One of The Careers Group’s most popular events is coming up soon – The London Graduate Summer Fair 2013 June 5, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : The Careers Group News, graduate recruitment , add a comment
The Careers Group, University London would like to invite students, recent graduates and other jobseekers and employers to the upcoming London Graduate Fair from The Careers Group and TARGETjobs.co.uk on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 June 2013, 12pm – 5pm respectively, at the Business Design Centre, Islington.
This two day careers event offers a great opportunity for visitors to get their foot into their dream company’s door. Over 60 exhibitors will be attending. Have a look at who they are on the exhibitor list. Exhibitors, on the other hand, will be offered exposure to hundreds of thousands of high-calibre talent for their career opportunities on offer.
Visitors will be able to attend free talks held by experts. The presentation programme embraces topics such as how to write CVs, fill in application forms and answers on interview questions. Find the complete programme here. Also, visitors will find the highly successful CV Surgery. Hereby, Careers Consultants will be on hand offering advice on application related topic during quick, free sessions.
Interested individuals can now pre-register. By filling in information online prior to the event, visitors avoid having to queue up leaving more time to spend with potential employers. Also, one lucky pre-registered visitor can win two tickets to The View From the Shard.
Interested students, recent graduates and other jobseekers can find more information about the event on the website, Facebook and Twitter. Employers who want to seize their chance to attend this event as an exhibitor are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7836 6070 to book their stand.
Over 150 students and graduates placed into internships through the London Step Internship Programme February 20, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized, graduate recruitment, internships, job hunting , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London celebrates the success of the London Step Internship having recently placed 150 students and graduates into internships. The programme is responsible for paid placements of up to 12 weeks with established employers throughout London.
During the programme, students and graduates get insights into their areas of interest. There are a broad range of companies involved from engineering to publishing and communications. The programme gives students and graduates a chance to challenge their academic knowledge in a real environment and earn some money too! Moreover, Step Interns gain invaluable work experience to top up their CVs alongside their studies, which helps them face the ever increasing challenges and competition in the current graduate job market.
Recognising these conditions and the value internships bring to students and graduates, The Careers Group wants to push the internship market to students and graduates further and has just committed to an expansion of the partnership with Step Ltd. in the future. It is aimed to enhance the current success and provide even more brilliant, high-quality internship placements to students and graduates.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, said:
In such a competitive job market internships are a vital channel for many graduates to move from study into work. The expansion of this programme, to provide even more opportunities, is extremely welcome. I am sure the skills and fresh thinking these graduates can bring to the work place will add value to the competitiveness and productivity of their employers and a boost to London’s economy in 2013.
Students and graduates who are interested can take a look at vacant positions on JobOnline and apply! Employers wishing to participate in the London Step Internship Programme can find further information here.
Sharing JobOnline Vacancies on Social Media December 13, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : graduate recruitment, jobs, recruitment , add a comment
Recently we posted about New Enhancements to JobOnline, The Careers Group’s Graduate Jobs Database. As well as improvements to the database and its webpages we have also enhanced the packages we offer to employers so that they can now advertise their vacancies on our social media platforms.
We began offering employers the chance to include social media posts as part of their JobOnline packages in the summer and in the last three months we’ve seen a rapid increase in demand for this service. If an employer places a long (over 25 word) advert they can opt, for a set price, to include a link on our main The Careers Group, University of London Facebook page and Twitter feed enabling them to reach a wide range of job seekers.
The success of this new service is possibly due to increased awareness among employers of the importance of reaching out to applicants through social media. Over 9,000 people use our Facebook page and our Twitter feed has just under 5,000 followers. The nature of social media also means that these vacancies are shared, retweeted and commented on, enabling them to reach an even wider audience.
Employers also like the service as it’s particularly simple to add a social media campaign to your JobOnline recruitment package. Ingrid Ross, Head of The Careers Group’s Communications and Vacancies team, suggested that the improvements to the booking system and providing more information to recruiters have enabled increased employers to benefit from the service.
If you”re an employer and would like to reach an additional 14,000 people by sharing your jobs on social media please see our services for recruiters.
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Dozens of career events on ‘Getting Graduates into Careers’ November 7, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : career help, further study, graduate recruitment , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London announces improvements to its online listings of career events. Clearly signposted on the Getting Graduates into Careers homepage, users who click on events can access some of the best graduate recruitment, employer-networking and postgraduate-related events. For example, next week there’s the University of London’s Postgraduate Open Day, an ICAEW – Women in Accountancy presentation and a presentation at a law firm.
Have a look at all our upcoming events.
Visitors can browse a tailored list of events matched to their interests. For people who are considering further study, the ‘Prospective Postgraduates’ page lists Postgraduate Open Days across the UK. And for those who wish to leave academia the ‘Meet Employers’ section has an overview of compelling events. These ‘Meet Employer’ events provide visitors with an opportunity to find out more about a company and their application process.
The events are made up of those hosted by The Careers Group and other institutions, organisations and employers.
Because of the numbers of students and recent graduates who use The Careers Group website many institutions and employers choose to advertise their events with us. Are you an organisation who wishes to advertise your events on Getting Graduates into Careers? Then email email@example.com for further information.
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 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.
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.
The Careers Group – for Business: New social media presence dedicated to support businesses August 13, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized, business, graduate recruitment, linkedin , add a comment
After developing a number of successful social media initiatives for students, The Careers Group, University of London is now launching channels to directly communicate with businesses on social media.
For this purpose, a new LinkedIn group and Twitter feed have been created to engage with employers in all aspects of graduate recruitment and career development. With latest advisory articles and engaging discussions, the new platforms provide recruiters with graduate vacancy updates, graduate recruitment events, consultancy support, and other careers news and information.
As the goal is to create value through everyone’s contributions, we hope to get many new engaging members and followers joining.
The London Graduate Fair 2012 Highlights July 10, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : graduate recruitment , add a comment
“Well-organised as always and we really appreciated the fantastic space we had…This fair continues to be an exciting experience each time.”
This comment from City Year demonstrates that the summer London Graduate Fair continues to be an excellent way of bringing together employers, training organisations and enthusiastic students and graduates.
It is the largest national graduate recruitment event in the UK with exhibitors including IBM and Arcadia Group. This year, attendance was in excess of 3,000 students and graduates. As one visitor remarked, “it actually gave me the opportunity to be in touch with lead companies”.
Given the economic climate it is vital that job seekers have as many opportunities to meet employers as possible, as one visitor told us: “The best thing is that it connected students with top firms we’d otherwise be less likely to [meet]…as it’s tough to get into these firms”.
The fair also offered a wide range of presentations from careers advice on how to write the perfect CV to sector specific careers information, employer presentations and in-depth workshops. Some of these presentations are available on Careers Tagged, The Careers Group’s online graduate resource.
The next London Graduate Fair takes place 16 October 2012. Contact for exhibitor and visitor information.
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