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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:

Reinventing Space Careers Conference, Glasgow


15th Reinventing Space Conference – Reinventing Space Careers

When: Wednesday 25th October 2017

Time: 9am

Where: Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow


The yearly Reinventing Space Careers Conference, running in parallel to the 15th Reinventing Space Conference takes place later this month in Glasgow.

This event is organised by UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (UKSEDS), the UK’s national student space society, and the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC).

The conference is dedicated to low cost access and utilisation of space, and brings together industry, agency, government, financiers, academia, and young professionals for a second-to-none careers conference for undergraduates, postgraduates, and young professionals looking to work in the space industry. There is an exciting programme of talks, panels, discussions, and “speed mentoring”, as well as the opportunity for the students to attend talks from and network with the main conference.

Last year saw 100 students and graduates sign up to the Careers Conference. Several delegates were even hired as a direct result of the networking opportunities.

Tickets are available online for £20. Each ticket includes access to both Reinventing Space and Reinventing Space Careers Conferences, exhibition areas, coffee breaks, lunch, cocktail reception, and freebies! Please be aware that due to high demand, tickets usually sell out quickly.

 If you have any questions, contact Heidi from UKSEDS



The Equal Engineers Student & Graduate Careers Fair


When: Saturday 11th November 2017

Time: 10am-5pm

Where: Millennium Point, Birmingham B4 7XG

The Equal Engineers Student & Graduate Careers Fair will have over 50 exhibitors showcasing graduate, internship and student placement opportunities.

This fair targets under represented groups in engineering – female, ethnic minority, LGBT+ and disabled students in particular are encouraged to attend. We will have inspirational role models share their experiences in engineering and technology, careers surgery workshops and psychometric test practice sessions.

For registration and more information click here.

Recruitment Fair for Future Female Engineers


Analytical? Innovative? Logical? Forward thinking?

When: 10th November 2017

Time: 9am

Where: Arup HQ, 13 Fitzroy St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 4BQ

Future female engineers is back for 2017!

Due to the popularity of the 2016 Future Female Engineers, the event is back and applications are now open! This is an exclusive one-day networking opportunity aimed at women with a genuine interest in engineering. You will have the chance to:

  • Make exclusive contacts and receive expert knowledge
  • Take part in a Q&A panel with senior female engineers
  • Develop key skills and gain an insight into application techniques
  • Network with recent grads and leading industry experts

Don’t miss this exclusive chance to secure internships and grad schemes for 2018!

Apply today to meet with AECOM, ARUP, BAE Systems, Laing O’Rourke, Leonardo, Mace, and Siemens.

Future Female Engineers is a fantastic opportunity for female students to get one to one experience with some major engineering companies who are actively seeking out talented, enthusiastic female engineering students. There will be opportunities to network with key professionals within the industry, meet like-minded students, and  learn more about available Graduate Schemes, Placements and Internships and to find out more about how other females within the industry have been successful. The event is designed to mimic the interviewing processes they will experience when they leave university, so it’s a great way to get some practice and to receive tips from the companies themselves about the application process.

What’s more it’s completely FREE to attend and we’ll even pay up to £50 towards your expenses to get there!

Click here for further details.

Tier 1 Graduate Entreprenuer Workshop for GCU international students.


When: Wednesday 1st November 2017

Time: 12pm

Where: Seminar Room 2, Campus Lounge, Level 1 George Moore Building


Are you looking to start a business in the UK when you graduate?

The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Workshop offers participants the opportunity to gain information on the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa endorsement scheme that supports GCU international non-EEA national students and graduates to create businesses in the UK. This information session will help you to understand more about the T1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa scheme including information on application writing, interview techniques and presentation skills.

GCU can endorse a limited number of new visa applications each year from students interested in this career path. The Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur Visa grants you an initial 12 months of eligibility after graduation to legally work in the UK towards starting your own business (with the possibility of extending for a further 12 months).

A light lunch will be provided.

To register for the event click here.

For further information on the scheme click here.

Hymans Robertson Open Evening Tuesday 17th October: Find out about a career in actuarial consulting.


When: Tuesday 17th October

Time: 5pm

Where: Hymans Robertson, 20 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 6DB

Love maths and problem solving?  Love communicating your findings and working with others?  If yes, an actuarial consulting career could be for you!

Hymans Robertson are holding an Open Evening in our Glasgow office on Tuesday 17 October 2017 at 5pm for you to come and find our more.  You will get the chance to learn more about our firm and network with current Trainee Consultants who will chat to you about their role and the culture of our firm.

Open to penultimate and final year students, please email to book your place. We look forward to meeting you!

