Your top 5 careers post choices

As we’re coming to the end of the academic year and starting to look forward to the next one we thought you’d like a reminder of our Top 5 most-viewed posts since summer 2016. Top of the list is Edinburgh graduates making a difference with the Scottish Government – insights from our alumni on the … Continue reading Your top 5 careers post choices

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

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!

Do you believe in Unicorns?

Many thanks to my colleague Sharon Cant for this post promoting our upcoming Careers in IT event - Rebecca Unicorn /ˈjuː.nɪ.kɔːn/ noun 1. a mythical animal typically represented as a horse with a single straight horn projecting from its forehead 2. a term used in the US Investments industry to describe a start-up company, usually … Continue reading Do you believe in Unicorns?

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Today is Ada Lovelace Day and here at the University there are a range of exciting and creative activities happening as part of the University's first Ada Lovelace Day.  The day celebrates the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths but I've been thinking particularly about careers in computing and IT.  As a … Continue reading Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

Experis Tech Cities Job Watch

Special thanks to our colleague Matt Vickers, Careers Consultant for the School of Engineering and the School of Maths for this blog post looking at some trends in the technology sector - Rebecca Friday 30th January saw the launch of the first of what is hoped will be a regular quarterly labour market report by … Continue reading Experis Tech Cities Job Watch

Careers in IT

The well documented skills shortage facing ICT and digital technologies sector in the UK raises industry wide challenges. However, it also presents graduates and those thinking of a career in the sector with significant opportunities. An interesting article I read earlier this week looks at the topic across sector wide skills issues, and the graduate and … Continue reading Careers in IT