Save the Graduate : An online resource for life after university
Thursday, 5th December 2013
Save the Graduate was founded in 2012 as an extension to its older sister, Save the Student. Together they support and guide students from arrival at university to kick-starting a great career.
Powered by recent graduates who have done the legwork in their own quest to finding employment, Save the Graduate strives to offer coherent and accessible information that both students and graduates can trust and relate to.
With hundreds of guides, career resources and tools, such as the employer profile directory and job search engine, Save the Graduate helps to streamline your job hunt. It also provides information to support graduates through all the challenges that life after university brings; understanding student loan repayments, deciding whether to go on to post-grad study or take a gap year, or maybe even venture into self-employment.
To visit the Save the Graduate website click here!
US Summer Camp Recruitment Fair: January 19th
Friday, 29th November 2013
No matter what you are studying, the experiences and skills gained at camp can offer opportunities for real self-development. Not only does Camp Leaders allow students to develop their leadership and teamwork skills,the fact that they have had the experience of living and working abroad can be impressive to any employer, no matter what the industry.
This January Camp Leaders are heading to Manchester Central for the ultimate summer camp job fair! Freshly imported from US, summer camp directors are looking to hire their staff for summer 2014!
Standard programme costs are £589, but Camp Leaders offers a selection of reward packs, in which the students can earn up to £200 off their fees. External costs include their visa (£150), a criminal background check (£65) and a medical form (dependent on doctor). Further details of reward packs and cost breakdowns can be found on the costs page of website.
This could be the perfect opportunity to sort out your summer job in America on the spot and potentially meet your future employer in person! In order to attend, all you need to do is apply for the Camp Leaders program, complete your application and head to an interview in your local area!
For more information on job roles, how much you could be paid and why you should attend, visit the Camp Leaders Website by clicking here
Studyka and Philips give you the opportunity to live an amazing international experience!
Thursday, 28th November 2013
Unleash your imagination and create the buzz with PicoPix, Philips new pocket projector! PicoPix allows you to project in a large-framed format all your digital content, images, photos, videos or documents!
Watch the video here: http://vimeo.com/77514297
Philips PicoPix are giving you free rein to create the buzz you want. It’s up to you and your team to invent new, innovating applications for PicoPix. Develop an accessory that will make it a must-have gadget or a website, a phone application, an original advert, a big event, a viral campaign, a game or an alternative communication of your choice that will introduce PicoPix to the greatest number of people.
Develop an accessory, a website, a phone application, an original advert, a big event, a viral campaign, or any alternative communication of your choice that will introduce PicoPix to the greatest number of people.
• If you’re one of the 25 first teams, Philips will send you one PicoPix pocket projector
• Come to Paris to present your project during the big finale
• Be spotted by the top management of Philips.
• A Screeneo for each member of the first team, the latest innovative product for a new viewing experience at home, the latest generation of PicoPix and cool headphones!
Register before January 5th 2014. Show your ideas in a three-slide pre-selection document in English.
Join or create your own team at http://www.studyka.com/picopix and defend your concept!
Studyka and Philips
Internwise: Connecting employers with students and graduates!
Saturday, 23rd November 2013
Internwise is an exciting new website that aims to connect employers with talented and ambitious students and graduates! With new job vacancies added daily, Internwise allows you to apply instantly to work opportunities, and get in direct contact with employers.
In addition, the Internwise Resources section provides you with regular content about the internship market; such as career advice, job interview tips, how to improve your CV, how to find a flat in the UK and where to take a language course if you are coming from abroad.
Sounds useful? To visit the Internwise website click here.
OPEN event : Ambitious, disabled and considering a career in commercial law?
Friday, 22nd November 2013
OPEN event :2nd December 2013 – Central London
Open is a careers event designed specifically for students with a disability or long-term health condition and targeted at first, second and final year students who are studying law or non-law degree subjects.
This uniquely interactive event is designed to provide people with disability or long-term health conditions, with an insight into the true nature of the opportunities for University Students interested in pursuing a career in commercial law. With contributions from some of the world’s leading law firms, OPEN will help you to develop your understanding of the industry and the support that is available, how best to approach the application and selection process, as well as provide the opportunity to meet those already working in the industry who have first-hand experience of disability.
For more information on the OPEN event, eligibility criteria and how to apply click here
The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition-29th-30th November
Wednesday, 20th November 2013
Whether you’re looking to kick start your career or are searching for that next step on the ladder, The National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition offers a vast array of opportunities for all engineering and construction professionals and graduates.
You will find not only some of the best industry recruiters, but also invaluable careers advice and job-seeking tools; featuring hundreds of exciting job opportunities, interview and CV workshops, and a Professional Development Hub.
When is it?
Friday 29 November: 11am - 4pm
Saturday 30 November: 11am - 4pm
With UK’s leading engineering companies looking to recruit engineers of all levels, this event is a great place to find thousands of vacancies !
For more information and to register click here.
CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS : CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year Competition
Tuesday, 19th November 2013
Launched in 2007, the Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year competition provides an opportunity for photographers to share images of environmental and social issues and to enhance our understanding of the causes, consequences and solutions to climate change and social inequality.
Prizes for the 2014 competition include:
• Atkins CIWEM Environmental Photographer of the Year of £5000
• Atkins CIWEM Young Environmental Photographer of the Year (Under 18) of £1000
• Atkins CIWEM Environmental Film of the Year of £1000
• Atkins Cityscape Prize of £1000
• Forestry Commission England Exhibition Award: one photographer will be invited to exhibit a solo show at one of England’s public forests
Entries are selected from an open submission process, and judged on impact, composition, originality, creativity and technical ability.