Career Conversation Roadshow: Gradcracker



When: Tuesday 24th October 2017

Time: 12-3pm

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

Gradcracker is coming to Glasgow Caledonian University!

Gradcracker is THE careers website for STEM students (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths). STEM students, societies and staff are invited to meet Jessica and Lily who will be here to talk to you about your options for placements (for 1st and 2nd years) and graduate opportunities. They will also show you:

  • All of the features on the ‘My Gradcracker Dashboard’.
  • How to explore the different sectors within STEM.
  • How to research different employers effectively & hints and tips when job hunting.
  • Graduate jobs, summer and year in industry placements/internships.

No need to sign-up, just come along – it will be great to see you!

More information is available on the Gradcracker website.




GCU 2 Day Jobs Fair: 18th & 19th October 2017



When: Wednesday 18th & Thursday 19th October

Time: 11am – 2pm both days

Where: Campus Life Lounge, Level 1 George Moore Building

Join us for our first ever TWO DAY Jobs Fair! Some great employers with fantastic opportunities will be attending, offering you summer jobs, placements, internships and graduate jobs.

Companies from the following sectors will be here over the course of the two days: Business; Consulting & Management; IT; Recruitment & HR; Retail & Sales; Public Sector; Financial Services; Engineering & Manufacturing; Property & Construction.

Careers advisors will also be available throughout both days of the Jobs Fair to answer any careers related questions you may have.

Wednesday 18th October confirmed attendees:


Type of Business: Public Sector

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The IAESTE programme exchanges students from 257 STEM disciplines (all engineering, science, life science, economy and finance), across over 90 countries worldwide. The initiative pairs students with paid, course-related training abroad and employers with highly skilled, highly motivated trainees, for long or short term projects. With over 80 countries involved and offering over 4000 traineeships each year worldwide, it is the largest organisation of its kind in the world.


Entrepreneurial Scotland

Type of Business: Business, Consulting and Management

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Entrepreneurial Scotland is a member network and leadership development organisation providing opportunities for like-minded ambitious individuals to share experiences and develop their leadership skills.  Since the Saltire Scholar programme began, we have sent 33 students from GCU on life-changing summer internships. This has included students working with innovative solar energy companies in San Diego, to those working with major investment firms in London.



Type of Business: IT and Information Services

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IBM is one of the world’s largest multinational technology and consultancy corporations with nearly 380,000 employees bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world’s largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. Transforming healthcare, improving the retail shopping experience, rerouting traffic and even designing the next generation fan experience in sports stadiums around the world – this is what IBMers do.



Type of Business: Business, Consulting and Management

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FDM Group is a professional services provider with a focus on IT, and the UK’s leading IT graduate employer. They are renowned for their dynamic Graduate and Careers Programme, which gives graduates and ex-Forces personnel award-winning business and technical training in core disciplines. If you have a flair for IT or business and the drive to begin a career in the technology sector, apply today!

“FDM provides people who might not be directly from an IT background with a great opportunity to step into the IT world and pursue a challenging career”


Glasgow City Council

Type of Business: Public Sector

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As one of Scotland’s largest employers, we offer a wide range of challenging and rewarding job and career opportunities at all levels of the organisation and across a full range of Services.

We offer:

  • 12 week paid summer internship
  • Real work experience undertaking research in Scotland’s biggest local authority
  • Wide range of opportunities targeted at Glasgow residents


Student Loans

Type of Business: Public Sector

Website address

Student Loans Company is a non-profit making, government-owned, organisation set up in 1989 to provide loans and grants to students in universities and colleges in the UK. It serves our need to maintain a professional edge, consistent with our customers’ expectations. We recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance and our staff policies reflect this.

No matter what career you choose with us, you’ll find that:

  • you are working in a fast moving and dynamic company
  • you have the opportunity to develop skills in the course of your everyday work and through specific training
  • you are surrounded by friendly people
  • You have a good selection of benefits.
  • Last but not least, our offices offer pleasant surroundings.



Type of Business: Public Sector

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Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is the UK’s tax, payments and customs authority. They collect money that pays for the UK’s public services and helps families and individuals with targeted financial support. Representatives are visiting GCU campus this October to discuss their Tax Professional Graduate programme with our students, which includes opportunities for both graduates and current penultimate and final year students.


NonStop Pharma Recruitment

Type of Business: Recruitment & HR

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NonStop Pharma Recruitment is an award-winning, rapidly expanding, specialist consultancy and like our clients, we look to employ the best talent. We are seeking potential, plain and simple – from whatever walk of life, from whatever country or culture. Whether you are seeking a highly rewarding, international career as a recruiter or are an experienced professional from another facet of business looking to take the next step in your career, with the right mind set, you can find success at NonStop. NonStop’s leaders are committed to giving everyone a chance to succeed, and to help them on that journey through coaching and mentoring.



