2 Gradireland Fairs not to miss with Gradchances!

 

 

 

 

 

On Tuesday 16 February, the GRADchances STEM Fair will be taking place in the Industries Hall, RDS, Dublin. This event brings together STEM undergraduates and graduates with employers who are actively recruiting to fill STEM opportunities. This event will give students and graduates the opportunity to explore exciting career paths within emerging technologies. There will be exhibitors from across the wide variety of STEM careers seeking to meet with students from all subject areas within STEM. The GRADchances STEM Fair will also feature a range of professional careers seminars, a gradireland jobs wall with live graduate jobs in STEM and networking opportunities with the leaders in the Irish STEM market. Further information about this event can be found at http://stemfair.gradchances.com

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On Wednesday 17 February, the GRADchances Language Fair will be taking place in the Industries Hall, RDS, Dublin. This is the only ‘Careers with Languages’ Fair to be held in Ireland and will be attended by some of the most significant graduate employers in the country. This event will bring students, graduates and employers together to explore the wide range of career opportunities that are available for multi-linguists. These include internships, graduate schemes and immediate roles, so if you are a student or recent graduate interested in finding out how your language skills can open up fabulous careers for you both in Ireland and abroad, make sure you don’t miss the GRADchances Languages Fair. This event is open to students from all disciplines, and is attended by employers looking to recruit from all degree subjects. Further information about this event can be found at http://languagefair.ie

Language Fair

Career Zone – Online Learning with the Career Development Centre

Career Zone Online Module

 

 

The world of work is constantly evolving so we must be prepared to meet these changes!

When planning your career it is important to be adaptable with your plans, proactive with your approach and open to opportunities. Career planning is too important to be left to chance, because decisions you make now may influence your future career path. Career planning is an ongoing process that can help you manage your learning and development. This is where our online module ‘Career Zone‘ can help you.

Career Zone’ is a non-credit bearing, self-study optional online module available via Blackboard and the UCD Career Development Centre website for UCD students.

Key Features:

On line module

Accessible anytime, anywhere!

Students can learn in their own time at their own pace Structure:

The on-line module is divided into four sections;

1. Career planning

2. Creative job search

3. Winning job applications

4. Interview strategy

Each section provides a structured step-by-step approach to the topic such as planning your career or producing an effective CV. Each module contains an introduction and summary as well as built in exercises to complete in your own time.

Register today and start planning for your future.

Career Zone Online Module

UCD Career Development Centre

 

 

Ericsson Masters in Applied Software Technology – plus a permanent job

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LM ERICSSON in association with the ICT Ireland Federation is offering a one year, full-time Masters in Applied Software Technology which will be free to participants and include a three month paid internship with the company and a full-time permanent job as a software engineer in Ericsson on satisfactory completion.

The Masters is delivered both in the Dublin Institute of Technology and Athlone Institute of Technology. It offers an integrated approach to delivering end to end software development skills. From computing fundamentals and software design to implementation and testing, the entire lifecycle of software development is covered. The programme focuses on the practical problem-solving skills required for software engineering. Programme participants will also gain an integrated and critical knowledge of the skills and particular technologies used in ICT product development today.

Screening and selection of candidates will take place during the Spring-Summer with the programme starting in September 2015.

Eligibility
The programme is geared primarily to unemployed graduates who are Irish or EEA nationals. Participants will not be entitled to retain any social welfare payments while attending the course but Ericsson is funding a Bursary to assist participants with expenses. Candidates should preferably have at a 2.1 Honours Primary Degree in a relevant cognate discipline. This category includes (but is not limited to) Computer Science, Software Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Data Networking etc. but qualified applicants from any discipline with significant content in Maths, Problem Solving, Logic and Critical Thinking will receive consideration.

Each application will be considered on its individual merits. Candidates will undertake a course in advance of commencing the Masters to prepare and qualify them in the range of subject areas to be covered on the Masters programme. This course in the Fundamentals of Computer Programming (FCP) will lead to a Certificate in Software Engineering.


Applications

Entry to the programme is on the basis of a competitive selection process based on criteria which are available upon request. Prospective candidates may be requested to attend for interview,
undertake tests or other selection procedures. Making an application is not a guarantee of selection. Applications are treated in strictest confidence. In making an application, applicants
accept that no feedback will be provided to them, or any other party, regarding the selection process, or any reasons for their non-selection.

