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Careers and placements fair Palmer Building | 29 February 2012 | 1.30 pm – 4.00 pm With a wide range of exhibitors there is something for everyone including: • graduate jobs • placements • work experience • volunteering • postgraduate courses


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Welcome To the Spring Careers & Placements Fair 2012 To get the most out of the fair bear the following tips in mind:  Take a moment to look at the Fair Guide and decide which stands you most want to visit  Scan the list of exhibitors to quickly find which employers are recruiting into the jobs you are interested in  Not sure what you want? Check which exhibitors want to recruit you by scanning down the ‘degree required’ field. Many employers are interested in people from any discipline  Decide what you want from each employer you visit; this could be a piece of insider knowledge about the profession, tips on interview technique, an employer opinion of your CV or even an interview. Employers don’t come all this way just to give out freebies!  Clarify what questions you need answers to. If you’re researching your career options, general questions such as “what do you do in a typical working day?” might help. If you’re already set and need to impress, rehearse your key selling points (skills and experiences that will impress ©University of Reading 2012


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employers) and try and relate these to the employer’s requirements. Want to discuss placement opportunities, come to Room 104 and see one of our Placement and Development Officers for more advice

Subjects you could ask about:  Nature of the work and its attractions  Selection criteria and skills needed to do the job  Unique features of the organisation  The organisation’s strengths  Culture and atmosphere of the organisation  A typical day  Training available and related support  Level of responsibility given  Opportunities in the future  Why employer representatives like/chose their job/career  Highs and lows of employer representatives’ career  Vacancies and details  Location and working conditions

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FAQs 1) I don’t know what sort of job I want If you don’t know what you want, visit the Careers Centre (1st Floor, Carrington Building) or use the fair to quiz employers about the kind of jobs they offer. All you need to do is to develop a couple of questions and put together some words to say who you are and what you are looking for. 2) Do I need to have my CV with me? Only hand over your CV to an employer if you think it sells you well in relation to what a particular employer is looking for. It is unlikely you will need it for the Autumn Fair where employers are not recruiting for you to start right away. 3) I don’t know if my CV/application is good enough Drop into the Careers Centre and find out about our range of workshops and how you can talk to a Careers Adviser or Placement & Development Officer to check things out. 4) Do I need to dress smartly? You don’t need a suit for this event. Of course if you are targeting particular employers looking reasonably smart might help. But it is more important that you know something about them before approaching their stand. 5) Will I be interviewed on the spot? No, you won’t be formally interviewed on the spot. But be aware some employers may use an informal chat to “check you out” as someone they would like to apply. So while you can certainly use the fair to find out what ©University of Reading 2012

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employers have on offer if you are interested in particular employers always look at their website and find out something about them before approaching their stand. 6) How can I impress an employer that I’d like a job with? See our top tips… and be professional, polite and interested. What if you can’t find a job/recruiter or placement that interests you? The Careers Centre has invited a range of recruiters to attend this fair. Despite our efforts, certain sectors simply do not attend such fairs, and some employers are not actively recruiting. If your area of interest isn’t represented then check out our career information at http://www.reading.ac.uk/seecc/careersinfo/ or come along to the Careers Centre and ask to talk to a Careers Adviser or a Placement Development Officer to get advice on how to track down such vacancies and placements.

Make the most of the Fair – and best of luck in your career search.

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Exhibitors ARMY Type of organisation: Defence & International Relations The Army needs articulate, self-confident and wellmotivated graduates: those who really want to make a difference, both to the lives of the people they protect and to those they lead. We give the best training in the world, an excellent salary, early responsibility and the room to make your mark. Jobs on offer: Very wide variety Degree subject / result required: All disciplines Contact: Gareth Mann Telephone & Email: 01252 347390 / crrsesaca1he@mod.uk Website: http://www.army.mod.uk

CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS Type of organisation: Accountancy, Finance and Business CIMA is the only professional body that qualifies accountants solely for business. It’s a proven path to fantastic career prospects and high earning potential. A CIMA qualification is highly regarded by leading ŠUniversity of Reading 2012

