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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:

Career Conversation with NFU Mutual



When: Wednesday 30th November 2016

Time: 12 noon – 2pm

Where: The Careers area, Campus Lounge, George Moore Building

This Career Conversation with NFU Mutual will showcase the opportunities available in their Professional Trainee Scheme 2017. Benefits of working with NFU Mutual include:

  • Opportunity to continue professional qualifications
  • Work in a reputable organization, shaping your career
  • All roles will provide a 3 year career development plan (Sales & Service, Professional Trainee, Graduate programme)

Final year students from all business related disciplines should attend to find out about:

•    UK wide graduate/professional trainee opportunities
•    Local roles within financial services/insurance
•    Local professional trainee schemes
•    Career development opportunities

Career Conversation with IBM



When: Tuesday 22nd November 2016

Time: 12-2pm

Where: The Careers area, Campus Lounge, George Moore Building

IBM will be highlighting the graduate opportunities and placements available in 2017 for students interested in working within their business and technology sectors. Opportunities exist in the following areas:

  • Technology Consultancy
  • Strategic Analytics Consultancy
  • Technical Solutions SpecialistsC
  • Cyber Security Specialists
  • Software Consultancy
  • Software Development
  • Design Research

All Year 3 and final year students from business and technical disciplines are invited to attend this event, hosted by one of the world’s leading brands.

Career Conversation: Q2 Solutions – find out about their Graduate Management Project Scheme (2017 entry)




When: Wednesday 16th November 2016

Time: 12-2pm

Where: The Careers area, Campus Lounge, George Moore Building

Final Year students and MSc and PhD students from Chemistry & Life Science disciplines are invited to come along to the latest in our Career Conversation series, and find out about the graduate opportunities with Q2 Solutions, in the role of Clinical Trials Project Manager. These roles are part of their Project Management Graduate Scheme, but they will also be highlighting other graduate positions available within the organisation.

Launched in 2015, Q2 Solutions is a leading global clinical trials services organization who assist bio-pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostics customers improve human health through innovation. The Q2 Solutions joint venture was formed by Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics, combining the best of each parent organizations clinical trials laboratory services capabilities.


Paid work placements for female students studying Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths (STEM)


Careerwise is now open for applications for summer 2017 – a scheme that offers paid work placements exclusively for women studying STEM subjects at Scottish Universities.

Thirteen organisations have signed up to Careerwise, offering a total of 29 paid work placements during summer 2017. This is a great way for women to gain valuable work experience in key STEM industries where they are under represented.

Placements take place between June and August 2017 and are paid at a salary of at least £16K pro rata.  Applications are welcome from women currently studying STEM subjects at any Scottish University and who are in their 1st to 4th year of studies.

Visit the Equate Scotland website for eligibility criteria and for more details. It’s easy to apply – all you need to do is complete the online application form, attach a cover letter and CV, and hit submit!

Organisations providing placements include: Mercury Engineering; AECOM; KP Technology; CAS; Midlothian Council; University of Edinburgh; Leonardo; Sestran; Exterity; Marine Scotland; Edinburgh Napier University; and Peacock Technologies.

View the placements now

The closing date for all applications is 25th November 2017 unless stated otherwise in the placement advert. All enquiries regarding placements or the Careerwise initiative should be directed to or telephone 0131 455 2267.

Careers & Beers for Engineers – Glasgow networking event tomorrow evening!


The IMechE Glasgow Young Members are hosting their annual Careers and Beers event on Wednesday 9th November at the Grosvenor, Ashton Lane.

There is a great selection of employers attending this speed networking event, and you are guaranteed to see everyone, with another chance to talk to your favourites once again at the end of the night!

Companies confirmed for the event include:

  • Atkins Global
  • Rolls Royce
  • Doosan Babcock
  • Weir Group
  • Thales
  • Howden
  • Fraser Nash
  • Strathclyde AFRC

Come along for some free beer, free food and a great chance to talk to companies about anything you want, from tips and application advice to the inside details of what working at the company is really like!

Found out more information and sign up here  – but be quick, places are limited!

Career Conversation series: Lidl on campus – find out about their recruitment & placement programmes



Kick starting your career at the UK’s fastest growing grocery retailer could be the best decision you ever made!

When: Wednesday 9th November 2016

Time: 12-2pm

Where: The Careers area, Campus Lounge (George Moore Building)

As a large international retailer, opportunities with Lidl are endless. With three structured training programmes, an award winning undergraduate programme and countless graduate jobs stretching across all areas of our business, the opportunities for development and progression are most certainly there for the taking. You will learn from the best retail managers out there and develop your operational and management abilities to put you in a position to become one of the future leaders of the business.

Our programmes and graduate jobs offer generous salaries of up to £36,000 and higher, great holiday benefits plus many more perks, some of them even offer fully expensed international travel.

Alongside permanent eligibility to work full time in the UK, a 2:1 degree and a UK driving license we want you to be driven, passionate, open-minded and retail focused. Give us your all and we will most certainly give you ours!

Graduate and placement opportunities include:

•    Graduate Management Development Programme
•    Retail Placement Programme
•    Junior Buying Manager Programme
•    International Traineeship

Final-year students and those eligible to do a placement year are strongly encouraged to attend this event.

Visit the Lidl website to apply online NOW! Closing dates for the various programmes are as follows:

•    Retail Placement Programme – closes   2 December 2016
•    Graduate Management Development Programme – closes 12 February 2017
•    Junior Buying Manager Programme – closes 12 February 2017
•    International Traineeship – closes 12 February 2017

Techaus: Ideas for a connected world – the Digital Festival in Glasgow!



In partnership with Equator, the Digital Media Meetups, Kiltr and 29Studios are bringing together Techaus, a special one-day festival that celebrates ideas, innovation and creativity. This unique and exciting event will take place on Friday 11th November 2016 at SWG3 Studio Warehouse, 100 Eastvale Place, Glasgow, G3 8QG

The event will feature workshops and inspirational talks from high profile companies such as Spotify, Skyscanner, Rockstar and IBM. There will also be interactive elements on the day including a video games studio, live music and street art. All activities are linked to the five themes of Creativity, Engagement, Skills, Disruption and Vision.

The festival is an inclusive event that welcomes all skills and backgrounds. Showcasing the best in Scottish talent, it will aim to inspire and challenge the next wave of digital champions.

Tickets are on sale now on Eventbrite for £10 (£5 for students). For more information and to buy tickets click here.