IRI UK is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help FMCG, healthcare, retailers and media companies to grow their businesses. With the largest collection of purchase, media, social, causal and loyalty data, IRI guides its clients around the world in their quests to remain relevant, capture market share, connect with consumers and deliver market leading growth.
The company is currently looking for 3 graduates to join their Client Growth Delivered team starting September 2017. These openings are part of the IRI 2017 Graduate Scheme dedicated to all of you willing to gain valuable work experience in client retention and business development.
Are you enrolled on a 4 year programme with a placement year or considering transferring to one? We have some key tips to help you plan your placement adventure before you leave for the summer Continue reading →
Enactus is a community of student, academic and business leaders committed to using the power of entrepreneurial action to transform lives and shape a better more sustainable world.
The Enactus team at the University of Reading pledges to strive to create sustainable lasting social change. They are currently undertaking 5 projects involving communities and individuals around Reading and beyond. The members of Enactus Reading are proactive students who work in the business environment and are involved in social projects at the same time. They gain work experience while at the university, expand their network, and develop new skills which increase their employability.
After presenting their Social Enterprises at the Enactus UK National Expo in April, Enactus University of Reading was one of the 20 UK teams which made it to the Semi-Finals. To have a stronger social impact in the future, Enactus needs new like-minded members. If you are proactive and want to be involved in social projects, looking to develop valuable skills and gain working experience, learn more about Enactus and become a member.
Do you have what it takes to promote your University to future students?
We are recruiting current students to be ambassadors at our 2017 Open Days on:
Friday 16 and Saturday 17 June (registration required for both)
Saturday 30 September
Saturday 7 October
Being an Open Day Ambassador is a great opportunity to share your passion for the University. You will receive training, and your effort will be repaid with £7.97 + holiday pay per hour – so sign up to as many as possible.
Organised by Odgers Berndtson, it provides mid-Year students the opportunity to spend a day shadowing a successful CEO. As an undergraduate, you apply to spend the day with a top Chief Executive and learn about the responsibility and complexities required to lead some of Britain’s leading business and organisations. This is how this scheme is designed to uncover some of the UK’s most promising future leaders and give them an opportunity to walk in the shoes of a senior executive.
Happening for the first time in the UK in 2016 with 15 students, CEOx1 Day welcomed the participation of big companies and organisations such as BT, ITV, Standard Chartered, Deloitte, Legal & General, The Cabinet Office and the National Trust. Following the pilot edition, it was regarded as an eye-opening programme by both the students and the professionals. Apart from the immediate benefits of sharing the office with a CEO, tagging along at meetings and official work visits, there are the not-so-obvious advantages:
gain insight into how successful people operate;
get catapulted in at the last level of administration and get a better view of the long road leading there;
understand management, the priorities and duties which come with it;
learn more about a specific industry from a top position;
gain relevant experience to succeed in your potential career.
The former participants left the scheme more knowledgeable about what being a CEO involves, feeling the real taste of success and responsibility and hoping to become suitable for such a role in the future. You can read their opinions to find out how this sort of experience may change you.
Now, do you want to share the tasks of a CEO, his office and one-day’s schedule? Do you have what it takes to do this? Create your professional profile with the help of the Careers consultants and apply for the amazing experience until June 30.
We have just 50 places for any Undergraduate in their 1st or 2nd year at any UK or Irish University with an interest in an ecological career and ecological research. We’re offering a fully funded week long residential to the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast and a chance immerse yourself in ecology, fieldwork, networking and guest speakers and workshop leaders from across the breadth of ecological science. Alongside an exciting scientific programme we have a strong careers programme and as always our PhD mentors are on hand with support, advice and a packed social programme.
We are very pleased to confirm that Prof Jane Memmott will open the Summer School as our welcome plenary speaker.
The school is open to anyone in their 1st and 2nd year and we will try our best to support everyone in accessing the school. If you have any questions about the nature of the school, the activities you will undertake or any access arrnagements that might need to be confirmed prior to applying, please get in touch with Karen Devine
Your application form: Please download, complete and return the form. Do make sure you read the forms carefully and complete all the necessary sections returning to the BES no later than the deadline specified. In 2016 98 people applied for 50 places and we will not be able to accept late returned applications.
*Disclaimer: the contents of this blog have been provided by the British Ecological Society. Please see our terms and conditions for details on third party submissions to the blog.
And, of course, careers fairs aren’t the only way to find a path into the working world; we run a number of skills sessions, employer meet & greets, as well as one-to-one advice appointments. Feel free to drop by Careers in the Carrington building between 9-5 on weekdays, or check out the vast number of resources on our website: www.reading.ac.uk/careers
Four of the students pose with UoR staff, including Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell.
Over the summer vacation, five University of Reading students had the exciting opportunity to head to Peking University in China to undertake a summer school, with flights, accommodation, visas and a daily stipend for food and drink fully funded by the University.
Amelia Page (2nd year BA Archaeology and History), Bethany Marsden (1st year BSC Speech and Language Therapy), Dorotea De Angeli (2nd year Mathematics), Francisca Agina (2nd year BA International Relations and Economics) and Roxanne Corker (2nd year BA English Literature) flew out to China at the beginning of Julyto undertake a wide range of modules and courses at Peking University.
Earlier this week Vice-Chancellor Sir David Bell presented the students with their certificate of achievements from Peking University, as the students reported back on all they had learned and experienced during the month in China.