Want to know what gets asked at graduate job interviews? Grad Diary has done the research for you
Friday, 14th February 2014
Nervous about an upcoming interview?? Grad Diary have done some of the research for you- creating a list of past interview questions asked by a number of companies, so that you can prepare and help to eliminate those interview nerves!
These past interview questions come straight from Grad Diary users who have been in touch to tell them all about their interview experiences. Simply click on the company you are interested in and see what questions they have asked in previous interviews!
Sounds useful? Visit the Past interview Questions page here: http://www.graddiary.com/interview-questions/
AIESEC “Be a Global Player” Conference: Room G.01, Sandra Burslem, Wed 12th Feb, 4:00pm
Tuesday, 11th February 2014
AIESEC has been facilitating youth leadership activities as well as international internships and volunteer experiences for over 65 years, developing a global learning environment across 124 countries and territories. AIESEC develops responsible, global leaders by providing a self-driven, practical learning experience for peace and fulfilment of humankind’s potential.
“Be a Global Player” is aimed at enhancing student’s awareness of the competitive globalised working environment. AIESEC have invited speakers from different industries and institutions to address these issues and teach how to become successful in this environment.
The event will involve a panel discussion around the “Be a Global Player” theme - giving students the opportunity to interact with company representatives. This is followed by an interactive “Skills Session” led by each company. Finally, there will be an opportunity to participate in an informal networking event.
It is a unique opportunity to share your values and to exchange with current students during the conference, from across all three universities in Manchester. Plus, Proctor & Gamble and HSBC are scheduled. Who knows who you might meet!
You will be awarded 3 Bronze Points towards the MMU Futures Award for attending this event.
For further information please visit http://www.strikingly.com/bagp#agenda
CRCC Asia – British Council Disability Scholarship Program 2014
Monday, 20th January 2014
CRCC Asia is delighted to be able to offer 2 Scholarships for an internship with the British Council Beijing and Shanghai. The scholarships are designed specifically for students with a disability, bringing the experience to those who may not previously have had an opportunity to live and work in China.
The successful applicants will undertake a business placement at the British Council, in Beijing and Shanghai between May and November 2014. The interns will live in the centre of each city and work for one month, gaining transferable business skills and hands-on experi-ence whilst working in an international setting.
Accommodation - Pre-Departure Assistance and Visa Processing - Business and Networking Events -Chinese Language Classes - Support Network - Social and Cultural Events
As our 2013 Disability Scholarship Winner, Jessica Stubbs, explains:
“I believe that experiences such as mine in China are especially important because all too often there are numerous barriers - both physical and societal - in the UK that hinder disabled people. Giving more disabled people the opportunity to do internships such as mine means, over time, the wider society will come to regard seeing disabled people in all areas of life completely normal .”
The successful applicants will be awarded a scholarship based on their overall application, their response to three short essay questions and an academic reference.
Applications close on Friday 7th February 2014.
For more information please visit http://www.crccasia.com/disability-scholarship/
Introducing the Jobs4Students Drop-In Service!
Tuesday, 14th January 2014
Jobs4Students offers paid opportunities for MMU students to enhance employability by working on-campus. The Jobs4Students team will now be running a drop-in service from the Employability Hub in the Business School every Wednesday between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.
If you are looking to join the Jobs4Students scheme and want to find out more information, this is your opportunity to meet with a member of the service face-to-face to discuss the types of roles available.
Alternatively, if you have already signed up to the Jobs4Students mailing list and have a question about your application, pay, schedule etc. pop by to discuss your query in more detail.
For more information and to sign up to Jobs4Students, visit the Jobs4Students website
Generation UK: Summer Internships in China
Monday, 13th January 2014
The British Council’s Generation UK internship programme is still offering UK students the chance to gain two-month work experience in mainland China!
Available across six cities (Beijing, Chengdu, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenzhen or Zhuhai), placements are available at companies in a wide range of industries including; accounting and finance, architecture, business, engineering, hospitality, information technology, legal, logistics, marketing and PR, media and creative industries, pharmaceuticals.
Generation UK covers accommodation, STA travel insurance an airport pickup service and dedicated support throughout the placement, however students will need to cover the costs of their own return flights and visa.
Please note: For placements starting in June or July 2014, students should submit an application before Friday 11 April 2014. Generation UK advise applying as early as possible as funding is limited and places are expected to be filled quickly.
More information, including details of how to apply, can be found at: http://www.britishcouncil.org.cn/genuk or for enquiries, please email: email@example.com
Prepare to succeed with Assessment Centre HQ!
