Category Archives: Graduate Jobs

Working in Government Insight Day on 13th November 2019

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) University Outreach Team cordially invites up to 10 students from your university to attend our ‘working in government’ insight day on 13th of November 2019, at 1 Victoria Street conference centre.

BEIS employs around 3,000 staff who work in our offices in London, Aberdeen and around the UK. BEIS is supported by over 40 agencies and public bodies including Companies House and the UK Space Agency. For more information about the department and the work we do, please click here.

Led by a budding group of young professional volunteers, the day will consist of six hours of ‘fun and interactive’ sessions leading students through what life is like as a Civil Servant in the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

There will also be time for networking with recent graduates working at the department.

To register, we simply ask for 100 words from interested students detailing why they would be interested in attending the workshop, and a potential future career as a civil servant. A member of your university’s careers service can also attend, if interested. We will be in touch with successful applicants in due course.

We can only accept up to 10 students from your university to allow a wide variety of students to attend from across different London universities. However, further events will be put on in the future over the course of the academic year.

While not a recruitment day, and led solely by volunteers, attendees will learn more about the Civil Service and methods of obtaining employment in departments such as BEIS.

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR 100 WORD APPLICATION 

Careers in Parliament Recruitment Fair

Love working with people in a highly rewarding customer-driven environment? If so, we would like to meet you at our Recruitment Fair on Thursday 9 May 2019 between 3pm and 6.20pm.

Come and discover more about careers in the House of Commons, House of Lords and Parliamentary Digital Service and speak to staff about current and future opportunities.

There are jobs to suit everyone at UK Parliament, including in Security, Finance, Catering, Research, Heritage and Public Engagement.

There is no need for you to bring your CV on the day.

How to book your place at the Recruitment Fair

Attendance at the Recruitment Fair is free but you must book in advance. You can book your place online or by phoning 020 7219 4114.

Current vacancies at UK Parliament

Even if you cannot attend the Recruitment Fair you can still apply for roles at UK Parliament.

 

 

 

 

12-month London Based Asset Management Placements

12-month Placements/Graduate Roles with London-based asset manager,  BlueBay – One of Europe’s largest Fixed-Income Managers

Are you looking for a placement or graduate role with real responsibility from day one? Do you want invaluable experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of an industry-leading asset manager? Do you want the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, well-established firm? BlueBay are looking to hire placement students and graduates from all degree backgrounds across many areas of asset management….

These roles are open to graduates and placement students from any degree subject, however you must be on track for or achieved a 2.1. You will receive support throughout the entire application process!

Company: BlueBay
Location: Mayfair, London
Roles: Graduate Roles and 12-month placements in:

1. Operations 2. Client Operations 3. RFP (Request for Proposal)

Salary: £24,000
Assessment dates 1st – 10th May
Start Date: Week Commencing 8th July 2019
Degree: Any degree
Apply here: https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/bluebay-generalist-19/?ref=PM
Deadline: 08/04/19

Who is the company?

– With around $50 billion under management and offices across the globe, BlueBay is one of Europe’s largest specialist fixed income managers

– Established in 2001, BlueBay is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Canada, with full investment autonomy and substantial operational independence

– Located in beautiful, modern offices in Mayfair, BlueBay pride themselves on their core values of integrity, transparency and respect, taking a collaborative and innovative approach with their clients

 

What are the roles?

  1. Operations

– The operations area is the ‘engine room’ of the business, ensuring smooth running of trading processes

– Within operations you will rotate across 3 areas: security operations, derivative operations and mixed treasury, exposing you to all areas of financial services

– In each area you will be ensuring that trades are running smoothly by liaising with other teams, researching and writing reports and digging into why a trade may have gone through incorrectly

Is this role right for me?

– You must have an aptitude for accuracy, analysis and drawing hypotheses

  1. Client Operations

– Client and regulatory reporting is for those with outstanding communication skills, providing both clients and external bodies with the information they need to make decisions

– You will get the chance to work with the sales team to pull together reports to provide to clients, as well as the regulatory team to submit data to governing bodies

Is this role right for me?

