The importance of employability skills ‘Top 10 skills employers require‘ for graduate recruiters is well documented, notably by ‘High Fliers’ in their annual graduate recruitment survey where it is consistently reported that a majority of the top employers rate these skills at least as highly as academic achievement.
One thing it seems everyone can agree upon at university is that getting an internship is going to be good for your career. They are rather like the Holy Grail in that respect, mysterious, ill-defined maybe, but certainly a useful thing to get your hands on.
The creative sector is a rapidly growing, dynamic and exciting industry to work in which currently adds £84 billion to the UK economy (1). It is also notoriously difficult to enter and highly competitive at graduate level. The value and importance of an internship in this industry to build a reputation and network with industry …
Have you ever considered working for a charity, for a cause you passionately believe in? In this sector you can discover opportunities to work in a fast-moving environment where causes close to your heart motivate you every day. Senior Careers Consultants James Goodwin and Chris Manley consider some of the factors that may inspire you to …
For a long time now, there has been a negative connotation around graduate internships. After working hard for 3+ years at universities, most graduates are looking at graduate jobs to start their careers. I asked Matt Arnerich, Content Writer, at Inspiring Interns, why graduates might want to think about internships. Here’s what he told me:
As I see my umpteenth stressed out student, anxious to obtain the Holy Grail of a Spring Week it occurs to me that as a careers professional I have a love: hate relationship with them. So why is that?
“Torn between a year in industry or studying at a university abroad, I decided to try and achieve the best of both…an internship in industry abroad!” Second Year Chemistry student, Gabrielle Newson, undertook a summer internship abroad and here she shares her top tips for success.