Get Ready for Work 2014

Final year students
Get Ready for Work 2014
Wednesday 11th &  Thursday 12th June

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service are hosting a series of workshops for final year students (though open to all students).  These workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and to help to prepare for employment.

See the Get Ready for Work programme at www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/boostyouremployability/getreadyforwork/.

To Register / book your place visit http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/
Once you have registered and/or logged in:-

  1. Click on Events Calendar
  2. Select the date of the workshop(s)
  3. Select the workshop(s) you wish to book

Sign up for as many sessions as you would like.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Swansea Employability Academy and Careers & Employability Service

The job-hunting process is not an easy one and can be difficult to manage if you’re not organised.  Get better at it with these great tips:  http://grad.li/1kWUo4u

Click here to download a list of useful resources/links to help you build your networking skills, manage your online presence and use social media effectively to find jobs.

Date: Thursday 13 February 2014
Time: 6 – 8 pm
Venue: Mandela Suite, Students’ Union

What are employers looking for from me? What can I do to maximise my chance of getting the job I want? How can I make myself invaluable in the workplace? These are questions that you may be considering at this time of year as you think about what to do after your degree.

The ‘Question Time’ event provides students with the opportunity to ask any questions they have about Employability to a panel of experts. The panel includes a graduate employer, an entrepreneur, a careers adviser and a recent Swansea University Engineering graduate. Light refreshments will be provided.

For further information and to book your place, please go to:

http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/

  • Click on Events Calendar
  • Select:  Date of the Event
  • Select:  Book

Get Ready for Work!

5th, 6th and 7th June 2013

The Careers and Employability Service will be offering workshops as follows:
Commercial Awareness / Clueless! / Managing your e-Presence / CV Workshops / Job Applications & Interviews / How to Stand Out from the Crowd:  An Employer’s Perspective / How to impress an Employer / Personal Branding.

Click here to download the programme.

Target Audience:  Final Year Students but also open to all who are interested in attending.

Get Ready For Work!

Wednesday 5th June
Thursday 6th June
Friday 7th June

The Careers and Employability Service will be offering workshops as follows:

On Commercial Awareness / Clueless! / Managing your e-Presence / CV Workshops / Job Applications & Interviews / How to Stand Out from the Crowd:  An Employer’s Perspective / How to Impress an Employer / Personal Branding / Understanding Commercial Awareness.

Further information coming very soon.

Target Audience:  Final Year Students, but also open to all who are interested.

The Blind in Business charitable trust helps blind and partially sighted people into work.  This open day will take place between 11.00 and 14.00 on 30th January at:

Blind in Business Office
1 London Wall Buildings
London Wall
London
EC2M 5PG

Refreshments will be provided.

This event will provide:

  • Opportunities  for consultations with staff
  • CV workshops
  • A great opportunity to network
  • Career guidance

For more information call 0207 588 1885

OR email:  media@blindinbusiness.org.uk

Monday, 18 February 2013 from 10:00 to 19:00 (GMT)

This event is for undergraduates and recent graduates interested in ecological careers.  Visit http://youngecobes.eventbrite.co.uk/ for more information.  Tickets cost £10 and can be bought online.

There will be a series of inspiring talks on a wide range of ecological career paths, followed by useful career management workshops discussing your CV and online presence.

Discover your next steps during the Q&A session, before networking with the experts who can make it happen!

In collaboration with relevant Higher Education Institutions, Skillset offers a range of fully/part-funded courses to support professional development, including a range of creative/IT skills together with subjects like finance and accountancy.

Visit http://skillsetacademiplus.org/en/courses/ for details.

Just a quick reminder about our Careers Fair on Thursday:-

Time:  10.00 am – 3.00 pm, 4th October 2012
Venue:  Marquee in front of Fulton House

  • This is your chance to meet recruiters from a wide range of employment sectors.
  • Our Careers Advisers will also be running a CV clinic if you would like some advice on this.
  • If you complete one of our student surveys at the Fair, you will have the option to be entered in a prize draw to win a Uni bus term ticket worth £156.  This has been kindly donated by First Cymru Buses Ltd.

Click here for more information.

This autumn & winter, the IOP has an excellent line up of companies wanting to invite you to their careers evenings, including:  Seagate Technology, IBM, Atkins, Bank of England, TTP, Lockheed Martin and Corporate Risk Associates.  The host companies are interested in recruiting physics graduates on completion of their studies.  Attending these events is an excellent way of finding out what graduate careers are available in these organisations, and how you could boost your chances of securing an interview.

