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The National Audit Office, in partnership with Windsor Fellowship, is launching the 2015 Summer Internship Programme for undergraduates from a Black or Asian minority ethnic background who are interested in a career in accounting and auditing.

The summer internship Programme will offer successful applicants the opportunity to gain expereine of working life in a professional organisation in London:

  • Competitive salary £21,782 pro rata
  • 4.5 days leave for an eight week placement
  • Staff restaurant
  • Subsidised onsite Fitness Centre

Eligibility and Application Criteria:

  • Be from a Black or Asian minority ethnic group
  • Must have a demonstrable interest in studying to become a Chartered Accountant and an interest in the public sector, government and audit
  • Expected degree: 2.1 degree and 300 UCAS points
  • You will need to be a UK, Commonwealth, EEA or Swiss national to comply with Civil Service nationality rules. Please note that it is not possible to sponsor work visas.
  • Penultimate/Final year of study
  • Commitment to the eight week Internship.

Further information on the Programme is available on the Windsor Fellowship website at www.windsor-fellowship.org along with the on-line application form.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 23rd March.

Generation UK – China was launched by the British Council in 2013. It aims to help students from the UK boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects and develop a global mindset through study and work experience opportunities in China. You can also contact the International Development Office (IDO) with queries about the programme.

Funded Internships

As companies from across the globe engage with China at various levels, work experience in China is increasingly valued by employers. Working in China is a way for students to enhance their cultural awareness and is an excellent investment in their future. These internships are within a range of different industries across six cities within China and are selected by two companies working in partnership with the British Council (InternChina and CRCCAsia), who also guarantee a high level of pastoral care while students are in China. Application is open to students/postgraduates within their first year of graduation who are in receipt of/received a Maintenance Grant from Student Finance. Those in receipt of a full grant will also receive sponsored return flights. The internship funding covers placement fee, accommodation and comprehensive travel insurance, as well as an airport pickup service and dedicated support throughout the internship. There are spaces reserved on this programme for Welsh students.

Academic Scholarships

Studying in China gives students the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture, language, business and economy, as well as a competitive advantage in the job market. Academic scholarships are available for students to undertake between 5 and 12 months of non-degree study at one of the British Council’s partner universities in a range of subjects. Application is open to all students and postgraduates within their first year of graduation. This funding includes covering of tuition fees, accommodation, a monthly living stipend and medical insurance. Please see www.britishcouncil.cn/en/programmes/education/generation-uk for further specification of the scholarships and their application criteria.

The workshop will take place on 26th and 27th March 2015. The Writer are looking for 20 undergraduates who love writing to come and get inspired to write for a living. And if you’re really good, they might ask you to be one of their two paid apprentices.

The workshop will show you how you can make a career out of writing for business. There’ll be plenty of writing exercises, linguistic brainstorms and home-made pecha kuchas* to get your teeth into.

(*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 telling The Writer why they should pick you (and a way for them to get in touch with you) to pickme@thewriter.com. Make sure ‘Word Experience’ and your name are in your subject line. And get it to them by 1st March 2015.

Wondering how you can boost your #employability while at University? @Enterprise Rent-A-Car Jobs Europe tells us how with these 10 non-academic activities: http://bit.ly/1CYHqw4

Watch out for the following Employer in The Foyer events organised by Careers and Employability:

Location: Entrance foyer of the Library

19th February 11-2.00 – Chatteris International Graduate Programme in Hong Kong www.chatteris.org.uk

3rd February 10-4.00 – Smaller Earth www.smallerearth.com

10th March 10-4.00 – Teach First www.teachfirst.org.uk

12th March 10-4.00 – ICAEW – Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales www.icaew.com

Santander internship

An internship position is available to work with Santander in London.

The internship will be for a period of 6 months, based on a 35 hour working week. As this is London based the salary is based on minimum London living wage and is therefore pro rata to £16,653 per annum.

The closing date for the role is Friday Feb 20th 2015.