Type of Business: Retail &Sales

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Aldi is one of the fastest-growing supermarkets in the UK today and provides a range of outstanding student and graduate opportunities across their 500 stores. If retail’s your thing and you’re intrigued by the Aldi story, this is your chance to gain the perfect insight. Their year-long placements offer intensive training, so you can see how they tick from every angle. Aldi offers a countless number of opportunities within their stores ranging from General Management, Corporate Buying, e-commerce or IT placements. A 2:1 degree is needed in order to pursue a career at Aldi.


Q2 Solutions

Type of Business: Science & Pharmaceuticals

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The continually evolving healthcare landscape drives a need for greater innovation, quality and value. To help your company succeed, Quintiles and Quest Diagnostics are proud to launch Q2 Solutions. Q2 Solutions was born out of a shared commitment to quality, customer service and – above all – helping bring new treatments to patients. It is a quality driven, responsive partner with strong global experience and deep scientific and medical expertise. If this sounds like something you would be interested in come along to the Jobs Fair.


The Xact Group

Type of Business: Business & Consultancy Management

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The Xact Group Ltd is a well-established national Human Resource, Employment Law and Health & Safety Management Advisor, specifically set up to help businesses and organisations manage their human resources and health & safety functions better. The Group provides solutions to a number of challenges faced by businesses regarding ever changing regulations and compliance demands, either through tailored web-based services (Business Assist) or full support services on a subscription basis.



Type of Business: Retail & Sales

Website address –

We are looking for committed, highly motivated and driven people to join our Management Development Programme. If you’re the type of person who is determined to succeed and who thrives on responsibility and hard work then the Farmfoods Management Development Programme might be your perfect career choice. To be eligible to apply you must have:

  • A 2:2 Degree in any discipline
  • A Full UK Driving Licence
  • The full and unrestricted right to work in the UK
  • A hardworking, friendly personality

We don’t mind if you have never worked in retail before, if you meet these requirements we would love to hear from you!



Type of Business: Teaching & Education

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Camp Leaders offers non-traditional summer employment, combined with travel, to students and recent graduates. They offer a range of positions across a chain of summer camps in the United States, with additional opportunity for travel at the end of the contract. To find out more about how you can spend the summer of a lifetime, come along to our Career Conversations event with Camp Leaders.


Enterprise rent a car

Type of Business: Retail & Sales

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If your dream is to one day number amongst the best in business, you need to talk to the people who are already there. After all, we’ve developed a business with a global turnover of more than $15.4 billion, plus 3,400 people in the UK and Ireland alone. Our Management Trainee 12 month placement is just as exciting. At Enterprise, we think ambition and vision are far more important than degree subjects, and we don’t just recruit business graduates.



Type of Business: Business & Consultancy Management

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Established in Nashville, Tennessee in 1855, Southwestern is a diversified, growing, international, employee-owned company. Our flagship is the Southwestern Advantage Sales & Leadership program. Southwestern is a company that recruits and trains college and university students to sell educational books, software, and website subscriptions door-to-door using direct selling methods.

“Whether it’s a homework guide that helps a young child finally make great grades… or a program that teaches college students how to build a business, manage their time, make good money and overcome challenges… we are constantly building people.”


Scot Grad

Type of Business: Public Sector

Website address –

Scotgrad offers a range of outstanding paid graduate and student placements in growing Scottish organisations, with opportunities available across all industry sectors. Securing a Scot grad placement can help you to develop a high level of occupational and business awareness and work experience that counts!

Things you need to know about Scottish Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME’s)

  • Biggest recruiters in Scotland
  • With approximately 359,000 organisations operating  in different industries
  • Providing an estimated 1.2 million jobs


Thursday 19th October confirmed attendees:


Type of Business: Financial Services

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If you’re looking for an opportunity to embrace new ideas, be part of a thriving global community, and have fantastic career options, Rider Levett Bucknall is for you. As a truly global leader in construction, cost management, quantity surveying, project management and advisory services, their reputation is built on attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people. Whether you’re a graduate or an experienced professional, we invite you to explore the opportunity to be part of our success.



Type of Business: Financial Services

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Ernst & Young are one of the world’s leading professional services firms. As part of their commitment to building a better working world, EY are looking to recruit interns and recent graduates to join their high-performance teams. Successful applicants will have the chance to build relationships with people all over the world, from a variety of industries, helping develop and shape their careers.


Morgan Stanley

Type of Business: Financial Services

Website address –

Morgan Stanley is an American multinational financial services corporation that, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides securities products and services to customers, including corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. Talented, intelligent and passionate people have made Morgan Stanley the firm it is today. If you want to work with and learn from the best in the business, there’s no better place to start.


