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To this publication for Students and Graduates. This is produced fortnightly and can
be collected from the career development centre or accessed online at

The bulletin has been designed to provide you with some of the materials you need
to manage your job search. It contains details of employer presentations, skills
programme, postgraduate funding/scholarships and graduate vacancies. The guide
is intended to be a starting point only. For more comprehensive information about
issues raised within this guide you are advised to use the wide range of information
and resources available in the career development centre and its web site at

   The Following Conventions Apply to all Editions of Careers Opportunities

EAF    – Employer Application form
SAF    – Standard Application form
CV     – CV and Covering Letter
Online – Online application

1. Announcements and News:                  Workshops, Seminars, Presentations,
                                            New Recourses etc.

2. Work Experience                          Placements, Vacation Work and
                                            Volunteering Opportunities. (home and
3. Fairs and Information Sessions           Fairs

4. Courses and Funding                      For Punishment Gluttons...

5. Overseas Opportunities:                  Everything abroad that isn’t Vacation

6. Recruitment Agencies                     Graduate Recruitment Agencies.

7. Immediate vacancies:                     ASAP Starts.

8. Future Vacancies                         Future Vacancies.

9. Feedback                                 Your Feedback and what we have done.

      For the latest information, check the website at
The Career Development Centre and its staff try hard to ensure that the information
they hold and dispense is accurate and that any advice they give is appropriate and
helpful, but neither they nor the University can accept any responsibility for
inaccuracies or their consequences. In the interests of other users of our service,
try to let us know promptly of any inaccuracies you discover. You should research
the vacancy thoroughly.

Occasionally vacancy bulletins are late due to circumstances beyond our control.
We regret that this may mean some tight closing dates are missed

    The Career development centre reserves the right not to advertise vacancies

1. Announcements from the Career development centre

The Duty Careers Adviser System

We operate a 'drop in' system - no appointment is necessary to see a careers

Careers Advice is available – 10.00am – 4.00pm, Monday to Friday – no
appointment necessary. Due to the nature of the system, there may be a waiting time
at busy periods.

Note: please call if travelling from a distance to make sure a careers advisor will be


Innovene Student Tutoring programme
Looking for classroom experience, we still have some placements left for the
programme, please drop into the Career Development Centre to find out more.

Clearing House for Postgraduate courses in Educational Psychology
Application pack and handbooks are available from 3 October 2005 to 30 November
2005 for courses commencing September 2006. To obtain an application pack
please send a cheque or postal order, payable to Employers’ Organisation, for
£10.00 to: Samira Hedge, Grants Administrator, Educational Psychology Clearing
House, Employers’ Organisation for Local Government, Layden House, 76078
Turnmill Street, London, EC1M 5LG. The deadline for submitting an application
is 9 December 2005. Visit http://www.lg- for further information.

Graduate Placement Organisations
These organisations arrange work placements for graduates. This adds work
experience to your CV to complement your academic qualifications. Check the
following websites for further details.

    Graduates for Business ( – Scotland
    Graduates for Growth ( - Scotland
    Graduate Advantage ( - Midlands based
   Graduates Yorkshire ( – Yorkshire based
   Knowledge Transfer Partnership – - UK wide

Newspaper Vacancies
National, regional and local press are a good source for vacancies. Some vacancies
will require experience but they are still a useful source of company information for
speculative applications. For details of local newspapers available on the internet
visit for national and international newspapers online, visit

Financial Times    Accountan     Creative       Business           Accountancy
                   cy            Business       Leaders            Finance
                   Finance                                         Banking
                   Public                                          Markets
                   Finance                                         General
Guardian           Creative      Education      Public             IT
                   Media         Research       Appointments       Science &
                   Marketing     TEFL           Health             Technology
                   Sales                        Housing
                   PR                           Environment
                   Secretarial                  Voluntary
                   & Admin.                     Charity
Herald                                                                             General
Independent                                     Finance            General
                                                Legal              Fast-Track
Scotsman                                        Education                          General
Daily Telegraph                  Engineering                       Business
Times                            Legal                             General
Employability Skills Programme
We run the following workshops during each semester – keep checking for future
dates All workshops will be held in the Career Development Centre Seminar Room

Workshop                             Dates      Time            How Book
CVs and Covering Letters                  
This workshop focuses on how      Monday 21     1–2         on/esp.php
to write an effective CV and      November
covering letter.
Summer Employment                            
Consider the possibilities for Tuesday 22 12 - 1
boosting your CV through       November
summer employment and taking
a year out.
Application Forms                           
This workshop identifies the       Wednesday    12- 1         on/esp.php
skills required for completing    23 November
graduate application forms.
Interview Techniques                      
This session identifies the types Wednesday     1-2         on/esp.php
of preparation required for an    23 November
interview, types of interview
questions, how to respond
positively, and general interview
Aptitude Tests                            
Students are given the             Friday 25    1-3         on/esp.php
opportunity to sit practice        November
aptitude tests under test
conditions and receive feedback
on their performance by a
qualified assessor. These tests
are similar to the type used by
employers in graduate
Assessment Centres                           
Mark Darley, Recruiting                                        on/esp.php
Supervisor from Enterprise rent- Tuesday 29 12 - 2
a-car will be presenting on how  November
he runs a graduate assessment
centre. He will talk about
 processes such as interview
technique, psychometric tests,
group discussions and scenario
exercises and how students can
prepare for graduate
Presentations – sign up online via

Scottish Networks International - an opportunity to enhance your experience
of Scotland

Date: 9/11/2005 Time: 1100 - 1200 Location: Career Development Centre
Seminar Room
International Postgraduate students only.
Scottish Networks International is a networking programme managed by the British
Council in partnership with Scottish Development International. SNI runs a
recruitment drive around all of Scotland's universities each year to select
approximately 90 of the very best international postgraduates, all with work
experience, and we work to provide business networking and work experience
placements for them. The half hour presentation discusses the programme, the
benefits for students and how to apply.
Stirling University accelerated 2 year LLB for graduates
Date: 23/11/2005 Time: 15:00 - 16:00 Location: Career Development Centre
Seminar Room
Stirling University will be offering an accelerated 2 year LLB for graduates in any
subject from Autumn 2006. The accelerated LLB is fully accredited by the Law
Society of Scotland for those graduates wishing to enter the legal profession in
Scotland, and offers an exciting new career opportunity. Fees are very competitive
and there is a special discount for Stirling graduates.
You must sign up.

OzDegree - Study Australia
Date: 23/11/2005 Time: 17:30 - 18:00 Location: Career Development Centre
Seminar Room
Information about studying postgraduate degree in Australia, including information
about 10 of Australia’s top universities. Information also about locations in Australia,
university life, costs of living, and where to go to apply for a visa. A studying in
Australia booklet will also be provided with a link to our website
You will also have a chance to ask as many questions as you want.
Enhance your CV with Voluntary work - a presentation by Stirling Volunteer
Date: 30/11/2005 Time: 13:00 - 14:00 Location: Career Development Centre
Seminar Room
Presentation on opportunities in voluntary work and the benefits.

To view other presentations and sign up visit

2. Work Experience

Stirling Volunteer Centre – on Campus
Every Wednesday 12.30 – 3.30 in the Jobshop until the end of term.
BBC Extend Scheme - providing work placements for disabled people
EXTEND for 2005/2006 is undergoing a re-formatting process. At the moment the
BBC cannot confirm how the scheme will operate for 2006.
Extend, is a BBC-wide work placement scheme which offers appropriately qualified
disabled people a great opportunity to gain a paid work placement within the BBC.

The principal aim of the Extend programme is to enable talented people with
disabilities to gain real work experience and to improve their opportunities of securing
future employment within the media industry. Extend does not necessarily lead to a
full time job but over two-thirds of those who have been on the Scheme have got
further work at the BBC.

Extend placements can be in London or at many of our other locations nationwide.
Last year Extend offered over 40 placements within both programme-making areas
(which included Assistant Broadcast Journalists, Researchers, Production Assistants,
Assistant Studio Camera/Sound operator and online jobs in New Media) and
programme-support areas (including Rights Assistants, Media Assistants and many
If you are interested to know more about EXTEND, the BBC will be posting more
information about further developments of the scheme in the coming months on their
Please do not contact them for more information at this time as they cannot confirm
any details of EXTEND just yet, but keep an eye on their website for further

  BP International
  Job Title              Summer Internships
  Job Description        Summer Internships in commercial, HR, Procurement,
                         engineering, geoscience. An 8 to 13 week internship for
                         english speeking students of any nationalitly.

                    Internships available in other european countries - see website
  Applications:     via website
  Closing Date:     Not stated
  HM Revenue & Customs
  Job Title         Internship
  Job Description   An 8 week work placement , for penultimate year
                    undergraduates, doing graduate level work. It could lead to an
                    offer of a place on the full programme after graduation.
  Applications:     Apply online via
  Closing Date:     08-Dec-05

  HM Revenue & Customs
  Job Title         Training expereince for first year undergraduates from ethnic
  Job Description   Taking place over 8 weeks in July /Sugust, it gives ethnic
                    minority undergraduates a chacne to find out what it's like to
                    wokr here.
  Applications:     Apply online via
  Closing Date:     Not stated
John Lewis Plc
Job Title            Summer placement Scheme - IT
Job Description      For students with enthusiasm and an interest in, or aptitude for,
                     technology and who are considering an IT career, we offer a
                     limited number of summer vacation work opportunities at our
                     offices in Central London and Bracknell, Berkshire.

