Step into Your Future - CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND SKILLS - Queen's University Belfast

Step into Your Future - CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND SKILLS - Queen's University Belfast
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Step into Your Future - CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND SKILLS - Queen's University Belfast

                                                              2    WELCOME TO GRADFEST

PROGRAMME OF LIVE EVENTS                                      3    FACULTY WELCOME

WEDNESDAY 17TH JUNE                                           4    A MESSAGE FROM YOUR CAREERS TEAM
                                                              5    ACCESSING CAREER SUPPORT AFTER GRADUATION
 10.00AM - 11.00AM     11.15AM - 12.15AM   12.30PM – 1.30PM   7    HOW TO GET HIRED

 CENTRE                OF WORK                                12   DEVELOP YOUR EMPLOYABILITY
                                                              14   JOBS LISTINGS: EMPLOYERS HIRING NOW
                                                              24   WHY TEAMWORK REALLY DOES MAKE THE DREAM WORK
THURSDAY 18TH JUNE                                            26   APPLY YOUR DEGREE TO REAL-WORLD INDUSTRY CHALLENGES
                                                              28   INSIDE THE FINTRU FINANCIAL SERVICES ACADEMY
 9.30AM - 10.15AM      10.30AM - 11.30AM   11.30AM – 1.00PM   30   FANCY WORKING FOR PWC IN BELFAST?
 YOUR CAREER           GRADUATION                             36   INSPIRING STUDENT STORIES
                                                              40   THE ALUM TAKING THE VEGAN WORLD BY STORM
                                                              42   WELCOME TO THE ALUMNI COMMUNITY!
FULL PROGRAMME HERE                                           43   LEVERAGE OUR ALUMNI NETWORK

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GRAD GUIDE 2020                                                                                                                                                              GRAD GUIDE 2020

WELCOME TO                                                                                                   FACULTY WELCOME
                                                                                                             WE’RE PROUD OF OUR    “The skills and
                                                                                                             FINAL YEAR STUDENTS
                                                                                                                                   knowledge you
                                                                         “As a graduate,                     IN MEDICINE AND
                                                                                                             NURSING WHO           have developed
                                                                         we are aware                        RECEIVED SPECIALIST
                                                                                                                                   during your time
                                                                         that you’ll need                    TRAINING TO JOIN
                                                                                                             THE WORKFORCE         at Queen’s will
                                                                         our support                         EARLY AND OF ALL      help you navigate
                                                                         now, more than                      OUR STUDENTS IN
                                                                                                                                   the challenges
                                                                         ever, as you                        MEDICINE, NURSING
                                                                                                             AND PHARMACY WHO      of the next few
                                                                         start your career                   VOLUNTEERED ACROSS
                                                                         journey under                       NORTHERN IRELAND
                                                                         extraordinary                                                                                 “Our data and
                                                                         circumstances”                      QUEEN’S
                                                                                                                                   Professor Karen Morrison, Dean
                                                                                                                                   of Education, Faculty of Medicine   informatics teams
                                                                                                             ACADEMICS PART
                                                                                                             OF DEVELOPMENT
                                                                                                                                   Health and Life Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                       are working on
                                                                                                             TEAM FOR GLOBAL                                           public health
The COVID-19 pandemic has
affected all of us, in so many
                                    Through GradFest2020, you
                                    will have access to advice and
                                                                         you need to support you during
                                                                         these challenging times, whether
                                                                                                             COVID-19 RISK                                             modelling to
                                                                                                             ASSESSMENT TOOL
ways. As a graduate, we are aware
that you’ll need our support
                                    guidance from top employers,
                                    from our alumni network
                                                                         you are seeking employment or
                                                                         are already holding a job offer.
                                                                                                                                                                       support a better
now, more than ever, as you
start your career journey under
                                    and from our trained career
                                    consultants. You’ll get an insight   We look forward to seeing you
                                                                                                                                                                       understanding of
extraordinary circumstances.        into what recruitment will look      online on 17th and 18th of June.                                                              the disease and
                                    like over the next 12 months         In the meantime, we will continue
Working in consultation with        and have the opportunity             to work with employers to source                                                              ways in which we
employers, alumni and our           to explore all your options,         opportunities for our graduates
colleagues from across the          including Queen’s wide range         and will update available jobs                                                                can limit spread.”
University, Queen’s Careers,        of postgraduate programmes.          on the MyFuture platform.
Employability and Skills team                                            With best wishes
have created GradFest2020.          Your wellbeing and future
The event is a testament to our     success are key priorities for       Professor David Jones                       OUR              OUR SCIENTISTS
commitment to supporting            us and this guide provides a         Pro-Vice Chancellor                     RESEARCHERS         ARE WORKING ON
you in building your career,        range of additional support          (Education and Students)
navigating the graduate             and information to make sure
                                                                                                                 ARE LEADING          THERAPIES FOR
landscape and transitioning into    that you get the most out of                                                CLINICAL TRIALS         SARS-COV2
the next stage of your life.        GradFest2020. You’ll find all of
                                    the tools, platforms and advice

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GRAD GUIDE 2020                                                                                                                                                                            GRAD GUIDE 2020

A MESSAGE FROM YOUR                                                                                               CAREERS, EMPLOYABILITY AND
CAREERS TEAM                                                                                                      SKILLS – WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
                                                                                                                  Find out how the Careers Service
                                                                                                                  can help you now and after
                                                                                                                                                      CHECK OUT OUR CAREERS
                                                                                                                                                      RESOURCES BY SECTOR:
                                                                                                                                                                                “I was a History
                                                                                                                  graduation.                                                   graduate and
                                                                                                                  ADVICE, GUIDANCE AND                • CHARITY AND
                                                                                                                                                        DEVELOPMENT WORK        wasn’t sure what
                                                                                                                                                      • CULTURE, ARTS, MEDIA    to do with the
                                                                                                                  Make the most of expert careers
                                                                            and find inspiration watching         advice and guidance                 • FINANCE AND
                                                                                                                                                                                next big step
                                                                            our graduate stories. Thinking
                                                                            of further study? We’ve got           For two years after graduation,     • HEALTHCARE              after university. I
                                                                            it covered with information
We know that this is a               Did you know that your Careers         on postgraduate options and
                                                                                                                  Graduates can access up to
                                                                                                                  five Career Consultations per       • HUMAN RESOURCES,        found out I could
worrying time and many of            Service at Queen’s continues                                                                                       RECRUITMENT &
you will be anxious about            to support you for up to two
                                                                            training. Want to make the most
                                                                            of lockdown? We have an entire
                                                                                                                  academic year, although most
                                                                                                                  only need one or two. The aim of      TRAINING                do a crossover
how COVID-19 could affect            years after graduation? Find out
your career opportunities.           how in the pages ahead. We will
                                                                            section dedicated to developing
                                                                            those all-important employability
                                                                                                                  these consultations is to support
                                                                                                                  you so that you can successfully
                                                                                                                                                      • IT- FOR NON-COMPUTING   to the Software
We want to reassure you that                                                                                                                            STUDENTS
the Careers, Employability
                                     explain how you can set-up job
                                     alerts, record and practice video
                                                                            skills, with resources and training
                                                                            you can access in your own
                                                                                                                  manage your own career.
                                                                                                                                                      • LEGAL
and Skills team are working
hard to connect employers
                                     interviews and use our online CV
                                     Checker for detailed feedback
                                                                            time. This site will remain live
                                                                            for the rest of the summer.
                                                                                                                  We are currently offering virtual
                                                                                                                  (online) one-to-one appointments
                                                                                                                                                      • MANAGEMENT              Master’s at
with you, our graduates.             on your CV within 15 seconds.
                                                                            You can access MyFuture, our
                                                                                                                  using Microsoft Teams.
                                                                                                                  Appointments can be booked in
                                                                                                                                                      • PURCHASING, LOGISTICS   Queen’s. The
                                                                                                                                                        AND SUPPLY CHAIN
As your Career Consultants,
we will continue to support
                                     We are also delighted to invite
                                     you to GradFest2020, our online
                                                                            career management system for
                                                                            two years after you graduate.
                                                                                                                  the usual way through MyFuture
                                                                                                                  and you will be contacted by        • SALES AND MARKETING
                                                                                                                                                                                Careers Team
you in your transition from
university to employment or
                                     skills event, taking place on 17
                                     and 18 June. Our experts will be
                                                                            Find out below how you can            the Consultant taking your          • SOCIAL CARE, GUIDANCE   helped me tailor
                                                                            tailor your job search and create     appointment with further details.     AND COMMUNITY
further study. We are currently
offering Career Consultations
                                     on-hand with live masterclasses        alerts. Our careers website                                                                         my CV for the
                                     on everything from building your       contains a range of resources         Fine-tune your CV in seconds        • TEACHING & TEFL
and CV check appointments
online using Microsoft Teams.
                                     online brand to the secrets of a       you can access and don’t forget       Before you graduate, you can        • TOURISM AND HERITAGE    tech industry.
                                     successful virtual interview. You      our social media channels for         make use of a new online tool
Appointments can be booked in        will hear from key employers,          the latest news and updates.          VMock which enables you to                                    I still use the
the usual way through MyFuture.      successful alumni and from our         You can join us on Linkedin ,
                                     trained career consultants. You        find us on Facebook or follow
                                                                                                                  upload your CV and get instant
                                                                                                                                                      CHECK OUT OUR CAREERS     CV template
The pages of this Guide will         can also join our Live Chat with                                                                                 RESOURCES BY SCHOOL
help prepare you for your next       Employers. You may have spotted
                                                                            us on Instagram and Twitter.
                                                                                                                                                                                they gave me.”
steps. You can read inspiring        the Full Programme at the start        We hope you enjoy this Guide                                              HERE
graduate stories and lessons         of this Guide, if not - take a look!   and look forward to seeing you
learned from Queen’s students                                               at GradFest 2020. We would                                                                          Adam Hale, Full Stack
who graduated not that long          You can access the Live Event          also like to take this opportunity                                                                  Engineer at CompoZed
ago. Hear advice and guidance        on our dedicated GradFest2020          to congratulate you on your                                                                         XP labs in Allstate NI
for your first few years directly    Website. The site will also bring      achievements so far and wish you
from employers. You can also         you information and resources:         well as you step into your future.
navigate current vacancies, skills   you can browse Employer
development opportunities            profiles, ask them a question,         Your Careers, Employability
and postgraduate options.            explore current vacancies              and Skills Team

