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Grad Scheme Opportunities for September 2017 Start – any degree subject

One of the presenters at our recent  Graduate Boot Camp (Honey Clarke, from the National Skills Academy for Financial Services) is working with a major financial services business (insurance sector) helping them secure high calibre candidates to join their three-year graduate rotation programme  in Sept 2017.  The programme provides the opportunity to gain experience working in various business functions including: Claims; Digital, Technology and Data; Finance; HR; Products, Pricing, and Underwriting; Risk; Sales, Marketing and Customer Service.

Roles are based in South East London and the North West of England.A competitive starting salary is offered alongside a joining bonus.  Each year graduates will be eligible for a salary increase.

Eligibility criteria

  • A Bachelors degree at 2.1 or above, or a Masters degree, in any subject.
  • Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact Honey Clarke, Employability Consultant at the Skills Academy for Financial Services.

 

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Success of City’s 2017 Graduate Boot Camp

It was great to see plenty of grads at the boot camp last week! This year we focused on raising self-awareness, including understanding your own values and what you want to get out of your career, plus being able to describe your own strengths and skills with confidence. With all the personalities in the room, there was a varied and interesting response! The grads completed a values questionnaire and a skills audit to highlight their ideas. This went down well. We also looked at some company values on websites because it’s really important to align your own values to company values when you are applying for jobs.

Another good part of the day was when we welcomed back 4 City alumni for our panel activity: Georgia Skupinsky (2015 International Politics, Diversity and Inclusion Officer,King’s College, London), Nduka Ezediuno (2012 Mechanical Engineering, Transport for London), Ben Robinson (2014 Law, Community Volunteering Officer at City and  Arththi Uthayakumaran (2016 Mathematics, CityGoddess, soon to start as an Audit Trainee). They shared their experience of how they approached  job hunting and how they got into their current roles. Continue Reading

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Update on the detective training front for grads…..

The Met are currently arranging events where those who wish to speak to Detectives about the role will be able to. If you are interested contact The Met to register an interest.

Here is a dedicated e-mail address for enquiries or try this.  Alternatively Tel:0845 835 4412. Here is an article about the new graduate detective training scheme which is worth a read.

 

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Now you can train straight away as a Police Detective with The Met!

A new graduate scheme is being promoted by the Metropolitan Police called the External Entry Detective Constable programme. Graduates (including recent graduates) will go straight into the role as a Detective Constable without the traditional requirements of working in uniform for two years and progressing through the ranks. Starting pay is £28 000.  The programme is awaiting Policing Education Qualification Framework (PEQF) accreditation, which will be mandatory for new recruits by 2020. The Met hope the new programme will create a new, younger and diverse workplace.

The application process is in 2 stages.

Stage 1

Applicants must have resided in London for at least 3 out of the past 6 years and must  hold a level 6 qualification (any discipline).

Verbal reasoning test if you pass application stage.

One day assessment centre incorporating police and detective competency tests.

Medical, fitness test and person/family vetting.

Pre-join knowledge learning and self-assessment. After completing Stage 1, there will be further assessments including mandatory training, National Investigator exams and passing 2 years of probation.

Prior to starting work, there is an 18 week training period including 3 knowledge exams, 3 role plays and 2 written assessments. Candidates will have 3 to 4 months of working in their boroughs to put their skills into practice before being entered for their first national investigators exams (PIP 1).Then candidates will  take a 7 week detective course which includes 5 assessments and then will re-join their borough to undertake further development and work towards the second national investigators exam (PIP2).

There will be two intakes, the first being on or around the end of May/Beginning of June and the second being early September. About  80 trainees per cohort.

As well as this, don’t forget the Police Now graduate scheme, which is different. Graduates can also join the force in the usual way, as a non-graduate trainee.