                     Students must be available for a minimum of eight weeks.
Applications:        To start a new application please apply online now at

                     If you have any queries about your 2006 application, please

                     Please note that we only conduct initial interviews for summer
                     vacation work during our milkround visits, the details of which
                     will be advised to short-listed candidates. Second interviews
                     are conducted in London.
Closing Date:        Apply now

John Lewis Plc
Job Title            Vactrain Scheme - Summer Placement
Job Description      The scheme is designed to provide candidates, who are
                     seriously considering retail as potential career, with overall
                     view of trading in a department store, and its many career
                     opportunities. If the placement is successful, there is potential
                     to offer our trainees a deferred place on our Graduate Training
Applications:        Applications online at
Closing Date:        Not stated

Job Title         Summer Internship Programme
Job Description   This runs throught the UK from the begining of July until the
                  end of August. Working alongside our specialists, you will
                  expereince a variety of projects - and discover what a career
                  with PwC is really like. Do well and you are likely to recieve a
                  firm job offer before you go back to university.
Applications:     Find out more and apply via
Closing Date:     apply early

Job Title         PwC insight two-day Course
Job Description   This course is aimed at 2st year undergraduates through to
                  postgraduates and is designed to help you develop your overall
                  business acumen throufh a mix of interactive exercises.
Applications:     Find out more and apply via
Closing Date:     Continuous recruitment
3. Fairs and Information Sessions:

       Fair             Date         Where                  Further information

Postgraduate                      Manchester
Study Fair

OR Careers
Open Day
                     23/11/2005   Birmingham
Careers in O.R
and Statistics

Move into PR
Careers Day.           30/11/05      London    
There is a cost
involved with this

Move into PR
There is a cost                   London
involved with this

4. Courses and Funding:
UNIVERSITY OF STILRING - Postgraduate Courses
View the complete list of courses offered at Stirling through online at

The website is a directory of scientific research aims of
academics from institutions in the UK and Ireland. It lists PhD projects in chemical,
physical, earth and life sciences that are currently available.

Search all UK postdoc vacancies on

To be held on the 23 November 2005 from 10.30am – 4.00pm at the G-Mex Centre,
Manchester visit for further information

Applications are invited from student undertaking postgraduate courses and of either
Danish nationality for scholarships tenable at universities or other approved
institutions in the United Kingdom (applicants’ first degree should be from a Danish
university) or British nationality for scholarships tenable at Copenhagen, Aarhus or
Odense universities or other approved institutions in Denmark. Applicants are
requested to submit two completed application forms together with two recent
references. No other enclosures, such as CVs, are permitted. Application forms are
available from the Administrator of the Anglo-Danish Society, Mrs Margit Staher, 6
Keats Avenue, Littleover, Derby, DE23 4ED, telephone 01332 517 160, email between 1 October and 31 December 2005. Please
enclosed a SAE. Closing date: 12 January 2006.

The Saint Andrew's Society of the State of New York Scholarship 2005

Two Scholarships, each worth $20, 000, will be available in 2006. These awards,
which are intended to assist with the cost of tuition fees, accommodation and travel,
can be held at a University in the USA located within 250 miles of New York City or in
Candidates are required to have a Scottish background, the Saint Andrew's Society
expects its scholars to have a current knowledge of the Scottish tradition and be
willing to act as good ambassadors from Scotland while they are in the United
The Scholarships are open to students in any discipline who expect to graduate in
the summer term of 2006 or who have graduated for the first time in 2005 from a
Scottish University.
For further details contact the Career Development Centre, 3A1 Cottrell Building.
Closing date 10 January 2006

COMMONWEALTH - Scholarship and Fellowship Plan
The Commonwealth Scholarship commission in the United Kingdom is pleased to
invite applications for the annual commonwealth scholarships offered by these
countries. This prestigious scheme, established in 1959, provides opportunities for
British students of high excellence to pursue fully funded postgraduate studies

For Further information see CSFP website at or contact CSFP
Outward, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission, Association of Commonwealth
universities, 36 Gordon Square, London, EC1H 0PE email enquires welcome at Closing date 31 March 2006 for New Zealand and South Africa.

CLEARING HOUSE - Postgraduate courses in Educational Psychology
Application pack and handbooks are available from 3 October 2005 to 30 November
2005 for courses commencing September 2006. To obtain an application pack
please send a cheque or postal order, payable to Employers’ Organisation, for
£10.00 to: Samira Hedge, Grants Administrator, Educational Psychology Clearing
House, Employers’ Organisation for Local Government, Layden House, 76078
Turnmill Street, London, EC1M 5LG. The deadline for submitting an application
is 9 December 2005. Visit http://www.lg- for further information.
Throughout its long history, Lincoln’s Inn has sought always to encourage, support
and finance its students. Financial Support comes form funding provided by
generous benefactors both past and present. These awards are for those intending
to pursue a career at the bar. For a full range of Scholarships, bursaries and other
awards for 2006/07 visit their website

FULBRIGHT POSTGRADUATE AWARDS –Study in the United States 2006/07
Applicants must be EU Citizens, ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom

Fulbright British Friends of Harvard Business School MBA Awards: Two awards
covering tuition fees only are offered for the first academic year of an MBA at
Harvard Business School. Candidates must be able to demonstrate financial need.

A minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree from a British university is required for the
Postgraduate, MBA and Journalism Awards. Candidates are expected to have
researched and begun the application procedure for entry to a US university before
applying for a Fulbright Award.

