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Friday, October 24, 2014

TARGETjobs weekly career's round-up


Hello everyone, welcome to this week's roundup post. 

To start off this week's roundup post, here are the upcoming graduate job and internship deadlines:






Now, onto career advice

Finance

Barclays will be recruiting more than 250 graduates this year across four business areas:
  1. Investment banking
  2. Global markets
  3. Business functions
  4. Personal and corporate banking
If you want to increase your chances of securing one of these positions (for which applications close on 17 November), it’s essential that you fully understand your chosen business area and role. If you're interested in working within finance after graduation then have a read of our article 'Barclays wants graduates to fully understand their chosen business area and role.'

How graduates can demonstrate Barclays' five core values find out what those values are and how to meet expectations.

Law
Want an easier way to boost your commercial awareness? Spend a couple of minutes reading our law news update and get some tweetable topics to talk about next time you meet law recruiters. Find out which vac scheme application deadlines are coming up in the next week, what all the fuss is about the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill, which leading legal figure isn’t really a lawyer and see the competitions which could bag you a vac scheme or a cool £3,500.


TARGETjobs Law 2015 is hot off the presses and ready to pick up from your university careers service. As well as hints, tips and advice on making your pupillage and training contract applications, we’ve got areas of practice written by professionals to help you decide on your future career path. For those aspiring to the Bar, check out some of our new areas of practice articles below.


Qualifying as a solicitor requires further study after your degree, but you don’t have to self-fund your LPC or conversion course – most City law firms will sponsor you. Research these sponsorship opportunities using our handy list:'Which law firms will fund your LPC and GDL course fees'.

Postgraduate study 
Applications for postgraduate initial teacher training (ITT) courses starting in 2015 open at the end of October. We’ve got an updated list of PGCE course providers online. 

That's all from me this week!
Good luck with your applications, and have a great weekend.

Roxanne