University of Edinburgh graduate Tom Cole returned to Edinburgh this week to talk to students about his role as Policy Officer for the European Commission. Thanks to Tom for such an interesting and useful talk. The slides from his presentation are now available on the 'Working in the European Union' pages of this website.
Tue, 21 May 2013 09:23:46
The Exhibitor Profiles for the Edinburgh Graduate Recruitment Fair are now live. The Fair is on 23 May 2013, 11am - 4pm, Adam House, Chambers Street
Wed, 8 May 2013 10:20:45
Are you doing an international internship this summer? Apply now for your chance to achieve the Edinburgh Award for International Work Experience.
Thu, 2 May 2013 10:30:05
The Inner Temple in London are hosting a question and answer day for all university students who are interested in a career at the Bar.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:26:17
We now subscribe to Internships USA, a listing of almost 3000 organisations offering internships in the USA.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:31:46
A Naturopath applies natural therapies and natural healing practices such as Homeopathy, Acupuncture, and Herbal Medicine, as well as modern techniques such as Bio-Resonance, Ozone-Therapy, and Colon Hydrotherapy.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:24:31
Based on the BBC programme The Apprentice, this initiative invites you to compete in a team event. The successful team will be rewarded with an additional two weeks work experience.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:05:49
Study China provides a 3-week student experience of Chinese language, culture and business in August 2013.
Wed, 3 Apr 2013 09:44:49
Applications are open for the IPA Ad School. Successful applicants get to take part in work experience at an allocated agency for 8 weeks during the summer.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 11:24:34
Young Innovators Challenge is a competition aimed at finding Scotland’s innovators of tomorrow.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:35:44
Full of ground-breaking business ideas? The Carnegie UK Trust wants to hear them. Your challenge? To come up with an enterprise which will help make a town centre exciting, vibrant, attractive and relevant!
Tue, 12 Mar 2013 12:14:47
We produce regular newsletters to help you keep up to date with careers information and events. Access our latest editions here.
Fri, 28 May 2010 15:44:19
EUSA's Student Volunteering Week starts on Monday 11th February. It's a fantastic chance to find out more about how to get involved in volunteering - great for the community and for your CV.
Fri, 8 Feb 2013 16:48:35
The English Language Centre (ELC) , a social enterprise company, is offering scholarships to students (particularly final year) and unemployed graduates which cover the full cost of their certified Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Diploma course.
Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:47:35
The Royal Geographical Society is awarding five bursaries to support first year university geography students to work as apprentices on overseas fieldwork during the summer.
Wed, 6 Feb 2013 09:37:35
The Creative Pioneers Challenge is for university graduates who want to work in advertising, creative and digital media businesses. Successful applicants will complete a three-month paid internship, with the possibility of permanent employment. The closing date for applications is Monday 18th February.
Fri, 1 Feb 2013 15:29:50
Love the environment? Share your Valentine's Day with a range of people talking about very different aspects of environmental work. 14 February 2013 at the Swann Lecture Theatre, Kings Buildings. Presentations from 5.30pm - approx. 6.45pm, followed by an opportunity for some informal networking with the speakers until 7.30pm, over refreshments.
Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:45:25
Project LEMUR (Learning Environments in Marine, Urban & Rural areas) is launching funded bursary placements in nature conservation.
Fri, 11 Jan 2013 16:20:50
The Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) invite students who are interesting in the advertising, creative and digital media sector to attend their industry open day. Practitioners from a range of agencies and disciplines will be in attendance. The event takes place on 29th January in London and is free but you need to register in advance.
Thu, 20 Dec 2012 15:09:54
The StudyChina programme enables you to experience many aspects of Chinese life including language, culture, arts and business.
Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:29:26
An expenses paid event designed exclusively for female students in technology, e-commerce, computer science and related disciplines to find out more about careers in the technology industry.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:28:42
The UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) is offering a work placement programme commencing from January 2013 which will be delivered by The University of Dundee and Sannam S4.
