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Jobsearching in Northern Ireland and other UK/Ireland markets How to go about finding out about jobs and employers in: Northern Ireland Great Britain Republic.

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1 Jobsearching in Northern Ireland and other UK/Ireland markets How to go about finding out about jobs and employers in: Northern Ireland Great Britain Republic of Ireland

2 The graduate labour market can be structured by region Students at Queen’s have access to three labour markets within the UK and Ireland. In order of size these are: Great Britain Republic of Ireland Northern Ireland

3 Graduate labour market in NI Northern Ireland has the biggest SME base of any region in the UK – accounting for nearly 80% of private sector employment and 75% of turnover. Recruitment by SMEs is infrequent and can take place at any time of the year. Large public sector – especially education and health (Belfast HSCT biggest in UK) Graduate opportunities still exist – some organisations are still recruiting Increased competition for existing graduate opportunities

4 How to find employers/vacancies in NI Graduate vacancy database - > Vacancieswww.qub.ac.uk/careers Employer websites eg NI Civil Service Queen’s NHS individual companies etcwww.nicsrecruitment.gov.ukwww.qub.ac.uk/sites/QUBJobVacancies Yell (useful for identifying companies in different occupational areas/locations, esp. SMEs)www.yell.co.uk JobCentre On-line Regional/local/national newspapers eg Belfast Telegraph, Irish News Recruitment agencies

5 How to find employers/vacancies in GB Graduate vacancy database - > Vacancieswww.qub.ac.uk/careers Graduate Prospects and other graduate careers siteswww.prospects.ac.uk Employer websites – for latest recruitment information Graduate employer directories – available in SGC at Queen’s National/regional newspapers Higher Education institution careers services – for regional/local information on employment options Targeted speculative applications direct to employers

6 How to find employers/vacancies in the ROI Graduate vacancy database - > Vacancieswww.qub.ac.uk/careers Gradireland Public Jobs Gradireland Directory – available from SGC at Queen’s Newspapers eg Irish Times, Irish News etc Targeted speculative applications direct to employers

7 Graduate Training Programmes > Students and Graduates > Are You a Recent QUB Graduate? eg INTRO GAP FAS Overseas Grad Prog KTP (all UK)


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