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Careers Workshops

Employability workshops for Semester One Autumn 2017.

University of Bradford students and graduates are welcome to attend our regular workshops led by an employer or one of our career consultants.

This year we have three themes to our workshops:

  • Career Essentials - covering a wide range of employability skills and job hunting techniques
  • Professional Insights - invited speakers from industry give advice and information from their point of view
  • Expanding Your Horizons - covering further study, opportunities abroad and more...

Booking is required for all our workshops: Click on the workshop title or go to the University's Workshops page and click Careers (for All) to access the full schedule and reserve your place.

Workshop

Description

When and where

Career Essentials:

What can 'Careers' do for you? 

Join us for an informal session to understand what we do. What kind of services do we offer and how can you get the best from us? Find out more and book your place.

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017, 14:00 - 15:00, B0.26a Chesham.

Career Essentials:

Employability skills - what's all the fuss about?

 You may have heard that “a degree alone is not enough” when it comes to jobseeking, but what else do recruiters really want? Come and find out with our introduction to employability skills. Book your place. Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017, 15:30 - 16:30, B0.26a Chesham.
Career Essentials:

What can 'Careers' do for you? 

*Session at Emm Lane Campus

Join us for an informal session to understand what we do. What kind of services do we offer and how can you get the best from us? See the details and book now.

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017, 14:00 - 15:00, YJ0.08, Yvette Jacobson Building, FoML.
Career Essentials:

Employability skills - what's all the fuss about? 

*Session at Emm Lane Campus

You may have heard that “a degree alone is not enough” when it comes to jobseeking, but what else do recruiters really want? Come and find out with our introduction to employability skills. Reserve your place and find out more.

Wednesday, 27 Sep 2017, 15:30 - 16:30, YJ0.08, Yvette Jacobson Building, FoML.
Professional Insights:

Civil Service Fast Stream - Drop-in / Meet and Greet 

Representatives from the Civil Service will be on a stand outside Careers in Student Central from 10am to answer your queries prior to the presentation at 2pm.

Gain an insight into the Fast Stream Graduate Programme, hear from graduates about their experience on the programme to date and the opportunities available on the schemes and ask any questions you may have. See more and book now.

Wednesday, 04 Oct 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26a Chesham. 

Career Essentials:

Applying for Part-time Jobs

Effective CV and Covering Letter construction for part-time jobs, plus employment advice for international students. Book your place. Wednesday, 04 Oct 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.24 Chesham.

Career Essentials:

Psychometric Tests

An overview of Psychometric tests in general, including an introduction to our Graduates First practice test portal. See the details and book now. Friday, 06 Oct 2017, 15:00 - 17:00, B0.24 Chesham.

Career Essentials:

Constructing Effective CVs and Covering Letters

Session aimed at students applying for placements and final years.

How to produce an effective CV (purpose, structure, content and layout) that will grab the attention of prospective employer. Reserve your place and find out more.

Monday, 09 Oct 2017, 15:00 - 17:00, C1.03 Chesham.

Professional Insights:

Department For Work & Pensions Presentation and Recruitment

Representatives from the DWP will also be in Student Central from 10am talking about their opportunities prior to the workshop at 2pm.

Do you want a job that will inspire you, put your analytical skills to the best use and support you to the greatest you can be? The DWP can guarantee diverse and interesting work, support with training and development to ensure you reach your potential and a fast and exciting career path. See the details and book.

Wednesday, 11 Oct 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26a Chesham.

 

Career Essentials:

Applying For Teacher Training 

 

Are you considering teaching as a career? Come along to this workshop to find out about how to submit an effective application. Reserve your place now. Friday, 13 Oct 2017, 16:00 - 18:00, B0.24 Chesham.
Professional Insights:

SEO London - Internship Opportunities

SEO London, a not for profit organisation are on campus to talk about how they can help students from under-represented ethnic minority (BME) or low socio-economic backgrounds (BME & non-BME) secure competitive internship and graduate roles with some of the UK’s top employers. See more and book a place. Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, Student Central.

Career Essentials:

The Mentoring Programme 

Do you want to find out which career would suit you in the future?  Would you like to work with a professional who can help you make an informed decision about your future career?

Then come along to this presentation to see how this exciting programme can help you. More details and booking info.

Thursday, 19 Oct 2017, 16:00 - 17:00, Room C1.03a Chesham.

