New exciting career opportunities on JobOnline May 22, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : The Careers Group News, vacancies , add a comment
There are currently 1,534 advertised jobs on JobOnline, The Careers Group’s online jobboard.
Employers who wish to advertise a role will automatically get access to over 200,000 of the UK’s top students and graduates to find an ideal candidate.
Students and graduates can apply for all sorts of roles from graduate recruitment programmes to zoo-keeping and archery instruction. There are opportunities available in over 20 sectors.
A snapshot of the latest uploaded vacancies is as follows:
- Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Trainee Keeper, http://bit.ly/106LQLd
- Green Party, Parliamentary Press Officer, http://bit.ly/14bqcZP
- The British Museum, Horological Assistant, http://bit.ly/10ViPHa
- Camden Council, CHAMP Coordinator, http://bit.ly/14bqkZk
- Goethe-Institut, Project Co-ordinator (Visual Arts, Music), http://bit.ly/185Lkm0
- 2020 Archery, Freelance Archery Instructor, http://bit.ly/10CBVfm
- Crown Packaging, Tooling Materials Specialist, http://bit.ly/185LrOk
- Marwell Wildlife, Fixed Term Explainer, http://bit.ly/10xsEJK
- Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Radiological Protection Trainee, http://bit.ly/10CBXnB
- University of Warwick, Early-Stage Researcher (Doctoral Scholarship) Marie Curie ITN Project: Resilience in East African Landscapes, http://bit.ly/10JOFCb
- Sweatshop, Design Artworker, http://bit.ly/10CC3LV
- English Heritage, Historic Properties Intern – Kenwood House, http://bit.ly/19DUoxi
- Asylum Aid, Office Administrator, http://bit.ly/108Tatb
- Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Support Ecotoxicologist, http://bit.ly/12GwBL7
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Heritage Project Coordinator – Henry Blogg Museum, http://bit.ly/111C4cn
- IJO: Falkland Islands Fisheries Department, Scientific Fisheries Observer (Seabirds), http://bit.ly/17Eschd
If you would like to publish your vacancy on JobOnline, exposing your career opportunity to a talent pool of over 200,000 students and recent graduates, then visit our website or contact us directly on 020 7863 6045 or email@example.com.
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On Thursday 13 June, Careers Consultants, Abi Sharma and Anne Delauzun will be running a workshop on Building Alliances with Institutional Colleagues.
In the current Higher Education context of Key Information Sets, demand for internships, and a spotlight on employability, it is vital to develop alliances with institutional colleagues to effectively deliver careers education widely and effectively.
This course is aimed at staff working in careers services. It will look at how to use influencing techniques in your institutional relationships, identify strategies to give you greater departmental presence and consider ways of overcoming some of the barriers that you might face in this area.
Further upcoming webinars include:
Meeting the New QAA Challenge
Tuesday 21 May 2013, 12:00 – 13:00
Join this webinar to get to grips with the new QAA Quality Code and find out about the major changes! It is aimed at staff working in a leadership or management role at a Higher Education Careers Service or within an Academic Department.
This webinar will to help you to:
• Recognise how the new Quality Code differs from the Academic Infrastructure
• Know your Chapters from your Indicators: the new QAA approach
• Understand what the QAA mean by Student Engagement
• Improve your grasp of Chapter B4 Indicator 8: Where Employability fits in!
The City Course 2013 May 9, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : Careers in the City, The Careers Group News, city jobs, courses , add a comment
The City course is now in its 30th year! Taking place over four days, 9 – 12 September 2013, the course consists of 100 top University of London students or recent graduate members of our Grad Club spending four days visiting eight or nine top City employers and institutions. The Careers Group, University of London combines its long history of providing excellent support to students and experience working with graduate employers to offer this hugely successful and competitive opportunity.
Run in collaboration with a number of top City firms The City course enables students from across the University of London to gain insight into the City. Participants take part in employer-led business games, listen to presentations and graduate panels about the range of City careers and network with recruiters and recent graduates working at the firms. This provides a valuable experience for both students and employers. Videos from 2012’s course can be found on The City Course Facebook page.
Last year firms taking part in The City Course were:
- Barclays Capital
- Financial Services Authority
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)
- Slaughter and May
- Standard Chartered
We look forward to seeing everyone in September!
