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Week 13 Careers Newsletter

8.12.17 Newsletter-1

8.12.17 Newsletter-2


University of Bath Accounting and Finance Live Chat


The University of Bath will be running a live chat on 13 December at 11:00am (GMT). This is a great chance to ask current students and staff about our Accounting and Finance courses.

Click here to register.

Regent’s University Competitions – Registration Deadline NEXT FRIDAY


Regent’s University are running competitions in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Acting and Film-making.

You must register for any competition you wish to enter by next Friday (15th December 2018).

The deadline to finish your entry is significantly later (March 2018)

More details here.

The Big Bang Fair – Free STEM Event March 2018

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Registration to book tickets for The Big Bang Fair, a free event dedicated to science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Birmingham, have now opened. The event will take place from the 14th to the 17th (Saturday) March 2018.

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) for young people in the UK.

The Big Bang Fair is an award-winning combination of exciting theatre shows, interactive workshops and exhibits and careers information from STEM professionals. Next year’s Fair will be held at The NEC, Birmingham 14-17 March 2018.

We aim to show young people (primarily aged 7-19) the exciting and rewarding opportunities out there for them with the right experience and qualifications, by bringing classroom learning to life.

Having grown from 6,500 visitors in its first year (2009) to over 70,000 in 2017, The Big Bang Fair is made possible thanks to the collaborative efforts of over 200 organisations.

For more information or to book your ticket, click here.

CGI School Leavers Programmes

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“To create an environment in which we enjoy working together and, as owners,
contribute to building a company we can be proud of.” CGI’s Dream.

And we do just this by offering exciting opportunities for School and College Leavers that we see as our next generation of leaders and technical experts.

We are proud to work with our ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated training provider QA to deliver our Apprenticeships and Aston University, Edinburgh Napier University, Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of Winchester to deliver our Graduate/Degree Level Apprenticeship Programmes. Together, we provide some of the largest and well known School Leaver Programmes in the UK.

For more information, go to: https://www.cgi-group.co.uk/careers/school-and-college-leavers

M&G Investments Insights Afternoon




M&G is hosting an insights afternoon to provide more information on Apprenticeship Programmes within the Investment Management industry and M&G.

The event is open to school leavers (current or recent) who are looking to find out more about school leavers programmes as well as parents, teachers and careers advisors who wish to find out about skills development through apprenticeships in London.

You will have the opportunity to meet M&G employees who are passionate about skills development and the integral role they continue to play in the Government’s UK growth and skills strategy.

Students and school leavers will be able to gain insights into how to kick off professional careers by meeting current and former Apprentices and our business managers.

Date: 13th February 2018

Location: M&G offices, Governors House, Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0HH.

Closing date: 11th February 2018

Employment type : Apprenticeship Schemes


What the future of work will mean for jobs, skills and wages

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McKinsey Global have released their latest report on the future of the job market, including the impact of artificial intelligence and automation.

In an era marked by rapid advances in automation and artificial intelligence, new research assesses the jobs lost and jobs gained under different scenarios through 2030.

The technology-driven world in which we live is a world filled with promise but also challenges. Cars that drive themselves, machines that read X-rays, and algorithms that respond to customer-service inquiries are all manifestations of powerful new forms of automation. Yet even as these technologies increase productivity and improve our lives, their use will substitute for some work activities humans currently perform—a development that has sparked much public concern.

Building on our January 2017 report on automation, McKinsey Global Institute’s latest report, Jobs lost, jobs gained: Workforce transitions in a time of automation(PDF–5MB), assesses the number and types of jobs that might be created under different scenarios through 2030 and compares that to the jobs that could be lost to automation.

The results reveal a rich mosaic of potential shifts in occupations in the years ahead, with important implications for workforce skills and wages. Our key finding is that while there may be enough work to maintain full employment to 2030 under most scenarios, the transitions will be very challenging—matching or even exceeding the scale of shifts out of agriculture and manufacturing we have seen in the past.

Read the findings and full report here.


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