Grad schemes, overseas placements, law competitions – closing before Christmas, over Christmas, into January. It’s all going on. Check it out and update your diaries. Plenty of excuses to escape the family when you can’t face another round of post-lunch charades, Skype-ing with distant cousins over the water and/or arguing about ‘The Force Awakens’…

Engineering and Technology types should head over to Gradcracker where *lots* of grad schemes and placements have closing dates in the run up to and over the holidays. http://bit.ly/1tSuBBZ

Law students should know about FutureLegalMind, Ntional Accident Helpline’s competition with cash prizes from £250 – 5,000 and the chance to win a work placement at a highly respected law firm. Closing 18 January! http://bit.ly/1RGfFzS

Attention everyone! SaveTheStudent had compiled a huge list of grad schemes and closing dates across all disciplines. Ignore the ones at the top that’ve already closed – there’s loads more. http://bit.ly/1NX3aQJ

Reed’s Graduate Scheme consists of three 12 month placements in recruitment/resourcing, telesales and as an employment adviser, paying £21k basic (£25k in London) and an annual performance based salary increase. Intakes in Sept, Jan and June. Log in to http://bit.ly/UoBvacancyservice and search BRI151119/1691046

Study Work Create is a part of the British Council, focusing on opening up international opportunities for students, young people and professionals from all over the UK. From study abroad and work placements to teaching English and research opportunities. Check out the following opportunities:

  • English Language Assistants. Paid placements, and teaching hours limited to 12 – 20 per week. Learn and develop both personally and professionally, while taking the time to fully experience living in another country. Closing 17 January. http://bit.ly/1OjLBoi
  • Generation UK-India. Spend between two weeks and a year on placement.  Choose from teaching assistantships, short courses at Indian universities, cultural immersion placements and internships. Opportunities will launch from January 2016. http://bit.ly/1RbSBtz
  • Generation UK-China.  A wide range of two month internship placements. Gain work experience in an industry of your choice in one of six booming cities across China. also, the Study in China program allows you to access scholarships to study in China for 5–12 months in a variety of subject areas and locations. Internship applications are open all year round. Applications for scholarship programmes for September 2016/17 will open 15 January 2016. http://bit.ly/1OUTmUq
  • Thailand English Teaching Programme (TET) offers  the opportunity to immerse yourself in Thailand while supporting the teaching and learning of English in Thai schools at either primary or secondary level working with the Thai teacher and assisting their lessons. Applications for the nine week summer programme close 26 February 2016. http://bit.ly/21RdC0q

…busy, isn’t it? Keep your eyes peeled here and on Facebook/Twitter for more updates as we get them – or go straight to the source and sign up for your own updates on any of the above.