“There are eight towns and cities in the country where the games industry generates over £60m in GVA into the local economy (Edinburgh, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Leamington Spa, Crawley and Horsham, Manchester, Guildford, Slough and Heathrow, and London). 55% of game development jobs in the UK are based outside of London and the South East, according to a new regional economic impact report released by the video games and interactive entertainment industry trade body Ukie. “
Dundee comes in at number 10. While Edinburgh’s position may be boosted by the juggernaut that is Rockstar North, there are some other local industry “players” to be aware of who will be coming to our Careers in Tech & Data Fair on 12 February
We have a new gaming company coming – Mooncollider – based in Edinburgh and Codeplay who work with the games industry. Sumdog are also attending and, as well as EdTech, who could be described as gamified education. If you are interested in computer gaming, talk to companies like Fanduel about their fantasy sports business.
Other exhibitors cover AI/Machine Learning, Space & Satellites, Agritech, Cyber Security, Fintech, Marketing and Advertising, MedTech, Tourism and much more.
Over 50% are recruiting from any discipline. Around 50% are SMEs Around 90% have graduate roles. Around 60% have other paid work experience
The NHS are currently recruiting an Information Analyst role. It’s a great opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a difference to people’s lives.
The Information Services Division (ISD) of NHS National Services Scotland has over 40 years’ experience of supporting NHS Scotland to deliver better health outcomes: better data means better lives. We are the largest employer of information staff in Scotland. We work with clinicians, health and social care practitioners, managers, researchers and others across the wider public service and beyond.
ISD is an authoritative source of Scottish national healthcare statistics. As an experienced healthcare, and more recently social care, partner; ISD is uniquely positioned to provide support in information design, development and application to enhance decisions about healthcare and ultimately improve Scotland’s health.
We offer a wide range of high quality, high value consultancy services and products tailored specifically to Scottish health needs. These range from provision of interpretation, advice, training and support on new and existing data collections and their application, through to direct access for authorised information analysts and researchers to our key national datasets.
For details of job and an information pack, visit the website
Deloitte are coming to Kings Buildings on 29th October 2pm to talk about the type of work they do in this area (using data and other methods to help assess and mitigate risks for clients) as well as the job opportunities that they have available.
Arup are a UK-based, global consulting firm of consulting
engineers (think Goldman Sachs of engineering!). Famously they turned the
architects vision of the Sydney Opera House into reality alongside many
other famous projects (Scottish Parliament, Coventry Cathederal, Barbican
Centre, London Eye, Angel of the North, Millennium Bridge, Pompidou Centre,
City of Manchester Stadium etc…)
Graduate vacancies are open now, due to close around 15th November. They offer summer placements too. (Be aware, in our experience, they are quite slow at getting back to students, so be patient)
Some offices are easier to fill than others. London is popular; apparently Bristol much less so and Whitehaven (nuclear industry) can be a challenge, so students could be strategic!
…but choice of office is a partly determined by the role as not all offices have every role.
Arup like our students!
Ove Arup (founder) gave his “Key Speech” in 1970, but it still guides the values of the company and students should be aware of it and have read over it.
They recruit from a surprisingly wide number of UoE subjects: (e.g) Acoustics, Animation, Archaeology, Business Studies, Chemistry, Criminology, Ecology, Engineering (all disciplines), Enviro Science, IT/Informatics, Maths, Physics, Psychology, Public Health, Social Policy, Zoology… and others! Go to https://careers.arup.com/earlycareers/ and scroll down to Filter vacancies by subject.
In some subjects/offices they will sponsor international students, but it depends on the competition and the student.
Arup sent us the following email yesterday…
I was hoping you may be able to make your students aware of an online chat platform that we’re using at Arup this year as part of our graduate scheme and placement (summer and industrial) application process.
Every Tuesday and Thursday between 13:30 – 15:00 we will be hosting 1 to 1 live chats for students who are interested in finding out more about Arup, application processes, current projects, whatever they can think of! They will be connected to a member of our Early Careers team and will be able to chat to them on a 1 to 1 basis allowing our team to focus their complete attention on each individual student and also discuss an sensitive matters.
Students can sign up to the sessions using the following links: