Category Archives: manchester

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 09/01/2015


Halliwell Homes is currently seeking Trainee Therapeutic Parents to join us in Greater Manchester, Cheshire & Lancashire.

We are a social enterprise that offers a clinically informed practice encompassing educational, fostering and residential care services. Our objective is to enhance the psychological wellbeing of young people within the care system through our restorative parenting recovery programme. We are the UK’s leading practitioner of the Pillars of Parenting: Authentic Warmth model of professional childcare.

To further expand and develop our psychological model of care, Halliwell are looking to recruit Trainee Therapeutic Parents to join our practice team working in our residential homes.

We are looking for graduate candidates with a relevant degree such as psychology and preferably with childcare experience who are prepared to study towards a post-graduate qualification through the Halliwell training and development programme.

As our Trainee Therapeutic Parents you need to be passionate about delivering real psychological recovery for children within the looked after system.

For more information and to apply, email or visit

Friday’s Featured Vacancy – 27/06/2014

The University’s Students Union ( have a Graphic Design position available – only thing is it closes today at noon! If you still want to apply, you can go here: and apply before noon.

There are also a couple of other Graphic Design posts that are on our Job Shop. Remember that you can register for alerts on the Job Shop as well so that you receive emails when specific jobs crop up!

Apprentice Graphic Designer – Nuttersons

Nuttersons is a creative agency consisting of a small team of web designers and developers who provide a broad range of design and web services to clients all over the world. We also have over 500 web properties that generate income through advertising / affiliate sales etc. We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to work alongside our team. The right candidate must be a self-starting individual, with good organisational and written skills. They must have an appetite for producing great-looking, effective graphics.

For more information about the job, you can search for ‘Nuttersons’ on the Job Shop.

If you are interested in applying please send a covering letter and CV to before the closing date of 4 July 2014.

Junior Graphic Designer – Dawson Design

Dawson Design is a lively design studio based in the center of Manchester working with B2B clients.

They are looking for a recent graduate with a Graphic Design or Multimedia degree who is an expert in Creative suite and html/CSS literate, to gain some experience (Paid work placement) in their studio. You would be working on a wide range of projects across varied disciplines from 1/4 page ads to logo design, from email campaigns to making brews, and everything in-between. You would be ideally based in Manchester. You will need to be a recent graduate with a Graphic Design or Multimedia degree who is an expert in Creative suite and is html/CSS literate. A full time position is available to the right person.

To apply please send your CV and portfolio to


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Where Do Graduates Go?

“What Do Graduates Do” (see recent post) also contains a breakdown of the likely areas of the UK in which graduates are likely to find their first job, with some interesting analysis according to job sector.

Unsurprisingly, just over a third of all graduates ended up working in South East England and 21% went to jobs in London, although many were concentrated in the City of London and Westminster, a very small geographic area, whereas under 7% took up jobs in North East England and Northern Ireland.

But a look at destinations broken down by career sector showed up some other happy hunting grounds for graduates looking for jobs outside the centre of London:

  • Marketing graduates also found work in the London Borough of Camden, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Oxfordshire and Manchester.
  • Science graduates were most likely to start work in Oxfordshire or Cambridgeshire but Merseyside, Surrey, Norfolk and Aberdeen (also the main centre for oil and gas engineering) were popular destinations.
  • Outside London, Surrey, Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Belfast and Tyne and Wear took on IT graduates in considerable numbers.
  • Similarly, graduates in Art and Design subjects also found opportunities in Merseyside, Hertfordshire, Surrey, Manchester, Kent, Glasgow and Edfinburgh.
Of course, many career areas (e.g. retail management, energy, public sector jobs) offer a wider geographic spread of opportunities but the overall message is that graduates in less affluent parts of the country will struggle to find graduate jobs locally – and of course none of the areas mentioned fall within Cumbria or North Lancashire.
Incidentally, you can find an online version of “What Do Graduates Do?” 2012 on the HECSU website

Forthcoming Careers Fairs in Manchester

This is our annual message to let you know the dates of autumn careers fairs for students and graduates, organised by the University of Manchester.

This year’s dates are as follows:

  • ETHNIC DIVERSITY FAIR 2012 (Whitworth Hall, Manchester) 10 October
  • ENGINEERING, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FAIR 2012 (Manchester Central, G-MEX) 17 October
  • FINANCE, BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT FAIR 2012 (Manchester Central, G-MEX) 18 October
  • LAW FAIR 2012 (Manchester Central, G-MEX) 20 November
  • POSTGRADUATE STUDY FAIR 2012 (Manchester Central, G-MEX) 21 November

 The next Graduate Recruitment Fair will take place in June 2013.

For more information, visit