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Graduate Open Day: Find out what it would be like to work for the London insurance market on 16 October 2017

 

LMG Representing the London specialist insurance market

Insurance – Will you take the risk?

 

Save the date for a Graduate Open Day to find out more about the rewarding career opportunities that the London Insurance Market offers ambitious young people.

Insurance is an exciting and diverse sector: it balances risks (catastrophic hurricanes or a world-wide cyber breach) against probability and rapidly changing environments and customer demands. The London Insurance Market is the world-leading hub for insurance and reinsurance, employing over 52,000 people and handling $91bn worth of business. Come and find out how to be a part of it, and all the various roles that working in this dynamic market offers.

The event is for undergraduates and we are particularly encouraging applications from women. The event will include interactive presentations and workshops and a networking opportunity with potential employers. You will also get to visit two of the City of London’s most iconic buildings not usually open to the public – Lloyd’s of London and the Leadenhall Building (‘the Cheesegrater’).

Date: Monday, 16 October 2017

Time: 10.30am – 5.30pm

Venues: Lloyd’s of London and the Leadenhall Building

The day is free to attend but places are limited. To register your interest or for more information, contact Faye Roney

In the meantime, why not find out more about career opportunities at London Insurance Market organisations by following @londoninsurancelife on Instagram and Facebook and @londoninslife on Twitter.

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Got a 2:2?

Here are some useful tips I’ve come across in a Guardian Careers article if you have graduated with a 2:2 . Totally agree with the advice in the article – especially what Laura Hooke says, an ex-careers consultant at City! Probably the worst part of getting a 2:2 is getting that first job. After you’ve proved yourself in a role, you will rarely be asked about your result again – the focus will be on your work experience and achievements at work. Just in case you are still hankering after a grad scheme though, UK Power Networks (Engineering and Business pathways), the Civil Service Fast Stream (some pathways) and the NHS Management grad scheme are all programmes are open to you and there are more if you take the time to research carefully.

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Jobs in Mental health Nursing are growing – and you don’t need to have done a degree in Nursing. You don’t need to be a woman either!



 

The growing need for mental health professionals continues and the NHS will be increasing the number of job opportunities in mental health by 20,000 by 2020.  Starting an accelerated course as a   graduate in September could be your next step if you are interested in making a difference to people’s lives in terms of mental health. Universities across the country still have places available for courses, which are around 2 years long. You’ll need to have a relevant degree such as Psychology – but check with individual institutions as some universities may be more flexible about subject areas.

“The biggest shame of all would be to overlook such a fantastic career opportunity, with all its life-changing experiences.”

Read Christopher’s story

For more advice:

Need further information? Either give NHS Careers a call on 0345 60 60 655, email them advice@healthcareers.uk  or contact us on Facebook or Twitter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Like the idea of working for a university?

Unless you are thinking about becoming an academic, you may not have thought about working for a university as your future career. But their are lots of interesting opportunities in many different teams! Most vacancies are advertised here. Some roles may want more experience than you have, but experience can include a wide range of activities including volunteering, so why not take a look?Working for a university can also include reduced costs for taking a Masters, if this interests you. Check the policy of the university in advance.

There are roles in student services, student administration, finance, quality and the Careers Service, to name but a few. Talking of which……Goldsmith’s (based in New Cross, SE14) are looking to recruit for 6 new posts in their Careers Service:

  • 2 Work Placement Co-ordinators at Grade 5
  • 2 Employer Engagement Co-ordinators at Grade 5
  • 1 Job Shop Administrator at Grade 4
  • 1 Volunteering Administrator at Grade 4

If you have never been to New Cross but have heard good things about Goldsmiths, this could be a good choice!

All posts are advertised on the Goldsmiths website. The link to all the above jobs is: https://jobs.gold.ac.uk/job-search.html

Please note that the closing dates for the Work Placement Co-ordinators and Volunteering Administrator are 12 noon on Fri 25th August so get your skates on if you are interested!  Closing dates for the other posts are midnight on 10th September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Volunteering with the Citizen Advice Epping Forest District

After spending my first year at university studying law, learning all the theoretical elements and digging my head into the textbooks, I decided to volunteer at the citizen advice bureau to get an understanding of how the law impacts people on a day to day basis. Walking through the corridor on my first day at Citizen Advice, formerly known as the Citizen Advice Bureau. I was greeted with smiling faces. I was introduced to a friendly and caring environment in which all my colleagues were an instrumental factor in helping me settle in.

Citizens Advice thrives on the help of volunteers and the generosity of strangers. Clients come with a whole array of problems including homelessness, mental health issues, benefits and debts. This opportunity has allowed me to see at a practical level how to deal face to face with some very vulnerable clients. Additionally, I have seen how Citizens Advice helps clients on a personal level through the way my supervisor goes to all lengths possible to find the best solutions for her clients. The dedication posed by the volunteers is unmatched and is in many ways very moving.

My main role involves administration work, filing, writing and drafting letters and helping the advisors with anything they may need. Within my fair share of time, I have witnessed many unexpected situations, clients that seem frazzled and confused about the course of action to take as well as annoyed and agitated. I have learned the way to proceed with such clients and trying to calm them down. When such situations arise being able to listen is a key skill while allowing them to explain their problems. However, the most satisfying element of being a volunteer is when you see a client that is joyful and happy after their problems are sorted.

I decided to volunteer as a co-editor of the Bureau Buzz for the Epping district. I was lucky enough to be accepted and worked on my first newsletter in June. My role involves editing the format and layout of the buzz before sending them out to the staff members.

Although our roles individually seem minuscule, when looking at the bigger picture, you realise that all efforts are helping someone else’s life. I may be a volunteer for a short amount of time, but I would love to stay for longer and see many more smiles.

Written By: Rabiya Khawaja