Dates:

  • Seagate Technology, 26 September, 2pm – 4pm, Belfast
  • IBM, 17 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, London
  • Atkins, 24 October, 6.30pm – 8.30pm , London
  • Bank of England, 7 November, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, London
  • TTP, 14 November, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, London
  • Lockheed Martin, 5 December 6.30pm – 8.30pm, London
  • Corporate Risk Associates, 23 January 2013, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, London

All events will be held on a Wednesday afternoon or evening.

If you wish to attend these events, please click here to book:  http://www.iop.org/events/careers/index.html

If you have any questions, please contact:

Vishanti Fox
Careers Manager
The Institute of Physics
76 Portland Place
London W1B 1NT
E-mail: vishanti.fox@iop.org
Direct Tel: +44 (0)20 7470 4906
Fax: +44 (0)20 7470 4900

Final year students – get ready for work!

Tuesday 12th – Friday 15th June 2012

Swansea Employability Academy and the Careers & Employability Service are hosting a series of workshops for final year students. These workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and to help to prepare yourself ready for the employment sector.

Click here to view the full programme.

The Society of Biology and several of their Member Organisations have recently produced a careers resource for undergraduate bioscience students:- ‘Next Steps:  Options after a Bioscience Degree‘.

The guide includes information about:

  • Postgraduate study and funding
  • Job hunting
  • Advice on applications and interviews.

The EU Civil Service needs intelligent, bright, motivated British graduates to apply for a truly international career.

Careers in the EU are packed from the outset with interesting, challenging and responsible work that really makes a difference. You will have the opportunity to work and travel all over Europe and the world – shaping policies and creating legislation that impacts the lives of over 500 million people in 27 different countries.

The Foreign Office is leading a campaign to raise awareness of careers in the EU by launching ‘EU Careers Month’ on 1st March. You can visit the ‘EU Careers’ website at http://careers.guardian.co.uk/eucareers which contains all the information you will need to discover what the EU has to offer, alongside: videos, case studies, presentations and helpful advice.

  • Take part in a live online Q+A on Wednesday 21st March where a panel of EU career experts will answer any questions you have.
  • Watch this video to hear what Julien – European Parliament, has to say about the application process, moving to Brussels and his job so far.

Visit http://www.fco.gov.uk for British foreign policy news and travel advice and http://blogs.fco.gov.uk to read Foreign and Commonwealth Office blogs.

Bright Futures E-magazine

Bright Futures builds networks locally and nationally with Students’ Unions and leading graduate employers to help you get your dream job.

Check out the Bright Futures newsletter where you can view their new e-magazine in full.  It’s full of great advice, information, guidance and employer opportunities.

Being part of the Bright Futures Society at Swansea University can help you develop the employability skills that businesses need, and get you in the know about jobs, internships, mentoring programmes, training conferences, webinars and lots more.

RNIB Cymru is inviting blind and visually impaired students to a FREE five day residential course in Cardiff in July 2012.

The programme will guide you through the process of looking for employment, from job searching to interview techniques including:

  • CV Workshops
  • Filling in applications
  • Applying for funding through Access to Work
  • How to prepare for an interview, including advice from an image consultant
  • Disclosure of visual impairment to a potential employer
  • Mock interviews by HR departments from leading companies
  • Empowerment and motivational exercises delivered by the Kaisen Partnership

This course is open to all blind and visually impaired students and ex-students who wish to gain employment.  The course is limited to 16 students so book early!

Last year’s course participants said:

“I strongly believe that his course should be run as much as possible as the confidence, emotional security and practical skills it has given participants can not be underestimated.”

Who Can Apply
The course has been designed for blind and partially sighted students, or those who have recently left education, who either studied in or are resident in Wales and are interested in developing their employability skills and in looking for work.

When and where
16th to 20th July at the Holiday Inn Hotel in the centre of Cardiff.

Staffing
All the support staff and volunteers have undergone visual awareness training by RNIB Cymru. There will be staff resident for the whole week.

Cost: Free of charge
This includes:

  • Accommodation in a single occupancy room and all meals
  • Trained support staff
  • Travel costs from the centre of Cardiff (if your travel costs to Cardiff are prohibitive please contact us).

Book your place today!
The deadline for the return of completed application forms is Friday 1st June 2012 (late applications will only be considered if places are still available)
When allocating places we depend on the information given on the application form to ensure that we have good staffing levels and safety arrangements in place therefore please give us as much information as possible.