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                                             “I wasn’t sure               SUCCEED IN
                                             what to do after
                                             Queen’s. I used              RECRUITMENT
Queen’s University Belfast                   the Careers                  Employers use different kinds of    WATCH OUR VIDEOS:
                                             Service at                   recruitment methods at different
                                                                          stages of the process. Are you
                                                                                                              • HOW TO WRITE AN
                                             Queen’s a lot                confident that you have these
                                                                          mastered? Career’s Employability      EFFECTIVE CV
                                             in my final year             and Skills have developed a range
                                                                          of resources to help you navigate
                                                                                                              • TIPS FOR ONLINE
                                             when I finished              and succeed in the recruitment
                                                                          process:                            • COMPETENCY BASED
                                             my exams. I had              DOWNLOAD OUR HELP
                                                                                                                INTERVIEWS VS
                                                                                                                STRENGTH BASED
                                             the opportunity              SHEETS:                               INTERVIEWS

                                             to meet with                 • ASSESSMENT CENTRES
                                                                                                              • HOW TO USE LINKEDIN
                                             employers and do             • BODY LANGUAGE
                                             mock interviews              • BREAKING THE
                                                                            INTERVIEW CODE
                                             and assessment               • CV CHECKLIST
                                             centres. It was              • HOW TO WRITE A COVER
                                             brilliant as it              • INTERVIEW CHECKLIST
                                             gave you the                 • PERSONAL SKILLS AUDIT
                                             opportunity to
                                                                          ACCESS OUR ONLINE
                                             see what it would            RESOURCES:                           FIND OUT HOW YOU
                                             be like when you                                                  CAN RECEIVE BETWEEN
                                                                                                               £7,500 TO £10,000 TO
                                                                          • WRITTEN APPLICATIONS –
                                             are actually doing             CVS, COVER LETTERS AND             UNDERTAKE TRAINING
                                                                                                               IN THE FINANCIAL
                                             that yourself.”                APPLICATION FORMS
                                                                                                               AND PROFESSIONAL
                                                                          • FACE-TO-FACE AND                   SERVICES SECTOR OR
                                                                            ONLINE INTERVIEWS                  IN RELATED SUBJECTS                     Terri Foden, Audit Senior,
                                                                          • PSYCHOMETRIC TESTS –               WITH A MANSION
                                             EY (Ernst &Young)
                                                                            PREPARE AND PRACTISE               HOUSE SCHOLARSHIP
                                                                          • WHAT TO EXPECT AT AN
                             CAREERS,                                       ASSESSMENT CENTRE
                             AND SKILLS

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GRAD GUIDE 2020                                                                                                                 GRAD GUIDE 2020

IMPRESSIONS                              AND MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR
                                         CAREER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
    2000 MANAGERS


                                         MYFUTURE IS YOUR                    TAILORING YOUR JOB                    You can also set up a Job Alert
                                         ONLINE CAREER                       SEARCH AND SETTING UP                 for a specific filter. This will send
                                         MANAGEMENT SYSTEM                   ALERTS IN MYFUTURE:                   a regular (e.g. weekly) email of
                                         AND THE GOOD NEWS –                                                       the filtered list to your Queen’s
                                                                                                                   email. Once a job alert has been
                                         YOU CAN STILL ACCESS                QUICK GUIDE
       SECONDS                           IT TWO YEARS AFTER
                                                                                                                   created, you can click into the
                                                                                                                   alert list to see how often you
                                         GRADUATION. YOU CAN                 MyFuture Jobs has a range of
                                                                                                                   would like the job alert emailed
                                         USE IT TO:                          clever features to help you filter
                                                                                                                   to your Queen’s account. You can
                                                                             down the most relevant jobs for
                                                                                                                   also delete or modify existing job
                                         • Research employers                you – and set alerts so they come
                                         • Search graduate jobs and          straight to your inbox!
                                           internships                                                             Save a favourite job by clicking
                                         • Follow organisations for          The homepage for the jobs
                                                                                                                   on the star - or dislike by clicking
                                           vacancy updates                   section contains:
                                                                                                                   on the thumbs down.
                                         • Navigate careers fairs
                                         • Register for employer-led         • Because you viewed (looks at
                                                                                                                   Follow and favourite employers
                                           events and skills sessions          the last job you viewed and
                                                                                                                   - select Follow within the select
                                         • Book a careers consultation         recommends jobs based on this)
                                                                                                                   job advert. Live jobs from this
                                         • Connect with a careers            • People on your course are
                                                                                                                   employer will now show on your
                                           consultant via our E-guidance       interested in (looks at jobs that
                                                                                                                   student homepage and are added
                                           service                             other students on your course
                                                                                                                   to Favourite employers list.
                                         • Access mock interview,              have viewed / applied to)
                                           psychometric and aptitude tests   • Latest jobs (most recently
                                                                                                                   Find out more about how to use
                                         • Book a room for skype/video         posted jobs)
                                                                                                                   and make the most of MyFuture
                                           interviews                        • Trending jobs (jobs that have
                                                                               the most views at this moment)

                                                                             To search for a job, you can enter
                                                                             a keyword and select search or
                                                                             select “Filter All Jobs” and filter
                                                                             by position type, industry, job
                                                                             function and/or more filters -
TOP TIPS HERE                                                                course, posted date, apply by.

