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Career Clinics and Career Consultations

Just a quick query? Come along to one of our clinics - reserve your place by booking online. Visit our website for full details:

Book a consultation with a careers adviser and let us help you with:
• Planning your career and study options.
• Finding and applying for jobs.
• Preparing for interviews.

To book a longer careers consultation, make an appointment at the Campus Life Desk on Level 1 of the George Moore Building, or contact them by email:

Don’t miss the GCU Nursing Careers Fair, 27th June 2017



When: Tuesday 27th June 2017

Time: 11am – 2pm

Where: Campus Lounge, Level 1 George Moore Building

Who should attend? Current 3rd & 4th year students from nursing related disciplines.

In partnership with GCU Nursing & Community Health Department, the Careers Service would like to invite all student nurses to come along to our 3rd annual Nursing Fair!

We have 18 organisations attending, all of whom are offering a range of temporary or permanent contracts as well as fantastic on the job training opportunities at local, national and international levels.

Come along and have an informal chat about current jobs, or to find out more about the careers options, recruitment processes and training opportunities available. The organisations who are attending are:

205 Scottish Field Hospital
The Army Medical Services (AMS) Reservists are employees of NHS Scotland; same people, different environment.  Their personnel can be deployed to operations across the world providing secondary healthcare to both soldiers and civilians during conflict, peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

Bupa is a leading international healthcare group. They run care homes, health centres, dental centres and hospitals. They also offer personal and company health insurance and provide home healthcare, workplace health services, health assessments and chronic disease management services including health coaching.

Danshell Group

Launched in 2010 the Danshell Group has rapidly expanded with the acquisition of specialist hospitals and residential services to create a portfolio of thirty centres across Scotland and England.

Positioning themselves as a contemporary provider of health and social care for adults, the group’s extended range of services incorporates a number of key specialisms delivered by dedicated, passionate and professional care teams. Every service within the Danshell Group works closely with families, referrers, statutory authorities, other stakeholders and the service users to ensure transparency in everything that they do.

Four Seasons Heath Care

Four Seasons has 350 care homes across the UK, but each one specialises in providing safe, high quality care for every resident. They offer a range of different types of care, such as nursing, residential, intermediate & specialist dementia care. Their compassionate staff supports residents and their families through every stage of care, from help with everyday living to bespoke nursing care for those who need more looking after.

Guys & St Thomas Hospital

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust includes two of London’s most famous teaching hospitals, providing patients with excellent treatment and care from two central London sites near Waterloo and London Bridge. They provide a full range of hospital services and specialist services for patients from further afield, including cancer, cardiac, kidney, women’s and orthopaedic services, and are home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital. They are also part of King’s Health Partners, one of only six academic health sciences centres in the UK.

H1 Healthcare Solutions
H1 Healthcare is a leading provider of workforce solutions, staffing and recruitment to health and social care agencies in the UK and Australia. They help health and care providers maintain staffing levels with specialist recruitment projects at home and overseas, and with tailored workforce solutions to make sure that they can focus on providing great patient care.


HC–One is Britain’s third largest provider of elderly care, specialising in dementia, nursing, residential and specialist care with over 200 care homes situated throughout the UK. They offer a variety of learning and development opportunities to provide you with the appropriate knowledge and skills to deliver care and progress in your career.

“HC-One stands for Health and Care, which is what we do, and the One, which symbolises how we do it.”

NHS – Tayside
NHS Tayside Nurse Bank provides on demand, effective, appropriately skilled staff to cover shortages within nursing and midwifery services. They currently supply registered nurses, midwives and health care assistants in a variety of clinical areas across NHS Tayside. The Nurse Bank recruits, coordinates staff, processes payment and supports workforce recruitment.

Prime Staff Recruitment – Black & Black

Black & Black Social Care & Housing has been part of Prime staff since 1998, providing us with an exciting opportunity to add to our already successful and diverse portfolio. Black & Black is a highly respected social care and housing specialist recruitment agency, with an excellent track record in the provision of social care, support workers and care assistants. Their main activity includes all fields of nursing practice in hospital, army and care homes, focusing on the private sector.

Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice is a registered Scottish charity that looks after the palliative care needs of people living in and around greater Glasgow. It is one organisation with many parts and one purpose – to drive improvements that support the highest possible quality of care for the people of Scotland. The hospice provides In-patient care, out-patient care and community specialist palliative care services for people with cancer and other progressive conditions within Greater Glasgow. Other services include a pain and symptom control clinic, support for families and carers, access to complementary therapies and advice and education for healthcare professionals.

