Working in pharma without a science degree

So you might have thought that the majority of student placements in the pharmaceutical industry were in R&D and only open to scientists. But according to an Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI) report published last year, there has been a 78 per cent increase since 2013 in undergraduate placements for roles that have … Continue reading Working in pharma without a science degree

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What skills and attributes do employers struggle to find? 

Thanks to my colleague Ruth Donnelly for this post which gives an overview of findings from a recent employer survey about skills they struggle to find - Rebecca Although most graduate employers claim they are not looking for "the finished article", there are certain important skills, attributes and mindsets which are often found lacking. According … Continue reading What skills and attributes do employers struggle to find? 

Are competitions worth the effort?

This blog post comes via my colleague Sharon Cant and features some insights from one of our graduates on how competitions can give you an insight into an employer or sector and help you to develop an understanding of the range of opportunities in the labour market - Rebecca Many employers and industries run competitions … Continue reading Are competitions worth the effort?

Hidden Disabilities and the Workplace  

Many thanks to my colleague Kay Barbour for this blog post on disability and the workplace, which contains some interesting facts and figures plus practical and useful advice on disclosing disabilities to employers - Rebecca The University’s Disability Service reports that 9.5% of the student body has indicated a disability - according to their UCAS … Continue reading Hidden Disabilities and the Workplace  

Get Stuffed!

Many thanks to my colleague Lindsey McLeod for this post on careers in...Taxidermy! That's right we don't just bring you information on 'mainstream' careers on Inform.ed, every now and then we like to bring you something a little more unusual - Rebecca Fancy a career in Taxidermy? A lot of the time our Inform.ed posts … Continue reading Get Stuffed!

CareerConfident16 – Transitioning from student to professional

This post comes from my colleague Kayleigh McGarry; it's partly a promo of our CareerConfident week of events next week but also includes information on the sorts of skills employers are looking for and some handy hints on faux pas to avoid when you're networking and meeting with employers - invaluable advice if you're making … Continue reading CareerConfident16 – Transitioning from student to professional

Studying abroad? It’s a great way to boost your career prospects

And now for a post from Sarah Allbeson, Careers Consultant for the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures on how study abroad could boost your career prospects A new study on the impact of the European Union’s Erasmus student exchange programme shows that international experience can benefit graduates in the job market. The study was … Continue reading Studying abroad? It’s a great way to boost your career prospects

Welcome to the blog!

Welcome to Inform.ed the brand new careers blog brought to you by the University of Edinburgh Careers Service! This is a blog all about LMI: Labour market information and intelligence (more on that later!) and we aim to keep you up to date with news and updates on the graduate labour market.  We'll be sharing … Continue reading Welcome to the blog!