The Careers Group’s Graduate Jobs October 16, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : career help, graduate jobs, recruitment , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London has just released its new website ‘Getting Graduates into Careers’ – new URL, modern design, 1,000s of compelling graduate jobs, latest news about our events, updated careers resources…all aiming to make your graduate job hunt easier, faster and better informed than ever before!
We’ve brought a selection of the latest jobs, a list of upcoming careers events and an overview of recently published posts on our various blogs right onto the front page. Also, our online careers library, ‘Careers Tagged’, has been updated where you can find thousands of graduate job resources curated by our team of careers professionals.
We’ve also been busy tracking down new and unusual graduate jobs for JobOnline – our job board with more than 1,000 graduate vacancies available every week from 30+ different sectors. Ingrid Ross, who heads up the JobOnline team, says the top 5 strangest job titles she and her colleagues tracked down this summer were:
“Pumpkin Carver, Fly Technician, Quality Assurance Superhero, Wrong-thinking Copywriter and Lol hunter.”
And for what unusual graduate job would you have liked to apply for yourself most favourably, Ingrid? The team leader states:
“I’d have applied for the Surveys Officer for the Bumblebee Conservation Trust; it’s based in Scotland and it involves Bumblebees – what’s not to like?”
According to Michael Clarke, Assistant Director of The Careers Group:
“’Getting Graduates into Careers’ is a bit of a mission statement. We want students and recent graduates to visit the site and find the temporary work they need to top up their bank accounts, the employment experience to fill out their CVs and the graduate jobs that will kick-start their careers after University.”
Employers currently advertising with us include Lego, HM Prison Service, Royal Mail and the Museum of London.
More graduate jobs on JobOnline October 3, 2012Posted by tcginfo in : graduate jobs, graduate recruitment, job, job hunting, job vacancies, jobs , add a comment
Plenty of the most diverse and compelling graduate jobs!
Have you currently finished your degree or are you ready for a career change? Are you looking for a job in marketing, education or arts, or an area you cannot find on other jobboards? JobOnline – the jobboard from The Careers Group, University of London, has thousands of top jobs you can apply for.
You can choose between 33 different sectors tailored to your interests, focus of study and experience. Varied new positions are advertised all the time – whether you are looking for a temporary or permanent job, full or part time. Vacancies are updated frequently ensuring any role you apply for is still open.
Not only have the number of vacancies published on JobOnline increased (vacancies in September 2012 were twice the number they were last year), a pool of highly reputable companies looking for new talent has also been established. The broader diversity of career opportunities has made JobOnline an outstanding gateway to the job you want.
A snapshot of a few vacancies currently listed are The Serious Organised Crime Agency who are looking for exceptional individuals to join the fight against serious organised crime. HM Prison Service who are looking for candidates for their National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Graduate Programme, Museum of London are presently advertising a vacancy as a Curator (Fashion & Decorative Arts), and Lego is trying to stock their personnel by a Sales Associate at Westfield.
If you want more details on these vacancies or on our other job openings published at the moment, visit our new website www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/jobs or follow us on Twitter.
Getting Graduates into Careers website release September 27, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Advice, CV, CVs, Career Advice, career help, career planning, careers advice, courses, employability, employability and skills, further study, graduate jobs, graduate recruitment , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London has just released Getting Graduates Into Careers, a new website offering jobs, recruitment events and career resources and advice.
The modernised design is user-friendly and lively. The site is more intuitive and we’ve responded to your feedback so that you can find what you want faster. New features on the site include “More jobs like this” on the homepage and an easier login system for recruiters.
The site makes it easy for users to access all the products and services offered by The Careers Group. Graduate recruiters can advertise vacancies, book recruitment events and send targeted emails from the Recruiters homepage. And they can choose from a range of services which include hiring an intern, hiring a temp or attending recruitment events.
For jobseekers the site not only offers thousands of jobs, there are also ways of keeping up to date with the latest news and opportunities via industry-sector Facebook pages and Twitter feeds covering a range of careers.
What London Graduates Do, where jobseekers can research the employment destinations of other University of London graduates for the last five years, is only a click away.
Other resources on offer include sector-specific blogs with helpful insights about how to go about getting the right job. These are written by careers consultants at The Careers Group.
There are dedicated sites for international students and students who face barriers to employment.
Take a look at the new site and let us know what you think.
More vacancies on JobOnline June 22, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : graduate, graduate jobs, graduate recruitment, job hunting, job vacancies, jobs, students, vacancies , add a comment
Despite the current job market JobOnline – the online jobs board from The Careers Group, University of London – has seen a tremendous increase in vacancies on its database.
Over the last month 1113 vacancies have been posted on JobOnline which is a 53% increase on the same month last year. The most notable increases have been in Science, Engineering, Arts and Marketing.
