CV360 – Your CV Feedback Friend

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You’ve written your CV in readiness to apply for a role. It’s a masterpiece! Best to get it checked over by Careers+Placements first though… *Log-in to Aston Futures to book an appointment*… Oh, there aren’t any available right now. What should you do? Don’t worry, we have a brilliant new tool called CV360 that can provide you with instant feedback on your CV. It’s a really clever resource that scores your CV against over 50 checks that commonly can make or break a candidates recruitment chances. You’ll get useful and detailed feedback that can then be implemented to help optimise … Read More

Careers+Placements support you can access as a recent graduate

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The time has come for you to fly the Aston nest *wipes away tears*. We don’t know where the last few years have gone either. However, the good news is that this doesn’t have to be goodbye, because you can still access our services for the next three years (woohoo!). Take a look at how we can continue to support you during the next stage of your journey. Get up close and personal with our Careers Graduate Team Who are those guys, we hear you ask? Well, our dedicated Careers Graduate Team are part of Careers+Placements and they will be … Read More

Graduate in Focus: Harriet Main

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Full name: Harriet Main Degree title: BSc Politics and Sociology Year of graduation: 2018 Name of the organisation where you work: Houses of Parliament Job title: Parliamentary Assistant What does a typical day in your job look like? My typical day is so varied depending on Parliamentary business of the day. However, on a daily basis I will usually make sure that my boss’ diary is up-to-date, organise meetings and events, and attend meetings with my boss. I also respond to constituent enquiries by telephone, email and letter. What has been the highlight of your job so far? I have … Read More

Graduate in Focus: Laura Cramp

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Full name: Laura Cramp Degree title: BSc Translation Studies with French & German Year of graduation: 2013 Name of the organisation where you work: TransPerfect Job title: Department Manager What does a typical day in your job look like? I came into the company six years ago at the entry-level role of a Project Coordinator within the Life Sciences department. I was responsible for managing and coordinating the completion of all language projects from communicating with sales and linguists, to analysing budgets in a fast-paced environment. I worked for the past six years to manage a team of 12 people … Read More

Graduate in Focus: Dimi Olagoke

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Full name: Dimimuoluwa (Dimi) OlagokeDegree title: BSc Computing for BusinessYear of graduation: 2018Name of the organisation where you work: PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC)Job title: Priority Accounts Coordinator What does a typical day in your job look like? A typical day in the office involves working to support the development and implementation of the firm’s market strategy, ensuring that all the key milestones and deliverables are delivered to a high standard. I develop a pipeline of content which is utilised across the firm bringing various insights into the yearly cycle; collaborating with the wider Sales and marketing team to build revenue growth. What … Read More

Graduate in Focus: Jordan Carlton

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Name: Jordan Carlton Job title: Business Operations (Graduate Scheme) Employer: Atos Location: Crewe Degree studied: BSc Economics & Management at Aston University Aston University Experience I was at Aston University from 2014 to 2018 and studying BSc Economics & Management. The course was thoroughly enjoyable and challenging at times, however, It allowed me to develop important skills that I use regularly in my work on the graduate scheme at Atos. The most valuable part of the course was the year in industry where I completed a 12-month placement for Atos in Nottingham.  This year was a great opportunity to live and work in a … Read More

Graduate in Focus: Jessica Metcalfe

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Full name: Jessica Metcalfe Degree title: BSc International Relations and English Language Year of graduation: 2017 Name of the organisation where you work: Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils Job title: Communications Business Partner What does a typical day in your job look like? This is a difficult question when you work in communications! With any comms role, you’re constantly juggling corporate, political and media priorities within tight deadlines. On any given day I might have thought I’d be drafting out a communications plan or strategy, posting on social media and preparing a briefing for councillors, but that can change … Read More

Graduate in Focus: Kieran Portman

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Full name: Kieran Portman Degree title: Law (LLB) Year of graduation: 2018 Name of the organisation where you work: Rolls-Royce plc Job title: Commercial Graduate What does a typical day in your job look like? As I am on the Rolls-Royce commercial graduate scheme, my answer to this question can vary throughout each of my three rotations. Whilst I was with Civil Nuclear UK, I was performing the role of a commercial manager and every day was constantly spinning plates across a range of commercial issues – responding to various queries internally and externally, assisting in the preparation of contract … Read More

Graduate in Focus: Daniel Walsh

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Full name: Daniel WalshDegree title: Logistics with Supply Chain ManagementYear of graduation: 2018Name of the organisation where you work: BTJob title: Buyer, Procurement What does a typical day in your job look like? One day I could be negotiating a deal for a product or service, the next drawing up a contract, so the job is quite varied. However, typically my role involves talking to stakeholders to understand the needs of business and to source the right goods and services from the right suppliers. I am also required to negotiate with potential suppliers in order to get the best deal … Read More

Graduate in Focus: Amy Bloom

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Full name: Amy BloomDegree title: Chemical Engineering Meng (Hons)Year of graduation: 2018Name of the organisation where you work: SUEZ UK Job title: Business Improvement Specialist What does a typical day in your job look like? I’m not sure a typical day exists…as with any job flexibility is key! Alongside engaging with account managers and customers to understand what waste materials are being produced and the problems they cause for disposal, I also work on internal Suez engineering projects. For both the former and the latter, we research solutions and develop tasks to move materials up the waste hierarchy! What has … Read More