Should you get a Mobile-Only Bank Account When you Move to the UK?

Should you get a Mobile-Only Bank Account When you Move to the UK to do Your Placement/Internship?

And Which One?

Whether you are a student moving in the UK to attend University or to do an internship, you will probably need to open a UK bank account.

If you use your account from home, you will almost definitely end up in paying a lot of charges for using your card abroad. Getting cash, transferring money to UK accounts, and maybe even just making a payment at a shop might all cost some money. This of course is not ideal. Read more

What could Boris Johnson’s election as UK Prime Minister mean for your Erasmus?

According to the latest updates, the UK is due to leave the EU at 11 pm UK time on 31 October 2019.  With the election of the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, this matter is getting even more urgent.

You have just signed your Erasmus agreement and you were ready and excited to start this amazing experience… So what about your placement now?

We’ll try to explain what the current situation is, what could happen with Brexit, and why there’s NO NEED TO WORRY about your Erasmus!

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The Dos & Don’ts of Writing a Killer CV for your Dream Internship

Recruiters receive loads of CVs every day, and usually they don’t have the time to read everything in detail, so what you need to stand out from other candidates is an outstanding CV!

When you search for an internship, your CV is the only chance you get to make a great first impression. Here are some dos and don’ts that will help to create the most appealing CV to catch internship recruiters’ attention!

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The top 5 free CV preparation sites for students

The top 5 free CV preparation sites for students

Are you looking for a job or an internship and you need to create a new CV, but you don’t know where to start? Every day we review a lot of resumes and we know how hard it can be to pay attention to the content & design as well as being as quick as possible!
That’s why we decided to look for the best CV builders online and, after a long research,
we’ve selected the top 5 free CV preparation sites to help you in realising a terrific CV! Read more

Seagull baiting & toilet flushing: interns share WORST work experience roles

The purpose of a work experience placement should be to give a university undergraduate the opportunity to enhance their skills, come to terms with the office environment, make contacts and above all, improve their skillsets for CV purposes.

While some interns may be tasked with some of the more mundane tasks such as filling out spreadsheets, taking down minutes in meetings and occasionally making the tea and coffee, they should leave their placement having learnt more than that otherwise it is utterly pointless.

We asked what the most clichéd, ridiculous or horrible task that interns were assigned to do on work experience was and it received lots of shocking responses. Read more

Students, this is how you can stand out from the crowd in a very competitive job market

The employment market is saturated with graduates who have good degrees and the right qualifications. So the question on many recruiters’ minds is: what else can this candidate offer?

Employers have been reporting a “skills gap” in graduates for a few decades now and there is research to support its existence. Many employers feel there isn’t enough overlap between the contents of degree programmes and the skills that transform recent graduates into successful employees. Read more

The work experience employers want from social science graduates

‘Work experience’ is a broad term. While it’s widely acknowledged as a must-have asset, every job-seeker should know that not every work experience is created equal.

Context matters – that is, a student’s field of study, types of employers and types of work experience collectively play a role in determining a student’s employability. Read more

How to apply for a work placement in Australia

Australian universities take work-integrated learning – where you apply academic learning to a real-life situation – seriously. In 2017, they offered 555,403 workplace experiences, with close to half a million university students, both domestic and international, taking part.

Work placements refer to a stint working in a specific role in a company during university term time. They are usually tied to one or more courses within your programme that you are likely to earn credit for.

Here’s how you can find one in Australia: Read more

Prince William Ends Work Experience With Spy Agencies

Kensington Palace officials have revealed that William has spent three weeks working with Britain’s secret services to understand how the country’s security and intelligence services work. He spent time shadowing the foreign intelligence service MI6, worked with the domestic security service MI5, and finally with GCHQ, the government’s secret listening service. Read more

Dressing for work experience on a budget

Last year, I was lucky enough to apply for work experience at a newspaper and get a response saying: “Sure, we’ve just had a cancellation. Can you start tomorrow?” Whilst being over the moon, I couldn’t help but panic. I’d never done any work experience before and it had been three years since Sixth Form – when I’d last had to dress ‘smart casual’. Read more