Click here to download more information.

All applications and queries should be directed to Santander.universities@santander.co.uk

Posted on behalf of the British Council:

The British Council creates international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and builds trust between them worldwide. We call this work ‘cultural relations’. Each year we work with millions of people across 110 countries, connecting them with the United Kingdom, sharing our cultures and the UK’s most attractive assets: English, the Arts, Education and our ways of living and organising society.

Every summer, we bring new ideas to the organisation by taking on between 10 and 12 interns for a 12-week period from June – September. We learn from having new talent in the organisation during the summer months; plus, we gain an insight into how we can deliver the best opportunities for young people. In return, you learn new skills while on a paid internship, and make some useful contacts for the future. If you are keen to learn more about working for a global charity and to make a real difference over the summer then this opportunity is definitely for you!

As part of the programme you will join a specific department in one of our key business areas, and work with a dedicated line manager working on real projects, that add value to our organisation and our international work. You will also take part in a group project, where you will be able to apply your project management and team working skills as well as receiving career advice and training that provide you with real direction and perspective to take away with you on completion of the programme.

Our 2015 scheme is made up of the following positions:
• Music and Film Internship, London
• Corporate Communications Internship, London
• Policy and External Relations Internship, London
• Digital Internship, London
• HR Internship, London
• Science Communications Internship, London
• Services for International Education Marketing Events Internship, Manchester
• Schools Internship, London
• English and Exams Self Access Learning (SAL) Digital Internship, London
• Global Network Team Internship, London
• Iran and Syria Internship, London

This is a fantastic opportunity to make the most of your summer, to develop your own cultural relations edge and to work for an organisation that really values diversity and innovation. Take a look around – there’s a whole world of opportunity to explore.

Want to find out more?

If you need any more information then please visit our dedicated internship scheme page on our Study Work Create portal. Where you will be able to apply directly and learn more about the application process and core criteria for the scheme. Please note applications close at midnight on 8 March 2015:

www.britishcouncil.org/study-work-create/opportunity/internships/uk-placements

A great way to get ahead in the job market whilst having fun and learning new skills.

Waterway Recovery Group run working parties and week long residential conservation holidays (Canal Camps) on canals around the country. They are dedicated to restoring the industrial heritage and environment of Britian’s historic waterways. They are run entirely by volunteers for volunteers and their people come from all age groups and from all over the world.

Canal Camps are cheap (£56), great fun and add the kind of points to a CV that employers look for. You will get the chance to learn some amazing new skills such as bricklaying and heritage pointing.

Visit https://www.waterways.org.uk/wrg/ for more information.

Who digs canals?

Canal Camps are ideal for those who:

  • want to make their CVs stand out
  • need to show practical experience of team work and leadership
  • want to learn new skills
  • are still unsure about their future career direction and want to do something useful while they explore options
  • have gained employment but don’t start until September

The University’s International Development Office has arranged the following presentation by CRCC Asia:

Date: Monday 16th February, 1.00-2.00pm
Venue: Keir Hardie Room 130

Representatives from CRCC Asia: will also be in the foyer of the Library from 12-1pm and 2-3pm on the same day as the presentation so you can drop in and have an informal chat.

If you’re interested in attending this event please email Lucy.V.Williams@swansea.ac.uk.

The China Internship Program is designed for students to complete a 1 to 3 month internship in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai or Shenzhen. The CRCC Asia China Internship Program 2015 provides internships across the most exciting and important industry sectors operating in China. Students will be able to choose from their extensive list of sectors including Finance, Law, Marketing and PR, Green Technology, IT and many more.

Funding: The IDO (International Development Office) and SPIN (Swansea Paid Internship Network) will be combining funds to offer a bursary to students up to a maximum of £1055 per student. There will also be a number of fully funded places available, more information to be provided during the presentation.

A presentation on the British Council’s Generation UK India programme
Wednesday 4th February, Keir Hardie Room 130, 1.00-2.00 pm

If you are interested in attending this talk please email Lucy.V.Williams@swansea.ac.uk in the International Development Office.

