Available now – grad scheme directories

These are good for identifying some, larger organisations interested in recruiting physicists. Not all employers advertise this way though so if you don’t find what you are looking for, don’t worry. There are different strategies you can use.
Start with our advice on finding graduate jobs.

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Times Top 100, Prospects Student Career Guide and Guardian Top 300 – all shiny, appealing and ready for you to pick up at the Careers Service – so which one to choose?

for-blogTimes Top 100: Over 18,000 final year students were asked “which employer do you think offers the best opportunities for graduates?” The 100 organisations most frequently mentioned make up this listing. Whether through the perceived quality of their training programmes, the business success that they enjoy, the scale of their graduate recruitment, or by the impression that their on-campus promotions have made – these are the employers who seemed most attractive to the students surveyed. Not a light read, and heavy on the statistics – a business-like approach.

Guardian Top 300 – three times as many employers feature, and they’re selected on the basis of a massive 52,000 responses to a student survey. This title presents…

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UK management consultancy sector set for another year of growth

A quick search on LinkedIn showed that a number of Edinburgh physics graduates are now working in management consultancy/professional services. Interesting profiles include: Elaine Goode at Actica (currently recruiting), Oliver Proctor at Accenture and Thomas Crewther who graduated with a three year ordinary degree and following some interesting work experiences is now a Senior Consultant at EY.

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Thanks to my colleague Kayleigh McGarry for this blog post giving an update on the consulting sector following the publication of Top Consultant’s annual management consultancy recruitment report; essential reading for any of you who are thinking about entering this competitive sector – Rebecca

Top-Consultant.com have published their annual Management Consultancy
Recruitment Channel Report 2016, which is based on a survey of 1000 UK consulting recruiters, and focuses on the trends in recruitment and retention within the industry.

The report indicates that there is confidence from management consultancy recruiters that 2016 will bring another year of strong growth, building on the 8.2% growth in 2015 reported by Source Global Research.  Other key findings from the report include:

  • 89% of consulting employers report that they are looking to hire staff in 2016 at least as fast as they did last year
  • Staff attrition rates are increasing
  • IT & Technology…

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