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Career Clinics and Career Appointments

Just a quick query? Come along to one of our clinics which lasts for 15 minutes - reserve your place by booking online. Visit our website for full details: www.gcu.ac.uk/careers/careersconnect/

Book an appointment with a careers adviser which lasts for 30 minutes, and let us help you with:
• Planning your career and study options.
• Finding and applying for jobs.
• Preparing for interviews.

If you graduated within the previous two years and wish to make an appointment, contact the Campus Life Desk on Level 1 of the George Moore Building or email: studentsupport@gcu.ac.uk

Introducing Career Success: our new e-learning portal which will help develop your employability skills

06/11/2018

Career Success Poster

GCU Careers Service is pleased to announce the launch of our new online platform which is specifically designed to improve student, graduate and alumni employability – welcome to Career Success!

Working alongside the Careers Service, Career Success will provide you with many of the career preparation tools you will need to succeed in today’s job market. It will also connect you to our new CareerHub which offers hundreds of live job opportunities: graduate jobs; placements; internships; part-time and voluntary jobs.

The platform offers you hundreds of accessible, contemporary and interactive e-learning resources – there’s a fantastic range of video, audio and text based materials which you can view in your own time via computer, tablet or mobile phone.

GCU students want to learn more about graduate employment opportunities, how best to find the right job and how to prepare for that all important interview. Career Success can go a long way to help you maximise your potential and your chances for employability in the graduate job market.

Career Success has over 450 video resources across 21 topics that you can access with short tutorials, and these include: assessment centres; interview skills, questions and answers; salary negotiating; and self-development.

In addition there are over 110 tutorials which are written templates, resources and guides covering topics such as self-development, self-employment and career management.

Register now to access the fantastic range of interactive resources that Career Success provides by following the link from the Careers Service homepage.

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Audit Scotland Open Evening & 2019 Graduate Scheme – Apply NOW!

16/11/2018

Audit Scotland Grad Scheme 2019

Applications are open for Audit Scotland’s Graduate trainee scheme 2019:

Are you graduating soon? Then you might be interested to know that applications for Audit Scotland’s graduate trainee scheme 2019 are now open! We’re really proud of our graduate scheme and we’ve designed it to give everyone involved a challenging and rewarding career.

At Audit Scotland we help ensure that the Scottish Government and public-sector bodies are held to account for the use of around £40 billion of public money. Public audit has never been more important, with Scotland’s new financial powers, the potential impact of EU Withdrawal and the major pressures facing public services. Learn more about our trainee scheme and find out how to apply on our website.

Applications close on 28 January 2019.

 

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Join our Open Evening:

We’d also like to invite you to our graduate trainee scheme open evening on Monday, 14 January 2019 at our headquarters in Edinburgh. It’s a great opportunity to find out more about life at Audit Scotland. Applications for our 2019 Graduate Trainee Scheme are welcome before or after the event.

On the evening you will:

• Hear from current trainees about the training and development opportunities they’ve experienced with us, whilst working towards qualifying as Chartered Accountants with ICAS. Colleagues from ICAS will also be there to answer your questions.

• Meet our trainees and other colleagues – put your questions to them and learn more about the work of Scotland’s public spending watchdog

• Learn more about other activities our trainees get involved in, like our charity work.

Please register for our open evening here.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about our trainee scheme or open evening please don’t hesitate to contact us at careers@audit-scotland.gov.uk

Thank you from everyone on the Audit Scotland Graduate Team

Career Conversation with Youth Football Scotland

16/11/2018

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When: Tuesday 27th November 2018

Time: 12 noon – 2pm

Where: The Careers Centre, Campus life Lounge, 1st Floor George Moore Building

This is a not-for-profit social enterprise which provides a one stop shop for anyone connected to youth football. Students from all discipline sand year groups are invited to come along and find out about the opportunities on offer!

Career Conversation with the BBC

15/11/2018

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Career Conversation with Scottish Hockey

12/11/2018

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When: Tuesday 27th November 2018

Time: 12 noon – 2pm

Where: Careers Centre, Campus Life Lounge, George Moore Building

Scottish Hockey is a National Governing Body that provides for the sport of Hockey in Scotland. We are embarking on an exciting year of major competition so are looking to add to our support team.

We will be hosting Euro Championships, the ProLeague Tournament and also the Tartan Trilogy series, where countries from around the world will be playing at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

This Career Conversation will highlight the placement, summer internship and voluntary opportunities available with Scottish Hockey at this exciting time:

  • Event Management staff – ProLeague
  • Sports Coaching Staff
  • Social Media/Comms staff for Scottish Hockey events

For more information visit the Scottish Hockey website.

 

Career Conversation – Summer in the City

12/11/2018

When: Tuesday 27th November 2018

Time: 12 noon – 2pm

Where: Careers Centre, Campus Life Lounge

Summer in the City is a sports and activities holiday program for kids aged between 4 and 15 years of age. This latest Career Conversation will showcase the opportunities available for support staff, particularly students who have experience of event management, sport and also social media, media capabilities.

Opportunities on offer:

  • Events Administrator
  • Events Coordinator
  • Sports Coordinator
  • Social Media Officer

Students with an interest in developing and working with young people, and from the following disciplines are especially invited to attend this event:

  • Event Management
  • Sports Coaching
  • Media/Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Technology

For more information visit the Summer in the City website.

 

Career Conversation with CIMA

12/11/2018

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When: Tuesday 27th November 2018

Time: 12 noon – 2pm

Where: The Careers Centre, Campus Life Lounge, George Moore Building

CIMA is the world’s largest professional body of management accountants offering the most relevant accounting qualification for a career in business.

  1. Employers across the globe choose CGMA’s- from multinationals to the newest start-ups.
  2. Our qualifications open up careers – the syllabus blends management accounting, financial accounting and business.
  3. Study at your own pace – CIMA’s on demand exams and flexible structure put you in control.

For more information on the CIMA qualification visit their website

Career Conversation with Camp Leaders

12/11/2018

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When: Tuesday 20th November 2018

Time: 12 – 2pm

Where: The Careers Centre, Campus Life Lounge

Fancy an incredible summer in the States? Got experience working with children? Want to have the summer of a lifetime?

Camp Leaders is your chance to have the summer you’ve always dreamed about – a nine week placement at an all American summer camp. Full of fun and excitement, with this summer job opportunity you get to enjoy America in a really original way. Far from the lay down on the couch and tell me about your problems type counsellor (which might spring to mind) – at camp, the term counsellor simply means you’re the ones in with the kids.

No need for qualifications. General counsellors are known to be outgoing and active people. They are up for all activities and challenges, it’s up to you to keep the campers motivated and supervised.

Opportunities available:

  • Lifeguards Outdoor Instructors
  • Sports Coaches
  • Waterfront Instructors
  • Art/Drama Media Specialists

For more information visit the Camp Leaders website