To apply please email your CV to susan.kelly@ictireland.org, making sure to include the following information on it:

  • A sentence confirming you are an Irish or EEA national or resident in Republic of Ireland on a Stamp 4 VISA
  • Nationality
  • Home address
  • Phone number and email address
  • Full details of educational qualifications (College, name of course and grade awarded (or expected) eg 2.1, 1.1 etc.)

What Previous Participants Are Saying

“This is a very challenging and rewarding experience. It has given me a thorough grounding in (among others) Enterprise Java, Web Development, Scripting languages IP Networking, Database Technologies, Software Design, and Distributed Systems. The facilities are excellent, with dedicated labs, and ready access to teaching staff. The opportunities that extend from the course are excellent with a high probability of immediate employment in the software industry.”
John Jeffries

“The course is fast paced with a multitude of interesting and varying subjects. Teamwork is vital in any workplace and never have I witnessed such an emphasis on teamwork than through this course. The interaction with the sponsoring company is a huge plus as it makes you feel like a member of the team, it also gives you an insight to how projects may be run in a work scenario. Overall it is a challenging but extremely rewarding and thought provoking course with a wide range of subjects to give anyone a fantastic arsenal of skills to approach the working world.”
Ben Moore

“Initially I was amazed at the diversity of the students various backgrounds, from age to profession to experience. The year is very intense with a heavy workload and dedication is definitely the key to success. There is a dedicated lab for students which I have found to be invaluable along with the student mantra of sharing knowledge and helping each other as far as possible.”
Orla Brooks

“Having come into the course from a non computer background I thought that the course could prove too much for me. However I have found the level of tuition to be exceptionally high and was well guided to the correct topics for
self learning in order to succeed. The course moves at a fast pace with a wide range of interesting subjects. There is a high level of interaction between the students and Ericsson which gives you an unprecedented insight into company operations. The programme overall is highly rewarding and provides a great challenge to learn new skills or to up-skill to enter the working world as a Software Engineer.”
Shane Cowzer

InterTradeIreland Graduate Programme

InterTradeIreland - Foot in the Door

Each year the Inter TradeIreland Graduate Programme recruits up to 100 positions for Project Managers across the Ireland from within the engineering, technology, science, sales and marketing disciplines. You will receive a fast track career opportunity whilst receiving an attractive salary and obtaining a Post Graduate Diploma from a leading institute on the island.  Many of our graduates now hold key senior positions in the companies they have worked with.  To register your interest or apply for a position, go to:  www.footinthedoor.info.

Read Najesh’s story, who joined the 2014 Inter TradeIreland Programme:

Photo of NageshName: Nagesh Yadav
Position: DSP Research Engineer
University: UCD
Date of joining company: 2014

Where did you hear about The InterTradeIreland Graduate Programme?
I came across the Inter TradeIreland Graduate programme when I started my job search on gradireland. The challenge of working in a small to medium enterprise (SME) that often pursue novel ideas and aim to commercialize the idea really appealed to my ambitions.

Zinc Software was co-founded by its current CEO, Darran Hughes. The company has pioneered the effort in making the world’s first sensor for the mind and body. The flagship product “Lumafit” is to be released in autumn 2014.

I have been involved in core DSP research and algorithm development for motion tracking and assessment applications using the Lumafit sensor. The experience I have gained to date will no doubt benefit my future career progression. The most useful aspects have been the brainstorming sessions with colleagues thereby enabling a smooth transition from academic life to working on the company projects.

The academic support which forms part of the Inter TradeIreland Graduate Programme was very helpful in relation to the validation of the current product. The regular meetings between the company and academic supervisor results in a better understanding of the task at hand and provides me with a great support network.

The fully funded Postgraduate Diploma in Business and Management from QUB is very well structured. The best aspect is the interactive nature of the classes that allows hands-on learning. Coming from a Computer Science background, I found the course very useful in understanding the day to day running of the company.

Any other thoughts or advice for other graduate job seekers?
Don’t give up – there are lots of options out there. Apply for the jobs that suit your skill set, interests and your studies, and keep working on your strong points.


InterTradeIreland will be at the UCD Science, Engineering & Technology Recruitment Fair on Wednesday 1st October, 11am-3pm in O’Reilly Hall. Register to attend the fair through Careers Connect, meet them on the day and find out more about their current job opportunities.

