The 10 most popular Careers Group articles of 2015

Posted by Harry Picken on 11 January 2016

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.


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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy, employability skills, CVs and applications, career choice, Postgraduate study, international development, entrepreneurship

Graduate jobs in the alcoholic drink industry

Posted by Julie Carling on 7 October 2015

There's a wide variety of graduate positions on offer within the alcoholic drink industry. The roles available are quite diverse and can suit graduates from vastly different disciplines including science, marketing, finance, arts and horticulture.


While certain skills are useful in every career path, individual talent and experience are always well rewarded.  The industry is very accommodating to recent graduates and there is a strong demand for individuals who are enthusiastic about the products being sold; if you have a passion for wine, beer and/or spirits, you'll do well! 

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Topics: STEM, Business and Finance, career choice, Marketing, Advertising and PR

Exploring a Career as a Web Developer

Posted by Rosalind Kemp on 2 October 2015

If you’re looking for a career that will constantly challenge you to learn new things and commit to solving problems, as well as allowing you to express your creativity whilst being immersed in the fast-paced digital world, then becoming a web developer is something you might want to consider.

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Topics: STEM, career choice

The Go-To Person - Alternative careers for maths and physics graduates

Posted by Maya Mendiratta on 14 September 2015

I recently attended a conference called “Maths: Beyond the Bank and the Classroom" where several maths graduates employed in different sectors presented alternative careers to finance and teaching for numerate degrees.

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Topics: STEM, career choice

Is it better to study a law degree or not? 10 tips to help you choose

Posted by LouiseOgle on 30 June 2015
Would aspiring lawyers be better off studying History or Maths instead?
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Topics: employability skills, law, career choice

Wannabe Creatives - Have You Considered the 'Passion' vs 'Security' Trade-off?

Posted by Jalal on 22 April 2015

Careers in the creative sectors carry their own set of challenges. As many a struggling creative will tell you, there can be a trade-off between pursuing what you are passionate about, and securing a reliable income stream that will grow incrementally. This post is a brief case study of somebody who definitely prioritized ‘passion’ over ‘security’, and how they have made it work for them (so far!).

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Topics: charity, Working abroad, career choice, creative industries

Want to leave the world of medicine?

Posted by careers consultant on 25 March 2015

Whether you’re a medical student or a foundation trainee, the prospect of divorcing yourself from a world you've (heavily) invested in is a huge one.

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Topics: Medicine and Healthcare, career choice

Space: It’s open for business.

Posted by Kate Murray on 3 March 2015

Think Space. You thought of rockets launching amidst explosions and astronauts floating about in zero gravity right? Now, scrap that and let’s start again, because the Space industry is so much more than that and has a lot to offer to students and graduates.

Room to grow

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Topics: STEM, career choice

Studying Medicine in the USA

Posted by Mark Gilbert on 21 November 2014

Each year an increasing number of international students consider studying medicine in the US. For those considering such a move after their time in the UK, here’s a few resources to get you started.

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Topics: Medicine and Healthcare, career choice, Postgraduate study, International Students

New tool to help you research unknown job areas

Posted by Gemma Ludgate on 27 May 2014

The fact that approximately 70% of graduate employers have no significant interest in the subject you have studied your degree in, only the skills you've gained in doing so (e.g. analytical skills, communication skills etc) comes up frequently in my discussions with students who don't wish to remain in the veterinary or science sectors.
For these students, researching job areas that they nothing about is very challenging.

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Topics: Veterinary Science, career choice

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