UK Huawei Seeds for the Future – Apply now!

Are you an undergraduate student looking for a life changing experience? Are you excited by technical problems because you see them as opportunities to grow as a person? Are you fascinated by the rise of Asia and ever wondered how to get practical experience working for a dynamic global business in China?

We are offering UK undergraduates – studying STEM or related disciplines (e.g. Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Computing) the opportunity to travel to China on a 4-week programme in August 2017.

Students can apply if:

  • are UK passport holders
  • study a STEM subject and are undergraduates(any year group)
  • submit their CV and an essay of no more than 500 words demonstrating an interest in China and in Huawei and your suitability for the programme

Students should send their CV and the supporting essay to me at  by 24th January 2017.

Find out more with the UK Huawei Seeds for the Future Brochure 2017.

2016/2017 Graphic Design Competition

1. Brief

To enter the competition, you need to design the following display stands focusing on the social/cultural benefits of studying at your University/College.

In your designs, please try and create stands which showcase the best social/cultural aspects of studying at your University/College. You need to ensure the branding is consistent across the display stands and the design fits with the dimensions of the stand, whilst all the time trying to appeal to prospective students who may want to study at your institution.

To be eligible you will also need to provide a 250-300 word description which explains the inspiration for your designs and how you think it will stimulate interest in your institution and its city.

Please use the two display stand templates below for your design. Any images/logos you use in your artwork will need to be high-resolution (preferably vectorised) images set up at a minimum of 300dpi. Save and send your artwork through as a print-ready PDF.

2. Judging & Prizes

Three winners will be chosen from the submitted entries by a 4-man panel made up of graphic designers and design professionals from Display Wizard.

The winners will be evaluated on how their design/essay conveys the following: consistent branding across displays; appeal to prospective students and consideration of the stand dimensions in the design proposal.


  • 1st: A Wacom Intuous Pro Medium Graphics tablet worth £299.99
  • 1st: £500 grant; 2nd: 100 grant; 3rd: £50 grant
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: Display Wizard Certificate and publicity through Blog posts and social media.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: The chance to work on a real-life marketing project and showcase your work to The Design Council, University marketing department, the large-format print industry and the wider design world.
  • Summer internship with Display Wizard (optional)


  • 1st: One 3×3 EventPro Curved Pop Up Stand with branding designed by student.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: One Swift Banner Stand with branding designed by student.
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd: A useful competition that can be integrated into the course curriculum.

3. Eligibility

The scholarship is open to all undergraduate or postgraduate students taking part in an art, graphic design, visual communication, creative advertising or marketing course at a UK-based University or College. Proof of student status needs to be provided with application.

4. Application

To apply, please submit your designs for the two display stands along with your accompanying essay using the brief above any time before the 1st May 2017.

You can submit your essay and 2 designs to Please include your name and educational institution when submitting your design. If you have any questions on the competition please use the same address.

Tips for starting a business

“Starting a Business Tips

There’s a whole wealth of information about starting a business, and we won’t be able to give you a complete guide (that would take several books and several years of research!). However, from our experience at ClickMechanic, where we’ve grown over the past 4 years we can pull out some common themes that have been crucial to our success.

What are your hypothesis?

Inherent in any business plan is a number of assumptions. Working out what these are and then testing them should be one of the first things you do as a budding entrepreneur. A helpful exercise is to write down any assumption you’ve made on a post-it note, and stick them on a graph with an x and y axis: ‘Ease of testing’ and ‘Criticalness to business’

If they fit in the top-right, get testing. If you’ve got things in the bottom right, then now is a good time to rethink your idea. Testing your assumptions with as little resource as possible is key to building a successful business.

Apply the scientific method

In science, you start with a hypothesis, collect some data and then evaluate. This build-measure-learn cycle is incredibly helpful in starting a business. No amount of thinking and hypothesising can replace feedback from real customers. Iterating quickly will help you to improve your product or to change your idea if needs be.

Watch the financials

Startups fail because they run out of money. Ensure you’re measuring the financial performance of your business from day one. It will give you early warning signs of where you need to change course or areas where you can scale. Not only that, but investors are looking for a return, and any founders without a good grasp of their financials is a huge red flag.

Why do you want to start a business?

Building a business from scratch is hard work, and takes long hours, sacrifices and dedication. Before embarking on a project, consider why you want to start this particular business. Just because you have found a gap in the market doesn’t mean that you want to dedicate the next few years to trying to exploit it. So do some soul search, pick an industry that you care about and build a business you’d be proud to be running in a few years.”


This article has been provided by an external organisation, as such the views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of the Careers, Placement and Experience Centre.

Apply TODAY for the Airbus Defence and Space UK Graduate Programme!


The application deadline for the Airbus Defence and Space UK Graduate Programme is getting closer (Friday 25th November).

All positions are already advertised on your My Job Online portal and all applications are more than welcome, but Airbus Group are particularly looking for more applicants in the following positions:

You can find out more about the roles at:

Disabled Student Insight Event from Lloyds Banking Group


Lloyds Banking Group will be hosting a Disabled Student Insight Event at their offices in Old Broad Street, London on the 6th December from 6pm to 8pm.

