The Global Business Challenge is an undergraduate competition aimed at developing the business leaders of the future. By taking part you ccan develop valuable business skills and gain a competitive advantage over your peers in the workplace. It’s also an opportunity to raise the profile of your university/college.
Participants are required to complete a 3,000 word report based on a case study and scenario, which is adapted from the CIMA T4 part B case study (the top level of the CIMA Professional Qualification). This will give you a real insight into the world of business as it requires you to put your knowledge into practice, working as a team, and put together a set of recommendations for a board of directors just as a management accountant would. The skills you will learn will also be transferrable into many other professions.
The four teams with the highest scoring reports will be invited to participate in the UK final, which is an event attended by undergraduates, careers advisors, CIMA representatives and high profile employers looking to network with talented individuals.
The winning team from the UK final will then go on to compete against 23 other countries at the global final, which this year is taking place in Mumbai, India.
Please visit the CIMA website for full details about the CIMA Global Business Challenge 2014. If you have any further questions or would like some printed materials to hand out to your students, please do not hesitate to contact email@example.com or speak to your local CIMA representative.
There’s nothing wrong with spending your summer at the beach, enjoying a well-deserved break. But a summer internship will make a difference to your employment prospects. Here’s how: https://www.enterprisealive.co.uk/why-summer-internship/
You can start applying for the WoW and SPIN schemes after 12.00 midday on Monday 24 February, and applications will be accepted up until 11.59 pm on Friday 21st March 2014.
WoW placements and SPIN internships will take place from June to the end of September, and those who apply will be contacted by our Work Placement Coordinators sometime from May onwards.
You can download more information from our WoW/SPIN web page at www.swansea.ac.uk/work-placements/.
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 Writer (thewriter.com) is one of the world’s biggest language consultancies.
They’re looking for second-year undergraduates to come to a two-day Word Experience on 10th and 11th April 2014.
They’ll show you how you can make a career out of writing for business. By giving you plenty of writing exercises, linguistic brainstorms and home-made pecha kuchas* to get your teeth into. They might even get you working with them on a live project.
(*Google has the answer.)
Keep reading if:
You already write for your course
Maybe you study English, journalism or creative writing. Or maybe you just write a lot of essays.
You write in your spare time too
You might write for your student paper, a blog, or fiction. It doesn’t matter as long as you write.
You’re a bit of a word geek
You have a tendency to get excited or properly riled up by all kinds of writing. From tube ads to tubes of toothpaste, Booker Prize winners to Charlie Brooker.
Yes that’s me. What do I need to do?
Send 300 words saying why The Writer should pick you (and a way for them to get in touch with you) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure ‘Word Experience’ and your name are in your subject line. The deadline for receipt of your application is 28th February 2014.
- Developing your Commercial Awareness
- Army and Reserve Army Opportunities with the Royal Engineers
- Developing your Employability Mindset
- Working in the Heritage Sector
- International Volunteering
Click here for more information and details of how to book.
GO Wales/ECTARC’s June-September 2014 Leonardo (European Work Experience) programme
You will find lots of information about the programme in the ‘Working Abroad’ section of ECTARC’s website at www.ectarc.com/european-training/working-abroad_117.html under the ‘Work Experience’ tab, and the application form is available on the ‘Downloads – applications’ page: www.ectarc.com/european-training/downloads_119.html
The programme provides an opportunity to live and work abroad for 3 months, and is open to final year students and to graduates who live, work or study in Wales. For the summer phase there are also places available for current second-year undergraduates and third-year Modern Languages students currently on their year abroad.
This is an ideal chance to gain new experiences and skills, enhance your employment prospects and add an eye-catching feature to your CV. The programme is funded by the EU, so that basic costs such as travel abroad, accommodation, language course, food allowance and travel pass are all provided. Destinations for June 2014 include the vibrant European cities of Bordeaux, Barcelona, Hamburg and Berlin.
The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 March 2014.
We’ve been adding new events to our Careers Talks Programme – click here to download the updated list of forthcoming events.
