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

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: studentsupport@gcu.ac.uk

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Scholarships available for study in Japan – apply now!

15/05/2017

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The Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) is offering scholarships for British students to study at Japanese universities, with two types of scholarships available:

Japanese Government (MEXT) Postgraduate Scholarship
The postgraduate scholarship programme is for a period of 18 months to two years and is awarded to UK graduates who wish to pursue independent research or enrol on a postgraduate course at a Japanese university.

Subjects are open to any discipline, however those who wish to study Law, Japanese History and Japanese literature must have high level of Japanese ability at the time of the application.

Japanese Government (MEXT) Undergraduate Scholarship
The undergraduate scholarship programme is for a period of five years, including one year preparatory course in the Japanese language, and is awarded to British nationals who wish to study Social Sciences, Humanities or Natural Sciences at a Japanese University.

For full details of this opportunity, including up-to-date information, you should consult the opportunity provider’s website. This link is provided by British Council for your information only and should not be considered a recommendation or an endorsement by us in relation to the opportunity, content and views contained in the linked website. See our Terms of Use for more information.

What does it cost?
Successful applicants to the scholarships will receive:

– All tuition fees paid for
– A monthly allowance of 143,000 yen per month for the postgraduate scholarship and 117,000 yen per month for the undergraduate scholarship. This amount should cover living costs, including university accommodation, while in Japan
– return airfare from Japan (upon completion of their study)
– Japanese language courses will also be offered if your level is insufficient.

Eligibility
Postgraduate scholarship: you must be a British postgraduate student and hold a UK passport. Applicants are requested to have minimum 2:1 in final degree classification and applicants over the age of 35 are asked to contact the Embassy of Japan before applying.

Undergraduate scholarship: you must be a British national and have completed 12 years of school education or graduated from a school equivalent to an upper secondary school in Japan. Applicants that will be over the age of 21 as of April 2018 are asked to contact the Embassy of Japan before applying.

Deadline
Applications are open for scholarships starting in April and October 2018.

Thursday 1 June 2017 at 5pm (GMT) for postgraduate scholarships starting in April or October 2018.

Friday 9 June 2017 at 5pm (GMT) for undergraduate scholarships starting in April 2018.

The deadlines are strictly enforced and MEXT are unable to accept any applications received after this time.

For any questions about this opportunity please email or visit the British Council website

Find your first graduate job with the Careers Service!

14/05/2017

Nearing your final year at university?

Graduating this summer?

If so, this would be a great time to start thinking about your first graduate job!

Your first port of call should be the GCU Careers Job Site. https://gcu.prospects.ac.uk/index.html

If you haven’t already registered then now is the perfect time as a lot of big recruiters recruit well in advance and you could actually secure your graduate job before you even graduate!

You can register via https://gcu.prospects.ac.uk/index.html

You can also find it via the Careers homepage: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/careers/

Registration only takes a couple of minutes and you can set up your job preferences to ensure that you get an email alert when a relevant job gets posted.

We advertise hundreds of graduate jobs each month so check regularly to avoid missing out!

 

 

Business Intelligence Developer with FDM – Starting 5th June 2017. Open to all degree disciplines. Apply now!

11/05/2017

FDM have two exciting roles within our graduate programme coming up over the next couple of months: Production Support Analyst (start date 22nd May) and Business Training Developer (start date 5th June). We have a few places left on each of these start dates and are looking for students who have completed all of their studies and are looking to start a graduate role almost immediately. Even if you haven’t graduated yet we can get you started and would obviously give you your graduation date off so you can enjoy the celebrations!

Do you want to add some of the world’s biggest brands to your CV?

Join FDM, the UK’s largest IT graduate employer, and receive award winning training AND relevant commercial experience within the UK’s best known companies.

With upcoming start dates, join one of our training courses in our Glasgow Academy located right in the heart of the city and receive professional qualifications and commercially relevant training and experience. Once completed, you will be placed on-site as an FDM Consultant with one of our 180+ prestigious clients.

Since the opening our brand new Glasgow centre over a years ago, we have already launched the careers of over 300 graduates. They are working across the UK on exciting projects with clients such as HSBC, Sky, Standard Life, RBS, Barclays and British Airways. This year FDM has career opportunities for more than 1,100 graduates and we’re hiring now.

