The Bad news The Economy Every graduate post receives 52 applications (BBC News 04/07/2012) Need for more than a degree Work Experience is the key
The Good News Graduate job opportunities increasing The University of Warwick is No1 for Graduate recruiters in the UK Placement Learning Unit
I am not sure what I want to do Normal What are your ‘drivers’? What research have you done? Can do?
I do know Work experience Professional body membership? Know where the vacancies are? CVs and applications?
Factors influencing your employability Employability Work experience Knowledge of target market Academic results Awareness of careers options Self presentation Motivation & interests
Skills of an Engineer Thinking creatively to solve problems Team working Practicality - turn a concept into reality Effective communication (spoken, written and able to listen! ) Project and time management Numeracy and IT Critical and analytical thinking
Recent sample of Engineering Graduate Destinations Project Manager, Information Security, Procter and Gamble Production Planner, Colgate Palmolive Engineering Consultant, Arup System Analyst, IBM Graduate Leadership Programme, Unilever Senior Project Accountant, Network Rail IT Consultant, RBS Distribution Manager, AstraZeneca Engineer, Cathay Pacific Airlines
Warwick graduates work for Procter & Gamble Centrica Unilever Cummins GE Aviation EDF Energy Fujitsu National Grid Rolls Royce Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd Airbus Atkins IBM Network Rail RWE Npower Schlumberger Siemens
Graduate Recruitment Cycle Autumn Term - Presentations and deadlines for banks, multinationals, accountants & Campus visits Spring Term - More deadlines, some new names - some old ones that have not found enough high quality students and campus visits Summer Term - Advertisements - national newspapers - graduate papers If you want a good job, start early!
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