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  • Civil Service Fast Stream has opened!

    Civil Service Fast Stream has opened! For those of you interested in a career in the government, their Civil Service Fast Stream programme has now opened! Whether you are interested in Social Research, Economics, IT & Technology, Diplomatic service, Human...

  • Succeeding as a Woman in Banking

    At this year’s Sprint Personal Development programme for female undergraduates, we were really fortunate to have some excellent female speakers to come and share their career journeys! Today’s blog features: Lauren Fear - Head of Service Management & Risk Unit,...

  • Changing Career Direction, and Making the Most of Opportunities

    At this year’s Sprint Personal Development Programme for female undergraduates, we were really fortunate to have some excellent female speakers to come and share their career journeys!  Each speaker spoke about their opportunities and challenges along the way plus gave...

  • It's not too late for me to get a job, is it?

    It's not too late for me to get a job, is it? A common question we are asked by final year students in our Quick Queries is "its not too late for me to get a job, is it?".  This is a totally understandable question...

  • Finding last - minute summer work experience

    I find that our excited Jack Russell gets me motivated every morning so I hope this brief blog entry on finding last - minute summer work experience may do the same for you! Is it too late to find summer...

  • How to handle job offers

    Picture this: Your phone rings, it is a unknown number - you answer with much trepidation. It is someone from the graduate recruitment team following an assessment center you went to. Hurrah they have offered you the job. This should...

  • Do I really need to know Excel?

    Do I really need to know Excel? Students sometimes come in to our office asking about the usefulness of Excel in graduate job hunting and how to get additional training.  My advice to you is don’t sit back and think...

  • Environmental Careers - Part 2

    Environmental Careers - Part 2 On Monday 5th March People & Planet Society held an excellent careers evening inviting several professionals to speak about environmental career options. This is a summary of what the speakers shared and the great advice they...

  • 1000+ Years of Careers Advice

    1000+ Years of Careers Advice   So, what do graduates do 10 years on? What have they learnt along the way, what challenges have they overcome, regrets and poor decisions made, pros and cons of different jobs, thought processes and...

  • Environmental Careers - Part 1

    Environmental Careers - Part 1   On Monday 5th March People & Planet Society held an excellent careers evening inviting several professionals to speak about environmental career options. This is a summary of what the speakers shared and the great...