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    The UCL Careers team use this Blog to share their ‘news and views’ about careers with you. You will find snippets about a whole range of career related issues, news from recruiters and links to interesting articles in the media.

    If you are a researcher, we a specific blog for you.

    We hope you enjoy reading the Blog and will be inspired to tell us your views.

    If you want to suggest things that students and graduates might find helpful, please let us know – we want to hear from you.

    Karen Barnard – Director, UCL Careers

    UCL Careers is part of The Careers Group, University of London

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  • UCL Jobs Market 2016: save the date!

    By Weronika Z Benning, on 25 May 2016

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    The UCL Jobs Market 2016 is coming up on 8th June: a chance to meet employers with jobs, internships and training opportunities available with a Summer/Autumn start!

From big prestigious graduate schemes to smaller organisations and recruitment agencies offering a diverse variety of graduate jobs within finance, consulting, engineering, technology, media, sales & marketing and charities & non-profits.

    When: Wednesday 8th June, 2:00-4:00pm

    Where: Mahatma Gandhi Hall, Indian YMCA – 41 Fitzroy Square (near Warren Street Tube)

    Employer confirmed so far include:

    AlphaSights

    Costello Medical Consulting

    Deloitte

    DWP

    EG.1

    EY

    Frontier

    Gorkana

    Sapient Nitro

    TeachFirst

    We Think Ahead

    …plus many more.

 To stay up to date with new employers as they are added, check our website at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/jobsmarket

    No registration is required! If you wish to attend, simply turn up at any time while the event is running but be prepared to queue to get in as the event will be popular.
 As this event is only open to current UCL students and recent graduates, please remember to bring valid UCL ID with you as you won’t get in without it. For information about valid UCL ID, please visit www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/eligibility.

     

    Life & Health Sciences Careers Themed Week: jobs round-up

    By Weronika Z Benning, on 23 March 2016

    We hope you enjoyed attending our events during Life and Health Sciences Careers Themed Week (7th – 11th March 2016).

    As a follow up, we’d like to highlight the following employment, learning, and networking opportunities posted on UCL JobOnline, related to the sector, in which you might be interested:

    Internships

    Scientific Internship at Costello Medical
    This position is ideal for current students and recent graduates in the sciences seeking to gain an insight into life at a fast-growing consultancy serving pharmaceutical industry clients. You will be presented with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience of a variety of medical communications projects involving the assimilation, interpretation and creative presentation of data from clinical trials. http://bit.ly/1Q35CDf

    Health Economist Internship at Costello Medical
    The Health Economist Internship typically lasts for 6 months, but we are also able to consider applications for 3 month internships. The stipend for interns is £1,200 per calendar month, and you will be entitled to statutory holiday. http://bit.ly/1R3vxZ6

    Science Policy & Impact Summer Placement at the National Physical Laboratory. This placement will provide you with an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand experience of evaluation and impact analysis in support of policy development. Apply by:  29th March 2016. http://bit.ly/1UfVZVP

    Trainee Ecologist at MLM. We have a great opportunity for a Trainee Ecologist to join our ecology team in Chelmsford for your summer break. Apply by: 24/03/2016. http://bit.ly/1RkYjuo

    Business Strategy & Marketing Intern at Health/ Biotech start-up:  iamYiam. http://bit.ly/1ROiyel

    Permanent Positions

    Associate/Senior Epidemiologist at Boehringer Ingelheim Ltd UK.
    Provide robust relevant real world data and epidemiological reasoning to drive innovative strategies and aid evidence based decision making across the Prescription Medicine portfolio. Apply by: 25th March 2016. http://bit.ly/1U7Ov80

    Pharmaceutical Market Analyst at Visiongain. Opportunity in healthcare research:
    Are you the analytical type?
    Do you want to make sense of data, collecting and interpreting it to benefit medical companies? Are you fascinated by how technologies there affect our world?
    So, if researching, handling those numbers and drafting reports suit your talents, visiongain’s pharma analyst role could fit you. No deadline specified. http://bit.ly/1VcufAQ

    Learning and Behaviour Specialist at Ambitious about Autism. We’re looking for trainee and experienced learning support staff – Learning and Behaviour Specialists – to deliver high-quality learning support to young adults with autism. Apply by: 1st April 2016. http://bit.ly/1U7Q6dZ

    Nutrition Consultant Vacancies at Oxford Policy Management. Exciting opportunities for Nutrition Financing/Health Economist; consultant in Monitoring & Evaluation of Nutrition and Food Security Programmes and Public Health Nutritionist! Apply by 14th April 2016. http://bit.ly/1pLzn39

    Commissioning Editor at the Future Science Group. We are now seeking a self-starter with a strong work ethic to play an important role in the running of our journal portfolio. Apply by: 1st April 2016. http://bit.ly/1RObIpg

    Marie Curie Trainee’s (EU Early Stage Researchers) in Biomedical Optics for Brain Injury Monitoring (x 2 positions) at UCL. Development, test and clinical application of the state-of-the-art optical instrument for multi-wavelength, multi-channel and multi-modal brain tissue spectroscopy/imaging. Apply by 31st March 2016. http://bit.ly/21vehBP

    And a range of Research Assistant positions in this sector at institutions across the country are available on UCL JobOnline.

