Event: Level 6 Graduate Job-Hunting Events

2015 Graduate Events Information

DegreePlus Student Engagement Officer, Catherine Hamblin just sent this through for Level 6 students:

I just wanted to drop you a quick email to let you know that DegreePlus are currently advertising two graduate-focused events for our final year students to book onto.

The first is a Pop-up Graduate Recruitment Event on Thursday 29th October at Park Campus, 11am – 1pm – click on the link to read more on the DegreePlus Portal.  Employer details will be updated as and when employers confirm their attendance, and there will be a mixture of business areas there.

The second is the National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition 2015 on Friday 6th November in the NEC, Birmingham, 11am – 4pm – follow the link for further details.  We are running a bus from Park Campus to take any student who would like to go, they just need to book their space on the coach as per the booking instructions.  Seats cost £8 to book but this will be reimbursed by the Event organisers.  Details of exhibitors is on the website for students to decide if this will be relevant for them.

Login to the DegreePlus Portal now to book!

Job: eTech Junior Developer


eTech are looking for a Junior Software Developer will work alongside experienced developers on the following tasks.

  • Design applications from start to finish; tasks include coding, testing, debugging, documenting and installing applications
  • Design and implement feasible solutions to satisfy user needs
  • Personal participation in professional development and training programs
  • May perform one or more of the following: Plans, designs, develops and tests software systems or applications for software enhancements and new products.
  • Analyses, programs, and modifies software enhancements and/or new products used in local, networked, or Internet-related computer programs.
  • Using current programming languages and technologies, writes code, and performs testing and debugging of applications.
  • Designs web pages, including graphics, animation, and functionality; develops infrastructure and applications related to pages.
  • May make hardware or software purchasing recommendations regarding web development.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Refer to the attached document for further information on the job role. If you are interested, please contact Rebecca Abbott, HR Manager at rebeccaabbott@etech.net or telephone: 0333 123 1414.

Student Unity Developer – Opportunity to work in games industry


Small independent game studio, inkFish Design, based in North London area and are working on a number of exciting projects including a next-gen title called EON WAR developed in Unity.

We need a Unity developer to move the project forward and we can offer one of your prospective graduates a vital first step into the video-games industry, introductions to a high-profile games studio (whom we work in partnership with) along with a wealth of games industry experience to help kickstart their career.

If this is of interest to you and your students please can you make the necessary arrangements to put us in touch with one another.

If you are interested in the post – please talk to one of the lecturers or contact Mario Kolovos from inkFish Design.

Red Bull Internship

Red Bull

Red Bull are looking for dynamic and highly capable Field Sales interns to join their team of Strikers across the UK. Your main focus will be to increase distribution of Red Bull by hitting the streets and by building relationships with key accounts. You will be required to develop tactical strategies that will allow you to win in outlet and get your internship off to a flying start!

We will provide you with the World Class tools and Training you’ll need to make your internship with us a success, your contribution to our team will allow us to reach our goal of becoming the UKs number 1 Energy drink!

In 1987, Red Bull not only launched a completely new product, it created and has led ever since a whole new product category, Energy Drinks. Nowadays Red Bull employs more than 9000 people in over 165 countries, selling over 5 billion cans a year. The World of Red Bull provides the forum for you to use your talent and passion, to develop yourself and make an impact. Find out why we’re different.

Ensuring that Red Bull is available to everyone that loves us is really important to us which is one of the reasons why we are looking for Field Sales Interns. As a Field Sales Intern, you will be based strategically in areas with a high density of Red Bull consumers, which will allow you to get off to a flying start, by targeting our key accounts and maximising the potential of promotions and events.

For more information about the internship – http://jobs.redbull.com/sg/en-GB/london-field-sales-summer-internship-016552


Graduate Digital Designer – Permanent Role at Superdry, Cheltenham

Superdry Careers

Chris Willis from SuperGroup.Plc has a job offer currently advertised:

I am getting in touch as we are currently recruiting for a Graduate Digital Designer to join our successful eCommerce design team.

