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October - Second Year/Third (Penultimate) Year Eco & Mgt

Karen McCann
Careers Consultant

Welcome back to a new academic year. It’s almost October – or Actober, as we call it in the Careers Service. Why? It’s crucial you act this month to give yourself the best chance of propelling your career forward. When it comes to your future, the worst thing you can do this month is nothing.

Things to look out for this month include our Virtual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair, Go Global Week and the Private Sector Employer Panel Event.

Whether you're looking for a placement or internship opportunitiy or to explore your career options and pathways I’m here to support you every step of the way, so you can hit the ground running this semester and beyond.

Even though you may not be able to visit the Careers Service in person, we are still here for you. We are offering Application, CV and Careers appointments online using Microsoft Teams. To book an appointment go to MyFuture.



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Virtual Careers Events 2020

With most of our Careers activity happening online for this semester, you can act from your armchair. Check out the not-to-be-missed events for your diary


The Virtual Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair - 21st and 22nd of October (see below)

Private sector employer panels offer you the chance to meet employers and find out about the roles and opportunities available to graduates from all disciplines as well as the skills employers are looking for in graduate recruits. Register here

30 September 2020 1-2pm - Employers confirmed for this online event – PwC, Deloitte, First Derivatives and Citi

06 October 2020 12-1pm - Employers confirmed for this online event – KPMG, EY, FinTrU, Allstate

If you're an international student we have an employability programme just for you. Find out more about the International Students Employability Programme at the Careers Events page on our website.

Act in October for your future career

READ: #ACTober – five things to do in October for your future career.

Free download: Your bespoke career planner for semester 1

DOWNLOAD: Your Career plan for Semester 1 by study stage.


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Details for Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2020
21st and 22nd October 2020

Interested in finding a placement or exploring graduate opportunities?

The Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair will take place online this year on 21st and 22nd October through Graduateland. Known as the "Tinder for jobs" this platform will match you with relevent employers but only if you spend some time creating a bio. 

The more information you put in to completing your bio, the better you will stand out to employers. You can browse employers, watch videos and see current vacancies. The good news is, you only need to complete your profile once and your info will be stored for all future events.

WATCH: How to fill in your online bio

WATCH: Register now for the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair  


Jobs and Placement Opportunities
Access jobs and placement opportunities via MyFuture

Many graduate schemes, placements and jobs open this month, so make sure you log into MyFuture, our online careers portal to find opportunities relevant to you.

See below for current opportunities relevant to your subject.


Marketing & Administration Officer (Part Time) Cibus Analytical  Apply by 2 Oct

DIGITAL MARKETING ASSOCIATE ~ REMOTE     Ultra Urban Ltd  apply by 11 Oct

Change 100 Internship Programme 2021   Leonard Cheshire: Change 100   apply by 31 Dec



MyFuture continued

Aldi Industrial Placement Programme  Placement Year  Aldi Stores Ltd apply by 9 Dec

Other opportunities

Communications and Government Affairs and Global Health Industrial Placement apply by 31 Oct

Off cycle Internships Morgan Stanley  apply by 3 Jan 2021

Summer Assurance Programme EY apply by 31 Dec


Our website has useful information to help you with all aspects of recruitment and selection processes and you can also use our automated CV checking service, VMock to get instant feedback on your CV.

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Go Global Week, 12th - 15th October 2020

Plan your epic summer 2021

Summer 2020 might not have gone according to plan, but there is no better place to start planning the summer of your life in 2021 and beyond than at Go Global Week, 12th - 15th October 2020 with the Virtual International Fair taking place on Wednesday 14th October from 12-2pm 

Whether you want to work or study in Asia, Europe or the USA, our prep sessions will tell you everything you need to know.

Register via MyFuture

Degree Plus Information Session

Find out how to get credit for your extracurricular activities through Degree Plus. From volunteering to clubs and societies, what you do outside the lecture theatre can make you more employable.

Find out more on the Degree Plus website or attend the Degree Plus webinar on 6th October, 1pm - 2pm. Register here