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Have you Googled yourself?

If not… do it now!

What did you find?

Your digital footprint can impact your future career… both negatively and positively!



The number of employers who are using social media to get background information on job candidates is increasing and there are numerous stories in the media about candidates being rejected due to their social media presence.

You need to manage this by ensuring appropriate privacy settings are in place, but you can also use social media to your advantage, by building a professional profile on LinkedIn and other social media platforms such as Twitter. These can help you to extend your network beyond your immediate circle, thus increasing potential career opportunities. You should also be aware that many companies are now utilising social media platforms to advertise vacancies and seek out candidates, so if you are not using these platforms you may miss out on the job of your dreams!

Want to find out more?

Come along to our Social Media for your Career session – Paisley Campus J105 – 4th November 2014 12.30pm To book your place visit:


Cameron House Recruitment Open Event

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Cameron House Recruitment Open Event

 Wednesday 11th June 2014 4pm – 7pm

Lomond Suite, Cameron House Loch Lomond G83 8QZ


What you’ll be doing:

This recruitment evening gives you the opportunity to come into  the hotel to have a look around and to meet the management team, as well as apply face to face for one of the below vacancies:

  • Food & Beverage Supervisor
  • Food and Beverage Assistant
  • Barperson
  • Room Attendant
  • Spa Night Cleaner
  • Spa Therapist
  • Childcare Assistant
  • Kitchen Porter

To meet the application requirements at the event, please bring along with you:

  • Up to date CV including details of two references
  • Passport or Birth certificate
  • National Insurance Number

What you’ll need:

You will know and understand what it means to deliver amazing hospitality and will thrive on the challenge of always exceeding guest’s expectations. You will be expected to achieve a high level of service through the constant monitoring of our established brand standards. You should be highly attentive to detail and be capable of working in a busy environment. In our industry teamwork is key so you should be a strong team player willing to lend a hand wherever needed.  In return we will offer you second to none career opportunities.


What you’ll get:

For a full list of our incentives, benefits, rewards and recognition please visit our employee website V.happypeople by clicking on



Kick Start Your Career – Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton & Paisley Campuses

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Exams over what next?


Why not rev up your career prospects by attending one of our Kick Start your Career session with the help of The Careers and Employability Service.


These sessions are specifically designed for students leaving and seeking employment.  These motivational sessions will help you look at what you can offer an employer and how to communicate your message along with key job sources.




These session will take place on all campuses.  If you would like to attend, please email with your name, banner number, course and which campus you would like to attend,  to Lindsay McDonald (Careers Adviser)




Full details of the session are listed below


Kick Start you Career Sessions


Ayr campus:                       Wednesday 4th June 2014                            11am -1pm                                          Room TBC


Dumfries Campus:           Wednesday 4th June 2014                            11pm – 1pm                                       Room R204


Hamilton Campus:           Monday 26th May 2014                                  10am  – 12pm                                     Room A062


Paisley Campus:               Thursday 29th May 2014                                 10am – 12pm                                     Room D124




The format:


  •  What Employers look for?  (skills and attributes)
  • Dispel the myths about the graduate job market
  • Advice on CVs and Applications
  • Job search tactics and resources
  • Interview tips and techniques
  • Using Social Media for your career
  • Careers and Employability Service –how we can help
  • Q and A session


Morgan Stanley Interactive Learning Event – Glasgow



17 October 2012Time
1:15pm – 6.00pm

Morgan Stanley
Cerium Building
55 Douglas Street
Glasgow G2 7NP

Join Morgan Stanley for an interactive learning event, aimed at undergraduates who are interested in our Summer Internship Programmes and Industrial Placement opportunities. Led by Morgan Stanley business experts, you will learn and better understand the role of Operations as a department within Morgan Stanley, and the skills required and career options throughout the business. You will also have the opportunity to meet and network with these role models during the event.At Morgan Stanley, solving complex challenges and fueling economic growth across continents is what we do. We offer you a structured path to success, providing you with the training, mobility and responsibility to make a real difference.

To apply please send your cover letter, explaining your interest in attending, along with your CV to by Monday, 8 October.

To learn more about career opportunities at
Morgan Stanley, please visit


Civil Service Faststream Events – Glasgow & Edinburgh

Hoping to join the Civil Service? Or just wondering what to do with your skills when you graduate? Think Fast Stream! Come along to a friendly session where you can learn all about the UK Civil Service’s graduate recruitment scheme: the different options, the assessment process, and just what a civil servant does, anyway. (Everything. (Mostly not all at once.))
Scottish-based Fast Streamers will talk about their work in areas such as DWP, DfID and the Scottish Government, discuss the experience of being on different “streams”, including generalists (policy), economists, and EU specialists, and give you an inside story on the highs and lows of being on this competitive, intensive programme. There will also be a Q&A to answer all your questions.
The next recruitment round for the UK Government’s Faststream graduate scheme will be open from September to November 2012. The events are:
10/10/2012 2pm Glasgow (Europa Building, Argyle Street)
17/10/2012 2pm Edinburgh (Thistle House, Haymarket Terrace)
[Spaces are limited, and available first come first served. Please give your full name when registering as this is required for security. Spaces are limited so if you find out you cannot attend, please remember to cancel your booking.]
For more detail about the faststream, please see the Cabinet Office website:

