Don’t miss these internship closing dates – Stirling Internships – Bon Accord

Employer Bon Accord Life

Job title Financial Protection Executive – 3 vacancies available

Closing date 28/06/2015

Salary and benefits Competitive graduate salary (well above minimum wage)

Job description

There are three vacancies with Bon Accord in a  ‘professional telephone sales role’. Bon Accord is  Scotland’s leading life insurance broker where you will be provided with around 160 new customer leads per month through website enquiries or pre-screened customers passed directly through to you.

You will be required to complete client fact finds and narrow down the most suitable options from our vast product range. You will enjoy problem solving and finding a solution that will benefit your client by either saving them money or improving their cover.

As you grow your client bank you will be confident building rapport with a wide range of clients ensuring you become proficient at identifying further gaps in your clients protection needs.

Internship duration: 12 weeks

Proposed Start Date: 1st July 2015

Person requirements

Accepted degree subjects Any

Confident and assertive on the phone, you will thrive on achieving and exceeding both individual and team targets while possessing a resilient and positive nature. You will have excellent communication skills coupled with a strong determination to succeed and you will be results orentated, fixated on achieving your goals.

Must be a graduate or graduating student

Company information

Bon Accord Life is Scotland’s leading life insurance broker. Established in 2008 with a solid and reputable background in the financial services industry, we are expanding and moving to the Castle Business Centre, Stirling.

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Application information
Please send your CV and Covering Letter to the University Career Development Centre (internship@stir.ac.uk) who will then forward them on to the company. To take part in the Stirling Internship, you must get your CV and Covering letter checked before applying. Our drop in service for this is on Monday – Thursday, 1pm-4pm in Cottrell 3A1. If you have any difficulties accessing our service, please contact us on 01786 467070.

Destination of Leavers Survey (DLHE)

We are about to get in touch regarding the graduate destinations survey.

Here’s a bit of information to explain why we carry out the survey, so you know what to expect.

All Universities are required by the Government to survey their graduates to find out what they have gone on to do, whether this be employment, voluntary work, further study, taking time out to travel or doing something else.

The information is very useful to University of Stirling staff and prospective and current students in many ways. It not only builds a picture of what graduates are doing including any changes in the graduate job market; Career Advisors use it for career guidance; students and graduates will use it to get ideas about their careers; potential students will look at it to help them decide on a course; departments can use it for marketing courses.

The results are also part of the criteria used to form University League Tables, so we aim to reach as many recent graduates as possible.

If you have visited the Careers Information Library before, you may have used the data from previous surveys to find out what other grads from your course went on to do (all data is anonymous of course).

The survey is managed by the staff here in the Careers Development Centre and we also use the survey to identify grads who need ongoing careers support.

We will be contacting University of Stirling leavers in April/May (approximately 6 months after November graduation). To ensure that the survey results are really useful, we need to get a high level of responses. If you are a recent graduate we would really appreciate your help.

It is quick and easy to complete the survey; you will only need a minute or two to tick all the relevant boxes.

https://dlhe.hesa.ac.uk/survey/ukmap.aspx

The End of the Summer Holidays

The end of the Summer Holidays!!

Well, for some of us the Summer holidays have come to an end and that means returning to the desk to continue with where I left off…….if only I had won the lottery I think to myself, If only I should be so lucky!

 As I haven’t won the lottery and I guess that, as you are reading this blog, you haven’t either, perhaps you are thinking of changing desks or even acquiring one, so to speak.

 Maybe you haven’t got things figured out yet on the job front, whether it be starting your first job since graduation or perhaps moving on up the chain.

 It is quite normal, she says reassuringly, to feel at a ‘bit of a cross-roads’ at times like these. Big plans that you might have had before graduation don’t always materialise. Sometimes that promised promotion or project doesn’t come your way and so you feel that your potential isn’t being realised in quite the way you would like.

This doesn’t mean to say that you are stuck in the middle of nowhere, not going anywhere very fast. This is the time to explore your options even if you haven’t had much success on the career front to date. You never know when that proverbial door will open……………..

Graduating next week?

First of all congratulations on successfully completing your studies and gaining your degree – all that hard work has paid off!

Completing your time at university and looking ahead is an exciting time in anyone’s life. At the moment, in times of economic downturn, it might also feel a bit daunting. In the weeks leading up to graduation there has undoubtedly been a great deal of press coverage on the employment prospects for 2011 graduates. Although the newspapers have focused on the doom and gloom stories, there are still jobs and opportunities out there, and we would really encourage you to take a positive and proactive approach to your career decisions.

Whatever you might be considering next the Career Development Centre and its services remain available to you as graduates of the university. So have a look around the website, or come into the Centre to speak to us to see what is going on and how we can help.

Good luck and best wishes for whatever path you choose to take after your time at Stirling.

Lesley Grayburn

Joint Head of Career Development Centre