Category: placements

All things UROP and placements.

Apply for GORS sandwich year analytical placements!

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The Government Operational Research Service (GORS) 2021/22 sandwich placement student application process is now open! GORS are pleased to announce that 9 government departments are now offering the opportunity for talented numerate students, to undertake analytical roles before their final year. The following departments will be offering year-long placements: Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), …

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Careers and Placements Fair 2020

The Careers and Placements Fair is the University’s biggest Careers event in the academic calendar. With over 50 organisations attending, including Discover Financial Services, Deloitte, EY, Gartner, Safety Revolution, The University of Law, Molecular Devices and so much more – this is an event you do not want to miss. The fair takes place on …

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VGRIF: What you need to know!

We are pleased to announce the first VIRTUAL Graduate Recruitment and Internship Festival, taking place 10-12 June, featuring over 30 organisations with graduate, internship and placement vacancies, some of which are available for 2020 start dates. You can participate in any or all of our activities listed below! Employers are: Delivering webinars about their organisation and …

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My crash course in careers: from zero to career ready in just months

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Getting started in first-year… Written by Isabel Vernon – BSc Geography (Human and Physical) When I first arrived at university, I asked the careers service to help me find a part-time job. Through a careers appointment and CV check, I was given lots of advice for the upcoming jobs fair on campus and completely redesigned …

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How to ace your online interviews

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Whether online or face to face, a good interview starts with quality preparation. Think through: 1. Who will be interviewing you? If HR, anticipate more general questions, if a technical or line manager the questions might be more specific to the job. Find out about the organisation and understand the job content as they are …

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