Category Archive: Leaving University

Oct 24

Work experience in top companies

GoThinkBig

GoThinkBig.co.uk which was launched yesterday, hopes to offer up to 30,000 work experience and skills opportunities for 14-25-year-olds in the UK over the next three years. The companies O2 and Bauer Media who have jointly created the website are asking other employers to make their own work skills opportunities available through the new scheme. GoThinkBig …

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Oct 02

Confessions of a Journalism Graduate

What if you don’t get your dream job? In a blog post Amy from BubbleJobs offers some good advice to Journalism students. OK, so your lecturers told you that the industry was extremely competitive but they also told you that if you had a lot of work experience under your belt, a great degree and …

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Sep 07

Getting an internship

Mike who works at a bank as a Credit Risk Analyst, talks about how he set about getting the internship that led to his job. Off the cutting-room floor is a series of short clippings that didn’t make the final Careers4u.tv edit but are still too good to loose forever. Mike’s full interview can be …

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Sep 07

Benefits of a Fine Art degree

  Eli, who studied History of Art at UEA, works as a gallery assistant. Here she tells us what other people on the course are doing. Off the cutting-room floor is a series of short clippings that didn’t make the final Careers4u.tv edit but are still too good to loose forever. Eli’s full interview can …

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Jul 04

Minerva Pathway

Minerva Pathway is an innovative new project which aims to unlock access to a professional career for talented, aspirational graduates experiencing multiple disadvantages. At the core of the Minerva Pathway mission is the aspiration to provide graduates from disadvantaged backgrounds not only with the skills to develop their own career, but also with the tools …

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Jul 04

Glassdoor

Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers the world an inside look at jobs and companies, giving job seekers access to data and reviews about employers from their employees and previous candidates. They describe this as the TripAdvisor for job seekers. A quick search brought up 385,000 UK entries. http://www.glassdoor.com

Jun 01

Gap year work – Chalet Host

This is the first in a Made by You series of people talking about gap year work. Gini talks about work in a ski resort as a Seasonaire and how she worked in a hotel the previous summer to get the necessary experience.

May 29

Become an entrepreneur

The UK would have 900,000 more businesses if it had the same rate of entrepreneurship as the US. To try and help bring this about an £82m loan scheme for young people wanting to create a business has been launched. People aged between 18 and 24 can apply for funds, expected to typically be about …

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