COVID-19 impact on industry sectors

Part 1

Reliable predictions are not available to any of us right now but following our post back in March, we wanted to bring you the latest insights we’ve gleaned across a range of sectors to help you understand the context in which you are planning your future. LinkedIn are monitoring the effects on job postings in the UK and split industries into 3 categories; “responding”, “weathering” and “adversely impacted”. We’ve used these headings to show how different sectors have been affected in different ways. ” 

On our main Careers Service blog Inform.ed my colleague, Alison Parkinson, Employment Engagement Adviser,  has posted today’s blogplost, Part 1, looking at sectors which are weathering the storm.  

Space internships on offer now

Kathie Bowen from the UK Space Agency announced today:

There are lots of opportunities advertised on the SPIN website right now, calling for all sorts of different skills so please have a look.  There are also something like another 10 which will go up over the next month or so.

We, with the host organisations, are complying with government guidelines for remote working and social distancing and this is imposing its own constraints on what we can offer this year. 

We are being very flexible about timing and schedules around the intern and companies. All projects are prepared to at least start remotely and supervisors are putting good support programmes in place. I will be in regular contact with all interns as they begin and carry out their internships.

Our Induction day will be scheduled virtually and we are working around the developing guidelines to see how we can run our Showcase event

Its great to have something positive (and relatively) normal going on.

Really good news for students interested in space sector!

Find out more on the SPIN website

Internships for finalists available – apply now!

Through the Employ.ed in an SME internship programme the Careers Service is working with a number of small and medium sized organisations to offer exclusive summer internships to our students and recent graduates. There are two additional roles currently being advertised which we thought you might be interested in.

All internships are paid and are supported with match funding from Santander Universities. You must be in your final year to apply to Santander Funded internships.

Game Middleware Tester Intern – Mercuna

The aim of this internship will be to develop a test framework for Mercuna’s new AI vehicle and animal navigation software. Mercuna is currently developing a new cutting edge navigation middleware for the games industry.

Closing date: 23rd April

Apply now: https://www.hub.ed.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/677100

Computer Science Engineering Intern – Beta Bugs

You’ll be providing technical assistance and input within the colony, working with our Colony Manager to ensure that colony operations stay on track. This is a very important role since you’ll be assisting with building out the company’s internal operations and helping us develop great genetics.

Closing date: 26th April

Apply now: https://www.hub.ed.ac.uk/students/jobs/detail/677215

The Careers Service is operating remotely so we can still support you remotely with your application.

We hope you are well at the moment – we understand this is a challenging and uncertain time for everyone. We’re here to support you, and you can find answers to Frequently Asked Questions, including how to get in touch with us, here.

Internships and Work experience team

The Internships and Work Experience Team
employ.ed@ed.ac.uk

Space data in Edinburgh and getting involved

Kristina Tamane, Space and Satellites Business Developer announced that her work at at School of GeoSciences and Bayes Centre in terms of space has been increasing over the last few months – uniting the The University of Edinburgh in terms of our space research here. She is now able to share the landing page for our space activities across the University.

Space and satellites

The site has some great podcasts including Dr Murray Collins and journalist Kim McAllister revealing why Edinburgh is on course to become the space data capital of Europe. There are other podcasts on the applications of space data including agriculture from space and forests from space.

They also tell you how students can get involved.

Funded MRes+PhDs

The University of Cambridge EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment: Resilience in a Changing World (FIBE2) is focused on developing the next generation of infrastructure professionals who can tackle complex emerging challenges and enable better decision making in relation to existing and future infrastructure in the UK.

They seek graduates with backgrounds in engineering, or related subjects, including bio/chemical science, mathematics, computer science, data science, physics, project management, or similar discipline to apply for their 4-year MRes + PhD course in Future Infrastructure and Built Environment, for entry in October 2020.  They offer 12 fully funded studentships for UK/EU students or fees only for EU students living outside the UK. Recently qualified graduates may also be interested.

Closing date is 30th June 2020

More detail here and here

How physics is helping the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

A really interesting blog post from the Institute of Physics -credit to author Jon Cartwright

“Taken from the April 2020 issue of Physics World where it appeared under the title “Fighting a pandemic”.

The latest novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has reached pandemic status. While health workers and governments do their part, scientists are trying to understand the virus and develop vaccines and treatments. Jon Cartwright looks at how physics plays an important role in the fight.”

Physics World

Summer internships for students & graduates

Employ.ed in an SME – The Careers Service is working with a number of small and medium sized organisations to offer exclusive internships to our students and recent graduates. All internships are paid and some are supported with match funding from Santander Universities. If the internship is supported by Santander (details in advert), then the internship is only open to final year students and recent graduates.  

Internships are being advertised on MyCareerHub from 25th March – 7th April .  

Find out more here  

#Employ.edinanSME #ExperienceWorks #SantanderUniUK 

Covid-19 statement 

The Careers Service is continuing to operate a service and deliver this programme during the Coronavirus pandemic. We’re doing this remotely, in line with University and Government guidelines and in the interests of your health and safety.     

We understand that the coronavirus (covid-19) pandemic is causing a lot of global uncertainty and the situation is constantly and rapidly changing.  You might be unsure about making an application at this time, however the organisations advertising through the programme currently have every intention of hiring for their internship. However, as you can understand the situation is unpredictable and it is possible that this will have an impact as the recruitment process progresses through these uncertain times. For example, you might have a virtual interview and/or internship, or the organisation might need to postpone the start date or cancel an internship before hiring.   

The Careers Service and the organisations you apply to will keep you updated as far as we can.  

Careers Service Covid -19 information: https://www.ed.ac.uk/careers/about-us/coronavirus-faqs 

University Covid 19 updates: https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19