Renaissance Care

Renaissance Care was first established in 1998 and has therefore many years of experience in guiding families through this process. It is a private sector organisation which provides a number of care homes through Scotland, including Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Forres, Peterhead, Blairgowrie and Musselburgh. Each home is different, offering care tailored to the needs of the individual. Most offer nursing care, including specialist units for dementia care, though some only offer residential care. With over 700 employees, including registered nurse’s, mental health nurses and many more, their main focus is on delivering personalised care to meet individual needs and requirements, whilst also protecting privacy, dignity and choice.

Royal College of Nursing

The Royal College of Nursing is the world’s largest nursing union and professional body that represents more than 435,000 nurses, student nurses, midwives and health care assistants in the UK and internationally. Their members work in a range of health care specialties and settings in the NHS and independent sectors.

Royal Naval Reserves
Serving with the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR) is a unique way of life that attracts people from all backgrounds. For some it’s a chance to develop skills, knowledge and personal qualities that help in their civilian work. For others it’s an opportunity to meet friends, stay fit and travel. Whatever your reason for joining, the RNR will support you with excellent training and benefits.

Royal Air Force – Regular and Reserves
Today’s modern RAF is the UK’s aerial, peacekeeping and fighting force. It’s made up of impressive full-time Regulars and spare-time Reserves who come from diverse backgrounds and work side-by-side to make a difference at home and abroad. When it comes to recruitment their focus is attracting the best personnel, and ensuring they’re well taken care of during and after their service in the RAF. Royal Air Force offer 50+ roles ranging from drivers and photographers, to engineers and nurses, but the opportunity and lifestyle that comes with joining the RAF is bigger than that.

SCP Recruitment

SCP Recruitment started in 2006 with an ethos of providing high quality recruitment and care solutions. In 2015 SCP Recruitment was purchased by the City and County Healthcare Group, one of the country’s largest providers of Domiciliary and Complex Care Services, with over 70 branches. Quality is at the heart of everything SCP Recruitment do and quality is the foundation on which the business is built.

The Ayr Clinic – Partnerships in Care

Partnerships in Care are one of the largest and most experienced providers of specialist, secure and step-down care across the UK.  With hospitals around the country and 30 years of experience and highly experienced teams, they help patients and commissioners find the right care pathways, without the need for multiple reassessments.

Thistle HealthCare Solutions

Thistle Health Care Solutions is a private family run business which operates twelve care homes based in west central Scotland, fully-resourced to support older people with daily care needs. These include dementia, elderly, mental health and palliative care, while also specialising in helping younger adults with special needs.

HSC Nursing and Healthcare

HSC Nursing & Healthcare Services offers a recruitment service to healthcare providers.  They are proud to be able to offer a personal and high quality service to both the recruiters, individual nurses and healthcare professionals on their register. The fields of nursing practice most relevant to their recruitment needs are: RNs, RMNs, HCAs.

Be part of a worldwide network of emerging policy leaders – Future Leaders Connect


Future Leaders Connect gives you the chance to discuss some of the biggest global policy issues in the Houses of Parliament in London, develop your leadership skills and learn from inspirational global policy leaders.

Future Leaders Connect is where exceptional individuals (aged 18-35) from around the world join a long-term network of emerging policy leaders. You will develop your policy making expertise, make valuable connections and gain the skills to have real impact. Together you will discuss major global policy issues in the Houses of Parliament, engage with inspiring leaders, visit some of the UK’s leading global institutions and collaborate to produce innovative policy recommendations. The skills, experience and connections you will make through Future Leaders Connect will support you to seize your leadership potential. In 2017 applications have been accepted from individuals based in India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tunisia, UK and USA.

UK applications close on Thursday 20 July 2017.

For more information please click here.

Study in China with Schwarzman Scholars


Spend 11 months studying for a Master’s Degree at Tsinghua University in Beijing! Schwarzman Scholars is a fully-funded year of leadership development and education. You will study for a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs, with emphasis in either Public Policy or Business International Studies, and you will live with other scholars on the Schwarzman college campus.

Schwarzman Scholars is a fully-funded year of leadership development and education about China’s emerging global role, hosted in China, for the world’s most promising young leaders.

Anchored in an innovative 11-month professional Master’s Degree in Global Affairs at Beijing’s prestigious Tsinghua University, the Schwarzman Scholars experience includes unparalleled learning opportunities in and outside the classroom through extensive leadership training, a network of high-level mentors, practical training/internship opportunities, and travel seminars around China.

Schwarzman Scholars is seeking high-calibre men and women who will represent the world’s next generation of leaders. The programme is open to students and young professionals up to 28 years of age of any citizenship who are proficient in English and have obtained an undergraduate degree. For the third cohort, this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will begin in Beijing in August 2018 at the state-of-the-art Schwarzman College.

The Schwarzman Scholars application process is open to candidates from any country and any academic field.  Candidates must be between 18 and 28 years of age, and must be within one year of completing their undergraduate degree (or already have an undergraduate degree) at the time of application. English proficiency is required.  All eligibility details are available online.