Tue, 6 Nov 2012 10:39:31
The German Embassy Career Fair 2012 will take place at the German Embassy, 22 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8PZ on 8 November 2012 from 12 - 6pm.
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:00:54
TARGETjobs has launched the 2013 Undergraduate of the Year Awards competition to identify outstanding undergraduates from a range of degree subjects across the UK. The University of Edinburgh was delighted that in 2012 Edinburgh student Roberta Kovacs won the "First Year of the Year" award - and we're hoping for similar success this year!
Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:10:06
The Trendence Graduate Barometer is a survey into your views on graduate careers and the feedback from this survey is really valuable to us at the Careers Service as it helps us to adapt and enhance our services to you.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:30:10
Are you interested in postgraduate study in the USA in 2013-14 or beyond? If so the US-UK Fulbright Commission can help through their awards programme and advisory service.
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 15:05:57
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) has a call out for applications for post-doctoral fellowships from 1 to 12 months in any area of humanities, social sciences or sciences. Application deadline is 3rd December and fellowships must be started between 1st May 2013 and 31st March 2014
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 10:52:11
The StudyChina programme enables you to experience many aspects of Chinese life including language, culture, arts and business. The winter programme runs from mid December to mid January and has places for 200 students. All places are expected to be filled by late October so you are advised to apply as soon as possible.
Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:39:57
Applications are now open for this FREE 3-day residential course, which includes accommodation. The deadline is 12 October 2012.
Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:51:19
The University Grants Committee (UGC) of Hong Kong will be visiting the University on the 4th October to give details of funded PhD studentships in a number of universities in Hong Kong across a wide range of disciplines.
Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:21:48
Global Career Company has announced the Careers in Asia Recruitment Summit in London on 1st - 3rd February 2013. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2012.
Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:07:01
The Society of Biology is running three Life Sciences Careers conferences before Christmas. Topics covered include careers in industry, academia, patent law and science communication plus CV and interview workshop.
Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:30:31
We have a new addition to our programme of talks this semester. This event on actuarial careers is being delivered by Standard Life on behalf of the Careers Service on the 3rd October.
Thu, 20 Sep 2012 15:30:40
Ten banks will be hosting this event which aims to give people with disabilities and long-term health conditions an insight into a career in investment banking. This internship event is being held at the Goldman Sachs Central London offices on Tuesday 23 October 2012.
Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:05:36
We're increasing our opening hours from start of Semester. We'll now open at 9.15am on Wednesdays (instead of 12.00). On Tuesday mornings we'll open at 11am.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:33:42
Three out of the nine finalists at the Environmental Placement Programme (EPP) National Awards were UoE students!
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:30:59
Hot off the press is the latest addition to our 'Where do I start?' series. This new publication covers the space sector and isn't just for engineers; it includes information on space law, space insurance and space education.
Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:11:10
Call into the Careers Service to pick up your free copy of the Careers Service Guide. Written specifically for Edinburgh University students, it explains how the Careers Service can help you plan for the future.
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:28:41
As an extra service this start of semester the information team will be giving short tours of the information centre in our Central Office (Main Library Building), to give you an idea of how you can use our resources.
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:17:58
International or European Students, do you want to work while studying? If so, you need a National Insurance Number. Jobcentre Plus have been invited to come into the Careers Service to process National Insurance Numbers for students.
Fri, 7 Sep 2012 13:52:03
The University of Edinburgh Careers Service would like to commission a new short film to be hosted within its website.
Wed, 3 Oct 2012 12:33:13
If you are leaving a job, tell your employer about SAGE and you can ensure you pass on a great job to a fellow University of Edinburgh student.
Thu, 2 Aug 2012 14:33:08
An event for PhD students and research staff in science which takes place in London on 20th September.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:37:38
Congratulations to Helen Dale, a LLB student from Edinburgh University, for winning the 2012 New Lawyer Essay Competition.
