Are you going to be hot off the blocks like Oscar Pistorious? Summer internship schemes with graduate companies open from NOW!

September 11, 2012

If you want to work for a well known corporate employer, now is the time to research, plan ahead and apply. Some summer internship schemes are already opening applications for summer 2013.

With the start of the new academic year it is easy to forget to plan ahead for summer 2013. It may seem far off but NOW is the time that the big graduate employers advertise not only for graduates, but also for their summer internship schemes for 2013. If you want to work for a particular company or type of work, now is the time you should research their summer internship schemes and when they’re open for you to apply. Planning to get your application in early will avoid disappointment at a later stage when some companies may have filled their places before the closing date.


Accountancy, finance, banking, management consulting, IT and legal roles are being advertised now including on the CareersLink university website and also Top graduate employers advertising include: Barclays ( No.1 voted company for internships 2011), Morgan Stanley, KPMG, LEK Consulting, Saffery Champness and Standard Life.

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Short term work experience over the summer

August 7, 2012

There are still some short term vacancies for over the summer, so if you don’t yet have any work experience sorted yet, then check out what is still available and apply before it is too late! Work experience of even a few weeks can give you an opportunity to develop your skills for both continuing your degree studies and preparing you for a job after your course.

Some companies offer up to four week placements or even part time work, which in some cases is longer term and could fit around your studies. Look through a variety of sources including local newspapers, job websites, through your own contacts or contacting employers direct, as well as firstly checking vacancies on the University’s CareersLink website.

One example of a current summer internship for undergraduates is:

Journalist Student Internship with the Red Army on CareersLink, Ref: 14089.

There are 10 part time Journalist positions available. This role needs interns who are inquisitive, excellent at writing for magazines and the web, relating with all kinds of different people, as well as having a cool head under pressure and absorbing information quickly. As the Red Army is a publication for Manchester United, it is important for this role to have an interest in the football club and football in general.

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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).

Interested in investment banking?

September 27, 2010

Just a quick alert from our finance team:

If you’re a final year student thinking of a career in Investment Banking you need to be aware that many banks have early closing dates for applications (as soon as October) for starts in September 2011. If you’re a pre-final year student the same applies for summer 2011 internships.

More about careers in Investment Banking

Closing soon…

February 12, 2010

The sun is shining (well it was while I was writing this!) and maybe you’re starting to think about what to do over summer or when you graduate.  If you’re thinking about applying for a summer placement or internship, an industrial placement for next year or a graduate job, here are some of the adverts on our website that close in the next few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »

Manchester Masters 2010 / 2011

December 2, 2009

Looking to develop your Marketing Career in Manchester?

Manchester Masters is a unique, year-long graduate programme that aims to seek out Manchester’s most talented graduates with the potential to become leaders of tomorrow.

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Applying for work experience – don’t delay…

October 27, 2009

It’s that time of year now the clocks have gone back that it’s darker earlier, you’re really busy with lectures, seminars, life in general … and then things like application deadlines start to get in the way as well!  You might have noticed deadlines for graduate schemes are coming up soon but did you know that some work experience opportunities will close shortly as well?   If not, here’s a few things to think about so you don’t miss out… Read the rest of this entry »

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