This is a fantastic opportunity for motivated, ambitious graduates who want to launch and progress their careers long term either with FDM Group or one of our clients – around one third of FDM Consultants transition permanently to our client base after two years with the opportunity to become more senior within FDM

Business Intelligence Developer – Starting in Glasgow 5th June 2017

Business Intelligence Developers cover a varied range of roles and responsibilities such as capturing user requirements, generating visualisation design, unifying data sources, developing performance management dashboards and supporting existing applications. As a Business Intelligence Developer you will liaise with end users to fix defects, investigate the feasibility of change requests and add the functionality to applications by designing and implementing solutions. To achieve a successful outcome you will work closely with the business to understand how it operates, as well as identifying areas to target in order to drive business improvement through developing analytics.

The other available role is:

Production Support Analyst – Starting in Glasgow 22nd May 2017

As a Production Support Analyst, you will be involved with a blend of programming and administration. You will work with various stakeholders to deal with technical problems by analysing, diagnosing, and then either solving or referring the problem. The role incorporates a balance of technical and excellent soft skills, business knowledge as well as troubleshooting expertise.

Production support is a great fit for avid problem solvers. Work environments can range from front office first line roles to technical third line areas. The trade floor is a common setting for many Production Support Analyst roles as they are often based in fast-paced and dynamic work environments.

Following your training at FDM you will develop analytics applications that deliver immediate value back to the business that are robust, scalable and maintainable. This role is ideal for analytical problem solvers with a passion for technology and business.

Entry requirements:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A proactive problem solver
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Proven ability to work pressure within a fast-paced environment
  • Geographic flexibility throughout the UK

We welcome graduates from a variety of degrees – you don’t have to study IT to work in IT.

Apply now

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, please send your CV to hannah.dewar@fdmgroup.com or if you would like more details on each of these roles you can contact Hannah Dewar on 01412183106.

Production Support Analyst with FDM – Starting in Glasgow 22nd May 2017. Open to all degree disciplines. Apply now!

11/05/2017

FDM have two exciting roles within our graduate programme coming up over the next couple of months: Production Support Analyst (start date 22nd May) and Business Training Developer (start date 5th June). We have a few places left on each of these start dates and are looking for students who have completed all of their studies and are looking to start a graduate role almost immediately. Even if you haven’t graduated yet we can get you started and would obviously give you your graduation date off so you can enjoy the celebrations!

Do you want to add some of the world’s biggest brands to your CV?

Join FDM, the UK’s largest IT graduate employer, and receive award winning training AND relevant commercial experience within the UK’s best known companies.

With upcoming start dates, join one of our training courses in our Glasgow Academy located right in the heart of the city and receive professional qualifications and commercially relevant training and experience. Once completed, you will be placed on-site as an FDM Consultant with one of our 180+ prestigious clients.

Since the opening our brand new Glasgow centre over a years ago, we have already launched the careers of over 300 graduates. They are working across the UK on exciting projects with clients such as HSBC, Sky, Standard Life, RBS, Barclays and British Airways. This year FDM has career opportunities for more than 1,100 graduates and we’re hiring now.

This is a fantastic opportunity for motivated, ambitious graduates who want to launch and progress their careers long term either with FDM Group or one of our clients – around one third of FDM Consultants transition permanently to our client base after two years with the opportunity to become more senior within FDM

Production Support Analyst – Starting in Glasgow 22nd May 2017

As a Production Support Analyst, you will be involved with a blend of programming and administration. You will work with various stakeholders to deal with technical problems by analysing, diagnosing, and then either solving or referring the problem. The role incorporates a balance of technical and excellent soft skills, business knowledge as well as troubleshooting expertise.

Production support is a great fit for avid problem solvers. Work environments can range from front office first line roles to technical third line areas. The trade floor is a common setting for many Production Support Analyst roles as they are often based in fast-paced and dynamic work environments.

The other available role is:

Business Intelligence Developer – Starting in Glasgow 5th June 2017

Business Intelligence Developers cover a varied range of roles and responsibilities such as capturing user requirements, generating visualisation design, unifying data sources, developing performance management dashboards and supporting existing applications. As a Business Intelligence Developer you will liaise with end users to fix defects, investigate the feasibility of change requests and add the functionality to applications by designing and implementing solutions. To achieve a successful outcome you will work closely with the business to understand how it operates, as well as identifying areas to target in order to drive business improvement through developing analytics.

Following your training at FDM you will develop analytics applications that deliver immediate value back to the business that are robust, scalable and maintainable. This role is ideal for analytical problem solvers with a passion for technology and business.

Entry requirements:

  • Educated to degree level
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A proactive problem solver
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Proven ability to work pressure within a fast-paced environment
  • Geographic flexibility throughout the UK

We welcome graduates from a variety of degrees – you don’t have to study IT to work in IT.

