Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ignite your Spark to win £2000

Have you got what it takes to write an award winning business plan?

If you have ever thought about setting up your own business or have started a business in the last 24 months, Spark our business start up team are offering you the chance to win a top prize of £2000 for writing a business plan for your idea.

You need to be a University of Leeds Undergraduate or have graduated in the last seven years to enter.

All you have to do is summarise your business idea in no more than 1500 words using the template provided on the application form Continue reading

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Filed under Develop your employability, Self-employment

Good news; worth sharing?

Have you got a story to share about how you landed a job or internship?

We are launching a new series of posts “How I got my job” and would love to hear from you about the methods you have used to secure a job, internship or work experience. We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have secured a job in a creative way.

If you think your experience would inspire our students and graduates to try some alternative approaches to their job  search we would love to hear from you.

Contact me, Jess, at or my colleague Laura on

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Graduate jobs: It’s not all about the graduate schemes

We see many students – particularly at this time of year – who are concerned they might have missed the boat with graduate jobs, or who aren’t interested in the graduate training schemes with the large corporates, but aren’t sure what their options are. Whilst it can feel that these training schemes are a graduate’s only option, nothing could be further from the truth Continue reading


Filed under Advice, Job Market