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Destinations of City graduates

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The Career and Skills Development Service carries out the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey every year. The information collected is a snapshot of what City University London graduates are doing six months after completion of their course.

Students and recent graduates can view the destinations of their respective courses by navigating through the different schools on the left hand side navigation bar.

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Inspiring the Future

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Inspiring the Future is a free service which will see tens of thousands of people from all sectors and professions go into state schools and colleges to talk about their jobs, careers, and the education routes they took.

Everyone from CEOs to apprentices can volunteer for Inspiring the Future.

Recent graduates, school leavers and people in the early stages of their career can be inspirational to teenagers – being close in age they are easy to relate to; while senior staff have a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Your insights will help to inspire and equip students for the next steps they need to take.

How it works
Follow the link to sign up. By signing up, you make it easy for local schools and colleges to get in touch to see if you can help them help their pupils make better decisions about the future. You might be asked if you could take part in a careers’ fair, in career networking (speed dating about jobs) or do a lunchtime talk to sixth formers about your job and how you got it. Typically, volunteers will go into schools just once a year to speak with young people. During busy times, it’s easy to suspend your account.

Inspiring the Future: free, easy, effective & fun
Volunteering for Inspiring the Future is free, easy, effective and fun. Volunteers and education providers are connected securely online, and volunteering can take place near home or work as employees specify the geographic locations that suit them. Criminal Records Bureau checks are NOT needed for career insights talks.

Why volunteer in a local school or college?

• To help young people make informed choices. Going into state schools and colleges can help dispel myths about jobs and professions, and importantly, ensure that young people have a realistic view of the world of work and the routes into it.

• Practice communication and presentation skills in a different environment. Young people are a receptive, enthusiastic and inquisitive audience; they often ask unexpected questions.

• Getting young people interested in your job, profession or sector can help develop the talent pool and ensure a skilled workforce in the future.

Do you work in Accounting; Energy; Finance & Consultancy; Management; HR & Recruitment; Actuarial Science, Insurance & Risk; Media; or Teaching? Or want to raise your company`s profile on campus?

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Inspire City students!

City Careers are looking for Alumni to be inspirational speakers at a series of panel events in October/November 2013.

Do you work in: Accounting; Energy; Finance and Consultancy; Management; HR and Recruitment; Actuarial Science, Insurance and Risk; Media; or Teaching?

Then you could join us on campus and talk about your experience after leaving City as a graduate!

Do you work in HR or you want to raise your company`s profile on campus?

Then why not represent your company at one of the City Fairs and attract some excellent students and graduates to apply for your opportunities!

Banking, Finance & Consultancy Fair – 2 October 2013 (13:30 – 16:30)

Engineering, Science & Technology Fair – 9 October 2013 (13:30 – 16:30)

Law Fair – 16 October 2013 ( 13:30 – 16:30)

For more information on the events and how to get involved, please email Vin at manvinder.bhabra.1@city.ac.uk and we will be in touch shortly.

Working in a career that differs to what you had previously aspired to?

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Invitation to take part in Research Study

Do you find yourself currently working in a career that differs to what you had previously aspired to?

 

If yes, we would like to invite you to take part in a research study that City student Jaspreet Singh is conducting for her MSc Organisational Psychology dissertation.

This study is exploring the experience of recent graduates (within the past 3 years) currently working in a career that differs to what they had previously aspired to.

If you are happy to share your experiences over a telephone interview (or face to face) please confirm this by reading, signing and returning this CONSENT FORM to jaspreet.singh.3@city.ac.uk

Interviews will last approximately 30 minutes and will take place during the second week of June and the first week of July. Flexibility will be offered to those interested but not able to make these dates.

To show her appreciation, Jaspreet will enter all participants  into a Prize Draw to win a £50 Amazon Voucher!

Did you complete your course between 1st August and 31st December 2012?

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MAKE AN IMPACT ON CITY’S GRADUATE DESTINATIONS

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey is underway. The survey provides the University with invaluable information about employment and further study circumstances of its graduates. All UK Higher Education institutions are required to conduct this survey, whose findings conform the Universities’ employability tables.

Last year over 80% of City graduates included in the survey took part and helped the university assess the early careers of its alumni.

If you completed your course between 1st August and 31st December 2012 we are asking you to contribute 2 minutes of your time when we contact you to carry out the survey. Alternatively you can do the survey online now.

Your input in the survey as a recent graduate will be greatly appreciated and helps the University support your prospects by showing good return rates for employability, which in turn encourages more employers to engage with our alumni and students.

You can view results from last year’s survey, including employment statistics, median salaries and companies/roles by course of study in the Careers Website.

Are you looking to hire students or graduates from City?