This programme offers three different types of placements this Summer; cultural immersion placements, teaching assistantships and other work placements.

Generation UK– India offers young people from the UK the chance to experience India through unique and exciting placements across a variety of sectors. As one of the world’s fastest growing countries, India is destined to be a key player in the global economy over the coming decades. This is an opportunity to get involved now, to gain skills and knowledge that will be vital when going out into a job market that is more competitive than ever before. A placement in India offers the kind of cultural immersion that you just cannot experience as a tourist or traveller. It involves you in the real India, giving you the opportunity to understand one of the most important countries in the world and make connections that will last a lifetime.

Funding: For work placements and teaching assistantships, the IDO (International Development Office) and SPIN (Swansea Paid Internship Network) will be combining funds to offer a bursary to students up to maximum of £1055 per student. The IDO will also be able to offer a Global Opportunities Bursary of up to £400 for cultural immersion placements. More information to be provided during the presentation.

Visit www.britishcouncil.org/education/ihe/what-we-do/generation-uk-india for more information.

Research Institute for the Arts and Humanities
Key Skills Programme

HERITAGE PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

PLACEMENTS WITH DISTINGUISHED NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Skills Training – Career Development – Employability Enhancement

This programme will be of interest to students from within and outside of heritage and heritage-related disciplines, including IT, management, tourism and literature.

International placements to include:

  • Museo Galileo, Florence

National placements including:

  • Royal Commission for Ancient Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW)
  • Big Pit, National Coal Museum
  • National Waterfront Museum
  • Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust (GGAT)
  • The Dylan Thomas Birth House, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive *New fôr 2015*
  • The Egypt Centre, Swansea University *New for 2015*
  • Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University
  • South Wales Miners Library

Open to all postgraduate students and ECRs at Swansea University, including MA, MPhil and PhD students.
Placements include travel allowances, bursaries and funding for accommodation where applicable.

Please visit the website to download the application form and to access information on all available placements, funding for travel and accommodation and details on how to apply:

www.swansea.ac.uk/riah/graduate-centre/heritageskillsprogramme/heritage-placements/

Deadline for applications: February 16th at 5pm. Please direct enquiries and completed application forms to Kate Spiller, Project Coordinator: k.spiller@swansea.ac.uk.

Participate in the Intelligent Aid Competition run by Clifford Chance and win a place on their vacation scheme!

Intelligent Aid is an alternative pathway to gain experience with a global law firm and the opportunity is open to all students, ages, and degree programmes. In fact 48% of trainees recruited by Clifford Chance last year were from non-law backgrounds.

The basis of the challenge is simple. Clifford Chance is asking you to answer a topical question in 500 words where you should demonstrate your intelligence, ability to structure a convincing argument, and your appreciation of practicalities. Of the entries, 40 shortlisted finalists will be invited to a Finals day at the Clifford Chance offices in Canary Wharf, London. The 20 students who stand out at the Final will be offered a place on the summer vacation scheme, paid at £400pw.

The challenge closes at 11:59 GMT on January 31st 2015.

For more details click here.

Students for Social Impact is a new social enterprise work-study programme for undergraduate students from the UK and Canada. Students must be enrolled at a UK/Canadian institution, completed one year of study and be returning to their institution in September 2015.

The deadline for student applications phase one is Sunday 15 February 2015.

Please visit www.britishcouncil.ca/students-social-impact for more information.

Are you

  • A male undergraduate student?
  • In your second or third year, with at least 320 UCAS points?
  • Studying languages, history, English, geography, maths, economics, politics or marketing?

Enter the Male Undergraduate of the Year award and you could win a 10-week summer internship at L’Oreal, including one week in L’Oreal Paris HQ and 2-days with members of their senior management committee! Plus you’ll be recognised as one of the most employable students’ in the UK!