Fulbright-Robertson Visiting Professor in British History: This award enables a
Senior or Junior lecturer to spend 10 months at Westminster College, Fulton,
Missouri. The successful candidate will receive a grant of approximately $45,000,
together with economy round-trip travel for him/herself and up to four accompanying
dependants. FRIDAY 13th JANUARY 2006

Fulbright Distinguished Scholar Awards: Two awards of £15,000 are offered to
post-doctoral academics or professionals to facilitate research and/or lecturing for a
minimum of 10 months. Candidates must have an invitation from a leading US
institution. FRIDAY 3rd MARCH 2006

Fulbright-AstraZeneca Research Scholarship: One award offered in conjunction
with AstraZeneca for a post-doctoral scientist with an invitation to conduct research
at a top centre in the US on an aspect of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or Bio-
Informatics. The award is for a minimum of 10 months and is worth £15,000 plus
economy round-trip travel. FRIDAY 3rd MARCH 2006

Fulbright Fellowship in Cancer Research: An award of $22,500 (inclusive of an
allowance for travel) will be offered to enable a post-doctoral scientist or clinician to
spend a minimum of 6 months in the United States. The successful candidate will
carry out research or follow a course of study in the cancer field or combine the two.

Fulbright Police Research Fellowships: Two awards beginning at £7,500, are
available for serving UK Police Officers or Civilian Staff. Successful candidates must
spend a minimum of 3 months in the United States developing their professional
expertise and gaining experience of American policing. FRIDAY 3rd MARCH 2006

Further information, terms and conditions, and application forms are available on our
website ( Enquiries to: The
Fulbright Commission, 62 Doughty Street, London , WC1N 2JZ.

NUFFIELD FOUNDATION - Undergraduate Research Bursaries in Science
These bursaries provide support to enable undergraduates who are considering
research as a career to work in a research laboratory during the summer vacation
before their final year. The bursaries provide student support normally for a period
between 6 and 8 weeks, plus a sum for research expenses. 274 bursaries were
awarded in Summer 2005.

General information on the Undergraduate Research Bursaries scheme in 2005 and
the Conditions of Award may be downloaded from . The closing date for 2006 will be
Tuesday 14th February 2006. Information and application materials for 2006 will be
posted on this web page during November 2005.

NUFFIELD FOUNDATION - The Oliver Bird Rheumatism Programme
Trustees have committed the resources of the Oliver Bird Fund to the new Oliver Bird
Rheumatism Programme for five years, to 2008. Please note that no other
rheumatism grants are available during this time.

The Programme offers 4 year PhD training programmes in the biosciences at five
Collaborative Centres of excellence in rheumatic disease research. From here you
can find more information about the five Oliver Bird Collaborative Centres, including
contact details and links to web sites. For more general information about the
Programme please visit

The Thouron – University of Pennsylvania fund for British-American student
exchanges is offering up to ten postgraduate awards in the academic year2006-07.
The awards are worth $1,670 per month plus tuition fees at the University of
Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. For further details send SAE (A4 size with 45p stamps)
to: Ms D H Maddern, Thouron Awards, Court Office, The university of Glasgow, G12
8QQ or see Closing date 7
November 2005.

4. Overseas Opportunities:
JET PROGRAMME – Teaching in Japan
The jet programme is an official Japanese government scheme to improve foreign
language teaching in schools and to promote international understanding. The
application process will be available from late September/early October. To apply
and for further information please visit The application process
open in September 2005 and will close in November 2005. Late submissions
will not be accepted.

GEOS CORPORATION – Teach English in Japan
GEOS is Japan’s largest English Conversation school chain, with almost 500 schools
in Japan and 50 in other countries. We seek dynamic motivated professional
individuals to teach in our schools in Japan. We provide Visa, furnished apartment,
medical insurance, competitive salary, ongoing training and an excellent support
network. For more information:
  Nova Group
  Job Title             Nova Gradaute Recruitment Programme
  Job Description       Teaching English in Japan to small groups of Japanese
  Applications:         To    apply    and    for    further information  visit
  Closing Date:         31-Jan-06

6. Recruitment Agencies:
Some agencies deal with a particular type of employer or type of work and it is
important to target the right ones. Some jobs may require previous work experience
but agencies are still a good source for finding temporary employment. A
comprehensive database of recruitment agencies is available at
The information room contains surveys of agencies in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

7. Immediate Vacancies:
See more vacancies online at

BBC - Vacancies
There is no general entry to the BBC. Jobs are advertised in the national and
regional press, or in specialist magazines, and online at All
advertised jobs appear on CEEFAX page 696.

Established for 16 years, ENDAT is an award-winning publisher of business to
business information products for the architectural, construction and process
engineering sectors, producing hard copy and database-driven online directories for
professional designers and specifiers.

As part of the circulation team based in our head office in Stirling you will be
responsible for maintaining and developing a segment of our controlled free
circulation database. We currently publish 5 specification directories on an annual
basis which have a total controlled free circulation of 100,000 copies. We strive
constantly to improve our circulation list and ensure that it remains ahead of our

The researcher is the primary interface between the end users of ENDAT Standard
Indexes and the company. Internally the primary interface will be with the other
members of the research team. Deadlines are tight and require strong teamwork.