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organisations worldwide and could be your passport to global employability. CIMA has taken the lead in developing the most relevant financial qualification for business today and is the preferred qualification of the world’s top employers. We work in partnership with organisations around the world to encourage and develop the support they offer to our students. With over 4,500 CIMA Training Quality Partners, you can find companies that are committed to supporting you throughout your CIMA studies; many also have internships and placements. The road to CIMA membership is open to all, regardless of your educational background. CIMA’s flexible entry policy enables anyone with a passion to succeed in business the opportunity to study with CIMA. Jobs on offer: Various Degree subject / result required: Any degree discipline Contact: Harry Mensah Telephone & Email: 0208 849 2273 / bdc@cimaglobal.com Website: http://www.cimaglobal.com

THE COLLEGE OF LAW Type of organisation: Postgraduate Legal Training The College of Law is the UK’s leading provider of legal education. Our innovative courses are designed and taught by lawyers, with a clear focus on building the practical skills, commercial awareness and independent thinking you’ll need to succeed in the modern world of ©University of Reading 2012

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law. Our unique Future Lawyers Network will give you the inside track on preparing for your career in law. Graduate Diploma in Law: conversion course for nonlaw graduates Legal Practice Course: vocational training for future solicitors Bar Professional Training Course: vocational training for future barristers LL.M: professional, practice-led Masters degrees 1 year full-time, 7 month accelerated and part-time study. Centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, London, Manchester and York. Visit our website for more details and open day booking – www.college-oflaw.co.uk Jobs on offer: Graduate Diploma in Law, vocational training for future solicitors, Bar Vocational Course. Full and part time, Centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, London, Manchester and York Degree subject / result required: Minimum of 2:2 Contact: Admissions Team Telephone & Email: 0800 289 997 / admissions@lawcol.co.uk Website: http://www.college-of-law.co.uk

CSC COMPUTER SCIENCES LTD Type of organisation: Consulting & Information Technology Services Company CSC is a business that is full of surprises. You’ll find that we’re involved in every aspect of life and work with the ©University of Reading 2012

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most prominent organisations in the UK – from government and healthcare through to space exploration and Formula 1 racing. As the world’s leading independent information technology Services company, we help our clients become more effective through sophisticated technology-enabled services. You’ll be actively involved in real project work from the day you start – either directly delivering results for our clients or providing vital support to the business behind the scenes. Jobs on offer: Various roles under the following headings: Business, Technical, Consulting, Finance, HR, Support Services Degree subject / result required: 2:1 or higher in any degree discipline Website: http://www.csc.com

DELOITTE Type of organisation: Professional Services. Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance Deloitte is a fast-growing business with a depth, breadth and reach that can take you right to the heart of the world’s premier blue-chip businesses and organisations. Our portfolio of professional services is comprehensive, truly multi-disciplinary and covers the spectrum of Audit, Tax, Consulting and Corporate Finance. Jobs on offer: Audit, Tax, Consulting, Corporate Finance and Technology Contact: Pallavi Trivedi Telephone & Email: 0207 007 4410 / patrivedi@deloitte.co.uk ©University of Reading 2012

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Degree subject / result required: 2:1 or higher in any degree discipline Website: http://www.deloitte.co.uk/graduates

ERNST & YOUNG Type of organisation: Professional Services Firm Ernst & Young is a leading professional services organisation with 141,000 people, across 140 countries. We work closely with organisations to improve how they work, make vital business decisions and explore opportunities. Our main service lines are Advisory, Assurance, Corporate Finance, Financial Services and Tax. Perhaps you’re at school and haven’t given your career a thought yet. Maybe you’re studying for a degree and starting to consider what you want to do next. Or perhaps you’ve already graduated but still exploring your career options. We don’t mind what career decisions you’ve taken, what you’re studying or which stage of your life you’re at. We believe our options for students and graduates can show you what life’s like in the world of business – and help you understand what you’re good at. We don’t mind what you’re studying either. We think it’s your natural strengths that are most important, so don’t worry that you might have chosen the wrong course to go places with us. You haven’t. Jobs on offer: Graduate, Summer Internships and Industrial Placements ©University of Reading 2012

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Degree subject / result required: see www.ey.com/UK/en/careers Contact: Anupam Pabbi Telephone & Email: 07908515182 / apabbi@uk.ey.com Website: http://www.ey.com/UK/en/careers

