Bright Futures Society Leeds

Bright Futures Society Leeds

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Twitter: BFLeedsuni Bright Futures is uniquely careers-focused national student society at the University of Leeds.

We focus on helping our student members maximise their employability skills by giving them insights into organisations enabling them to make informed career choices. We also aim to provide networking events and help our members build key skills and commercial awareness through skill workshops with employers. In order to do this we work with a range of global firms in different industries. A full l

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Year in Industry placements - Network Rail

Do not miss your chance to apply for Network Rail Engineering Placement Schemes.

Deadline: 27th January

Apply here: Spending a year with us will give you in depth insight of what it is like to work in the Rail industry. 15/06/2019

Bright Futures Committee Members 2019/20

Want to drive this and lead your Bright Futures Society for next year? 💡 We'd love to hear from you! Make a genuine impact on your campus, meet leading graduate employers and build your own professional profile all from the comfort of your university. Interested? Drop us a DM or fill out this form and let's get chatting. ⚡️ Want to lead a Bright Futures Society next year? Or just want to find out more about the available roles? Leave your details below and we will be in touch for an informal chat about what Bright Futures can do for you, the roles on offer, and put you in touch with the rest of your Committee! Speak so... 13/06/2019

Bright Futures Committee Members 2019/20

Thought about leading a Bright Futures Society at your university? 🧐 From hosting leading graduate employers on campus, to running events, to having a genuine impact on your peers, and building your professional profile, make an impression next year. If you would like to find out more, let's chat! Drop us a DM or fill out this form Want to lead a Bright Futures Society next year? Or just want to find out more about the available roles? Leave your details below and we will be in touch for an informal chat about what Bright Futures can do for you, the roles on offer, and put you in touch with the rest of your Committee! Speak so... 11/06/2019

MyKindaFuture - News

Thinking about being President of your Bright Futures Society next year? Want to know what the role is like? 😎 Check out our blog post where we get previous Presidents to share their experiences, their highlights, and what it takes to lead a team!

And if you're interested in becoming a student leader next year yourself, let's chat! Drop us a DM ⭐️ What is it like to run a Bright Futures' Society? What are the highs and lows? What would be recommended about the role? How do you get to stand in their shoes? 07/05/2019

FREE EVENT: Talking Diversity in the Senior Civil Service

Do you ever watch the news and it seems like the only way to get a senior job in Government is to be privileged, white and educated at Oxbridge? Well, join us for an inspirational evening of careers advice and debate from people who weren't.

5 Senior Civil Servants, from diverse backgrounds, are lending you their time to tell you how they broke through - and how you can do. Ask them questions about their career journey, the challenges they had to overcome, and the changes that still need to be made.

This event is free and open to everyone, whether you're a student, a civil servant, or just interested in developing your career. Please reserve your ticket on eventbrite to guarantee that you don't miss out.

Sign-up link: Do you ever watch the news and it seems like the only way to get a senior job in Government is to be privileged, white and educated at Oxbridge? Well, join us for an inspirational evening of careers advice and debate from people who weren't. 5 Senior Civil Servants, from diverse backgrounds, are len...


January- what a month. Probably the worst month for things to go wrong. So, what happens if your exam results aren’t what you planned? Or you keep getting rejected from your graduate job applications? Or you are kinda just over life right now? Luckily we have a whole blog series dedicated to tackling all of this in the name of ‘Resilience’. Bounce back this month to your badass self. And in the meantime, read how not to do a Will, and most importantly, not to give up


Great news everyone! Civil Service will be coming to University of Leeds on the 27th of November so do look out for our event in time to come! Here are a few words from the ambassador himself.


SPEAKER PROFILE: Adam Robert Green

Adam is a journalist, author and editorial consultant working on technology, science and public policy. Adam graduated from The University of Leeds in 2005, to go on to work with The Financial Times, The Economist Intelligence Unit, Bloomsbury and MIT Technology Review, and has held numerous positions as editor and reporter.

Come along to “Understanding Journalism” to ask a member of the Leeds Alumni about his journey into journalism! More panellists to be announced!

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Can't wait to get to know Deloitte? Us too! Grab all your friends and join us on the 6th of Nov!
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INTERESTED IN THE BIG 4? Get to know Deloitte and connect with them on the 6th of November!
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Want a truly International Career with one of the Largest Companies in the World?

