Chambers Student: vacation scheme and training contract deadlines

Vacation schemes

Vacation schemes provide prime legal work experience and CV gold. In addition, many firms treat them as an integral part of the training contract application process. So if you want to bag a traineeship get yourself on a vacation scheme.

Training contract deadlines

All deadlines are for training contracts starting 2024, unless otherwise stated.

When applying for vacation schemes and training contracts it’s best to keep on top of all deadlines and apply as soon as possible. Many firms look at applications on a rolling basis; for training contracts, some firms invite applicants for interviews prior to the closing date.

For more see  Chambers Student

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February webinars

Wednesday 2 February 11.00am-12.00pm

Applying for Masters: How to approach the Personal Statement

Are you applying for a masters? If so, the personal statement is a key element of the application process. Come along to this webinar to find out what selectors look for and get some tips on how to create a successful statement.

Tuesday 22 February 12.00 – 1.00 pm

Making ‘audacious career moves’ for second year students

In the second session students will: Learn about making “audacious moves”, these are defined as brave steps which make a difference for your career Pick one of the “audacious moves” to focus on and start taking steps to transform their careers.

To book go to:  londonmet.ac.uk/careersevents

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Spotlight events – February

Wednesday 2 February 6.30-8.30 pm Virtual

Spotlight on Finance Careers

This event shows where this subject can lead you by profiling alumni and professionals from partner organisations.  Panellists will talk about their roles and journey, challenges in the sector and share advice regarding recruitment processes. The event then splits into smaller virtual rooms and students have the opportunity to have conversations with participants.

Wednesday 9 February 6.30-8.30pm Virtual

Spotlight on Events, Marketing, PR and Communications Careers

This event shows where this subject can lead you by profiling alumni and professionals from partner organisations. Panellists will talk about their roles and journey, challenges in the sector and share advice regarding recruitment processes. The event then splits into smaller virtual rooms and students have the opportunity to have conversations with participants.

Thursday 10 February 6.30-8.30pm Virtual

Spotlight on Business and Management Careers

This event shows where this subject can lead you by profiling alumni and professionals from partner organisations. Panellists will talk about their roles and journey, challenges in the sector and share advice regarding recruitment processes. The event then splits into smaller virtual rooms and students have the opportunity to have conversations with participants.

Wednesday 16 February 6.30-8.30pm  Aldgate Campus

Spotlight on Textiles, Furniture & Product and Fashion Careers

Information about this event to follow soon

Thursday 17 February 6.30-8.30pm Virtual

Spotlight on Social Science Careers

This event shows where this subject can lead you by profiling alumni and professionals from partner organisations. Panellists will talk about their roles and journey, challenges in the sector and share advice regarding recruitment processes. The event then splits into smaller virtual rooms and students have the opportunity to have conversations with participants.

Thursday 24 February 6.30- 8.30 pm Aldgate Campus

Spotlight on Graphic Design and Illustration & Animation Careers

Information about this event to follow soon.

To book your place go to:  londonmet.ac.uk/careersevents

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Virtual disability confidence event 24 January

EmployAbility is proud to partner with Amazon, hosting a first of its kind insight event for students, and new graduates who identity as having a neurodivergence, mental health condition or disability, to learn what life is like at Amazon.

This virtual insight event will take place on 25 January  2022, 12pm-1:30pm (CEST).  The aim is to provide an authentic space to learn about Amazon’s commitment to disability inclusion, and to offer advice to students for the recruitment process and beyond.

The deadline to register for this virtual event is 24 January and you will receive instructions on how to join the webinar once you have registered.

Register here

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How to find work experience opportunities in accounting

So many employers want to see some form of work experience on your CV when you’re applying for jobs. Whilst a Saturday job in the local supermarket certainly helps develop skills for dealing with difficult customers, experience in the industry you’re considering can carry a lot more weight.

In fact, many accountants start their professional lives with a stint of work experience in some capacity, but it’s not all about standing out to potential employers. Work experience is also a great way to:

Get a feel for the industry in general.

Understand what an accounting role requires from you, and the responsibilities it involves

Expand your contacts and start building up your network in the field.

Demonstrate interest and skills to potential employers.

Start building up your CV and practical experience.

But how exactly do you go about sourcing work experience opportunities in the accounting sector? There are several ways to go about it, whether with an internship, placement, or shadowing.

Reach out to firms you’d like to work for

Make a list of some accounting firms you aspire to work for, and get in touch with them directly. You can either send an email to the main address on their website, or reach out to the relevant person on LinkedIn if you know who they are. Just remember not to bombard them or overstep when communicating with a professional via personal social media platforms.

Even if there isn’t an immediate opportunity, by contacting the company you’re making yourself known, highlighting your interest, and showing initiative. You never know, it might just put you ahead of the rest when it does come to fulfilling vacancies.

See what is being advertised on LinkedIn

Social media isn’t just a great place to share your favourite memories and brunch photos. It’s also a valuable recruitment resource – including work experience opportunities.

When hunting down internships or placements in the accounting sector, LinkedIn is an excellent place to start. Use the handy search function to see what’s available, either as job listing or on the company’s own LinkedIn page.

 Make sure you’ve polished your CV and have your cover letter ready for personalisation so you can jump on any opportunities that do call out to you.

Attend taster events organised by accountancy firms

Some of the larger accountancy firms will organise taster events or insight sessions for newcomers to get a taste of the industry. These are like tailor-made networking opportunities, and the perfect chance to get your face in front of the right people by introducing yourself to potential employers.

Taking part in events, sessions, and workshops like these is a great way to not only get your foot in the door but also to stay ahead of the competition. When the firms come to interview work experience candidates, you’ll likely be at a competitive advantage as they’ve already been able to vet you prior to the process.

Right, now all that’s left for you to do is go out there and show the accounting world what you’re made of. Best of luck!

Article by The Accountancy Partnership

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January careers webinars

Friday 7 January  11.00am-12.00pm

Creating an excellent CV and cover letter

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.

Wednesday 12 January 2.00-3.00pm

Finding the Job you want

This session will equip you with a range of different skills to source and create job opportunities.

Thursday 13 January 3.00-4.00pm

Career planning: get the job you want

Know what job you want, but not sure how to get it? Understand that you need work experience but not sure how to go about getting it. This interactive session will help you to start formulating a career plan to set yourself achievable steps in order to reach your career goals.

Tuesday 18 January 2.00-3.00pm

LinkedIn: Building a profile and creating a network

This workshop is an introduction to your professional presence online and the networking site LinkedIn. In this interactive session you will gain an insight into the different ways in which you can use LinkedIn and learn about the key elements of developing an effective LinkedIn profile.

Friday 21 January 11.00am-12.00pm

Applying for graduate jobs

This session will cover the differences between searching for and obtaining roles with SMEs and larger organisations. You will leave this session prepared to find opportunities and make excellent applications.

Monday 24 January 6.00-7.30pm

Career decision making for Postgraduate students

This is the first of 2 employability sessions for postgraduate students. This session will : Help you channel your motivations and drivers for undertaking PG study into actions to boost your employment decisions Profile the various employment markets and options open to PG students.

Friday 28 January  2.00-3.00pm 

Excelling at Psychometric testing: verbal and numerical reasoning

During this workshop you will learn about both numerical and verbal reasoning tests used by employers during recruitment. Participants will get the chance to look at example questions as a group and work through some further examples in a supportive environment.

Monday 31 January 6.00-7.30pm

Career development activities, actions and attributes for PG students

This session will : Offer action-able tips for tailoring your Masters study closely to the needs of industry Demonstrate how to build a network which boosts your employment options Examines the attributes that will help you successfully transition from PG study into your chosen career.

To book go to:  londonmet.ac.uk/careersevents

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Monthly Online Volunteering Event December: Focus on Health this Wednesday

Monthly Online Volunteering Event December: Focus on Health
Wednesday 8 December 2021
2.00-3.00pm

To book go to: londonmet.ac.uk/careersevents

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Charityworks December Webinar

Charityworks is holding a “Everything you Need to Know” webinar on the Charityworks and Fast-Track 2022 programmes.

Date and time: Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 6pm-7pm

Where: the webinar will be virtual, hosted via Zoom

Who will be there: members of the Charityworks team will be hosting the event, as well as past trainees who have been on the programme.

Register for the webinar here - a link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you automatically after you register.

Charityworks 2022 and Charityworks Fast-Track 2022 are open for applications and you can apply below:

Apply to Charityworks

Apply to Fast Track

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Diversity in Internships: What to Look Out For

Getting a new job can be a daunting experience. Therefore, if you are about to leave university and considering your next steps – why not try an internship to get your foot on the career ladder?

An internship is a programme run by companies to invite young, fresh talent into their workforce to gain paid work experience in their desired industry. However, just like any other job role, you may beconcerned about whether these programmes welcome diversity as a way of creating a more welcomingand inclusive environment.

The good news is, that many employers are now recognising the importance of diversity and are keen to integrate key practices into their everyday business procedures. If, however, diversity is of high importance to you when applying for internships, this guide will give you some helpful tips on what to look out for during the application process.

The company calls out unacceptable behaviour

One of the key aspects to look out for when applying for jobs is to determine whether the company takes serious action against inappropriate behaviour. It is the employer’s duty to protect employees by introducing consequences for unacceptable conduct as part of a zero-tolerance policy. While it can be
difficult to know how situations are handled before you’re hired, it may be wise to ask the employer casually how they handle such situations to work out whether it’s an opportunity you wish to pursue.

Has a diverse range of employees

One of the key signs that demonstrates whether a workplace invites diversity is to get a feel for the employees who work there. Browsing the company’s ‘about page’ on their website may display photos
and descriptions of current employees. However, some employers ensure to add a disability disclaimer at the bottom of job adverts which shows a company’s dedication to creating an inclusive workplace.

Offers flexible working opportunities

Gone are the days when employees were expected to come to the office and work on a 9-5 basis. Since the pandemic, it has become more apparent that flexible working opportunities are much more suitable for certain individuals. While flexible working may not be the common procedure within the company, having your reasons heard as to why this would be more appropriate for your situation is a clear sign as
to whether the employer understands the importance of diversity.

Many internship programmes are now far more flexible concerning working hours, while some even allow interns to work on a remote basis to fit around their personal commitments. Therefore, if you have children or have a disability that makes it difficult to work the typical hours or even get into the office at all, checking that there are flexible working opportunities in place is a key question to ask during the interview.

The position is paid

One of the major issues that internships faced was the fact that many employers refused to pay their
interns. However, after much debate and scrutiny, unpaid internships are now less common, which means you can wave goodbye to working for free. What’s more, it’s also essential that the company promotes equal pay for all genders.

If you’re considering applying for an internship, but are hesitant about the diversity practices that may be in place, this guide should give you some helpful aspects to keep an eye out for to ensure you’ll feel valued in your new position.

Guest article by Laura Bill, Inspiring interns & graduates

https://www.inspiringinterns.com/

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Free workshop this Thursday

You can register for MeWe360′s upcoming free workshop on The bottom line in business – understand the numbers behind your enterprise”, hosted virtually on Thursday 25th November from 9-11am. 

Free registration details here.

This is a Deutsche Bank initiative.

 

 

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