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A 2013 graduate and still looking for a finance or technology role with a global firm?

If you are than you really need to read this post. Here is prooof that the grad scheme door does not shut with the arrival of Santa on his sleigh. PwC have been in touch to draw your attention to their continued graduate vacancies for 2014, with start dates as soon as April! Here are the technology ones. Here are the finance ones.

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The Most Boring Graduate Career?

Insurance! The mere word makes students look at me in horror or disbelief when I mention it as a career pathway which offers  excellent career opportuities for graduates. But why? I suspect many wrongly think it’s about cold calling clients,  door to door selling of life or car insurance or processing boring paperwork.  Actually, just the opposite comes over when I meet trainees on graduate schemes such as Willis, Allianz, Lloyds of London, Hiscox  and  Zurich who describe their roles as interesting and challenging, with plenty of early responsibility. Insurance could be described as managing risk in a fast moving world, within the field of financial services. Within insurance there are opportunities for graduates of any discipline, but for some pathways a degree in business or numerical discipline is preferred. As well as specialist pathways in risk management, there are also pathways for graduates interested in a career as an acountant or as a technologist as well as general management.

The graduate scheme at Zurich clearly demonstrates the excellent opportunities on offer and I guarantee it will dispel some of the myths about insurance!http://www.zurich.co.uk/graduates/ourgraduateprogrammes/ourgraduateprogramme.htm For this prestigious scheme a 2:1 and 280 UCAS points are required. Continue Reading

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Buzz word of 2014: Global mobility

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According to Forbes, Global mobility is on the rise, and many employees want a passport filled with foreign-nation stamps to bolster personal growth and career development. Increasingly, they’re seeking expatriate, commuter, rotational or other alternative assignments to build their resumes. International assignments are a great career development tool and, at the same time, help organizations address talent shortages & close skill gaps.

In other words, if you haven`t yet thought about working internationally or relocating, this is something you may want to consider.

Detailed information about working in particular countries within European Union: http://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/working-abroad

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This January: start your career in Business/Finance

   Want to work in Business or Finance? Check out these incredible jobs below.

   The catch? Deadlines are this January, so apply now.

Internships & Placements

Start your career with a summer internship or a one-year placement in the industry, and get the experience that you need to make it big. Internships advertised on CareersHub will always cover at least the intern`s expenses and will not require you to work for more than 3 months on an unpaid basis – we believe employers should value you as an addition to their company! Placements will always be paid at least Minimum Wage and can vary from 6 months to 13 months in length – for more information about internships and placements, check http://targetjobs.co.uk/work-experience

Hot internships & placements in Business & Finance

GE Healthcare – Business Internship – apply by 31st January 2014

RBS – Summer internships in Finance (Markets, International Banking, Corporate Banking, and others) – apply by 31st January 2014

Microsoft – Finance internship – apply by 31st January 2014

National Grid – Finance placement year – apply by 31st January 2014

Mercedes-Benz – Business Operations placement – apply by 31st January 2014

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