– You must be proactive, willing to learn and possess great written and verbal communication skills

  1. RFP (Request for Proposal)

– You will be creating and collating content for client proposals, which is great for those who enjoy researching and writing

– You will be working closely with the sales team to put together proposals to send to new clients

– This role is different to the client operations role as you will be filling in questionnaires about BlueBay for new clients, rather than helping to source information for existing clients

Is this role right for me?

– You must have great researching and writing skills, attention to detail and be able to work efficiently and independently when required

You can apply to these roles with any degree, however you must be on track for or achieved a 2.1!

Why should you apply?

– These 12-month placement and graduate roles offer an entry-level route into this exciting firm, with hands-on experience in a specialist department

– You will gain invaluable experience and knowledge of the inner-workings of an asset manager

– You will have the opportunity to work for a highly regarded, well-established firm who are experts in their area of fixed income

– You will have the opportunity to be part of a sociable graduate community that spans across many different teams who often work together

– You will be offered training in all areas of financial services, providing you with great exposure to the asset management industry

– You will have the chance to attend hedge fund events to broaden your knowledge of the asset management industry

 

Click here to be considered – Apply now:

https://www.sanctuarygraduates.co.uk/bluebay-generalist-19/?ref=PM

It only takes 30 seconds to register your interest in these roles, and you’ll receive support throughout the full application process.

 

FDM Group Event – Graduate Opportunities for Students

FDM Group invites you to drop in and speak to them and grab a free hot drink between 11:30am – 2:30pm on Thursday 14th March in the Sibson Atrium.

“Come and chat to us about the opportunities that we have for final year students seeking a Graduate role and, our industrial placement vacancies for first and second year students.

This is a great opportunity to meet some of the team in a more relaxed environment.

We look forward to meeting you then!”

Read more about the FDM graduate programme here.

There will be a competition running on the day for the post on social media by a student with the most likes/retweets about the event and the prize will be an insight day at the FDM offices.

Sign up here

MP for Dover & Deal recruiting for a Graduate Caseworker

Charlie Elphicke, the Member of Parliament for Dover and Deal, is adding a full-time caseworker to his local team.

Do you have a passion for people and politics? A good writer, organised, with a strong work ethic and lots of initiative? The successful applicant will join a small, energetic team that is determined to help people in need and make a positive difference to our community.

Key responsibilities include research, drafting letters, producing reports, producing video content and handling social media and enquiries from the local press.

This is the perfect role for someone who cares about people and enjoys a wide variety of work in a busy office.

Closing Date

15 March 2019

Interview/Start Dates

Interviews likely to start week commencing 18 March.

Application Details

Please send a CV and covering letter to jamie.rose@parliament.uk.

Websitehttp://elphicke.com/

Click here for more details

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Graduate Scheme

Foreign and Commonwealth Office Graduate Internship Scheme 

Internship up to 9 months
Closing date: 11 Mar 2019
£19,384 per annum plus £5,000 Location Allowance (pro-rata)

Business areas:

  • Administration / Corporate Support
  • Communications / Marketing
  • Customer Insight
  • Defence
  • Operations
  • Economist
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Human Resources
  • Humanitarian
  • Policy
  • Press Relations
  • Procurement and Contracts Management
  • Security

The UK’s relationship with the rest of the world has rarely been so complex – or so interesting. Across the globe, the UK faces both challenges and opportunities. The FCO has teams working on everything from crisis in Syria, to helping British nationals in distress overseas, to creating new opportunities for British business, particularly in the fast growing economies, as well as managing a global network of posts overseas.

This is a unique opportunity to be right at the heart of the FCO’s work and to understand what it takes to run an effective global organisation. You will participate fully in the work of the FCO department into which you are placed and have an opportunity to influence how policy is made and delivered.

All the placements offer an in-depth insight into the work of the host FCO department and plenty of opportunity to learn more about, and experience, the wider FCO. No two placements are the same, and could be in any of the following departments:

• Geographical – Polar Regions, Western Balkans, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, East and West Africa
• Policy Themed – Economics, Defence Strategy, Cyber Engagement, EU Strategy, Climate Change and Environment, Human Rights, Counter Terrorism
• Customer Services – Consular, Parliamentary, Protocol, Crisis and Disaster Management
• Corporate – Internal and External Communications, Security, Human Resources, Press, Procurement

Please see the two ‘Day in the life of a Graduate Intern’ within the attached candidate pack for examples of the type of work you can expect to be involved in.