    This Themed Week event programme will be repeated next year, with fresh lineups and panels. For more information on Life & Health Sciences Week 2016, including audio recordings of events and other resources, please visit http://www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/events/getinto/lifehealthsciences.

    The Engineering Fair is coming….

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 16 October 2015

    Considering a career in Engineering?

    The UCL Careers Engineering Fair features some of the top employers from the fields of Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Electronic and Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering, as well as Construction and the Built Environment.

    Engineering
    Employers will be hiring for permanent graduate positions as well as internships and placements so this fair is mainly aimed at final year and penultimate year Engineering, Bartlett or related students. All students are welcome to attend
in order to research companies, but there may not be suitable structured programmes on offer.

    When: Monday 26th October 2015 | 5:30pm – 8pm

    Where: North and South Cloisters, Wilkins Building

    Some employers attending include:

    > Balfour Beatty
    > Fluor
    > GSK
    > Jaguar Land Rover
    > Mott Macdonald
    > TargetJobs Engineering
    > Transport for London- TFL

    Plus many more!

    You do not need to book to attend our Careers Fairs, but you must bring valid UCL ID to gain entry.

    For more information on about the fair and the employers attending, visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/fairs | #UCLCareersFair | @UCLCareers

    The Engineering Fair 2015 is kindly sponsored by TargetJobs Engineering.

    The IT and Technology Fair is coming…

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 8 October 2015

    Want to find our more about careers within IT and Technology?

    The UCL Careers IT and Technology Fair features some of the top employers in Consultancy, Big Data, Software, Cloud Computing, Telecommunications, Financial Technology and many more.

    IT and Tech Fair
    Employers will be hiring for permanent graduate positions, internships and, in some cases, 1st year spring programmes. The fair is open to all year groups but there may not be structured programmes on offer for all students. Some roles will be open to students studying computer science or a related technical discipline, but others will be open to all with an in interest in technology.

    When: Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd October | 5:30pm – 8pm

    Where: North and South Cloisters, Wilkins Building

    Some employers attending include:

    Day 1
    > EE
    > Fidessa
    > IBM
    > KPMG
    > Microsoft Corporation

    Day 2
    > Cisco
    > Expedia.com
    > Fujitsu
    > Morgan Stanley
    > SKY

    Plus many more!

    You do not need to book to attend our Careers Fairs, but you must bring valid UCL ID to gain entry.

    For more information on about the fair and the employers attending, visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/fairs | #UCLCareersFair | @UCLCareers

    The IT and Technology Fair 2015 is kindly sponsored by EE and Cisco.

    Our Banking and Finance Fair is coming…

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 2 October 2015

    Interested in a career working with Banking or Finance?

    The UCL Careers Banking and Finance Fair features some of the top employers from a wide variety of sectors including Investment Banking, Professional Services, Retail and Corporate Banking, Economics, Consulting, Investment Management Actuarial, Insurance and many more.

    Banking and Finance
    Employers will be hiring for permanent graduate positions, internships and, in some cases, 1st year spring programmes. The fair is open to all year groups but there may not be structured programmes on offer for all students.

    When: Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th October | 5:30pm – 8pm

    Where: North and South Cloisters, Wilkins Building

    Some employers attending include:

    DAY 1
    Amazon
    Bloomberg
    Barclays
    FTI Consulting
    Goldman Sachs
    JP Morgan
    M and G Investments

    DAY 2
    Deloitte
    Deutsche Bank
    Financial Conduct Authority
    Lloyd’s of London
    PwC
    Santander
    UBS

    Plus many more!

    You do not need to book to attend our Careers Fairs, but you must bring valid UCL ID to gain entry.
    For more information on about the fair and the employers attending, visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/fairs | #UCLCareersFair | @UCLCareers

    The Banking and Finance Fair 2015 is kindly sponsored by PwC.

    Our Management Consultancy Fair is coming…

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 30 September 2015

    Considering a career in Management Consultancy?

    The UCL Careers Management Consultancy Fair features some of the top employers from a wide variety of Consultancy sectors including Strategy, Financial, Brand, Technology and HR.

    Employers will be hiring for permanent graduate positions and in some cases internships and placements.

    Management Consultancy

    The fair is mainly aimed at final year and penultimate year students. Other years are welcome to attend in order to research employers, but there may not be suitable structured programmes available.

    When: Wednesday 7th October 2015 | 5:30pm – 8pm
    Where: North and South Cloisters, Wilkins Building

    Some employers attending include:
    Accenture
    The Boston Consulting Group
    EY
    IMS Consulting Group
    Oliver Wyman

    Plus many more!

    You do not need to book to attend our Careers Fairs, but you must bring valid UCL ID to gain entry.

    We will be holding Fair Prep sessions – keep an eye for an Alert about these!

    For more information on about the fair and the employers attending, visit: www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/fairs | #UCLCareersFair | @UCLCareers

    The Management Consultancy Fair 2015 is kindly sponsored by Accenture.

    The UCL Management Consultancy Fair is coming…

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 24 September 2014

    Considering a career in Management Consultancy? If so, then don’t miss the Management Consultancy Fair, taking place on Wednesday, 1st October from 5.30 pm – 8 pm in the North and South Cloisters in the Wilkins Building.

    The evening will enable you to network with a wide range of employers who will be present at the event:

    Accenture (sponsor), The Boston Consulting Group, PA Consulting, Helios, EY, Corporate Value Associates, Newton Europe, Informa, IMS Consulting Group, North Highland, Deloitte, Management Solutions, UCL Advances, TARGETjobs Consulting, Gallup, AlphaSights, dunnhumby, Police Now, Oliver Wyman, Deutsche Post DHL Inhouse Consulting, Towers Watson, Capco, TeachFirst and PwC.

    As well as networking opportunities, this event offers the chance to research the industry, to find out what differentiates consultancies and the industry sectors in which they specialise. Ask questions about the skills required, current opportunities, the selection process and anything else you’d like to know.

    The event is on a first come first serve basis so please arrive early to guarantee a place. Queuing begins at 5pm.

    The UCL Management Consultancy Fair 2014 is kindly sponsored by Accenture

    Want to work for an SME? UCL Talent Bank can help!

    By Irrum Ali, on 30 June 2014

    Small and Medium Sized Enterprises account for over half of employment in the UK. The advantages of working for them are numerous: you will find yourself in a varied working environment with fewer of the formalities of larger companies, have the opportunity to gain a higher and more immediate profile within the organisation, as well as developing a clear and tangible sense of the contribution you are making.

    UCL Talent Bank is uniquely placed to help you into an SME. Relaunched in April 2014, it has built relationships with around 200 employers, many of which fit into the SME category. Since April, 200 UCL students and graduates, of 850 whIMG_9864o have made profiles, have made applications, with 80 shortlisted and 20 interviewed. UCL Talent Bank will work to match your skills and abilities with the specific requirements of organisations to give you the best possible advantage as you look to secure your ideal role.

    UCL Talent Bank’s emphasis on SMEs means that it can give you the opportunity to find exactly the job you are looking for. As Nassim, who graduated from UCL this year with an MEng in Civil Engineering and has gone on to find work as a Business Intelligence Analyst at an SME put it: ‘I am extremely glad I managed to find the position…The role advertised was exactly the graduate position I wanted to do – I would even describe it as my dream job!’

    This is the level of precision with which UCL Talent Bank can match you to a role.

    Create your profile now.

    Come and meet over 40 employers at UCL’s Jobs Market – Monday 9th June

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 3 June 2014

    If you are looking for a graduate job now, or want to get an internship or some work experience this summer, come and meet over 40 employers with jobs, internships and training opportunities who are hiring now!

    We have large employers offering places on their graduate schemes, as well as smaller organisations looking to grow their workforce with graduates and interns. Here are just some of the amazing roles and organisations you will find at Jobs Market:

    • Arcadia Group with opportunities in Finance, Merchandising, Digital and Buying
    • Bartonia Care who combine an entrepreneurial culture with roles in adult social care
    • Capco with places on their associate talent programme in financial consulting
    • Colas Rail with both engineering and fast track management roles
    • KweekWeek with tech start up roles
    • IMS Consulting Group with life science and healthcare consulting roles
    • News Associates with places on their fast track journalism courses
    • PwC with last minute places on their graduate programmes
    • Teach First with places on their teaching leadership programme
    • Willis with graduate roles in insurance and reinsurance

    If you’re looking for graduate level work or experience now, you will find opportunities to suit you at Jobs Market.

    When: Monday 9th June, 2:30 – 4:30pm

    Where: 3rd Floor, ULU Building

    Beat the queues on the day by confirming your attendance now at www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/summerevents

    UCL Jobs Market 2014 – 9th June 2:30 – 4:30pm

    By Manpreet Dhesi, on 30 May 2014

    Come and meet over 40 employers with jobs, internships and training opportunities available with a summer/autumn start!

    From big prestigious graduate schemes to smaller organisations and recruitment agencies offering a diverse variety of graduate jobs within finance, consulting, engineering, technology, media, sales &  marketing and charities & non-profits.

    Employer confirmed so far include: Arcadia Group, Capco, Colas Rail, Freshminds, ICAEW, IMS Consulting Group, KweekWeek, Management Solutions, News Associates, Ocado, PwC and Urban Times plus many more.

    When: Monday 9th June 2014 2:30 – 4:30pm

    Where: 3rd Floor ULU Building

    This is your one-stop shop to get on the career ladder this summer. To register: www.ucl.ac.uk/careers/summerevents