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Bank of England – Disability Confident Insight Day Wednesday 12th July, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Bank of England – Disability Confident Insight Day

Are you interested in banking? Do you have a disability/health issue?

The Bank of England is hosting a Disability Confident Insight Day on Wednesday 12th July

  • Gain insight into Bank of England
  • Gain tips on the recruitment process
  • Meet graduates and other Bank of England employees

300+ UCAS are required however, as stated on the website, mitigating circumstances will be taken into consideration.  If you do not have 300+ UCAS point however are on target for a 2.1 honours or above, your application will be welcome.

This event will be held at the Bank of England offices in Threadneedle Street, London

To apply for a place on this event please submit the application form which can be found at: https://www.bankofenglandearlycareers.co.uk/our-events/

You may need to register on the My Plus Students’ Club site to apply, but registration is free and this is a great website for students with disabilities.

Posted on: 22nd Jun 2017 - Part of: Accountancy, Business, Careers, Disabled, Fairs and events, Financial, Management

Quick Queries Careers Forum – 19th – 30th June 2017

The OU Careers and Employability Services are running a Quick Queries Careers Forum to support you in thinking about and planning your next careers steps.

 

The forum will run from Monday 19th to Friday 30th June 2017 and it’s your chance to: 

  • ask us questions about career ideas, work experience and future options;

  • share your own experience, tips and suggestions with other students; and

  • if you are not sure about which career path to take at this stage or feel uncertain of the best way forward then join us on the forum so we can support you in getting started.

 

Please join us by accessing the forum from the following link: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/forumng/view.php?id=15684

 

Careers and Employability Services

Posted on: 9th Jun 2017 - Part of: Accountancy, Arts, Business, Careers, Charities, Competition, CV, Disabled, Engineering, England, Environment, Fairs and events, Financial, Forums, General careers information, Graduate, Health & Social Care, Internships, Ireland, IT, Jobs, Languages, Law, Management, Maths, Media, Northern Ireland, Online forums, Postgraduate, Psychology, Recruitment, Research, Science, Scotland, Social work, Teaching, Volunteering, Wales, Women, Work experience, Working Abroad

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services – ‘Your Future in Finance: Employability Workshops’ – 8th & 14th June 2017

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services

Your Future in Finance – Employability Workshops – 8th and 14th June 2017

  • Are you looking for a job when you graduate this summer?
  • Would you like to work in financial services in the City or South East?
  • Would you like support and help researching job and apprenticeship opportunities, completing an application form and preparing for interview?

If the answer to these questions is “yes” sign up to join one of the workshops in June where you will experience practical help and support, all at no cost to you!

The Your Future in Finance Employability Project aims to help unemployed individuals who have the key skills to work in the financial services sector but who have been unable to secure paid employment due to a range of barriers. This could include access to employers, background, a career break or confidence levels.

  • Thursday 8th June, 10:30 – 12:00: ‘Written Communication’ workshop
  • Wednesday 14th June, 10:30 – 12:00 – ‘Verbal Communication’ workshop

Please contact Ben Rogers () to register your interest and sign up for an employability workshop.  Visit

www.nsafs.co.uk for more details.

 

 

Posted on: 2nd Jun 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, CV, England, Fairs and events, Financial, General careers information, Graduate, Jobs, Recruitment, Social Media, Work experience

Entrepreneur opportunities!

Are you an OU student living in Wales aged 18-30? Do you want to develop your entrepreneurial skills? Check out our website for further details and to get involved at http://www.open.ac.uk/wales/our-work/youth-enterprise-and-entrepreneurship-project. You can also find out about and join our upcoming events and webinars here: http://www.open.ac.uk/wales/our-work/youth-enterprise-and-entrepreneurship/entrepreneurship-news

Posted on: 31st May 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, Fairs and events, General careers information, Wales, Webinars

Free presentation for OU students on developing your brand

“Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” (Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon). Industry specialists Work Ready Graduates are offering a free presentation to OU students on developing your brand. This presentation contains tips from brand experts, interviews with key recruiters like Facebook, Disney and EY, and you can get a CPD certificate on completion. To download your free copy please visit www.workreadygraduates.com/product/personalbranding

Posted on: 30th May 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, General careers information, Recruitment

Foreign Policy Summer School Conference 2017

The Foreign Policy Summer School is designed for entry-level young professionals in foreign policy and students of social sciences related courses, or those intending to study them. The standard cost of registration ranges from £450 for those registering after 14th April, or at a special offer price of £100 for those registering before 14th April 2017.