HSBC are coming to Leeds in the next few weeks and are actively targeting Uni of Leeds students. Regardless of your academic year or whether you are from a finance or non-finance background, HSBC want you!

Attend one of these events and hear more about their opportunities and get a heads up about their process!

Make sure you sign up for one of their events using the links below! So, what are you waiting for?

29.10.2018 – Employability Skills Sessions : (

31.10.2018 – HSBC Presentation : (

12.11.2018 – Networking Event : (


Counting down to our MVF x BRIGHT FUTURES event on Monday! Remember to grab your friends and yourself and head down to Baines Wing on Monday! Here is Becky, one of the representatives from MVF who will be there!

Becky is what we lovingly refer to as an ‘OG MVFer’. Having been here since pretty much the beginning of time, she’s part of MVF’s DNA and has been an integral part of our journey from a 5-person company to a global 500+ strong business. She’s excited to share her knowledge of MVF and explain what it’s like to join a small start-up with ambitious growth plans.

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Thank you to all who came!! We hope it was beneficial for everyone and do follow us for more fulfilling events!


Shoutout to ALL Marketing students! Take this opportunity to get to know MVF and network with them!
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Commercial Awareness For Students

Something interesting to have a look at this summer

New Commercial Awareness for Students video:

High street stores have been closing at an alarming rate as retailers struggle for survival. But why are retailers struggling so much?

Our new video explains.

[06/09/18]   Hey Guys, we hope your exams have gone well, and those still in the process of completing them, Good Luck!
Just to let you know - We still have the Presidential role for Next year's committee vacant.
This role involves the following:

• Overseeing all decisions made amongst the committee
• Working to ensure each member can fulfil their role to a high standard by providing support when needed
• Chairing meetings, setting agendas, identifying further action
• Identifying tasks and setting targets and deadlines
• Motivating the committee and encouraging them to work as a team
• Being the main contact with the MyKindaFuture society liaison

Why should you join Bright Futures Committee?

• This experience is something outstanding you can put on your CV and job applications
• Expansion of skills in communication, relationship building and project management
• Exposure to leading graduate employers and knowledge
• Invitation to the Annual Bright Futures Awards Ceremony & Training Conference
• Eligibility to be nominated for the ‘President of the Year Award’
• Opportunities to get more involved in campus life within your university
• Be the first to hear of any graduate and recruitment opportunities that MKF are recruiting for and have a verbal reference given if you go ahead and apply

Do not miss out on this fantastic opportunity! Please get in touch with us if you are interested.
Thanks 22/05/2018

Begin application

Apply by Thursday 7th June to build your career with a bank, working across Sydney and London for a September 2018 or February 2019 start.

Institutional Banking & Markets Graduate Program – London.

Competing directly with the largest investment banks in the world, IB&M are responsible for the relationships with major corporate and government clients and institutional investors, and provides a full range of capital raising, transactional and risk management products and services.

Your career...

In February 2019, you will spend 4 weeks in Sydney where you will receive extensive training through our IB&M Graduate Academy before returning to London where you will spend 12 months completing three rotations in Front Office teams within Institutional #Banking & #Markets and will get involved in a variety of roles, from structuring and lending to sales and trading where you will develop your skills and experience.

To be eligible to apply for our forthcoming Graduate Program, you will:
- Be a UK or EU citizen or Permanent Resident at the time you submit your application
- Be in your final year of study and are on track for a minimum of a 2:1 in your degree
- Any degree discipline is welcome

Interested? Apply here: This will assist us in processing your application as quickly as possible. You can update your e-mail address upon starting your application.


MyKindaFuture - News

To see the highlights of Bright Future's Annual Awards evening, visit the link below: Another year, another Awards Ceremony! 2017/18 has been another resounding success in the Bright Futures network’s history.

[04/25/18]   Hi Guys,

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel our AGM that was taking place tomorrow.

Best Wishes,
The Bright Futures Team

[04/23/18]   Hey Guys!

There are still some committee roles that you can nominate yourself for:

• President
• Marketing manager
• Treasurer

To apply for any of these roles, please email your manifesto to:
[email protected]

Thank You 19/04/2018

Leeds University Union -

Time is running out! Nominations for next year’s committee closes tomorrow at 5.00 pm.

Hurry and nominate yourself before the voting begins at 6.00 pm!

Click here for the election:

The committee roles available are:
• President
• Secretary & Events Manager
• Treasurer
• Marketing Manager & Society Liaison
• Corporate Liaison

Click here to view the committee role descriptions: 26/03/2018

Adobe fuel your future

Hey guys!

