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Coffee & Careers

The new refurbished space of the Careers and Employability office is now OPEN!

Welcome to all new and returning students, come along and visit. Free coffee and juice available.
Come in, visit, relax, have a seat, look around, pick up some leaflets.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask, staff are about and are happy to help.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

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



Millions of Worldwide Opportunities. Sorted!!

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The Careers and Employability Service are delighted to offer access to GoinGlobal software, offering students at UWS the chance to explore career and employment resources internationally.  The system has more than 10,000 pages of constantly-updated content on topics such as:  job search sources, work permit/visa regulations, CV writing guidelines and examples, employment trends, salary ranges, networking groups, cultural/interviewing advice… and much more!


There are live vacancies, placements and internships advertised worldwide, and of course you can continue to access careers advice on campus to get tailored help or advice with your applications. There are also city and country guides giving detailed information from the cost of living and travel, to vacancy sources and local etiquette.  To use the system simply follow the link below, and create a personal account (this will need to be done when logged in on campus, but afterwards you will be able to access GoinGlobal online anywhere!)


The link to get started is:


Scottish Students Working Abroad

If you have any interest at all in working or studying abroad, or what an internship might be like, then take a look at this video:

You will hear 3 Scottish students relate their feelings about their placements abroad and offer advice and encouragement to others contemplating taking up the challenge.

How to Get a Job in China Webinar

On Tuesday May 13th, 2014, 20:00 CEST, Hutong School will be organising an online seminar: “How to get a job in China?” Further details are below, but to take part you must register by 11th May at:

• Tools and Channels to search for a job in China
• Salary Expectations
• Legal & Tax Implications
• Chinese corporate culture
• Accommodation

Time: Tuesday May 13th, 2014, 20:00 CEST
Duration: 1hour: online presentation + Q&A
Software: There is no special software required for the webinar, only a web browser and headset.
Registration: Please register by 11th May

About the organising entity: Hutong School

Hutong School was founded in 2005 in order to provide Western students, graduates and young professionals internships and Chinese language courses in China.  It is the only fully licensed Chinese language school under European management and is the school of choice for anyone who wants to study Chinese or find an internship in China.
In addition to being an exquisite language school, since its foundation, Hutong School also operates as an internship provider. In June 2012 Hutong School acquired
Internship Network Asia, and has now the biggest network of partner companies in Beijing and Shanghai.

For more information visit:

About the lecturer: Ms. Laura Corazzi

Ms. LauraCorazzi, Economist and International Relations Manager of Hutong School, lived for almost 4 years in Beijing where she started as an intern in 2010. Before moving to Beijing she lived in Rome (where she studied) and London (where she received a certificate for higher education in contemporary dance). She recently relocated to Milan and is now in charge of Business Development and International Relations for Hutong School in Europe. 

Routes for All – Require UWS Students/Recent Graduates

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Routes for All

Interested in working during term time next year, from October onwards?

We are looking for current students from Ayr, Hamilton & Paisley campus to work on Routes for All, which is a programme of activity promoting further and higher education with secondary school pupils from schools in the South West of Scotland who are considering their options after school.

Working for Routes for All is a highly enjoyable and rewarding experience, and offers excellent experience in working with young people.  The work is during the day during term time within selected secondary schools and can easily be fitted in around your university timetable.

  • The post holder must be a recent graduate of the University or be studying towards a qualification within the University
  • Willing to be checked under the Protected Vulnerable Groups Scheme
  • A sound understanding of the benefits of University provision, the University and the locations of central University services and departments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent team and independent working skills
  • Knowledge of Scottish secondary school education system and a willingness to keep this knowledge up to date
  • Friendly and student- centred
  • An ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • Enthusiasm for wider access and education


  • Experience of working with young people
  • Experience studying at a college then articulating to University
  • Awareness of wider access issues

Application Deadline is 30th June 2014. For further enquiries or an application form, please contact

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


Barnardo’s Summer Internship Scheme

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Applications for Barnardo’s Summer scheme have just opened and they have roles based in Scotland.

Volunteers’ Satisfaction Survey Intern (Data Analysis) Edinburgh

Communications & Website Design Intern – Motherwell, North Lanarkshire

Children’s Services Intern (Project Africa) – Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire

Locality Communication & Marketing Intern – Arbroath, Angus


Barnardo’s internship scheme offers some brilliant opportunities to gain an insight into the charity sector and Children’s Services e

For more information about the scheme please visit

Closing Date for the Internships 6th May 2014

Careers & Employability Service Events on Paisley Campus

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Tuesday 8th April

Job Searching Techniques                                   12-pm                                  Room D124


Thursday 24th April

Careers Express: Graduate CV                          1-1.30pm                            Room D132


Thursday 29th May

Kick Start Your Career                                       10am-pm                           Room D124


No Need to Book……….Just Come Along.



Vote for the UK Guardian 300 – cash prizes up for grabs!

The Graduate Barometer 2013 is a large-scale, independent piece of research into students’ views on graduate careers and recruitment. Almost 26,000 students from across the UK took part in our 2012 edition. Your views provide valuable insight and also help decide who makes the Guardian UK 300 top graduate employers. Join in and enter our prize draw with five prizes of £500 and ten of £200 up for grabs!

The survey takes just 20 minutes to complete. To take part, please go to:

Thank you for your participation and best of luck in the prize draw!


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Interested in a Career in Social Services?

“A career in social services is a job like no other, in fact it’s much more than just a job. It’s a career that can give you an important role in another person’s life. Social service workers provide practical help and support to individuals and families in times of crisis. They empower people who use services, assisting them to make informed choices which will improve their lives. They make difficult decisions and at times enforce the law.”

The Scottish Social Services Council have produced a useful guide which is available as a free download on their website:

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