Get to the front of the line with Frontline’s ‘Diversity in Social Work’ Insight Day





Frontline is a brand new, accelerated, two-year programme for graduates with a focus on leadership development. This is an innovative opportunity for exceptional people to lead change in society. Frontline participants will work with police, courts, schools, vulnerable children and families as children’s social workers – one of Britain’s toughest jobs. To learn more about Frontline, visit their website HERE.

You will spend the day at our head office:

  • Developing your employment skills
  • Learning about Frontline and our impact on society
  • Networking with leaders from the Frontline community

When: 20th July 2016
Where: Frontline, 4th Floor, Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6TD
Time: 10am – 4.30pm (Lunch will be provided)
Travel: We’ll reimburse reasonable travel expenses for this event at our discretion.

We welcome applications from all students, graduates and career changers from any degree discipline (except social work) or stage of university but particularly welcome applications from:

  • Men and Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds (BAME)*
  • Leaders who are passionate about making a difference
  • Challenge seekers who want to maximize their employability

We encourage candidates from these BAME backgrounds to apply: Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani, Chinese or any other Asian background, African, Caribbean or any other black background, White and Asian, white and black African, white and black Caribbean or any other mixed ethnic background

Apply now to find out where a career with Frontline could take you!

To apply choose 1 of the following questions and answer in no more than 300 words:

The biggest issue facing children or young people today is…And why?

Give an example of a time when you have made a positive contribution to society.  What was the outcome?

Why do you think it is important for children and young people who have experienced care to have positive role models?

Start your application here:

Applications open: Friday 22nd April
Deadline: Friday 20th May

‘Earn as you Learn’ this summer as a Recruitment Intern with APSCo

This summer the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) are offering undergraduates across the country the chance to take part in a full-time, paid internship programme in the competitive, yet exciting, world of recruitment.

APSCo work with some of the UK’s leading recruitment businesses. Following its success in previous years, the Intern Programme provides undergraduates the chance to spend 10 – 12 weeks, between July and September 2016, with the organisation learning all about the recruitment industry.

Open to all undergraduates here at the University of Reading, the internship will provide you with:

– An invaluable insight into the exciting, fast-paced world of recruitment.
– The opportunity to meet a wide-range of contacts and organisations.
– A pathway to put your CV head and shoulders above the competition.
– The chance to learn all the job-hunting ‘tricks of the trade’ from inside the recruitment profession.
– Pay at the rate of £270 per week for the placement period.

“I would highly recommend this internship to anyone and I will walk away from these 12 weeks with a very sought after skill set which I can now carry with me throughout my career.” – University of Reading Marketing undergraduate, APSCo Intern, 2015.

This is a brilliant opportunity to break into the highly-competitive industry of recruitment. The programme from APSCo could help you stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs in the future, and also provides the opportunity for regular income during the summer vacation. An opportunity not to be missed!

For more information on how to become an APSCo Intern, please visit or email

Five Things You May Not Know About Careers…

In February, we asked UoR students to participate in a Careers Survey to listen to your ideas, and ensure that we keep on improving the service we provide. Over 1000 students replied and we are excited to announce the results are in. With the Easter holidays soon to be over and the final term of the academic year fast-approaching, here are 5 things you may not know about your Careers Centre…







1. Those who have used us, would recommend us…

If you have never thought to use your Careers service, and want to learn more, why not speak to someone who has done so already? 97% of students who have previously used our services would recommend visiting Careers to another student.

2. And more often than not, we meet your expectations.

Whether you have a vague idea of what your future holds, or feel totally lost on the subject, we in Careers do all we can to help you plan and build your career. An overwhelming 95% of respondents who had previously used our services felt that Careers met their own personal expectations.

3. We’re not just here for final year students…

Do not feel you have to wait until your final year of study to start thinking about careers! Based on the Careers Student Survey, 87.7% of all first-year students at the University would recommend the us, while an even higher 87.9% of all second-year students would do the same.

4. However graduation is no reason to panic…

For those of you rapidly approaching the end of your studies, Careers has a wide range of resources and opportunities to help you start planning for life after university. Whether looking for graduate schemes, placements, part or full-time work, 88.4% of all third-year students would recommend Careers.

5. Because here at Careers, we cater for everyone!

Students from schools all across the University have used some of the services on offer by Careers. 93.2% of Pharmacy students would recommend us, while an even higher 94.4% of Law students would too. Alongside this, nearly 70% of overseas students have use our services.


So regardless of whether you are at the very beginning or very end of your time at university, or are studying the ways of the law as opposed to the specifics of pharmacy, there is something for everyone within Careers at the University of Reading. So browse online  or pop into the Carrington Building (Building 135 Whiteknights campus), located next to the Palmer Building.


Creative Access Paid Internships


CA Logo (002)This post has been provided by a third party – please read our disclaimer.

For those of you who are not familiar with Creative Access’s work, we are a charity that provides paid internship opportunities in the creative sector for young people from under-represented BAME backgrounds (Black, Asian and non-white Ethnic minorities). We aim to improve diversity within the creative world and address the imbalance in the sector by improving the chances of each of our candidates and helping them secure permanent full-time jobs.

Since launching in 2012 Creative Access has proudly placed 500 talented interns into the creative industries. By adhering to our motto, ‘Media cannot reflect society, if society is not reflected in the media’; we have generated hundreds of internships with more that 200 media partners across the UK in 13 sectors  (advertising, book publishing, film, magazine publishing, marketing, music, newspapers, PR, radio, talent, television and theatre, museums & galleries).

Here at Creative Access, we make sure that our interns are equipped with all the knowledge and skills that are needed to have a successful career in the creative sector. Each of our interns is assigned a senior mentor at the company they are placed with. We also provide comprehensive training through our monthly masterclass sessions where they are encouraged to network with one another and our experienced panel of industry professionals. Our masterclasses have proven to be a huge success and have been hosted by the House of Commons, The Telegraph, the BBC and Google to name a few.

To date, 80% of our alumni have gone on to secure permanent positions in the creative sector. This fantastic achievement motivates us to continue our mission to ensure that under-represented communities continue to thrive in the creative world.

We are currently advertising a wide range of opportunities with companies such as Sugar Films, Google, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Harlequin UK, Radiocentre and National Theatre

You can take a look at our full range of opportunities here and register with us here to receive regular email updates with our brand new internships.

Reading and Henley shortlisted for NUE Awards 2016

NUE Award

The University of Reading and Henley Business School have been shortlisted for a total of 4 awards at this year’s National Undergraduate Employability Awards (NUE).

Both the University and Henley Business School have been nominated for awards that reflect institution-wide performance and individual student participation in work placement schemes.

The nominations are as follows:

  • Best University Careers / Employability Service: Careers, University of Reading
  • Outstanding Contribution to Work Experience: Harriet Kirk, Careers Consultant, Henley Business School
  • Best Student Contribution to a Small to Medium-Sized Employer: Lewis Sargent, Rachel Pitman (students)

Now in its seventh year, NUE Awards are presented to employers, universities and students who have demonstrated exceptional support and engagement with the undergraduate employment market. The awards ceremony took place on Friday 12th February in London, hosted by the king of reggae sauce himself, Levi Roots.  Despite not winning all four awards Rachel Pitman, one of our students picked up the ‘Highly Commended’ award in her category as a result of her outstanding contribution during her 1 year placement.

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