An internship – why should I bother?

On Day 2 of #ExperienceWorks, here's some food for thought from the latest annual survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. Why do a formal summer internship?  Well, agreed, they’re not everyone’s cup of tea – and for some graduate roles these structured programmes don’t even exist (there are other ways of getting experience instead*). … Continue reading An internship – why should I bother?

More graduates working in professional services, reveals DLHE 2014/15

Thanks to my colleague Jo Fairweather for this quick update following the recent release of the UK graduate destinations data for 2014/15 graduates. It gives a great insight into trends in the graduate recruitment market - Rebecca Graduate destinations just released for 2014/15 show that more leavers are working in professional services. Nearly two thirds … Continue reading More graduates working in professional services, reveals DLHE 2014/15

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

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?

The UK’s highest paying jobs of 2015

Many thanks to my colleague Lizzie Mortimer for this post with an update from the ONS - Rebecca The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2015. Regardless of whether you are motivated by the idea of getting a high salary or not, this article makes interesting reading. … Continue reading The UK’s highest paying jobs of 2015

What do graduates do?

A broadly encouraging picture of UK graduate recruitment was painted by the latest annual statistics on graduate destinations, released yesterday (Wednesday 21st Oct). What Do Graduates Do? 2015  analyses the results of a survey carried out in January 2015 on people who graduated the previous summer.* It shows a higher percentage of graduates entering professional … Continue reading What do graduates do?

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!

Growing demand for airline pilots

Many thanks to my colleague Matt Vickers for spotting this news story about growing demand for airline pilots over the next 20 years - Rebecca An article appeared in HR Grapevine magazine (22/07/2015) under the exciting headline "Airlines must hire 500,000 new pilots in next 20 years". In this article they cite research from Boeing … Continue reading Growing demand for airline pilots

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?