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What could a career in the European Commission offer me?

European CommissionHave you ever wondered what working in the EU would involve? There will be a great opportunity to hear about all the different careers that are available in the European Commission via a presentation delivered by Francesca Manchi from the European Commission on  11 March (1-2pm) in B307 B/C (University Building). The European Commission is like the European branch of the Civil Service, so this will appeal to a wide range of students from all disciplines including Maths, Science, Law, Social Sciences and Business. There are specific opportunities available according to different interests including working in legal teams or within a Science –related area.

For a paid 6 month internship, known as a ‘stage’ or traineeship, you need to speak another European language other than the one you are fluent in, such as a rusty A Level, though you will need to brush this up! Your language ability will not be tested beforehand. The ‘stage’ is taken after you have graduated.

For the graduate programme, the procedure is known as the ’Concours’. It is very competitive  and you will have to demonstrate your ability in another European language.

In both cases, you will work in either Brussels or Luxembourg.

Students can register to attend this presentation here: https://careershub.city.ac.uk/students/events/detail/538860

 

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Prison Leadership Graduate Scheme (NOMS)

NOMSThe National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Graduate Scheme (for Prison leadership) will be opening any day now for applications

The scheme will suit students interested in a  management role within criminal justice. It provides excellent leadership training and  a good salary. At least 1 year must be spent working as a Prison Officer as part of the programme to learn the ropes.

https://www.gov.uk/noms-graduate-programme

https://www.facebook.com/NOMSGraduateProgramme – use to keep up to date

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/national-offender-management-service/about/recruitment

The graduate scheme is highly competitive (no surprise there), so suggest you make full use of CityCareers when making your applications to aid your chances of success. We are always happy to answer questions and to provide support. Book your appointment online here www.city.ac.uk/careers

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Civil Service Fast Stream – Analytical opportunities and diversity internships

civil service fast streamTwo reminders…….

For those interested in what is known as the Analytical Fast Stream (for economists, statisticians, social researchers  or analysts) Round 2 of applications will open on 16 Feb 2015 and close on 7 April 2015.

There are 2 diversity opportunities on offer (diversity here means being from an economically disadvantaged background or being a disabled person or ethnic minority) . I have written about these opportunities on the Careers Blog before at City, but again just want to promote them as a brilliant opportunity that would give you an edge with your applications for the Fast Stream in the future. I CANNOT RECOMMEND THESE OPPORTUNITIES ENOUGH.  Applications for the Early Diversity Internship Programme close on 17 Nov 2014 and applications for the Summer Diversity Internship Programmes close on the 5 Jan 2014.

https://www.gov.uk/faststream – Read more about the different departments and roles. The Fast Stream is the graduate scheme for the Civil Service. It is an extremely competitive scheme that attracts high performers. It will especially appeal to those who also have an interest in politics.  https://www.gov.uk/civil-service-fast-stream-how-to-apply

https://www.facebook.com/faststream – use this to keep up to date

 

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Police Now – New Graduate Scheme for the Police

The Police have designed a new graduate scheme called Police Now along the lines of Teach First. They are currently recruiting 50 graduates to work in the Met, with a view to expanding the intake outside London later on. Graduates can still apply for The Police via the usual entry route.

What is Police Now?

Police Now is a 2 years development/leadership programme for graduates, where the graduates taken on board will have the role of a Dedicated Ward Officer and will be THE go-to person for their own ward (ward = an area of London of about 22 streets).  At the end of the 2 years, the graduates will have the option to stay with the Police, or apply for jobs with the programme’s Platinum sponsors (e.g. PwC). This is why Police Now is very similar to Teach First and Front Line (for Social Work training).

What’s in it for grads?

  •   £29,000 per annum; free travel around London; 22 days of holiday
  •   Quick application process: 6 weeks from application to offer
  •   Responsibility from Day One
  •   They will be able to make a difference in people’s lives Continue Reading
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Career Opportunity for working on financial projects with a human dimension

If you like working with figures and would like to work on financial projects with a human dimension, you might like the sound of the Society of London Treasurers Graduate Scheme.  This well-established programme also offers a good work-life balance including generous holidays. It is one of the few grad schemes that will also accept a 2:2 degree from any degree background  –  GCSE Englsih and Maths at grade C are also required. The scheme brings together around 17 local authorities and other public services annually to recruit and train around 40 graduates  a year who want to pursue a career in public finance. It’s all about putting talented graduates through a secure, four year  programme that will form the first part of their journey towards senior management. The scheme also now recruits grads to work in Nottinghamshire and Cambridgeshire.

Through rotations, trainees gain exposure to every  element of local government finance, whilst attached to a specific local  authority. The scheme has been carefully designed to maximise potential  with work varying from key corporate processes to advising senior management  and challenging project initiatives. Continue Reading