Interested in teaching but missed the other events this year?

February 29, 2012

Train to Teach  2012 – Museum of Science and Industry  (2nd & 3rd March)

Want to earn up to £20k whilst training to be a Teacher?

Train to Teach North 2012 in Manchester and find out everything you need to know about a career in teaching! These events are a real opportunity to talk to experienced teachers, education experts and training providers  to answer all your questions.

For details of the train to Teach event visit (and register):

For more information about the University of Manchester PGCE visit:


Is it worth doing Postgraduate study?

February 29, 2012

Interesting article on the Guardian Blog on Monday:

The article itself the rather mistitled “why you shouldn’t do postgrad” is frankly not that great but the comments are worth reading.

Hear from real people their reasons for doing PG study and reflections on whether it was worth it for them.

Our guide Postgraduate study and funding UK and overseas – contains more information to help you make an informed decision.

…. and you can always ask us for help 🙂

Is your CV good, bad or indifferent?

February 28, 2012

We are doing some research into what help and resources people use when writing a CV.

Tell us about what you have used – what you thought about it, and how we could improve it.

Please fill in this short survey  
As a little incentive we have a £20 Amazon voucher prize draw.

(Please note this survey is for University of Manchester students and graduates only)


BBC – PAID drama placement!

February 23, 2012

A very exciting opportunity has arisen with BBC DRAMA NORTH on the 3 x 60 minute BBC ONE drama THE SECRET OF CRICKLEY HALL, an adaptation of a haunted house novel that is due to transmit at Halloween. This is a fantastic chance to work out on location and oversee all aspects of a BBC drama production. The successful trainee will be based on set and main duties will include working alongside the assistant directors. There is also the potential opportunity to spend time with other departments according to your particular interest.

You will be expected to work long days and the hours will be irregular. You need to be able to drive and have your own transport as filming will be taking place all over the North West.

This is a 4 week PAID placement that will start mid-end March. Shortlisted applicants will need to be available Tuesday 6th March for interview.

To apply please send your CV, and a covering letter of no more than a page that outlines what you could bring to this production and why you think you’re a good fit to by 29th February 2012 (please use subject title BBC Drama Placement Application).

Virtual jobs fair – summer opportunities up for grabs!

February 21, 2012

Did you know that this week is National Student Employment Week?

To help you find opportunities in all kinds of areas, NASES (who represent university jobshops across the country) are hosting a virtual work fair where you can find out a range of summer work opportunities and internships. These include accountancy/finance, law, marketing, tourism, hospitality, leisure, IT, teaching, summer camps, volunteering and many others.

Organisations include big names like Ernst & Young, RBS and British Heart Foundation, but also some you might not know, including Blue Cow, who raise income for charity by selling milkshakes and smoothies at festivals; and (if you fancy topping up your tan this summer) Cosmo Animación who organise hotel entertainment for children and adults in the Balearic Islands and Spanish coastal regions.

Some of the organisations have closing dates not too far away, so what are you waiting for?

Do you want a Career with a Difference?

February 21, 2012

9 to 5 isn’t for everyone. Nor is wearing a suit every day or working for someone other than yourself.

March is ‘Careers with a Difference’ month at the Careers Service and we have arranged a number of events designed to help you think outside of the box when it comes to your career.

So, what do we have on offer?

Enterprise– ‘Are you crazy enough to run your own business?’- why don’t you come along and find out? Plus, we can help you get started with writing a business plan and everything else you need to go it alone.

Environmental Sector– Keen on all things green? Working in the environmental sector might be for you! Find out- from those who have made it- what it takes to make it.

International Development– What to change the world? Come along to our entire afternoon dedicated to International Development and find out how!

Media– Our two-day ‘Insight into Broadcasting and Journalism’ interactive workshop returns at the end of March. Hear from industry experts what a career in the media is really like and try it out for yourself in our very own newsroom.

MGIP– The Manchester Graduate Internship Programme has been successfully placing recent graduates in a variety of paid internships within the Manchester area for the past five years. Come and find out what it’s all about, and how to write a killer application.

Uncertain after graduation? Tales of the Unexpected- Don’t worry, you are not alone- come and find out how those who have gone before you overcame this and where they ended up. It’s more common than you think!

Voluntary, Charity, Public and Third Sector– Want a career with a difference, that makes a difference? Discover how to succeed in this competitive job market.

Details for all events- including times, locations and how to sign up, can be found here:

Could you be the student employee of the year?

February 16, 2012

Are you the 11th National Student Employee of the Year?

Get your employer to nominate you for a student Employee of the Year award.

SEOTY alumni are in jobs all over the world, in many different sectors. If you think you deserve to be among them get nominated now and you could have something amazing to put on your CV.

You and your employer could win a local, regional or national award, including a cash prize for you, a trophy and certificate!

Find out more and get nominated at

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