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A unique opportunity to develop a marketing career and gain a free MSc

Manchester Masters

Each year, ten of the very best students from across the UK are selected for this programme. They undertake four
different marketing placements in some of Manchester’s leading companies and study for a Masters degree free-of-charge
at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School. The benefits of this year-long programme are as follows:

  • Fantastic experience from four different 11-week placements in areas such as PR,
    digital marketing communications, advertising and marketing
  • Great employers to include on your CV
  • Entry on to a fee-free Masters degree at the Business School
  • Support from an established business mentor to help track your progress and to get tips
    on developing your career
  • Free membership of key industry bodies and free public transport in Greater Manchester

The emphasis of this programme is on employability. Here is a snapshot of what some of our first cohort
of students are now doing:

  • Five students are now working in permanent marketing roles with companies with whom
    they did Manchester Masters placements
  • One student has set up his own company using contacts from the programme
  • Another student beat thousands of other applicants to join the marketing team of Facebook
  • One student joined a prestigious marketing agency in London

Entry Criteria

UK and EU students who graduated, or are due to graduate, from any UK university in either 2010 or 2011
from any undergraduate or postgraduate degree course may apply.


The closing date for applications is 5th September 2011. Click here for more information.



TABLETS, APPS AND MOBILE PHONES – Inside Careers Engineering and Technology News Bulletin

Since the release of smartphones and the ever increasing popularity of the tablet PCs, the IT industry and our habits have changed considerably – and will no doubt continue to do so in the future.

As companies such as Amazon, Google and Apple battle it out for their market share and of course our hard earned cash, these new innovations also present new challenges and opportunities for those looking to get a job in this industry.

We take a look some of the opportunities available to you and what it’s like to work as a Games Programmer or Design Engineer for a mobile technology firm.


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The IT industry continually looks for technological changes that will transform the experience of its users, whether at work or at home, taking the market in unexpected directions.
Continue to read this article to find out more.!open&f2=8jxeyrlnar&f1=62qkauteam


For IT Consultants, pay can range from average to very well paid, but this often depends on the wider sector to which the company belongs. Thanks to XpertHR for providing us with some further details on what you can expect.!open&f2=8jxeyrlnar&f1=62qkauteam


Robert works for Imagination Technologies as a Design Engineer. He studied computer science to MSc level at the University of Warwick before joining the company to help develop software for mobile phones.!open&f2=8jxeyrlnar&f1=62qkauteam


After studying a BSc in computer science, Ben decided that he wanted to bring his passion for gaming into his working life and returned to university to study Games Programming. He now works for Sumo Digital and discusses his role for us here.!open&f2=8jxeyrlnar&f1=62qkauteam


You’ve done a bit of research, read some profiles, visited some company websites and decided that IT would be an interesting industry in which to explore your career options. Our ‘Routes into the profession’ article gives you some clues as to what to do next.!open&f2=8jxeyrlnar&f1=62qkauteam



For further options within engineering and technology, take a look at our Career Choice magazine.!open&f2=8jxeyrlnar&f1=62qkauteam

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