Top tips for starting a new role

If you’ve secured a role over the summer vacation, congratulations! Whether it’s a summer job or an internship, your first day in the role is a bit like your first day at university – although you have done your research you’re still not sure what to expect.  Don’t panic! Have a read of our top … Continue reading Top tips for starting a new role

Graduate insight – Employ.ed in an SME

This guest post comes from Kate, an Edinburgh Business Management Graduate. Kate took part in an Employ.ed in an SME internship at Attacat and we asked her to share her experience with us.  Tell us about your host company Attacat is a marketing agency for businesses who take their online presence seriously, they have been at … Continue reading Graduate insight – Employ.ed in an SME

Available now – grad scheme directories

Times Top 100, Prospects Student Career Guide and Guardian Top 300 – all shiny, appealing and ready for you to pick up at the Careers Service – so which one to choose? Times Top 100: Over 18,000 final year students were asked “which employer do you think offers the best opportunities for graduates?” The 100 … Continue reading Available now – grad scheme directories

Have you thought about a career in food & drink?

Thanks to Kirsty from the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF) for this guest blog post about the diverse opportunities available in the food and drink industry. My name is Kirsty and I am the Communications Executive for the Scottish Food and Drink Federation (SFDF). SFDF is a trade association representing the interests of food and drink … Continue reading Have you thought about a career in food & drink?

Scotch Whisky – recruiting and training for the future

Many thanks to Rosemary Gallagher,  Head of Communications, Scotch Whisky Association for this guest post- great insights into the sector ( e.g. 81% of companies take on graduates with particular shortages in engineering and management) Scotch Whisky is a product we’re rightly proud of. It’s made in Scotland from three raw materials of water, yeast and … Continue reading Scotch Whisky – recruiting and training for the future

Student Insights – Part-Time Work in the retail sector

Today we have a special post from a current student at the university. Oscar Bottomley is a 2nd Year Economics student from Edinburgh going into his 3rd year of study. Below are some of his insights into balancing work and part time study in the retail sector What is your role and how many hours … Continue reading Student Insights – Part-Time Work in the retail sector

Which Industries are most likely to demand a 2.1 or better?

Thanks to my colleague Rachel Taylor who spotted this interesting news story about which industries demand a 2:1 - Rebecca This is a question we get asked a lot here in the Careers Service, if you don’t get a 2.1 or higher what impact does that have on your job search? This interesting article came … Continue reading Which Industries are most likely to demand a 2.1 or better?

Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair

Many thanks to my colleague Helen Edwards who is Events Coordinator here at the Careers Service for this post all about the forthcoming Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair.  At this time of year we see lots of students who are about to graduate come in to ask us if there are any jobs left.  There most … Continue reading Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair