Our theme for this month is #ApplyYourself. This could mean in the literal sense of applying for graduate opportunities, or mean taking small steps to become a little more employable. There are suggestions within this newsletter to help you do that.
There are still plenty of graduate schemes open this month, plus we're hearing from some employers that they are delaying opening applications for their opportunities until the new year, so there should be more to apply for over the upcoming months.
Here are some graduate opportunities you may be interested in:
- Caterpillar – Graduate Opportunities: Engineering (various UK locations)
- Linamar Light Metals – Graduate Engineer (Belfast)
- Atkins – Transport Planning Graduate Scheme (various locations including Belfast)
- PwC – Technology Consulting Graduate Programme (Belfast)
- Montupet – Graduate Engineer (Belfast)
- Eirgrid – Graduate Development Programme (Various Ireland)
- Arup – Graduate Opportunities (Various UK)
- Boston Scientific – Graduate Programme (Cork, Galway, Clonmel)
- Mondelez – Graduate Programmes (various UK)
For students graduating in winter 2020: The deadline for Combined Experience Applications has been extended to midnight on the 8th November 2020. You can access the application form and instructions on how to complete and submit on My Future.
Want to make your extracurricular activities count during your time at Queen’s? During our Degree Plus Employability Festival, you can chat live with organisations and teams providing programmes and activities accredited by our Degree Plus employability award. From exchange and placement programmes to volunteering, research, mentoring and language courses, find out about the range of fun and rewarding activities that can help you achieve an extra certificate at graduation in recognition of the skills you have developed. You can also chat with the Degree Plus team and hear what employers like EY and Nicva have to say about the award.
Bonus: All attending student will be entered into a draw to win one of six £20 Just Eat vouchers.
WATCH: Welcome to Degree Plus
Are you an international student interested in starting a career in the UK? Through our International Students Employability Programme, you can learn more about: Building a Global Mindset; Job Search and Graduate Recruitment in the UK; Creating a CV for the UK market and Interview Techniques
Bonus: Attending all three online workshops in this series qualifies as one of your Degree Plus Combined Experience activities.
Register for Workshop One on 3 November
Register for Workshop Two on 10 November
Register for Workshop 3 on 17 November
If you have got 15 minutes and a mobile phone, then you could be in with a chance of winning some amazing prizes including a £500 high street gift card, Apple Airpods or a £100 Amazon voucher - all by answering a short survey. The best bit? The answers you give could help shape how employers treat graduates in the future.
When you think about your dream employer, what is important to you? Does a company need to have status and prestige or a strong record of promoting equality and diversity? Would you sacrifice having a good work-life balance for a higher salary? Or do you think you can have it all?
Employers across the UK want to know your thoughts about the future and, most importantly, what you think of them. These employers will use the feedback you share with us to help improve their graduate offerings and marketing campaigns.
Tell us by taking the survey today.
Read: More about the Trendence Survey
Whether you are interested in postgraduate study in the USA or an internship in China, our Global Opportunities team are prepped and ready to help you plan the 2021 you deserve.
The George Moore Scholars programme supports up to 300 academically talented students who wish to undertake a Master's degree or PHD in the USA. Find out more at our information session on 4 November 2020 1:30 pm.
Perhaps you’d like to spend 2 months in China completing an internship? Generation UK-China aims to help students from the UK boost their employability, enhance their long-term job prospects and develop a global mindset through study and work experience opportunities in China. Find out more at our information session on 11 November 2020 12:00pm
Register for George Moore Scholarships - online information session
Register for Generation UK China information session
Missed Go Global Week? Re-watch it here
We’ve already hosted some amazing employers during our virtual campus events this semester. You can catch up and get some invaluable career insight and inspiration on our past events page.
Up next we are hosting industry experts from the public and not-for-profit sectors on 11 November at 2 pm.
If you are considering a career in the public, charity or NGO sector, then this is a great opportunity to find out about the skills and experience you need to succeed.
Register for the employer panel
Our first virtual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair was epic! Over 160 employers came, 300 new jobs were posted and 100s of job applications were made. All the jobs featured at the fair are on MyFuture.
Watch: Introduction toMyFuture
If you missed our inspiring leadership lessons and CV and job application workshops, you can re-watch the presentations from the fair here.
- There is tailored information for you on the Careers website: - Information for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students.
- We also have useful advice on the website about CVs, interviews and psychometric tests.
- If you would like some additional support, you can book an appointment to speak to a Careers Consultant via MyFuture-> Book an appointment