EDF Energy

Type of Business: Energy & Utilities

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EDF Energy is the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity. Want an exciting opportunity to experience first-hand the work they do? EDF offer range of paid 12-month industrial placements across the UK. A position like this will equip you with practical work experience and professional skills that will set you up for your future career.


Babcock International

Type of Business: Engineering and Manufacturing

Website address –

Babcock International is a multinational corporation and current leader in the UK engineering services sector. Operating all over the world, they are trusted to deliver complex and critical support to defence, energy, emergency services, transport and education sectors. Representatives from the company are coming to GCU to tell students more about their graduate opportunities answer questions and give the opportunity to meet members of their current graduate scheme.


Pole To Wintowin

Type of Business: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Pole To Win was launched in 1994 as Japan’s first independent test outsourcing company. They have since grown to become the leading global innovator of Quality Assurance, Quality Engineering, Customer Experience, Localization, Talent Acquisition and Audio Production. They offer an integrated range of solutions to ensure your customers’ satisfaction in rapidly changing international markets.



Type of Business: Engineering and Manufacturing

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World-class technology, the combined expertise of  64,000 employees and operations in 56 countries have made Thales a key player in keeping the public safe and secure, guarding vital infrastructure and protecting the national security interests of countries around the globe. To help create a safer world, we serve five keys sectors:

  • Aerospace
  • Space
  • Ground Transportation
  • Defence
  • Security



Type of Business: Property & Construction

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Omexom UK & RoI designs, supplies and constructs high voltage electrical infrastructure solutions for utility and private operators throughout Great Britain and Ireland.

Our scope of supply covers:

  • Design
  • Procurement
  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Project Management
  • Maintenance and
  • Electrical consultancy


CALA Homes

Type of Business: Property & Construction

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CALA Homes is the UK’s most upmarket major homebuilder, committed to building high quality homes in desirable locations across the UK. They have offices in Scotland, the Midlands and the South East of England and are currently in the midst of a very exciting period of growth. They are looking for individuals to join their Land, Commercial, Technical and Sales teams to support their fast paced and growing business. If you want to part of something special, come to CALA.

  • Commercial Graduate (Quantity Surveying)
  • Technical Graduate (Civil Engineering and Architectural opportunities)
  • Construction Graduate (Site Management)
  • Land Graduate (Real Estate, Planning, Geography)


Turner and Townsend

Type of Business: Professional Services

Website address –

Turner & Townsend is an award winning professional services business that provides consultancy, delivery, operations and programme management services to clients from varying industries located all over the world. It has 90 offices located in 30 countries across six of the world’s seven continents, so is very much a global organisation.  If you have a passion for Quantity Surveying or Project Management, this is for you!


Network Rail

Type of Business: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Network Rail’s role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway every day for the four and half million people and businesses that rely on it. Network Rail owns, operates and develops Britain’s railway – the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations.


Robertson Group

Type of Business: Engineering and Manufacturing

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Robertson Construction, an industry-leading construction company. Robertson is a privately owned group of companies working in infrastructure, support services and construction, directly employing over 1300 people. Operating throughout the whole of the UK, they have a well-established presence across Scotland and the North of England.

After completing the “Heart of Campus” project Robertson Construction are coming to GCU on the 19th of October to talk to students about their of graduate jobs and summer internships.


Scottish Water

Type of Business: Energy and Utilities

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As one of Scotland’s biggest businesses, providing vital services to 2.49 million households and 152,000 business premises, Scottish Water provides a broad range of career opportunities. We’re passionate about developing our people and ensuring that Scottish Water is a fantastic place to work, actively support the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related skills, aiming to develop the next generation of water industry leaders and experts, with a very specific focus on encouraging more women to take up STEM related careers.


BAE Systems

Type of Business: Engineering and Manufacturing

Website address –

Whether it’s our engineers, our project managers or our leadership teams, we have a diverse workforce offering a wide range of skills. We provide some of the world’s most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions and employ a skilled workforce of some 83,100 people in over 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.


Challenger Sports

Type of Business: Hospitality, Tourism & Sport

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For the past 25 years, Challenger Sports have run more soccer camps and clinics in North America than any other organisation. The company has built a reputation based upon professionalism, and quality in everything we do and upon the quality of the 1200+ young men and women who we select and train to coach for us. Challenger’s nationwide network of 13 offices, 150 full-time staff, and over 1,500 international coaches will help thousands of soccer organizations in the US and Canada address the most pressing issues in youth soccer: player education, coach education, competitive play, travel, uniforms & equipment.