Apply now

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, please send your CV to hannah.dewar@fdmgroup.com or if you would like more details on each of these roles you can contact Hannah Dewar on 01412183106.

Summer Internship with David Urquhart Travel

10/05/2017

David Urquhart (Santander Internship) – Summer Internship

Groups Internship

Closing date

30/05/2017 but they have said that the can extend closing date to end of June so please apply even if you miss the closing date.

£300 per week.

Location

Strathmore House, East Kilbride

Working hours

Part-time

Full-time

Duration

1-3 months

Job Purpose:

To maintain and develop the programme of group bookings

Key Responsibilities:

  • Dealing with all enquiries relating to group bookings
  • Create and Issue quotes with relevant information to enquiries
  • Following up any enquiries dealing with any sell objection or closing the sale effectively
  • Source new group enquiries, including outbound calling
  • Dealing with operational aspects of group bookings, including tour creation, payment and administration tasks
  • Department administration including names onto system, rooming list and coach lists
  • Dealing with external suppliers
  • Any other functions that may be required from the business
  • 35 hours per week but can be part-time.

Person requirements

  • Educational level of Travel & Tourism
  • Strong administration skills and proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to negotiate with external suppliers
  • Ability to negotiate with clients
  • A second European language would be beneficial, however is not essential for this position

Company information

David Urquhart Travel have been about since September 1983. We have carried over 3 million holiday makers and our aim is still the same as it was back then and that is to deliver exceptional value for money holidays. Our holidays range from across the British Isles, Ireland and the continent and during our time have built strong relationships with accommodation providers, attraction providers and lots of different service providers. We have gained a wealth of knowledge in the Travel Industry and through our experienced team of staff pride ourselves in being able to offer excellent package holidays at great value for money prices.

Apply email address

emma.mcmillan@davidurquhart.com

Job reference

Groups Internship

Pnet job reference number: GCU170509/714

https://gcu.prospects.ac.uk

Student Events Intern (on campus)

09/05/2017

Main purpose of role:

To assist the Student Events Team with the delivery of International Welcome Week and Freshers’ Week in September 2017.

Overview of role:

The Student Events Team is responsible for facilitating a programme of social and cultural events to supplement The University’s September induction agenda. This includes International Welcome Week and Freshers’ Week.

The Student Events Intern will support the Student Events Team by:

  • Conducting research and administration for event planning
  • Contributing event ideas at the planning stages
  • Assisting with venue booking, acquiring events supplies and catering requirements
  • Promoting events through various communications channels
  • Responding to calls and emails regarding events
  • Providing hands-on support at events
  • Helping out with other office/administration tasks as required

The expected start date for the role is July 2017 – the exact date is still to be determined.

Full job details and application are available on https://gcu.prospects.ac.uk

Search the ‘part time/casual’ category or search for job reference: GCU170508/413.

We are currently advertising a few more part time jobs on campus so be sure to check those out too!

Part time job on campus – GCU Travel Advisors 2017-2018

09/05/2017

GCU’s Sustainability Officer is recruiting Travel Advisors for the 2017-2018 academic year and invites interested students to submit their applications.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

GCU’s Travel Advisors are part of the GCU_SmartTravel initiative to encourage students and staff to adopt more sustainable, active modes of traveling to GCU. GCU is focusing on travel because travel in general, but student and staff commuting in particular, are a significant source of emissions (carbon footprint reports: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/sustainability/reporting/) which the University has committed to reducing (Env. Policy available from: http://www.gcu.ac.uk/sustainability/ourcommitments/).

GCU_SmartTravel advisors will work primarily at events/stalls and are expected to proactively engage passing students/staff and encourage them to think about how they travel to GCU and consider more sustainable, cheaper travel options.

Travel Advisors generally work in teams of 2 or 3 over around 10 engagement sessions, the majority of which will be around freshers’ week (18-21 Sept 2017), although some will also be held before and after. However, the bulk of the work available will be at the start of the new academic year because we believe that the best time to get people to adopt particular behaviour changes is when they make key changes in their lives, e.g. when they move homes or start a new job.

4 hour shifts.

The number of shifts a Travel Advisors can work will depend on their availability and the total number of Travel Advisors.

Full job details and application are available on https://gcu.prospects.ac.uk

Search the ‘part time/casual’ category or search for job reference: GCU170505/1.

We are currently advertising a few more part time jobs on campus so be sure to check those out too!