Participate in a usability study and receive a £20 Amazon voucher for your time

Graduate Prospects is recruiting individuals to participate in a website usability study:


The study will be conducted remotely. This means you can choose where you want to be. You will need to have access to a computer with internet connection and a telephone.


Mid-September, we will arrange a time and date to suit you. This will take no longer than an hour.


You will be invited to an online meeting, you’ll need your phone as well (we will ring you), then you’ll just be asked to look at a section of a website, use it and tell us what you think.


If you are interested please email by 12th September with the following information:

• Your name
• Which university or institution are your currently studying at?
• Whether you are an undergraduate/postgraduate
• Whether you are an international or home student.
• Year of study
• Subject of study
• Daytime phone number
• Email address
• Have you been to any careers events/fairs?
• Have you sought any careers advice?
• Have you sought advice on CV writing, application forms, interviews?
• A sentence or two about career plans you have (if any).


Please note that the sessions will be recorded for internal use at Graduate Prospects and viewed by Higher Education Careers Advisers to allow us to improve the user experience of the website.

Your details: Please indicate in your email if you’re happy for us to keep your details for any future website usability studies.





Opportunity for a Penultimate Year student at Loughborough University!

High Fliers Research is a market research company that specialises in researching the graduate job market and the career prospects for students at the UK’s leading universities. Its innovative annual study of more than 18,000 final year students, The UK Graduate Careers Survey, remains the only research to be based entirely on face­-to­-face interviews with finalists. 

The company also publishes the popular careers directory, The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers.

Presently, we are looking for students who are about to go into their final year to take part in an conference we run every September, which is attended by some of the biggest graduate recruiters in the country. This will involve being available for a short filming session, and also the event itself – on Friday 5th September – where you will be involved in a panel session with fellow participants.

Successful applicants will be paid £200 for their participation, as well as having their expenses paid for as well as a free lunch on the day. They will also get a unique opportunity to network with some of the top graduate employers in the country.

If you wish to apply to the role, please contact Georgie at with your CV and expressing your interest. 

Places are extremely limited, and work on a first come, first served basis, so please apply as soon as possible.

Adzuna Graduate of the Year 2014

Adzuna are on the hunt to find the UK’s “Graduate of the Year 2014”. Graduate of the Year

The competition, open to all graduates, will reward the brightest and best in their field.

Applicants must answer a series of simple questions about themselves and what makes them special.

The winner will be rewarded with the following prizes: an internship with a top UK company (including eBay, L’Oreal, Sony & Google), a cash prize of £1000 and a CV clinic with a top UK entrepreneur.

Enter here:

Graduate Profile of the Month

jonathan_breeJuly’s profile is Jonathan Bree. Jonathan graduated in 2013 with a BA in Industrial Design & Technology. He is now a Supporting Industrial Designer at LEGO, Denmark.

Your background:

From a young age, I have been interested in design – taking apart household items, trying to improve them and see how they worked, much to the joy of my parents. At sixth form, I studied Product Design, Art, Psychology and Media. This helped me focus and refine my interests and Industrial Design seemed like a perfect fit – part art, part science, balancing form and function. Loughborough’s reputation, as one of the leading design universities and strong links with industry, drove my decision to study there. Loughborough provided a great chance for personal growth and I joined the Hazlerigg Rutland committee, started my own t-shirt company, and took up several new sports in my time there. I also spent the third year working in industry, designing branding and packaging for the major spirits brands.

Where are you now?

I am currently working at LEGO HQ in Denmark, designing the concept and experience of the LEGO ‘House’ Project. The House experience will consist of a series of interactive exhibits and activities in an equal balance between play, learning and creativity, to showcase the ‘hands on, minds on’ play of LEGO. It is expected to draw 250,000 visitors per year.

How did you get there?

I found out about the position at LEGO through my department’s career emails, which asked for a portfolio of work to be sent to the department head for short-listing. I was lucky enough to be selected, and a month later I had a Skype interview. My placement year also greatly helped with finding a job after graduation by giving prior experience in a design and project management role.

Where are you going?

I have recently been accepted onto the Telefonica/O2 Graduate scheme and will start work in September, which I am very excited about. I will be focused in the area of design and innovation and have the opportunity to choose my own role. Over the course of two years I will work in different areas of the business, including Wayra, the technology start-up accelerator.

