Unsure about teaching as a career? New scheme to try it out before applying

If you’ve thought about teaching, but you’re still not sure whether it’s for you, Try Teaching could be just what you’re looking for.

Try Teaching  gives you the opportunity to gain paid experience in a school before you decide whether or not you’d like to train as a teacher.

The idea is that you’d spend one or two terms as a paid intern completing graduate-level work whilst also completing a personal development programme. Your role could involve widening participation and outreach activities and working with under-represented pupils who are considering a university degree.

If you’re interested, you need to register via the Try Teaching website. If successful, you will then be matched with a school and undergo an interview.

After the internship, you can either decide to apply for teacher training and get lots of help with your application, or you can  receive guidance regarding alternative career paths if you decide teaching isn’t for you.

Interns can also expect to gain employability badges through Careercred.com, a CBI-approved scheme, which rewards the transferable skills you will have acquired during your placement.

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Exams looming? Already graduated? Either way, don’t forget Careers and Employability

Are you struggling to get started with job searches, wondering about internships or confused about your prospects? With the world of work beckoning, summer can feel like a difficult time. But it doesn’t need to be. Whatever your circumstances, we can help!

We’re open all summer and with fewer students on campus and more appointments available, summer is the perfect time to get help from Careers and Employability. Contact us and book a guidance appointment with one of our Career Consultants or come along to one of our drop-ins.

Whether it’s advice on interview technique or getting the experience to start out in your chosen field, we can help. If you’ve moved away from campus, don’t worry – we can offer help via Skype, email and telephone.

Some of the issues we’ve helped graduates with include:

“I’m still in the part-time job I started at uni but want to move forward with my career.”

“My current job seems a bit ‘dead-end’. I’ve got an interview for another job which offers a lower salary but seems to offer more potential.”

“I’m not getting interviews despite several applications.”

So, if you’re struggling to get to grips with job sectors or need help finding the right role, either call in if you’re around, or ring us on 01244 513066 (Chester) or 01925 534235 (Warrington).

Find out more: https://careers.chester.ac.uk/

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GoEuro Scholarship Programme

GoEuro Scholarship Programme aims to stimulate innovation and creativity by awarding the student with the best ”A Closer Europe” entry the opportunity to gain professional experience at a growing Berlin start-up company. Students must submit an entry showcasing their vision of a more connected Europe, whether that be in terms of transport, culture, communication or any other theme. Entries will be accepted in a variety of formats from videos to essays, blog posts to YouTube clips, or whatever you can imagine!

The student who sends the most creative entry will get the chance to complete a 1-3 month paid internship in our Berlin office. The winning student will also receive a scholarship of €2000 and the best entry will be published (with permission, of course) on the GoEuro blogs in Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands and the UK.

More information about the GoEuro Scholarship can be found here: http://www.goeuro.co.uk/scholarship The deadline for entries is Monday 15th December 2014.

Six useful career-related sites and resources for international students

If you’re an international student and you are thinking about securing part-time work whilst at uni, or your future career options, here are some sites and resources you might find useful:

  1. The UKISA site http://www.ukcisa.org.uk offers a wealth of information on various issues including options after university, finding part-time work and reverse culture shock
  2. List of Government Approved Exchange Schemes
  3. Gradlink – Useful sources of graduate vacancies and advice: versions for India, Malaysia, China and Africa
  4. The UK Border Agency produce a list of employers who are licensed to sponsor migrant workers
  5. More than work Internationals – Useful information from NASES (National Association of Student Employment Services) – covers rights at work and advice on getting a national insurance number
  6. Careers and employability  – outlines the various services we offer and includes links to our jobs vacancy portal, and our resources