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.
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This week The Careers Group released some excellent new features to JobOnline, its vacancies’ database packed with graduate jobs across more than 20 sectors. Updated daily, there are opportunities available across most skills, interests and degrees.
The improved homepage design means that students and graduates can easily access current jobs by industry type. Each industry is listed as a text-link which takes the visitor directly to jobs within that sector. The number of opportunities available for an industry-type is listed right next to the link. At the time of writing there are 342 roles within IT and Management, 277 opportunities within Finance and 127 within NGOs and Charities.
There is an advanced search facility which allows a student or graduate to personalise their search. For example, the combination of “education”, “graduate programme/scheme“ and “full-time” returned eight roles including trainee teachers at three different schools.
Current internships, temporary jobs and international jobs are now featured on the homepage.
Positioned under the “browse sector” box, each option is an image link which makes them stand out and attractive to click-on.
Students and graduates can also apply for all sorts of jobs managed by Recruitment Solutions at the University of London. The registration link is clearly listed on the right hand side of the page where they can also sign up for email jobalerts.
Graduate recruiters are invited to set up an account and start recruiting today in order to reach over 100,000 high-calibre students and graduates. They are also able to feature their job with a logo on the homepagein order to increase their visibility amongst page visitors.
Please visit www.gradsintocareers.co.uk/jobonline to try it yourself.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Prepare For The Summer Recruitment Fair May 14, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : graduate recruitment, recruitment , add a comment
The London Graduate Fair from The Careers Group and TARGETjobs.co.uk takes place on Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 June 2012 at The Business Design Centre in London.
For employers and recruiters the Fair is an excellent way to recruit recent graduates.
Agata Klimaszewska, HR manager of Syncoms, a growing holding company, who own a number of e-commerce brands, such as Printerpix.com said: “Last year was the first time we attended the London Graduate Fair. Syncoms has been experiencing significant growth and the time came for us to access the wealth of talent at such events.
“The Fair increased our reach of potential candidates far beyond our expectations, proving to be a great way of finding fresh and hungry talent.” As a result we recruited four talented grads who joined our Printerpix.com team of marketing professionals.”
The four people recruited by Syncoms include 24 year old Soraya Al-Assmi, who graduated from Kingston University with a maths degree. Soraya wasn’t sure what she wanted to do career-wise when she attended the Fair last October, but she sufficiently impressed Syncoms, who offered her an interview soon after the event and then a permanent graduate role as marketing co-ordinator a few weeks later.
Soraya is thrilled that her efforts paid off, as she spent all day at the Fair, working very hard.
“In one day I filled in more application forms and signed up to more recruitment agencies than I had done in the previous month. I even had an on the spot interview with a sales company,” she recalled.
“I also went to each and every stand at the Fair, attended several seminars and would have gone to more but the day ended at 6pm. I could have stayed until 8pm or 9pm – so a longer day would be ideal!”
For information on how to exhibit or to pre-register as a visitor, please visit the official website.
The Careers Group, University of London and Step launches 2012 internship programme to tackle rising graduate unemployment February 24, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : The Careers Group Blogs, internship, internships , add a comment
As new figures reveal a rise in the number of young people not in employment, education or training (NEET), The Careers Group, University of London launched Step’s London Internship programme at Winning Internships. This event was held at Senate House, the University of London, in central London, on Wednesday 22 February 2012.
Step has helped over 20,000 interns secure employment since 1986. Step offers:
- Graduate Step, an 8-24 week internship programme for new and recent graduates
- Step Classic, project based internships for 8-12 weeks over the summer for full time undergraduates
- Step into Industry, sandwich placements of 6 to 12 months for full time undergraduates
While attention is focused on school leavers who are NEET, the risk of recent graduates becoming NEET has shot up by 50% since 2008, according to research conducted by the Institute of Public Policy Research and the Private Equity Foundation.
Around 300 employers, mainly London-based SMEs, such as Dennis Publishing, attended Wednesday’s event, although big name employers such as Hilton Worldwide were also present.
“We were delighted to see so much interest in Step at the Winning Internships event, particularly among so many smaller London businesses,” said Phil Donnelly, CEO of Step Enterprise, which manages the Step programme.
“The Careers Group have done a fantastic job in raising the profile of the Step programme and all the signs are that we’ll have a record number of Step internships across London and indeed the rest of the UK, this year.”
Dennis Publishing took on Step interns for the first time last year and five of the eight it recruited went on to join the company permanently as advertising sales executives. Abdul Ahad is one of the interns who joined Dennis after a 12 week Step Internship. The Step Internship appealed to Abdul because it was paid and offered the real possibility of a permanent job at the end of the programme.
“I wouldn’t have been able to quit my part-time job to take up the internship if it hadn’t been paid,” he admitted, during a speech at Winning Internships.
Another Step intern, environmental science graduate Kate Pierpoint, had a chance to apply her degree knowledge during her internship. She improved her host company’s environmental policy and they were so pleased with her overall contribution to their business that they recommended her for a role with Manor House Development Trust, a charity, where she is gainfully employed, as a social enterprise manager. Now Kate is not just a former intern who has secured permanent employment, but also an award-winner, having been named a Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneur of 2011.
Anne-Marie Martin, Director of The Careers Group and President, Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services, said: “Our experience shows that internships not only significantly improve the prospect of permanent employment for graduates, but also provide great value to employers.
“A very high proportion of employers on our programme end up offering their interns a permanent role, but not all internship programmes balance the benefits to both parties and it’s important that employers understand their responsibilities and how to avoid the more questionable schemes on offer.”