Achieve/exceed agreed personal circulation targets for all publications
Develop and maintain a comprehensive understanding of specific sectors assigned
to you
Input data accurately and promptly per departmental procedures ensuring that ABC
(Audit Bureau of Circulation) requirements are met at all times
Any other duties as required by either the research & circulation manager or the
circulation team leader

Interested applicants should send a covering letter and CV for the attention of Keren
Rennie. Please quote ref UV119 to Keren Rennie Office Manager The ENDAT
Group Ltd Ochil House Springkerse Business Park Stirling FK7 7XE Tel: 01786
407000, E-mail:, Web:
8. Future Vacancies
See more vacancies online at

 BAE Systems Plc
 Job Title           Graduate opportunites
 Job Description     BAE Systems are accepting applications for graduate and
                     undergraduate opportunities to start in 2006. Please alert your
                     penultimate year students looking for a work placement year
                     and your finalists or recent graduates. More information on the
                     opportunities available can be found on our website at
                    Do urge candidates to
                     make their applications asap, most of our career streams are
                     full by mid-December.
 Applications:       online at
 Closing Date:       25-Dec-05

 Gist Ltd
 Job Title           Graduate Management Training Programme
 Job Description     The 2006 summer intake will have positions available in
                     Operations Management, HR and IT. For further details please
 Applications:       Please visit for an application form.
 Closing Date:       16-Jan-06

 HM Revenue & Customs
 Job Title         Inspector Development Programme
 Job Description   This is a four year training programme to become a tax
 Applications:     Online at
 Closing Date:     08-Dec-05

 HSBC Bank plc
 Job Title           IT Gradaute Trainee
 Job Description     This is an 18 month Information Technology graduate
                     recruitment programme ( 3X 6 month placements).
 Applications:       Online at
 Closing Date:       01-Dec-05

 Marks and Spencer Plc

 Job Title           Graduate Retail Opportunities
 Job Description     Opportunities available in HR and Selling in store, and IT,
                     Buying and Merchandising in HO. Placement students are
                     offered the above plus opportunities in design and food
 Applications:       Online at
 Closing Date:       09-Dec-05

Job Title            Various Graduate Vacancies
Job Description      Opportunities are available in areas including: ICT, Engineering
                     and R & D, through to business management and commercial
                     roles in customer service, finance, HR, Marketing and
                     Management consultancy.
Applications:        Visit for more information and to apply.
Closing Date:        31-Dec-05

Cadbury Schweppes
Job Title        Graduate Trainees
Job Description  Graduate Trainees in Finance and Business Audit, Human
                 Resources, IT, Supply chain, Operations Management, Project
                 and Process Engineering, Sales and Marketing and Food
                 Science and Technology.

                     Cadbury Schweppes is a Times Top 100 employer that offers
                     graduates real responsibilities from day one combined with a
                     development programme tailored specially for them. They ll
                     get the chance to work overseas, a competitive salary, support
                     in getting relevant professional qualifications, a diverse
                     community of peers and the support to fast track their career to
                     a senior position enjoying a career creating brands that people

                     We're after people who have excelled academically - but not
                     just academically, those that stand out from their peers as an
                     overachiever, display exceptional talent, enthusiasm and drive,
                     thrive on hard work, love a challenge and aren't fazed by
                     ambiguity and change.

                     With your talent and tenacity, combined with our mammoth
                     investment in training and development you can expect to be
                     fast tracked whilst enjoying a career creating brands that
                     people love.
Applications:        On-line at
Closing Date:        02-Dec-05

Shell International Petroleum Co Ltd
Job Title            Malaysian speaking graduates required fro Shell Malaysia
Job Description      Shell Malaysia has been around for over 100 years; it s part of
                     a truly global company, one of the world s most successful
                     businesses, and operates at the heart of the energy and
                     petrochemical business. It is now looking for local talented
                     graduates to grow and develop its Exploration and Production

                     This graduate recruitment scheme offers variety, responsibility,
                     continual personal and career development, and a competitive
                     salary and benefits. From petrophysicists to engineers to
                     geologists, and from finance to marketing to IT, there are many
                     different opportunities to begin your technical or business
                     career at Shell Malaysia.
Applications:        Go to and follow the links to Applying
                     to Shell . When asked how you heard about the job, click on
                       other        and        select        Hobsons1 .         Email
            for more information. You only
                     need to apply once and if you are assessed in Europe, you will
                     be considered for opportunities all over the world.
Closing Date:        30-Nov-05

PSA Peugeot Citroen
Job Title          Gradaute Opportunities
Job Description    Whichever of the nine functions you chosoe to join, full details
                   on web site, you will have a great start to your career.
Applications:      Apply online via
Closing Date:      08-Jan-06

Job Title            Trainee Solicitor autumn 2008/Spring 2009 intake
Job Description      A two year training contract is split into four six month
                     placements each in a different practice stream
Applications:        online at
Closing Date:        31-Jul-06

Towers Perrin
Job Title            Graduate Vacancies - HR Services
Job Description   We recruit high-calibre, talented graduates and post-graduates
                  into the following lines of business:

                  Executive Compensation & Rewards (HR Consulting)           helps
                  clients with all aspects of executive and non-executive director
                  compensation programmes. We work with them to design,
                  implement, communicate and manage compensation
                  programmes that focus both executives and senior
                  management on key business goals.