EXPLORE LEARNING Type of organisation: National Network of Children’s Education Centres Explore Learning is a national network of education centres providing maths and English tuition to children aged 5-14, aiming to improve knowledge, confidence and enjoyment of learning. We work closely with the children and their parents to create a tailored learning programme that meets their individual needs and maps to the National Curriculum. We launched in 2001, and have 60 centres in operation across the UK benefiting over 40,000 children. We recruit graduates who want to make an impact as an Assistant Director- both on running our centres as a business, and on the lives of our members who attend. Explore offers you the opportunity to take a hands on approach to management from day one. A high level of responsibility and extensive training will allow you to thrive and rapidly progress your career. You can enjoy real job satisfaction and gain the skills to develop a small business successfully. Jobs on offer: Assistant Director, full time Management opportunities ŠUniversity of Reading 2012

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Degree subject / result required: Any subject Contact: Emily Wilson, Graduate Recruitment Manager Telephone & Email: 01483 447410 / careers@explorelearning.co.uk Website: http://www.explorelearning.org.uk/careers

GAPFORCE Type of organisation: Voluntary Work Overseas The Graduate Gap: The ‘new’ way forward Want a change of scenery? Diving in the Bahamas? Trekking the Amazon, Working Holiday in Australia? Make a positive change now, volunteer abroad in exotic locations...... Taking a graduate gap is a great way of enhancing your personal and professional development. An opportunity to discover new things, people and most of all a great new way to have fun! Boost your CV and show your future employer that by doing something beneficial and unique you will stand out from the crowd. Demonstrate new skills, that will put you ahead of the pack. Volunteering abroad during your graduate gap will have nothing but a positive effect on your CV and job prospects as employers are increasingly looking for distinctive characteristics that show your initiative. For further details please check out all our projects at www.gapforce.org or give us a call or email at Gapforce HQ in London. ©University of Reading 2012

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Jobs on offer: Volunteering and Conservation opportunities Degree subject / result required: Any Contact: Henry Walpole Telephone & Email: 0207 384 3028 / henrywalpole@gapforce.org Website: www.gapforce.org

GRADPLUS LTD Type of organisation: Graduate schemes Gradplus.com is a student and graduate website. Jobs, advice, case studies and videos. Helping you to choose the right career path! Come find us at the fair where we can answer any of your questions. Jobs on offer: Permanent, Post graduate courses, travel opportunities Degree subject / result required: Various Contact: Lee Clarke Telephone & Email: 0121 265 7759 / lee.clarke@gradplus.com Website: http://www.gradplus.com

GRADUATE-JOBS.COM Type of organisation: Specialist graduate Job Board graduate-jobs.com is the biggest independent graduate job board in the UK. graduate-jobs.com enables you to set up an account for free that matches your academic ŠUniversity of Reading 2012

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subject so that you view jobs that are right for you! You don’t have to waste time trawling through jobs that you don’t want to apply to! We have a wide range of vacancies across lots of sectors, from small to large organisations, giving you the best possible opportunities available! Register FREE at graduate-jobs.com Jobs on offer: All sectors Degree subject / result required: Any discipline Contact: Jonathan Gaiger Telephone & Email: 020 7609 5400 / jonathan.gaiger@graduate-jobs.com Website: http://www.graduate-jobs.com

HEWLETT PACKARD Type of organisation: Defence and Technical Services HP Graduate Programme £25,000 + benefits Various locations across the UK You have ideas and you’re not afraid to use them. That’s exactly what we need! HP is a company fuelled by new thinking and unique ideas about creating more valuable experiences with technology. We make the impossible – possible and are committed to challenging, stretching and never staying still. It is all to do with what sets us apart as a company. At HP we work across borders, and without limits. Global virtual teams share resources and pool their brainpower to solve business issues and meet personal goals. Each individual is valued for the unique skills, experiences and ©University of Reading 2012

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perspective they bring. That’s how ideas – and people – grow. What do we offer? Joining one of our teams will give you the opportunity to transition from a brand new graduate to a young professional in Sales/Marketing, Information Technology or Consulting. We will help you achieve this by putting a comprehensive individual development plan in place to ensure a structured and blended learning experience with extensive on-the-job, in-class and virtual training opportunities. Jobs on offer: Technical Degree subject / result required: 2:1 and above Contact: Jenny Baybutt Telephone & Email: 01344 362891 / jenny.baybutt@hp.com Website: www.hp.co.uk/jobs

