Work experience, competitions, business support and more – it’s all about The Employability…

Internships, competitions, awards, placements, business set up for international graduates, psychometric test trials, *more* competitions… no rest for the wicked, or indeed your spotlessly virtuous selves *ahem*.

El diablo (or not) 

10 November: Change 100 Webinar! Paid internships for disabled students & graduates. Change100 is a three-month summer internship incorporating a paid full-time role with a prestigious employer as well as a development programme including self-directed and group work. Find out more at or sign up for their webinar on 10 November to get the lowdown and also support with your application

Closing 11 November! Win a week’s placement with PwC’s Technology Challenge. Simply come up with an idea of how the student experience could be improved through the use of technology, either before, during or after university. You don’t need to be a technology specialist to take part in this challenge or study a technology degree, but you’ll need to get across your passion for technology. And here’s the best bit – winners may be offered a full placement or graduate role based on their performance (i.e. skipping the dreaded intervew bit).

Closing 11 November! National Undergraduate Employability Awards has categories for Best Placement Student, Best Intern, Best Student Contribution to an SME (Small-Medium Sized Employer) and Best Student Society. Find out more and get yourself nominated

Closing 18 November! The Sirius Programme is for international students wanting to set up a business in the UK after graduation. It comes with an attractive package including seed funding, office accommodation, incubation, training and support.

Spring into Banking is a one-week introduction to a career in financial services with Deutsche Bank. Packed with skills sessions, job shadowing and networking opportunities. Applications close 17.01.17 but applications are reviewed as they arrive so why wait?

Who’s afraid of psychometric tests?? Norton Assessment are developing a new situational judgement test, and are now looking for undergraduates to trial the test online. The trial tests are completely free and all participant data is anonymous. The link to the test trial is:

Closing 30 January! Are you an Undergraduate of the Year award material? Awards for top undergraduates in Management; Construction Engineering and Design; Mathematics, Economics and Finance; Engineering; Computer Science, IT & Physics. Other Awards for: the ‘Future Leader in Business’, open to students from any discipline, the ‘Future CFO’, ‘One to Watch’, ‘Innovation and the Male and Female Undergraduate of the Year. The best ten students will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in Canary Wharf, London, on 21 April 2017 as guests of each sponsor, where the winner will be presented with their award.

Meanwhile, over in Shameless Begging Corner…

The Undergraduate Employability Awards (closing 11 November) is also *your* chance to nominate a university careers and/or placement service you think does a grand old job. You know, any old careers service that comes to mind *ahem*. I’ll just leave this here…

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Paul Rothwell • 04/11/2016

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