Adobe are giving out this great opportunity, take a look:

Fancy a chance of winning a £5000 experience? 💸💸💸

All it takes is a few simple steps..

1) Download Adobe Spark Post on your iPhone
2) Make a cool design with a piece of advice you would give your future self
3) Upload your entry into the competition on this website

Easy as that. What are you waiting for? Good luck!!!✨

#AdobeSpark #FuelYourFuture Win a dream experience worth £5,000 with Adobe Spark. Bring a motivational message to life and you could be one of the lucky winners. Enter now.


Bright Futures Societies

Looking for a graduate programme with a difference, based in Central London, and with a starting salary of £26k? Talbot Underwriting are looking for you! If you are considering a career in Underwriting or Claims then find out more here and apply before next Thursday!

My Kinda Future


MyKindaFuture - Graduate Development Programme (Underwriting & Claims)

Are you looking for an #Underwriting and #Claims role within the Insurance sector? Talbot Underwriting are looking for graduates who are seeking a graduate programme with a difference. Applications close next Thursday! Find out more and apply here:

My Kinda Future We are a successful Syndicate with a great culture and we take pride in providing an environment in which our employees can truly build their careers. Our employees are able to take advantage of opportunities in our overseas offices and in the wider Validus Group. As a Chartered Insurer, Talbot is a...


Bright Futures Societies

To continue spreading awareness of International Women's Day this month, we asked our Bright Futures Brand Awareness Ambassador some key questions around #IWD2018. Check Pauline's article out on our Blog here:


University of Leeds

Looking for a paid summer internship doing something different?
How about working on one of Leeds biggest events, Leeds Pride?

The Leeds Internship Programme is currently advertising a #LeedsIntern role supporting the Leeds LGB&T* Pride event. You'd get to not only help with organisation and marketing of the event, but also attend on the day!

It's a 10 week summer internship role based in Leeds, all about around raising awareness of Yorkshire MESMAC within the Leeds Pride event.

Key tasks cover areas such as creating imaginative floats, placards and stall designs for the event, raising awareness of Yorkshire MESMAC and its services through social media, online content and other media, and recruiting, training and supporting volunteers involved with the event.

For more details and to apply please see:

The closing date for applications is the 27th of March, get yours in quick as this opportunity will be very popular! 12/03/2018

MyKindaFuture - News


Bright Futures Societies

We stand with all the wonderful, strong women of the world. #IWD2018 💘 👸👭 #rupikaur


Bright Futures Societies

#InspirationalWomen Katherine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon in 1967, after it was argued women were physically unable to run any further than a mile and a half. In 2017, aged 70, she did it again. She also completed the 1974 New York marathon, running the 26.2 miles in 2 hours and 51 minutes and coming first. Switzer has now founded her own charity, '261 Fearless' which helps thousands of women around the world to find the strength to get running. #InternationalWomensDay


Bright Futures Societies

Why is MVF a good company to work for if you want to further your digital marketing career? Have a watch of their short video which sums up life at MVF and also why the company is one of the fastest growing tech companies to work for! And... make sure you come along to their London Insight Day on the 15th March!


Bright Futures Societies

What is life like working with CGI UK Careers? Find out on our Bright Futures Blog where CGI explain their company culture and working mission, especially in relation to their graduates and industrial placement students. Click here to read! 19/02/2018

Top 10 Stories of Last Week! 12/02/18

Check out the top stories from the last week by Commercial Awareness for Students This week’s news includes; Oxfam’s donations fall due to scandal, Barclays charged by the SFO, Uber posts widening losses and Kanye West settles with Lloyd’s.


Diageo are hiring! Find out about grad roles, company lifestyle & culture at the global beverages company behind Smirnoff, Guinness and Gordon’s. Register for their FREE Live Chat on Monday 19th Feb at 4pm.

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General information

What makes us different? We are different from other societies and the career centre as we are a part of a national organisation which gives us access to better resources and a wider range of corporate contacts. This also gives us a broader view of the graduate market and what employers want. We work with the career centre and other societies to ensure we bring in different companies that are not normally seen around campus from a range of industries. We also hold new fresh and unique events in informal environments. As each society is run by students we know what students want in terms of advice, jobs and events. We also get to determine (with member input) what companies and information you would like at an event. This tailored approach makes us much more appealing to student needs.