ICAEW (INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS IN ENGLAND AND WALES) Type of organisation: Accountancy Professional Body If you’re looking for a successful career in business and finance, you should consider becoming an ACA qualified chartered accountant. Chartered accountancy is one of the most diverse, exciting and secure careers. Offering a wide range of opportunities across all business sectors, the ACA qualification from the Institute of Chartered ©University of Reading 2012

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Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) can be the start of your amazing career anywhere in the world. Jobs on offer: Accountancy training contracts Degree subject / result required: All degree disciplines Email: careers@icaew.com Website: http://www.icaew.com/careers

INTELLIGENT RETAIL Type of organisation: IT, Computing, Web, eCommerce, Software Development Fast growth, multiple award winning Software Development and Web Design company selling retail systems and eCommerce has several opportunities available in technical roles. Our solutions help small to mid-sized retailers compete and stay profitable, whilst opening new sales channels online and even on eBay and Amazon. Retailers love it. Please see our website for more details. Jobs on offer: Graduate Roles: Part time, Full Time, Holiday Project Work. Web Designers, Junior SEO roles, Software Testers, Software Developers, IT Support, Support Engineers, Trainers, Helpdesk Staff, Sales Professionals Degree subject / result required: target for 2:1 or above Contact: David Mackley Email: dmackley@intelligentretail.co.uk Website: www.intelligentretail.co.uk

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KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER CENTRE Type of organisation: KTP on behalf of various organisations Ambitious graduates with good degrees should consider taking advantage of Knowledge Transfer Partnerships as the fast track to a high profile career in UK business. You will manage a strategically defined project within a company with the support of an experienced academic from the University of Reading. Jobs on offer: Various Degree subject / result required: Variety of subjects and disciplines 2:1 or higher Contact: Frances Young Telephone & Email: 0118 378 8214 / f.j.young@reading.ac.uk Website: http://www.reading.ac.uk

LAB SUPPORT UK LTD Type of organisation: Scientific and Clinical Recruitment Lab Support is a scientific recruitment consultancy specialising in contract, contract to hire and direct hire opportunities at all levels in the biotech, pharma, food, personal care and chemical industries. Our recruiters are scientists themselves with relevant academic and industrial scientific experience. We also offer career guidance, general advice and assistance with writing CVs and interviewing techniques. ŠUniversity of Reading 2012

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Jobs on offer: Various Degree subject / result required: Scientific related degree disciplines Contact: Octavian Morris Telephone & Email: 01865 242 427 / Octavian.morris@labsupport.co.uk Website: http://www.labsupport.co.uk

LOGICA Type of organisation: IT and Management Consultancy Logica is a business and technology service company employing 41,000 people. It provides business consulting, systems integration and outsourcing to clients around the world, including many of Europe’s largest businesses. It is committed to long term collaboration, applying insight to create innovative answers to clients’ business needs. Jobs on offer: Graduate Development Scheme Degree subject / result required: 2:1 Computer Science/Business backgrounds Contact: Tim Cooper Telephone & Email: 07595 612416 / t.cooper@logica.com Website: http://www.logica.co.uk

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MDS LTD Type of organisation: Management Training Programme An accredited, accelerated two-year management training programme for graduates interested in a fast moving career in the fresh food and produce industry. The programme is accredited by Harper Adams University College offering successful trainees a Post Graduate Certificate in Food and Fresh Produce Management. Excellent career prospects and competitive salary. Jobs on offer: Management Trainee Degree subject / result required: 2:1, any degree discipline considered Contact: Maggie Robinson Telephone & Email: 01780 781450 / Maggie@mdsltd.co.uk Website: http://www.mds-ltd.co.uk

PARETO Type of organisation: Graduate Recruitment and Sales Training Pareto is the UK’s largest assessment, placement and training organisation specialising in graduate sales careers. We select only the best graduates for high flying sales careers with leading UK companies such as BT, Barclaycard and Oracle. For Pareto, securing graduates their dream career is only the start. Once placed every graduate receives professional sales training to help ensure the best possible start to their new career. All Pareto sales ŠUniversity of Reading 2012

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training is endorsed by the Institute of Sales & Marketing Management (ISMM). Our unique approach to recruitment saw us voted Sales Recruitment Agency of the Year at the National Sales Awards. All Pareto opportunities offer basic salaries of £18-22k with OTE £20-35k (year one) and company car or car allowance (where appropriate). Jobs on offer: Graduate Sales Careers Degree subject / result required: Any Contact: Graduate Management Team Telephone & Email: 0500 36 38 40 / graduate@pareto.co.uk Website: www.pareto.co.uk

