Leading the news this week is the built environment sector. There is good news from both the construction and property sectors. In the week when Prince Andrew abseiled down the side of The Shard, it is perhaps fitting that these sectors are finding their feet again.
- First up there is fighting talk from surveying firm Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB). Its incoming chairperson, Ann Bentley has said she wants to focus on capturing market share.
- Graduate property employer Cushman & Wakefield is also going strong, and will be recruiting the same number of graduates in the UK for a 2013 start as it did in 2012.
- In investment banking news, Scottish Widows has reopened its graduate scheme. The investment manager programme was cancelled earlier this year, but is now back with a reduced intake.
- In contrast graduate insurance employer Admiral Group has announced a record growth in profits. Its half-year profits rose to a not-to-be-sniffed-at £171.8 million before tax – 7% ahead of the same figure for 2011.
- There are lots of internships out there for media and marketing job-hunters who are willing to work for expenses. However, in London, that can be pretty hard, so we’ve put together a neat guide on how to survive on expenses.
- First up we sunk our teeth into the government’s new scheme for unemployed jobseekers. The trial scheme will mean that unemployed people between 18 and 24 claiming benefits will have to do 6 months worth of unpaid work.
- We have also been training up our new events promotions executives. You can expect to see them on campus soon: on Monday they will be at the University of Edinburgh’s freshers fair, and Tuesday they will be at the University of Glasgow.
- We also gave you some timely advice on how being in a university sports team could really help your graduate job prospects. Freshers week is the perfect time to sign up for new commitments.
- And, as usual we have our regular roundup of all next week's graduate job deadlines. This will be a big week for vacancies outside of London, so if you don’t fancy living in the Capital, make sure you check it out. Check out the latest jobs here.