Location, location, location: how to improve your chances of finding a graduate job
career decisions / Job market

Location, location, location: how to improve your chances of finding a graduate job

A little known-fact about UK graduates: once they leave University they are geographically immobile. In 2015/16 once students left Uni, 58% remained in the area they studied in with 69% returning to the region they were living previously. Only 18% of graduates went to work somewhere they weren’t already connected to. (*) Continue reading

Improve your chances in the Civil Service Fast Stream application process
Applications / Job market

Improve your chances in the Civil Service Fast Stream application process

The UK Civil Service Fast Stream is one of the most competitive graduate schemes that there is. Typically there are nearly forty times as many people registering an interest as there are places available, and fewer than one in twenty five of those who get as far as applying will be offered a place. Should this put … Continue reading

Looking for a placement – what I could have done differently
Applications / Job market

Looking for a placement – what I could have done differently

Industrial or ‘sandwich’ placements are extended periods of work experience that typically take place during a penultimate year of undergraduate study. The benefits are well-documented and include the opportunity to develop and convincingly demonstrate your employability skills to employers. University of Warwick Chemistry undergraduate Manpreet Kaur reflects on her experience of the application process and … Continue reading