How to get a placement in 2018

Written by Alex Baker, Placement Coordinator

The spring term always brings the promise of lighter and warmer days; however, for students intending to do a Professional Placement Year in 2018/19, the spring term is also a very busy time. Balancing academic work with placement applications, sports, part-time work and “extra-curricular activities” is no mean feat – add circus skills to your CV as you will be doing a lot of juggling! Continue reading

Business skills? Innovative thinker? Apply here!

Written by Helen Plummer, Careers Consultant

Any business needs fresh ideas to grow and remain competitive, that’s why employers, whether they are large corporates or SMEs, increasingly want graduates who can demonstrate creative thinking and enterprise and entrepreneurial skills. Continue reading

Winter break careers advice

Written by Alison Taylor, Careers Consultant

So, term has ended and you’re probably going home to put your feet up for a well-earned rest! But here in Careers at the University of Reading, we always like to make sure that we leave no stone unturned in the search for that perfect internship/placement/job! In fact, there are a few little things you can do over the winter break which can help with your future career planning. Continue reading

After graduation

Written by Kevin Thompson, Careers Consultant

Are you in your final year and in need of a break from all the hard work? We completely understand!

It’s week 11 and soon you’ll have some time for yourself to relax, recuperate and take stock. This is also your last chance to think about what you’re going to do after your course, maybe find some grad schemes in 2018.    Continue reading

Contacting employers

You were at the Careers fairs

What next?

Written by Lucy Hawkins, Careers Consultant

The main Careers Fair alone was attended by over 2,800 students, so there’s a good chance that you’ve been to one of our events.

In case you’re wondering, here’s what we suggest you do next. Continue reading

Explore career options

Written by Tania Lyden, Careers Consultant

The term ‘career’ has interesting origins in the mid-16th century denoting a ‘road’ or ‘racecourse’ which comes from the Latin ‘carrus’ or ‘wheeled vehicle’. What the term captures is this sense of travel, movement, momentum and progression and not the stagnant sense of a ‘job for life’ that we often think of today.  Continue reading

Green Careers & Circular Economy

Written by Fiona Corby, Careers Consultant

22 – 24 November is our Green Fest here at Reading, and our Green Careers Event will showcase a range of careers in the Environment

This will be held on Wednesday 22nd November from 13:00-15:00.

To reserve a place, please visit:

So what are Green Careers? Or career opportunities associated with the Environment? Are there any other ways to describe this sector? Continue reading