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Becoming a chartered or incorporated engineer after starting a graduate job

Engineering graduates often work towards towards professional qualification as a chartered engineer (CEng) or incorporated engineer (IEng). Find out what this involves.

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Chartered status: what civil engineers need to know to get a job

Knowing about the routes to chartered and incorporated status will show interviewers that you’re an informed graduate civil or structural engineer.

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Considering postgraduate legal study before applying to the Bar

Thinking about a masters, LLM or PhD in law? Whether you're tempted by a life of academia or you're keen to know how a further qualification can help your job-hunt, weigh up your options carefully before taking the plunge.

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Continuing professional development as a management consultant

Support, secondments, MBAs and work/life balance... it's all about continuing professional development, and the best firms ensure you have it throughout your graduate career.

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Engineering postgraduate study: MSc, PhD or EngD?

Which qualification? Which university? If you want to study for a postgraduate engineering degree before getting a graduate job, here’s what to consider.

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Engineering salary round-up: from graduate to chartered engineer

Discover what a typical engineering graduate salary is like, how much the top graduate schemes pay and average salaries for incorporated and chartered engineers.

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Financing your LLM or MA in law

Funding options for postgraduate legal study include grants, awards and bank loans. This handy overview explains where to go for more information.

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Funding for teacher training

You might be surprised by the bursaries, scholarships and early career payments available to train to teach some subjects. Find out about financial support and loans in England.

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How do you apply for postgraduate initial teacher education and training?

The application process for teacher training varies depending on the programme you want to do. Find out how to apply for PGCEs, PGDEs, early years initial teacher training, School Direct and other routes.

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How do you get a teaching job in Wales?

Find out how to get a teaching job in Wales and which are the priority subjects identified by the Welsh Government.

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How graduates with any degree subject can start a career in quantity surveying or building surveying

Careers in quantity and building surveying are open to graduates from all degree disciplines. If you haven’t got a relevant degree, you’ll need to ‘convert’ to surveying by studying an RICS-accredited postgraduate conversion course.

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Interview questions for teacher training

Prepare for your postgraduate teacher training interview with this list of typical questions, covering areas ranging from why you want to teach to your choice of degree subject.

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Masters and postgraduate diplomas in journalism

Get the lowdown about postgraduate courses in journalism. The postgraduate route could help you launch your career as a journalist.

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Overview of your postgraduate teacher training options

Are you considering a PGCE, PGDE, SCITT, School Direct or Teach First? Do you want to teach children in the early years? Here's a guide to different types of teacher training programme that lead to QTS.

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PEAT 1: the qualification you'll need to practise law in Scotland

Olivia Parker, careers development officer at the Law Society of Scotland, talks you through the vocational course all aspiring solicitors and advocates in Scotland need to take before embarking on a traineeship (as Scottish training contracts are known).

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Postgraduate conversion courses: your route into a graduate career in IT?

Find out how IT postgraduate conversion courses can help graduates without IT degrees integrate into the industry and increase their chances of securing jobs – particularly technical roles.

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Professional qualifications for property surveyors: all about the APC

The APC – assessment of professional competence – is the training scheme that graduates need to complete on the job to qualify as a chartered surveyor.

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RIBA part 1 and part 2 architect jobs: how to get one

Architect Paul King, director of AKT Planning+Architecture, gives his career tips on how to get your first architecture job, as an architectural assistant or as a part 1 or part 2 student.

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Scientific postgraduate study: MSc, MRes or PhD?

Getting a science postgraduate qualification could set you off on a budding academic or commercial research career or put you on the right path to getting a graduate science job in a specialist area. Find out what you could do and how to weigh up the benefits.

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The best and worst reasons to do further study in accountancy and financial management

Will a postgraduate degree increase your chances of getting a job in accountancy or financial management?

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The best and worst reasons to do further study in banking and investment

Taking your study to the next level is a popular choice and the huge array of different postgraduate finance courses on offer means that you can tailor your study as you see fit. But is it right for you?

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The graduate guide to qualifying as a professional accountant

Find out why qualifying as a professional accountant is so important and how to get those important letters after your name.

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The qualification all barristers need: the Bar professional training course (BPTC)

Find out about the Bar professional training course (BPTC), the vocational qualification for all graduates who want to become barristers.

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The qualification all solicitors need: the legal practice course (LPC)

You need to take the legal practice course (LPC) to develop your practical skills and legal knowledge, and get a graduate job in law as a trainee solicitor.

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Training and qualifications for alternative careers in education

Interested in teaching children with special educational needs, or going into museum education or TEFL? Explore training options for alternative careers related to education that don't involve teaching children in a classroom.

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Training to teach in further and higher education

Find out about the range of qualifications available to train to teach in further education and how you become a higher education lecturer.

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Training to teach in Northern Ireland

You apply directly to institutions for postgraduate teacher training in Northern Ireland. Explore your options with our overview of qualification requirements and list of course providers and PGCEs.

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Training to teach in Scotland

Find out about the Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), which is the main graduate entry route into teaching in Scotland. Check out the entry requirements and how to apply.

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Training to teach in Wales

Your options for teacher training in Wales include the university-based PGCE route and the Graduate Teacher Programme. Find out about the qualifications you need and the Welsh language learning you'll undertake.

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Will a civil engineering MSc, PhD or EngD help me get a graduate job?

Civil engineering graduate jobs are competitive to get. Will a postgraduate qualification on top of a bachelors degree impress employers? TARGETjobs investigates.

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Write a great application for teacher training

Find out about the process for applying for teacher training across the UK. Our overview of the teacher training application process and timetable will help you understand what to do when.

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What can I do with my masters?

What can I do with my masters?

Your masters is an ideal springboard into further study, taking a vocational qualification or making the transition into the work place.

A masters degree can increase your depth of knowledge well past that of an undergraduate, or extend your area of expertise – such as business psychology to your management degree. Your extra level of commitment helps you to stand out from the competition when it comes to applying for vacancies.

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