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Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award 2018

Posted on behalf of Haymarket Media. Blogged by Elleanor Thornton on 05/07/2018.

Aged between 17 and 25 and want to kick-start your career in the automotive industry?

Come up with a problem-solving idea or innovation that will improve the UK automotive business and you could win £8,000 plus a five-month work experience placement at Horiba Mira, Jaguar Land Rover, McLaren Automotive, Nissan and Toyota.

How to enter

Describe an idea or innovation that would improve the UK automotive business. The idea should fall into one of five categories – Mobility, Connectivity, Sustainability, Customer Experience, or Marketing and Communications – and it could focus on any area of the automotive business, from concept through to the sales showroom, car ownership and the aftermarket.

The deadline for entries is 17:00 on Friday, 31 August 2018.

Visit the website and enter today.

Terms and conditions apply. See website for details.

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Interested in Advertising, Marketing and Creative Careers? Apply to the Daniel Marks Planning Academy 2018

Posted on behalf of Daniel Marks. Blogged by Lara Hayward on 04/07/2018.


Daniel Marks is a leader in advertising recruitment and we are keen to help our clients develop and nurture the next generation of strategic thinkers. We recognise that it is incredibly hard for young planners to get a start in the industry. The Daniel Marks Planning Academy represents a unique opportunity to get your foot through the door at some of the best creative advertising agencies in the world.

We are looking for people who are not afraid to challenge themselves and lend their unique vision to some of the most exciting agencies in London.

Successful applicants will receive mentoring, support and a potential permanent job opportunity as a Junior Planner at a leading creative agency in London. Applicants may be recent graduates, junior account handlers or simply have an inquisitive and curious mind looking for a career of influence.


  • 8 May 2018 – Entry Application Open
  • 8 September 2018 – Application Deadline for Submissions
  • 20 September 2018 – Roundtable Judging Event at the Daniel Marks London offices


All the applicant needs to do is to submit their response in answering a strategic brief. We present their work for them to a panel of Judges who are all Chief Strategy Officers at top Creative Agencies in London with a view to offering mentorship, paid internships or even a full-time job up to £25K as a Junior Planner.

Further details on the Planning Academy initiative and how to apply can be found at

If you have any further questions please contact or tweet us @teamdanielmarks using #PlanningAcademy.

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Government Legal Service’s Legal Trainee Scheme APPLY NOW

Blogged by Abby Evans on 03/07/2018.

The Government Legal Department provides legal services to the majority of central government departments, undertakes parliamentary advisory work, provides litigation and commercial legal expertise to the government and has one of the largest employment law practices in the UK.

Their Legal Trainee Scheme offers training contracts and pupillages. The short application window is now open and closes on 27 July 2018 for training contracted and pupillages beginning in 2020.

75 legal trainee places are offered with the Government Legal Department (GLD) including the Commercial Law Group, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA).

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Diversity opportunities for this summer and beyond

Posted on behalf of EmployAbility. Blogged by Polly Metcalfe on 29/06/2018.

It’s not too late to still get a placement through us for this summer and we’ve also got some new events coming up.

Vacancy of the Month

We are delighted to be working with a new employer called Acuris. They are looking for an Equity Capital Markets/Private Equity Intern to start in July for 10-12 weeks. This is a truly exciting opportunity, and for those of you looking to gain an internship this summer, this is your chance! You will have the opportunity to gain some fantastic experience with this great firm. We highly recommend you apply as soon as possible to this great internship opportunity.


Ahead of the next recruitment cycle we’re running two interview skills workshops with Goldman Sachs, one specifically on Investment Banking and one with more general tips, so do sign up as places are going fast. These workshops provide invaluable advice and information to help you gain the job you’re looking for.

Insight Day Events

We have just opened applications for the following Insight Day events taking place this coming autumn 2018.

These events will provide you with the unique opportunity to gain a genuine insight into the company. You will be welcomed to the firm’s offices, have an opportunity to meet their representatives, find out about the different business areas and opportunities available, provided with tips and advice on how to succeed in the recruitment process, and hear from those who work there and manage their disabilities in the workplace. So, please do apply to our fantastic Insight Days.

And don’t forget we’ve still got full time, graduate opportunities with Google and KPMG. All our vacancies and events are below but as ever if you have any queries or want to know more about how we can help, please do get in touch.

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Banking event for first year females

Posted on behalf of FreshLook. Blogged by Polly Metcalfe on 29/06/2018.
FreshLook is an inter-bank event designed to introduce first year female-identifying university students to careers in investment banking (or second years if on a four year course).

At this event, students will have the opportunity to engage with representatives from 8 globally renowned banks, and through informative presentations, panel discussions and networking, students will discover what it’s really like to work in the City – and to ask any questions they might have about one of the most demanding and rewarding careers around. This is an excellent opportunity for students of any discipline who might not have considered a career in investment banking before, as well as for those who are keen on seeking out summer internships in the sector.

Participating banks include: Citibank, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, J.P Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Nomura and RBC. Representatives and recruiters from all of these banks will be present on the day.

When: Tuesday, 24 July, 15:00 – 19:00

Where: The exact location will be revealed upon successful completion of the application process – students need to register by sending a CV and Cover Letter through the event website.
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