                  Change Implementation (HR Consulting)           the practice
                  combines both business acumen and knowledge of how
                  people behave, to help organisations become more effective in
                  achieving their business aims. Our skill sets cover strategic
                  change and communication, all aspects of rewards program
                  communication, HR effectiveness and technology, web-based
                  tools and measurements.
Applications:     Further       information      and     to     apply      visit
Closing Date:     23-Dec-05

John Lewis Plc
Job Title         Graduate Training Scheme
Job Description   Join the John Lewis Graduate Scheme for your chance to
                  become a senior leader of one of the UK s most successful

                  We recruit graduates who will be able to progress quickly
                  through our business. We hope you ll lead us into the future,
                  maintaining our commercial success and strengthening our
                  position as a leading example of a co-owned business.
Applications:     Apply online at
Closing Date:     02-Dec-05
Waitrose Ltd

Job Title          Careers in retail Management at waitrose
Job Description    Our training is always tailor-made. It recognises that individuals
                   develop at different paces and learn in different ways. We
                   respond to your needs and encourage you to take
                   responsibility from the beginning, whilst providing guidance and
                   support from a mentor. The programme develops through
                   various stages, allowing you to build your understanding of our
Applications:      Apply online at
Closing Date:      16-Dec-05

Network Rail Plc

Job Title          General Management Programme
Job Description    The general Management programme is designed to give you
                   exposure of running all aspects of the railway.
Applications:      apply online via
Closing Date:      10-Feb-06

Network Rail Plc

Job Title          Commercial property
Job Description    Network rail is one of the country's largest property owners with
                   a substancial and unique portfolio.             This two year
                   programmeleads to Chartered status and a management role.
Applications:      apply online via
Closing Date:      10-Feb-06

Network Rail Plc

Job Title          Commercial Management
Job Description    We need graduates with the sharpest commervial mindsto
                   balance engineering with business. A two year programme will
                   give you the steepest learning curve.
Applications:      apply online via
Closing Date:      10-Feb-06

Network Rail Plc
Job Title          Finance Programme
Job Description    Following an induction, your three years will be spent on
                   placements intropducing you to the full spectrum of finance -
                   from management accounting, tax and treasury management
                   to contracts & porcurement. during the scheme you will have
                   the support of both a mentor and a programme leader, while
                   your CIMA qualificationj will be paid for.
Applications:      apply online via
Closing Date:      10-Feb-06

BAE Systems Plc

Job Title          Graduate opportunites
Job Description    They have vacanices in the following areas:
                   Engineeering, Customer support, Commercial, Procurement,
                   Finance, HR and project management.
Applications:      online at
Closing Date:      25-Dec-05

BP International

Job Title          Trader Development Programme
Job Description    This development programme includes both analytical and
                   operational roles with the chance of progress into a trading
                   position after two to three years. First role will be analytical,
                   second may be in supply and this could be either in the UK or
                   overseas. Last role will be in operations. Graduates who show
                   early promise may be fast-tracked into an operations role after
                   their first year.
Applications:      online at
Closing Date:      02-Jan-06

BP International

Job Title          Graduatre Programmes
Job Description    BP have vacancies in the following functions Commercial, HR,
                   Procurement and Supply Chain Financial Control.
Applications:      online via
Closing Date:      01-Jan-06

Job Title           Graduate opportunities 2006
Job Description     Caterpiller offers a range of individual functions.

                    Rearch & development Engineering
                    Manuafacturing & Engineering
                    Electrical & Electronic Engineering
                    Product Management
                    Human Resources
                    Information Systems
                    Sales & Marketing

                    Plese see website for further information.
Applications:       Graduate and Placement selection programmes for 2006 are
                    alredy underway and so to findout more and apply, please go
Closing Date:       06-Jan-06

Job Title           FInanace Gradaute Schemes
Job Description     The NHS have a huge budget this year, but we have to make
                    every penny count, which is the starting point for our Finance

                    With our massive investment programme, they´re playing an
                    ever more innovative and influential role in running - and
                    developing - the NHS.

                    Over a period of up to 40 months, you´ll prepare for this
                    exciting challenge, developing your technical accounting skills
                    while gaining an in-depth understanding of health service
                    management. You can choose to study for the professional
                    CIMA or CIPFA qualifications with the scheme competencies
                    ensuring you meet and exceed the requirements of
                    professional bodies.
Applications:       Apply online via
Closing Date:       07-Dec-05

The Institute of Fiscal Studies
Job Title             Research Economists
Job Description     IFS is one of Europe's leading centres of microeconomic

                    New staff will join one of the Institute's research teams,
                    comprising other full time researchers and academic Research
                    Associates. They can expect to be invlved in all aspects of
                    research projects - from empirical analysis to writing final
                    reports and giving presentations.
Applications:       For further details go to our website
Closing Date:       27-Jan-06

The Institute of Fiscal Studies
Job Title             Graduate Opportunities 2006
Job Description       Reasearch in Empirical Microeconomics

                    The IFS run an annual graduate Scholarship Programme which
                    finances a student for three years to undertake research
                    leading to a degree of Ph.D.

                    See our website for firther details.
Applications:       Please send a CV and a brief outline of your proposed
                    research (no more than three pages) to arrive no later than
                    Friday 27 January 2006.

                    E-mail to:
Closing Date:       27-Jan-06

Job Title           General Management Graduate Scheme
Job Description     As you can imagine, providing 24/7 healthcare is a challenging
                    logistical exercise and it´s up to our managers co-ordinate the
                    entire process, bringing together the necessary staff, facilities
                    and equipment as efficiently and effectively as possible.
                    They´re also vital to ensure development, implementation and
                    realisation of new services.

