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Second round for applications to the Micro-Internship Programme for Research Staff opens Tuesday 23 April!

Blogged by Polly nuttgens on 17/04/2019.

We have a selection of great opportunities that are still available through this new pilot scheme so there is a second opportunity to find an internship that’s right for you between Tuesday 23 April and Monday 29 April at 12 noon. Available placements include opportunities with the Institute for Historical Justice, The Nasio Trust, Morgan Sports Law and Keen Oxford among others.

Click here to see the full list of opportunities and apply from Tuesday 23 April.

Micro-internships are 2-5 day voluntary work experience placements facilitated by the University of Oxford. This programme is especially for research staff at grade 6 or above, who are currently on a fixed term contract at Oxford or who finished their fixed term contract in the past 12 months.

To apply you will need to register with CareerConnect if you have not done so already. Once you have found a micro-internship you wish to apply for, just follow the link alongside the opportunity and you will be directed to the relevant application page. For full details of the scheme visit our
Micro-Internships for Research Staff webpage.

If you have any questions, please contact research-internships@careers.ox.ac.uk.

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ICSA – Explore the role of Company Secretary

Blogged by Juliet Tomlinson on 17/04/2019.

ICSA, the Governance Institute has announced some fantastic opportunities for you to explore the career of a company secretary – everything from attending a company’s Annual General Meeting to Insight Days.

AGM Invitations

Through ICSA’s AGM invitation scheme, students and graduates are invited to sit in on the AGM of a high-profile UK organisation, giving you a rare insight into this cornerstone event in a company secretary’s calendar.

An essential experience for anyone considering a career in governance, participants will hear reports on the company’s performance and achievements, observe the election of the management committee, and witness any proposed changes to the company’s constitution.

2019 AGM dates include HSBC, Aviva and 3i Group plc. Visit the ICSA website to learn more and apply for a free place.

Insight Days

DMJ Insight Days supported by ICSA launched in September 2016 to raise the profile of the company secretarial profession amongst students and graduates.

Working with DMJ and innovative company secretarial teams, we set out to create new ways for people to experience the profession at a time of rising demand for company secretaries and governance professionals.

Since then, some of the UK’s leading companies have hosted events at their offices to showcase what being a company secretary entails.

2019 Insight Days include Barclays, BBC/Network Rail, J.P. Morgan, Rolls-Royce, the FA and more. Apply for your place today.

ICSA Open Evening – 8 May

Join ICSA in London on Wednesday 8 May to learn about the opportunities a career as a company secretary or governance professional can offer.

On the evening you will:

  • discover what company secretaries and governance professionals do;
  • meet practitioners from leading organisations such as Santander who will be speaking about their roles, career journeys, and sharing their top tips for entering the profession;
  • hear from a specialist recruiter about what employers are looking for in the next generation of trainees, your earning potential, and how to get your first role;
  • network with other students and graduates who are considering similar career paths and;
  • get a new professional headshot for your profile taken by our photographer.

The event takes place at ICSA: The Governance Institute, Saffron House, 6-10 Kirby Street, London, EC1N 8TS. Doors open at 18:00 for a 18:30 presentation, refreshments are served 19:30-20:30.

Places are limited so register now to discover how to get your governance career started with ICSA. Book you place here

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Start-up Visa Endorsement – apply now!

Blogged by Brianna Thompson on 16/04/2019.

All applications must be emailed to brianna.thompson@careers.ox.ac.uk by Friday 14 June at 12 noon.

If you have an idea for a business, have a venture currently in development, or are piloting a new concept, you may be eligible to apply for our endorsement under the Start-up Visa scheme, which allows non-EEA nationals to reside in the UK in order to develop their business.

Previously endorsed businesses have included:

  • Social enterprises and not-for-profits
  • Technology start-ups
  • Funding generation and investment organisations
  • Digital education tools
  • Energy research

The University of Oxford can endorse up to thirty applicants per year. Calls for applications are held four times a year. The next deadline for applications is Friday 14 June at 12 noon. Applications are now open, and you can apply by email to brianna.thompson@careers.ox.ac.uk

You can find more information and details of how to apply on our visas information page or on CareerConnect. Alternatively, you can sign up to our Start-up Visa mailing list.

Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place on Tuesday 25 June at the Careers Service (date and location are subject to change).

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Last Call for Applications – The Agency Trinity Term 2019

Blogged by Fiona Sinclair on 11/04/2019.

The Agency in Trinity Term 2019

The Agency offers you the chance to gain practical experience working within an environment similar to a traditional creative agency – with real client projects from local businesses, charities and community organisations.

You will be working in small teams of six over one academic term to find a creative solution to an intellectually challenging problem.

The Agency will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Develop application and assessment centre skills;
  • Increase commercial awareness by tackling strategic business issues and concerns;
  • Gain specialised skills for working in a creative agency;
  • Develop other key employability skills useful in any career such as self-management, team working, problem solving and communication;
  • Produce demonstrable examples of keys skills for your CV or for use in job/internship interviews;
  • Contribute to the local community and gain work experience.

Apply now

Applications for The Agency programme in Trinity 2019 will be closing date on 23 April (noon). APPLY HERE.

To find out more about the programme visit The Agency webpage, or email us on courses@careers.ox.ac.uk.

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Innovation in Genomics – Oxford, 1 May 2019

Posted on behalf of Innovation Forum Oxford. Blogged by Claire Chesworth on 09/04/2019.

When: Wednesday 1 May, 12:00 – 19:00
Where: John Radcliffe Hospital

Join Innovation Forum Oxford for the the Innovation in Genomics event, where you will have the opportunity to hear talks from start-up companies and academic researchers who are at the cutting edge of the field.

For further information and to register, please CLICK HERE.

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