Showcase your skills


Have your work showcased at the Skills for Care Annual Conference. Work experience is also up for grabs.

MyKindaCrowd and Skills for Care are asking you to design a unique piece of marketing collateral that will inspire young people to move into a career in adult social care.

The prize:

  • you will have the opportunity to work with the Skills for Care marketing team to develop your work, which will be showcased at the conference
  • work experience in a social care setting.

See www.mykindacrowd.com/Challenges/think-care for more information.

 

Getting investment banking for students with disabilities


Bank of America Merrill Lynch are hosting Getting Investment banking – an internship event for students with disabilities and health conditions – on 23 October 2014 at their offices in central London (travel expenses reimbursed).

Nine of the world’s leading investment banks will be there, ready to meet talented 1st and 2nd year students.

Go to www.gettinginvestmentbanking.com/ for full details and how to apply.

Recruitment fairs coming up


As well as the recruitment fairs on campus (Management & finance on 14 Oct; Technology on 15 Oct; and Law on 22Oct), there are also fairs taking place around the country.

These include:

Postgraduate study roadshows


Russell Group Universities are hosting a number of postgraduate study roadshows throughout the country, giving you a chance to meet the UK’s leading universities.

November:

  • Mon 3 – Birmingham
  • Tues 4 – Nottingham
  • Weds 5 – York (Ron Cooke Hub)
  • Thurs 6 – Leeds

December:

  • Mon 8 – Southampton
  • Tues 9 – Warwick
  • Weds 10 – Sheffield
  • Thurs 11 – Edinburgh.

Also, £1,000 bursaries available – register now at postgraduateroadshow.com

GUEST BLOG: Starting a career in accountancy


UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by The Accountancy Partnership

Want a career in accounting, but have no idea where to start? Starting off on the right path is fundamental to a long and rewarding career. With that in mind, we have decided to put together this handy guide on how to start your career in accounting.

The most effective approach is to try and get the best of both worlds, studying for qualifications and getting commercial experience at the same time. It is important for trainees to make a decision about going into practice or industry early on as qualifications are geared towards one direction, which is why getting the right experience at an early stage is important.

Finding an opportunity

When starting your search for a suitable trainee or internship opportunity, it’s good to make a list of locations where you are willing to work (what is reasonably commutable) and also if you want to find an accountancy practice or industry role. Defining your search at the start is the best way to really focus your efforts and only target opportunities that will suit you. Search through online job boards such as accjobs.com or reed.co.uk. Set-up a LinkedIN.com account, you might get lucky and be approached by an interested client or maybe a specialist recruitment company.

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