Graduate Job Podcast

In the 110th episode of the UK’s number 1 career podcast, I have a very special guest returning to the show after a gap of 5 years. An innovative graduate scheme which offers a fast-track route into the field of mental health social work, it is, of course, the brilliant Think Ahead scheme. In today’s show, we explore Think Ahead in detail, looking at what the scheme is and how it is the best fast-track route into a career in mental health social work. We cover what the role entails and what you will be doing on a day to day basis. We discuss what Think Ahead look for from candidates and how you can stand out in the application process. We go over hints and tips for impressing in each stage of the process, from the initial application, through to how to make an impact in the video interview and role play, and the secrets for performing well in the assessment centre. We also delve into why it is absolutely is crucial to focus on Think Ahead’s 7 values and your motivations for why you want a career in mental health social work. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never heard of Think Ahead before, or not even considered a career in social work, this is an episode which you aren’t going to want to miss! As always, you can find a full transcript and links to everything we discuss, including Ivan’s top book recommendation which you need to be reading if you are applying to Think Ahead, which you can find in the show notes, which today are at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/thinkahead2.

Before we start today let me tell you about my brilliant step-by-step online course ‘How to Get a Graduate Job’ which is LIVE!!!!! The members who have snapped it up are all doing brilliantly and loving the private member’s webinars and the course content spread over 8 modules, 23 video tutorials, 14 hours of content, and 20+ handouts. The value of the course can be seen that several have sailed through the application processes for the big graduate schemes and have their first assessment centres coming up in the next couple of weeks. As well as the course the private member's Facebook is going down a storm, with members helping each other out and sharing the questions that they are facing for each application, which as you can imagine is invaluable! As one of the members said, ‘I just love having all of the information I need to get a graduate job in 1 place’. If you are serious about getting a graduate job, if you want to turbo-charge your job search for companies like Think Ahead, if you want to know in advance all the pitfalls and mistakes so that you don’t make them yourself, and if you want to know exactly what you need to do at each stage of the process to get on a graduate scheme, then head to howtogetagraduatejob.com and sign up. It is an investment in yourself which will pay itself back many thousand times over when you get that graduate job of your dreams. So, go to www.howtogetagraduatejob.com and sign up now! 

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • What the Think Ahead scheme is and how it is the best fast-track route into a career in mental health social work
  • What the role entails and what you will be doing on a day to day basis
  • What Think Ahead look for from candidates and how you can stand out in the application process
  • Hints and tips for impressing in the initial application
  • How to make an impact in the video interview and role play
  • Secrets for performing well in the assessment centre
  • Why it is crucial to focus on Think Ahead’s 7 values
Direct download: GJP-110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:43am EST

Hello and welcome to episode 109 of the Graduate Job Podcast, the UK’s number 1 careers podcast, and I have a great episode for you today, a company who you probably haven’t thought of applying to, who have £27 billion to spend over the next 5 years, yes you heard that correctly, £27 billion, with a B, and who have 7 different graduate schemes on offer, yes today I am joined by Highways England. In the show, we explore their 7 different graduate schemes in turn and look at what you need to do to impress at each stage of the process. We cover why personal development is so important on the scheme and the professional qualifications you will gain with Highways England. We discuss the streamlined application process and why you won't need a CV and cover letter, but you will need to focus on Highways England’s values. We delve into top tips and hints for passing each stage of the application process and finish with what to expect in the assessment centre and how to stand out from the crowd. No matter if you have never heard of Highways England or you haven’t even thought of applying, this is an episode you won't want to miss, as with the 7 different graduate schemes they have something for everyone. As always you can find a full transcript with all the links which you can download over in the show notes at www.graduatejobpodcast.com/highwaysengland.

Before we start today let me tell you about my brilliant new step-by-step online course ‘How to Get a Graduate Job’ which is LIVE, and which you are able to join right this very moment. The first cohort of members are in, the private member's webinars are taking place on a Tuesday evening, and I have to say, the feedback is they are loving the 8 modules, 23 video tutorials, 14 hours of content, and 20+ handouts. As one of the members said, ‘I just love having all of the information I need to get a graduate job in 1 place’. If you are serious about getting a graduate job, if you want to turbo-charge your job search, if you want to know all the pitfalls and mistakes so that you don’t make them yourself, and if you want to know exactly what you need to do at each stage of the process to get on a graduate scheme, then head to howtogetagraduatejob.com and sign up. It is an investment in yourself which will pay itself back many thousand times over when you get that graduate job of your dreams. So, go to www.howtogetagraduatejob.com and sign up now! Right, on with the show.

MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • The 7 different graduate schemes that Highways England have available
  • Why personal development is so important on the scheme and the professional qualifications you will gain
  • The lean application process to apply for a graduate job with Highways England
  • The common themes that Highways England look for, and why you need to focus on their values
  • Top tips and hints for passing each stage of the application process
  • What to expect in the assessment centre and how to stand out from the crowd
Direct download: GJP-109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:41am EST

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