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5 Top Tips for Tackling Graduate Assessment Centres

Added: 9th September 2014 by Arriva

By Bryony Govan You have been invited to a graduate assessment centre. What do you do next? If you have a read through some of the other blog posts on this site, you will find the sound advice...

A Quick Tip to Answering Interview Questions

Added: 28th June 2013 Source: Interconnect

Interviews can be tricky. You're face-to-face with the interviewer and they are asking you demonstrate your suitability for the job. And then there are those questions.. you know, the ones that...

Thinking of applying...? Do your homework

Added: 20th June 2013 by Cundall

As the hangover from another Freshers Week begins to fade, for those of you in your final year thoughts will no doubt be turning to the elusive Graduate job.  The Association of Graduate...

Get That Job - Crackin' Interview Tips

Added: 21st May 2013 Source: Gradcracker

It is that time of year where employers begin to interview successful candidates to narrow the number down to that all important final one! Interviews can be scary and nerve wracking and you have a...

Graduate Jobseekers Flock to Manchester

Added: 11th June 2012 Source: University of Manchester

The UK’S biggest jobs fair will be organised by The University of Manchester this week as hundreds of graduates seek their first step on the career ladder. This annual Graduate...

New Survey Shows a Race For This Years Graduate Jobs

Added: 24th May 2012 Source: High Fliers

A major new survey of more than 17,000 university undergraduates from the ‘Class of 2012’, shows that final year students leaving Britain’s leading universities this summer have...

A Thank You to Gradcracker

Added: 23rd May 2012 Source: Jessica@Gradcracker

This week I received an email from a student who used to be registered on Gradcracker. In her email she praised Gradcracker and she said how useful she found the site and how it was a great way of...

A Positive Future For Engineers

Added: 21st May 2012 Source: Gradcracker

Leaving university is a scary thought in the current economy. Graduates could be forgiven for thinking the worst. However, for engineers the future is looking bright! Recent figures show that...

FDM’s Women in IT Event

Added: 4th May 2012 by FDM Group

For graduate girls who are ready, SET and going for IT Want to ‘go for gold’ in the race for career success? As a female in the IT industry you will be entering a male-dominated and...

Cundall Graduate Training: Building Sustainable Careers

Added: 26th January 2012 Source: Cundall

    As Cundall’s Director of HR and Training, I was delighted to be asked to write a blog about life as a Graduate with Cundall. Deciding where to start your career is a huge...

100 Days in Engineering. Part Two

Added: 19th December 2011 by Cundall

Our second Graduate is Richard Sheppard.  Richard also joined Cundall on 5 September 2011 also in our London office but as a Graduate Building Services Engineer.  Richard had completed an...

100 Days in Engineering. Part One.

Added: 12th December 2011 by Cundall

In the world of politics and political reporting the start of a Country’s Leaders rule, be it as President,  Prime Minister, King….is now punctuated at 100 days to reflect on...

Career Ladder

Added: 21st November 2011 by Cundall

Career Ladder will introduce some of Cundall’s Senior staff from across the Practice.  It will provide an insight in to why they chose to embark on (or how they fell into) a career in...

Study shows some families have taken steps to avoid feeling overwhelmed by communications technologies

Added: 11th August 2011 Source: University of Cambridge

John Clarkson (Research PI), Anna Mieczakowski (Research Project Manager), Jeff Patmore (Head of University Research BT) and Tanya Goldhaber (Research Lead). An international study, led by...

Work Permit Advice

Added: 12th July 2011 Source: Angela@Gradcracker

As I travel round the UK Universities, I am often asked about work permits for international students. I am always very cautious when asked for advice about work permits as this is a very...

Apply now - don't miss out

Added: 23rd December 2010 Source: Annie@Gradcracker

Many companies on Gradcracker will shortly be closing their graduate and work placement intakes. If you want to be in with the chance to work for any of the below companies make sure you find out...

Don't miss out - deadlines approaching!

Added: 10th December 2010 Source: Annie@Gradcracker

In the next few weeks 24 companies on Gradcracker are closing for applications to their work placement or graduate opportunities! If you want to be in with the chance to work for any of the below...

Top tip - apply early!

Added: 16th November 2010 Source: Annie@Gradcracker

As I am sure you are all aware, most of the companies advertising on Gradcracker are open for applications to their graduate programmes and work placements at the moment. So, here’s a little...