Wed, 27 Jun 2012 16:36:46
Third Day: More than Profit’ is an exciting new event that will feature as an extension to the usual October Careers Fair and take place on Thursday 11th October from 1-4pm.
Fri, 22 Jun 2012 16:55:43
Interested in studying at doctorate level or already applying for a PhD? You may be interested in attending the upcoming PhD Journey conference in Aberdeen this November.
Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:54:16
Follow our tips on finding opportunities to teach abroad during the summer vacation.
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:33:03
The Fresh Look internship event is being held on Wednesday 11 July 2012 in Central London and is designed to introduce first and second year female students to the wide range of careers in investment banking.
Tue, 12 Jun 2012 09:23:50
On June 11th Study Options will be running an Open Day for Australian and New Zealand universities in Edinburgh.
Wed, 30 May 2012 10:01:50
Blind in Business are holding their annual “Education to Employment” event in Godalming (Surrey) on the 19th - 20th of July.
Wed, 30 May 2012 09:55:11
A guide to the recent changes to the UK Tier 2 visa regulations (for international students), Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre, Wednesday 30 May, 3pm - 4pm.
Thu, 24 May 2012 16:03:02
If you are an overseas student, The University of London Careers Group invite you to join them for their International Futures Week of exclusive interactive webinars, covering the important areas of job search in the UK and overseas.
Tue, 22 May 2012 10:52:06
Are you an Engineering or Science Masters student? Enter this thesis competition for your chance to write an ambitious international masters thesis and win DKK 25,000!
Thu, 26 Apr 2012 15:29:45
TARGETCourses are running a competition in which six people will each win £2000 towards funding their postgraduate study.
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:39:26
Congratulations to Roberta Kovacs (Economics, University of Edinburgh) who was declared "First Year of the Year" in the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year awards last week.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 14:23:37
The Creative Pioneers Challenge is a nationwide search for digital natives and creative entrepreneurs. Internships are being offered across 100 creative and digital media companies.
Wed, 18 Apr 2012 12:36:46
Interested in pursuing a career in information security? Cyber Security Challenge UK runs national online competitions and raises awareness of cyber learning opportunities and careers.
Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:18:12
A representative from Teach First will be available for drop-in consultations at the Careers Service on Wednesday 9th May 11-12.30pm.
Mon, 16 Apr 2012 12:51:01
ICE Scotland is hosting a Graduate Career Guidance Workshop for recent graduates in Glasgow on 30 May.
Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:08:31
Please be aware that our King's Buildings office will be shut on Monday 9th April. The Careers Service will move to our vacation opening hours on the 9th April and return to our normal opening hours on Monday 23 April 2012
Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:20:50
Interested in work experience at a national newspaper? The Guardian Student Media Awards have now launched.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:32:25
Applications are now open for this FREE 3-day residential course, which includes accomodation. It offers a unique opportunity to learn through hands-on experience, meet inspirational leaders and develop personal leadership skills.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:48:35
With the recent changes to working visas for International students, this session presented by the International Office and Careers Service will explain the new working visa regulations for Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur and Tier 2 Skilled Worker.
Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:48:44
WE (Women in Engineering) want students to make the best start possible to your career in engineering. They are holding a Skills Development & Networking Day on 17th April, at their head office near Coventry.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:36:17
Are you interested in expanding your horizons, gaining experience by working abroad or elsewhere in UK? Then come along to the European Employment Service (EURES) European Jobs Day in Glasgow - Admission is free. Thursday 29th March 2012, between 10am and 5pm.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:32:15
SIFE is an international non-profit organisation active in more than 1,500 universities across 40 countries, and a team is starting here at the University of Edinburgh. Find out how to join in.
Mon, 19 Mar 2012 17:29:57
This fully-funded, week-long training course is designed to give you practical experience of the work of a graduate chemist in the pharmaceutical industry. Closing date: 15th June 2012.
Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:59:34
Are you considering studying Medicine as a second degree? Then come to this information session on March 7th 2012.
