An easy first step to help with choosing a career path

Kate, our EmployEd on Campus intern, has been experimenting…. It can feel daunting thinking about work after Uni, especially if you don’t know what you want to do for a job. Heading into my fourth and final year, the question of what I want to do is starting to weigh heavily. I decided to do … Continue reading An easy first step to help with choosing a career path

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Turning science into profit at Weetabix

We are delighted to feature a guest blog post from Daniel Hefft, Process Development Engineer at Weetabix. We met Daniel at an Institute for Food Science and Technology (IFST) event recently and were blown away by his enthusiasm for the sector...and excited by the growth in opportunities for students and graduates of multiple disciplines. Who knew there … Continue reading Turning science into profit at Weetabix

Looking to start an IT career in 2017? The best IT career advice

Gavin McLachlan, The University of Edinburgh’s Chief Information Officer, recently shared with us his insights on starting out in IT. “Both from my personal experience and my work in many different sectors I feel that a career in IT is not only one of the most exciting & rewarding areas to consider, but also one … Continue reading Looking to start an IT career in 2017? The best IT career advice

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?

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

5 Tips for Future Foresters

5 Tips for Future Foresters Shireen Chambers FICFor is Executive and Technical Director at the Institute of Chartered Foresters (ICF), in addition to being a Chartered Forester and a Fellow of the Institute. She studied forestry and soil science at Bangor University before embarking on a career overseas, working with the Government of the Bahamas … Continue reading 5 Tips for Future Foresters

Saying Yes: The art of managing a portfolio career in the creative industries

Thank you to Peggy Hughes  from Literary Dundee for this really helpful guest post on how to juggle a portfolio career in the creative industries. Peggy will be hosting a table at CCCF16  World of Books & Publishing on Thursday 3rd March. Come along and meet her there! Great chance to pick up more tips...... … Continue reading Saying Yes: The art of managing a portfolio career in the creative industries

Food, Farming and The Third Sector

As part of #ECOWeek16 this guest blog comes from Joe Hind.  Joe works for the Soil Association on the Food for Life Scotland Programme. After completing a social anthropology degree at St Andrews Joe moved to London and worked for Energywatch and then the Advertising Standards Authority before returning to Scotland to start his own … Continue reading Food, Farming and The Third Sector

Grow your experience for a green career

To kick off #ECOWeek16 we have a post that features some student insights into working in the environmental sector; the students did work placements through Bright Green Placement's Environmental Placement Programme.  The post comes via my colleague Sarah Conway who works in our Employer Team and gives some fantastic insights into what the students got … Continue reading Grow your experience for a green career