You will be part of a friendly and supportive team, where everyone is committed to diversity and encouraged to seek out development opportunities. Roles will allow successful candidates to develop their skills in relation to the Civil Service Success Profiles framework. You will be given a wide range of support, along with plenty of opportunities to learn about FCO work outside of your specific role. This may be through participating in Learning and Development (L&D) events and using FCO and Civil Service L&D tools. You may also have the opportunity to complete parts of the Diplomatic Academy Syllabus.

The type of placements we offer are suitable for those looking for general FCO work experience and NOT specific career related experience or experience relevant to ongoing academic studies. We carefully select suitable Internship placements from across the organisation in a range of roles offered by all our Directorates. Individuals are assigned to a Department for the duration of their Internship and we do not offer the option for Interns to select a placement or request a preference for a particular area of work for their Internship.

We are hoping to be able to offer Interns the opportunity to apply for the Civil Service Fast Pass Scheme, which is run by the Cabinet Office Diversity Team. The Scheme offers you the chance to be fast-tracked through to the assessment stage of the Civil Service Fast Stream application process if you receive a positive evaluation after the first six weeks of your placement. Further details on this will be provided at the beginning of placements, should the Cabinet Office Diversity Team confirm this is possible.

Please note:

• These Internships offer an insight into working in the FCO and valuable experience for future job applications.
• All Internships are expected to end in May/June 2020, depending on an Intern’s start date in 2019. Successful candidate’s indicative start date is August/September as an exact start date is dependent on candidates completing their pre-appointment checks and security clearance.

Please read the attached Candidate Pack in full for further information on the roles and responsibilities, minimum criteria required and details of the internship. The Candidate Pack also explains the selection process and notes what applicants will be assessed on at the first sift and at interview.

We want to encourage applications from the most talented people from all backgrounds.

Please note that the FCO carries out name-blind (anonymised) recruitment to help build a more diverse and inclusive workplace.

Qualifications
A Graduate with at least a 2:2 degree (first degree). For those graduating in 2019, we will need evidence of your predicted grade. If your degree was awarded by a non British university you must provide satisfactory evidence that it equates to a British degree, i.e. via NARIC. It is also essential that you provide evidence of your qualifications if called to interview.

Behaviours
We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills
We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Motivation & personal development
  • Benefits
  • Pensions
  • Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful
  • candidates.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.
For more information, please read the candidate pack.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Open to UK nationals only.

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

If you have any questions about the internship or the recruitment process please email fcorecruitment.grs@cabinetoffice.gov.uk Please include the seven digit vacancy reference number (1617790) in the subject line of your email.

For more information, click here

POLIR Fully Funded Field Trip – Careers in International Affairs

Career in International Affairs Forum

The School of Politics and International Relations is fully funding a field trip to the annual Careers in International Affairs Forum.

Tickets to the event and a coach trip into London are included.

Places are limited to 10 students, to apply please email: aspirations@kent.ac.uk
and explain why you would like to attend the forum.

Date: 29th April 2019
Time: 9am – 5pm
Venue: City University of London, St John Street London EC1V 4PB

PROGRAMME FOR THE DAY

08:30- 9:00 Registration

09:00- 9:30
Opening Statement – Simon Anholt, Co-Founder, the Good Country

09:30- 10:15
Career in British Foreign Service
– Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Richard Everingham, Lead on the Fast Stream Recruitment

10:15- 11:15
Career in International Organisations
– World Bank: Claire Willman, International Affairs Associate,
– United Nations Population Fund: Matthew Jackson, UK Director

11:15- 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:15
Career in Think Tanks
– Chatham House: Lisa O’Daly, Director of Human Resources
– Royal United Services Institute: Oliver Kraft, Research Fellow

12:15- 13:15
Leadership Opportunities
– British Council: Bethan Dinning, Project Manager & John Rolfe, Schools Outreach Manager
– Shwarzman Scholars

13:15- 14:15 Lunch Break

14:15- 15:15
Career in Humanitarian Sector
– International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC): Sophie Da Silva, Recruiter & HR Marketing Officer
– UNICEF: Yahav Lichner, Senior Adviser

15:15-15:45
Career in International Affairs, Private Sector
– Jonathan Paris, Senior Adviser, Chertoff Group
– Richard Griffiths, Senior Advisor, Dentons

15:45 – 16:00 Break

16:00 – 17:00
Career in the United Nations
– United Nations: Eva Jansen, Human Resources Officer

17:00 Closing notes

Click here for more information

 

 

Jobs for Tier 4 Visa Holders

What is Student Circus?

