PinkNews Futures – online careers event

Our annual careers conference, PinkNews Futures, previously known as LGBT Leaders is now in its sixth year and will be taking place online this year between 26 – 30th October.

In essence, the aim of the PinkNews Futures is to inspire LGBT+ young people to explore different career paths, provide them with the opportunity to hear from industry professionals, and connect them with inclusive employers. Over the course of the week, we will be hosting a range of online panels, workshops and coaching sessions, covering multiple careers and areas of interest.

Students can sign-up Here to attend the virtual event and view the agenda on the website.


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Black Tech Fest 13 – 15 October

BlackTechFest20 will be happening online from 13-15 October 2020 – the heart of Black History Month.

Black Tech Fest is a celebration of Blackness in technology: contributions and breakthroughs. There will be numerous interactive sessions, workshops, panel discussions and prizes.

The event is sponsored by several top companies such as Google, Deepmind, TikTok and Just Eat – their recruiters will be there ready to share tips and help hire!

For more information ad to register go to:

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AllAboutLaw Virtual Law Fair Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October

The virtual law fair will take place over five days, from Monday 26 October – Friday 30 October. It is free for students to attend with different days dedicated to different types of student.

There will be over 50 law firms and law schools attending, over 40 student law societies and 14 university careers services. You can see the exhibitors here.

The fair will also include a programme of workshops and presentations running throughout the week, featuring speakers from some of the top law firms and law schools in the UK, plus expert insights from legal podcast hosts, the Junior Lawyers Division of The Law Society and more. Topics will include everything from commercial awareness, social mobility and legal tech to mental health and wellbeing.

For more information and to register go to: 


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Hackathon opportunity for students – register by 31 October

UniHack 2020 is open to students of all backgrounds and interest (work experience or coding skills are not required). It will bring teams of students from universities across the UK to collaborate virtually and present their ideas towards tackling global issues; such as Workplace Diversity, Climate Change and Mental Health. 

This free, virtual hackathon will be sponsored by Bupa, BT and many other leading employers who will mentor the students at the Hackathon.

You will find more information on the event here.

The registration deadline is 31 October.


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Virtual Health and Social Care Job Fair – Wednesday 21 October

Islington Council’s Health and Social Care Academy in collaboration with City and Islington College are hosting their first virtual Health and Social Care Job Fair.

Date: Wednesday 21st October 2020

Time: 2 pm to 7 pm

Online event via teams  - register your interest

  • p/t vacancies, F/T and bank roles with  14 Employers/Providers will be attending on the day
  • guaranteed interviews with employers taking place on the 22nd, 23rd and week commencing 26th October.
  • each employer will be allocated a 20 minute time slot during the event to promote their company and vacancies with candidates also having the opportunity to ask questions.
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Employability events for women studying STEM subjects

IT’s not just for the boys!

23 October and 23 November – Online

IT’s celebrating 10 years of connecting aspiring women, studying STEM subjects looking for a career in Technology, with top employers! With this event you can get the confidence, knowledge and contacts you need to succeed.

Find out more.


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Applications for sandwich year analytical placements now open

Nine government departments are now offering the opportunity for talented numerate students, to undertake analytical roles before their final year.

They are looking to recruit undergraduate students for a number of roles in a range of locations across England who will typically start their placements in summer 2021.

The deadline for applications is 23:55 on Sunday 1 November 2020.

Applications can be submitted via the Civil Service Resourcing system – and by searching for job reference 71390 or following the link:

Interviews will be held w/c 30November virtually.

You must check your eligibility before applying.


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TARGETjobs Virtual Careers Fair – 6 October





The TARGETjobs Virtual Careers Fair will take place on Tuesday 6 October.

With leading employers, course providers and careers advisers it is open to all students.

To register to:

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The Civil Service Fast Stream – applications now open for Autumn 2021 entry

Are you interested in working for the Government?

The Civil Service Fast Stream is an accelerated leadership development programme that provides graduates from a range of degree disciplines with the experience, skills and knowledge needed to become senior leaders within the Civil Service.

There are 15 different schemes on the Fast Stream, including Commercial, Digital, Data & Technology, Diplomatic Service, Finance, Generalist, Government Economics Service, Government Operational Research, Government Statistical Service, Human Resources, Property, Science & Engineering.

Applications are now open for Autumn 2021 entry and will close on Thursday 22 October 2020

To apply:

The application process contains a competency based application form, psychometric tests and an assessment centre. To be fully prepared, book a careers guidance appointment with Tiffany Platt (  where she can guide you through the application process and hopefully increase your chances of being successful.

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Free online careers event – 8 October 2 – 5 pm

Students are invited to a free, online careers event to hear from entrepreneurs and business experts on how to get ahead in the post-covid world.

Generation Jungle aims to offer a gateway and a greater sense of hope and opportunity with entrepreneurs and business owners offering their services and advice for free in order to address these pressing problems.

The online event will take place on October 8, running from 2 pm to 5 pm and will feature insight from entrepreneurs, training providers and employers on how young people can get ahead after a year of disruption.

Jimmy Williams, CEO of Urban Jungle, is amongst those offering advice on how to find employment in a tough marketplace.

“I feel young people have been cast out into the wild this year and they need guidance and support like never before. It’s been a really tough year for young people, from the A-level debacle to the bleaker job prospects many face. But I believe there are still a huge number of opportunities out there, despite what you might have read.”

Topics under discussion include how to make money through self-employment and side hustles, how to gain crucial skills and take advantage of the ‘tech skills gap’, and what employers are really looking for in the 2020s.

About Generation Jungle
Generation Jungle is an entirely free event for students and young people looking for advice, support and encouragement in a tough jobs market. Sponsored by insurance company Urban Jungle, it will offer impartial advice on building skills and confidence, starting up a business and career development.

You can sign in at:


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