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Have you visited our new and much improved video and photo gallery?

Added: Over a year ago Source: Mark@Gradcracker

I have just finished working on it and you can now access the video and photo content from around Gradcracker - all in one place! There are corporate videos produced by many of our employers which...

Gradcracker sponsors "Bioengineering Day" at Imperial College London

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

The students from Imperial and Oxford Universities have got together to present a "Bioengineering Day" and have asked Gradcracker to sponsor and publicise the event to the companies who advertise...

Glasgow, Durham and Salford Universities

Added: Over a year ago Source: Emma@Gradcracker

Annie pictured with Civil Engineers Lulu Snell and Chris Willetts at Durham University. The careers fair season has started again and we are back on the road! Last week Annie and Sean attended...

Gradcracker - our secret weapon - the web team

Added: Over a year ago Source: Emma@Gradcracker

Our Senior Web Developer, Mark, working on the latest improvement project. Many of our employers wonder why Gradcracker can implement changes - such as deadline extensions and new opportunities -...

University of Nottingham Electronic & Electrical Careers Fair

Added: Over a year ago Source: Emma@Gradcracker

With Angela touring the south of the country this week, I was happy to go to the Electronic and Electrical Careers fair at Nottingham. Described by one of the organisers as the "careers fair...

Gradcracker Tour 2010 kicks off in Hertfordshire!

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Yesterday saw our first careers fair of the New Year and I headed off to the University of Hertfordshire for their Science, Engineering and Technology Fair. The departmental fair was combined with...

Don't miss your opportunity to apply to Airbus, Atkins, QinetiQ and more...

Added: Over a year ago Source: Emma@Gradcracker

We've already had new graduate vacancies and work placements for the new year but January is also the time that many companies close their intake and prepare for interviews and assessment centres....

Check out our improved Further Study section

Added: Over a year ago Source: Emma@Gradcracker

If you’re thinking about further study once you graduate, take a look at the improved Further Study section on Gradcracker. Launched on the 2nd November, the section has already had its...

Looking for work placements on the internet - a Gradcracker presentation

Added: Over a year ago 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: Over a year ago 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...

Seven Universities in five days!

Added: Over a year ago Source: Annie@Gradcracker

One of the photo's from our travels - the Second Severn Crossing on the way back from Wales. www.severnbridge.co.uk We haven't had much chance to blog over the last week as we have all been out...

Providing face-to-face careers guidance to engineering students

Added: Over a year ago 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...

Robert Gordon University Careers Fair

Added: Over a year ago Source: Annie@Gradcracker

The view from the car of one of the bridge towers - they're quite tall so I couldn't get it all in the photo! www.feta.gov.uk Sean and I have just got back from our week in Aberdeen exhibiting at...

Aberdeen University Careers Fair

Added: Over a year ago Source: Annie@Gradcracker

Annie and Okiemute Adidi, Secretary for the Energy Institute Student Chapter at the University of AberdeenSean and I have just got back from the Engineering & IT Careers Fair at the University...

Yorkshire Autumn Graduate Recruitment Fair

Added: Over a year ago Source: Sheffield Universities Recruitment Fairs

Then take advantage of the Yorkshire Autumn Graduate Recruitment Fair; showcasing job opportunities not only in Yorkshire, but throughout the UK and worldwide too! Including: immediate...

Vodafone Foundation - donate yourself to charity and make a difference

Added: Over a year ago Source: Vodafone Foundation

The World of Difference UK programme, delivered by the Vodafone Foundation gives 500 people the power to make a difference by putting something back into the community. The two month programme...

Work Permit Advice

Added: Over a year ago 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...

Looking for a placement? Advertise yourself for free!

Added: Over a year ago Source: Emma@Gradcracker

Another first for Gradcracker! Engineering students are invited to post their availability for summer/sandwich placements on Gradcracker. Our employers will have access to a password protected area...

Real job or fake job? (Part 2)

Added: Over a year ago 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...

Draw for play.com vouchers

Added: Over a year ago Source: Annie@Gradcracker

The incentive we ran in September to encourage comments on the blogs is now over. The winners of the ten £20 play.com vouchers are: BarnabyC ECD ChrisY* (2 vouchers) Piotr Asif tjm...

Work Placements - You tell us!

Added: Over a year ago 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: Over a year ago 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...

Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) Conference September 2009 - Brunel University

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Our first time exhibiting at an Agcas Conference, although Gradcracker is not a stranger to Brunel University. We have already attended a careers fair at the university earlier this year and...

Careers Fairs - Get the competitive edge

Added: Over a year ago 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,...

Real job or fake job?

Added: Over a year ago Source: Emma@Gradcracker

You may have noticed that all the jobs on Gradcracker are from direct employers and not recruitment agencies. Some recruitment (or staffing) agencies collect names and CVs for their...

Welcome to our new website!

Added: Over a year ago Source: Annie@Gradcracker

We'd love to know what you think, whether you’re an engineering student, an employer or a careers advisor.      

Gradcracker Survey Results

Added: Over a year ago Source: Annie@Gradcracker

We recently carried out two surveys of both our engineering students and our employers. We wanted to know two things. How have our engineering students been affected by the recession? And, are...