How to enter:
This competition is open to all photographers; professional and amateur alike.
Entry is FREE and photographers may submit up to 10 works.
For further information and to apply click here
Deadline for entries: 31 March 2014, by 5pm GMT
The Guardian search for the UK’s best graduate schemes 2013
Friday, 15th November 2013
To help you find the perfect graduate scheme and kickstart your career, The Guardian has created a list of the top 300 UK employers for students.
By clicking on each employer logo you can read their company profile, visit their website to find out more about their graduate schemes and see why they made it into the top 300!
See the list by clicking here
Win a week’s work experience at the Observer
Thursday, 14th November 2013
Observer Tech Monthly, is a technology supplement which looks at how science and technology are reshaping our world and changing our lives. Finance to fashion, media to medicine, ObserverTech Monthly tracks the way our world is being transformed. To celebrate the recent launch of Observer Tech Monthly, Guardian News & Media Limited is offering you the chance to win a week’s editorial work experience at the Observer.
For your chance to win, compose an original 500 word article describing how science and technology are impacting our world and submit this online. A panel of judges will select one winning entry and two runner-up entries. The winner will receive a week’s editorial work experience at the Observer and the runners-up will each receive a Sunday + voucher subscription to The Observer newspaper (with full iPad and iPhone access) for six months.
For more information and to submit your entry click here
Want to know more about MMU Futures? Come to their Drop-in Session!
Wednesday, 13th November 2013
If you want to know more about MMU Futures, have any questions about the activities or the award, or would like to know why and how the Futures Award could be valuable to you, then pop in for a chat during the MMU drop-in session.
The drop-in will run every second Thursday of the month from 9.30-1.00pm in the Employability Hub, Ground Floor of the Business School, All Saints Campus so come along - even if it’s just to say hello!
Visit the MMU Futures website by clicking here
Don’t forget to…
Like MMU Futures on Facebook: ManMetFutures
Follow MMU Futures on Twitter: @MMU Futures
Be an English Language Assistant in China in 2014 - Applications now open!
Tuesday, 12th November 2013
The British Council is now recruiting graduates with the necessary skills of resilience and adaptability to undertake the exciting challenges of living and working in China!
The English Language Assistants programme offers an amazing opportunity to teach English in China. You will have the chance to learn Mandarin, learn at first-hand about the Chinese educational system and gain the confidence and skills to help you to stand out in today’s global jobs market.
Applications are now open! For further information and to access the application form, visit the British Council website by clicking here
Applications to the Aerospace MSc Bursary scheme have just reopened!
Monday, 11th November 2013
Launch a career in Aerospace Engineering
An initiative developed to boost the supply of aeronautical engineering skills to the UK economy, the Aerospace MSc Bursary aims to bring new talent, knowledge and skill into the UK aerospace sector.
The Government Aerospace MSc Bursary Scheme has been developed in partnership with leading employers, to help the UK stay ahead of its global competitors by developing the aerospace sector’s professional workforce. The scheme aims to generate more aerospace MSc qualified professionals with high-level skills who will work in UK aerospace, by providing funding for those who would not otherwise be able to finance their MSc studies and helping to up-skill certain categories of employee already working in UK aerospace.
For detailed information on the scheme, eligibility criteria and what you need to know before you apply click here
GradLink Africa is now live! : www.gradlinkafrica.com
Sunday, 10th November 2013
Following the success of the GradLink sites for China, India and Malaysia… Gradlink Africa is now live!
GradLink Africa is a specialist careers website designed for African students and graduates across the UK, although it can also be used by any students interested in working in Africa.
It includes jobs, links with major graduate employers, in-depth advice sections, and the latest news and events relating to the graduate labour markets across Africa.
To visit the Gradlink Africa website click here
IAESTE placements abroad in 2014 is now open to students in England!
Saturday, 9th November 2013
We are all becoming more aware of the need for students to gain relevant work experience before they graduate and work experience gained abroad can be considered valuable to employers; enhancing your independence and flexibility, improving your communication and foreign language skills, and contributing to your personal and academic development.
IAESTE not only provides internship experience, but also the experience of working abroad, providing salaried, course-related, global work experience opportunities. Open to science, engineering, technology and applied arts undergraduate students in the second year of study and above, IAESTE offers the majority of placements for 6 to 12 weeks in the summer months, although longer periods are occasionally available.
To find out if you are eligible, apply and for more information visit the IAESTE Website by clicking here
Study China Programme: Live and learn in China for 3 weeks
Friday, 8th November 2013
The Study China programme will be accepting online applications for the Easter 2014 Programme as of midday on Monday 11 November 2013
About Study China
In Easter 2014, the Study China programme is running from Sunday 6 April 2014 until Saturday 26 April 2014, with three partner universities; Beijing Normal University, Shandong University, and Zhejiang University,
Managed by The University of Manchester and funded by the department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Study China provides a three-week study experience in Chinese language, culture and business. You will follow a three week timetable of activities and classes designed to develop Chinese language skills, knowledge of current economic climate, arts, history and culture.
Do I need to be able to speak Chinese Mandarin?
Applications are welcome from students with any level of language experience, from absolute beginners to fluent speakers. You will be placed in a tiered class depending on your ability and experience.
What will it cost?
The UK government fund tuition fees, accommodation, organised trips and excursions, however you will need to fund your airfare and spending money. Additionally, the Study China Programme also offers a limited number of widening participation bursaries to students in receipt of a maintenance grant.
The closing date for applications is Friday 31 January 2014, however it is anticipated that all places will be filled by early January 2014, so to avoid disappointment apply as soon as possible!
For more information on eligibility criteria and submitting an application click here