Considering your module choice options? Think again…

July 30, 2012

We (your Careers Service) offer Career Management Skills (CMS) modules which give you the chance to gain academic credits, meet employers and develop skills to make you employable

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CMS modules are a great way for you to improve your:

  • Job search strategy
  • CVs and applications
  • Interview technique
  • Teamwork skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Business awareness

Plus many lectures are delivered by employers so you can find out exactly what skills they look for.

Through CMS you can build on the skills you have through taking part in group projects and case studies. You can also assess and evaluate your skills helping you prepare for the recruitment process and the world of work.

Some CMS modules are compulsory, some optional and many are credit-bearing.  Look in your school handbook to find out if there is one you can attend, or visit: www.manchester.ac.uk/careers/cms


There’s something for everyone at the Graduate Fair

June 4, 2012

The University of Manchester Graduate Fair takes place at the Armitage Centre in Fallowfield on the 13 and 14 June 2012. It’s your chance to meet with over 160 employers (different ones on each day), who all have immediate vacancies. Find out more and register here: www.manchester.ac.uk/graduatefair

A number of recruiters are looking for graduates of any discipline: Abercrombie and Fitch, Arcadia Group, The Co-operative Group, Deloitte LLP, Google, Matalan, Royal Air Force, Teach First, adidas Group, Asda, Civil Service, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, HSBC, Rolls Royce plc, TEFL Express and Warner Music to name but a few.

A number of others have more specific requirements and are looking for language, business or law students, engineers, scientists and mathematicians.

View the full list of recruiters by subject here: http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/media/services/careersandemployabilitydivision/careersservice/talkshandouts/calendarofevents/Summer-Fair-Rec-by-Subject-2012.pdf

Want to know how to make the most of the fair? Come along to one of our ‘Prepare for the Fair’ seminars, more details here: www.manchester.ac.uk/careers/summercareersevents/?src=blog


About to graduate or want to get a head start for next year?

May 17, 2012

Worried about your job prospects? Thinking what options are open to you? Need advice on how to get a job? Then Summer Careers Events 2012 is for you!

The sun may not be shining yet, but we have organised a programme of events to get your career off to a bright start. Read the rest of this entry »


Graduating and not yet found a job or postgraduate course?

May 11, 2012

Come along to the Graduate Recruitment Fair in Manchester on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 June 2012, 10.30am – 4.00pm at The Armitage Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester, and get your first step on the career ladder.

There are hundreds of graduate jobs (permanent paid and voluntary) and some postgrad course places available. These include both local and national vacancies and are in a variety of sectors- so there’s something for everyone!

Don’t just take our word for it- Tommy (who graduated last year) gained a job from the fair: Read the rest of this entry »


The Manchester Leadership Programme 2012/13 – applications open 4 May!

May 4, 2012

“The MLP helped me to show that I have the leadership skills recruiters want….” Take the course that boosts your employability, take the Manchester Leadership Programme.

Apply at www.manchester.ac.uk/mlp/apply

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The Manchester Leadership Programme is in its 7th year and is established as one of the most unique programmes in the country, as highlighted by leading industry professionals and students for its quality.

The MLP offers lectures from high profile guest speakers, debate and discussion of current issues, accredited volunteering in the local community and the chance to meet students from all disciplines in the university.

Furthermore upon completion of the MLP the prestigious Manchester Leadership Award appears on your university transcript.

Places on the course are open to the majority of university students. For more information and to check your eligibility visit www.manchester.ac.uk/mlp/eligibility/   

 To apply for the programme go to www.manchester.ac.uk/apply

***Registration opens 4 May***

There are a very limited number of places so apply early to avoid disappointment.


Landing a Job Requires Good Luck or Hard Work?

May 3, 2012

Guess what? We’d love the answer to that one as well.

That’s why we’ve just launched a short survey (with prize draw for £50 Amazon vouchers) to find out what you’ve done before, and during, your current degree to improve your chances of moving into a great career.

To complete the survey, click here.

We’ve also asked whether you’ve already been offered a job or a place on a postgrad study course. This means that for those of you in your final year, we can see if there’s any link between doing stuff in the early years of your degree and later career success – or whether you can leave it all until the year before you graduate **.

The prize draw is open to current University of Manchester students (undergraduates or postgraduates), with four £50 Amazon vouchers up for grabs if you respond by 18th May.

** Worrying that you’re about to graduate without a job?
Don’t panic if you have left it all until the dying moments of your degree! You can launch a fabulous career at any time – you might just have a bit of gap while you get yourself sorted out.

Read the rest of this entry »


Graduate Entry into Medicine Slidecast

April 24, 2012

Find out all you need to know about your options, funding and applying!


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