28 November 2012 11:49 AM

Access to Finance - New Film Launch

We've made another film! Following the amazing success of our documentary about women in engineering, we've turned our attention to the world of finance.

If this word conjures up images of rich blokes swanning around in corner offices, you’re not alone! The finance industry can sometimes suffer a bit of an image problem among young people - many believe it’s only for people who went to private school, or the ‘right’ uni. But that's not the case - as this clip shows, anyone can get into finance if they have the drive and determination...

We’ve teamed up with the top talents of HSBC, the Chartered Insurance Institute, the ACCA and the Financial Skills Partnership to help spread the message among employers, schools, pupils and careers advisors. You can watch the full film, Access to Finance, by clicking here.

To make the film even easier to use we've divided it into handy chapters, which you can find here.

We’d love you to help us share the film on Facebook, Twitter and anywhere else you can think of - and make sure we get the message out there that finance has something for everyone. 

Also, don't forget to look out for our next mini-documentary project on careers in IT - coming soon to a YouTube channel near you!

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14 November 2012 08:55 AM

Victory! CareerPlayer wins Best Employment Advice Website at the NORAS

Well, we did it again!

Here's Adam and Rob collecting the award in London last week and doing the obligatory 'Hey, we won!' pose

We won the award for Best Employment Advice Website at the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORAs) for the 4th year running, because we're just that great.
Modest too. How do we do it?
We were pretty chuffed to win again - considering we were up against Monster, the Government jobs website, Jobsite and Guardian Careers. There were 164,000 nominations for 583 separate recruitment websites - yes, you read that right. We may be small but we're scrappy!

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03 September 2012 09:50 AM

Behind the scenes...

It's been a busy few weeks at CareerPlayer Towers. Our Sales Team visited possibly the best office reception in the world at Volkswagen - sadly they didn't throw in a free VW campervan!

And no, we don't know why Tom looks so shifty either...maybe he was planning to drive off in one?



We also went to film on location at the Chartered Insurance Institute - think Hogwarts but a teensy bit posher. They had a throne, Ladies and Gentlemen. A THRONE.

Which Rob enjoyed perhaps a little too much. He is one cat away from being a Bond villan...

 


31 August 2012 12:13 PM

Summer in the office: A slight pest control issue

We have a slight fly problem in the kitchen, thanks to someone else in our building leaving banana skins lying around. To say this has brought out the team's hunting instincts would be an understatement...

Sadly, our flies seem to be immune to fly papers, and fly spray seems to make them even more excitable, if anything. Sigh.   

Not that that has stopped Rob from doing his best to blast them out of the sky. Just look at that concentration and focus!



He waits. That's what he does.

24 July 2012 03:30 PM

Meet your Career Twin With Our Unique Psychometric Tests!

The Intelligent Career Test - A CareerPlayer Special For Your Enjoyment This Fine Wednesday Morning

In case you hadn't noticed, we do things a bit differently here at CareerPlayer. For a start, we don't believe in silly 'Career Matching' tests that ask you questions like 'Do you enjoy selling?' and then suggest you go for a career in Sales. Well, duh!

Instead, we got every single person in our videos, from CEOs to Interns, to take the psychometric tests here. Because they're real people, they have real interests, priorities, career values and personalities - just like you, in fact. From our years of interviewing artistic engineers, creative barristers, analytical animators and super-organised advertisers, we know that all kinds of different personalities can excel in all kinds of careers.

If you haven't done so already, take the test today and get matched to the professionals on our site who share your values - you might just surprise yourself!

To find out more CLICK HERE

Or click on the image below...

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16 July 2012 11:16 AM

Dinner jackets and table football

Yes, it's all in a day's work for the CareerPlayer team!

We played two solid days of table football with, well, pretty much everyone from the world of graduate recruitment. We also made friends with Keith Chegwin (yes, really) and drank lots of free booze. Who said work had to be a grind? :-P

 


16 July 2012 09:41 AM

WIN £50 PLUS ALL YOUR SUMMER ESSENTIALS!

We've got loads of great summer goodies to give away, plus fifty English Pounds for your delectation - sound good?

To be in with a chance of winning, you need to like our page on Facebook, then share the prize photo with 2 friends. That's it!

We'll pick a winner at noon on Monday 23rd July. 

Click here to win!

 


15 November 2011 01:30 PM

Graduate Engineers and a SuperSonic Car!

At CP towers, we're working on a huge amount of new content for the website and our clients. One of the most exciting projects brought us in contact with the Bloodhound project. For those that have never heard of it, this is the British attempt to smash the world land speed record. It's an immense project but what makes it so special is that the primary aim is to inspire a generation of kids with what can be achieved with science and technology. Breaking the speed record is secondary.

Below is a snippet of a video we're producing that features some of the brains behind the project. We can safely confirm that it is the coolest car we've ever laid our eyes on. The top gear cool wall isn't nearly wide enough to plot this little beauty.


18 June 2010 09:10 AM

I feel the need...the need for speed!

Anyone who has watched Top Gun will have dreamed about life as a pilot. So we went in search of one to find out what it's really like. 

Meet Jamie Sharp, a commercial pilot with one of the UK's top Airlines.

If you love travelling and want a job with a structured career path and good pay - it might be worth adding to your list of possible graduate job options.

Click the image below to watch the video on CareerPlayer...  


14 June 2010 09:05 AM

Internships. Internships. Internships!

If there's one thing we hear from employers it's the importance of internships - "a must for all top students" they say...

So what's the best way to land an Internship?
 
And how do you squeeze the most out of them?
 
We wanted to find out - here's a video of what we learnt. It includes advice from employers and experts on everything you could ever want to know about landing your dream Internship.  

Click the image below to watch the video on CareerPlayer... 

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