Life (like) robots

Thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this post with some exciting updates and developments at the University - Rebecca In a time of fast-moving political change, the University of Edinburgh has announced something of a coup in the field of scientific change. Scientists are marking the opening of the first fully automated DNA production … Continue reading Life (like) robots

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What does Brexit mean for the UK recruitment industry?

Just hours after the news that the UK has voted to leave the EU here's a quick blog post from my colleague Deborah Fowlis about what this might mean for the recruitment industry - Rebecca Now that the UK has voted to leave the EU, there is a nationwide debate raging on the impact this … Continue reading What does Brexit mean for the UK recruitment industry?

Scottish life sciences alive and kicking!

Thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this update on what's happening in the Scottish life sciences sector - Rebecca Leading cell manufacturer Roslin Cells was spun out from the company that cloned Dolly the sheep. Now the company offers two main services – Cell Therapy Contract Manufacturing and Development, and Research Induced Pluripotent Stem … Continue reading Scottish life sciences alive and kicking!

UK management consultancy sector set for another year of growth

Thanks to my colleague Kayleigh McGarry for this blog post giving an update on the consulting sector following the publication of Top Consultant's annual management consultancy recruitment report; essential reading for any of you who are thinking about entering this competitive sector - Rebecca Top-Consultant.com have published their annual Management Consultancy Recruitment Channel Report 2016, … Continue reading UK management consultancy sector set for another year of growth

Environment and sustainability workers happier than UK average

Thanks to my colleague Kayleigh McGarry for this blog post which picks up on some news about job satisfaction for workers in the environment and sustainability sector and gives some starting points for students and graduates hoping to enter this sector - Rebecca The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA) have published research which … Continue reading Environment and sustainability workers happier than UK average

Who’s the most gay friendly employer?

Thanks to my colleague Steve Norman for spotting that Stonewall have published their 2016 list of best employers for LGBT staff - Rebecca Many graduate employers/recruiters are keen to have as diverse a workforce as possible (it's good for business!) Stonewall - an LGBT campaigning organisation - has recently published its 2016 list of best … Continue reading Who’s the most gay friendly employer?

Another employer looking beyond UCAS points in getting the right candidates!

Many thanks to my colleague Steve Norman for this post on employers' entry requirements and how these are changing - essential reading if you're interested in pursuing a career in professional services - Rebecca Not so long ago a good degree (2:1 or above) would not be good enough even to be considered by top recruiters … Continue reading Another employer looking beyond UCAS points in getting the right candidates!

Gender or orientation shouldn’t be a barrier to success in the workplace

Many thanks to my colleague Steve Norman for spotting this news story on the publication of the annual Outstanding top 100 LGBT Executives. As this blog post title says, gender or orientation shouldn't be a barrier to success and it's worth looking at this year's inspiring role models who come from a wide range of … Continue reading Gender or orientation shouldn’t be a barrier to success in the workplace

Highest intern salaries

Thanks to Matt Vickers who spotted this recent news story about intern salaries - Rebecca  If a high salary is important to you then an article in Recruitment Grapevine magazine may be of interest. It lists the 10 best-paid UK internships, based on research by Business Insider. It may come as no surprise that investment … Continue reading Highest intern salaries

More females needed in the STEM industries!

According to the Guardian, 40,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering & maths) jobs go unfilled every year! Even more shocking than this, is that a mere 12% of the STEM workforce is made up of females. You can read the full story on the Guardian website or and check out #STEMshortage on social media. If you are … Continue reading More females needed in the STEM industries!