PHAROS COMMUNICATIONS LTD Type of organisation: Broadcast IT Established in 1997, Pharos provides broadcasters with media management solutions. Pharos software improves workflow and increase efficiency for television, radio, VOD and mobile publishing. For more information see www.pharos.tv Jobs on offer: Graduate Engineer and placement roles Degree subject / result required: Any Contact: Andy Lambourne Telephone & Email: 0118 9502323 / jobs@pharos.tv Website: www.pharos.tv ©University of Reading 2012

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PROJECTS ABROAD Type of organisation: Volunteer Work Overseas With Projects Abroad you can enjoy adventurous foreign travel with a chance to do a worthwhile job. You can take part in hundreds of projects from teaching conversational English or caring for orphans to working on a conservation project in the Amazon rainforest! Alternatively, you can gain valuable practical experience in medicine, veterinary medicine & animal care, journalism, business or law & human rights. All volunteers receive substantial UK and overseas support and are never isolated. No TEFL or other qualifications are required. Placements are flexible, starting throughout the year and last from one month upwards. Volunteers are needed in, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Romania, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, Thailand and Vietnam. Jobs on offer: Volunteer placements Degree subject / result required: Any Contact: Ian Birbeck Telephone & Email: 01903 708 300 / info@projectsabroad.co.uk Website: www.projects-abroad.co.uk

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READING MUSEUM Type of organisation: Museum Reading Museum & Town Hall is well known for its landmark building in the centre of Reading and is part of Reading Borough Council's cultural services. The Museum has Full Accreditation status from the government's Museums, Libraries and Archives Council. Reading Museum has been providing award-winning opportunities for learning, inspiration and enjoyment since 1883 and provides hands-on learning services with a national reputation for innovation and excellence. The Museum & Town Hall’s period rooms and galleries provide a thriving venue for conferences, exhibitions and weddings. The Concert Hall is an important venue for classical music and comedy events. Jobs on offer: Degree subject / result required: Contact: Emma Lee / Stuart Kennedy Email: emma.lee@reading.gov.uk / stuart.kennedy@reading.gov.uk Website: http://www.readingmuseum.org.uk

READING VOLUNTARY ACTION Type of organisation: Volunteering Reading Voluntary Action promotes strength within Reading's voluntary and community sector (VCS) by providing information, access to resources, volunteer recruitment and training to people who work in or with ŠUniversity of Reading 2012

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charities, community groups and voluntary organisations. We support voluntary sector representation on cross sector partnership initiatives in Reading. Jobs on offer: Volunteering opportunities (Local) Degree subject / result required: Any degree discipline Contact: Steven Hendry Telephone & Email: 0118 902 3910 / steve.hendry@rva.org.uk Website: http://www.rgneeds.me

SOPRA GROUP LTD Type of organisation: IT Services & Consultancy Sopra Group is a leader in the European consulting and IT services market. We are a highly successful global organisation with a global workforce of over 13,000 employees. Our presence in the UK is growing, making it an exciting time to join us. We currently have 700 employees across the UK and Ireland. We provide a complete range of Consultancy, Delivery and Support Services to the private and public sectors, allowing us to offer clients specific areas of expertise, or full end-to-end solutions. Our industry knowledge is extensive in both the Public and Commercial Sectors. Our experience gives us particular strengths in Finance, Telecoms, Public Sector, Travel, Retail and Utilities. Jobs on offer: Graduate Trainee Programme Degree subject / result required: IT related or Computer Science, 2:1 minimum Contact: Tina Rickett ŠUniversity of Reading 2012

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Telephone & Email: 01403 246065 / submit your CV to permjobs@uk.sopragroup.com quoting the reference GRAD2012. Website: http://www.sopragroup.com

THE STR GROUP Type of organisation: Graduate Consultants STR is your leading recruiter for the Technical, Health and Professional sectors. We supply clients with temporary, contract and permanent candidates who add real value to your organisation. We provide our clients with specialist staffing programmes and solutions to meet recruitment challenges across all our specialist sectors in the UK. Jobs on offer: Various Degree subject / result required: Various Contact: Cassie West Telephone & Email: 02392 322 379 / cwest@strgroup.co.uk Website: www.strgroup.co.uk