Register to attend

 

2015 Graduate Jobs with the UK Civil Service

Where will you lead?

Interested in a career in the public service? Consider the UK Civil Service through their Fast Stream talent management programme for graduates who have the potential to become leaders of the civil service.

The scheme is open to applicants who have achieved or are predicted to achieve at least a 2:2 degree in any subject and who are:

  • European Economic Area (EEA) nationals, including British citizens
  • Commonwealth citizens
  • Swiss nationals
  • in some circumstances, Turkish nationals

There are a range of Fast Stream schemes that you can apply for, each with a separate closing date:

Applications are now open but some are closing soon. Why not attend a Career Development Centre CV/application or interview seminar to help with your application? Book a place through Careers Connect.

Got the next big technology idea?

top_tech_idea2_deloitte_ireland_1x1The Deloitte Top Technology Talent Competition, now in its fourth year, seeks innovative ideas from college students at all levels across Ireland on how technology can solve a business problem, create a business opportunity or enhance an existing service offering.

The top submissions will be invited to attend a ‘development day’ hosted in the Deloitte Academy on Thursday 20 March 2014. This is a unique opportunity for students to receive training and lectures from external speakers along with senior Deloitte management. At the end of this day candidates will present a five minute elevator pitch on their idea. On Thursday 27 March a shortlist will present their ideas to our panel of judges to determine the overall winner.

Prizes to suit you
The winner will get to choose from one of the following prizes:

  • €1,000 cash or
  • 4 weeks’ paid work experience at Deloitte.

The prize for the top entry as judged at our final event will enable the winner to further develop their idea, or to gain valuable technology and business experience with Deloitte.

The closing date for this opportunity is midnight 12th March 2014.

See http://www.deloitte.com/ie/toptech for further details.

Deloitte

Dream it. Invent it. Build it.

SAP InnoJam competition

SAP InnoJam competition

SAP would like to invite all third level students to join us for an exciting competition at our award winning AppHaus in Citywest. The Dublin AppHaus is home to SAP’s Dublin Development team and this is your chance to be mentored by our experts at our inaugural Student InnoJam.

An SAP InnoJam is a hands-on experience, on SAP’s coolest and newest innovative technologies with on-site SAPdomain experts: learn about SAP technologies, collaborate and compete against other students to

“Build an exciting transport related app for Dublin that provides beautiful visualisations of insightful analytics on big data. “

Join us for an amazing fun filled night where you’ll engage and explore technology, ideas and all aspects of design and development. A mix of perspectives, ideas and thoughts come together in an exciting way with a common goal to create!

Technology Academy Opportunities with J.P. Morgan

JP Morgan

J.P. Morgan is recruiting for its Academy Opportunities and is particularly interested in hearing from applicants to the Technology programme.  You should apply directly to lisa.a.barrow@jpmorgan.com by Tuesday 17th February.

JP Morgan

Developer Opportunities: .Net / Java / Unix / SQL / Web Technologies

J.P. Morgan has been doing first-class business in a first-class way for over 200 years and for over 25 years our Dublin office has been key to this success. Our Dublin office is a strategic site for Alternative and Mutual fund administration services with assets under administration in excess of US$250 billion.

Due to continued growth we are looking to attract experienced staff to join our dynamic team. In 2014 we are inviting you to apply for Technology “Academy” opportunities. These are permanent opportunities which require the following Technology Skills:

  • .Net / Java / Unix / SQL / Web Technologies
  • Relevant Degree

Closing Date: 17th February 2014

Assessment Days: Week of 24th February 2014 (by invitation).

J.P. Morgan offers an exceptional benefits program and a highly competitive remuneration package.

Candidates must be eligible to work in Ireland.

J.P. Morgan services one of the largest client franchises in the world. We offer the whole spectrum of global banking and financial services in more than 100 countries. Our clients include corporations, institutional investor, hedge funds, governments and affluent individuals. More information about the firm is available at www.jpmorgan.com

Accenture Summer Internships 2014

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AccentureAccenture are looking for graduates for their 3 month summer internship programme. Those from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

There are a range of programmes in management, technology and analytics. Applications are now open and will close on Monday 3rd March 2014. Internships will commence on 3rd June and end on 29th August 2014.

You can meet Accenture on Belfield campus in the next few weeks – have a look on the Events page of our website to find out when and where.