Student circus is a niche job search platform that enables International Students secure  jobs in the UK.

Having graduated from the UK as International Students,
we truly understand the time and visa constraints associated with finding a job.

World class UK universities nurture and produce the very best of international talent. At Student Circus, we believe that this skilled talent can greatly benefit the UK economy and its employers with its global outlook.

Visit Student Circus for more information and current graduate and internship opportunities. 

Which visa do you need to stay in the UK after university?

If you are an international student considering working in the UK after graduation, this essential guide to visas should prove useful

To retain the benefits of an international student body, including the economic contribution, it is important that students, universities and employers are all aware of the routes through which individuals can remain in the UK after their studies have concluded.

The Tier 4 visa is intended for the purpose of studying in the UK. However, it does allow students to work 20 hours a week during term-time or full-time outside term-time, where the student is studying at degree level or above. Such work experience can be vital for those looking to build relationships and contacts in order to secure permanent employment in the UK in the future.

There are a number of options available to Tier 4 students to allow them to stay in (or return to) the UK after their studies. Which route is the most appropriate depends on the individual’s plans for their future in the UK, the area in which they are seeking employment and their current circumstances.

Employment

The main visa for employment is the Tier 2 general visa. This visa requires an employer to hold a sponsor licence and for them to have available a job that the government deems to be at graduate level, or above. Furthermore, the role must be paid at, or above, the stipulated minimum, which is at least £20,800 for students switching to a Tier 2 visa.

International students have several advantages under this route compared with individuals outside the UK. First, businesses do not have to advertise the role in the UK for 28 days prior to offering it to the student (the resident labour market test). Also, businesses do not have to pay the immigration skills charge to employ someone switching from Tier 4 to Tier 2. The current charge is £1,000 for each year of the visa and the cost is likely to rise to £2,000 a year.

Despite such benefits and the clear skills shortages in some sectors, many students find it hard to obtain sponsorship, either because employers are not aware of how to go about sponsoring an individual, or because they believe that the costs and complications of sponsorship are too great for their business.

Previously, it was necessary to pass a course before Tier 4 students could switch to Tier 2, putting graduate schemes that typically start in September out of reach for master’s students, who do not receive their results until later in the year. However, from 11 January 2018, a student has been able to switch to a Tier 4 visa after completing their course.

It is vital for international students to understand the Tier 2 system early on in their course so that they can look for employment and make use of their ability to work under the Tier 4 visa. Armed with knowledge about how they may be sponsored, students can have discussions with employers and potential employers well in advance of the end of their course.

Other options

The two main alternatives for students are the Tier 1 and Tier 5 visas. Tier 1 is for individuals the government is specifically looking to attract to the UK such as investors, entrepreneurs and people who are experts in their field. There are a number of different Tier 1 visa options and it generally encompasses those who have an exceptional talent, or individuals who have money to invest in a business in the UK.

The Tier 1 route can lead to settlement but it does have a high threshold for approval. For example, Exceptional Talent applicants have to be endorsed as an exceptional talent in their field by an official body in their area of expertise. Students who wish to switch from Tier 2 to Tier 1 entrepreneur visas, are limited to using only specific government-backed investment funds, rather than private funds. Students can, however, make a business case to their university to seek endorsement for a Tier 1 graduate entrepreneur visa.

If a student does want to go down the more entrepreneurial route, they should take advice on the conditions of both the initial visa application and any extension application, and how this could lead to settlement.

Tier 5 is a temporary working category and generally requires a student to return to their home country before applying via this route. While Tier 5 is limited in both length and the ability to switch, it can be a useful fallback for a student seeking to build a relationship with an employer in the hope of a future Tier 2 sponsorship. Tier 5 visa holders would have to return to their home country to make a Tier 2 application and this would therefore require the employer to undertake the resident labour market test and pay the higher minimum salary as well as the immigration skills charge.

