Looking at the Scottish job market, on St Andrew’s Day

We know lots of our graduates love Edinburgh so much (and who can blame them!) they want to stay within easy reach and look for jobs in Scotland.  On St Andrew’s Day* let’s take a quick look at a few sites you can use to keep up to date with what’s happening in Scotland’s world … Continue reading Looking at the Scottish job market, on St Andrew’s Day

Working with monsters and the macabre

Halloween’s great for dressing up and partying and the excitement it generates is good for the retail industry too. Spending on novelty goods, costumes and themed foods all contribute to making this the third biggest retail event in the UK (after Christmas and Easter), worth well over £300 million, as this brief piece from the … Continue reading Working with monsters and the macabre

Insights into a career in consulting

A couple of weeks ago we hosted a careers in consulting panel event and invited reps from Accenture, PA Consulting, Boston Consulting Group and FreshSight to talk to students about working in consulting and what it takes to succeed.  It was a great event and the employers shared lots of useful insights with the students … Continue reading Insights into a career in consulting

My “less thinking and more doing” career in the food industry

Delighted to feature a guest post from one of our Biological Sciences graduates Ryan Douglas who has embarked on a career in the food and fresh produce industry and intends to stay there... During my time in Edinburgh I studied Biological Sciences, featuring everything from molecular genetics to behavioural ecology, plant science to biomedical. In … Continue reading My “less thinking and more doing” career in the food industry

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

England and Wales Law trainee numbers are on the up!

Thanks to my colleague Kay Barbour for this blog post which gives an update on what's happening south of the border with Law traineeships; do take a look if you're considering this route in to the profession - Rebecca According to the Annual Statistical Report of the Law Society of England and Wales there was a 9% rise … Continue reading England and Wales Law trainee numbers are on the up!

Gender equality almost reached in creative industries

Thanks to my colleague Kayleigh McGarry for this short blog post sharing some findings from a recent report on trends in the creative industries - Rebecca Creativepool have published their Annual Creative Industry Salary Guide and Survey 2016, reporting that the ratio of men to women working in the industry is more equal than ever before.  Other trends … Continue reading Gender equality almost reached in creative industries

Interested in paid work in the voluntary sector? What skills will you need?

Many thanks to my colleague Janet Forsyth for this blog posts which gives an insight into the skills and qualities needed for working in the voluntary sector; essential reading for those of you interested in working in this varied sector - Rebecca Paid work in the voluntary/charity sector attracts interest from students in all the … Continue reading Interested in paid work in the voluntary sector? What skills will you need?

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

Discovering the potential: interdisciplinary science in public health

Many thanks to my colleague Susan Bird for this blog post which reports on a recent visit she made to the Discovery Centre for Translational and Interdisciplinary Research in Dundee - it includes some great insights on the skills and attributes needed for this area of work, including networking and building connections - Rebecca At … Continue reading Discovering the potential: interdisciplinary science in public health