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                                                                                     GRADUATE JOB
                                                                                     SEARCH WEBSITES

It’s About Your Future                                                               NORTHERN IRELAND

                                                                                                                  UK WIDE

MyFuture is your online career           Access via
management system at Queen’s. Use        or search symplicity Jobs and Careers in:
it to search, view, book and apply to:                                       
Jobs: Graduate Jobs, placements,                                                                        
Internships, summer work, part time                                                  Health:            
jobs and Queen’s OnCampus Jobs.          You will find the App handy for jobs
Appointments: One to one                 searches and appointments                   Education:         
career consultations and learning                                          
development support.                     A set of student user instructions are      Civil Service:
Events: Careers fairs, career            available on the Careers website at
development workshops,                                       
employability development                                                                               
programmes and employer panels.                                                                         

                                                                                     REPUBLIC OF IRELAND


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GRAD GUIDE 2020                                                                                                                                                                                                 GRAD GUIDE 2020

EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS - WHAT                                                                                          “We have
                                                                                                                     identified 12
ARE THEY AND DO I HAVE THEM?                                                                                         employability
Being successful in your career       We have identified 12                  4. Teamwork: the ability to
                                                                                                                     skills and
is more than just having the right
qualifications. You need to be able
                                      employability skills and developed        work with others in a team,          developed
                                      resources to help you understand          to communicate, influence,
to stand out from the crowd and       and develop your skills                   negotiate, demonstrating             resources
demonstrate what else you can                                                   adaptability/flexibility,
offer. Employability skills are the   COGNITIVE/INTELLECTUAL                    creativity, initiative, leadership   to help you
added extras you can bring to an      SKILLS, SUCH AS:                          and decision-making.
organisation and employers look                                                                                      understand
out for them when recruiting.                                                   (Might include knowledge of
You will have to state them on
                                      1. Problem solving: the ability to
                                         analyse issues, identify barriers      their teamworking style, types       and develop
your CV and application form,
demonstrate them during an
                                         and offer/implement potential
                                         solutions. This may involve
                                                                                of teams, working with remote
                                                                                teams, leading teams, running        your skills”
online test and in an assessment         prioritising tasks, coping with        meetings).
centre, and evidence them in an          complexity, setting achievable
interview.                               goals and taking action. It         5. Interpersonal skills: includes

But they’re not difficult to gain
                                         may also involve innovation at         the ability to engage with and       ACCESS
and how you add to your skill set
                                         relevant points.                       motivate others, sensitivity,
                                                                                global and cultural awareness,       RESOURCES
can be as unique and individual          (Other terms might include             moral and ethical awareness
as you. University assignments           - thinking creatively/decision         and the ability to adjust
can build teamwork and time              making).                               behaviour accordingly.
management, getting involved
in a club or society develops                                                   (Other terms might include           TECHNICAL SKILLS SUCH                   10.Business communication skills:      MAKE THE MOST OF
                                      2. Applying subject knowledge
communication and leadership,                                                   - emotional intelligence,            AS:                                        Written, verbal and/or online.      LOCKDOWN AND DEVELOP
                                         and understanding: potentially
a part time job improves                 from the degree pathway.               self-awareness, building on                                                                                         YOUR EMPLOYABILITY
your business awareness and                                                                                          7. Utilise modern technology:              (Could also include - business
                                                                                strengths, self-management).                                                                                        SKILLS
interpersonal skills. Placements,                                                                                       associated with work place or           etiquette, coaching,
                                         (This might also include
internships, sports, volunteering                                            6. Leadership skills: leading other        work-related activity.                  collaboration, influencing
                                         researching the types of                                                                                                                                   The Careers, Employability
and community involvement                                                       individuals or groups through                                                   others).
                                         industry/roles that the subject                                                                                                                            and Skills service has curated
can all help in the recruitment                                                 a set of complex decisions           8. Information technology                                                      resources to help you identify
                                         knowledge could lead to and
process.                                 mechanisms for doing this).            as part of goal achievement             skills: includes ability to learn,   LANGUAGE SKILLS AND                    the skills that employers will
                                                                                within projects or significant          apply and exploit relevant IT        CULTURAL AWARENESS                     want, build upon the skills that
Throughout your working life you                                                and challenging activities.             programmes.                                                                 you already have, develop new
may have multiple jobs and even                                                                                                                              11. Proficiency in foreign             skills and give you some ideas
                                      ATTRIBUTES/ATTITUDES                                                           BUSINESS AND
within one position the role will                                               (Leadership styles, leadership                                                   languages: developed               about how you can articulate
evolve and change. Employability      SUCH AS:                                                                       ORGANISATIONAL SKILLS                       through courses or overseas
                                                                                theories, performance,                                                                                              those skills. They will also help
skills are attributes you take                                                  motivation).                         SUCH AS:                                    experiences.                       you to understand how skills are
with you, to be successful within     3. Communication skills: the
                                         ability to communicate                                                                                                                                     transferable across different jobs,
perhaps multiple sectors and                                                                                                                                 12. Cultural awareness/
                                                                                                                     9. Business operational skills/                                                industries and cultures.
achieve the goals you set for            effectively in a range of                                                                                               intelligence: and the ability to
                                                                                                                        Commercial awareness:
yourself. You may have already           professional contexts (both
                                         orally and in writing).             SKILLS                                     understanding of relevant                implement this in a variety of     ACCESS OUR VIDEO:
                                                                             AUDIT HERE
been accredited for your skills                                                                                         commercial, marketing,                   multicultural contexts.
development through Degree                                                                                              management and/or financial                                                 How to Improve Your
Plus. Employability skills are an        (Could also include body
                                                                                                                        processes/principles.                                                       Employability While Social
investment in yourself both now          language, presentation skills,
                                                                                                                        Awareness of differences in                                                 Distancing
and for your future.                     listening skills, communication
                                                                                                                        organisational cultures and

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GRAD GUIDE 2020                                                                                                                                                            GRAD GUIDE 2020

JOBS LISTINGS . . . JOBS LISTINGS                                                        JOBS LISTINGS . . . JOBS LISTINGS

           Employer: Kleboe Jardine                    Employer: Veeva Systems                         Employer: Blaney Agri                                Employer: Genus Breeding
           BIOINFORMATICIAN / SENIOR                   ASSOCIATE CLOUD                                 GRADUATE - BUSINESS                                  RMS TECHNICIAN (REPRODUCTIVE
           BIOINFORMATICIAN                            CONSULTANT - FRESH                              DEVELOPMENT                                          MANAGEMENT SERVICES) (CASUAL)
           Graduate position                           GRADUATE (BARCELONA)                            Graduate position                                    Casual / Part-Time
           Deadline: 09/09/2020                        Graduate position                               Deadline: 31/07/2020                                 Deadline: 21/06/2020
           Approx Start Date: 01/08/2020               Deadline: 01/07/2020                            Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020                        Approx Start Date: 06/2020
           Sector: Science, Research &                 Approx Start Date: 01/08/2020                   Sector: Sales                                        Sector: Food, Agriculture & Animal
           Development                                 Sector: Management Consulting                                                                        Resources

           Employer: APR LLP                           Employer: Mazars LLP                            Employer: Direct Medics Healthcare                   Employer: Direct Medics Healthcare
           APR GRADUATE ACTUARIAL                      DATA ANALYST                                    Recruitment                                          Recruitment
           ASSOCIATE                                   Graduate position                               GRADUATE DOCTORS                                     GRADUATE NURSES
           Graduate position                           Deadline: 29/08/2020                            Graduate position                                    Graduate position
           Deadline: 08/07/2020                        Approx Start Date: 01/11/2020                   Deadline: 13/09/2020                                 Deadline: 13/09/2020
           Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020               Sector: Accountancy                             Approx Start Date: 08/2020                           Approx Start Date: 08/2020
           Sector: Financial services and                                                              Sector: Healthcare                                   Sector: Healthcare

           Employer: First Derivatives                Employer: First Derivatives
           DATA SCIENTIST                             CONSULTANT

