The Careers Service is here to support you.
Here are just a few of the ways...
Find out about different careers or postgraduate study by checking out ‘Explore your options’
- No idea what to do next? Choose a career you’ll love with our online course
- Perfect your CV and interview technique with our advice on Applications, interviews and tests
- Not finding the jobs you’re looking for? Our using social media tips to uncover the hidden opportunities may be just the job!
- After your University account closes create a graduate account on Career Connect to find vacancies, book an appointment with an adviser (including phone and Skype) or email us with your questions. It’s easy! Follow our simple guide on how to access the system once you have left the University.
You can book a 20-minute appointment specifically for finalists via Career Connect
Remember, you can use the Careers Service for up to three years, but don’t wait that long. We’re ready and waiting now!
Workshops and Webinars
Join us for our essential graduate workshops and webinars over the summer. With answers to all your career questions, they're designed to get you to where you want to be.
In addition to our workshops, some of our events are now available as Webinars. These are live online events, meaning you can participate from anywhere with internet access!
You'll be able to see the slides, hear the presenter, and ask questions through a Q&A chat function.
To book your place on a workshop or webinar, simply click on the link below.
11-June-2019, 14:00 - 15:00
What is 'Commercial Awareness' and why is it one of the most sought after attributes employers look for? This workshop, delivered by staff from the Careers Service and the Library will explain what it really means to have commercial awareness and how you can prove you have it. The workshop will introduce you to tools and resources you can use to think commercially and improve your skills in this broad area.
Graduating - What Next?
If you're coming to the end of your time at University and thinking about your next steps, this session will offer practical and positive ideas around your career options and the future you, where to look for graduate opportunities and uncovering some hidden gems of the graduate jobs market. There will be a break for lunch and then a session on how to make winning applications and the chance to get some feedback on your CV.
Open to all final year and PGT students.
Workshop: Friday 14th June, 11:00 - 14:00
Workshop: Thursday 20th June, 11:00 - 14:00
Workshop: Friday 12th July, 11:00 - 14:00
Workshop: Thursday 18th July, 11:00 - 14:00
Graduate Schemes - Get ahead of the competition
If you’re thinking of applying to a graduate recruitment scheme in the future, this session will help you get prepared and identify things you can be doing now to improve your chances of success.
Workshop: Monday 24th June 13.00 - 14.00
Professionalism in the workplace
This session gives information and advice regarding the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of workplace etiquette, including what to wear, appropriate conversations and social media.
Bitesize workshop: Monday 12th August, 11:00 - 11:30
Webinar: Thursday 1st August, 11:00 - 11:30
Working For Yourself
Have you ever considered working outside of the regular 9-5? Then perhaps working for yourself would suit you. This session aims to provide a general insight into the options available to you in order to begin working for yourself. A number of different self employment options will be covered and various resources and support available will be discussed. All students are welcome to attend.
Webinar: Monday 22nd July, 13:00 - 13:30
Confused about your career? How to find your dream job
Trying to find your dream job that’s fun and fulfilling, but not sure what that actually means for you? This webinar aims to provide you with practical tools to enable you define what your dream job might look like, and how to identify steps towards a satisfying career. The session will also provide resources and explain support available to you to help you with your next steps.
Webinar: Tuesday 23rd July, 14:00 - 14:30
Graduate Jobs: Where are they and how to find them
Understanding the graduate labour market and how it works is important, but it can be quite time consuming. This webinar will give you an overview of the different types of graduate jobs, where to find vacancies and some top tips for job hunting.
Webinar: Wednesday 24th July, 14:00 - 14:30
How to make your applications stand out
This webinar will cover some of the strategies you will need to complete different job application forms effectively. You will be encouraged to consider and research what skills and attributes employers are seeking and how you can demonstrate your possession of these when answering ‘competency-based’ questions on application forms.
Webinar: Tuesday 30th July, 14:00 14:30
Workshop: Thursday 25th July, 14:30 - 16:00
Writing a CV
This webinar will overview how to produce a quality CV that is well-structured and with strong content for applications for graduate jobs, internships, part-time work, or further study. It will also provide information about sources of further help/advice on writing your CV.
Webinar: Friday 26th July, 14:00 - 14:30
Bitesize workshop: Tuesday 6th August, 11:00 - 11:30
Writing a Covering Letter
This webinar will cover how to produce a quality Covering Letter that is well-structured and with strong content for applications for graduate jobs, internships, part-time work, or further study. It will also provide information about sources of further help/advice on writing your Covering Letter.
Webinar: Monday 29th July, 10:30 - 11:00
Bitesize workshop: Thursday 8th August, 11:00 - 11:30
Developing your Interview Technique
This webinar provides advice on how to prepare effectively and perform well at all types of interviews, including graduate jobs, part-time work and internships/placements. It will give you insights into what employers look for and how effective preparation can help increase your confidence.
Webinar: Thursday 1st August, 14:00 - 14:30