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Recently C2 was invited to present at the European Universities Institutes (EUI) Teaching and Learning Conference in Florence. The EUI are looking to develop a centre of excellence for Teaching and Learning, specifically focused on PhD and postdoctoral education. C2 was invited to explore how the careers agenda could fit within this model. Katie Dallison, C2 careers consultant flew out to represent The Careers Group.
The conference was held in an amazing villa in the Tuscan hills, just out of Florence which forms part of the EUI campus. Along with a raft of experts from Oxford, the LSE, Exeter and other European Universities, Katie presented and discussed the ideas of using case-based learning with PhD students, introducing more flexible delivery options such as webinars, increasing researchers teaching practice and if leadership skills should be taught to this cohort. The round-table nature of the conference allowed for interesting discussions and the EUI was able to gain a range of perspectives on many important aspects of researcher development. Katie also had a chance to talk to recent graduates, gaining their perspectives on researcher career development. The conference concluded with a wonderful conference dinner held in a contemporary Italian restaurant.
The information gained over the course of the conference will be feed into the EUI’s strategic plans to develop the teaching and learning unit. C2 and the EUI are currently exploring ways in which they can work together in the future.
For more information on what C2 can offer visit: www.c2careers.com
For more information on the EUI, visit: www.eui.eu/Home.aspx
New College Specific Step Internship Programme April 17, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : The Careers Group News, internship, internships , add a comment
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C2 Consultancy at The Careers Group has been invited to speak at the inaugural teaching and learning workshop for the European University Institute (EUI) based in Florence, Italy.
This workshop is the first step towards the EUI’s plan to establish a Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Academic Career Development. The EUI teaching and learning ‘model’ aims to integrate career development with teaching and learning skills and will initially target EUI doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. They wish to implement best practice at the institutional level and spread this knowledge into graduate education training all over Europe, by taking advantage of the rich and diverse backgrounds of their academic community and their reputation as a melting pot for the multiple academic traditions of Europe.
Katie Dallison, careers consultant, will be attending the workshop and leading a session and discussion on careers and the job market. She will drawing on her experiences of using case based learning (CBL) with researchers to introduce a unique way of integrating career learning into the curriculum. CBL is a tool frequently used in academic teaching, especially within medicine and engineering; it allows people to explore different (and equally correct) solutions to a case within a group environment. CBL is about researchers discussing issues, deciding priorities, and combining different experiences to explore what are often new situations. Participants take on an advisory role for a fictitious person which allows a range of career tools to be introduced, even if the participants themselves are not at that stage of their career path.
In the past C2 has worked with the EUI to support their researchers in the development of interview skills. C2 also does a range of other workshops throughout Europe, providing careers support to the European Microbiological Laboratories in France, Germany, and Italy along with one to one career coaching sessions to the University of London Institute in Paris.
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education April 3, 2013Posted by tcginfo in : Uncategorized , add a comment
The Careers Group has recently completed collections of destinations data for 32 institutions which covered over 145,000 graduates.
The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey is an annual data collection aimed at finding out what graduates are doing six months after graduation covering information on employer, job title, salary and more. Many institutions now choose to outsource this collection to The Careers Group as we have been experts in DLHE collection for many years.
The University of Greenwich is one of the clients we collect DLHE information for. Ed Paxton, their Destinations Manager, states “If your institution is looking to outsource the full DLHE operation then you can feel confident that The Careers Group will deliver a professional service to meet your requirements.”
As well as collection, The Careers Group supports institutions in reporting their DLHE information as required in the Key Information Sets (KIS). For London institutions this also provides information for the online resource What London Graduates Do which collects DLHE information from several universities to provide careers options with different subjects and what areas of study are most likely to lead to a desired career. This is invaluable careers information for undergraduates and those choosing where and what to study at university.
Any Higher Education Institution seeking to use The Careers Group for their DLHE collection, reporting or anything else should consult our Shared Services for Institutions website where you can read case studies and feedback from other clients as well as finding out what we can offer your institution.
The Careers Group Spring Training Programme: April Courses March 27, 2013Posted by tcginfo in : Professional Development, The Careers Group News , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London has some places left on its professional development courses this April. Anyone who’s interested in Commercial Awareness & Strategic Thinking, Expanding your Guidance Toolkit, and Basic Guidance Interview Skills can still book a place.