                    This intensive two-year Scheme combines training,
                    postgraduate study and work placements, leading to a Masters
                    qualification. From the very start, you´ll be developing your
                    leadership skills in real, responsible jobs.
Applications:       Apply online via
Closing Date:       07-Dec-05
Air Products Plc
Job Title          Graduate Opportunites
Job Description    We have opportunities in the following disciplines for recent
                   graduates and those graduating in 2006.

                   Engineering, Customer Engineering, Manufacturing, R & D,
                   Procurement, Marketing, Technicle Sales, Finance, Information

                   Please     see     our     website      for  further  details.
Applications:      Visit our website on and look
                   under career opportunities in Europe, for further details and
                   also to access our on-line application form.
Closing Date:      02-Jan-06

Job Title          Retail Management Work Placement
Job Description    1 year placements take place in any of the 67 stores
                   nationwide. Candidates must be able to start in June 06 and
                   must be available for the full year.
Applications:      Send CV and covering letter to:
                   Recruitment Co-ordinator
                   Toys R US
                   Lodge Farm Distribution Centre
                   Richardson Way
                   Cross Point
                   CV2 2TA
                   Email -
Closing Date:      31-Dec-05

Nova Group
Job Title          Nova Gradaute Recruitment Programme
Job Description    Teaching English in Japan to small groups of Japanese
Applications:      To    apply    and    for    further information  visit
Closing Date:      31-Jan-06
Job Title           Graduate Opportunities
Job Description     We are interested in graduates in a variety of disciplines -
                    mainly engineering and science, but also other subjects.

                    Work offered is primarily engineering, project management,
                    operations, environmental and safety work. Limitied
                    opportunities may exist in business management.

                    Please    se    our     website    for    further   information
Applications:       Please apply on-line at
Closing Date:       04-Dec-05

Stephenson Harwood
Job Title        Graduate Opportunities
Job Description  Trainee Solicitor. For further details please go to our website
Applications:    Candidates should apply via out online application form
                 available from
Closing Date:    31-Jul-06

CB Richard Ellis
Job Title           Gradaute Vacancies
Job Description     When it comes to creativity and vision, one name dminates CB
                    Richard Ellis. The career opportunities are only limited by your
Applications:       Via the website
Closing Date:       25-Nov-05

Nicholas Hall & Company

Job Title           Researcher/Writer
Job Description     Following promotion, we have a vacancy for a recent graduate
                    to help
                    research, write and edit a monthly periodical reporting on
                    Asia¹s self-medication market.
Applications:       Please send CV and covering letter quoting reference IA 11/05
                    to Claire
                    Foilleret, Nicholas Hall & Co, 35 Alexandra Street, Southend-
                    on-Sea, Essex,
                    SS1 1BW. email:
Closing Date:       21-Nov-05
RBoS Group
Job Title             Graduate Opportunities
Job Description       Graduate oppportunities with the Royal Bank of Scotland group
                      include operations management, offshire banking, insurance,
                      finance, group purchasing of property, technology, retail
                      banking, ciorporate and commercial banking. For further details
                      please go to our website
Applications:         Please go to our website on http://www/
Closing Date:         20-Nov-05

Graduates for Growth
Job Title          Letting Agent
Job Description    A vacancy has arisen within a new property company based in
                   Central Edinburgh. This post will appeal to the entrepreneurs
                   amongst you and those who wish to enter the field of letting
                   and property management.
                   The company will offer you a robust and ongoing training in the
                   property field in order to support you in succeeding in this
                   enterprising role.
                   You will be self-financing, though will have full use of the office
                   branding, marketing strategies and facilities.           You will
                   automatically be on the rota for enquiries to handle and
                   convert. The condition for which is giving the company 25% of
                   your income.

                      The enterprising graduate will be resourceful and autonomous
                      with the tenacity to drive their marketing campaigns to market
                      and convert business.
Applications:         To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter to Carla
                      Wilson, outlining the suitability of your candidature. For further
                      information, please call: 0131 477 8029.
Closing Date:         28-Nov-05

Groundwork Oldham & Rochdale

Job Title             Voluntary Project Assistants (VPA) programme
Job Description    They are in the process of recruting graduates for it's award
                   winning Voluntary Project Assistants (VPA) programme. They
                   provide a full six months quality work experience placement for
                   unemployed graduates looking to gain a career in the
                   Regerneration sector. they offer a variety of placements
                   ranging from, community work, youth work, enviromental
                   regeneration and consultancy. They offer placements in
                   Marketin, Human Resourse, training and gerneral management
                   and development.

