Hello and welcome to the TARGETjobs news roundup; your weekly fix of everything that’s going on in the world of graduate jobs.
- In controversial news, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has scrapped the minimum salary for trainee solicitors in favour of the national minimum wage. It means that future trainees cannot look forward to such respectable wages, but there might be a few more of them.
- If you’re interested in working in hospitality, leisure or tourism, you may be interested in People 1st’s new work experience competition. The sector skills council is running the competition to give job hunters a shot at roles with a series of employers.
- Students at Leeds Met Business School will be happy to hear that the Institute of Consulting will be stopping in to offer a certificate in Management Consulting Essentials. This could be all the edge they need.
- As part of the government’s Higher Apprenticeships framework, PwC is rolling out a brand new scheme in Tax. This is one sign that they are taking an open approach to recruitment and social mobility.
- Property Week has named Savills as the #1 property services firm. This is in part thanks to a hefty profit turnover of £352.2 million. Runners up included Jones Lang LaSalle and CBRE.
- In engineering news, Sweett Group is expanding into the utilities sector. It has won a three-year contract to be one of three providers on a United Utilities; a move that might reflect its ambition in uncertain times.
- We’ve been looking into common graduate job hunter mistakes, and we’re now at the headline story: the application. In order to deal with this properly we have broken it down into two parts. Next week we will be looking at how not to structure it, but this week we’re telling you what not to write.
- And of course there’s our roundup of all things deadline. There is a mix of jobs across the sectors, but IT grads in particular will not want to miss out. Check out the latest jobs here.