What’s New, What’s On

Here’s some more current careers news:

  • City firms closing dates – I know I tell you to ignore deadlines and get your applications in early, but it can be useful to know when the closing dates are, and, more importantly, when the vacancies opened. So, here is our current summary (pdf) of opening dates (where we know them) and advertised closing dates for a wide range of city firms. If you want to know more about finance and working in the City, have a look at our Finance sector pages for our recommended starting points.
  • Environmental careers, particularly renewable energy – a major conference, RenewableUK 2011 is coming to Manchester this month, and on the final day, 27th October, they’re offering free access to their Careers Fair and Exhibition. It’s at Manchester Central (conference centre behind the Midland Hotel, where we’re holding our fairs next week) and you must register beforehand to get in. Looking at the range of exhibitors, I reckon if you want to get into anything environmentally related, you’d be mad to miss this opportunity to network with around 300 exhibitors.
  • Graduate careers with the Prison Service – the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) has opened its Prison Leader scheme again this year. Opened on 26th September and closes on 28th November. If you want a challenging career, this is one to get your teeth into!
  • Civil Service – the website has changed this week and it’s now at http://www.civilservice.gov.uk. However, to be honest, if you want to know more about graduate and postgraduate entry into the UK Civil Service, I’d go straight to the stand-alone Fast Stream website. Get your skates on if you want to apply, as they’ve been open since 19 September and some (the Analytical Fast Stream) close as early as next Monday.
  • Risk Consulting with PwC, for PhDs – PwC are targeting PhDs in “highly numerate” disciplines (they mention maths, physics, control engineering and computer science as examples) for their risk consulting vacancies, starting either in April or autumn 2012 (spotted on LinkedIn)
  • Employers looking for applicants – If you think the graduate job market is too competitive, so there’s no point in applying – think again. We regularly get employers asking us to push their vacancies because they need more applicants.
    If you’re a Project Engineer looking for a job right now, how about this one?
    Yes, it’s still a tight graduate market overall, but don’t assume that all the jobs are getting snapped up straight away – it’s still worth applying.