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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

Don’t miss our TWO day Autumn Jobs Fair!

01/06/2018

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GCU Careers Service Autumn Jobs Fair 2018

When: Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th October 2018

Time: 11am – 2pm

Where: Ground Floor, Hamish Wood Building

Join us for our TWO DAY Jobs Fair extravaganza! Outstanding opportunities on offer for summer jobs, placements, internships and graduate jobs across several sectors:

  • Business
  • Consulting & Management
  • Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Financial Services
  • IT
  • Property & Construction
  • Public Sector
  • Recruitment & HR
  • Retail & Sales

More information will be added as it comes in!

 

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The Nursing & Midwifery Jobs Fair Returns to Glasgow in August!

16/05/2018

Nurses Jobs Fair Aug 2018

When: Thursday 23rd August 2018

Time: 9am – 4pm

Where: Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

All qualified, newly qualified and final year students from Nursing & Midwifery disciplines are invited to this recruitment event. Exhibitors include:

  • Hospitals
  • NHS trusts
  • Private healthcare organisations
  • Nursing homes
  • Armed forces

Recruiters from the UK and abroad will be attending and interviews will be held on the day, so please make sure that you register in advance to receive details on what you need to bring. There’s many great opportunities at this popular recruitment event so make sure you don’t miss out!

To register in advance, email your name, telephone number and details of your health specialism to: shona@gmexpos.com or call 01655 882735. Click here for more information.

Careers Drop-In session w/b 25th June

19/06/2018

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Want to meet with a careers adviser for a quick careers related question? If so, pop along to one of our ever popular Drop-In sessions. There’s no need to make an appointment as it’s first come, first served!

We have two Drop-In sessions arranged for week beginning 25th June:

  • Monday 25th June 2018: 11:45am – 12:45pm
  • Tuesday 26th June 2018: 11:45am – 12:45pm

Drop-In sessions are ideal to have a quick discussion about any number of topics, for example your CV, covering letter, forthcoming interview or even further study choices.

Both sessions take place in the Careers Centre in the Campus Lounge (George Moore Building) – remember, get here as early as you can to ensure you meet our adviser. We look forward to seeing you!

STEM Placements & Graduate Jobs Available Via The Gradcracker App

15/06/2018

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Summer is on its way and we want to make sure all of our STEM students are preparing in the best possible way for the next academic year. The Gradcracker App not allows you to search for jobs on-the-go, and you can also receive instant notifications straight to your phone about new opportunities from your favourite employers.

Job Search: search ALL jobs on Gradcracker.

Employer A – Z: browse all employers.

Your Alerts: view alerts from companies you are ‘Following’ when they post new opportunities.

Push Notifications: be alerted when your Followed companies post new opportunities.

Your Job Diary: save opportunities to your Job Diary so you can review and apply for them later.

Your Followed Employers: review and manage the alerts you receive from your Followed employers.

Your Settings: manage your account settings and notifications alerts.

The Gradcracket App is available from:

  

Drop-In sessions week beginning 18th June

13/06/2018

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Want to meet with a careers adviser for a quick careers related question? If so, pop along to one of our ever popular Drop-In sessions. There’s no need to make an appointment as it’s first come, first served!

We have two Drop-In sessions arranged for w/b 18th June:

  • Monday 18th June 2018: 11:45am – 12:45pm
  • Tuesday 19th June 2018: 11:45am – 12:45pm

Drop-In sessions are ideal to have a quick discussion about any number of topics, for example your CV, covering letter, forthcoming interview or even further study choices.

Both sessions take place in the Careers Centre in the Campus Lounge (George Moore Building) – remember, get here as early as you can to ensure you meet our adviser. We look forward to seeing you!

New to the graduate labour market this summer? Learn about graduate salaries in the UK

12/06/2018

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If you are a GCU student just about to graduate, you may well have an interview on the horizon for your first graduate job (if so, congratulations!). One of the obstacles you may have to hurdle will be the question surrounding your starting salary, where you will have to negotiate with your employer. So where do you begin?

Prospects Luminate have just published an interesting article which may help you with this aspect of your interview, and it gives you some key background data to help you make an informed decision.

What is the average graduate starting salary?

The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) reports the median average graduate starting salary as £28,000. But they look primarily at big businesses and graduate schemes, so this figure is likely to be too high.

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) data reports £21,776 as the mean salary with outliers excluded. However, this is an optional category in DLHE so may not tell the whole story.

In reality, neither of these numbers is particularly helpful in setting graduate salaries or informing graduates of what they should expect to earn. The averages are too general and hide key influences such as industry and region.

How does salary vary by region?

Unsurprisingly, the DLHE data shows that London is the region with the highest salaries. However, the gap between London and Wales (the region with the lowest starting salary) is £4,358 a year or roughly £84 a week. Is this really sufficient to account for the difference in cost of living?

Scotland’s second place in this list may be a surprise to some, but it benefits from strong engineering, IT and business sectors – all of which offer high starting salaries.

For more detailed information on this, regional variations, most affordable cities and best paying industries read the full article at Prospects Luminate.

Region Average starting salary
London £24,357
Scotland £22,018
South East £21,718
East of England £21,283
North East £20,884
West Midlands £20,869
South West £20,771
East Midlands £20,664
Yorkshire and the Humber £20,458
North West £20,412
Northern Ireland £20,023
Wales £19,999

Careers Drop-in on Monday 11th June and Tuesday 12th June.

07/06/2018

Want to meet with a careers adviser for a quick careers related question? If so, pop along to one of our ever popular Drop-In sessions. There’s no need to make an appointment as it’s first come, first served!

We have two Drop-In sessions arranged for week beginning 11th June:

  • Monday 11th June 2018: 11:45am – 12:45pm
  • Tuesday 12th June 2018: 11:45am – 12:45pm

Drop-In sessions are ideal to have a quick discussion about any number of topics, for example your CV, covering letter, forthcoming interview or even further study choices.

Both sessions take place in the Careers Centre in the Campus Lounge (George Moore Building) – remember, get here as early as you can to ensure you meet our adviser. We look forward to seeing you!

Careers in Childcare – new website launched by the Scottish Social Services Council!

31/05/2018

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With the increase of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) entitlement there will be 11,000 more job opportunities between now and 2020. New childcare professionals with a range of knowledge and skills are sought, and with flexible work patterns available there will be opportunities for students and graduates.

The Scottish Social Services Council website shows how someone can build a career in day care of children, which includes early learning and childcare, out of school care, childminding and other services where children are cared for during the day. Childhood experiences last a lifetime and we need a skilled, confident workforce to make sure all children have the best start. With big increases planned for funded ELC in Scotland there’s never been a better time to start a career in childcare. Our new easy to use website explains:

  • the diversity of career paths, shown through the career stories of current
    childcare professionals
  • the different ways to gain experience and qualifications
  • how to access learning resources and training providers.

Working with children is fun, interesting and an opportunity to make a significant difference. We hope that anyone interested in this career can use the website to help make their first steps. For those already working in childcare we hope it gives some inspirational ideas about where their career might take them next.

This is a regulated profession and practice-based qualifications are required for those who build a career in this sector. Please get in touch if you would like further information about how students and graduates can use their transferrable knowledge and skills in achieving these, or if you would like to hear about the post-graduate qualification opportunities in this sector.

This information is all explained in the new website, which can be accessed at: http://learn.sssc.uk.com/childcarecareers/