The following is based on the experiences of a Careers Consultant who has previously managed internship programmes in a range of sectors.
2015 was a busy year in higher education. It saw a higher education Green Paper, the proposal of a teaching excellence framework, and more students than ever seeking career advice from their university. But, let's not forget the hundreds of blogs published by The Careers Group for offering news and career advice for students, graduates, career centres and employers.
2015 also saw us launch a new-look blog platform where you can subscribe to email updates in addition to a new blog dedicated to graduate recruiters.
But which articles had you clicking the most? Here are the top 10 most-read of 2015.
There are currently 3638 jobs on JobOnline below are a few of them including for horses, stoats and kings.
Shiny suits, polished shoes, reflective glass windows and vast reception areas. These all seem to be indicators of the sorts of people and companies that offer graduate training schemes. All often seem terribly attractive to students keen to be finding well-paid and ‘graduate level’ work at the end of their studies.
This post looks at some of the pros and cons of applying for the schemes.
I always feel uneasy about advertising unpaid internships which require a considerable commitment. I am making an exception as this internship with Street Child does look like a fantastic opportunity for someone wanting to start a career in international development to get some heavy duty field experience. It was sent to me by a recent King's War Studies grad who is just off to Nepal to manage this project.
A quick look on the excellent W4MP job site will reveal a glut of current vacancies working alongside MPs as parliamentary assistants, case workers and researchers. Working as a parliamentary assistant is a well worn graduate track for those interested in working in policy for think tanks, campaigning organisations or public affairs companies. Some of the vacancies ask for specific experience, either in parliament, with casework or in a particular research area, but most are graduate level and are more focussed on applicants with enthusiasm, drive, research skills , communications skills and political common-sense.
Involve is a think tank and charity specialising in public participation. Our mission is to inspire, innovate and embed effective citizen engagement, so that members of the public are able to take and influence the decisions that affect their lives.
The Research Directorate, in which this posts is based, plays a key role in providing information for MPs and their staff in order to help them with the better performance of their parliamentary and constituency based duties. The role involves the provision of accurate, impartial, clear, fit-for-purpose responses, orally and in writing, to requests for information and analysis from Members of Parliament and their staff. Research Analysts are also expected to prepare briefings and talks on legislation and topical issues in response to, or in anticipation of, Members’ needs.