                                                                                        LOVE WHAT YOU
           Graduate position                          Graduate position
           Deadline: 25/06/2020                       Deadline: 07/08/2020
           Approx Start Date: 06/2020                 Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020

                                                                                        DO AND WHO
           Sector: IT & Telecommunications            Sector: Financial services and

           Employer: AquaQ Analytics
           Graduate position
                                                       Employer: Sanville Group
                                                       Graduate position
                                                       Deadline: 04/07/2020
                                                                                        YOU DO IT FOR.
           Deadline: 06/09/2020                        Approx Start Date: 06/2020       At ESO, we pioneer modern technology to transform the way EMS,
           Approx Start Date: 01/08/2020               Sector: Healthcare               fire departments, and hospitals in North America use the power
           Sector: IT & Telecommunications                                              of data to make communities healthier and safer. We’re the first
                                                                                        responders for the first responders, and we’re damn proud of what
                                                                                        we do and how we do it. We roll up our sleeves every day, dig in,
                                                                                        and work hard in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. Does this
           Employer: West London NHS Trust            Employer: Cairnhill Group
                                                                                        sound like you? Come make a difference with us right here in Belfast.
           COMMUNITY NURSE                            STAFF NURSE
           (ADULT NURSING)                            Graduate position
           Graduate position                          Deadline: 19/08/2020
           Deadline: 20/07/2020                       Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020
           Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020              Sector: Healthcare
           Sector: Healthcare
                                                                                        LEARN MORE
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           FIRST IMPRESSIONS                                                                                  Employer: Direct Medics Healthcare
                                    FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN                                                      Recruitment
                                    SECURE A PLACE AT THE                                                     GRADUATE PHARMACISTS

                                                                                                              Graduate position
                                    THE GLOBAL LEADERSHIP                                                     Deadline: 13/09/2020
                                                                                                              Approx Start Date: 08/2020
                                    FORUM WHICH BRINGS                                                        Sector: Healthcare

            SECONDS OF              STUDENTS TOGETHER TO
                                    NETWORK OF VISIONARY

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GRAD GUIDE 2020                                                                                                                                                     GRAD GUIDE 2020

JOBS LISTINGS . . . JOBS LISTINGS                                                            JOBS LISTINGS . . . JOBS LISTINGS

           Employer: TEACH FIRST                       Employer: EY (UK)                                Employer: Department for the                Employer: FinTrU
           TRAINEE TEACHER 2021                        EY EMEIA TAX GRADUATE                            Economy                                     FINTRU FINANCIAL SERVICES
           - SALARIED TRAINING                         PROGRAMME                                        FINTRU FINANCIAL SERVICES                   ACADEMY
           PROGRAMME                                   Graduate position                                ACADEMY                                     Graduate position
           Graduate position                           Deadline: 22/06/2020                             Graduate position                           Deadline: 03/07/2020
           Deadline: 17/07/2020                        Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020                    Deadline: 03/07/2020                        Approx Start Date: 01/08/2020
           Approx Start Date: 06/2021                  Sector: Accountancy                              Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020               Sector: Banking & Investment
           Sector: Teaching and Education                                                               Sector: Financial services & insurance

           Employer: Anson McCade                      Employer: Finegan Gibson Ltd                     Employer: Ascension Executive               Employer: Gartner
           RECRUITMENT CONSULTANT                      TRAINEE CHARTERED                                Recruitment                                 GRADUATE SALES ACCOUNT
           Graduate position                           ACCOUNTANT (FULL TIME)                           LABORATORY SALES EXECUTIVE-                 MANAGER
           Deadline: 24/06/2020                        Graduate position                                FLOW CYTOMETRY/GENOMICS                     Graduate position
           Approx Start Date: 06/2020                  Deadline: 30/06/2020                             Graduate position                           Deadline: 17/07/2020
           Sector: HR & Recruitment                    Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020                    Deadline: 08/07/2020                        Approx Start Date: 06/2020
                                                       Sector: Accountancy                              Approx Start Date: 06/2020                  Sector: Sales
                                                                                                        Sector: Sales

           Employer: Ernst & Young LLC                 Employer: Pioneer and Beyond Ltd                 Employer: Ascension Executive               Employer: Olenick
           ISLE OF MAN                                 EXCITING ENGLISH TEACHING                        Recruitment                                 GRADUATE SOFTWARE TESTER
           EY TRAINEE CHARTERED                        OPPORTUNITY IN CHINA                             CONVERSION RATE                             Graduate position
           ACCOUNTANT - ISLE OF MAN                    Graduate position                                OPTIMISATION/WEB ANALYST                    Deadline: 24/07/2020
           Graduate position                           Deadline: 01/07/2020                             Graduate position                           Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020
           Deadline: 30/06/2020                        Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020                    Deadline: 18/07/2020                        Sector: IT & Telecommunications
           Approx Start Date: 01/08/2020               Sector: Teaching & Education                     Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020
           Sector: Accountancy                                                                          Sector: IT & Telecommunications

           Employer: PwC                               Employer: 2K Games Dublin                        Employer: Management Development            Employer: UNILIN
           GRADUATE, AUDIT, BELFAST,                   JULY 2020 GRADUATE                               Services ltd                                GRADUATE SUPPLY CHAIN &
           AUTUMN 2020                                 PROGRAMME - PERFORMANCE                          TRAINEE MANAGER - GRADUATE                  PROJECT ANALYST
           Graduate position                           MARKETING                                        SCHEME                                      Graduate position
           Deadline: 01/07/2020                        Graduate position                                Graduate position                           Deadline: 14/08/2020
           Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020               Deadline: 31/07/2020                             Deadline: 15/08/2020                        Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020
           Sector: Accountancy                         Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020                    Approx Start Date: 01/10/2020               Sector: Logistics, Transport and
                                                       Sector: Marketing, Advertising & PR              Sector: Management & Business               Supply Chain

           Employer: Market Resource Partners          Employer: Mazars LLP                             Employer: ASM Chartered                     Employer: Freshasia Food Ltd
           ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE                           AUDIT GRADUATE TRAINEE                           Accountants                                 MARKETING SUPPORT
           Graduate position                           (ENTREPRENEURIAL BUSINESS)                       TRAINEE CHARTERED                           (MANDARIN SPEAKING)
           Deadline: 02/07/2020                        Graduate position                                ACCOUNTANT                                  Graduate position
           Approx Start Date: 06/2020                  Deadline: 03/07/2020                             Graduate position                           Deadline: 28/08/2020
           Sector: Sales                               Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020                    Deadline: 27/08/2020                        Approx Start Date: 06/2020
                                                       Sector: Accountancy                              Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020               Sector: Marketing, Advertising & PR
                                                                                                        Sector: Accountancy

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JOBS LISTINGS . . . JOBS LISTINGS                                                           JOBS LISTINGS . . . JOBS LISTINGS

           Employer: Mazars LLP                        Employer: TEIC                                  Employer: Dunbar Education                  Employer: Sublime Science
           TRAINEE ACCOUNTANT                          ENGLISH TEACHING JOBS                           POST-PRIMARY ROLES IN                       CHILDREN’S SCIENCE
           GRADUATE (ACCA)                             IN CHINA (NO EXPERIENCE                         ENGLAND - JULY & SEPTEMBER                  PRESENTER
           Graduate position                           NECESSARY)                                      2020                                        Casual / Part-Time
           Deadline: 29/08/2020                        Graduate position                               Graduate position                           Deadline: 31/08/2020
           Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020               Deadline: 01/09/2020                            Deadline: 28/07/2020                        Approx Start Date: 06/2020
           Sector: Accountancy                         Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020                   Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020               Sector: Teaching & Education
                                                       Sector: Teaching & Education                    Sector: Teaching & Education