University of Strathclyde Gala Networking Dinner

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Gradcracker has been asked by the University of Strathclyde to help publicise its tenth Gala Networking Dinner. The Gala, organised by engineering students at the University, aims to provide...

Stay Positive Guys - We are!

Added: Over a year ago Source: Annie@Gradcracker

It is all too easy to believe all the doom and gloom in the papers at the moment but you have to look beyond the headlines. There are still companies recruiting Engineers for their Work Placements...

Gradcracker to support the University of Aberdeen's first Careers in Engineering & IT Fair - 19/10/09

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Gradcracker is pleased to support the University of Aberdeen's first Careers in Engineering & IT Fair, to be held on 19th October 2009. The event will take place in the Elphinstone Hall, at...

Gradcracker on campus

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

  Engineering students will be seeing lots more of our smart new van over the next few months. Our University Liaison Manager, Angela Lockhart, is now increasingly field-based and she is busy...

Summer Graduate Recruitment Fair - Scotland

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

The SECC Glasgow - A two day event organised by the careers centre staff from the University of Glasgow. L to R: Rachel Mutters (Gradcracker), Gerry Duffy (Royal Navy), Chris Traynor (Proctor...

Summer Graduate Recruitment Fair at Brunel University

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Brunel engineering students registering on Gradcracker. Brunel University Sports Hall - arriving early meant we could pick our spot, set up the stand and relax with a cup of tea after our long...

Gradcracker takes part in the Edinburgh Napier University International Project Week - 15/05/09

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Gradcracker was delighted to attend an invitation-only exhibition at the Dynamic Earth Centre, Edinburgh on Friday 15th May to mark the end of the Edinburgh Napier University's International...

Gradcracker exhibits at the Spring into Jobs Fair, University of Sheffield - 29/04/09

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Spring, exactly that! We received a warm welcome at the University of Sheffield from the staff, helpers and students. The sun even managed to shine throughout the day too. Upon arrival we were...

Gradcracker visits Kingston University - 27/04/09

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

The Gradcracker team has been on the road again this week; we visited the Roehampton Vale campus of Kingston University, we arrived in the rain to be greeted by Kathryn Chatelle, Industrial...

Gradcracker - supporting the National Summer Recruitment Fair at Brunel University - 26/05/09

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Gradcracker is pleased to support the National Summer Recruitment Fair at Brunel University on Tuesday 26th May 2009. The fair will be held in the Sports Hall at the Uxbridge Campus and is...

Energise Your Future - Newcastle - 17 & 18/03/09

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

This week Gradcracker spent an extremely positive two days in Newcastle attending the Energise Your Future event organised by OPITO - The Oil and Gas Academy. It wasn't just the pupils who had fun...

Competition results - Are you the lucky winner of a case of wine?

Added: Over a year ago Source: Rachel@Gradcracker

The 'Energise Your Future' event at Newcastle's Metroradio Arena provided the setting for our prize draw. Thank you to all of you who entered the competition featured in our recent newsletter. We...

Loughborough - an early start but well worth it! - 04/03/09

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

It was an early start for Gradcracker on Wednesday 4th March. We set off for Loughborough at 5.30am to beat the rush hour traffic and avoid delays on the M1. Successful in our quest, we arrived at...

Looking beyond the headlines at the Universities of York and Birmingham - 27/02/09 & 02/03/09

Added: Over a year ago Source: Annie@Gradcracker

Gradcracker was asked by the Universities of York and Birmingham to host presentations to groups of engineering students to talk about the current economic climate and the effect that it is...

Gradcracker visits Lancaster University - 26/02/09

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Our University Liaison team had another great day this week. Thursday 26th February saw us visit Lancaster University. Wayne and Leila of the Lancaster University engineering society show their...

Gradcracker Director quoted on learndirect

Added: Over a year ago Source: Annie@Gradcracker

'Employment expert warns businesses against freezing recruitment activities in response to recession.' Click here to read full article.

Gradcracker’s Visit to Northumbria University 19/02/09

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Thursday 19th February – What a Great Day! Our stand was positioned in the main entrance of the Ellison Building where we met hundreds of engineering students wanting to find out more about...

NGR Manchester Central 6th & 7th February 2009

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

This was our first exhibition of 2009 and we were hoping to meet many engineering students and provide them with an introduction to Gradcracker. We didn't have to wait long before our stand was...

Branching out into the EU

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Gradcracker has been invited to take part in an International Civil Engineering student event at Napier University in Edinburgh in May. Dr Ian Smith of Napier's Civil & Transport Engineering...

The Gradcracker Autumn Tour (continued)

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Autumn 2008 saw Gradcracker attending 12 careers fairs and covering the length and breadth of the country! Kicking off with the Engineering, Science and Technology Fair at City University, London...

You've received a 'friend request' from Gradcracker!

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Gradcracker is now 'friends' with The Institution of Engineering Designers; The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and The Institution of Agricultural Engineers. Gradcracker is...

On the road again

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

The Gradcracker tour bus hits the road again soon and the team will be appearing at the following events: April 29th: Spring into Jobs; University of Sheffield Please see events for full details.

Spreading the word in Ireland

Added: Over a year ago Source: Angela@Gradcracker

Gradcracker has extensive contacts within Universities throughout England, Scotland and Wales, so our University Liaison team has recently been focussing its efforts on both Northern Ireland...