For an application form or to discuss the course further please contact:

Doug Churchley Employment Advisor
Telephone: 07918072346
Email:  doug.churchley@rnib.org.uk
Or
Helen Gummett-Preece, Employment Advisor
Telephone: 07833441305
Email:  Helen.gummett-preece@rnib.org.uk

The  next Society of Biology Life Sciences Careers Conference will be held at the University of Westminster on Thursday 1st March 2012.

The Life Sciences Careers Conferences are aimed at undergraduates and recent graduates.  They include presentations on a wide range of science-related careers, a CV workshop with tips on how to secure an interview for your perfect job, a chance to meet employers and find out about their organisations  and the opportunity to mingle with the experts and ask questions over lunch and afternoon refreshments.

For more details about the event, please see the Life Sciences Careers Conference webpages.  Registration for the conference is £10 per person; however members of the Society of Biology will receive a £10 refund for their ticket price at the end of the event.

Your Careers and Employability Service will be holding the following events during Employability Week:

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Event:        Exhibition Stand and Display
Day:        Everyday during Employability Week
Time:        9am – 5pm
Venue:        Library and Information Centre, Central Hall

Visit the exhibition stand where you will find various information and leaflets and find out how the Careers and Go Wales Team can advise you further.

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To  book your place on any of the workshops/talks outlined below,  please go to the Events Page of the Careers and Employability Website at:    http://www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/careerstalksevents/.  If you have any difficulties with the online booking system please telephone 01792 513266 or call in at the Careers Helpdesk on Level 3 of the Library.
PLEASE NOTE:  venues will be confirmed when you book.

CV workshops will be held each day from 1.00 – 2.00 pm in the Library and Information Centre.

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CV Workshop 1     Monday 23rd January

Facilitator:      Jean Brokenshire, Careers Advisor
Time:         1pm – 2pm
Venue:         Library and Information Centre

A lunchtime practical workshop covering the key points on how to write your CV.  This workshop is useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you need further help and advice.  Please note we cannot give one to one help at this workshop as time does not allow.  However,  you can bring your own CV with you to the session if you wish.

Target Group – Level 1 students but also open to all levels

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CV Workshop 2     Tuesday  24th January
Facilitator:    Paula Williams, Guidance and Placement Adviser, GO Wales
Time:         1pm – 2pm
Venue:         Library and Information Centre

GO Wales (Graduate Opportunity Wales) is a work experience scheme which offers a range of work experience and training opportunities in Wales, jobs and other resources to help you develop your career.

Work Placements are periods of project-based work experience with a company in Wales. They last from 6 to 12 weeks and are mainly in the field of marketing, IT, engineering, social/welfare, environmental, and business. You are paid at a minimum rate of £250 per week.

Work Tasters are unpaid work experience designed to help you make informed career choices. Tasters last from a three days up to two weeks, are flexible and enable you to gain experience of working in a particular career, industry or business sector such as publishing, journalism, TV, accountancy, environmental, hospitality and translation work.

GO Wales Academies: The Freelancer Academy is for graduates wishing to explore working on a freelance basis and the Graduate Academy is for graduates seeking additional support following graduation in order to maximise their career potential. Both Academies are free of charge.
We also advertise jobs and have a variety of other information on jobs and careers on our website www.gowales.co.uk

Target Group:  Final year home, EU or EEA students and graduates only.

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CV Workshop 3      Wednesday 25th January
Facilitator:     Zdravka Kamenova, Placement and Guidance Advisor, GO Wales
Time:         1pm – 2pm
Venue:         Library and Information Centre

A lunchtime practical workshop covering the key points on how to write your CV.  This workshop is useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you need further help and advice.  Please note we cannot give one to one help at this workshop as time does not allow.  However,  you can bring your own CV with you to the session if you wish.

Target Group – Level 1 students but also open to all levels

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CV Workshop 4     Thursday 26th January
Facilitator:      Chris Cardew, Swansea Employability Award
Time:         1pm – 2pm
Venue:         Library and Information Centre
A lunchtime practical workshop covering the key points on how to write your CV.  This workshop is useful if you have not yet written your CV or if you need further help and advice.  Please note we cannot give one to one help at this workshop as time does not allow.  However,  you can bring your own CV with you to the session if you wish.

Target Group – Level 1 students but also open to all levels

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Event:  Talk:  NHS Graduate Management Training – Advanced Development Programme 2012
Date:  Thursday 26th January 2012
Time:  1.00 – 2.00 pm
Venue:  Fulton House

The Advanced Development Programme (Graduate) aims to provide a first step into NHS management for graduates – external or inservice – who have a passion for making a difference.