Careers Guide Update

Added: 5th October 2010 Source: Annie@Gradcracker

Have you received your copy of the Gradcracker ‘Pocket Careers Guide for Engineering Students’? If not, make sure you visit your careers service to receive your free copy. As of 5th...

Helping disabled students

Added: 6th August 2010 Source: Emma@Gradcracker

When Angela and I attended the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services' (AGCAS) Careers Information and Employer Liaison Conference we had the opportunity to meet not only University...

Pick up your free copy of the Gradcracker Careers Guide

Added: 21st July 2010 Source: Angela@Gradcracker

70 applications for every graduate job! Did you hear this on the news recently from the Association of Graduate Recruiters' survey? Well, luckily for you we had already come up with a solution to...

Careers guide goes down a storm at AGCAS conference!

Added: 16th July 2010 Source: Emma@Gradcracker

From left: Angela with AGCAS' Gemma Green, Communications Editor, Kerrie Barnett, Senior Publications and Events Officer and Lynda Byrne, Training and Publications Manager I have just been to...

Job hunting - a Gradcracker guide

Added: 13th July 2010 Source: Angela@Gradcracker

I am pleased to let you know we have just published our new careers guide for engineering students. A pocket careers guide for engineering students. What you need to know. What you need to...

Gradcracker Tip, don't leave it until the deadline!

Added: 1st April 2010 Source: Emma@Gradcracker

Don't leave it until the deadline to apply for your chosen programme, placement or vacancy! Companies may close early if they have enough applications prior to the deadline.

What Employers Want: The Top Skills and How To Get Them!

Added: 23rd March 2010 Source: Nikki Ruth

With so many candidates on the market, employers look for more than just a degree. A lot of emphasis is put on finding candidates with the right skills for a company. Here are the top soft skills...

Engineering Uncovered at the University of Liverpool

Added: 19th March 2010 Source: Rachel@Gradcracker

Pictured above from left: Jackie Leyland (Careers and Employability Centre, University of Liverpool), Rachel Mutters (Gradcracker), Imandeep Bual (Centrica), Nigel Coburn (BAE Systems), Stuart...

Looking for work placements on the internet - a Gradcracker presentation

Added: 3rd December 2009 Source: Annie@Gradcracker

In the foreground, Annie with Emily Timson (l) and Fran Shaw (r) from the University of Huddersfield. In the background, Sean is answering questions from some of the students. Sean and I visited...

Gradcracker presents 'Engineering Uncovered' at Brunel University

Added: 20th November 2009 Source: Rachel & Angela

Pictured above from left: Rachel Mutters (Gradcracker), Rob Warham (National Instruments), Beejal Shah (National Instruments), Dave Green (Foster Wheeler), Phil Curtis (Foster Wheeler), Louis...

Providing face-to-face careers guidance to engineering students

Added: 28th October 2009 Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Gradcracker Skills Sessions Gradcracker has been asked by a number of universities to provide Skills Sessions to students on the subject of Job Hunting. In the era of the internet even careers...

Work Permit Advice

Added: 5th October 2009 Source: Angela@Gradcracker

As I travel round the UK Universities, I am often asked about work permits for international students. I am always very cautious when asked for advice about work permits as this is a very...

Real job or fake job? (Part 2)

Added: 29th September 2009 Source: Emma@Gradcracker

I blogged a few days ago about some recruitment agencies 'trawling' for candidates by posting jobs which don't exist. But there's another practice which you may not know about. This is where...

Work Placements - You tell us!

Added: 28th September 2009 Source: Emma@Gradcracker

A work placement is an invaluable addition to your CV and many engineering employers will expect to see this when you’re applying for graduate positions at their company. But what we want to know,...

Why join an engineering Institution or Society?

Added: 25th September 2009 Source: Annie@Gradcracker

Have you ever thought about joining an engineering Institution or Society? Whatever engineering discipline you are studying there will be an Institution or Society to suit you and help you with...

Careers Fairs - Get the competitive edge

Added: 22nd September 2009 Source: Sean@Gradcracker

We all know that there are fewer jobs out there for grads so it’s crucial that you gain every competitive edge that you can. Let’s consider careers fairs. What do you do? Do you wander in,...