Students will have for two valuable hours of career discovery and networking with Lloyds Banking Group professionals, and find out how the organisation supports disabled graduates, interns and colleagues through their Group Disability Programme and Access Disability Network.

This Insight Event aims to help students with disabilities or a long term health condition* discover more about life at Lloyds Banking Group through their former interns and graduates, like Louis Jameson from their Group Disability Programme. Students can also expect to develop key employability skills to help them excel in their future career.

To find more about the event, including details of how to book a place visit: LBG Student Insight Event

Discover the School Direct Experience Programme with Academies Enterprise Trust

“Are you looking to become an excellent teacher? Whether you are a fresh graduate or a career changer, come along to one of our gaining vital school experience programmes to find out how you can train to teach with AET.

Come and meet us on either 2 December 2016 or 11 January 2017.

The programme  will consist of a day in our training centre at Euston House, London followed by a day at your convenience in either a local primary, secondary or special academy within the Group.

The first day will include the opportunity to find out about teaching, our network of academies, our values and our professional learning journey.  We will also provide useful guidance to support your UCAS application and prepare you for the selection process.  Day two will be based in one of our academies where  you will have the opportunity to: –

  • Talk to teachers about day to day academy life
  • Observe teaching , learning and assessment
  • Watch a range of lessons being taught across different age groups

Registration is now open so please complete the booking form to book your place today.

To find out more information about our School Direct placements please visit our website by clicking here

If you have any questions in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us on 0845 453 0060 or



Henderson Global Investors graduate scheme: Women into Finance


Henderson Global Investors (Henderson) is a leading independent global asset management firm. With our principal place of business in London, Henderson is one of Europe’s largest investment managers, with £95.0bn assets under management and employs around 1000 people worldwide (as at 30 June 2016).

Henderson is listed on the London Stock Exchange and Australian Securities Exchange – appearing in the FTSE 250 and ASX 100 indices. Henderson Group has approximately 40,000 shareholders worldwide. We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth clients access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, property and alternative investments.

Programme details

Henderson’s 2017 Graduate Programme is a two year training programme with opportunities in Investment Management and Global Distribution.

Unlike a traditional Graduate Programme you will be placed within one of our teams for the majority of the training programme. This enables you to gain deeper knowledge and a better understanding of the team you are working in.

The Programme is designed to provide you with:

  • varied hands on experience whilst working alongside fund managers, analysts, sales directors and other professionals in a dynamic and engaging environment
  • on the job and formalised training covering both soft and technical skills
  • relevant professional qualifications, including IMC and CFA.

Find out more about the graduate scheme and how to apply at: 

Join Elevate Education now as a part-time Presenter!

Do you…

  • Love public speaking?
  • Like being the center of attention?
  • Want to earn £70 per 60-minute seminar presented?

Elevate is an international education company that hires extroverts who love performing and want an amazing part-time job working with school students.

You’d make an awesome Elevate presenter if you:

  • love public speaking and have done some theatre/comedy in the past
  • achieved high grades at school
  • would be able to commit to 2 days a week during term time

Serious stuff: As a presenter you would travel to schools within an hour of uni, and present seminars on skills such as time management, exam techniques and motivational strategies. These seminars are scripted and have been presented to over 2 million students across the globe. Your primary role is to learn and present the scripts with your own experience and personality.

The position is part-time, and pays £70/seminar, with our presenters earning up to £400/week. When you leave uni, full-time positions have a starting annual salary of £25,000, provide the opportunity to work abroad, as well as 10 weeks’ holidays per year. Graduate job: sorted.


Learn about careers in online marketing with ASOS


ASOS are hosting an insight evening on online marketing, aimed at university students.

The event is designed to educate you on careers in online marketing and will involve presentations from different marketing teams at ASOS, with a panel Q&A session, followed by networking drinks.

Spaces are limited, so it will be on a first come, first serve basis, and places will need to be pre-booked.

Information on the event:

WHEN: Tuesday 22nd November, 6.15pm – 8pm

WHERE: Ltd, Greater London House, Hampstead Road, London, NW1 7FB

To apply to attend, please email with a paragraph on their dream career and we will get back to confirm their place!

Airbus Graduate Programme 2017


Are you looking for a graduate role in Business or Engineering starting in 2017?

Start your career with one of the world’s leading aircraft manufacturers!

Following your recent interest in Airbus Group through the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, we would like to make you aware that applications for our graduate programme are now open.

We’re very proud to be one of Britain’s most sought-after graduate employees, and are offering you the chance to learn and grow in an environment where your contribution has a global impact. Our graduate programme lasts for two years, involving structured rotational placements that help you develop technical and management skills.

Follow the links below to find out more about our opportunities and apply:

Costing Engineering Graduate

Facility Management Change Lean Agent Graduate

Commercial and Contracts Graduate

Graduate Manufacturing Engineer

Graduate Ground Systems Engineer

Graduate RF Systems Engineer (Terminals)

Graduate RF Systems Engineer

Graduate Avionics Engineer

Graduate Software Quality Engineer

Graduate Maintenance & Support Engineer

Graduate FPGA Engineer

Graduate Electrical / Electronics Engineer

Graduate Digital Systems Engineer

Graduate Electrical Systems Engineer

Graduate Thermal Engineer

Hurry, applications close on 25th November 2016!