Students selected to become Schwarzman Scholars will receive a comprehensive scholarship. It will include:

  • Tuition Fees
  • Room and board
  • Travel to and from Beijing at the beginning and end of the academic year
  • An in-country study tour
  • Required course books and supplies
  • Lenovo laptop and smartphone
  • Health insurance
  • A personal stipend of $3,500 USD

Visit for additional information to begin the application process.

The deadline for applying is 28 September 2017 for all applicants except those who hold passports from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.  If you hold a passport from China, Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan the deadline is 31 May 2017.

Have you graduated from GCU in the last 5 years with a Law, Business, Management or Social Science degree?


The Warwick Institute of Employment Research is looking for Arts, Humanities & Social Science graduates from the last five years to join one of their online focus groups, which will run in June, to talk about where they are employed, the jobs they do, and the skills they demonstrate. The British Academy is funding this project and believes that there is a growing need for a better understanding of whether the UK has got the right balance of skills, skill levels and disciplines for the future.

To thank you for your time, you will receive a £10 Amazon voucher for your participation.

The researchers are recruiting graduates from undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS) subjects to take part in several small online focus groups. The focus groups will centre around work and workplace skills, and will be an opportunity for you to share your experiences since leaving university.

The research will feed into the British Academy’s Flagship Skills project, which aims to articulate the skills that are inherent to the study of AHSS subjects and the value they make to the individual and the wider labour market and society. The research will investigate what sorts of jobs AHSS graduates do, the industries and sectors where they are employed and the skills they use in these jobs.

The researchers are interested in talking to graduates from both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The subjects covered by the research include creative arts, social studies, law, business and management, mass communications and documentation, languages, and historical and philosophical studies.

How to join in: Please take a few minutes to find out more about the research by visiting this webpage. If you are interested in taking part in a focus group you can register your interest by completing the consent form on the sign-up page.

Alternatively, if you have any questions about any aspect of the study, or your participation in it, please contact:

Your contribution to this research is invaluable. Please be assured that all replies will be held securely and will be anonymous – no individual will be identified at any stage. Thank you for your help and we wish you all the best for the future.



Want to study for a Master’s degree abroad? Commonwealth scholarships available.


Commonwealth scholarships give talented students the opportunity to gain a Master’s degree while developing new skills and experiencing life in another country. Applications are still open for courses at universities in Sri Lanka and South Africa starting in early 2018.

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarship schemes in the world. Since its establishment in 1959, it has provided opportunities for over 30,000 citizens to study abroad.

The CSFP endowment fund supports Commonwealth Scholarships hosted by low and middle income countries, making a new range of study destinations available to all Commonwealth citizens. The fund is managed by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

Find out more information on the opportunities available by going to the Association of Commonwealth Universities webpage – closing date for applications is 30th June 2017.

Training Day for Occupational Therapists at discounted prices – limited places available.



When: Tuesday & Wednesday 27th & 28th September 2017

Time: 9am – 5pm

Where: Newcastle Racecourse, High Gosforth Park, Newcastle NE3 5HP

20 places are available for this years Moving & Handling People North learning event which takes place at Newcastle Racecourse.  These heavily discounted tickets are only available to those studying Occupational Therapy or a related discipline at an institute of higher education.

The reduced booking fee of £37.50 plus vat includes:

* 2 full days of CPD-certified training
* Plenaries and Open Forum in the spacious auditorium
* 4 seminar sessions
* 4 practical workshops using the latest equipment
* Lunches, teas and coffees
* Entry to the DNEX daily living equipment exhibition

The direct link for tickets is at Eventbrite.
Further event information can be found by clicking here.



Vacancy alert: two job opportunities with NDR – closing date for applications Wednesday 17th May.


NDR-UK is the only diet and nutrition information service provider in the UK. They have two excellent part time jobs available, starting shortly and running through term time. Both jobs may appeal to students or graduates with an interest in dietetics:

Administration Assistant – we are looking to recruit an Administration Assistant to join our busy office, to provide maternity leave cover for 6 months (but could be up to 12 months). The role primarily leads on customer service and sales order processing. With over 200 products and more than 500 customers, processing customer orders and dealing with related queries are important tasks within our small organisation. Joining a team of three, our new administrator will help with a number of other functions, including stock control, financial systems and marketing and communications.

Project Development Officer – to work closely with our Business Development Manager and assist in delivering key business plan objectives.  The main project for 2017/18 will be the introduction of patient information in electronic formats.

To apply:

An application form and information pack can be obtained online from:

Closing date for applications and return by post/electronically by 17th May 2017 to:

Linda McPhillie, Suite 238/9, Baltic Chamber, 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G26HJ or

Please note that recruitment lead-in times are tight and may be extended if required.