Career Essentials:

Effective Applications - Answering Competency-based Questions

Come and find out how best to sell yourself at this stage of recruitment process, including understanding the competencies required, applying the right technique (STAR / SBO) and examples to use. Book your place now. Friday, 20 Oct 2017, 15:00 - 17:00, Room B0.03 Chesham.

Professional Insights:

Vauxhall Presentation (Undergraduate Placement Scheme)

Vauxhall are here to talk about their undergraduate placement roles in Engineering, IT, Business, Finance, Marketing, HR and many more. Find out more and book. Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.33 Chesham.

Career Essentials:

Graduate Jobs - Find and Apply!

This session will show you how to explore graduate opportunities including looking at graduate schemes, knowing where recruiters advertise and the hidden jobs market. Book now. Wednesday, 25 Oct 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.24 Chesham
 Career Essentials:

The Power of Networking

This workshop will help you to recognise and build your network of contacts to boost your career prospects. See the full details and reserve a place. Friday, 03 Nov 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, C2.06 Chesham
Career Essentials:

Confidence building for Career Success

Featuring practical confidence boosting techniques to help you move ahead with their career planning. See more and book your place. Tuesday, 07 Nov 2017, 16:00 - 17:30, B0.03 Chesham

Professional Insights:

IMI plc - Presentation & Recruitment for Engineering Graduates

This session is targeted at final year undergraduates and postgraduates in Mechanical, Medical, Manufacturing, Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Robotics. IMI plc is a global engineering group focused on the precise control and movement of fluids in critical applications who are recruiting for a range of graduate roles. See the full details and reserve a place. Wednesday, 08 Nov 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.33 Chesham.

Career Essentials:

How To Be a Great Team Worker 

This session will help you to make the most of your working relationships (in the context of decision making, planning and organising and communication) and also identify how these might be improved. Find out more and book. Wednesday, 08 Nov 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26a Chesham

Career Essentials:

Linking up on LinkedIn WEBINAR

*Online webinar session - reserve your place for login details.

So you know about LinkedIn and maybe you have an account but are you making the most of the world's largest online professional network? 

This webinar will introduce you to LinkedIn, what it has to offer and how you can use it to develop your personal brand and online presence. See the full details and register.

Friday, 10 Nov 2017, 16:30 - 17:30

 

Professional Insights:

Gradcracker's 'Crackin Day on Campus'

 

Gradcracker will be on campus in Student Central from 10am to chat to students and will do their presentation at 2pm:

Gradcracker is coming to campus for a 'Crackin Day' and to let you know about all the amazing STEM careers that are out there. There are lots of freebies and advice, come along and pick up a Toolkit and say hello! Find out more and book.

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26a Chesham.

Professional Insights:

NCS The Challenge 

 

Session targeted at social science / social care students.

NCS The Challenge is looking to recruit a variety of roles. See more and book your place.

Wednesday, 15 Nov 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, C2.06 Chesham.

Career Essentials:

Effective Interviews

 

Types of interviews – telephone, video (live/automated), face-to-face and briefly on multiple mini interviews (MMI).

Interview structure, content and answering different types of questions (strengths, competency, values and CV/Applications based). See the full details and reserve a place.

Friday, 17 Nov 2017, 16:00 - 18:00, B0.03 Chesham.

 Professional Insights:

FDM - Video Interviews & Assessment Centres

Part One: Introduction to Video Interviews: This is your chance to discover what to expect, how to prepare and excel. Book now.

Part Two: Assessment Centres: An employer-led workshop providing students with an understanding of the stages employers go through when assessing graduates; looking at competencies, group exercises and assessment etiquette. Reserve your place.

Wednesday, 29 Nov 2017

Part One: 14:00 - 15:00

Part Two: 15:30 - 17:00

B0.26a Chesham.

Career Essentials:

International Students - job search on leaving the UK / returning home

This session will be of interest to international students who are looking to apply for roles within the UK and those preparing to leave the UK on completion of their studies, covering a range of topics. See the details and book your place. Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26a Chesham 

Career Essentials:

Linking up on LinkedIn WEBINAR

*Online webinar session - reserve your place for login details.

So you know about LinkedIn and maybe you have an account but are you making the most of the world's largest online professional network? 

This webinar will introduce you to LinkedIn, what it has to offer and how you can use it to develop your personal brand and online presence. See the full details and register.

Wednesday, 06 Dec 2017, 16:30 - 17:30 
Career Essentials:

Confidence building for Career Success

Featuring practical confidence boosting techniques to help you move ahead with their career planning. See more and book your place. Thursday, 07 Dec 2017, 16:00 - 17:30, B0.03 Chesham .

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