UWS Employer Mentoring Programme Pilot Celebration Event

  1. CareersUWS
    We are celebrating the completion of a successful pilot of Employer Mentoring Programme: #uwsemp
    Tue, Jun 19 2012 09:40:33
  2. careersanna
    I’ve been project managing the pilot UWS Employer Mentoring Programme-we celebrate it’s success on Friday: #uwsemp
    Tue, Jun 19 2012 17:39:03
  3. careersanna
    “@beatonthebraat: See you there! #uwsemp” Thanks for kicking off our # Paul
    Tue, Jun 19 2012 17:41:35
  4. CareersUWS
    Tomorrow we are celebrating the successful completion of our Pilot project: UWS Employer Mentoring Programme: #uwsemp
    Thu, Jun 21 2012 10:01:14
  5. careersanna
    Thank you to the 7 employers who took part in the pilot for the UWS Employer Mentoring Programme #uwsemp
    Thu, Jun 21 2012 16:57:48
  6. CarolFerries
    Big day today for our @careersanna as we celebrate successful pilot of Employer Mentoring Programme #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 02:31:58
  7. careersanna
    Big day today #uwsemp and my roof is leaking! #rainingagain
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 03:41:02
  8. FrankieRowan
    Getting ready for our Employer Mentoring Programme celebration event! @careersanna @UWSPaisley #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 05:18:21
  9. careersanna
    Mentoring can develop awareness of the skills/attributes required by graduate employers #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 05:30:39
  10. careersanna
    Being mentored gives students an opportunity to get advice about how to address any weaknesses in their CV #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 05:45:23
  11. careersanna
    UWS Employer Mentoring pilot gave students a chance to discuss career ideas with an employer #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 06:01:01
  12. ragazzo1609
    Heading to #uwsemp employer mentoring scheme event at University of West of Scotland – should be interesting!
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 06:13:51
  13. careersanna
    Being mentored by an employer is a great way to get advice on how to network effectively #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 06:30:34
  14. CarolFerries
    At the Employer Mentoring celebration event. Great turnout and lots of interest in taking forward. #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:15:59
  15. CarolFerries
    Anne McGillivray speaking at the mo thanking everyone for their interest in this exciting pilot #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:17:38
  16. CarolFerries
    The student experience is it the heart of what we do #employability #uwsltas #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:18:37
  17. CarolFerries
    Anne commenting on our service strapline “Success… We’ll help you achieve it” #uwsemp #uwsltas #employability
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:20:01
  18. FrankieRowan
    Anna is presenting the findings of the mentoring pilot. #uwsemp @careersanna
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:23:39
  19. CarolFerries
    Anna is now telling us about the background of the project… Helping academics embed #employability in curriculum #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:23:42
  20. CarolFerries
    Mentors who have taken part are keen to work with us in many ways #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:28:17
  21. FrankieRowan
    Mentors help students identify their skills. #uwsemp @careersanna
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:29:20
  22. CarolFerries
    Mentors can help students identify their skills #employability #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:29:37
  23. CarolFerries
    Mentoring helps students gain confidence #employability #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:31:22
  24. FrankieRowan
    Mentoring,helps students learn to network. #uwsemp @careersanna
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:33:00
  25. FrankieRowan
    Mentoring should be mutually beneficial. #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:34:44
  26. CarolFerries
    @careersanna is explaining the process… Application by students, matching with employers, training, evaluation #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:40:19
  27. FrankieRowan
    All mentors would consider taking a student again. #uwsemp @careersanna
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:40:35
  28. FrankieRowan
    All the mentees would recommend the Employer Mentoring Programme to other students. #uwsemp @careersanna
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:43:21
  29. CarolFerries
    Now looking forward to rolling mentoring out across the institution… Lots of interest! #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:47:32
  30. CarolFerries
    Fiona McKenzie of Centre Stage is now talking about her fabulous experience as a mentor #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:50:09
  31. CarolFerries
    Marketing student Lucy now telling us about why she applied to take part in the programme #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:51:22
  32. CarolFerries
    Lucy has recently gained employment which she says she is sure she wouldn’t have got without having taken part #employability #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:53:44
  33. CarolFerries
    Lucy: Mentoring makes a difference #employability #uwsemp #uwsltas
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 07:54:44
  34. Anne McGillivray, Dean of Students thanking everyone before going on to present the mentees with their certificates:
  35. A somewhat blurry group photograph!
  36. CarolFerries
    Had a very interesting discussion with one of our Mentors over lunch re social media for career #uwsemp
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 09:08:18
  37. ragazzo1609
    Thanks to everyone at UWS #uwsemp – good to be involved at start of a successful programme.
    Fri, Jun 22 2012 14:50:57

National Student Employment Week 2012 (20th-24th Feb)

To celebrate National Student Employment Week the Job Shop and Careers Service have organised various activities taking place across the 4 campuses this week:

Paisley Campus
Monday 20th – Volunteering Drop In with our Student Volunteering Assistant in the Student Link – 12noon-1.30pm
Tuesday 21st – Job Shop & Placement Info Point at the Student Link – 12noon-1.30pm
Wednesday 22nd – Job Shop & Careers Service Info Stand at the Community Planning Event in The Brough Hall – 12noon-4pm
Thursday 23rd – How to Bag that Job Drop In at the Employability Link – 12noon-2pm

Ayr Campus
Watch out for Angela, our Ayr Campus Job Shop Assistant out and about on Campus promoting the Job Shop
Monday 20th – Launch of Ayr Campus Volunteering Fortnight with Centrestage & Transition UWS in the Atrium – 11am-1pm
Thursday 23rd – Volunteering Fortnight stand with Cornerstone & SAUWS in the Atrium – 11am-1pm

Hamilton Campus
Monday 20th – Volunteering Fair in Room 163/159 – 12noon-1.30pm

Dumfries Campus
Wednesday 22nd – What Can I Offer Employers Workshop in Rutherford McCowan Building Room 149 – 12noon-1pm

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.





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