Friday, 10th January 2014
Is 2014 the year that you will be applying for your first graduate job? If so, Mike Kennedy, who runs the Assessment Centre HQ website has recently published two new articles offering valuable tips on the KPMG Assessment Centre, and an Ultimate Guide to preparing for interviews:
1) KPMG Interview & Assessment Centre Success
This is a clear step-by-step guide that tells candidates what to expect and shows them how to succeed in one of the UK’s most challenging recruitment processes. Competition for KPMG’s grad scheme is ferocious and it’s easy to understand why: Accountancy is always in demand, the salaries are superb and KPMG look after their employees well. Small wonder they are considered such a prized employer for most graduates.
2) How To Prepare For An Interview: The Ultimate Guide
This has rapidly become one of the most popular articles on the site and contains a wealth of practical and valuable advice for students.
Again this article is teeming with useful links to other recruitment and interview success resources - a great page to refer back to time and time again.
As well as these two new articles, the website offers a wealth of information and advice on making a success of the different recruitment processes that you are likely to undergo when applying for a graduate job. Visit the website here for a summary of what’s on offer (the resource is free!)
Exciting summer jobs with the Challenge Network!
Friday, 3rd January 2014
Challenge Network run the National Citizen Service scheme which takes groups of 15-17 year olds on 3 week programmes of outdoor adventure at summer camps, skills-building workshops and community development projects…and they need people like you!
In the summer of 2013 over 14,000 young people took part- They learnt about themselves and their potential, their community and the difference they can make to it. They had the opportunity to climb mountains and build rafts; to make films and present their ideas; to meet and understand people who are different to them and develop a social action project.
Challenge Network are looking for dedicated individuals, with an interest in working with young people to strengthen their communities to help them run these summer programme and have lots of roles available for people at every level of experience, from all degree subject and years including:
• Leadership roles - managing a team of staff and 60 young people
• Assistant Programme Leaders - assisting the programme leader care and develop a group of 60 young people
• Mentors - assisting the programme leaders
• Practitioners - delivering skills-building activities using sports, drama, photography, media/video or business enterprise
• Support Workers - Provide 1 to 1 support to young people with additional support requirements on the programme
All positions last 2 weeks through to 14 weeks throughout summer, are available in the North West (including Manchester), the West Midlands and London, and are all paid between £1000 and £2000 per 3-week programme!
If you would like to be a part of this scheme visit their website below, and don’t forget to attend their presentation here at MMU on Wednesday 15th January at 2.15pm, Room 1.07, Geoffrey Manton Building, All Saints Campus
Calling all entrepreneurial students!! How much impact can you make?
Thursday, 2nd January 2014
The Deloitte Micro-Tyco University Challenge is designed to give entrepreneurial students an opportunity to stand out!
Starting with £1 seed capital, teams of five students will have just four weeks to generate as much profit as possible. As long as it’s legal, you can raise the profit any way you choose! This is an exercise in resourcefulness, creativity and entrepreneurship, as well as realising the potential of their networks, so business tactics are down to them.
A Deloitte mentor will be allocated to each team and will provide support throughout the challenge, along with access to online tools and resources. Offering encouragement and experience throughout the challenge to keep you on the right track.
Deloitte are looking for students who can do something truly remarkable with their pound. If you’re wondering how much you could expect to raise…A team of Deloitte Employees managed to raise over £50,000. A group of 14-year-old school children raised more than £14,000. Old or young, experienced or not, teams have achieved very powerful results- utilise your networks, get stuck in and be ambitious!
The challenge runs throughout February 2014, but you will need to complete your application form before Tuesday 21st January.
Deloitte have organised the Micro-Tyco University challenge in partnership with Wild Hearts In Action, who invest in entrepreneurs in developing countries, and all profits will be used to fund projects abroad, with the winning team being invited to travel out and see the impact their profit has made!
To find out more, please clickhere
Applications for Scientist Training Programme open on 6th Jan!
Friday, 20th December 2013
Join a unique team who are inspired to apply their exceptional scientific knowledge and skills to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease and the rehabilitation of patients!
The NHS Scientist Training Programme offers excellent training opportunities within this national postgraduate training programme located in hospitals and health services throughout England and Wales.
This is a three year postgraduate programme and successful candidates will be employed by an NHS Trust or other healthcare provider for the duration of their training. Trainees are also enrolled for a fully funded part time vocational master’s degree in their chosen specialism.
For more information on the scheme; including eligibility criteria and how to apply, click here.
2014 Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities
Wednesday, 18th December 2013
Google, in partnership with EmployAbility, is proud to present the Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities. Google is committed to helping the innovators of the future make the most of their talents by providing scholarships for Computer Science students with disabilities.