Click here to register/log in and book online to attend the events you’re interested in.
Once you have registered and logged in:-
- Click on “Events Calendar”
- Select the date of the presentation/workshop you wish to attend
- Select “Book”
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:
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?
Applications & Interviews, Business & finance, CV, Careers, Engineering & technology, Graduates, Jobs, Medical related, Psychology, Science, Skills, Work Experience, arts & humanities, international, law, life sciences, volunteering
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.
The deadline to apply for a British Council English Language Assistantship in China is 14 February 2014.
The programme offers paid teaching placements starting in August 2014. Students and graduates gain international experience in one of the world’s fastest growing economies and a range of transferable skills to boost their employability. Assistants receive a full induction (with language and teaching training), reimbursement of travel and accommodation for free. The programme is open to students and graduates of any academic discipline. Knowledge of Mandarin and teaching experience is not required. Placements usually last ten months.
Download the British Council’s flyer here for further information, and visit the website for full details on eligibility and applications.
Alongside the Employability Week events organised by the Careers and Employability Service, the School of Management is organising an additional programme of events that are open to students from all degree disciplines.
Click here to download the programme and link to online booking.
The British Council’s Generation UK internship programme is still offering UK students the chance to gain work experience in mainland China this summer. Placements are available at companies in a wide range of industries, including: accounting and finance, architecture, business, engineering, hospitality, information technology, legal, logistics, marketing and PR, media and creative industries, pharmaceuticals and more. Knowledge of Chinese is not a pre-requisite for Generation UK internships.
Generation UK covers accommodation, STA travel insurance, an airport pickup service and dedicated support throughout the placement. Students will need to cover the costs of their own return flights and visa.
Please note: For placements starting in June or July 2014, students must submit an application before Friday 11 April 2014. We strongly advise applying as early as possible as funding is limited and places are expected to be filled quickly.
More information, including details of how to apply, can be found at: www.britishcouncil.org.cn/genuk or for enquiries, please email: email@example.com
MyKindaCrowd connects young people with the world of work and enhances their future employability -
- Companies set challenges
- Young people respond with ideas; and get rewarded with work experience
- Many of the challenges and opportunities have a very beneficial social impact too.
Visit http://www.mykindacrowd.com/ for more information.
MyKindaCrowd’s services are FREE to students.
For every challenge you win, you receive MyKindaCrowd points. You can also win points by referring friends to the site and other activities. You can exchange your points for the experiences listed below:
- Attend a MyKindaCrowd breakfast briefing
- Presentation skills workshops
- Career Clinic
- CV review
- Telephone interview sills
- Face-to-Face interview skills
- Meet with an employer
- Personal statement mentoring.
So even if you don’t win a challenge, you can still be rewarded.
A dedicated section in The Guardian newspaper to help you boost your employability:
Applications & Interviews, Business & finance, CV, Careers, Diversity, Engineering & technology, Graduates, Jobs, Medical related, Postgraduate Study, Psychology, Science, Skills, Work Experience, arts & humanities, life sciences, public sector
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/
- Events Calendar
- Select the Date of the Event
- Select: Book
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.
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 this link to view details and book online to attend talks and presentations.
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.
Applications & Interviews, Business & finance, CV, Careers, Diversity, Engineering & technology, Jobs, Postgraduate Study, Psychology, Science, Skills, Teaching, Work Experience, arts & humanities, international, law, life sciences, public sector, volunteering
Event: Deloitte Careers Evening – Cardiff
Date: Tuesday 29th October 2013
Location: To be confirmed on registration
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
- Corporate Finance
Kick start your vacation scheme or training contract search with a full day of advice and insight from partners and recruiters at top firms.
Aplications are now open for the CityLawLIVE careers conference on 6 December 2013.
Visit www.citylawlive.com/Dec2013 for information.
CityLawLIVE is aimed at second-year law and penultimate year non-law students with excellent academic records who are interested in working for a top City firm and who will be making applications for work placements and training contracts in 2014. This conference is a fantastic chance to gain a vital edge in the battle to win the most prestigious training contracts.