TEACH FIRST Type of organisation: Education and Leadership Development Teach First is an independent charity working to address one of the UK’s most damaging social issues – educational disadvantage. We recruit exceptional graduates and experienced professionals into a two-year leadership ©University of Reading 2012

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development programme during which they become classroom teachers, engage and inspire young people. But the programme isn’t only about what you can give – it’s also about enhancing your own career possibilities. High-profile recruiters from all sectors recognise that the skills and strategies you develop in the classroom are directly transferable to any future career. They are on board with our mission and they value the quality of the people who complete our programme. HSBC, Google, Accenture, Goldman Sachs and PwC are just a few of the organisations that support Teach First and have gone on to recruit our graduates after their two years on the programme. Jobs on offer: 2 year leadership development

programme Degree subject / result required: Any discipline Contact: Leyla Gadid / lgadid@teachfirst.org.uk Telephone & Email: 020 3117 2336 / lgadid@teachfirst.org.uk Website: http://www.teachfirst.org.uk

THALES Type of organisation: Engineering Did you know that Thales' secure network communications expertise is behind 3.7 billion secure electronic financial transactions (BACS) each year? Or that every time you take a train, we're behind the technology that helps you arrive safely at your destination? Organisations across aerospace, defence, security and transport trust Thales UK. Jobs on offer: Engineering roles ©University of Reading 2012

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Degree subject / result required: Various, mostly 2:1 Contact: Gemma Minish Email: Gemma.minish@thalesgroup.com Website: http://www.ukgrads.thalesgroup.com

UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS SERVICE Type of organisation: Museums, archives, libraries and heritage sector UMASCS is responsible for the direction of the Museum of English Rural Life and Special Collections at the University of Reading, and for the strategic development of the University’s other museums and related collections. We provide a range of services for academic audiences and the wider public. The Service employs professional curators, librarians and archivists, as well as specialists in museum learning, conservation and marketing. It offers an extensive range of volunteer opportunities, internships and placements to students. Jobs on offer: Advice on careers and volunteering in this sector Degree subject / result required: Any Website: www.reading.ac.uk/merl and http://www.reading.ac.uk/special-collections/sp-home.aspx

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UNIVERSITY OF READING – HR DEPARTMENT Type of organisation: Promoting careers in Higher Education Are you interested in a career in higher education or human resources? Come and talk to us about opportunities for staying on and getting a job in a university and or in human resources. Degree subject / result required: Any Contact: Ruth Busby Email: hroperations@reading.ac.uk

WOODWARD ASSOCIATES Type of organisation: Software development in NHS and Private Healthcare Woodward Associates supplies market leading software to the NHS and private healthcare sector based at our offices in Windsor, UK. We are a software house with a market leading business in healthcare. Since 1994 we have developed and maintained the technology now used to service payments to hospitals throughout the NHS, and our products are used to record and analyse information on hospital patients. Our development team has an exciting opportunity for graduates to launch their career in software development. We look for high calibre, enthusiastic graduates who will work in a specialist team responsible for server or client components. As a new team member you will be involved in every stage of building the next generation of healthcare applications. You will deliver ŠUniversity of Reading 2012

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resilient, high performance solutions to a rapidly changing marketplace. Upon joining as a Graduate Developer, our training will equip you with a technical understanding of our applications and an appreciation of the healthcare market. Ongoing coaching within your team will improve your development skills across the project lifecycle. Jobs on offer: Graduate with skills in C++, C#, Delphi, .net Degree subject / result required: Numerate degree at 2:1 or above Contact: Mark Light Telephone & Email: 01753 867220 / mark.light@woodwardassoc.co.uk Website: www.woodwardassoc.co.uk

XAFINITY CONSULTING Type of organisation: Actuarial Xafinity Consulting focuses on helping clients maximise the value of their pensions and employee benefits. Actuaries are employed in the consultancy division in the pensions field, where our core business is the design, implementation and maintenance of pension schemes and other employee benefits packages. Jobs on offer: Actuarial assistant Degree subject / result required: Maths, Economics or Science based 2:2 ŠUniversity of Reading 2012

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Contact: Robert Hunt Telephone & Email: 0118 918 5440 / robert.hunt@xafinityconsulting.com Website: www.xafinity.com

Postgraduate Study Opportunities CITY UNIVERSITY LONDON City University London is a leading global University committed to academic excellence, focused on business and the professions and located in the heart of London. By choosing to study a postgraduate degree at City you will be taught by industry professionals at a University that has been consistently highly ranked for its graduate employability and graduate salaries. Why Computing at City? 