Ingrid Ross, Head of Communications and Vacancies, suggests this success may be down to the introduction of sector-related pushes where each month the team focuses on sourcing vacancies for a particular industry. For June the focus is on Life Sciences which has so far resulted in an increase of eight times the vacancies for Animal & Plant Resources, Materials Science – Manufacturing & Processing, and Scientific Services over the same period last year. Next month the team will be focusing on engineering.
JobOnline is a terrific resource for student and graduate job-seekers with daily updated vacancies for full-time, part-time, graduate programmes and internship opportunities. All of the jobs advertised adhere to strict guidelines ensuring they conform to National Minimum Wage legislation and provide equality of opportunity.
To find out more about the current vacancies available see: JobOnline
To find out about advertising a vacancy see: Recruit Graduates Through The Careers Group
The London Graduate Fair – This Week June 18, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Career Advice, career, further study and training, graduate jobs, graduate recruitment, job vacancies, recruitment , add a comment
It’s not too late to pre-register for The London Graduate Fair from The Careers Group and TARGETjobs.co.uk! The fair takes place Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June 2012, 12-5pm at the Business Design Centre in Islington.
Find out about which recruiters are exhibiting, the programme of workshops and presentations, and pre-register at www.londongradfair.co.uk
Graduate Job and Networking Opportunities June 8, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : graduate jobs, graduate recruitment, job hunting , add a comment
Finding a job is top of the agenda for thousands of students due to graduate from university this summer. Many will be heading to The London Graduate Fair from The Careers Group and TARGETjobs.co.uk on Wednesday June 20 and Thursday June 21 at the Business Design Centre, London.
Despite the current economic climate, organisations are still looking to fill graduate vacancies for 2012-2013. With popular organisations such as Abercrombie & Fitch, ACCA, The Army, FDM Group, Marriott International Hotels and Royal Air Force already booked to attend, there is a diverse range of graduate opportunities on offer from the retail, media, finance, logistics, management, public and third sectors.
Spring Graduate Fair 2012 March 16, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Advice, Career Advice, graduate jobs, graduate recruitment , 2comments
On Wednesday 21 March 2012 more than 60 employers are gathering for the Spring Graduate Fair, at the University of London sponsored by WikiJob.co.uk.
This FREE careers event provides networking opportunities with recruitment teams from top employers. Exhibitors this year include Google.
The career advice on offer includes CV and application checks where you can get impartial feedback from experienced careers consultants.
Presentations on how to write a CV, how to complete an application form and how to perform well at interviews will also be available on the day.
What London Graduates Do website release March 2, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Career Advice, Uncategorized, career help, career planning, graduate, graduate jobs, graduate recruitment , add a comment
What do graduates do after university?
The Careers Group, University of London has just released a public website showing what happened to graduates after leaving universities in London. Aimed at those considering entry to higher education, teachers, parents, pupils and current university students it shows the occupation, employer and salaries of graduates over the last five years.
More than that, it allows you to examine these trends by subject area, and then to delve deeper and personalise the results according to graduate profile. So for example, you can find out the employment destinations of full-time, female, geography graduates over the last one, three or five years; then dig further into the data and analyse the employment trends of popular employers and occupations.
Anne-Marie Martin, Director of The Careers Group, welcomed the launch saying that “Students, parents and others can now explore in some detail the employment outcomes of graduates. Initial feedback has been very positive and we will be using this to make it even more useful in years to come.”
All universities in the UK survey their graduates 6 months after leaving to determine what type of employment or training they are undertaking. The government requires that all universities follow a rigorous set of processes and achieve high response rates of up to 80%. Oliver Gardham, Head of Graduate Research at The Careers Group said “We have an experienced team at the University undertaking the survey, and as the largest university group in the UK other universities have turned to us for advice. We now handle the survey work for a number of them. This year we are undertaking the survey for over 30 universities covering over 100,000 graduates.”
The Careers Group has analysed and reported on graduate destinations for a number of years and its online tool “Destinations Interactive” is used nationally by careers services and university administrations to support students and for academic planning. Creating a public-facing site for a diverse audience, while observing data protection requirements proved to be a challenge for staff at The Careers Group. Gardham added that “We had to design the site to take account of what the focus groups were telling us they wanted, what was technically possible, and what data could be disclosed legally.”
The government plans to improve public information about higher education later this year through Key Information Sets (KIS) which will include data from the graduate destinations survey. Martin noted that “What London Graduates Do is a response to pressures to make information about graduate outcomes readily available to all stakeholders and the general public. With the increase in tuition fees and the increased focus on consumers of higher education we believe that this is a significant step towards openness and transparency.”
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