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

Public Affairs Intern - WWF

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 20 July 2015

Location : Living Planet Centre - Woking

WWF-UK is the world’s largest and most experienced independent conservation organisation and operates in a truly global network. It plays a crucial role in influencing political decision-making on issues such as climate change, marine protection and illegal trading of endangered species.

WWF-UK is looking for an Intern who wishes to gain experience in political influencing to join its busy public affairs team for three months.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy

Assistant Programme Manager Nepal - Internship

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 17 July 2015

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.

  • Salary unpaid
  • Location Nepal, Asia and Middle East
  • Job Type Voluntary

Job Description

Assistant Programme Manager (intern/volunteer) – Nepal

Street Child are looking for a highly motivated, self-sufficient development professional to support our disaster response programme in Nepal.

The focus of Street Child’s earthquake response is Okhaldhunga District, where Street Child are the lead agency for the UNICEF education cluster - delivering over 40 emergency school projects and coordinating a wider NGO effort

The role will require regular presence in UNICEF and other inter-agency meetings in Kathmandu as well as in Okhaldhunga. In Okhaldhunga, the focus will be on ensuring excellent project progress, monitoring and in particular, ensuring the effective NGO coordination in the education sector through weekly meetings. There will be a lot of independent work.

We are urgently looking for an excellent candidate who:

  • Is available to start no later than early September;
  • Holds a relevant Masters degree;
  • Boasts excellent communication & relationship-buildings skills;
  • Is highly self-sufficient, hard-working; and possesses strong initiative.

This role is for an initial three-month period, with an expectation of extension in Nepal – or transfer into one of Street Child’s post-Ebola programmes in either Sierra Leone or Liberia.

It is hoped that this role will provide an entry point for a longer career in the organisation.

Full details on JobOnline

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy

Parliamentary Researcher - 13 vacancies and counting

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 15 July 2015

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.

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2 x Policy Research Roles

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 9 July 2015

About Involve

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.

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Parliamentary Research Analyst

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 3 July 2015

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.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy

Risk Consulting Graduate Scheme 2015 (UK)

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 1 July 2015

About Turnkey Consulting

Turnkey Consulting provides services in the areas of Security, Controls and Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) to some of the largest organisations in the world.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy

IHS Janes Interships

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 24 June 2015

IHS Janes are advertising 3 paid internships in the following teams.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy

Ethical Sourcing Administrator

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 11 June 2015

Here is a one off graduate entry opportunity for those interested in a career in ethical trade.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy

UK students look away now - UN young professionals programme -

Posted by Fiona Richardson on 10 June 2015

The young professionals programme (YPP) for 2015 has just opened. Its the UN's recruitment initiative that brings new talent to the United Nations through an annual entrance examination. For young, high-calibre professionals across the globe, the examination is a platform for launching a career at the United Nations.

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Topics: Jobs and Internships, Peace, Politics and Policy

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