Curious? On Thursday 9th May, Kara Owen, Director, Americas at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) will be giving insights and advice for those interested in working for the FCO. Her profile can be found here.
To book in to the event, visit MyCareerHub
We are now advertising the Employ.ed in an SME summer internships on MyCareerHub until 7th April!
26 internships are currently live with a couple still to come. All are paid at the actual living wage or more (£9 p/h or £10.55 for London).
You can see the full details, including a list of internships and the eligibility criteria here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/careers/looking-for-work/internships/employed/employed-in-an-sme
The programme is open to all years of UG study and there are also a couple of part time roles PG students can apply to.
The School of Physics & Astronomy is running its Career Development Summer Scholarships programme again. Details here
There are a numbers of funded industry and academic projects available to students in years 3 and 4.
Closing date is March 4th. There is some great feedback from students who did projects last year including:
“After the 6 week placement, I was kept on as an employee. During my time at Bright Ascension, I learned a lot about programming, intellectual property, starting a business and different business models, methods of workplace motivation, workplace responsibilities, the space industry, professional report writing, giving presentations, communicating with investors, and much more.”
“I found the experience (at the Institute for Astronomy) really rewarding as it allowed me to work with new people and improve my programming skills. It was good to do something completely different from what we do at university and to work on unsolved problems.”
Here is a chance to challenge your thinking on what a career in tech looks like. It is an easy way to get to a range of organisations offering work experience and graduate roles related to tech. There will be Over 50 employers with internships and graduate opportunities and some interesting talks including:
How is tech changing roles across industries? – Speakers will share fantastic examples of how tech is changing industries you might not traditionally think of as tech – agriculture, energy and medicine.
Open to students from all year groups – around half of the 50 + organisations attending will be recruiting students from any discipline, so don’t rule yourself out. They want physics & astronomy students!
It doesn’t matter what stage you are at in your course or in planning your career, you can come along to this fair and find out about options for your future. Find out more here
The National Student Space Conference is to be held in Scotland for the first time. Taking place on 2 and 3 March in Edinburgh, the event will include companies involved in planned spaceports in Sutherland and Shetland.
This event (co-ordinated this year by Lewis Lappin, the conference’s local co-ordinator and a past president of the university’s Physics and Astronomy Society) has proved so popular it has sold out although they are seeing if more tickets can be released. Even if you can’t go, it’s a good idea to look and see:
- who the speakers are and where from (good contacts and/or potential employers)
- who the sponsors are (potential employers!)
Details of speakers, sponsors and companies are here
Representatives from US aeronautics giant Lockheed Martin and Edinburgh-based space launch company Skyrora plus Airbus will be there and they are all on MyCareerHub so they are already interested in our students and graduates
Lewis Lappin said:
“I am really excited to be bringing the National Student Space Conference to Edinburgh.
“With a booming industry and plenty of world class research right on our door steps, it is an amazing time to be interested in the space industry.
“I hope this event will help inspire and educate fellow students about the careers opportunities in the space sector.”