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 a stunning number of 150 students and graduates into exciting internships. The programme is responsible for paid placements of up to 12 weeks with established employers throughout London.
During this programme, students and graduates get insights into their areas of interest and companies from various industries from engineering to publishing and communications, challenge their academic knowledge in a real environment and earn some money on top. Moreover, Step Interns gain invaluable work experience to top up their CVs alongside their time-intensive 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.
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.
Partnership launches innovative graduate recruitment scheme aimed at the Work Programme October 16, 2012Posted by The Careers Group News in : recruitment , add a comment
The Careers Group University of London and Parkhouse Bell, a training, consulting and recruitment company specialising in the welfare to work arena, have launched a scheme to recruit over 100 new graduates to work for contractors in the Work Programme.
The Work Programme is a government initiative, part funded by the European Social Fund, to provide a coordinated package of support to long-term unemployed and disadvantaged individuals in order to help them into sustained employment. A need has been identified for talented new graduates with the right outlook, profile and experience to work with employers and disadvantaged job seekers. These are pivotal roles and it is vital that they are filled by candidates with the right qualities.
Craig Boucher, MD at Parkhouse Bell explained that:
Providers of the Work Programme have come to realise that a special type of person is required to undertake these roles successfully. They must be empathetic and caring, but at the same time understand the commercial imperatives underlying the programme and the need to meet and exceed targets. Through our discussions with The Careers Group it became clear that together we could deliver a scheme to recruit, assess and train new graduates for these roles.
The scheme will be launched at the London Graduate Fair (from The Careers Group and TARGETjobs.co.uk) at the Business Design Centre, Islington on 16th October http://www.londongradfair.co.uk/autumn. A Presentation and Assessment Centre will be located in the Fair for specially invited graduates who have progressed through the early stages of recruitment.
Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Shared Services at the University of London, commented:
Our network of graduate and student contacts, together with expertise in the assessment and career profiling of individuals is an ideal complement to the knowledge and reputation of Parkhouse Bell in the welfare to work area. This is an exciting opportunity for us to help new graduates into rewarding and challenging employment.
For more information contact Paul Walker on 020 7863 6070, email@example.com
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 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.
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.
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.