The Conference aims to identify and assist the next generation in foreign policy by providing them with the knowledge and skills expected by practitioners for entry into this elite discipline. Certificates of completion will be presented at the end of the Conference to delegates who fully attend.

The 2017 Conference runs from 19th-22nd June 2017, and will focus on the topic of Security Threats: Foreign and Domestic

Application and registration can be made via the website at www.fps2017.org

Posted on: 11th Apr 2017 - Part of: Business, Fairs and events, General careers information, Science

Win the Green Challenge Postgraduate Scholarship 2017!

PP Green Challenge

Do you have an innovative business idea that could reduce carbon emissions? Then apply now to WIN A POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP* worth up to £20,000 in 2017.

 

 

Visit www.postcodeearthtrust.org.uk/scholarship to find out more – but be quick, applications close on Monday 27th March 2017, 5pm.

 

You can download the Guidelines, FAQs and Application Form from here

For further details and to watch a video of last year’s winners, please visit: Postcode Earth Trust

 

Watch the VIDEO https://youtu.be/W4E2p72S8kU

#GCS2017

 

 

* The competition is a unique funding opportunity offering students the chance to win a scholarship that will help to develop knowledge related to their idea (‘green-themed’ business concept) of up to £20,000 to cover their postgraduate degree tuition fees.

Posted on: 23rd Mar 2017 - Part of: Business, Charities, Competition, Environment, Funding, General careers information, Postgraduate, Science

NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme

The NHS multi award winning Graduate Management Training Scheme is currently open for applications.  With opportunities available in Finance, General Management, Health Analysis, Health Informatics, Human Resources & Policy Strategy, you can use the ‘Match Me Tool’ to discover which scheme is the right one for you.

For more information please follow the link. 

 http://www.nhsgraduates.co.uk/the-scheme/ 

Applications close 11.00 am 24th March.

 

NHS

Posted on: 14th Mar 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, General careers information, Graduate, Health & Social Care, Management

Converge Challenge 2017 is now open for applications

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The quest to find the next generation of entrepreneurs from Scotland’s thriving academic entrepreneur community is underway once again. Converge Challenge is open to staff and students of all Scottish Universities, and has a prize fund of over £150,000.

The competition is open for applications from Tuesday 7 February 2017 and closes on Monday 10 April 2017 at 5pm. For more information, and to enter, please visit www.convergechallenge.com.  

Converge Challenge focuses on practical hands-on training with participants taking part in an intensive entrepreneurial development programme that includes 1-2-1 bespoke advice and support, mentoring, pitching experience and networking opportunities.

Participants ultimately develop and submit a comprehensive business plan for their company, product and/or service. An expert panel of judges made up of leading entrepreneurs and investors from across the business community will assess the business plans and select the winners that will be announced at an awards ceremony at Glasgow Science Centre in September 2017.

Student Claire-Gillian Watt, from the OU in Scotland, was a top 30 Converge Challenge finalist in 2016, with her business idea Organic Assembly, an events app to engage young people aged 13 – 26 in artistic culture in Scotland, with plans to develop internationally.

Claire-Gillian Watt - Open University

Posted on: 8th Feb 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, Competition, General careers information, Scotland

Careers Forum for Business Students

The OU Careers Service is running a Careers Forum for Business Students from 20th February to 3rd March 2017 to support you in thinking about and planning your next careers steps. You can access the forum from the following link: https://learn1.open.ac.uk/mod/forumng/view.php?id=13735

It’s your chance to:

  • ask us questions about career ideas, work experience and future options;
  • ask our external contributors including the ICAEW about getting into accountancy and NHS Finance about finance in the public sector;
  • share your own experience, tips and suggestions with other students; and
  • if you are not sure about which career path to take at this stage or feel uncertain of the best way forward then join us on the forum so we can support you in getting started.

Posted on: 6th Feb 2017 - Part of: Business, Forums, General careers information