What advice would you give now to a student studying your subject at university now?

Structure your time well, make plans and stick to them. I recommend doing a year in industry, I found it very helpful. Lastly, when lecturers say final year is a lot of work, they are understating it – prepare as much as possible

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Oxylane recruits interns for 6 months at its headquarter in France, starting with September 1st 2014.



You guarantee reliable product quality and improve sustainable development in production.

  • You evaluate and ensure the quality of your products.
  • You carry out quality system control on your supplier.
  • You measure and correct discrepancies.
  • You explain and recommend changes.
  • You enforce the social charter.
  • You ensure that environmental and toxicology rules are respected.
  • You define the continuous improvement plan to optimize quality and efficiency
  • Concrete, you love to be on the field to test and apply your strategies.
  • A good communicator: you motivate your supplier and ensure their continual progression.
  • Organized: you endlessly strive to adhere to deadlines and prioritize your actions.
  • Responsible and thorough: you achieve high quality production.
  • Honest and committed: you apply the social and environmental charter with conviction and determination.
  • With your helpful attitude and love of sport you push yourself to find solutions.
  • Your pragmatism and energy allow you to achieve your goals.
  • You must speak good English.




You organise production according to delivery, lead time and stock imperatives.

  • You identify production needs.
  • You calculate and rationalise your component requirement.
  • You reduce stock costs.
  • You optimise production capacity.
  • You offset seasonal variations and unexpected requirements.
  • You track orders all the way to delivery.
  • You develop the performance and skill of your supplier.


  • Proactive and able to plan ahead, you ensure that production meets needs in spite of seasonal fluctuations or for other reasons.
  • You are committed to answering production needs within established deadlines.
  • You are organized and produce in an optimal way.
  • You communicate easily and transmit information to your supplier in a smooth and simple manner.
  • Since you don’t give up easily, you obtain for your supplier a maximum production capacity.
  • You are thorough and able to analyze well; you interpret numerical data in a reliable and efficient way.
  • Because you are eager to please and enjoy sports, you are able to make the extra effort to find solutions. Your practicality and vitality enable you to reach your objectives.
  • You must speak good English.

Oxylane is a French company and a market leader in sporting goods. The first “Decathlon product” is born in 1986. Today, we have 26 production offices in 22 countries.

Oxylane employs over 60,000 people worldwide and generated an income of 7 billion Euros in 2013.

Oxylane controls the entire product development chain: R&D, design, production, logistics and sales. All these activities have common purpose:

Make the pleasure and benefits of sport accessible to all.

The main brand store of Oxylane, Decathlon, provides to customers 65 sports under one roof, promoting the well-being of life and distribute our 20 “Passion Brands” (B’Twin, Domyos, Quechua, Tribord, etc.) created together with our production teams. It also distributes major international brand products.

You want to grow in an international and multicultural environment? You want a job with responsibilities and challenges?

You want to find good opportunities? Join us!

Send your application before September 30, 2014 to

RSC Teacher Training Scholarships

Think you have the potential to become an exceptional chemistry teacher? Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for a teacher training scholarship worth £25,000. The final deadline for applications has been extended to 27 July 2014.

About the scholarships

Run in partnership with the Department for Education, the Royal Society of Chemistry will be awarding 180 scholarships for the 2014/15 training year to individuals who are passionate about teaching chemistry. As well as a £25,000 bursary, scholars will receive a support package, including free membership for two years. Find out more.

NBG Traineeships through Erasmus+ Program

National Bank of Greece, consistent to its commitment to invest in human capital, offers various internship placements through Erasmus+ Program. Through the afore-mentioned Program, students/ trainees receive an EU – Erasmus grant as a contribution to their costs for travel and subsistence during the period of traineeship abroad and insurance against the risks linked to their participation in the Program (travel insurance, third party liability, accident, serious illness etc). Additional to the Program’s grant, NBG offers a monthly payment.
Erasmus+ internship placements are designed to enhance employability and improve the career prospects of the participating students, notably via contributing to professional skills development and providing working experience, linked to their professional profile
ALL the Traineeships of National Bank of Greece through Erasmus+ Programme has been prolonged for 1 month – new deadline Thursday 31st July 2014
See website for further details