A Graduate Level Training Programme to develop emerging leaders for NHS Wales. In-service and external graduates are encouraged to apply through a challenging selection process, resulting in successful applicants being appointed to a real job role and innovative fast-track training programme with integrated postgraduate academic learning.

Applications open January 2012.

Appointments will commence in September 2012.

NB: The target audience are students in their final year graduating this summer or studying a post graduate course.

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CV Workshop 5    Friday 27th January
Facilitator:     Janet George , Training Officer, Graduate Opportunities Wales  www.gowales.co.uk
Time:         1pm – 2pm
Venue:         Library and Information Centre

“Linking on a daily basis with students and graduates undertaking work placements, the GO Wales PDA team are able to offer practical advice on how to enhance your current CV to meet the needs of potential employers and Industry Sectors.

During this session we will discuss the basics of effective CV writing, how to ‘sell’ yourself to potential employers, while also proving some practical tips on how to make the most of your educational talents and previous work experience.  To get the most from this session, please bring along your current CV.” .

Target Group – 2nd year and final year students

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Event:        Talk:  Taking your first steps into the media

Facilitator:    Ben Donovan, Programme Editor, Swansea City Football Club

Day:        Friday 27th January

Time:        1pm – 2pm

Venue:        Fulton House

Ben will talk about what it takes to get into journalism and some of the hurdles you may come across.
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To  book your place on any of the workshops/talks outlined above,  please go to the Events Page of the Careers and Employability Website at:    http://www.swansea.ac.uk/careers/careerstalksevents/.  If you have any difficulties with the online booking system please telephone 01792 513266 or call in at the Careers Helpdesk on Level 3 of the Library.
PLEASE NOTE:  venues will be confirmed when you book.
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Event:        Exhibition Stand and Display
Day:        Everyday during Employability Week
Time:        9am – 5pm
Venue:        Library and Information Centre, Central Hall

Visit the exhibition stand where you will find various information and leaflets and find out how the Careers and Go Wales Team can advise you further.

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Careers Talks Programme

Click here to register/login and then click on “careers calendar” so that you can see information about talks coming up and book your place online.  New talks are added all the time, so it’s a good idea to visit this web page regularly and check what’s happening. 

If you have any difficulties booking online please call in at the Careers and Employability Reception Desk on Level 3 of the Library; it’s open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (except Tuesdays when it opens at 10.00 am.)

Talks coming soon:

Tuesday 22nd November
Organisation: PricewaterhouseCoopers
Who are PwC and what do they actually do in their Swansea office?
Overview: Professional services is a term that is used to describe many organisations but what exactly does it mean?  


Date: Thursday 24th November
Speakers:  Two Swansea University Alumni 
Ben Donovan, Swansea City Football Club and James Snaith, The Wave
Title:  ‘Taking your first steps into the media’

  • What it takes to get into journalism
  • The many different forms of media that you can get into

Date:   Tuesday 29th November
Organisation:    Matchtech Group PLC
Title:
    How to effectively use a recruitment agency
Overview:   Matchtech Group will be coming in to speak you about how you can effectively use a recruitment agency to look for your first Graduate position.


Date:   Thursday 1st December
Organisation:   Teach First
Title:
   All aspects of the Teach First programme
Overview:  The first part that will be covered is the problem that currently faces the UK – Educational Disadvantage. The presentation will cover Teach First’s solution to this problem, the 2012 Leadership Development Programme, and finally the application process.

The Bright Futures Society are hosting their annual ‘Accounting Afternoon’ on Tuesday 15th November in the Margam Building, rooms 317-318 from 2pm-5pm.

They are welcoming students from all year groups including masters and PhD students from any degree discipline who are looking to find out more information regarding careers within the professional services sector.   This is a great opportunity to meet face to face and network with the recruiters who are looking for graduates for internship and full time roles and also are willing to give help and advice with successful recruitment applications – including psychometric testing and mock interviews, professional qualifications after graduation and interview tips and techniques – a chance to find out what you need to be successful at interview. If you interested in a career within in the following professions shown below we would recommend you attend.

  • Actuarial
  • Assurance
  • Consulting
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Advisory
  • Tax
  • ACA and ACCA qualifications advice

The afternoon will give students the opportunity to meet and network with the attending corporate guests who this year are:

  • PriceWaterhouse Coopers
  • Deloitte
  • ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
  • ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

To confirm your place at the event (and  to receive the schedule) please send an email with your name and student number to: Swansea@brightfutures.co.uk   Places are limited to 30 and there will be a guest list, so if you have not confirmed via email then there is a chance there won’t be space for you on the day.

Visit the Bright Futures website for more information.

The Bright Futures committee look forward to seeing you there.