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Careers Workshops

University of Bradford students and graduates are welcome to attend our regular workshops led by employers, professional experts and Career and Employability Services team members.

Semester one 2019/20

Our careers workshops have three themes this year:

  • Career Essentials - covering the employability topics you need to know about
  • Professional Insights - guest speakers from a range of industries sharing insights into careers, job roles and recruitment
  • Expanding Your Horizons - opportunities abroad, further study and more.

See details below, and you can see much more and book now on SharePoint or My Career and Employability Centre.

A group of students at a careers workshop

Week five

Week commencing 14 October

Workshops this week (see also the details of the The Graduate Jobs and Placements Fair 2019 on Weds 16 October): 

WorkshopWhen and where

Careers Fair Workshop: Civil Service Fast Stream

  • Session aimed at those who are keen to apply to the Civil Service Fast Stream from any degree discipline. You will have an opportunity to 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.
  • Book your place.
Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019, 13:00 - 14:00, SC0.49 Student Central

Careers Fair Workshop: QA Graduate Academy - an introduction to the coding tools you've never heard of...

Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019, 14:00 - 15:00, 0.48 Student Central

Careers Fair Workshop: Visas for international students after graduating

  • Immigration solicitor Louis MacWilliam will be on hand to provide guidance on how to navigate the UK’s immigration system and obtain an appropriate visa to allow you to work in the UK after your studies.
  • Reserve your place.
Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019, 15:00 - 16:00, SC0.51 Student Central

Careers Fair Workshop: ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) Meet and Greet

  • Representatives from the ICE would like to engage with Civil & Structural Engineering students  and highlight the support we provide as the ICE Yorkshire & Humber Graduate, Apprentices, Students and Technicians Committee’.
  • Book your place.
Wednesday, 16 Oct 2019, 15:15 - 16:30, B0.26b Chesham
Career Essentials: Online Psychometric Tests
  • An introduction to the Graduates First Psychometric Tests portal – opportunity to practice various tests (e.g. Aptitude, Personality, Situational Judgement Tests; Game-based assessment and more) plus hints and tips on how to tackle online psychometric tests.
  • Book now.
Friday, 18 Oct 2019, 15:00 - 17:00, B0.26a Chesham

Week six

Week commencing 21 October

Workshops this week:

WorkshopWhen and where

Career Essentials: Online Applications

  • Come and find out how to sell yourself effectively at this stage of the recruitment process including understanding the skills/competencies required and techniques and examples to use.
  • See more and book now.
Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26b Chesham

Week seven

Week commencing 28 October

Workshops this week:

WorkshopWhen and where
Career Essentials: Effective Interviews
  • Find out about interview structure; typical interview questions and practice how to respond to different types of questions (strengths, competency, values and CV/Applications based).
  • Book your place.
Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.33 Chesham

Week eight

Week commencing 4 November

Workshops this week:

WorkshopWhen and where
Career Essentials: LinkedIn - Getting Started (30 Minute Webinar)
  • If you are just getting started with LinkedIn or already have a basic profile but want to find out more, then this 30-minute webinar is for you.  We will introduce you to the Free version of LinkedIn, showing you how to develop your personal brand making you visible to contacts and recruiters.
  • Book now to receive login details.
Monday, 04 Nov 2019, 17:00 - 17:30, Online only

Expanding Your Horizons: Opportunities Abroad

  • Opportunities for Study and Work Placements Abroad under the Erasmus+ Programme, Worldwide Exchanges and Overseas Placement, and ISEP – International Student Exchange Programme.
  • Reserve your place
Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26b Chesham

 Professional Insights: APM - Insight into Project Management

  • This APM event will shine a light on what it takes to be a successful project professional – with insight from graduates holding a range of degrees, working across a range of sectors.
  • See more and book now
Wednesday, 06 Nov 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.33 Chesham

Career Essentials: Confidence building for Career Success

  • This workshop is for anybody who wants practical confidence boosting techniques to help them move ahead with their career planning. 
  • See more and reserve a place
Thursday, 07 Nov 2019, 16:00 - 17:00, 0.50 Student Central

 Career Essentials: The Bradford Mentoring Programme

  • Would you like to work with a professional who can help you make an informed decision about your future career? Come along to this presentation to see how this exciting programme can help you
  • Book now
Thursday, 07 Nov 2019, 16:00 - 18:00, 0.46 Student Central

 Career Essentials: Linkedin Masterclass (60 Minute Webinar)

Friday, 08 Nov 2019, 16:00 - 17:00, Online only

Week nine

Week commencing 11 November

Workshops this week:

WorkshopWhen and where

Expanding Your Horizons: Opportunities Abroad

  • Opportunities for Study and Work Placements Abroad under the Erasmus+ Programme, Worldwide Exchanges and Overseas Placement, and ISEP – International Student Exchange Programme.
  • Reserve your place
Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.33 Chesham

 Professional Insights: Visas for international students after graduating

  • Immigration solicitor Louis MacWilliam will be on hand to provide guidance on how to navigate the UK’s immigration system and obtain an appropriate visa to allow you to work in the UK after your studies.
  • See more and book now
Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26b Chesham
Career Essentials: Open Forum for International Students
  • An opportunity for you to have a discussion with our Career Consultants and your fellow students about any career-related enquiries you may have.
  • See more and reserve a place
Friday, 15 Nov 2019, 15:00 - 17:00, 0.50 Student Central

Week ten

Week commencing 18 November

Workshops this week:

WorkshopWhen and where

Career Essentials: Next level CVs and Covering Letters

  • Come and find out how to stand out from the crowd and take your placement or graduate job application to the next level.
  • See more and book
Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26b Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: Opportunities Abroad

  • Opportunities for Study and Work Placements Abroad under the Erasmus+ Programme, Worldwide Exchanges and Overseas Placement, and ISEP – International Student Exchange Programme.
  • Reserve your place
Wednesday, 20 Nov 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.33 Chesham

Week eleven

Week commencing 25 November

Workshops this week:

WorkshopWhen and where
Professional Insights: FDM - 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. 
  • Find out more and book
Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.33 Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: Opportunities Abroad

  • Opportunities for Study and Work Placements Abroad under the Erasmus+ Programme, Worldwide Exchanges and Overseas Placement, and ISEP – International Student Exchange Programme.
  • Reserve your place
Wednesday, 27 Nov 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26b Chesham

Week twelve

Week commencing 2 December

Workshops this week:

WorkshopWhen and where

Career Essentials: Linkedin Masterclass (60 Minute Webinar)

Monday, 02 Dec 2019, 13:00 - 14:00, Online only
Career Essentials: Effective Interviews
  • Find out about interview structure; typical interview questions and practice how to respond to different types of questions (strengths, competency, values and CV/Applications based).
  • Find out more and book
Wednesday, 04 Dec 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.33 Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: Opportunities Abroad

  • Opportunities for Study and Work Placements Abroad under the Erasmus+ Programme, Worldwide Exchanges and Overseas Placement, and ISEP – International Student Exchange Programme.
  • Reserve your place
Wednesday, 04 Dec 2019, 14:00 - 16:00, B0.26b Chesham

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