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Friday, November 2, 2012

Weekly news round-up



It’s time for the weekly graduate recruitment news roundup. Ross is off on holiday again (lucky) so I will try my best to do him proud.

This week it’s been a bit of a mixed bag of news but I would say the IT industry is the one making the most noise, quickly followed by the construction and engineering sectors.



Let’s start off with some good news:


  For those wanting to become a computer science teacher, there are great news for you. A new scholarship has been launched that will pay successful graduates £20,000 tax-free to train as computer science teachers. 

·         On a more sombre tone, although strong graduates are being snapped up by IT employers the sector as a whole is still experiencing a sluggish demand for university leavers.

·         Bouncing back with more good news: Construction graduates will be happy to hear that the newly announced Infrastructure Act could help them get a job. Make sure you impress employers about your commercial awareness by mentioning the act in your interviews.

·         Recent and soon to be engineering graduates will be very pleased to know that jobs, salaries and investment continue to grow in the UK energy sector. 

·         Apart from the above industries we also found out directly from consumer good employers some useful tips on how best to apply for their jobs. 

·         And in journalism it is unfortunately bad news as you may want to reconsider where you job hunt. News has it that regional journalism jobs may be more at risk as newspaper groups eye up mergers.  

·         One a more unusual note we’ve gone a little Bond crazy this week and, as well as a couple of us going to see it, we have created a great piece of advice to find out the secrets of getting a graduate job with MI5, MI6 and GCHQ 

·         Finally as it is Halloween week we told you how best to answer a tricky interview question: how to show lateral thinking. This is the ability to use your imagination to look at a problem in a fresh way and come up with a solution. 

To get graduate careers news as it happens, check out the news feed. Alternatively, check out the round-up this time next week!

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