Tue, 6 Mar 2012 14:27:52
The Careers Service, in collaboration with Abercrombie and Fitch US and The University of Connecticut, invites you to an information session on job hunting in the US on March 20th.
Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:41:24
One of the most important roles played by the Careers Service is acting as a bridge between students and employers. We're having a fundamental review of how we work with employers to ensure we have the balance right and are offering the right services for all the parties involved.
Mon, 5 Mar 2012 15:50:21
Enter the IPA's annual Ad School competition and you could end up spending your summer at a top advertising agency.
Fri, 10 Feb 2012 15:40:07
On Friday 24 February 2012 The University of Glasgow will welcome 17 Pakistan companies on campus to meet students from Pakistan studying at Scottish Universities.
Thu, 9 Feb 2012 12:50:11
In celebration of ‘National Student Employment Week’ the SAGE team will be out and about on Campus. Look out for us in the main library foyer and at KB house on the 22nd and 23rd February, 12.30 - 2.30. Plus Edinburgh College of Art dining hall (Tuesday 28th February) and Appleton Tower concourse (Thursday March 1st).
Wed, 8 Feb 2012 11:53:37
British Schools Exploring Society, in partnership with the London Law Trust, is offering the opportunity to join a leadership development programme this summer in Morocco and London.
Wed, 8 Feb 2012 11:44:34
You may have heard of or tried out LinkedIn before but have you thought about how you could use it as you begin your career and reach out to contacts and potential employers?
Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:39:59
BES (British Ecological Society) are holding an Ecological Careers Event for Ecology students and recent graduates on 12 March 2012 in London.
Fri, 27 Jan 2012 17:03:24
Pick up a free copy of the Financial Times at the Central Area Careers Service each weekday until the 23 March.
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 14:14:54
For students from a range of disciplines who are well above average in terms of academic background, involvement in campus activities, aptitude and interpersonal skills. Closing date - 31st January.
Tue, 10 Jan 2012 10:25:44
Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) 2012 - Nominations now open.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012 16:58:28
If you would like to speak to a careers adviser on a Tuesday evening, you can now book a short appointment of up to 20 minutes. This is a change from the previous system, which operated on a drop-in basis and could result in lengthy waiting times at busy periods.
Thu, 5 Jan 2012 16:06:25
Entries are invited from undergraduates and postgraduates for this competition sponsored by leading companies and devised by Edinburgh University's iCUE Society.
Fri, 9 Dec 2011 10:07:52
Interested in a part-time job as a carer, working anything from 2 - 15 hours per week? Come along to the Careers Service, 3rd Floor, Main Library Building next Thursday (8th Dec) to meet Home Instead Senior Care.
Mon, 5 Dec 2011 16:12:02
We have lots of employers coming to Edinburgh to hold presentations and events throughout October and November. Next week we have events by RBS, Deloitte, Boston Consulting Group, Procter & Gamble, Ernst & Young, Hymans Robertson, PwC and the Saltire Foundation.
Tue, 27 Sep 2011 10:26:39
The Careers Service is moving! Our Buccleuch Place office will close at 4.30pm on Friday 15th July.
Fri, 1 Jul 2011 11:44:28
Two competitions, both with a deadline of Friday 10th June, are looking for innovative research or technology based ideas.
Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:11:48
E-Placement Scotland is a new initiative to help students with IT skills to find paid IT related work placements. An IT related degree discipline is not always required.
Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:01:17
If you haven't tried out our online practice aptitude tests yet, why not have a go?
Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:25:30
Chance to win an Amazon Kindle by participating in a survey.
Wed, 6 Apr 2011 16:17:56
The Careers Service subscribes to this popular and valuable careers information resource so our students can benefit from free access! Make the most of this opportunity to find out more about leading employers worldwide.
Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:58:23
The European ‘Concours’ - the annual graduate entry level competition to enter the European institutions - will open on 16 March 2011.
Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:39:43
Are you considering studying Medicine as a second degree? Come to this information session where you will find out about entry requirements (academic background, relevant work experience, skills and personal qualities), funding, when and how to apply and the selection process.
