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1 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London Graduate Schemes for Geographers Andrew Falconer Careers Adviser, Horton Building

2 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London Today’s Session Typical Geography careers What is a graduate scheme? Relevant graduate schemes for Geographers

3 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London Typical Geography Careers Cartographer - evaluates sets of geographical data and presents the information in the form of diagrams, charts, spreadsheets and maps.Cartographer Environmental consultant - collects and interprets data from a variety of sources to help formulate policies for clients. Works in air and land contamination, noise and water pollution or ecological land management.Environmental consultant Geographical information systems officer - IT professional who uses computer-based systems to handle geographical informationGeographical information systems officer Planning and development surveyor - investigates, plans and manages proposals either to build new developments or to organise the refurbishment of existing buildings.Planning and development surveyor

4 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London And some more.... Secondary school teacher - you'll need to take a Postgraduate Certificate in Education or equivalent course, before you can teach geography in schools or colleges.Secondary school teacher Town planner - directs the planning of land use, trying to reconcile any conflicting demands such as the needs related to housing, the environment or recreation.Town planner Commercial/residential surveyor - values, manages and markets residential and commercial property and may act as an agent for clients in the sale, purchase or leasing of property.Commercial/residential surveyor

5 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London And finally.... Logistics and distribution manager - manages the supply, movement and storage of goods and materials through the whole supply chain process from manufacturer to customer.Logistics and distribution manager International aid/development worker - focuses on meeting the needs of people and communities in the developing world. The work may be located either in the UK or in a developing country or region.International aid/development worker Market researcher - performs a wide range of activities and will often specialise in a particular area such as consumer, industry or social and political research.Market researcher Transport planner - devises transport strategies in line with government policies.Transport planner

6 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London What is a graduate scheme? Applicable to finalists and PG students Usually…need 2.1, although a 2.2 in some organisations is possible Very competitive, companies often recruit from summer internships Structured with exposure to different teams within an organisation Remember - Process often begins in the autumn term Are typical in: commercial –finance (inc. banking, accountancy & tax) –law, management consultancy, marketing –graduate management schemes other –public sector: Civil Service Fast Stream, local Government

7 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London Cartographer Starting salaries for graduates are in the region of £20,000. A senior cartographer can earn £35,000 to £40,000. Graduate level roles and schemes:

8 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London Environmental Consultant collects and interprets data from a variety of sources to help formulate policies for clients. Works in air and land contamination, noise and water pollution or ecological land management. Salaries for graduates - £19,000 - £26,000 Graduate Schemes:

9 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London GIS IT professional who uses computer-based systems to handle geographical information British Association of Remote Sensing Companies Graduate Salaries: £23,000 - £30,000

10 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London Surveying & Property Values, manages and markets residential and commercial property and may act as an agent for clients in the sale, purchase or leasing of property. Estate Agency vs Estate Agent Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Graduate Salaries - £19,000 - £36,000

11 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London Logistics & Supply Chain Manages the supply, movement and storage of goods and materials through the whole supply chain process from manufacturer to customer. Salary: £21,000 - £28,000 Not just retail!

12 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London And a different type of supply chain....

13 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London International Development No real graduate schemes but: –Civil Service Fast Stream –DfID –Christian Aid Graduate Internship (secular role, no faith required) –Crown Agents –EU Commission –UN Internships / Agencies

14 Royal Holloway Careers Service is part of The Careers Group, University of London

15 How we can help you Career direction Workshops and employer presentations Information resources and support CV and application form checking Skills development Alumni contact database Access to central London careers events Mock assessment centres Postgraduate study applications and advice Facebook and other online resources


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