The Careers Service Guide 2013 September 11, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : Career Advice, career planning, graduate , add a comment
The Careers Group announces its annual must-have publication for students, the GTI Careers Service guide 2013.
- Your profile on line – a step-by-step guide for students on how to build a profile on LinkedIn and how to use it to network and find jobs.
- Sector focus – Insights into working in the creative industries, working in the not-for-profit sector, working in the City and working in the STEM industries
- Is a PhD the right choice for you – information and guidance for students considering this option
Plus, the Fresher to Finalist section has been formatted into an easy-to-read calendar offering a step-by-step guide on what to do and when.
There is also a new FAQ section for international students.
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
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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