In order to be eligible applicants must;
• Have a disability*
• Be currently enrolled at a university in Europe or Israel for the 2013/2014 academic year.
• Intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full time student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme (or equivalent) at a university in Europe or Israel for the 2014/2015 academic year.
• Be a student enrolled in a Bachelors, Masters or PhD programme (or equivalent) in 2014/2015 at a European or Israeli University, studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field.
* This includes dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia. It also includes long term health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, or rehabilitation from a major illness such as cancer. Individuals with visual impairments, hearing impairments, mobility impairments, AST/Aspergers, and mental health conditions are also eligible.
Award: each recipient will receive a €7,000 (or equivalent) scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Criteria: Scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of the applicant’s academic background, leadership skills and demonstrated passion for Computer Science.
Deadline: Monday 17th February 2014
For further details and to apply, click here.
For answers to queries about eligibility, transcripts, references or anything else relating to the Scholarship, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gap Year Match: helping you to find opportunities abroad
Saturday, 14th December 2013
Gap Year Match is a free tool, created to help match opportunities with your interests and ambitions using a short online questionnaire.
If you are interested in taking a Gap Year at the end of the academic year, want to volunteer abroad, find a sandwich placement or course placement in the summer or want to add to your qualifications with some well-respected work experience; Gap Year Match can help you to find the perfect opportunity.
Take 2 minutes to fill in the short online questionnaire and this information is then entered into an intuitive database through which your interests and ambitions are matched with UK travel, research and expedition organisations. You will then be kept up to date of anything that directly corresponds with their questionnaire responses!
Fill out the questionnaire now: http://www.gapyearmatch.co.uk/#!18-30/c1sba
GO Wales Graduate Academy!
Friday, 13th December 2013
The GO Wales Graduate Academy is a free training programme that aims to provide recent graduates with the skills and support needed to help gain graduate employment.
The benefits of this unique programme include:
• Free training for graduates living in Wales – worth up to £2,500.
• Residential course in Lampeter, West Wales, plus practical work experience in your preferred location in Wales. Part-time, non-residential Academy also available for working/volunteering graduates.
• Commercial focus – gain foundation leadership and management skills and comprehensive business knowledge related to real working environments.
• Opportunity to increase your confidence and develop the skills needed to fully market yourself to employers.
• Support from advisers and tutors with extensive experience in industry – opportunity to network with other professionals and share experiences with people in the same situation as you.
• Qualification awarded by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM), recognised by employers worldwide – proves your commercial awareness and employability, and opens doors to graduate and/or promotion opportunities. Aspiring managers and team leaders will also gain the knowledge, personal abilities and technical skills required to demonstrate potential to work effectively in these roles.
For more information visit their website now, by clicking here
Gradcracker: for Science, Engineering and Technology students
Thursday, 12th December 2013
Gradcracker is the only mainstream student recruitment media which focuses purely on engineering and technology students.
It was developed and launched in 2007 by a team of experienced engineering graduate recruiters, and is now the number one graduate and undergraduate recruitment vehicle for most of the UK’s leading employers of engineering and technology students.
The Gradcracker Careers Advice Toolkit can provide you with valuable guidance to help you find placements, internships and graduate roles in SET sectors:
The Sector Guide; introduces you to a variety of sectors where science, engineering and technology students can find work
Considering your options; offering guidance on how to research the companies you are applying to and how to make the most of careers fairs
Job Hunting; Helping to answer those difficult questions - Where do I look? When do I apply? What are employers looking for? How do I stand out from the crowd? The section will help to answer some of those difficult questions!
Applying; How to get to the interview stage. How to impress at the interview. How to make the most of an Assessment Centre.
And much more!
What are you waiting for? Visit gradcracker.com now!
...and don’t forget to follow them on twitter for the latest job hunting top tips and advice! @gradcracker #GradcrackerTopTip
Ever considered becoming a lawyer?
Tuesday, 10th December 2013
Ever considered becoming a lawyer? Well luckily for you, AllAboutLaw.co.uk have launched their Vacation Scheme Deadline Campaign and want YOU to get legal work experience in the bag. Take a look today… click here!
Ever wondered what it’s like to work at Microsoft?
Monday, 9th December 2013
Ever wondered what it’s like to work at Microsoft? The Microsoft Intern and Graduate blog aims to provide you with an insight into life at Microsoft , as a part of the Intern and MACH (Microsoft Academy for College Hires) scheme.
With role descriptions, application advice and guest posts from a variety of Microsoft employees from all over the world – there’s lots of information available to help you make the most of your application and decide if this company is the place for you!
Visit the blog by clicking here!