After having had a look at your course directory, I can see that this role would appeal to students currently taking the following courses…

Visual Communication BA

Graphic Design BA

Multimedia Web Design BSc

Games Web and Apps Design Bsc

More information on this role can be found here…


The job is definitely ideal for students who are about to graduate and are looking to build upon their qualification with a suitable job in a fast paced and dynamic organisation.

I would be most grateful if you could forward this on to the relevant course directors.

Students can apply for the role by sending their CV and a portfolio (or a link if its online) to our Digital Design Manager, Naomi Lesniewska.

Thanks for your time.


Digital Design Assistant

Job: Nerv looking for summer interns


Ex-graduate Jon Munson (Multimedia Web Design) from Nerv are looking to run some summer internships. They are currently looking for some back-end developers to work on client projects, and gain some experience working alongside their team. If there are any students who may be interested, please contact Jon using the information below.

Nerv Jon Munson

Graduate Job-Hunting Event at Park on Thursday 22nd May

Are you just about to graduate with a degree in Computing/ICT/Business? If so, book right now for the . gradhuntingbutton

We have a number of local employers who will be attending this event to recruit graduates with your skill set. Come along and see what they have to offer and you may walk away with a job! This happened to one of our graduates last year, who was offered a job with Blueberry Systems. This company are returning to the event this year to scout for more local talent…so to make sure of your chance to meet them and other graduate recruiters, book your place at http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-gloucestershire-graduate-job-hunting-event-tickets-10972203155?aff=eorg

What is Blueberry?

Blueberry is an established software development business. Our HQ is in Birmingham, but our Cheltenham office is rapidly expanding and focuses on delivering bespoke software solutions and support for a very wide range of customers from the NHS to SMEs. We develop cloud-based, desktop and mobile systems with most of our software development carried out by our teams based in Eastern Europe, but our UK team manages all customer projects, creates specifications, test and quality assures the software. We are a very flexible and exciting business to work for with real career progression opportunities.

Who are we interested in?

Our interest is in IT or IT & business courses.


Want to know what it’s like to go on Placement?

Multimedia Web Design Student, John Evans has come up with a creative take on his experience so far on Placement!

Check it out below:

John Evans - Athena Web Design

Job: Placement opportunity at Superdry


Jo Evans, Degreeplus Manager and Lucie Perez, Placements Coordinator, visited Superdry recently and they are piloting their new summer placement scheme which they want us to promote. They are putting it out to other Universities but really want to work with UoG as their local university.

As it’s a paid summer placement it is suitable for all year groups including postgraduate students.

Placements are in: Finance, Marketing, IT & HR

For more details – check the following flyer:

Superdry Flyer

Job: Offgrid Energy

Offgrid Energy Logo

Software Development / KEEN Affiliate Fixed term 12 months

Salary Circa £24,000 per annum

An enthusiastic, innovative and self-motivated person is required for a Knowledge Transfer project between Off-Grid Energy Ltd and Coventry University

For more information, please refer to the following documents: Role Information and Job Description

Job: Codemasters recruiting for lots of positions!


Codemasters are currently recruiting for a range of jobs! Check out all the job titles here!

Jobs: Rockstar North advertising 13 jobs!

Rockstar Games

The University of Gloucestershire Opportunities web site has collated some fantastic jobs from Rockstar North.

Follow the instructions below as quoted by them:

Rockstar North, developer of the genre-defining Grand Theft Auto series, are currently advertising 13, mainly programming, positions on our website – register with UGO (University of Gloucestershire Opportunities) at http://ugo.prospects.ac.uk for further details and to apply!

Placement Briefings – your attendance is required!


A message from the placement team!

Hello level 5 returners welcome back!

According to our current information you are all on courses which give you the option to take a 12 month placement after level 5.  The placement is an important and valuable opportunity and you have a great deal of support from the University Placement Team to help you secure an interesting and exciting placement.

To kick off your placement search we have put together a series of three briefings where we can introduce ourselves and give you all the information you need to get started.  You have two opportunities to come to each briefing.

