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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Micro Tyco Challenge 2011

Micro-Tyco is the exciting new concept from WildHearts. Its vision is nothing less than the ignition of the spirit of enterprise across our whole culture, from our leading corporates to our universities, secondary and primary schools, and even nurseries.  It is an enterprise challenge that brings our whole society together, reconnects us to one another, to what really matters, and compels us to collectively raise the bar in what we believe is possible for ourselves and our culture.



Last year a group of UWS students took part and reported back on the valuable learning that occurred through their involvement. The team turned £1 into £1441 in one month. See a video on the Wild Hearts in Action website:

Last year UWs was the only university  invited to participate in the pilot challenge.  This year a number of Scottish Universities are taking part as well as teams from nursery and primary schools, businesses and community groups.

Sandra Hill, senior lecturer with the Business School, is looking for teams of students (and staff) to take part in this year’s challenge.  An application form and flyer is attached. Staff in the Business School at Hamilton have already got a team together.

Why not take on the challenge!

Micro_tyco flyer

Application Form PDF

Application Form Word

For further information contact Sandra Hill:


Apply now for London 2012 Summer Jobs

Working for London 2012 is your chance to share a moment of history – not just in the UK, but on a global stage.

The London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are taking place in London and across the UK next summer, and they need talented and dedicated people to be a part of them. There are all sorts of job opportunities for all sorts of people. More than 100,000 people will be paid to work on the Games, all of them with different backgrounds, skills and experiences. From catering to IT, cleaning to ticketing, there are a wide range of paid roles.

Recruitment is underway and if you’re keen to get involved you will find something you can apply for.

Visit for more information and to register your interest.

Also if you’re interested in volunteering at the Games visit:

Scottish Graduate Fair 18th & 19th October SECC Glasgow

Tuesday 18 October 2011, 2-7pm

Wednesday 19 October 2011, 11am-4pm

The Scottish Graduate Fair is the highlight of the recruitment season.  Now in its 22nd year, it is the biggest graduate, postgraduate and internship recruitment event in Scotland attracting over 4,000 students and graduates of all disciplines and approximately 100 graduate employers and postgraduate recruiters.  Students and graduates from all universities are welcome to attend.

For more information:

Click here to download the Scottish Graduate Fair 2011 Guide

The National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition

The National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition

7 & 8 October, Olympia 2, London

28 & 29 October, NEC Birmingham

Meet top graduate employers such as HP. Santander, Molson Coors, Jaguar Land-Rover, Bloomberg, The Civil Service, ExxonMobil and many more.

Entry is FREE and all Full-Time Students can claim up to £10 back for transport costs (see for details)

More than just a jobs fair – features at the exhibition include

CV Clinic – Careers Advice – Mock Assessment Centre – Careers Seminars – GradJobs High Flyers Club and Networking Lounge

To find out more and register go to


Also watch out for news of the Scottish Graduate Recruitment Exhibition in Glasgow.

Registration for Civil Service Fast Stream Graduate Programme 2012 is Open Now!

The Civil Service Fast Stream is a talent management programme for graduates who have the potential to become the future leaders of the Civil Service. It is ranked in the top ten in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.

One of the reasons for the Fast Stream’s popularity is that it enables graduates to have real impact on life in the UK and, often, the wider world. As a Fast Streamer you will:

  • Develop innovative solutions to some of the biggest issues facing society today
  • Work at the heart of current affairs and key government agendas
  • Engage directly with the public, helping to provide high-quality services for people from different communities and backgrounds

Registration opened on 19th September and the general schemes close on 30 November; some of the specialised ones close earlier. For more information, check out the Fast Stream site, or look at the Prospects entry on Faststreamers.

China Employability Workshops – London & Manchester – October 2011

The British Council, operating in China as the Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy, will run a series of employability workshop in the UK from 22-23 October 2011.

The China Employability workshop will give Chinese students an insight into career opportunities available to them; help Chinese students to better understand employer’s needs as well as the current job market in China, and how to get ahead of the competition by enhancing their understanding of the job market.

