Careers webinars coming up soon

Tuesday 31 March 10 am

Top Tips for Effective CVs and Cover Letters webinar

Thursday 2 April 10 am 

Develop your Interview Skills webinar

Tuesday 7 April 10 am 

How to create a Linkedin Profile for Networking webinar

 You will be sent a link to log into before the webinar.

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The Mayor’s Entrepreneur 2020 competition – deadline extended to 17 May

Due to the current coronavirus crisis the deadline for the Mayor’s Entrepreneur 2020 competition has been extended to 17 May 2020.

Just a reminder of what the competition is all about…

Are you a student or recent graduate from a university in London? 

Do you have a business idea that can make London a better place to live and work?

Good news! The Mayor’s Entrepreneur has expanded once again, and we will now be offering four prizes of £20,000 each!

We are looking for smart business ideas to make London cleaner and greener focused on one of the four awards; Environment, Smart Cities, Creative Industries and Health.

Not ready to enter yet? No problem, you have until midnight on 17 May 2020.

For more information and to apply go to:

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/business-and-economy/mayors-entrepreneur-competition/mayors-entrepreneur

 

 

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FindAUniversity Postgrad Awards

Applications for these 2020 Postgrad Awards are open.

The awards offer the opportunity fort students and staff to nominate, whether to reward an excellent PG student, an academic at your institution, or to nominate a department, grad school or institution.

This year they are running five awards: Masters student of the Year, PhD student of the Year, Masters teacher of the Year, PhD supervisor of the year and new for 2020 Best PG Student Experience Initiative.

https://www.findamasters.com/events/awards/nominate/?ct=866

httpa://www.findamasters.com/events/awards/nominate/?ct=867

You can find out more information about the Postgrad Awards, including the categories, their 2019 winners and answers to FAQs here:

https://www.findamasters.com/providers/events/awards.aspx

https://www.findaphd.com/providers/events/awards.aspx

 

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Useful article with advice on job hunting

This is a very useful article which offers advice on job hunting during the current uncertain climate.  The page will be updated with further advice as it becomes available.

https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-advice/career-planning/1044523-job-hunting-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-what-you-need-to-know

 

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March workshops

CVs & Cover Letters

Tuesday 17 March 10-11.00 am

In an increasingly competitive job market, you need to make an impact when completing your CV and cover letter. Come along to this workshop to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively in your CV and covering letter.

Develop Your Skills in Completing Application Forms 

Friday 20 March 10-11.00 am

Come along to this workshop to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively and make your Application Form stand out from the rest.
To book go to:  londonmet.ac.uk/careersevents

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Working In The UK After Your Studies – workshop for International Students, who currently have a Tier 4 visa

Are you wondering about possible immigration routes and work options in the UK after you have finished your studies?

The International Support Team together with the Careers and Employability Service will be providing information and advice covering visas and immigration, job search and graduate careers.

 WHEN

Thursday 26 March, 10am – 12pm

WHERE

TM1-45, Tower Building, Holloway Campus.

If you would like to book a place please register at: Eventbrite

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GOVERNMENT SOCIAL RESEARCH SERVICE: 6-12 WEEK SUMMER STUDENT PLACEMENTS 2020 closing date coming up

Applicants must be in the penultimate year (i.e. year before the final year of study) of a social science related undergraduate degree with a substantial social research methods component. They must be on course for a 2:1 or 1st class honours degree.

The placements will last for 6-12 weeks and will be paid. All details including the application form with details of participating Departments, application guidance and job descriptions, are on our website.

The scheme will close on Thursday 12 March 2020 .

Please click here to apply via the Civil Service Jobs website.

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Law Society event – Preparing mature students/career changers for the solicitors’ profession – 31 March 2020, London

The Law Society is holding an event to support mature students and career changers considering qualifying as a solicitor.  The event is scheduled for the afternoon/evening of 31 March at the Law Society’s Hall, London.

Further information and booking details for this free event can be found at the link below.

Preparing mature students/career changers for the solicitors’ profession – 31 March, London

This event is free to attend.

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AllaboutCareers – training contract deadlines 2020

If you are looking for a training contract at a law firm based in the city of London then a good place to start is on AllAboutCareers:

https://www.allaboutcareers.com/campaigns/city-law-firm-training-contract-deadlines

 

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Civil Service Fast Stream; Work Shadowing Opportunity – Easter Holidays 2020

About the Civil Service Fast Stream

The Civil Service Fast Stream is an award-winning leadership development programme. It develops people from a wide range of backgrounds who have the potential to become future senior leaders in the Civil Service.

Successful applicants have a choice of 15 schemes, each within a profession, and the opportunity to contribute to fast-paced work that makes a difference to the whole of society.

What will you get from the shadowing opportunity?

Find out what working in a Government Department is like.

Learn more about the kind of work Civil Servants do.

Get a taster of a day in the life of a Fast Streamer.

Network with Fast Streamers, and other Civil Servants, from a range of Government professions including policy, finance, communications, project delivery.

What we need from you

You must be able to commit to visiting a Government Department in Westminster  – however this is now very unlikely to take place on 17th April 2020 as originally planned and most likely now to be in the summer at the earliest

Submit a short (max 100 words) expression of interest to careers@londonmet.ac.uk outlining your motivation for taking up this opportunity by 31st March 2020.

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