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?

2015’s graduates have 16% more jobs to choose from

Thanks to Sarah Allbeson for this post giving an interesting update on the graduate job market for 2015 leavers - Rebecca Great news was reported this week about the graduate job market. 2015’s graduates have got 16% more jobs to choose from than 2014’s university leavers. The latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna found … Continue reading 2015’s graduates have 16% more jobs to choose from

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

Employment in finance and professional services

I recently spotted a really interesting report in my Twitter feed that's been produced by TheCityUK.  It includes some statistics on employment in the UK financial and professional services sectors in 2013 and I thought was worth sharing on this blog for those of you who might be interested in a career in one of these … Continue reading Employment in finance and professional services

The environmental sector is attracting entry level employees

Here's a post from Gillian Sandie, our Graduate Intern, with an update on what's happening in the environmental sector. Gillian is a Geography graduate from Edinburgh and this post will be of most interest to Edinburgh Geosciences students and graduates and those of you from other degree subjects who are interested in a career in … Continue reading The environmental sector is attracting entry level employees