HR executives from major employers in China have been invited to give an overview of the competitive job market in China, talk about various aspects of recruitment from the employer’s side and share job opportunities with Chinese students. Students will also have opportunities to raise questions they might have about job hunting and career development in China.

Companies attending

  • Microsoft
  • Nokia Siemens Network
  • Nestle
  • Deloitte
  • Hay Group

London Session

Time: 14:00-16:30, October 22nd 2011, Saturday

Address: Lecture Hall, Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, Westminster, London SW1H 9NH

Manchester Session

Time: 14:00-16:30, October 23rd 2011, Sunday

Address: Lecture Theatre B, University Place, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL


Workshop registration

The workshop is open to all Chinese students currently studying in the UK. Due to limited venue capacity, RSVP will be required. Interested students are required to choose one session from the itinerary and fill in the registration form online. Registration will be closed after capacity is met or the stated closing date, whichever comes first. Students who have registered successfully will receive a confirmation by email after the registration is closed.

Please visit below link for more event details or to sign up to attend this workshop:

Graduate Job Deadlines from Targetjobs

If you’re looking for a graduate job in engineering, there are some great opportunities available now for you to explore – but hurry, because they close soon. Ford is recruiting graduates to join its team of product developers and supplier technical assistance engineers, and also offers a range of other programmes. Closing dates are next week, and the same goes for graduate roles with Mott MacDonald, Explore Learning, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Schneider Trading Associates.

19 September is the closing date for a range of graduate schemes with Ford, covering areas ranging from information technology to engineering.

23 September is your last chance to apply for the graduate hydrologist role with engineering consultancy Mott MacDonald, based in Cambridge.

27 September is the deadline for the graduate assistant director role with Explore Learning, a national network of tuition centres for 5 to 14 year olds.

29 September is the closing date for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car enterprise management training programme in areas across England.

30 September is the deadline for Schneider Trading Associates’ graduate trader programme. It’s also the closing date for the graduate opportunity for a knowledge base scientist with the educational charity Lhasa Limited.


Scottish government’s economic plan promises green jobs

Scotland can support 130,000 green jobs within the next decade, promises the SNP government’s new economic strategy.

Finance Secretary John Swinney said a “low carbon” economy and innovation in areas such as renewable energy could see millions of pounds of investment.

He also wanted a 50% increase in exports by 2017, as well as boosting inward investment.

Ministers have already pledged to give every young person a training opportunity.

Mr Swinney unveilied his economic strategy as the latest report from experts at the Bank of Scotland suggested the Scottish economy was showing resilience in the face of the global slowdown.

The finance secretary said his blueprint set out a vision for the public and private sectors to work alongside academic experts and voluntary groups to boost growth and create jobs.

Click here for full article on the BBC website

Exciting career opportunities for Registered Nurses in Singapore

Singapore is ranked by IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook 2009 as having the best healthcare infrastructure in Asia and fourth in the world. To meet the demand for healthcare services, we are now actively seeking outstanding healthcare professionals from all over the world to join us as we embark on our next phase of innovation-based and service-centric healthcare delivery.

Pursue your healthcare profession in Singapore and you will be able to:

  • Gain experience in a Joint Commission International (JCI) accredited hospital
  • Work in a professional work environment
  • Avail yourself to ample opportunities for training and professional development
  • Enjoy a competitive performance-based remuneration package and low effective tax rates

You need to act quickly to put yourself forward for this opportunity! Interviews will take place for UWS graduates on our Hamilton Campus on Monday 19th September. Please send your CV to

Download the full job advert here: Nursing Ad – Scotland


National Minimum Wage Rate Increases & Agency Workers Regulations

National Minimum Wage Rate Increases effective 1 October 2011

  • Workers aged 21 and over will increase to £6.08
  • Workers aged 18-20 rate will increase to £4.98
  • Workers aged 16-17 rate will increase to £3.68
  • Apprentices under 19 or 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship will increase to £2.60

Agency Workers Regulations effective 1 October 2011
This gives agency workers the entitlement to the same basic employment and working conditions as if they had been recruited directly, if and when they complete a qualifying period of 12 weeks in the same job.  The rights to access to facilities and information on job vacancies will apply from day one of an assignment.

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