With over 200 temps currently working in and around London, The University of London Temp Agency is shaping up to be a tough one to beat in the graduate recruitment market. The Temp Agency has been busy filling various roles in events, marketing and student support services with some of London’s most in demand employers.
Most recently, the agency has managed to place 12 of its DHLE (Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education) call centre employees into other telemarketing roles, working on behalf of UCAS discussing university placements with prospective students. Also, they have just set up an in-house exam distribution centre, employing 23 individuals to work within this area and are currently sourcing porters and event assistants for the upcoming London Graduate Summer Fair.
The University of London Temp Agency’s friendly, hassle free service is comforting and reassuring and through them, I have been able to flourish in a number of roles. I have been thoroughly looked after throughout the whole process.”
Jamie Dixon – BA in German from Kings University, London.
In the midst of all of these exciting projects and contracts, the Temp Agency have just secured a long term PSL (preferred supplier list) contract with high-end construction contractor, BAM Nuttall, who are currently overseeing the £250million redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road Tube Station, creating many more temporary working opportunities to students, graduates and other jobseekers.
If you’re looking for a temp job or require a temporary workforce, visit the University of London Temp Agency website or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com or call 020 7836 6070 to book their stand.
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C2 Consultancy recently undertook a project with entertainment broadcaster A+E Networks UK®, with the soul aim of increasing employee engagement. The focus was on staff identifying and reflecting on their career goals and learning how to market themselves efficiently for internal and external opportunities. This coaching principally gives staff the tools they needed to enable them to take control of their own career development.
By engaging University Careers Consultants, A+E Networks UK was able to access in depth knowledge into a variety of career paths in order to effectively support staff on their placement within businesses. Through providing solid career support, the employees of A+E Networks were able to prepare themselves fully for a variety of internal opportunities.
Senior Director of the HR & Business Operations department Hollie Mann said,
C2 Consultancy provided a fantastic service with thoroughly enjoyable and informative workshops and coaching sessions. The positive feedback from staff has been exceptional and has proven that it is a service well worth providing that will benefit both the organisation and individuals.”
The partnership enabled A+E Networks UK to enhance its brand by providing an excellent service that improved employee engagement. C2 Consultancy, on the other hand, appreciate having gained a deeper insight into careers within the entertainment broadcast sector which gave them firsthand knowledge that could be taken back to others, such as students to inspire their career choices within this industry.
Find out more about other client stories from C2 Consultancy.
New exciting career opportunities on JobOnline May 22, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : The Careers Group News, vacancies , add a comment
There are currently 1,534 advertised jobs on JobOnline, The Careers Group’s online jobboard.
Employers who wish to advertise a role will automatically get access to over 200,000 of the UK’s top students and graduates to find an ideal candidate.
Students and graduates can apply for all sorts of roles from graduate recruitment programmes to zoo-keeping and archery instruction. There are opportunities available in over 20 sectors.
A snapshot of the latest uploaded vacancies is as follows:
- Folly Farm Adventure Park and Zoo, Trainee Keeper, http://bit.ly/106LQLd
- Green Party, Parliamentary Press Officer, http://bit.ly/14bqcZP
- The British Museum, Horological Assistant, http://bit.ly/10ViPHa
- Camden Council, CHAMP Coordinator, http://bit.ly/14bqkZk
- Goethe-Institut, Project Co-ordinator (Visual Arts, Music), http://bit.ly/185Lkm0
- 2020 Archery, Freelance Archery Instructor, http://bit.ly/10CBVfm
- Crown Packaging, Tooling Materials Specialist, http://bit.ly/185LrOk
- Marwell Wildlife, Fixed Term Explainer, http://bit.ly/10xsEJK
- Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Radiological Protection Trainee, http://bit.ly/10CBXnB
- University of Warwick, Early-Stage Researcher (Doctoral Scholarship) Marie Curie ITN Project: Resilience in East African Landscapes, http://bit.ly/10JOFCb
- Sweatshop, Design Artworker, http://bit.ly/10CC3LV
- English Heritage, Historic Properties Intern – Kenwood House, http://bit.ly/19DUoxi
- Asylum Aid, Office Administrator, http://bit.ly/108Tatb
- Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Support Ecotoxicologist, http://bit.ly/12GwBL7
- Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Heritage Project Coordinator – Henry Blogg Museum, http://bit.ly/111C4cn
- IJO: Falkland Islands Fisheries Department, Scientific Fisheries Observer (Seabirds), http://bit.ly/17Eschd
If you would like to publish your vacancy on JobOnline, exposing your career opportunity to a talent pool of over 200,000 students and recent graduates, then visit our website or contact us directly on 020 7863 6045 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New College Specific Step Internship Programme April 17, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : The Careers Group News, internship, internships , add a comment
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C2 Consultancy at The Careers Group has been invited to speak at the inaugural teaching and learning workshop for the European University Institute (EUI) based in Florence, Italy.
This workshop is the first step towards the EUI’s plan to establish a Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Academic Career Development. The EUI teaching and learning ‘model’ aims to integrate career development with teaching and learning skills and will initially target EUI doctoral and postdoctoral researchers. They wish to implement best practice at the institutional level and spread this knowledge into graduate education training all over Europe, by taking advantage of the rich and diverse backgrounds of their academic community and their reputation as a melting pot for the multiple academic traditions of Europe.
