Find out how Poonam, an IT student, secured her placement as an Information Systems Intern at multinational company Mondelez. Poonam talks about her decision to do a placement year and how the experience has benefited her, and gives some useful tips for getting an IT internship.
Attending university was a vital step towards my goals especially within the current climate of a competitive global economy. So naturally a placement year was always something I wanted to do; gaining hands on experience within an industry, taking an educational break from University life and extending my professional network with people who are already in the field.
English and Philosophy graduate Sarah talks about her experience as Communications Director at healthcare IT firm TPP. She talks about how activities and skills she gained at university helped her land this position, and provides some useful tips for anyone who’s aspiring to a career in marketing.
I’m Communications Director at a healthcare IT firm called TPP, based in Leeds. I lead a small marketing and communications team of five people and we support the sales team in keeping our current customers happy and well informed, trying to get new sales and promoting the work we’re doing. Our largest customer in the UK is the NHS and we have over 6,000 NHS customers. This means me and my team need to keep up to date with government policy and know who’s who in the world of healthcare.
Jeff Cunliffe has a background in technology management spanning 20 years starting back in 1994 for US Defense firm, Rockwell. Jeff founded Automation Consultants in 2000, a company that provides IT solutions and consultancy for clients including EE, Vodafone, HSBC, Network Rail, BT and Sky. He has an engineering degree from London University and a Masters degree in economics from Oxford University. In this guest post, he outlines the range of roles in Software Development along with key skills required.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) degrees are highly sought after amongst employers, so the job market for computer science graduates is in excellent shape. That said, not every graduate knows where to go with their career when they’ve just left university. While you may have a solid foundation of technical knowledge to work with, there are positions all over the software lifecycle, and getting an idea of which one will suit your skillset and personality when you’re pursuing an internship or your first job is harder than it looks. Continue reading
In this guest post Dee Fisher, MD of 3DPrintedJobs, gives an overview of this growing industry, key job roles within it and tips for success.
The 3D printing industry is growing rapidly and with it the demand for 3D printing jobs. This article will give you an understanding of what 3d printing is, what jobs are available, what these roles involve and some useful interview tips.
What Is 3D Printing?
3D printing is a process of building a three-dimensional object. Digital files determine the shape of the objects that are printed. 3D printing is an additive process: objects are usually created as very thin layers of material (e.g. 0.1mm) and are added in succession. The 3D printing process is also known as additive manufacturing. Continue reading
Naked Lightbulbs by Brian Talbot Creative Commons License (CC-BY-NC)
If you’re interested in using your scientific or technical background in a different way and have an interest in legal issues, a career as a Patent Attorney could be for you. This post is a summary of some of the key points covered by Simon Belcher of Urquhart-Dykes & Lord LLP in a very informative presentation he delivered at the Careers Centre recently. You can find a more detailed copy of his notes on our Pearltrees account (link at the end of this post).
What does a patent attorney do?
Patent Attorneys work on behalf of individuals or organisations to help protect inventions and other intellectual property so that the owner of the property can control how it is used. In the UK ‘Patent Attorney’ is a protected title, meaning only those who have passed qualifying training and examinations may use the tile. The profession is a regulated in the UK by IPreg.
Patent Attorneys might only do patent work, or work across a wider range of intellectual property matters. This could be in a very specialised field, or across a wider range of disciplines Continue reading
Alexander Sankey graduated from the University of Leeds in 2012 with a degree in Computing. Since graduating he has gone on to work for international IT services provider, FDM Group. Below Alexander shares his experience that followed this opportunity.
At university I thoroughly enjoyed studying my degree in Computing and I chose the subject because I had always had a passion for all aspects of computing and technology. Continue reading
Fancy a career in the ever growing IT or Computing sector? In this blog post Senior Careers Consultant, Caroline Williams explains how to break in to the industry, IT graduate or not!
Imagine a world without IT? Most of us probably can’t as it is a massive industry both for personal and businesses use – most organisations nowadays have some sort of IT presence. Therefore there are many opportunities available within the sector – not just in the big IT companies. It is predicted that the recruitment of graduates for this sector is due to increase by 15% from 2012 to 2013. Continue reading
Does the thought of working with household name brands in a fast-moving environment appeal to you? If so, the FMCG sector could be for you. Senior Careers Consultant Annabelle Cross gives you the low-down on this dynamic sector.
What is the FMCG industry?
The FMCG, or fast-moving consumer goods, industry is a multi-million pound sector incorporating many famous names and household brands. It may also be referred to as the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry.
The sector deals in everyday items we purchase and can include anything from food products, to toiletries, cosmetics Continue reading