Are you about to finish your University degree? Are you worried about obtaining a good enough job once you’ve finished? Although graduates are currently struggling in today’s economic climate to gain employment this does not mean there are not opportunities out there and statistics show that individuals with a degree still fair better in the job market than those without. One of the best paths for a recent graduate to take is that of a graduate scheme. Graduate schemes are programmes of training that are often run by large companies; these firms aim to recruit graduates in the autumn of their graduating year. They provide a paid, permanent job as well as 2 years of structured training providing graduates with a career path and guaranteed employment after training. As with all jobs and work experience applying early is extremely important, closing dates for graduate schemes vary and the selection programmes can be lengthy and competitive. Simply entering, ‘graduate schemes’ into a search engine can bring up thousands of opportunities in both the public and private sector. To have the best chance of gaining a place on a graduate scheme…
- Research different companies and know where you want to apply
- Tailor your CV to companies and make sure it is organised and clear
- Apply early – continue to check company websites even after deadlines close
- Be prepared for numerous interviews, group tasks ad assessments during the application process
I feel that you and I don’t really know too much about each other. I mean, I’ve been blogging here for a while now and we still don’t know too much about one another.
Now the summer has approached, there is time and with time comes boredem. Sure, we can go out and enjoy ourselves, spend a little cash but how do we make this work without a job. Seasonal work is usually the best type of temp work. View our top six seasonal summer jobs and all year around jobs.
The year passes, the pressure for coursework and exams stack up, and we need to free up time to be able to complete them for the end of the year. How do we are juggle part time work as well? What is ideal for students to work?
All students want to get the best grade that they can achieve at the end of their three years at university. But what happens when you get a 2:2 or 3rd, should it really matter if you don’t get a 2:1 or 1st. Shouldn’t it be the experience you have gained, the expertise and knowledge you have to give?
So you’ve started university and have quickly realised that you need a part time job; WHAT NOW?
- Depending on your whether you are an international or UK student you have to clarify the number of hours you are allowed to work whilst studying. As of 4 July 2011 the rules for international students have been amended. To check if any of these changes apply to you follow the link below: