Google Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

When: Scholarship for the Academic Year 2021/2022
Scholarship amount: 7,000 Euro (or equivalent)
Who: Students enrolled in a Bachelors, Masters or PhD programme (or equivalent) in 2020/2021 at a European or Israeli University and studying Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Informatics, or a closely related technical field

Eligibility requirements 

  • Intend to be enrolled or accepted as a full time or part time student in a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD programme (or equivalent) at a university in Europe or Israel for the 2021/2022 academic year.
  • Citizens, permanent residents, and international students are eligible to apply.
  • Be studying computer science, or related technical degree with core computer science modules in it
  • Maintain a strong academic record (Please note that mitigating circumstances affecting your academic and work experiences will be considered. Therefore, you should include full details about these in the spaces provided on the application form).
  • Exemplify leadership and a passion for Computer Science and technology
  • Have a disability, mental health or long term health condition (which includes dyslexia, dyspraxia, visual impairment, hearing impairment, diabetes, epilepsy, depression, anxiety disorders, and any other physical or mental impairments or health conditions).

Click here to apply

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Employment Skills for graduate scheme success – sign up today

17 November 6-7 pm

E4GSS Launch, Skills and Application Forms Employment Skills for graduate scheme success: a series of skills sessions and employer talks.

ES4GSS is aimed at increasing the number of successful applications to graduate schemes from BAME students. It is open to all students.

This session:

  • introduces the programme and the ES4GSS Portfolio
  • focuses on diversity initiatives
  • Introduces the key skills and how they will be developed through the programme
  • Top tips for completing online application forms

19 November 12 – 1 pm M15/M16/GCHQ Employer Presentation

At MI5, MI6 & GCHQ we are proud of our mission to protect National Security and UK interests overseas. We’re also proud of our people and upholding our values. Our working culture’s encourage open minds and attitudes and are supported by a welfare and benefits structure that enables our workforce to be at its best.

From training and development that helps employees expand their skills, to flexible working patterns that support a healthy work life balance MI5, MI6 & GCHQ create an environment where everyone can achieve their full potential. Between us we have many ways to allow you to use your skills so we offer variety and potential to switch between agencies and we are so proud of our awards for diversity and inclusion, which underpin everything we do and hold important.

London Met will be sharing the names, email addresses and courses of all students who signed up with the employer prior to the presentation.

24 November 6 – 7 pm ES4GSS – Strengths, values and psychometrics 

 This second session helps you reflect on what is important to you and gives you practical tips for acing tricky psychometric tests.

This is the second development session in the Employment skills for graduate scheme success series.

Participants will

  • end the session having mapped their strengths and values.
  • receive practical tips relating to psychometric tests
  • hear from BAME alumni on how they secured roles on graduate schemes

26 November  11 am – 1 pm A Career in Government Insight Event

The Civil Service requires your diverse skills and talents. Join us for an insightful event where you will meet with Government employees at senior levels of the organisation to new graduate entrants as they share their career journeys.

Get the full picture of what it is like to work within the various roles of the Civil Service and how you can be part of the changing face of Government.

This event is organised by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in partnership with London Metropolitan University.

1 December 6 – 7.30 pm ES4GGS Assessment Centre

 In this session you will practice displaying the skills and behaviours covered in earlier week in an assessment centre simulation.

You will be set a challenge and will be assessed as part of a group on your team work, communication and problem solving skills.

This session will provide an authentic simulation for anyone about to participate in a virtual assessment centre.

2 December 2 – 3 pm Applying for jobs in the NHS by Homerton Hospital NHS Trust 

This session will cover essential information about working in the NHS.

The variety of roles will be covered, desired skills and experiences, effective job searching techniques and tips about acing the recruitment process will be delivered.

Book your place at: www.londonmet.ac.uk/careersevents

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Blind in Business upcoming webinars

Blind in Business & Local Government Association Q&A webinar

When: Wednesday 25th November at 12 pm

Where: Microsoft Teams Webinar
Who: Visually impaired students/graduates interested in careers within local government
Blind in Business will be hosting a Q&A with Laura, Recruitment Lead on the National Graduate Development Programme (NGDP).

Find out more about the LGA, the NGDP and Laura’s top tips when it comes to applications and interviews.

This is a fantastic opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the LGA’s graduate scheme and working for local government.

Blind in Business & The Tate Q&A Webinar

When: Wednesday 2nd December at 1 pm
Where: Zoom meeting
Who: Visually impaired students/graduates interested in careers within the arts

Blind in Business will be hosting a Q&A with James (Diversity and Inclusion Manager) and Alison (Programme Manager, Public & Community, Tate Liverpool).

Find out more about the Tate, the types of roles they recruit for and their recruitment process.

James and Alison will also be giving their top tips when it comes to applying for jobs, writing applications and doing well in interviews!

This is a fantastic opportunity to ask any questions you may have about working within the arts sector and opportunities at the Tate.

Blind in Business & ITV Q&A Webinar

When: Tuesday 8th December at 12.30 pm
Where: Zoom meeting
Who: Visually impaired students/graduates interested in careers within media.

Blind in Business will be hosting a Q&A with Robbie (Senior Resourcing Manager) and Natasha (Senior Resourcer ) at ITV!

We’ll be finding out more about ITV, the types of roles they recruit for and how to gain experience in the industry.

Robbie and Natasha will also be discussing their top tips when it comes to applying for jobs, writing applications and acing interviews!

This is a fantastic opportunity to ask any questions you may have about working within the media sector and opportunities at ITV.

If you would like to sign up for any of the webinars or would like more information please email: chantelle@blindinbusiness.org.uk

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CIMA GRADClub Virtual Employability Day – 24 November

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TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards

To have a chance to win, students must put themselves forward and apply online via the Undergraduate of the Year Awards website.

The application process includes essay-style questions and psychometric tests, not unlike those that students may experience in the graduate job application process.

Successful undergraduates will be asked to attend an assessment centre with the award partner, and the shortlisted students will be invited to a prestigious award ceremony in London on 24  April 2020.

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2020, however it’s best to apply early.

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TARGETjobs employability webinars

TARGETjobs still have the following employability webinars coming up:

Coding 101: how to build coding skills

Tuesday 17 November – 3.00 pm

Register

Lockdown skills: how to put forward the skills you’ve gained during lockdown to employers

Tuesday 24 November – 3.00 pm

Register

How to fill the ’2020 CV gap’

Wednesday 2 December – 3.00 pm

Register

Using the festive season to your advantage

Tuesday 8 December – 3.00 pm

Register

 

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Work in Publishing Week

This is a national campaign to inspire young people aged 14 – 24 to pursue a career in publishing and will take place from Monday 16 - Friday 20 November.

During the week publishers will be sharing practical careers advice and insight into the publishing industry.

You can find out more here

 

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Digital copies of TARGETJob publications now available

You can see digital copies of TARGETJobs, including Finance and IT & Technology, and UK 300 (top ranked graduate employers) on the following link:

https://targetjobs.co.uk/careers-products

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November careers webinars

2 November 8.00 pm 

LinkedIn: Building a profile and creating a network

This webinar 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.

3 November 2.00 pm

This session will enable you to gain an insight into the impact and effects of confidence on your career development.and develop strategies to boost your level of confidence, achieve your career goals and build resilience.

10 November 11.00 am

Applying to graduate schemes

This session has been put on to target London Met Level 5 students who want to apply for graduate schemes. A challenge that lots of students face when applying to graduate schemes is simply not being ready when the applications open/ close in the Autumn.

12 November 2.00 pm

Finding 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.

17 November 7.00 pm

Networking and creating opportunities 

19 November 2.00 pm

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.

24 November 11.00 am

Applying for Masters: How to approach your 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.

26 November 2.00 pm

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.

30 November 6.00pm

Develop your Video Interviewing skills

In the current climate, employers are adopting a virtual approach to hiring and conducting interviews remotely by using video conferencing tools. Using our own webinar format this workshop provides an essential guide to delivering an effective video interview performance. Whether you are a current student or recent graduate about to embark on your career journey, we will take you step by step through the process of what is typically involved in a video interview and how to be best prepared in securing a job offer!

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

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New internship in international development

Development Pathways – an international development organisation – has launched a new internship programme: “Pathways into Development”. The programme is for a bright Black graduate looking to kickstart their career in international development.

The internship is a year-long paid initiative and would be a great opportunity for any Black graduates who are hoping to work in this sector. Depending on their interests and expertise, the intern will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas including social policy, qualitative and quantitative research and analysis, business development, programmes management and communications.

The programme is a joint initiative with Diasporic Development, a UK, Black professional network of international development practitioners. The intern will have the opportunity to join the network and receive support throughout the programme from Black practitioners.

The programme is not only an opportunity for professional development, but more importantly, provides successful candidates with a network of Black professionals as they build their career. This programme will be offered on an annual basis, and any current students will have the opportunity to also apply once their studies end.

Further information on the programme can be found here.

The deadline to apply is the 9 November 2020. 

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