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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Careers Service Events week beginning 31st October 2011

We have a busy week coming up next week with lots happening across the campuses. Don’t miss out!

Meet the Employers – Philips (Healthcare, Lighting, Consumer Electrics)
A chance to talk to representatives from Philips about their Graduate Recruitment Programme
Of particular interest to students studying Business, Law, Engineering, Sciences

  • Hamilton Campus – 1st November 2pm – 3pm – Room A819
  • Paisley Campus – 2nd November 2pm – 3pm – Room D135
    This event has been cancelled.

Get into Teaching Scotland
Interested in teaching? Come along to find out about the application process for entry into teacher training courses in Scotland.
Presented by Isobel Kerr from Scottish Government

  • Paisley Campus – 1st November 1pm – 2pm – Room D145

Interview Skills for Graduate Jobs
A Careers Service Workshop with lots of useful tips and advice on preparing for interviews

  • Paisley Campus – 1st November 2.30pm – 4.30pm – Room L221

Graduate Applications & CVs
A Careers Service Workshop covering the graduate application process

  • Dumfries Campus – 2nd November 12pm – 1pm – Room R149

Get the most from your Employability Link Services
A Careers Service workshop to find out about our services and resources, including a guide to our website

  • Paisley Campus – 3rd November 2pm – 3pm – Room J312

Book for the above sessions on our Vacancies & Events site:
(NB you must register to access the booking form)

ImProve Yourself – Careers Service Roadshow

  • Hamilton Campus – 31st October 10am – 1pm – Almada Building Foyer
  • Paisley Campus – 1st November 11am – 2pm – Student Link

Volunteering Drop Ins
Come along and have a chat to find out more about doing voluntary work.

  • Paisley Campus – 31st October 12.30pm – 1.30pm – Employability Link (J105)
  • Hamilton Campus – 12.00pm – 1.30pm – Almada Building Foyer

Applying to KPMG? Get ready for an animated recruitment process

Using an advanced software application, professional services firm KPMG has launched its new graduate recruitment process.

Assessment at KPMG has always been more about putting applicants into scenarios that relate to the work they would be doing for KPMG as opposed to evaluating motivations and opinions. Now, in addition to completing traditional tests and interviews, applicants are taken through the assessment process by a virtual person and enter a simulation of a real office environment. They are given a variety of real-time tasks to complete, such as analysing spreadsheets and responding to emails – the exercises aim to test a student’s multi-tasking ability.

Click here for full article from TargetJobs

Voluntary Opportunities Fair – Paisley Campus 12th October 2011

Interested in volunteering? Come along to our Voluntary Opportunities Fair next Wednesday…

Click here to download the Voluntary Opportunities Fair Flyer for more information.





Saltire Foundation Undergraduate Programme 2012 – Applications open 18th October

The Saltire Foundation Undergraduate Programme offers some of Scotland’s most talented students a unique opportunity to work with senior level, influential people in the world’s leading companies. It accelerates their confidence, skills and ambition. For many it is a defining moment in their lives.

This year’s application process opens on the 18th of October.  To be eligible to apply for the Scholarship programme you must:

-Be a penultimate year student studying full-time at a Scottish university (in third year of a four year degree or fourth year of a five year degree)

-Not have had a previous international business experience

-Be passionate about representing Scotland and improving Scotland’s business prospects

Check out the Saltire Foundation Website for full information:

Read a news article on two previously successful UWS students here:

It is recommended that anyone who wishes to apply should attend an Information Session. These are being held on all four campuses before the 18th – sign up now!

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