Even though we’re in sunny July 2009, if you’re going into your final year in the next academic year you might want to think about graduate jobs for when you graduate in 2010. It might seem far off but each year we find that employers open their applications for the coming round of graduate recruitment even earlier. Last year, we saw companies such as HSBC open up applications from July 1st onwards.
Currently Teach First are advertising with the Careers Service for 2010 entry – and applications close on 25th September 2009. A colleague also told me that Deloitte opened their applications for 2010 on July 1st (you can see the 2010 intake jobs if you search through the ‘job search’ section). Other employers will no doubt be opening entry for 2010 over the coming weeks so keep an eye on our website or their own for details.
As well as looking at the Careers Service website, now might be a good time to familiarise yourself with different employer’s websites. You will be able to find out the type of work they do, what it’s like to work for them, entry requirements, and details about the application process. Plus, they may let you register your interest so that when the applications for 2010 open you’ll get an email to start completing your form.
Even if they don’t specifically have details about 2010 entry on their website at the moment, you can do some research to help you when deciding about the type of roles and employers you want to apply to. That way when applications open, you’ll be able to get started on filling them out! Over the coming academic year, we’ll be blogging about applications so keep watching this space. Don’t forget our website has lots of information and advice about applications so we can help there too.