates in Law, Arts and Humanities, Engineering, Construction Engineering and Design, IT and Computer Science, Maths and Economics, Management, Low Carbon plus three special Awards open to students from any discipline, one for undergraduates who have just finished their first year of study; one for those with leadership potential and one for those demonstrating ‘commercial excellence’.
In addition, there is a new Award this year for female undergraduates from all disciplines, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, who are keen to show that a top engineering company has very many opportunities for ambitious women.
There are more details about the Awards and how to enter at:
There are six awards. The first four are for technical/engineering undergraduates and the last two are for ANY DISCIPLINE:
1. The IT and Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by Marks & Spencer
Aimed at penultimate year students studying computer science, IT, electronics, electrical engineering, physics and related disciplines
2. The Construction Engineering and Design Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by Laing O’Rourke
Aimed at penultimate year students studying civil, mechanical, electrical, or any related engineering degree
3. The Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by E.ON
Aimed at pre-final year students studying mechanical and electrical engineering only
4. The Low Carbon Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by EDF Energy
Aimed at pre-final year students studying engineering and physical sciences
5. The First Year of the Year Award, sponsored by Ernst and Young
Aimed at second year students studying any degree
6. The Undergraduate of the Year Award for Commercial Excellence, sponsored by Nestle
Aimed at penultimate year students studying any degree
Click here to download Next steps: Options after a Bioscience Degree. This is the Society of Biology’s careers guide for undergraduates and recent graduates.
The guide gives an overview of types of careers open to bioscience graduates. It highlights the importance of starting to develop skills and employability right from the beginning of your degree course through work experience and extra-curricular activities.
Vacancies for the Health Scientist Training Programme in the NHS are live and can be accessed via www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/hcstp where you will find further information including the updated FAQs which are excellent and include one about completing the application form. The site includes details of the posts available and a generic job description and person specification. Applicants should tailor their application to their area of interest. These pages also contain a link to the application website. Make sure you read the material on the NHS Careers link above before beginning your application.
The closing date for applications is 10 am on 1 February 2013.
The NHS Graduate Management Scheme page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/nhsgraduatescheme/events lists the open days at trusts which, ideally, students should visit before making an application. These are taking place NOW in various locations around the UK.
The NHS Healthcare Scientist Training Programme opens in January 2013. Some early information has been released for science undergraduates and graduates about the scheme:
Monday, 18 February 2013 from 10:00 to 19:00 (GMT)
This event is for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in ecological careers. Visit http://youngecobes.eventbrite.co.uk/ for more information. Tickets cost £10 and can be bought online.
There will be a series of inspiring talks on a wide range of ecological career paths, followed by useful career management workshops discussing your CV and online presence.
Discover your next steps during the Q&A session, before networking with the experts who can make it happen!
Just a quick reminder about our Careers Fair on Thursday:-
Time: 10.00 am – 3.00 pm, 4th October 2012
Venue: Marquee in front of Fulton House
- This is your chance to meet recruiters from a wide range of employment sectors.
- Our Careers Advisers will also be running a CV clinic if you would like some advice on this.
- If you complete one of our student surveys at the Fair, you will have the option to be entered in a prize draw to win a Uni bus term ticket worth £156. This has been kindly donated by First Cymru Buses Ltd.