Briefing 1 – Placements Overview

Tuesday 1st October 11.15am – 12.15pm, room TC007


Friday 4th October 11.15am – 12.15pm, room TC007

Briefing 2 – Opportunity Knocks and Social Networking

Tuesday 8th October 11.15am – 12.15pm, room TC007


Friday 11th October 11.15am – 12.15pm, room TC007

Briefing 3 – CV & Recruitment Refresher

Tuesday 15th October 11.15am – 12.15pm, room TC007


Friday 18th October 11.15am – 12.15pm, room TC007

It is very important that you attend these briefings to maximise your chances of securing something good.   A good placement is one of the experiences that will differentiate you from other graduates in the future and will greatly increase your chances of gaining a good graduate job.

Hope to see you all there.

The Placement Team

Event: Do you have a passion for Innovation and Technology?

The IT & Technology Graduate Careers Fair

The IT and Technology Graduate Fair
Canary Wharf, London
2nd October 2013

If you have a passion for innovation and technology and expecting to graduate with a 2:1 or above, a Masters or a PHD then this is definitely the event for you.

Offering internships, placements and careers, this event is for both technical and non-technical roles. There is a seminar programme and exhibitors include HSBC, Cisco, Sky, Virgin Media, EMC, Bank of England, ASOS, Cap Gemini and many more.

Register for fast track entry at www.itgraduatefair.co.uk

Job: Dyson Ltd


The Database Administration team at Dyson have a vacancy for a Junior Database Administrator. They are looking to offer the right Computing-related undergraduate, the chance to secure the role.

The role as advertised on the Dyson web site asks for previous experience but this is not essential.  Matthew Bainton – the team leader – values aptitude and potential as much as hands on experience.  For more information, visit the official advert here: http://www.careers.dyson.com/jobs/job.aspx?id=4106

Job: Rancon need Flash App Developers and Unity Developers


Alumni graduate student Matt Murton works for Rancon and is looking for some recruits for an ideal position in app. development.

The candidates should have experience in Flash AS3, any server-side scripting language and ideally Unity – in other words – everything we cover on the Interactive Games Design courses at the University of Gloucestershire!

For more information – please contact Matt Murton at matt@rancon.co.uk

Alternatively you can find more details about the position here and contact them via their web site: http://www.rancon.co.uk/permanent/.

An extract of the job at hand:

This is an amazing opportunity to join our expanding team and help us build some great apps for international clients.

Our production HQ is in the centre of sunny Cheltenham, surrounded by the Cotswolds.

We’re looking for either a best-in-year graduate or a Junior developer with a strong portfolio of work and a thirst for knowledge to learn from our incredible team.

BCS web app by Jon Munson (L6 MWD)

BCSwebapp1 BCSwebapp2

Promoting ECDL on the go  

BCS has launched a mobile and tablet friendly site to give users the low-down on the ECDL qualification.

Just check out the QR code or browse the website.

Help Gloucester’s Chinese Community to create multimedia (and get paid!)

Xiaoling Hu has an interesting project involving working with younger members of the Chinese Community in Gloucester to create multimedia with their phones – sounds a breeze and would add to your employability as you find out how to create and facilitate fun activities. They want to run 10 x 1hr sessions at £10 an hour.

Email: xhu@glos.ac.uk

Degreeplus website design internship – SportzBeat Festival 2013


Sportzbeat is a diverse Sport and Music Festival for all levels of participants from professional athletes to beginners. It is a cultural, environmentally friendly and community based event helping to promote the City of Gloucester.  The event is set to take place at Plock Court Tennis Centre on the weekend of June 21st – 23rd.

Be involved with a team creating digital media marketing website for this event AND get a Degreeplus employability award. Download the details:  Degreeplus-Internship-Website Design.

Thinking of going on Placement?

Click below to check out some of the companies our past and current students have gone to work for!

Thinking of going on Placement?

Navigate your way to the official Placements Office web site for more information.