High employability rates - over 87% of our postgraduate students were employed within six months of graduation - compared to the national average of 78% (HESA statistics, 2010) Internships - We have extensive experience in helping students to secure a placement in the IT industry

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information please visit www.city.ac.uk/informatics/postgraduate Contact: Nicola Harrison Telephone & Email: 020 7040 0233 / Nicola.harrison.1@city.ac.uk Website: www.city.ac.uk/informatics/postgraduate

OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY The Department of Social Work and Public Health at Oxford Brookes University offers undergraduate, postgraduate, pre-qualifying and post-qualifying courses as well as research opportunities in a wide range of subject areas including: midwifery, community nursing, public health, social work, child and family wellbeing, substance misuse, social interventions, management, education and leadership in health and social care. We have campus based, blended, distance and “flying faculty” course delivery. The department offers two fast-track social work qualifications for applicants who hold a relevant degree and experience of paid or voluntary work with vulnerable people within the UK. These evidenceinformed courses are delivered via mixed mode (classroom, distance and work-based learning). The MA is a two-year full-time course (maximum 5 years on a parttime basis) while the PGDip can typically be gained in 18 months. Contact: Maxine Fletcher Telephone & Email: 01865 488163 / mfletcher@brookes.ac.uk Website: www.swph.brookes.ac.uk ©University of Reading 2012

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UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON The University of Brighton offers three distinct masters degrees in interactive technologies. Digital Media Production MSc Prepare for a career in the web development industry with design, production and project management skills. You will cover web development and creativity, and have the option to complete individual projects and research modules. Digital Television Management and Production MSc Gain technical and business knowledge, design and project management skills for a career in the interactive television industry. You will cover DTV technology, marketing, business and intellectual property law. User Experience Design MSc Prepare for a career as a usability consultant or researcher. Create your individual curriculum by selecting modules from across the programme, including individual projects and research modules. Our awards:  Provide a common foundation in interaction design, project management and research methods.  Include a final major project that can be carried out on placement in industry.  Have no specific first degree subject requirements. Applications from humanities and arts graduates are welcome. Contact: Richard Griffiths

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Telephone & Email: 01273 642477 / r.n.griffiths@brighton.ac.uk Website: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/cem/courses/subject/computin g.php?PageId=720

UNIVERSITY OF READING Choose to continue to study at Postgraduate level at the University of Reading and you will continue to be at a top 200 university in the world. The Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008 results confirm our standing with over 87% of the university’s research rated of international standing. Our unusually broad portfolio of full and part-time postgraduate degree programmes covers the arts, humanities, sciences and social science. We also have a range of scholarships for taught and research level study available. Degree subject / result required: Various – please refer to our prospectus Contact: Dan Barcroft Telephone & Email: 0118 378 6554 / student.recruitment@reading.ac.uk Website: http://www.reading.ac.uk/pg

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UNIVERSITY OF SURREY Ranked No. 1 in the UK for Tourism and Hospitality by all major league tables and university guides, the School of Hospitality and Tourism at the University of Surrey combines a young and dynamic outlook with a leading international reputation for education and research. Our success is demonstrated through our top ranked publications and teaching, the fact that we are no. 1 in the UK for graduate employment and the contribution we make to good practice in the industry. Accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), the Association to Advance Collegiate School of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA), we offer a number of high quality, challenging post graduate programmes encompassing the areas of Food Management, Hotel Management, Event Management and Tourism. Contact: Mrs A Heaney Telephone & Email: 01483 684829 / a.heaney@surrey.ac.uk Website: www.surrey.ac.uk/shtm

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Student Employment, Experience and Careers Centre

Visit the Careers Centre at 1st Floor Carrington Building Whiteknights Campus Tel: 0118 378 8359 Email: careerscentre@reading.ac.uk Opening Times: Mon-Fri 10.00 am – 4.30 pm

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Careers and placements fair For more information, please contact: Student Employment, Experience and Careers Centre University of Reading Whiteknights Reading RG6 6AH United Kingdom careerscentre@reading.ac.uk Tel (0118) 378 8349

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