Give your career plans a boost by signing up for the Insight into Management course  Thursday 11 April – Saturday 13 April 2013.

This intensive course run by the Careers and Employability Centre during the Easter vacation is for all undergraduate year students from any course.  You will work in teams on a number of business games and skills exercises run by graduate employers, alongside 75+ other students and several graduates working in management roles for major companies.

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Beware of hoax job offers

Although a job offer might be the news you’ve been desperately waiting for, beware, it might be a scam!  As another recent bbc news article outlines, job seekers are vulnerable to scams.  You could be conned out of money, not be paid for work you’ve done, become a victim of identity theft or be tricked into criminal activities.

Whilst we are able to advise some of the students and graduates we see each year on the perils of hoax job offers, many more may be unwittingly getting scammed. Don’t let that happen to you!

Criminals trawl CV posting sites looking for easy prey so beware of random, unsolicited emails offering you work.  Scammers post bogus job adverts all over the web so be wary about applying to jobs on web  sites where the information is not vetted, like Gumtree for example. So, if you want to upload your CV online make sure you do not include any information that could be used for identity theft, address or DOB etc.

Here are some tips if the job advert/offer:

  • sounds too good to be true? Then it probably is..
  • has an application process of calling a premium number? Be very wary..
  • directs you to other sites, companies or numbers than the ones on the advert? Then it could be a cover up for a bad reputation or a scam..
  • is a scheme where you make money by signing up new members? Avoid..

So, ask questions, do not sign anything before you’re sure and it’s been checked out, do not part with money until you know exactly what you are getting and, during the initial application, do not provide bank or financial information, passport or anything similar.

Remember, you can always ask the Careers and Employability Centre for a second opinion.  If you think you have been the victim of a scam, report it so that the police and/or the Office of Fair Trading can try to prevent it happening to other people.

GlaxoSmithKline – I&D Careers Afternoon 2013

Insight into the life of an in-house lawyer (solicitors, trade mark attorneys & patent attorneys)

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is hosting a careers afternoon at our headquarters in Brentford, Middlesex, on Wednesday 17 April 2013  (approx 2.30 – 5.00 pm).

The afternoon is intended to provide 2nd or 3rd year law and science students with the opportunity to:

  • Hear presentations by in-house lawyers from various legal functions within GSK (solicitors, trade mark attorneys, patent attorneys)
  • Learn about the sort of work we do in-house and our career paths
  • Take a tour of the Brentford site
  • Learn more about GSK generally
  • Meet and ask questions of our lawyers in an informal environment – a “networking session”.

We hope that  this afternoon will give students a brief but real insight into life as an in-house lawyer.

The event is sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline’s Legal Department Diversity & Inclusion group. Acceptance onto this event will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Students are expected to fund their own travel to and from the event.

GlaxoSmithKline’s headquarters address is 980 Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 9GS. We are a 7 minute walk from Brentford overland train station and a 15 minute walk from Boston Manor underground station (Piccadilly Line).

Register direct to  by the end of Wednesday 20 March.

LPC TASTER SESSION – be an NCLT LPC student for the afternoon!

Saturday 9 March 2013, 1pm to 3pm, University of Derby

If you are interested in taking the LPC, then you will not want to miss NCLT’s taster session. This informal and fun event will give you a real insight into the LPC and studying with NCLT. You will have the opportunity to take part in a negotiation skills workshop and CV & covering letter exercise.

  • Meet NCLT’s friendly tutors
  • Practice your negotiation skills
  • Identify what firms are looking for in a trainee and how to draft a CV and covering letter
  • Find out more about how NCLT teach the LPC

Open to all LLB students.

Places on the workshop are limited, so book your place today by signing up to the event via our website or by emailing