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Careers Service

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Whether you’re looking for a part-time job while you study, wondering what career would suit you, or want to improve your transferable skills, OBC’s Careers Service can help.

We work with various job agencies to provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills – from part-time work and work placements to volunteering, networking events and graduate opportunities.

How We Can Help?

We offer a range of services, guidance and advice on all things careers and employability related, with full details to be found among the Careers and employability pages.

Here are some examples of the areas we can help you with:

  • Choosing a career path
  • Finding volunteering opportunities
  • Looking for jobs, including part-time work on campus
  • Finding work experience and placements
  • Writing CVs and drafting job applications
  • Preparing for interviews and psychometric tests
  • Getting mentoring
  • Attending careers fairs, networking sessions and other events

One-to-One Guidance and Advice

We offer 20-minute consultations with a Careers Consultant which give you the opportunity to obtain feedback and advice on CVs, application forms, interviews and other career concerns.

After you graduate

When you graduate, you can keep accessing our services, support and resources for a further three years, these include:

  • career guidance
  • advice on CVs and applications, and interview coaching
  • employer presentations and workshops
  • free careers information booklets

For more information email: welfare.officer@oxfordbusinesscollege.ac.uk

Internships

OBC’s Careers Service also helps you to find a right internship opportunity for you.

An internship, sometimes called work placement is a short period of work experience; usually, less than a year and mostly 3 to 6 months, offered to students or fresh graduates by vast range organisations, public, private and non-profit organisations.Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) also offer internships to students but mostly are unpaid and are not always advertised.In the UK, the most common is the summer internship and offered by many organisations.

The following companies provide internship for students:

List of UK Companies with Internship Opportunities
S.NO Company
1 Amazon UK and EU 

These internships are project-based educational opportunities intended to allow future managers to discover how Amazon lead and develop their teams of associates. Interns will learn how Amazon managers effectively engage their teams to realize their full potential, ensure their performance in order to fulfil their customers’ expectations, encourage a safe and productive environment, and more within large and complex fulfilment centres.

2 Microsoft

Build a strong foundation for your career by working on real-world projects using our cutting-edge technologies. Make valuable connections and have lots of fun along the way!

3 Arm 

Founded by a dozen engineers working from a converted barn in Cambridge 30 years ago, we have grown to over 7000 employees in offices across the globe and aim to power a trillion IoT devices by 2035.We hire Part-Time Undergraduates in the UK every year (traditionally known as “interns”) where you’ll get a permanent contract whilst still at university.

HSBC 

An internship at HSBC will give you first-hand experience of what it’s like to work for a global bank. We’re looking for the future talent of our business – people with ambition who are motivated to develop their skills in a fast-paced environment.

5 Bank of England 

We offer paid internships to university students in their first and penultimate year and to those about to start their postgraduate study.

6 P&G 

Doing an internship at P&G is one of the key ways we recruit talent into P&G. Many of our senior leaders started as interns and it’s the way we build our talent pipeline of the future. We offer internships over summer ranging from 6-12 weeks as well as 6 and 12 month placements

7 MTM London

We run an on-going paid internship programme at MTM, based in Covent Garden. Interns typically join us for 2-4 weeks. There is the possibility of extending this internship.

8 Nestle

A 10-week Nestlé Internship is a fantastic chance to gain hands-on experience and explore a function during the summer before your final year of university. Find out more about our different functional internships below.

9 Unilever

Get a head start on your career with real-life work experience in one of our three placement programmes. You’ll be part of a team coming together to better our business and the world around you. For high performers on our Summer & Industrial Placement Programmes we may offer a number of fast-track opportunities to the final stage of the selection process for the Unilever Future Leaders Programme.

10 Barclays

To get a sense of what it’s like to work here, experience it for yourself. Our internships will immerse you in our work, culture and business. You’ll learn from our people, while working on live projects and real business challenges

The following resources also provide information on Internship.

Prospects

Student job

Target jobs

Rate my placement

e4s

Placement-UK

UCAS

Internwise

BUNAC

Bright Network

Graduate Jobs

Becoming a graduate with a university degree is an exciting part of your life but the next crucial step is to find a graduate job. A common question many new graduates may ask is, “what is a graduate job?” A layman understanding of a graduate job is that job which you start after graduating, without a graduation you are not eligible for that job.

According to the Office of National Statistics and University of Warwick, a graduate job is defined as those occupations identified that “normally require knowledge and skills developed on a three-year university degree to enable them to perform the associated tasks competently”.

The following resources provide information on graduate jobs.

Jobs Graduate

Prospects

Graduate Jobs

Target Jobs

Give a grad a go

Grad Jobs

Career Fairs

OBC Careers Service strongly recommends students to attend career fairs, as these are the opportunities for both employees and employers to meet and discuss each other requirements informally.  The career fairs provide the opportunity for employers to find the best employee and vice versa.

The following resources provide information on career fairs.

The UK Careers Fair

Online Career fairs

Jobs fair

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