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Unitemps is a 360-degree online recruitment solution, attracting applications, managing timesheet processing, legislative compliance and budget tracking.

What’s different about Unitemps?

Unitemps is not only more cost efficient than traditional agencies; their ethos is different too as they are part of City’s Career & Skills Development Service. Their objective is to increase the employability skills of City’s students and any surplus produced goes toward future student support.

Unitemps bespoke services include recruitment of skilled graduates and students; managed payroll for placements and internships; and opportunities to raise your company’s profile on campus.

The benefits to you?

• City’s intelligent, diverse, committed and motivated students and graduates can support your business in many areas including Administration, Marketing, HR, Finance, IT & Legal, Customer Services, Languages & Translation, Events, Promotions and Conferencing.

• Unitemps has over 17,000 UK and international students and graduates registered with more than 100 languages spoken between them.

• Unitemps have a rapid response time, utilising advanced online systems with a personal service provided by their experienced team.

For more information, please visit www.unitemps.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7040 4684

For full details of all City’s Career & Skills Development Services, please visit  www.city.ac.uk/careers or call +44 (0) 207 040 8093.

Are you looking for a temporary, part-time or short-term assignment?

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As a graduate you are eligible to apply for roles within City University London and with companies in London that advertise through Unitemps.

Since launching in June 2012, some of Unitemps recent graduates are currently working in the Careers, Finance, HR and Marketing departments at City; Unitemps are also working with companies in Tech City and the wider London area to generate opportunities.

If you do not live in London you can  apply for roles nationwide as Unitemps have offices in several universities in the UK.

For more information, please visit www.unitemps.co.uk or call +44 (0)20 7040 4684

For full details of all City’s Career & Skills Development Services, please visit www.city.ac.uk/careers or call +44 (0) 207 040 8093.

East London Business Alliance (ELBA) Graduate Local Employment Scheme (EaGLES)

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August 2013 – February 2014; £15,561 p.a pro-rata

• Do you want to work in the City or Canary Wharf?
• Do you have a good degree?
• Have you lived in Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest, Greenwich or Islington for at least 5 years?

If you answered YES to all of the above then apply to join ELBA’s Graduate Programme.
EaGLES is a graduate programme with a difference. Designed for local graduates, they are seeking outstanding young people who are interested in a career in corporate community affairs who are also keen to act as role models and ambassadors for the local community. EaGLES provides unique placement opportunities, where you will gain skills, knowledge and experience in community affairs. At the same time, we will help you to put your local area knowledge of your borough to good use by helping to inform policymakers on local needs and issues.

What is offered?
• 3 weeks intensive pre-placement training
• On-going sector specific training
• £15,561 p.a. pro-rata training allowance
• £1,100 worth of training received individually
• A six month quality placement in the community affairs department of a major organisation. Past placements include Credit Suisse, Nomura, Deutsche Bank, Metropolitan Police, Freshfields, Centre of the Cell, Barclays, KPMG etc.
• Individual job search support at end of programme

What is needed from you:
• An interest in working in community affairs within a business environment
• You have, or expect to gain, a good degree
• You are a long term resident of Islington or one of the five east London boroughs.
• A willingness to learn, adapt and work hard, independently and as a team player
• Excellent communication, IT and organisational skills and the ability to multi-task
• The desire and enthusiasm to be a role model in your local community along with the potential to bring about change

How can I find out more?
The application pack can be downloaded from www.elba-1.org.uk. For more information please email shannon.bunting@elba-1.org.uk or call 020 7068 6960.

Application deadline – Friday 10 May 2013

Initial Interviews held –  13 & 14 June 2013

Induction morning – Monday 17 June 2013

Programme start – August 2013

There is no guarantee of a job on completion of the programme but careers support will be given.

Inspire current students – sign up to our Insight into Industry Scheme

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Our Insight into Industry scheme has been developed to offer our most proactive students an opportunity to meet with and shadow professionals who have specific knowledge about an occupation or career in which they are interested. This is a competitive scheme, where students have to apply for a place and complete a series of assessment and training tasks.

We are currently looking for employers and alumni that would like to engage with this group of keen students.

More information

Did you complete your course at City between 1 January and 31 July 2012?

Careers.

If so, we are asking for just two minutes of your time when we contact you to carry out the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey. Alternatively, you can do the survey online now. Doing so will help City rise through the league tables.

The DLHE survey provides the University with invaluable information about the employment and further study circumstances of its recent graduates. All UK Higher Education institutions are required to conduct this survey.

Your input in the survey as a recent graduate will be greatly appreciated as it also helps the University showing good return rates for employability. This in turn encourages more employers to engage with you and, thereby, improve your future job prospects.

You can view results from last year’s survey on the Careers Website.

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