           Employer: Templar Executives                Employer: Syze                                  Employer: Catholic Guides of Ireland        Employer: Wesser Ltd
           GRADUATE INFORMATION                        COMPUTER VISION RESEARCH                        Northern Region                             LIVE-IN CHARITY FUNDRAISER
           ASSURANCE AND CYBER                         ENGINEER                                        GIRL GUIDE YOUTH COACH                      - MAKE A DIFFERENCE THIS
           SECURITY CONSULTANT                         Graduate position                               Voluntary                                   SUMMER
           Graduate position                           Deadline: 05/09/2020                            Deadline: 28/07/2020                        Casual / Part-Time
           Deadline: 03/09/2020                        Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020                   Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020               Deadline: 15/08/2020
           Approx Start Date: 06/2020                  Sector: Science, Research &                     Sector: Charity & Voluntary Work            Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020
           Sector: Management Consulting               Development                                                                                 Sector: Charity & Voluntary Work

           Employer: Englishteachr                     Employer: Manchester Metropolitan               Employer: LetsBab                           Employer: Love TEFL (i-to-i)
           ENGLISH TEACHER                             University                                      STUDENT CHAMPION BRAND                      ONLINE ENGLISH (TEFL)
           Graduate position                           STRATEGIC SOFTWARE SERVICES                     AMBASSADOR                                  TEACHER
           Deadline: 19/06/2020                        PROJECT LEAD (MKTP ASSOCIATE)                   Casual / Part-Time                          Casual / Part-Time
           Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020               Graduate position                               Deadline: 18/06/2020                        Deadline: 05/09/2020
           Sector: Teaching & Education                Deadline: 28/06/2020                            Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020               Approx Start Date: 01/06/2020
                                                       Approx Start Date: 01/08/2020                   Sector: Retail, Buying and                  Sector: Teaching & Education
                                                       Sector: Management Consulting                   Merchandising

           Employer: English Excel                     Employer: Teach Travel Inspire Ltd              Employer: Movivan                           Employer: Young Foodies
           ENGLISH TEACHER IN HONG                     (TTI)                                           SALES / CUSTOMER ADVISOR                    YOUNG FOODIES GRADUATE
           KONG                                        TEACH ENGLISH IN SEOUL                          Casual / Part-Time                          PROGRAMME 2020: 3-DAY EVENT
           Graduate position                           Graduate position                               Deadline: 10/08/2020                        Short-Term / Insight (up to 1 week)
           Deadline: 16/07/2020                        Deadline: 15/08/2020                            Approx Start Date: 01/05/2020               Deadline: 27/06/2020
           Approx Start Date: 06/2020                  Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020                   Sector: Sales                               Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020
           Sector: Teaching & Education                Sector: Teaching & Education                                                                Sector: Food, Agriculture & Animal

           Employer: Blaney Agri                       Employer: United Teaching                       Employer: AMB Labs                          Employer: ACLE
           GRADUATE BUSINESS                           TRAINEE TEACHER                                 SOFTWARE ENGINEER (REMOTE)                  BECOME TEFL-TP© CERTIFIED
           DEVELOPMENT (UK & IRELAND)                  Graduate position                               Internship (2-12 weeks)                     WITH A.C.L.E.
           Graduate position                           Deadline: 31/07/2020                            Deadline: 02/09/2020                        Casual / Part-Time
           Deadline: 31/07/2020                        Approx Start Date: 01/09/2020                   Approx Start Date: 01/06/2020               Deadline: 30/06/2020
           Approx Start Date: 01/07/2020               Sector: Teaching & Education                    Sector: IT & Telecommunications             Approx Start Date: 01/08/2020
           Sector: Food, Agriculture & Animal                                                                                                      Sector: Teaching & Education

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                                                                                               Where does
           Employer: Latham & Watkins
                                                       Employer: UKFCP
                                                       SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGNER
                                                       Voluntary                               stop and a
                                                                                               career start?
           Short-Term / Insight (up to 1 week)         Deadline: 12/08/2020
           Deadline: 10/11/2020                        Approx Start Date: 06/2020
           Approx Start Date: 01/11/2019               Sector: Charity & Voluntary Work
           Sector: Law & Legal Services
                                                                                               Learn new skills, build your professional network
                                                                                               and get a head start on your career with one of
           Employer: UKFCP                             Employer: Campus Industries             our programmes. We offer graduate opportunities,
           NATIONAL CENTRE                             VIRGIN MEDIA BRAND                      apprenticeships, summer internships and more.
           REPRESENTATIVE (REMOTE)                     AMBASSADOR                              By starting a career with us, you’ll build a future
           Voluntary                                   Casual / Part-Time                      that’s right for you, whether that means earning
           Deadline: 11/08/2020                        Deadline: 05/07/2020                    a qualification or building the skills that set you
           Approx Start Date: 01/05/2020               Approx Start Date: 06/2020              up for whatever you choose to do.
           Sector: Charity & Voluntary Work            Sector: Marketing, Advertising & PR

                                                                                               Connect with us:
           Employer: Bryson Charitable Group           Employer: TauRho Transcribes             EYUKCareers
           DOMICILIARY CARE WORKER -                   Limited                                  EYCareersUK
           BELFAST                                     FREE-LANCE TRANSCRIBER
           Casual / Part-Time                          Casual / Part-Time
           Deadline: 18/06/2020                        Deadline: 30/06/2020
           Approx Start Date: 06/2020                  Approx Start Date: 06/2020
           Sector: Healthcare                          Sector: Media and Publishing

           Employer: Rocara Limited                   Employer: IBM Global Business Services
           Graduate position                          PROGRAMME (BUSINESS /
           Deadline: 30/06/2020                       TECHNOLOGY)
           Approximate Start Date: 07/20              Graduate position
           Sector: Engineering - Chemical             Deadline: 09/09/2020
                                                      Approximate Start Date: 03/21
                                                      Sector: Management Consulting

           Employer: British Council                  Employer: British Council
           INTERNATIONAL STEM                         INTERNATIONAL STEM
           OPPORTUNITIES                              OPPORTUNITIES
           Graduate position                          Internship 2-12 weeks
           Deadline: 30/06/2020                       Deadline: 30/06/2020
           Approximate Start Date: 09/20              Approximate Start Date: 09/20
           Sector: Science, Research &                Sector: Science, Research &
           Development                                Development

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TEAMWORK SKILLS CAN HELP                Elisa Herbig, Talent Acquisition
                                        Specialist, for Belfast-based
                                                                              Embrace opportunities to learn
                                                                              from colleagues
                                                                                                                   Teamwork is helpful for client

                                        consultancy firm AquaQ
                                        Analytics says developing             “I found that coming from a          “I found teamwork really helpful
                                        teamworking skills and building       non-computational background         once we started working on
                                        your professional network as a        starting the training with a         client projects with more senior

“Teamwork                               graduate is key to a successful,
                                        fulfilling career.
                                                                              group of graduates who had
                                                                              coding experience was really
                                                                                                                   people on the team. I am still
                                                                                                                   making use of the communication
is crucial for                          Teamwork is crucial for businesses.
                                                                              helpful. Later on, working with
                                                                              senior people was really good for
                                                                                                                   conventions between teams that
                                                                                                                   we were introduced to us during
businesses. It                          It is one of the fundamental
                                        qualities employers looks for
                                                                              improving the standard of my
                                                                              coding - efficiency and how clear

is one of the                           in interviews. As cliché as it
                                        sounds, “Teamwork makes the
                                                                              it is - and for acquiring tips to
                                                                              make doing the work easier.”
                                                                                                                   Leevan Trindade, MPhys Physics

