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Latest jobs and internships

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 27 November 2015

There are currently 3638 jobs on JobOnline below are a few of them including for horses, stoats and kings.

 

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Topics: STEM, Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, job hunting, charity, Business and Finance, Marketing, Advertising and PR, creative industries

Leadership programme for disabled students

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 2 June 2015

Common Purpose is a charity that runs leadership development courses and they are currently running a programme in partnership with Santander called Frontrunner for Disabled Students. It's a three-day residential course that takes students behind the scenes of a city to visit an incredible range of organisations and their leaders across different sectors (many of whom will be potential employers). Following the course, students will be able to apply to the Santander sponsored internship scheme.

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Topics: Diversity, Jobs and Internships, employability skills

Paid Arts & Media Internships

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 8 May 2015

We've recently added a large number of paid internships in the arts and media sectors aimed at different groups who face barriers to employment.

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Topics: Diversity, Jobs and Internships, creative industries

Finding disability-friendly employers

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 1 May 2015

Researching employers is a great way to help find out which company would be a good fit for you to work in. Finding supportive environments through targeted research can provide a good demonstrator of employers’ attitude to their employees in general and their corporate social responsibility aims.

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Topics: Diversity, job hunting

Diversity Roundup - October

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 31 October 2014

 

Here's a summary of the news, blog posts and careers information we’ve come across in the last month that we thought may be of interest to you.

Find more news and events on the Reach website.

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Topics: STEM, Diversity, law, Business and Finance, Fairs and Events

Job seeking tips for dyslexic graduates

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 13 October 2014

 

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Topics: Diversity, CVs and applications

Accessible careers events

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 8 October 2014

This month The Careers Group University of London is hosting the London Graduate Fair on Tuesday 15 October and the Postgraduate Study Fair on Wednesday 29 October 2014.

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Topics: Diversity, job hunting, Fairs and Events

But none of my family are professionals…

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 2 October 2014

Five tips for networking without family connections

Networking is important in job seeking and exploring your career options, from helping you to discover unadvertised vacancies to developing commercial awareness. But what if you don’t know anyone in the types of roles that interest you? This problem is particularly common for students and graduates from less affluent backgrounds so here’s some advice on overcoming that barrier.

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Topics: Diversity, job hunting

International Women's Day

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 4 March 2014

IWD takes place on 8 March and is particularly relevant to the world of work and careers. It emerged in the early 20th century from the struggles of female garment workers in New York City and women workers in Russia where their protests of 1917 turned revolutionary.

In the last 100 years there have no doubt been advances for women in the world of work but a recent World Bank report found that in recent years women have been losing rather than gaining ground in the employment sector. In terms of perception too women face prejudice regarding particular job roles or sectors they work in, for example a recent survey showed that most Britons still think men make better surgeons and plumbers than women.

This isn't a new issue. On the right is a picture of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, the first Englishwoman to qualify as a physician and surgeon in Britain, among other career achievements. Initially people were reticent to visit her hospital but saving many lives during a cholera epidemic helped to minimise people's prejudices.

This International Women's Day there are lots of events relevant to job seekers and those curious about careers and work. You can find full listings on the IWD website and sessions include:

  • networking events
  • IWD in tech city East London
  • Women and entrepreneurship
  • talks on the history of women in labour and their work in particular sectors

To counter barriers to employment for women there are many organisations providing specialist information and events outside IWD too. If you're interested in working in science, technology, engineering, construction or maths check out WISE's events. Another option is TARGETjobs events which include IT, investment management, engineering, and STEM events for female students and graduates. Other organisations offering support and networking opportunities especially for women can be found in Film and TV, Publishing, Banking and Finance, Law and many other sectors.

Find more resources on women and equality in employment on Careers Tagged.

International Women's Day logo used with permission. Picture of Elizabeth Garrett Anderson is public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

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Topics: Diversity, Fairs and Events

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