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Do you have fluency in more than one language?

GradIreland is running a careers fair aimed at students and graduates from all disciplines who speak more than one language, and will focus on linking students with skilled jobs in which they will use their language skills.

The fair is taking place on 4th March 2015 between 12pm and 4pm at The Serpentine Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. The fair is open to students from all disciplines, and is attended by employers looking to recruit from all degree subjects.

What to expect at the fair

  • gradireland jobs wall with live graduate jobs
  • a range of free careers seminars
  • networking with leading graduate employers and finding out about the types of roles they are actively recruiting for
  • employers looking to fill roles including engineers, marketing, technicians, project managers, business developers, technologists, consultants and future business leaders

To find out more and to register, visit the website.

Wednesday 4th March 2015

St George’s Hall

10.30am to 3.30pm

1000s of opportunities for 2015 – make sure you don’t miss out!

  • graduate jobs
  • placement opportunities
  • further study
  • summer internships
  • diverse range of exhibitors

For event details, list of exhibitors and to register for fast track entry, visit Liverpool Fairs website.

This event is the formal launch of a new educational route for people working in, or aspiring to work in the water industry.

Water industry professionals will be able to realise their potential career aspirations with qualifications recognised from college education to Honours and Master Degree level, whether they work in customer services or as a laboratory technician.

This launch event is open to anyone interested in the pathway:

Monday 23rd February 2015
15:00 – 17:00

at Scottish Water Stepps Office
6 Buchanan Gate, Stepps, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, G33 6FB

The Open University is in partnership with Scottish Water, Glasgow Clyde College and Heriot-Watt University, to provide the pathway.

More information can be found here.

This is a NEW opportunity for Maths and Stats students to engage with employers via OU Live sessions, Facebook chats, and an online Forum every day throughout the week of Monday 9th to Friday 13th February.

Join us to find out more about the labour market, what opportunities are available to you, what employers are looking for, and the recruitment process.


Monday 9th                       What can you do with a degree in Maths & Stats?          

12.30-2.00 p.m. OU Live:  We will be joined by Kelly Markwick from IBM and Giles Osborne and a Head Teacher from Kent Teach to discuss this topic.  Join the session

Allianz and the Civil Service will be answering questions on the Forum today


Tuesday 10th                     What skills do employers value?            

12.30-1.30 p.m. Facebook chat:  Wing Shek from Kent Teach will be available to answer your questions about teaching and their training scheme. Join the chat

IBM will be answering questions on the Forum today


Wednesday 11th            

Marketing yourself to employers

12.30-2.00 p.m. OU Live:  Sarah Osborn of TNS Global will be discussing this topic.  Join the session

An introduction to Teach First

6.30-7.30 p.m. OU Live:  James Annetts from Teach First will join us to talk about teaching and their training scheme.  Join the session


Thursday 12th                   Interview techniques

12.30-1.30 p.m. Facebook chat:  Charlie Reeve from Gradconsult will be available to give you tips on interview techniques.  Join the chat

TNS Global will be answering questions on the Forum today


Friday 13th                         Recruitment process – what do employers look for?

12.30-2.00 p.m. OU Live:  Anthony Takyi from Allianz will provide useful insights into this topic.  Join the session

Kent Teach and Teach First will be answering questions on the Forum today


In the past few weeks the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has announced that £50 million of funding will be made available to eligible students on taught postgraduate Masters courses at universities across England, for study commencing in the 2015/16 academic year.

The website FindAUniversity has produced an online student guide to the HEFCE bursaries, with FAQs about eligibility.

Digital Skills Festival

Tuesday 10th – Friday 13th February 2015

Location: Manchester City Centre (various)

The skills festival is a 4-day event that will highlight, address and discuss the issues facing the sector, as well as tackling them on a practical level by offering tours of local digital businesses, plus a recruitment fair.

The Talent day in particular which takes place on Wednesday 11th February is strongly recommended to students.

For more details, and to book on any of the events, please visit the Manchester Digital’s website. 



TARGETpostgrad are returning to Cardiff on Thursday 5th February for their annual Study and Funding Fair Wales.

They are also having their first postgraduate fair in Liverpool for the North West region on Wednesday 18th February.

For more information, please visit the TARGETpostgrad website.

The Low Carbon Entrepreneur Prize is now open! If you’re a recent graduate with an idea to reduce London’s energy use and carbon emissions we want to hear from you. We’re looking for your ideas to make your London a smarter, cleaner, better place to live and work.

Entry is free and you can submit as many ideas as you can come up with. Apply on your own or in a group, just make sure that you send us your ideas before 16 February 2015.

The Open University Business School (OUBS) is holding a Business Perspectives Masterclass event on Thursday 12th February from 10:30 – 17:00 (followed by a drinks reception) at the Charing Cross Hotel, London.

The event will explore why age matters in the workplace and how successfully managing age diversity can lead to competitive advantage. Throughout the day there will be a mix of speaker presentations, working sessions and interactive Q&A to share your experiences, opinions and put questions directly to the panelists. The panelists will include a number of senior figures working at the forefront of age diversity in the workplace from organisations including the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, BMW and the NHS as well as speakers from the OUBS. There will be a mix of practitioners and it is a great way to meet and network with like-minded people.

Anyone who has studied with the OU may attend this event, although it is also open to guests. A certificate of attendance will be provided on request to highlight ongoing Continuing Professional Development.

Further information and a link to the booking form can be found here.

Applications for the NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) are now open.

Information about the 2015 programme is available on the National School for Healthcare Science website, and applicants are advised to check the website regularly for the very latest information including FAQs, guidance for applicants, details of open days and the application portal itself. Open days are running until 16 January 2015 and details are listed on the site.

Applicants are advised to read through all the information available before starting the tests or making an application. The onus is on the candidate to demonstrate the relevance of their degree to the specialism they are applying to; this will involve reading the person specification to check whether or not competence can be demonstrated in the skills and knowledge required for that specialism. There is guidance on the ‘what is a relevant degree’ section in the FAQs on the website.

Applicants are also encouraged to follow the National School on Twitter @NSHCS

Careers information will continue to be held on the NHS Careers website, along with general STP information.

Direct Entry applications will close on 30th January 2015 at 5pm. In Service applications close on 27th February 2015 at 5pm.