fundamental                             dream work”. We may have heard
                                        this statement many times, but        Nicole Watterson,
                                                                                                                   Jump in and start building
qualities                               teamwork really is important from
                                        the moment you apply for your
                                                                              BSc Biomedical Science:
                                                                                                                   “Moving into a new environment
employers looks                         first graduate industry role.         Peer communication is key            can be intimidating. The best
                                                                                                                   way to rid yourself of any fear
for in interviews”                      Ask yourself: What are the values     “As part of our training we          or anxiety is to jump in and start
                                        of working in teams when building     were put on DevOps which are         building relationships with your
                                        a career for yourself? How can        extremely team related. Within       team/peers. This support network
                                        employers encourage personal          our cohort we worked together        will make you feel much more
                                        and professional growth through       on different tasks before coming     at home. In my case I literally
                                        teamwork?                             together with a complete             was working from home due
                                                                              solution. Peer communication as      to starting my career during
                                        Below, our graduate software          well as receiving feedback from      lockdown, so I was very fortunate
                                        developers offer meaningful           more senior developers regularly     to have other developers reach
                                        insight into what teamwork looks      was very important to make this      out to me. Those small gestures
                                        like in practice and how working in   process as efficient as possible.”   alone helped me settle in quickly
                                        teams has helped them transition                                           despite the circumstances.”
                                        from university into full-time        Peter Smiley,
                                        employment:                           MEng Chemical Engineering            Ben Pelan,
                                                                                                                   MSc Software Development
                                        What our graduate recruits say:       Working with others is a good
                                                                              learning experience                  There is plenty of senior support
                                        A buddy system provided                                                    available
                                        mentorship                            “Being in a group of people with
                                                                              different degree backgrounds         “On my current project, we are
                                        “At AquaQ Analytics teamworking is    was a good learning experience.      having daily scrum meetings
                                        very much a day-to-day occurrence.    DevOps blended both teamwork         which give everyone a chance to
                                        On my first day I was given a buddy   with other new starts and learning   catch up and talk about where
                                        who acted as a mentor and was         to communicate ‘correctly’ with      they are with their tasks and what
                                        there to answer any questions I       clients and managers.”               they have been doing. I think for
                                        had regarding the company or the                                           a graduate, good progress also
                                        work I was doing. I started at the    Antone Bagnall,                      depends on if there are senior
                                        company with a number of other        MEng Computer Games                  developers available which there
                                        graduates. Within this cohort we      Development                          are plenty of in the AquaQ office
                                        worked together in problem-solving                                         or currently via apps like Slack,
                                        classroom sessions led by more                                             Skype or Microsoft Teams.”
                                        experienced colleagues.”
                                                                                                                   Conor Mackle,
                                        Brendan Mullan, BSc Astrophysics                                           BEng Software Engineering

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DISCOVER KNOWLEDGE                     Bridging the gap between
                                       academia and business, a KTP
                                                                             • Biological Sciences
                                                                             • Electronics, Electrical
                                                                                                                        Please visit Queen’s KTP site to
                                                                                                                        browse our current opportunities.

                                       offers an opportunity to apply          Engineering and Computer                 All current KTP roles can be found
                                       what you have learned at Queen’s        Science                                  under ‘Current Opportunities’
                                       to a real-world industry challenge.   • Mechanical and Aerospace                 on our website, or on the main

AT QUEEN’S                             What is a Knowledge Transfer
                                       Partnership (KTP)?
                                                                             • Chemistry and Chemical
                                                                                                                        Queen’s University website, usually
                                                                                                                        under ‘KTP jobs’.

                                                                             • Civil and Structural Engineering         Salary and other benefits
                                       A KTP is a mutually beneficial,       • Management
                                       three-way collaboration between:      • Mathematics and Physics                  As a KTP Associate, your salary will
                                                                             • Biomedical Sciences                      be decided by the company, in line
                                       • A graduate or post graduate         • Pharmacy                                 with industry standards and with
                                         (known as an Associate)                                                        any other company employees at a
                                       • An organisation (a UK-based         A KTP allows you to:                       similar level.
                                         business of any size, in any
                                         sector or a not-for-profit          • Fast track your career from a            Don’t forget that, in addition to
                                         organisation)                         unique platform.                         salary, an Associate on a standard
                                       • A university/research institution   • Take on a role that bridges              two-year KTP project will have
                                         (Queen’s University)                  academia and business.                   access to over £8,000 for training
                                                                             • Take ownership of your own               and travel. Training requirements
                                       A Knowledge Transfer Partnership        project.                                 are agreed with your academic and
                                       serves to meet a core strategic       • Apply your academic knowledge            company supervisors, to ensure
                                       need of an organisation to identify     to a real-life challenge,                that any skills gaps are addressed
                                       and deliver an innovative project       delivering strategic or tactical         at an early stage.
                                       that will bring about lasting,          change.
                                       transformative change. As a           • Manage your own substantial              Each KTP Associate is also
                                       KTP Associate you will have the         training and development                 required to attend two one-week
                                       opportunity to apply your recently      budget - you can also use this to        training residential modules to
                                       acquired academic knowledge             attend conferences and cover             develop core people and project
                                       to a real life challenge that           membership of professional               management skills that enable
                                       delivers tactical change within an      bodies etc.                              you to manage the KTP and get
                                       organisation.                                                                    the most from the people and
                                                                             How to become a KTP Associate              resources around you.
                                       A KTP is the perfect launchpad,
                                       helping enhance your career           All KTP posts are open for suitably        As a member of University staff,
                                       prospects by providing you with       qualified graduates to apply and,          you will also have access to staff
                                       an opportunity to manage an           due to the unique nature of each           training courses, library and sports
                                       innovative project central to a       job, there is no ’one size fits all’ set   facilities, as well as the option to
                                       business’s strategic development      of candidate requirements. The             join the University Pension.
                                       and long term growth. You will        qualification and experience-level
                                       have access to a substantial          required can vary between roles.           Visit Queen’s KTP site for more
                                       training and development budget                                                  details here
                                       and take ownership of a project,      As a KTP Associate, you are
                                       with the added support and            employed by the University and             Contact us at
                                       guidance of Queen’s world class       based in the partner company
                                       academics.                            to deliver the KTP project. The            Or
                                                                             recruitment process is carried out
                                       KTP at Queen’s offers roles           jointly and we always try to hold
                                       in many different disciplines         the interviews on the company
                                       including;                            premises.

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                                                                                                                             ENHANCING SOCIAL CONNECTIONS
INSIDE THE FINTRU FINANCIAL                                                                                                  “The Social Committee acts as a point of contact for clubs and

                                                                                                                             committees within the company, helping to organise and promote
                                                                                                                             ongoing events. As part of the committee I help distribute funds for
                                                                                                                             different events and fundraisers from the committee budget. I also
                                                                                                                             get involved in organising many of these social initiatives, including
                                                                                                                             themed bake sales and pub quizzes. The Social Committee has
FinTrU’s Graduate Training Programme offers successful candidates the opportunity to                                         provided a platform for me to meet colleagues in other parts of the
                                                                                                                             business from outside of my team. It gives a unique opportunity to
work alongside some of the world’s largest Investment Banks from right here in                                               get involved in organising and promoting FinTrU’s social and cultural
Northern Ireland. Here, our previous graduates share their experience.                                                       initiatives outside of my daily role.”

CLICK HERE to find out more!                                                                           Luke Martin                            Luke Martin - FinTrU Analyst 2, BSc Finance

                                                                                                                             CAREER LAUNCHPAD
                                  PUTTING LOCAL TALENT ON THE GLOBAL STAGE
                                                                                                                             “After studying Mathematics with Finance at Queen’s, I applied for
                                  “FinTrU’s client base includes many of the world’s leading                                 FinTrU in December 2018. I joined the FinTrU Financial Services
                                  investment banks. This creates incredible opportunities                                    Belfast Academy, a 6-week training programme, which prepared me
                                                                                                                             prior to joining the company. It was a brilliant experience and during
                                  for graduates to work in the Financial Services industry                                   my time in the FinTrU Academy I gained a greater understanding of
                                  at a global level, while based in Northern Ireland. My role                                the different areas within the industry, successfully achieved the first
                                  in Risk Management involves working with senior                                            IOC examination, and developed my presentation and Excel skills. I
                                  employees in both London and New York which proves to                                      am now part of the Risk team, carrying out a technical role. I am
                                  be challenging, rewarding and interesting during these                                     looking forward to continuing the development of my skills and
                                                                                                                             exceling in my career within FinTrU.”
                                  times of market uncertainty in response to global
                                                                                                   Bernadine F                                         Bernadine Feeney - FinTrU Analyst 2
                                                                                                              eeney                                         BSc Mathematics with Finance
       Andrew McVeigh                      Andrew McVeigh - FinTrU Analyst 1, BSc Finance