Future changes

With Brexit on the horizon, the future of the UK’s immigration system is unclear. The government has recently made a commitment to attracting individuals under the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa by doubling the number of endorsements that are available in a year. This shows that the post-Brexit environment is intended to be one in which the UK seeks to snap up talent from across the globe.

However, there is a great deal of uncertainty as to what will happen to the highly skilled Tier 2 visa, or whether a lower-skilled worker route will be opened to deal with a possible labour gap in jobs routinely filled by European Economic Area (EEA) workers.

The Migrant Advisory Committee has been commissioned to advise on the economic and social impacts of the UK’s exit from the European Union, and also on how the UK’s immigration system should be aligned with a modern industrial strategy. The report is not due for publication until September 2018, meaning that any changes to our immigration system would need to be quickly drafted and enshrined in law before the UK’s exit from the EU in March 2019. If this isn’t achieved, the current system could continue post-Brexit, which risks it being unfit for its new purpose.

Whatever the future holds, international students form an important part of the economic landscape of the UK and, as such, everyone should be aware of the specific challenges that they face and consider how these may be tackled.

Charlotte Ashton is a solicitor at MLP Law and advises international students from local universities on their options for remaining in the UK.

 

 

What is your greatest weakness?

Does a job candidate’s answer to this simple interview question predicts success better than their entire resume?

Traci Wilk
“I’d much rather bring somebody into the organization that has taken risks and failed than [somebody who] has always taken the safe route,” says Traci Wilk (pictured).
Courtesy of Traci Wilk
  • Asking interview questions about challenging work experiences can help discern whether a candidate is willing to learn from their mistakes.
  • That’s according to Traci Wilk, senior vice president of people at The Learning Experience and former HR exec at Starbucks.
  • Wilk wants to see evidence of a “growth mindset,” or the belief that talents can be developed through hard work.

One of the hardest parts of a job interview is talking about your flaws and stumbles.

Sometimes the prompt is literally, “what’s your greatest weakness?” Other times it’s, “why were you let go from your last job?”

If you’re interviewing with Traci Wilk, there’s a good chance she’ll encourage you to “tell me about the most challenging work experience that you had and what you learned from it.”

Wilk is the senior vice president of people at The Learning Experience, an early education and childcare franchise. She has also led human resources departments at Starbucks, Coach, and rag & bone. She told Business Insider that, when she asks candidates to share their most challenging work experiences, she’s not exactly trying to suss out their tendency to miss deadlines or talk back to their boss.

Instead, she’s looking for evidence of a “growth mindset.”

Read more: An HR exec who’s worked at Starbucks and Coach was recently asked a surprising question by a job candidate that rocketed them to the top of the list

Wilk said that if the candidate naturally talks about “things that they would have done differently,” that’s a good sign because it shows a “high degree of self-awareness.” She especially wants to see the candidate share some “reflection or a postmortem that they may have done after the situation, how they’ve taken that and applied it into future situations.”

In fact, Wilk added, she’s generally more interested in a candidate’s ability to learn than in their résumé. “Is this someone that’s going to come into the organization certainly with best practices, but also willing to be flexible, willing to be innovative? That’s really the main thing that I’m assessing when I’m meeting with a candidate.”

Read more: An executive coach says practically everyone forgets to ask the job interview question that exposes a big red flag

Other HR leaders say a ‘growth mindset’ is key to success

The term “growth mindset” was coined by psychologist Carol Dweck to describe the belief that your talents can be developed. (The opposite is a “fixed mindset,” which refers to the belief that your talents are innate and can’t change much.) Dweck’s research suggests that people with a growth mindset tend to be more successful.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told Bloomberg that Dweck’s book, “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success,” inspired him to emphasize the importance of a growth mindset among his employees. Microsoft’s chief people officer, Kathleen Hogan, told Geekwire that Microsoft employees weren’t supposed to prove they’re the smartest people in the room, but they were instead supposed to “learn and bring out the best in people.”

As for talking about challenging career experiences in a job interview, if you’re worried about being too candid about your screwups, you probably shouldn’t be.

“It really shows that this person is confident enough to be vulnerable. I’d much rather bring somebody into the organization that has taken risks and failed than [somebody who] has always taken the safe route,” Wilk said.

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