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
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
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!
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
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?
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
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
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
Many thanks to my colleague Janet Forsyth who spotted this excellent resource from Health Careers which gives a great overview of the wide range of career options in the NHS - Rebecca Health Careers, the NHS careers website, has just produced a useful Powerpoint presentation for anyone wanting to know more about the wide range of … Continue reading NHS labour market and careers information – a handy Powerpoint
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!