Jan 26 2011 12:00AM
Recent survey figures have revealed that the jobs market for University leavers is showing signs of improvement for the first time since the start of the recession with an 8.9% annual increase in graduate jobs.
At UCS, students are reflecting this improvement with 4 recent graduates all securing work due to their involvement in the Summer Internship scheme. Myles Gould and Rachel Beckett graduated in November with first class honours degrees in Business Management from UCS. Myles and Rachel are now working as Research and Financial Analysts at Willis Ltd. Agnieszka Chrzastowska, another Business Management Student, has also secured a position at Willis.
Madeline Lee, a fellow student of Myles and Rachel through high school and UCS, has found a job working as an Online Marketing Executive at 140 Digital following her involvement in a Summer Internship scheme.
UCS launched the Summer Internships programme in 2008 in conjunction with local businesses. The Internship programme has been growing ever since and UCS are now looking for their 2011 intake. Chantalle Hawley, Head of Student Support, has said that “the Summer Internship programmes usually consist of a period of 6-8 weeks of full-time work, specifically designed to enhance the future employability of UCS graduates. They support undergraduate career development and we have been keen to draw in elements of the recruitment process to offer valuable experience at every stage, from promotion to students, application, interview and selection, Internship appointment and beyond.”
As well as Internships UCS also holds an annual Careers Fair which allows students to identify employment opportunities as well as expanding networks and gathering company information. This year’s Careers Fair will be held on 17 March 2011 from 11.00am-3.00pm in the Waterfront Building, UCS Ipswich and is open to all local graduates.
For further information contact the Careers Service: careersucs.ac.uk