GUEST BLOG: Becoming a Social Worker with Frontline

 Guest blog written by Rhiannon Stokes, York graduate, FrontlineUoY Careers Ladder illy 

Rhiannon Stokes studied Applied Social Sciences at the University of York and joined Frontline’s Leadership Development programme as part of the 2015 cohort. Here Rhiannon shares her experience of applying to Frontline, the journey that led her to apply, and how she found the application process.

I was a student at York in James College from 2007-2010, studying Applied Social Sciences (Children & Young People). I chose this course as I had an interest in sociology, and thought that I might want to do social work in the future, but didn’t feel ready to study social work at 19. I loved my degree and its ‘applied’ nature, to me it felt like I was studying things that actually mattered. Wanting to make the most of my spare time at university I completed lots of voluntary work: YSIS, tea & coffee club for the elderly, youth work with York City Council, James College Christian Union and a local housing charity.

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CAREERS BLOG: York profiles & mentors

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Sue Russell, Information Assistant, Careers

York Profiles & Mentors is a careers profiles and mentoring tool for University of York students, created by Careers and York Alumni Association.

Further information can be found here:

…but in brief

  • Current University of York students can write a profile about work experience and internships for other students to read.
  • York Graduates can submit a profile about where they are working, how they found and applied for the job, and what their job involves to help current students learn about different occupations.

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CAREERS BLOG: Hidden web gems – York profiles

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Resources Manager, Careers

Want to know what it’s really like working in a particular job or work sector?  Would you like to hear it from those in the role?

It’s always good to find out about what a type of work’s really like direct from those doing the job, rather than just reading generic information. Even better is hearing from recent graduates, who were once in your position – studying at York and researching and choosing their future career.

Our York profiles give you an insight into a role, with graduates giving a taster of

  • What their job entails
  • How they got their job
  • What skills they think are helpful to have
  • The best things about their job
  • The things they’re not so fond of!
  • Plus other great bits of inside knowledge.

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Entrepreneurs 4 day Boot Camp, York – get expert advice for your new venture

Entrepreneurs’ Boot Camp,  Graduate Entrepreneurship Project, 29 June – 2 July 2015, York

If you have an idea for a new venture but need help getting it into shape we can provide the expert advice you need to start.  You will learn about the practical aspects of starting up, such as finance, marketing, business planning and sales, and benefit from one-to-one advice from professional advisers.

Guest entrepreneurs will also be on hand to provide their tips for success.

There are only 30 places available – contact us now to ensure you don’t miss out.


CAREERS BLOG: There are still jobs out there!

UoY Careers Imagine the possibilities LARGE dark green Careers blog written by Irena Zientek, Information Resources Manager, Careers

If it seems like all your friends have graduate jobs, summer work or travelling lined up for the end of the Summer Term and you’ve not yet, don’t despair – there are still opportunities out there. You just need to get looking and applying.

Big company examples

Some of the large companies are still recruiting for both internships and graduate roles. For instance, PwC are currently advertising at, with opportunities which can be searched by UK location, international location, business function and work experience programme. PwC have already recruited 29 candidates from York. Could you be the 30th?

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Careers Celebration Awards 2014

On Wednesday afternoon the Ron Cooke Hub played host to one of the highlights of the year in Careers – the Careers Celebration and Awards 2014! Hundreds of students were invited to celebrate their achievements made through Student Volunteering (York Students in Schools, York Students in Communities, @Work), the Student Internship Bureau, Student Enterprise and the York Award. Continue reading