Best places to work 2018 & interview feedback

Glassdoor, the website where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management, has published its annual best places to work lists.  These cover the UK, USA, Canada, France and Germany and there is an archive for the previous 3 years too. The lists can be quite diverse: in the UK, Google come out on … Continue reading Best places to work 2018 & interview feedback

Engineering in the UK – graduate jobs and salaries

Each year EngineeringUK publishes a "State of UK Engineering" report.  It is a fairly hefty tome (some 235 pages), but to help those of us short on time there are some fascinating info-graphics which summarise topics such as: money, perception, business, demand, education & skills, employment and gender - many of which relate to careers. For example: … Continue reading Engineering in the UK – graduate jobs and salaries

Jobs in space

Many thanks to my colleague Matt Vickers for this blog post which gives an overview of jobs in the space sector and details of an event taking place next week - Rebecca From the 11th-17th July 2016 the famous Farnborough International Airshow takes place in Hampshire, England.  This biennial event (it alternates each year with … Continue reading Jobs in space

IT & Technology careers: not just for Informatics graduates!

Back in February we held our annual Careers in IT event which was attended by over 450 students; if you were one of them, we hope you found it useful. Naturally, we used the Informatics Forum at George Square: it is a great space and is handy for the School of Informatics students wishing to attend.  … Continue reading IT & Technology careers: not just for Informatics graduates!

Which sector of the economy employs the most graduates?

Thanks to my colleague Matt Vickers for spotting this research which looks at which organisations employ the most graduates - Rebecca October saw an interesting article in the Times Higher Education Supplement concerning some research carried out by The Complete University Guide, who have looked at the numbers of graduates recruited by different organisations. Unsurprisingly, financial … Continue reading Which sector of the economy employs the most graduates?

Investment Banking Insight

Thanks to my colleague Matt Vickers for this interesting post giving some insights into investment banking following a visit to Morgan Stanley.  It's well worth a read if you're thinking about a career in this sector as it's full of useful tips and insights to improve your chances of success in this competitive area - … Continue reading Investment Banking Insight

Highest intern salaries

Thanks to Matt Vickers who spotted this recent news story about intern salaries - Rebecca  If a high salary is important to you then an article in Recruitment Grapevine magazine may be of interest. It lists the 10 best-paid UK internships, based on research by Business Insider. It may come as no surprise that investment … Continue reading Highest intern salaries

Growing demand for airline pilots

Many thanks to my colleague Matt Vickers for spotting this news story about growing demand for airline pilots over the next 20 years - Rebecca An article appeared in HR Grapevine magazine (22/07/2015) under the exciting headline "Airlines must hire 500,000 new pilots in next 20 years". In this article they cite research from Boeing … Continue reading Growing demand for airline pilots

Jobs in demand: Building Services Engineers

Special thanks to our colleague Matt Vickers, Careers Consultant for the School of Engineering and the School of Maths for this really interesting blog post looking at building service engineering - Craig Some careers are glamorous.  Some careers are well-paid.  And some are relatively unknown. Building services engineering is one such "Cindarella" career that many … Continue reading Jobs in demand: Building Services Engineers

What and where is the digital economy?

Tech Nation: powering the digital economy 2015 is a report by TechCity on the UK's digital industry, and follows on from an earlier post on the subject of tech jobs and chimes with other posts on this blog on advertising, digital and big data.  Interestingly, TechCity started life in 2010 with a mission “to support the emerging … Continue reading What and where is the digital economy?