University of Brighton Careers Blog

Preparing for the NHS Scientist Training Programme interviews

Applicants for the NHS Scientist Training Programme ( STP) will start hearing the outcome of their applications this week and some will be receiving invitations to interviews. If you have applied and need help with interviews there is some useful information on the NSHCS website that could help with interview preparation: http://www.nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/join-programme/nhs-scientist-training-programme/the-interview-process Ben via Compfight  

Free Graduate Skills Masterclasses – plus the chance to land yourself a job!

Are you looking for a graduate job? Perhaps you have already graduated, and want to develop yourself professionally. A recent survey of employers (ISE 2018)  found that in the UK, the biggest skill shortfalls relate to commercial awareness, negotiating and resilience. The Careers Service is offering a series of three free Graduate Skills Masterclasses, to…

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Words count (and the art of editing)

   We are often asked how long an application should be and what happens if you write too little or perhaps more commonly too much. There are a number of scenarios to cover. The reasons recruiters or admissions tutors ask for a set number of words is often to enable them to get through the volume…

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Build the simulations of the future – join the Software Developers at Pitch Technologies

Graduate with 1-2 years’ industry experience? Pitch Technologies may be your dream date. Read on for more, and/or login to our Jobs and Placements Service and search for their ‘Field Application Engineer’ opportunity – closing 3 March! If you’re on LinkedIn (and if not whyyyy not?? #hardstare) join the UoB Alumni group and get your…

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NHS Scientist Training Programme now open

Applications for the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) 2019 entry will open on Wednesday 9th January and will close at 5pm on Friday 8th February 2019. For more information, including all key dates, visit the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS) website: http://www.nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/join-programme/nhs-scientist-training-programme/about-the-scientist-training-programme Please consult the documents below for more details. Entry requirements 2019 where…

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Quick guide to video interviews

Recruiting organisations are increasingly using video interviews recorded remotely, in their selection procedure. For them it makes economic sense not to pay travel  expenses to a high number of candidates, especially at the early stages of the recruitment process. It is also good for candidates as it means they don’t have to head off to various locations whilst trying…

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School of Environment and Technology Careers Fair – 7th December 2018

The SET Careers fair is on Friday 7th December 2018 in the Cockcroft Gym from 1-3pm and is for all students and recent graduates interested in a career in Built Environment, Civil Engineering, Geography, Environment and Geology. Organisations and employers will be offering graduate jobs, placements and work experience. Recruiting organisations include: Laing O’Rourke, HOP Consulting, Faithful +…

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Theos Think Tank Internships: Research Assistant and Communications and Events Assistant

  Theos offers 6 month long, full time, paid internships for a Research Assistant and a Communications and Events Assistant, based at our Westminster offices. Research Assistants help the Theos team with current research projects – writing, editing and analysing data, sometimes carrying out interviews. Communications and Events Assistants help the Theos team with all…

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Introduction to Research Careers – 22 November, 10-11am

If you are interested in research careers and opportunities available at the Brighton-based Institute for Employment Studies, then join us at this session. Emma Pollard, a former BBS student, and her colleagues will talk about routes into research careers alongside their own experiences and will explain what they look for in those who want to…

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Graduate Open Day coming soon at Ricardo in Shoreham

Ricardo is a global world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy. With a century of delivering excellence, they employ over 2700 professional consultants, engineers and staff world-wide. They state that they are ‘committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on high efficiency, low emission, class-leading product innovation and robust…

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Considering postgraduate study?

This is the time of year when final years are deciding what to do and for many of you postgraduate study is on the list of options. But do think before you pursue this idea… Are you maybe considering postgraduate study because you can’t think of anything else you want to do? Or as a way of staying within…

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NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) is now open

NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme (GMTS) – is now open and will close at 11am on 4th December 2018. Applications for the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme: http://www.nhsgraduates.co.uk/ have now opened.. The Scheme has 6 specialisms and applicants choose one of the following:  •           general management •           finance •           human resources •           health informatics •           policy…

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Graduating in 2020 in Engineering, Product Design, Computing, Maths or Physics ?

  If you graduate in 2020 then read on… Would you like the opportunity to secure one of four £10,000 scholarship for your final year of studies and a 3-month paid summer work placement at global technology company? Sign up now to attend the Paxton’s Scholarship Open Day on Friday 9th November. The Paxton Scholarship…

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Closing dates loom…

  If you are thinking of applying for a graduate training schemes or job then don’t’ forget that some of the closing dates are quite early on in the autumn term. Also don’t forget some employers will close schemes earlier than published if they have enough candidates. So if you are interested in this kind…

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Get the Gradcracker App

The Gradcracker App puts the full power of Gradcracker in the palm of your hand. The  website’s essential features have been distilled into a sleek, intuitive experience. That means no ads, no banners, no messing around – just the content and features that you really need: Apply for jobs – Search and apply for all…

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Graduate Engineering Engagement Program ( GEEP) launched

In partnership with the Royal Academy of Engineering, SEO London  is proud to present the Graduate Engineering Engagement Program (GEEP). The GEEP aims to increase diversity and inclusion across the engineering profession with an ultimate vision to create an inclusive profession that inspires, attracts and retains people from diverse backgrounds and reflects UK society. For…

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Opportunities for STEM students with Gradcracker

 If you are a finalist looking for jobs or a second year looking for a placement then start with Gradcracker. Top STEM employers such as BMW, Mace and Shell have placed their opportunities on the website and Gradcracker already has thousands of brand new placements and graduate opportunities for 2018/19. But  you need to act quickly. Many employers…

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Top tips for new graduates

  If you have  just graduated  then you may feel euphoric and so you should… getting to the end of  several years of study is worth celebrating. But then back into sharp focus comes the question ‘What  do I do now?’ If you haven’t  got a job as yet then here are some tips to get started with the next…

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Promoting your work experience – Making things happen

    We are at the end of this current series of blogs and if you have read all nine of them so far then well done.  If you have identified your skills and examined your experience you should have some rich evidence to talk about in your applications and interviews. Even if you have only dipped  in and out…

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Promoting your work experience – Creativity

  We are nearly at the end of the series of 10 blogs on digging deep into your work experience to find good evidence of key skills employers seek. The penultimate one we are looking at is creativity. If you have worked in a setting where you have produced something tangible or helped others produce something and also encouraged their…

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