The process:

Stage 1: Register and answer 3 questions from L’Oreal

Stage 2: Complete 4 online tests designed to assess situational judgement, numerical and inductive reasoning skills, as well as a personality questionnaire

Stage 3: From the best matched students, L’Oreal will decide on a shortlist of ten

Stage 4: The final shortlist of ten will be invited to an event in Canary Wharf, London on 24 April, 2015 where the winner will be announced!

Closing date for entries: 4 February.

Start your entry today at http://undergraduateoftheyear.com/male

PwC will be running this competition on 29th and 30th January. The prize for the winning student will be £200.

Entrants will give a 10 minute presentation focusing on ‘the changing world of business’, followed by five minutes for questions; then they will receive five minutes of feedback. Presentations will be judged on three key areas: presentation style, content and structure. The presentations will be run from 11 am – 5 pm on 29th January and 9 am – 12 pm on 30th January.

Three top students will be selected to pitch to PwC’s Director at their Swansea office together with two members of their graduate recruitment team. The final pitches will take place on Monday 16th February, 11 am – 1 pm, and the three finalists will also be able to listen to each other’s pitches. After this, all students will be taken out for lunch with some of the staff from PwC’s Swansea office – a great networking opportunity and a chance to find out more about the firm.

If you are interested, register through the Careers portal at www.swansea.prospects.ac.uk, login then click onto Events and click on 12/01/15. Registration opens on 12/01/15 and closes on 27/01/15. PwC will then contact you with a time and date for your pitch which will be on 29th or 30th January 2015. If you have difficulty with registering through the online system, please email Chris Cardew at C.J.Cardew@swansea.ac.uk.

Students who take part in the competition will be able to use this towards gaining the Swansea Employability Award (SEA).

ectarc Wales
European Centre for Training and Regional Co-operation


ectarc/GO Wales ERASMUS+ programme (March-May 2015)
Closing date for applications: Monday 26 January 2015

Erasmus+ includes the European Union’s vocational training programme. It provides work experience in Europe, and aims to improve employability and to build a skilled, mobile European workforce.

You are eligible to apply for the Erasmus+ Outward programme if you are an undergraduate studying at a Welsh university, or if you graduated from a Welsh university within the 12 moths before applying for Erasmus+ and are living in Wales.

Visit the ectarc website for more information and details of how to apply.

A FREE session by Work Ready Graduates.

Can you adapt your working style to suit others?
Are you truly commercially aware?
Do you want to improve your confidence and self-awareness?

This workshop will explain:

  • what qualities employers genuinely expect you to have,
  • how to maximise the skills you already have and identify where you need to improve in order to be successful in the early days of your career.

Date: Wednesday 28 January
Time: 5.30pm-6.30pm
Location: Fulton House Seminar Room 2
Register: https://WRGSwansea.eventbrite.co.uk

The Students’ Union will be holding elections for their Full-time Officer team at the end of February. The posts will provide paid opportunities to gain varied experience and develop leadership skills.

For more information visit the Students’ Union website at www.swansea-union.co.uk/myunion/elections/.

The Future Legal Mind award is being offered by the National Accident Helpline in association with Lawyer2B.

The competition will see one undergraduate law student and one postgraduate law student win £5,000 towards their studies during 2015 and work experience at the London or Manchester office of law firm Colemans-ctts.

The closing date is Thursday 5 February 2015.

Click here for more information on Lawyer2B’s website. Further details, including the entry form, are available at www.national-accident-helpline.co.uk/future-legal-mind.

The National Accident Helpline have also published an interview with Janet Tilley, co-founder and National Managing Partner of Colemans-ctts law firm about how to get a work experience placement at a law firm in 2015. Click here to read the article.

PwC’s mobile careers information unit will be outside Fulton House on 16th February, 10.00 am – 3.30 pm; so come along to the “coffee cart” for a chat if you’re interested in their graduate career opportunities.

Click here to visit PwC’s website for information on work placements, graduate jobs and international jobs – lots of opportunities in 158 countries.