Details of the three courses are as follows:
Commercial Awareness & Strategic Thinking
Wednesday 17 April 2013 10:30-17:00
David Winter and Paul Walker
- Do you need to understand your customers better?
- Do you have an appreciation of the forces acting in your sector and how they might impact on future business?
- Can you spot business opportunities and develop them?
- This course will give you a practical introduction to the awareness, skills and tools you need to think commercially and develop a strategic approach to your work.
Expanding your Guidance Toolkit
Thursday 25 April 2013 10:30-13:30
- Are you looking for ways to invigorate your guidance practice?
- Do you wish you had access to a wider range of activities, tools and techniques to apply to 1:1 or group sessions?
- This course will explore how different theories, models of guidance and ideas from coaching, counselling and change management can enhance your work with clients.
Basic Guidance Interview Skills
Monday 29 April 09:30 – Tuesday 30 April 2013, 17:00
Elaine Denniss and Gill Sharp
- Develop the basic skills of contracting and exploring
- Short role-plays to enable participants to put skills into practice
- Interviews with real student volunteers
- Participants will receive individual feedback
The Careers Group has launched its ‘Shared Services’ website for Higher Education Institutions March 20, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : The Careers Group News , add a comment
The transition to the new fees regime is causing many Higher Education Institutions to turn their attention to the potential of shared services to improve efficiency and quality. The University of London delivers many established shared services. One, The Careers Group provides a remarkably successful paradigm. Their new website (www.careers.lon.ac.uk), brings together the full range of their services for the first time.
Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Shared Services (Students and Graduates), University of London, says:
“For over one hundred years our shared service model has brought efficiencies and quality improvements to the Higher Education Institutions we serve. We deliver a breadth and depth of service which is just not possible in a smaller unitary service. For too long we have relied on word of mouth to spread the news of what we can offer. Our new website invites everyone to be part of our success.”
Higher education decision makers can consider a whole range of services, combine any number, or opt for a complete solution for employability and student support.
- Attract and retain students
- Enhance business engagement
- Develop the skilled graduate
- Improve league table performance
- Data collection and reporting
- Develop your staff
- Solve your staff problems
- Bespoke services.
Case studies describing successful collaborations and testimonials from current clients bring the menu and high quality of services to life and demonstrate best practice. Contact points are provided which will help people interested in the services find an ideal solution that both fulfils their needs and fits within the constraints of their budget.
The Spring Graduate Fair March 15, 2013Posted by tcginfo in : Career Advice, Professional bodies, careers advice, employability and skills, further study, internships, recruitment, students, vacancies , add a comment
The Spring Graduate Fair from The Careers Group, University of London and sponsored by WikiJob.co.uk is being held at Senate House on 20 March 2013 12-4pm. The fair is part of an annual events programme that offers students and graduates access to employers and course providers and provides careers advice and information. Everyone looking for new career opportunities is more than welcome to attend – for free.
Attending this month’s fair will offer the chance to meet over 60 exhibitors which include recruiters, course providers and professional associations, who are more than happy to provide visitors with careers opportunities on offer, information about their application processes etc. There’s also a free presentation programme giving advice on CVs, applications and interviews and a CV surgery with careers consultants from The Careers Group. Visitors are recommended to prepare for the fair in order to get most out of the day by having a look at the checklist summarising any points to consider.
Visitors who pre-register ahead of attending the fair next Wednesday have the chance to win two tickets for a visit to The View From The Shard, followed by a meal for two at The Azzurro London Bridge. Also, copies of ‘Working in the City’ from Trotman Publishing will be given away to 20 visitors after the Spring Graduate Fair.Last year thousands of London students and graduates attended the fair which makes it a worthwhile event for recruiters who want access to high calibre graduates for their grad jobs, schemes, temporary placements or internships. Senate House as the venue is centrally located in Bloomsbury, offering easy arrival and reach to students by many reputable universities based around the building. Highly experienced Fair Liaison Officers will be available on the day as helpful first contacts and will ensure that any exhibitor enquiry is resolve.
More information on how to pre-register, the employers coming, presentations and a fair guide for visitors as well as on exhibition packages and sponsorship opportunities for recruiters can be found on the Spring Graduate Fair website. Frequently updated information about the event can also be found on our Facebook group and Twitter.