                   Full details of tyhe type of placements we offer and more
                   information about the programme can be found on
Applications:      fFurther informaiton on how to apply can by found via
Closing Date:      23-Nov-05

Financial Times

Job Title          Graduate Trainee Journalist Scheme
Job Description    The Financial Times is planning to recruit two graduate trainee
                   journalists in 2006. They are likely to spend an intiial peroid
                   from september 2006 on an external training ncourse in the UK
                   before joining out editorial team. For further details visit
Applications:      Apply online via
Closing Date:      16-Jan-06

KTP Centre East of Scotland

Job Title          e-Commerce System Developer
Job Description    Ripmax Ltd is a leading UK based manufacturer and distributor
                   of radio controlled models, into the model and hobby trade.
                   The company s products range from entry-level £20 out-of-
                   the box radio control models to serious aeronautics models,
                   radio control devices and miniature engines costing close to
                   £2,000. Customers range from large major retailers, to small
                   independent retailers.
Applications:      To submit an application, please read the job specification
                   shown on and send your cv and a
                   covering letter, stating why you are interested and how you
                   meet the selection criteria stated, by email to
          AND Applications
                   can also be sent by post to the Human Resources Department,
                   London South Bank University, 103 Borough Road, London,
                   SE1 0AA, telephone: (020) 7815 6223

                   Please quote reference number:      KTP/RIP-U
Closing Date:      25-Nov-05
Tesco Stores Limited

Job Title          Offices graduate development programmes
Job Description    Tesco offers a number of graduate programmes in the
                   following office business areas:
                   Corporate and Legal Affairs
                   Corporate purchasing
                   Research and Analysis
                   Property and
Applications:      Apply online at call 0870 600 6067 for
                   further information
Closing Date:      22-Dec-05
9. Feedback

Feedback: Your views matter!

What you said about our drop-in interviews:

Over the spring 05 semester evaluation forms were handed out to all students calling
in for one-to one guidance interviews. The results were as follows:

1. When you first had contact with the Careers Service. Please tell us how well
we met this aim:

                                                                   not so                      No
                                  excellent        good            good          poor          response
                                      %                %                 %            %            %
The friendliness of staff             90               10                0            0            0
The helpfulness of staff              76               21                3            0            0

2. The aim of a duty session is to help you clarify the issues that are important
to you, identify appropriate options, identify what you need to do next and find
out about other sources of help. Please tell us how well we are meeting this

                                  Helped a         helped a      not much     made it          Not
                                  lot              little        difference   more difficult   Applicable
                                     %               %               %              %              %
Clarify the main issues for you      57              36              7              0              0
Identify appropriate options         54              39              7              0              0
Identify what you need to do
next                                 64              32              4               0              0
Find out about other sources
of help                              64              18             11               0              0

3. Please indicate the extent to which you agree with the statements below:

                                        Strongly                                 Strongly      Not
                                        Agree          Agree         Disagree    Disagree      Applicable
                                              %             %            %            %            %
The guidance offered was impartial
and objective                                 69            28           3               0         0
You were made aware of the
purpose of the interview.                     69            31           0               0         0
You were made aware of the
limitations of the interview.                 31            48           17              1         0

4. If your duty session involved support with written applications then please
answer the questions below:
                                                                                      made it
                                           Helped        helped          not much     more        Not
                                           a lot         a little        difference   difficult   Applicable
                                              %             %                %           %            %
To what extent did your duty session
help you to
 Consider your abilities and what you
had to offer an employer                      80           10                10          0             0
Understand the expectations of the
opportunity provider                          70           20                10          0             0
Feel supported in presenting yourself in
the written word                              64           30                 9          0             0

5. There may be occasions where we think your needs are going to be best met
by another member of staff, or by another service. It is our aim to provide you
with the necessary information so that you can decide for yourself if this is the
best course of action. If we referred you to another person or service, please
tell us how well we met this aim:

                                               very             fairly      not so                Not
                                               well             well        well      poorly      Applicable
                                                    %               %             %      %            %
 Explaining what the other person/service
 could offer                                        82              18            0       0            0
 Helping you to decide if this was the best
 course of action                                   82              18            0       0            0

Our response:
The feedback we collected from users of the drop-in interview service was
overwhelmingly positive. However, in question 3 some 17% of those surveyed felt
they had not been made aware of the limitations of the interview. To address this
concern the Career Development Centre created the leaflet below which is handed
out to all duty callers.

                       Your Careers Drop-in - What to Expect
Career planning is a process and your interview with a Careers Adviser is only part of
this process. More than one interview may be required to steer you through the
different stages of career planning.

A confidential duty interview will last for approximately 15 minutes and the Careers
Adviser will agree with you which issues you want to discuss at that session. If they
feel a longer interview is required, they will make an appointment for you.

Your interview may include: -

   Where to start
   Discussing your preferences, skills, strengths, weaknesses, values etc.
   Exploring the range of options open to you
   Helping you help yourself e.g. by directing you to relevant sources of information
    or suggesting action to take
   Talking about and reflecting upon your course
   Advice about CVs, covering letters, application forms, interviews and assessment
    centres including ways to improve your applications
   Explaining different job hunting techniques
   Reviewing your job choice

Your Careers Adviser will not: -

   Tell you what to do. We offer impartial advice, guidance and information but all
    career decisions must be your own.
   Recite large amounts of information. Private research in the information room is a
    vital part of the planning process.
   Write application forms, letters or CVs for you, or provide a proofreading service.
   Directly approach employers on your behalf.
   Give legal advice or counselling on personal matters.

We are happy to refer you to other appropriate services when necessary.

Please continue to give us feedback by going to .

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