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Psychometric Testing under exam conditions
More and more employers are using psychometric tests within the graduate recruitment
process. Do you want to practise them in exam conditions?

In response to feedback, the Careers Centre is offering you the opportunity to take SHL’s
graduate level online psychometric tests in numerical and verbal reasoning under exam
conditions and receive individual feedback on your results from a qualified adviser.

Wednesday 8th February @ 1pm in MB370/2


Sign up via Aston Futures if you wish to secure your place.
Please note the tests used in the session will be the same as the SHL tests available through our website – this is an opportunity
to sit them in exam conditions and your results will be more meaningful if you don’t practise the same tests in advance

Find out more about the use of psychometrics, and the types of tests you may experience during recruitment procedures

Aston Idol Enterprise Competition – Singing is optional!


Pitch your business idea to a panel of experts to be in with the chance of
winning £500 to launch your new-business concept.

We shall be short listing for the best concepts in the following categories:
 Business
 Low Carbon
 Education and Languages Find out more about last year’s
 Social Enterprise
competition and watch footage of
 Life and Health Sciences
the winners!
 High Technology

Call into the Careers Centre if you want to discuss the competition and details of your entry.

If you are ready to go, here is the application form you need to submit to us to be in with a chance of winning
one of the prize funds you may need to get your business idea of the ground.
INTERNATIONAL CAREERS NEWS – Read the Going Global Update

This edition of the Going Global Update covers topics the world over, including employment prospects
in Spain, working in Australia, and overcoming culture shock in the UK. It also explores why Toronto is
considered to be the new Dubai and the challenges of being an expat.

Aston students have free access to the Going Global database and resources via the careers website.

Employer of the Week

Are you a driven, determined and creative self-starter looking for a rewarding, long term opportunity?
If so Allegis Group could offer the career you are looking for.

We are an organisation who is passionate about being the best; therefore, we are looking to hire, train and develop the
best talent in the marketplace. We allow you to take ownership of your career as well as your personal earnings.

We are looking for Trainees across London, Thames Valley, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. If you share our core
values and have what it takes, please send your CV to Allegisgroup quoting NL.

Graduate Programmes

As a graduate, the Track & Train programme is designed to give you wider employment experience and training to help
you further your career. So you could help keep Britain moving – and get your career moving too.

It’s a nationwide programme supported by 27 companies across the sector and aimed at people who have graduated
from university in the last 2 years. The entire programme lasts for 18 months, and is structured to give you an insight
into each of the main elements of the industry.

The scheme will help you develop skills within the workplace – skills that you may not have had the opportunity to
improve since leaving university and place you in an excellent position to apply for roles on offer inside or outside the
rail industry. For more information Trackandtrain

Access Aston Futures for the latest graduate opportunities,


work experience, placements and summer Internships.
You can also view the latest careers events and reserve
your careers advice appointment.
We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Mountbatten Institute's August 2012 Intake to New
York. We aim to make this our biggest intake ever by filling the 142 internships we have currently (at Citi, British Airways, Deutsche
Bank, Credit Suisse, Thomson Reuters etc.) and adding a handful of new companies to the list!

The Mountbatten experience really can have a dramatic impact on a young person's professional career. This year's report from the
Association of Graduate Recruiters stressed the importance of international awareness and suggested that 'immersion in a different
culture can catapult a graduate into being considered for rewarding roles”.

We encourage any recent graduate or finalist student interested in international business to consider our prestigious cultural
exchange programme. We are not only looking for business graduates - we recruited candidates from over 80 different universities
last year and nearly 50% were graduates of arts, humanities and science and legal courses. The graduate market is so competitive
today, professional experiences that make you stand out from the crowd are essential. We are confident that a year in New York is
the ideal way to achieve this.

The deadline for August 2012 applications is March 15th. Full eligibility requirements can be found on our
website: Mountbatten Institute

International Logistics Group


Graduate Management Development Programme

What are we looking for from you?

We are looking for business leaders of the future. You will be driven, hardworking, confident and ambitious. We want
team players, with highly developed communication skills and an ability to quickly understand our business.

We are seeking graduates with at least a 2.2 in a relevant degree, for example in Business Studies, Logistics,
Management etc. You must also have good ‘A’ level (or equivalent) passes ideally in subjects relevant to a business
environment and GCSE passes in Maths and English. Our business is based around the latest technology so highly
developed IT skills are essential. Fluency in a second language would be of interest to us as would previous relevant work
experience.

We are an expanding business and so the future, whilst exciting, is hard to predict but we do know that on successful
completion of the programme we would expect you to move into a management position and be earning in the region of
£30,000.

Apply online

To apply send your CV and a supporting statement ensuring you detail how you meet our selection criteria to
jobs@ilguk.com. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31 January 2012.
It’s your furture, how far will you take it?
Deloitte 2012 Careers Presentation & Networking Reception Evening
Wednesday 15th February 2012 @ 6.30-8.00pm
Deloitte, Four Brindleyplace, B1 2HZ
Register to attend

Come and find out more about what life is like at one of the UK’s largest graduate recruiters, and
discuss your career plans with us face to face.
After a short introduction to the Firm, we’ll provide details about our remaining 2012 vacancies, with
recent Deloitte joiners being on hand to provide answers to questions you may have.

Register today and we’ll be in touch to provide further details.


We look forward to seeing you there.

X-TRAC Recruitment Open Day


Saturday 4th February 2012 @ 9am
Steer your career towards our expanding business

Fast paced, exciting and constantly challenging – that’s life at


Xtrac, and on Saturday 4th February 2012 we are hosting a
Recruitment Open Day at our Global Headquarters in Thatcham, Berkshire

Xtrac is a world class business that delivers leading edge transmissions solutions for virtually all Formula One
and top Motorsport teams around the World including Rallying, Sportscar and Touring Car Racing. We are
also at the forefront of Hybrid and Electric Vehicle transmission innovation for many leading Automotive
companies around the world.

The event, which is free for all to attend, is targeted at experienced CNC Machinists, Assembly Technicians &
Fitters, Design Engineers, R&D Engineers and Technicians, Project Managers, Apprentices, Undergraduates
and recent Graduates. Guided tours will be arranged with Staff at hand throughout the day to offer
information about a career with Xtrac and answer any questions guests may have.

The open day will take place at Gables Way, Kennet Park, Thatcham, Berkshire.

Registration is essential and if you are interested in attending in order to book your time slot please
register by e-mailing your name, address, current position and contact telephone number to
Openday@xtrac.com. The closing date for registration is 31st January 2012.
We recommend that you take time to read ‘the gateway’ publication. It may be a useful addition
to your regular reading list. The gateways fortnightly offering advertises graduate jobs from some
of the UK’s most prestigious employers, brings you interesting articles on business trends and
insider information to boost your commercial awareness.

View the latest edition of gateway magazine.

Hard copies of this publication coming soon to the Careers Centre

View the latest edition of Bright Futures magazine.

This edition includes inspirational articles for


graduates and a roundup of top employers and their
recruiting deadlines.