GUEST BLOG: From university to work


 Guest blog written by RAM Tracking  

Following on from the successful appointment of Graduate Marketing Assistant, RAM Tracking asked a series of questions helping to inspire and educate future graduates currently at University. 

As a brief insight, Becky graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in Psychology. In total, a series of 8 questions were asked to Rebecca, in which the full interview can be found in full on the RAM Tracking website.

How do you find the transition between Student and a full time working role?

I’ve worked since I was 15 years old (part time), so I’ve always understood the values and expectations in the workplace. As a student you don’t really have a set routine, so at first getting into one is a bit of a shock, but I quickly adjusted. Getting into a full time role in the area you are interested in is like a reward for all your hard work at university and school.

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Latest news…

…on careers events in the UK.

  • Europe’s largest aviation careers expo, Pilot Careers Live,  will take place at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds on Saturday 9 July, 10am – 4.30pm.  Tickets cost £5.00 for students. Further details at:
  • Enhance you business knowledge with the BQF Summer School – a two week learning programme, offering insight into key business disciplines. To apply for our Summer School courses please fill in our booking form at or email Heidi Lizzimore on   For more information please visit our website –

GUEST BLOG: The work of a web analyst

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by: Will Broook, Web Analyst, Jet2holidays

1) What is your name?

Will Brooks

2) What degree/postgraduate course did you study and where?

History and Economics at University of Manchester

3) What is your current job title?

Web / Digital Insight Analyst

4) How did you get your current job – what were the steps you took from graduation?

After graduating in the summer of 2014, I was unsure what I wanted to do. I got a part-time job at John Lewis but I felt I was lacking direction. I wanted to get some digital marketing experience, as I have always been interested in this. I managed to secure a month’s worth of work experience as an intern in the Marketing department at The majority of the work I did was for the Web Analytics team. I really enjoyed the work and at the end of it, I was lucky enough to be offered a permanent role.

5) How relevant was your subject of study in securing your current job?

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Event Reminder: Are you a PhD or Postdoc who would like to work in China (English speaking university)

If you are interested in the following event please submit your CV asap .

In conjunction with the University of York CSSA, a career talk by representatives from the Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School (China) will take place on Thursday 26 March, from 5 pm – 7pm, in Alcuin Teaching Building A/TB/042.

The school is currently recruiting a large number of staff  – target applicants are final year PhD students and Post-docs as well as professors, associate professors and assistant professors.  The working language in the Graduate School will be English so the opportunity is NOT restricted to Chinese applicants – all nationalities are welcome.

Free drinks and food will be provided at the event. You can check out the wide range of vacancies available on Careers Gateway or online on the Harbin Institute of Technology Graduate School website.

If you are interested in applying, or would like to attend the Career Talk please  send your CV/resume to

GUEST BLOG: International relationships in business

UoY Careers Balloon illy Guest blog written by Simon Ball, CEO of Tuscany Now

Whether you are planning a move abroad after university, or a placement year, it is crucial that you research your chosen country’s culture. Even in business, there are a multitude of different factors to consider.

Simon Ball CEO of Tuscany Now has 25 years’ experience of working with different cultures and languages. Tuscany Now has offices in Barcelona and London, villas in Italy and customers from all around the world. International relations are key to making Simon’s business work, so he’s offered this advice.

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Professional Flight Training Exhibition

  • Venue: Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds.
  • Date and time: 12 July, 10am – 5pm.

An exciting career event for students considering a rewarding career as an airline pilot.

Find answers to the following questions:

  • Pilot selection – what do airlines look for?
  • What qualifications do you need to start training?
  • How can you combine a university degree with pilot training?
  • Is there any funding for training?

Students can book tickets in advance for the exhibition for only £5.

More information at:

Emirates cabin crew open day

Emirates airlines will be holding an open day at Leeds Marriott Hotel (Trevelyan Square), Leeds on 22 March at 9am.

Find out about cabin crew roles, including living in Dubai, tax-free salaries with furnished accommodation provided, and working with colleagues from over 150 different countries.

For further info, see or email