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:29:45
Opportunity for first year disabled students interested in a career in financial regulation. The Financial Services Authority has partnered with EmployAbility for a 3 Day Insight Programme this summer.
Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:24:48
Interested in environmental careers? Come along to "Breaking into the Environment", organised by the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM).
Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:49:21
Interested in postgraduate study in the US in 2012-13 or beyond? Join the Fulbright advising team for an information session on Wednesday 9 February, 1.05pm, Careers Service, 33 Buccleuch Place.
Thu, 27 Jan 2011 16:06:43
The talk How To Write a Winning CV (King's Buildings, Tuesday 25th February) has been cancelled because of staff illness. We're sorry for this inconvenience. Check our Talks and Events page for details of alternative times.
Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:45:36
In 2011 the SaltireFoundation will offer 40 of the most capable and motivated penultimate year undergraduate students from across Scotland the chance to undertake a highly competitive funded internship abroad. Applications open on 18 February and close on 28 February 2011.
Tue, 25 Jan 2011 13:31:36
The Civil Service Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) is now open for applications (the deadline is 4 January 2011).
Fri, 19 Nov 2010 12:51:27
The TARGETcourses Postgraduate Study & Funding Fair Scotland 2010 is the largest official postgraduate study event in Scotland. It takes place on the 18th November 2010.
Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:44:24
The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year 2011 competition is open to pre-final year students in various disciplines. Prizes include summer work placements with leading companies, laptops, tickets to the Olympics and more.
Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:39:08
The School of Mathematics is running a session aimed at anyone with an interest in a career in Statistics, most likely from a highly numerate discipline. It will run from 3pm to 5pm on Wednesday 17th November in room 5215, JCMB, King's Buildings.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:46:22
Two UN Outreach Officers from the United Nations Headquarters in New York will be visiting Edinburgh on the 12th November to discuss career opportunities in the United Nations world wide. They will give a brief presentation on the different employment options at the UN as well as on how best to apply. They will also be available to answer your individual questions relating to recruitment at the organisation.
Fri, 5 Nov 2010 17:00:45
The Fulbright Commission wants to learn your views on studying in the USA compared to other popular study abroad destinations. The Fulbright Commission supports students interested in studying in the USA, and seeks your opinions to help improve its service. The survey will take only five minutes to complete, and respondents will be entered in a draw to win an iPad.
Tue, 26 Oct 2010 11:07:30
We have many more employer presentations and events still to come this semester so do keep checking the list of events on our website. Employers confirm new events every week and they all get added to Employer Presentations and Events section of our website.
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 15:59:37
The Virtual Careers Fair for Greater China and South East Asia is now open for students to register.
Wed, 13 Oct 2010 18:48:32
Looking for voluntary opportunities? Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is running its annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Thursday 14th October, with over 100 organisations attending.
Tue, 5 Oct 2010 10:56:59
The Careers Fair is on October 5th and 6th 2010. It is great chance to find out about a large number of potential career opportunities, and to meet the organisations who are particularly keen to recruit Edinburgh students and graduates. There will be around 120 organisations exhibiting at the fair - different ones each day - including companies and professional bodies from a variety of sectors.
Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:48:57
Written especially for University of Edinburgh students, this guide will help you whatever stage you're at with planning for life after graduation - clueless, vague or with strong ideas.
Tue, 21 Sep 2010 15:44:19
Did you know that we have feedback from students who have attended interviews/assessment centres with a wide range of employers? Feedback forms are on SAGE and in folders in the Careers Service.
Thu, 5 Aug 2010 13:29:52
A survey in the Guardian reveals that 69% of graduates wished they had spent more time with their university careers adviser.
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 16:54:06
Screen Academy Scotland - in partnership with BECTU, BAFTA in Scotland and Scottish Drama Training Network - are hosting a day-long event (June 28th) devoted to the promotion of Scotland's moving image industries.
Thu, 21 Jun 2012 16:37:26
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