                                                                                                                             CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

                                  SUPPORTING YOUR PROFESSIONAL                                                               “In coming through the FinTrU Financial Services Academy with a
                                  DEVELOPMENT                                                                                legal background, I have been provided with the opportunity
                                                                                                                             to embark on additional training and qualifications. I also had the
                                                                                                                             ability to move between different legal roles – subsequently working
                                  “During the FinTrU Academy I developed a variety of                                        on site for a client in New York for an extended period. There are
                                  technical and soft skills which I use every day. This helped                               career development options available and opportunities to learn
                                  me adjust to my new role in the Risk department. The                                       from experienced leaders. The fast paced and complex nature of the
                                  FinTrU Academy also prepared us to complete the first                                      work offers the opportunity to grow and learn within your role,
                                                                                                                             which is invaluable to find in the modern competitive workplace.”
                                  Investment Operations Certificate (IOC) exam which is
                                  an industry recognised qualification. Since completing
                                                                                                                                                           David Scullion – FinTrU Associate
                                  the Academy training, FinTrU has continued to support                             n
                                  my professional development through the FinTrU DNA                  David Scullio                                          LLM in Corporate Governance
                                  Programme which gives employees the opportunity to
     Mairead Mc                   undertake a wide range of professional qualifications –
               Nicholl            using this I have been able to obtain the full IOC
                                  certificate within my first year.”                                                    “The opportunity to work alongside some of
                                         Mairead McNicholl - FinTrU Analyst 2, BSc Finance
                                                                                                                        the world’s largest Investment Banks from
                                                                                                                        right here in Northern Ireland”
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                                     PwC IN BELFAST
                                     PwC NI is the number 1
                                     professional services employer of
                                                                          says Student Recruitment lead
                                                                          Deborah Stevenson. “Typically
                                                                                                                  “PwC in Belfast
                                     choice for business students and
                                     professionals in Northern Ireland,
                                                                          we’re limited due to group sizes
                                                                          but as this will now be offered as a
                                                                                                                  is the fastest-
                                     according to a survey of 1500
                                     people for With the
                                                                          virtual experience, we have been
                                                                          able to increase numbers invited
                                                                                                                  growing UK
                                     firm pressing ahead with plans
                                     to open its prestigious Merchant
                                                                          in Northern Ireland from 30 to
                                                                          almost 300 students - across the
                                                                                                                  region for the
                                     Square headquarters in the centre    UK that’s a total of 5,500.             firm”
                                     of Belfast, it’s clear why so many
                                     people want to join.                 “Underlining our confidence in          issues such as flexible working,
                                                                          the future, we’ve also sent out         equal pay, diversity and more.
                                     PwC in Belfast is the fastest-       guaranteed job offers on our            In Belfast, mental health is a
                                     growing UK region for the firm,      graduate programme to around            particular focus.
                                     as well as being PwC’s largest       400 undergraduate students
                                     regional office outside London       who were due to join us for an          One of the things it’s done over
                                     with a team of over 2,300 people.    internship this summer. This means      the past two years was to develop
                                     Belfast is PwC’s recognised          the students will enter their final     an innovative programme which
                                     global centre of excellence for      year of university knowing that         supports suicide prevention in
                                     technology, digital advisory         they have a job at the end of their     the city. Through a collaborative
                                     services and research.               studies, in what will likely be a       approach by funding local
                                                                          challenging environment for new         charities, it helps the local
                                     It would have been easy to batter    graduates. We decided this was          communities’ most vulnerable and
                                     down the hatches once Covid-19       the best solution in recognition of     marginalised people during a time
                                     struck, but PwC has transformed      the investment and commitment           of crisis. In total, £135,000 has
                                     its approach to recruitment,         the students have shown PwC.”           been raised by PwC in Belfast.
                                     ensuring that the next generation
                                     has every opportunity to be part     A central tenet of the firm’s           All of our graduate opportunities
                                     of their immediate plans.            approach is transformation and
                                                                          creativity, and one of the key          for September 2021 will become
                                     The firm decided that rather         attributes the firm seeks in its        live on September 1st. In the
                                     than continue with the planned       team is Global Acumen. The              meantime, you can check
                                     internship programme this year,      firm prides itself on offering          our website for tips on the
                                     which would have been restricted     world-class opportunities to            Employability Hub, where you’ll
                                     due to Covid-19, graduates will      people on their doorstep, and           find useful virtual tools to support
                                     now be given a guaranteed            as such having a mind-set that          you to develop key employability
                                     place on its training programme      transcends geographic and               skills.
                                     starting in the Autumn. It’s also    cultural boundaries is critical. In a
                                     now able to increase places on its   continually complex and changing
                                     work experience insight weeks,       world, it’s more important now          student-jobs/employability.html
                                     demonstrating the advantages         than ever to see opportunity in
                                     of working for a firm which has      change and bring fresh insights to
                                     readily embraced technology.         clients.

                                     “The insight weeks are some of       The firm is guided by a strong
                                     our most important programmes        sense of its Purpose, which is to
                                     as one of their priorities is        “Build trust in society and solve
                                     attracting students from lower       important problems.” It has led
                                     socio-economic backgrounds,”         changes in the business world on

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In these extraordinary                We deliver 150 Postgraduate
circumstances, there’s never          programmes; all of which are
been a better time to pursue          informed by cutting-edge
your passion and equip                research and endorsed by global
yourself with a future-ready          business leaders. This means

postgraduate qualification.           a Postgraduate degree from
                                      Queen’s is a mark of distinction
Right now, you are graduating         and your passport to enhanced
into a global job market facing       employability. Employees with           OF QUEEN’S
unique and particular challenges.     a Master’s qualification can
                                      command a starting salary up
Employers are looking for
candidates with a recognised          to £7,000 more per year than        ARE IN EMPLOYMENT
go-to qualification, which            someone holding a Bachelor’s        OR FURTHER STUDY
certifies their exceptional           Undergraduate degree.                6 MONTHS AFTER
standard of education. A
Postgraduate Master’s is fast-        “Students from
becoming that qualification.
                                      Northern Ireland                     (HESA Destination of Leavers
                                                                          from Higher Education Survey,
As part of the Russell Group, we      and EU are eligible                           2016/17)
are one of only 24 prestigious,
research-intensive universities       to apply for a tuition
in the UK – so award-winning          fees loan of up to
teaching and world-class facilities
come as part of the package.          £5,500. This makes                  Postgraduate students at
                                      Queen’s an affordable               Queen’s, are taught through five
We are also at the heart of                                               developmental pillars: Thinker,
cultural life in Belfast and
                                      and viable investment               Communicator, Future-ready,
the UK’s friendliest city with        in your future”                     Innovator, and Leader. We
the lowest cost of living for
students making Queen’s a great       Queen’s Graduate School is the
                                                                          support our students through our
                                                                          unique combination of specialist     THINKING ABOUT
                                                                                                               YOUR NEXT STEP?
place to both live and study.         best facility in Northern Ireland   disciplinary study and high-level,
                                      for Postgraduate learning.          transdisciplinary skills training.
We have a track record of             It brings Postgraduate-level        It’s this unique combination
retaining students who pursue         study within one hub located        of skills and knowledge, that
Master’s-level study. Of those        in the historic Lynn Building.      makes Queen’s Postgraduate           Change your world with a
who started Postgraduate              Here, hi-tech meeting rooms,
programmes at Queen’s                 study areas and social spaces
                                                                          students entrepreneurial
                                                                          thinkers and future-ready.           postgraduate qualification and find
in 2018/19, 55 per cent               buzz with big ideas, challenging
stayed on with us after they          debate and collaboration. Our       Stay the course and apply for        out how you can benefit from a
graduated with undergraduate
degrees from Queen’s.
                                      dynamic industry partnerships
                                      enable you to gain an edge
                                                                          a Master’s from Queen’s
                                                                                                               tuition fee loan of up to £5,500*
                                      in the employability market,
Our Master’s programmes               and provides professional                                                T’s & C’s Apply
offer enhanced critical thinking,     development and networking
real-world work experience,           opportunities with over
and a result-orientated               3,000 global businesses.                                       
attitude: skills every workplace
increasingly demands.