Katie Dallison, careers consultant, will be attending the workshop and leading a session and discussion on careers and the job market. She will drawing on her experiences of using case based learning (CBL) with researchers to introduce a unique way of integrating career learning into the curriculum. CBL is a tool frequently used in academic teaching, especially within medicine and engineering; it allows people to explore different (and equally correct) solutions to a case within a group environment. CBL is about researchers discussing issues, deciding priorities, and combining different experiences to explore what are often new situations. Participants take on an advisory role for a fictitious person which allows a range of career tools to be introduced, even if the participants themselves are not at that stage of their career path.
In the past C2 has worked with the EUI to support their researchers in the development of interview skills. C2 also does a range of other workshops throughout Europe, providing careers support to the European Microbiological Laboratories in France, Germany, and Italy along with one to one career coaching sessions to the University of London Institute in Paris.
The Careers Group has launched its ‘Shared Services’ website for Higher Education Institutions March 20, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : The Careers Group News , add a comment
The transition to the new fees regime is causing many Higher Education Institutions to turn their attention to the potential of shared services to improve efficiency and quality. The University of London delivers many established shared services. One, The Careers Group provides a remarkably successful paradigm. Their new Shared Services for Institutions website (www.careers.lon.ac.uk), brings together the full range of their services for the first time.
Anne-Marie Martin, Director of Shared Services (Students and Graduates), University of London, says:
“For over one hundred years our shared service model has brought efficiencies and quality improvements to the Higher Education Institutions we serve. We deliver a breadth and depth of service which is just not possible in a smaller unitary service. For too long we have relied on word of mouth to spread the news of what we can offer. Our new website invites everyone to be part of our success.”
Higher education decision-makers can consider a whole range of services, combine any number, or opt for a complete solution for employability and student support.
- Attract and retain students
- Enhance business engagement
- Develop the skilled graduate
- Improve league table performance
- Data collection and reporting
- Develop your staff
- Solve your staffing problems
- Bespoke services
Case studies describing successful collaborations and testimonials from current clients bring the menu and high quality of services to life and demonstrate best practice. Contact points are provided which will help people interested in the services find an ideal solution that both fulfils their needs and fits within the constraints of their budget.
Latest Annual Report from The Careers Group Available February 20, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : Uncategorized , add a comment
The Careers Group Annual Report for 2011-12 is published.
- The Step Internships programme
- The Destinations Interactive website – which was nominated for a The Award in November 2011, in the category of best new iCT initiative. The site was also updated and the new version, di2, was released
- The launch of the What London Graduates Do website. A student-facing site, it uses University of London destinations of leavers of higher education (dlhe) data to give students an idea of typical jobs, employers, salary, sectors and industries they can work in following their degree
- The College offices continued focus on placements activity, with new staff specifically recruited at SOAS and Royal Holloway to support students in these areas
- The University of London Temp Agency which was launched in January 2012 and placed over 40 candidates in Central Services and College roles. It now has over 2,500 students on the database and is working with a number of employers to meet their recruitment needs. An agency was also set up at Queen Mary using the same model
The Director moved to a new role within University of London, becoming the director of Shared Services (Students and Graduates), taking on responsibility for University of London Housing Services as well as continuing to be Director at The Careers Group.
There is much more information about The Careers Group’s performance for the 2011-12 academic year in the full Annual Report.
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.
Exciting new partnership with the British Veterinary Association February 3, 2013Posted by The Careers Group News in : Advice, career planning , add a comment
The Careers Group, University of London runs the careers service at the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) which enables students to access tailored careers support on campus. Through this work, our Career Consultants have developed an expert knowledge of veterinary career paths.
Last year the British Veterinary Association (BVA) approached us, and asked if our consultancy department, C2 www.c2careers.com, could help them to set up a new careers service for their members.
C2 Consultancy is at the forefront of this trend; having established strong relationships with The British Medical Association, The Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and The Chartered Institute of Marketing.
The combination of working with vets at RVC, and running careers services on behalf of other professional bodies put us in an excellent position to work in partnership with the BVA to help them to establish their own careers service for their members.
The new service was officially launched at the London Vet Show 2012, which also played host to the first ever BVA Careers Fair. Personalised one to one guidance sessions offered by C2 for BVA members were quickly booked up, and a careers talk tailored to the veterinary profession well attended, suggesting this will be an extremely popular and well received offering from the BVA in partnership with C2.
The service C2 provides to the BVA is comprehensive and covers everything from exploring career options and progressing your career to overcoming setbacks and returning to employment after a break. A veterinary surgeon was offered a trial phone advice session to assess the service for the BVA. She said:
I had several ideas turning over in my head but I have been so unsure about a potential change from life in practice that I had been going round in circles… David helped me to recognise this (which was a relief in itself) and to take the pressure off any immediate decisions. He has given me some helpful steps to take in terms of making in-roads into some of the career possibilities that I have been considering. I have been feeling under a lot of pressure at work and have been feeling stuck and frustrated. I feel so much better for speaking to someone experienced about my situation – it has taken away a lot of the fear that I had about a potential change.”
Peter Jones, President of the BVA, said:
It’s so important that BVA provides services that our members really value and we know that careers advice is high on list. Not every veterinary surgeon wants to take the same career path but we don’t always know what else is out there or have the confidence to take a different route. I’m particularly delighted that the new BVA careers service will be able to offer support in a range of different ways to suit individuals.”
If you want to find out more about setting up a careers service for your members, or just want more information on how C2 can help you, please contact Alison Springate: email@example.com or phone 020 7863 6062.