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                                                                                           You may be leaving Queen’s, but our careers support and guidance is staying with you. From help to
                                                                                           make your big idea a reality to leadership training, the Graduate School has a host of development
                                                                                           opportunities available to you.

PODCAST                                                                                                                        CMI: ACCREDITED TRAINING
                                   Would you like up to £500 to                                                                OPPORTUNITY OFFERED TO
The Graduate School, in            make your business idea a reality?                                                          RECENT GRADUATES
partnership with Belfast Design    You could apply for the ‘Make it
Week, will be launching a brand    Happen Fund’ and get funding                                                                The Graduate School’s unique        and entrepreneurial practice in
new podcast series that will       to help start or diversify your                                                             Charted Management Institute        an interactive way that allows
celebrate diverse stories of       business! The fund is available                                                             programme tailored for              you to practice new skills. CMI
entrepreneurship in Northern       for all undergraduate and                                                                   postgraduates is designed to        recognises your investment
Ireland. The series will feature   postgraduate students at Queen’s                                                            help students to develop their      in personal and professional
a selection of the start-ups,      and the maximum amount you can                                                              leadership and management           development in strategic thinking
community-led projects and         apply for is £500.                                                                          skills. CMI offers you a unique     at a postgraduate level.
established businesses we                                                                                                      opportunity to achieve a
have here that make up our         Postgraduate students can join                                                              professional qualification          The Level 7 Certificate in Strategic
rich ecosystem of innovation.      the Graduate School’s Enterprise                                                            alongside your postgraduate         Management and Leadership will
Hear from the entrepreneurs        Consultant, Suzanne Walsh for an                                                            degree, and a step towards          be offered to students and recent
themselves on how they are         information session on 24th June                                                            becoming a Chartered Manager.       graduates up to one year after
pivoting current economic          to find out more.                                                                           The programme is designed           graduation at a competitive price.
challenges and delve deeper into                                                                                               to enhance your theoretical
understanding how products and                                                                                                 understanding and competencies      To find out more, visit our website
services evolve!                                                                                                               in leadership, project management   or email

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Whether you are considering          of possibilities that were out there   “My role is Technical and               THE BARRISTER:                          They are also useful to be aware of    “I work as a business developer
further study, want to develop       as well as improving confidence in     Performance Coordinator. I am                                                   what skills employers are looking      in Australia for a cyber security
career confidence or enhance         my ability to speak and network        responsible for the continued                                                   for.                                   company. Personal confidence
your professional network, let       with others. Additionally, CV          compliance and process                  ‘There is a wealth                                                             helped me get where I am. Have
our successful alumni inspire
your next move.
                                     appointments were really useful in
                                     developing my CV and maximising
                                                                            optimisation of water and sewage
                                                                            works sites.                            of careers advice                       “I also used the Careers service
                                                                                                                                                            for a CV check and for interview
                                                                                                                                                                                                   the confidence to move abroad
                                                                                                                                                                                                   and experience different things. If

                                     my employment profile.
                                                                            “I completed a year-long
                                                                                                                    available’                              skills– I would definitely
                                                                                                                                                            recommend this to all students,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   you don’t like where you are and
                                                                                                                                                                                                   what you are doing – change it.
                                     “Make use of the resources             placement during my third year                                                  no matter your degree pathway!         While at Queen’s, I studied abroad
                                     available to you as these              at Queen’s with Veolia Water UK.                                                MyFuture is one of the best            in Paris and took part in the
                                     opportunities will allow you to        During this time, I undertook the                                               resources available It is constantly   Brussels EU study tour.
                                     gain valuable skills for the future,   role of Process Technologies for                                                updated with opportunities
                                     give you an opportunity to put         five wastewater treatment works.                                                to help you improve your               “Don’t waste opportunities to
                                     yourself out there and allow you       My placement role included                                                      employability and personal skills.     boost your CV. If you can, take the
                                     to develop confidence and the          different technical tasks from on-                                                                                     option of a year abroad – it’ll be
                                     ability to network with others.”       site investigation to data reporting.                                           I found the Careers, Employability     the best year of your life.”
                                                                                                                                                            and Skills at Queen’s invaluable.
                                     Essyrose Mathew,                       “At Queen’s, I gained Degree                                                    There is a wealth of resources         Tomas Curran, BSc International
                                     Bsc Pharmaceutical Sciences,           Plus through volunteering with                                                  available, as well as dedicated        Business with French
                                     Postgraduate Researcher at Queen’s     the Environmental Leadership                                                    individuals who are there to offer     Business Development
                                     University in the School of Pharmacy   Programme. This helped                                                          one-on-one help and advice.”           Representative, Ground Labs, Sydney
                                                                            strengthen my CV for work with
                                     THE PLACEMENT                          environmental companies such                                                     Aoife Marken,                         THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE
                                     TRANSITIONER:                          as Veolia. During my final year,                                                 Law LLB, International Business       SUCCESS:
                                                                            I developed a new and exciting                                                  Law LLM, Professional Legal Studies
                                                                                                                    “I am a self-employed barrister         PGDip
                                                                            research link between Veolia and
‘Careers Fairs                                                              Queen’s University through the
                                                                                                                    at the Bar of Northern Ireland.
                                                                                                                    I always wanted a career in law

helped me                                                                   completion of a joint dissertation
                                                                            venture. Maintaining this
                                                                                                                    and focused on developing the           THE EXPAT:
                                                                                                                    right skills to ensure that I was
understand                                                                  relationship with the water industry
                                                                                                                    able to strive to achieve my end
                                                                            during my final year, enhanced my
                                                                                                                    goal. I attended a Careers Fairs to     ‘If you don’t like
the range of                                                                technical learning.
                                                                                                                    speak with recruiters and some
                                                                                                                                                            where you are
possibilities                                                               “My advice is to push yourself
                                                                                                                    of the ‘Magic Circle’ law firms
                                                                            outside your comfort zone and say
                                                                                                                    to get an understanding of the
                                                                                                                                                            and what you are
out there.’                                                                 yes to all opportunities, making
                                                                                                                    specific skillset that required to be
                                                                            sure to put in the effort and build
                                                                                                                    successful in interviews.
                                                                                                                                                            doing – change it’
“I enjoyed the lab elements of                                               your CV. A placement helps you
                                                                                                                    “I also constantly checked
my undergraduate degree, so                                                  understand which industries within
                                                                                                                    on the MyFuture platform
I started to look at what a PhD                                              your degree you like and dislike.
                                                                                                                    to find opportunities that
would entail. After attending                                               Talk with your lecturers and use all
                                                                                                                    would help me enhance
some talks from pharmaceutical                                              resources Queen’s departments
companies, I learnt that having      ‘Push yourself                         makes available as these will help
                                                                                                                    my skill set and develop
                                                                                                                    personal confidence. I always
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ‘The Careers
a PhD could improve my
employability. It felt like a good   outside your                           improve your grades and guide you
                                                                            through your degree.”
                                                                                                                    attended Careers Fairs and I
                                                                                                                    encouraged my friends to do
transition between undergrad and
full-time employment.                comfort zone                           Emma Webster, BSc Biochemistry
                                                                                                                    the same. Events like these                                                    developed my
                                                                                                                    offer a great opportunity for
“PhD fairs and Career fairs were
                                     and say yes to                         with Professional Studies
                                                                            Municipal Wastewater Technical          networking and gaining an                                                      confidence and
helpful in understanding the range   opportunities’                         Direction Team, Veolia Water UK         insight into a profession and
                                                                                                                    the daily life of those within it.                                             my skills’
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