• Network with HR professionals from top UK businesses
  • Attend VI-specific career workshops
  • Receive feedback on your CV & interview technique
  • Share experiences with other VI graduates
  • Build confidence and have fun water-skiing

11-13th August 2015
Mandolay Hotel & Conference Centre,
36-40 London Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 2AE

To be considered, please send a copy of your CV to: justin@blindinbusiness.org.uk

Or for more information, see:

Website: www.blindinbusiness.org.uk/events/education-to-employment-2015
Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/945351275485333
Twitter: @blindinbusiness #E2E2015

All the presentation slides and notes from our recent Get Ready for Work events are now available. Visit https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/careers/ and follow the ‘Workshops’ link under ‘Resources’ – you need to be logged into MyUni/Blackboard to view these resources.

Topics covered include:

  • LinkedIn
  • How to network effectively
  • What an employer wants
  • How to write successful applications
  • How to find graduate jobs
  • Interview technique

SEA (Swansea Employability Academy) are hosting a series of workshops for final year students, and the programme includes major employers such as BBC Wales and Santander. Click here to download our Get Ready for Work poster.

The workshops are designed to improve your knowledge and skills in the job application and interview process and prepare you for the employment sector. The programme covers:

  • CVs and covering letters
  • Writing effective applications
  • How to find a graduate job
  • Interview skills
  • What employers look for
  • LinkedIn – from amateur to pro
  • How to network with confidence
  • Meet the Employers event

Click here to download the full programme of events and book online for the workshops you’re interested in.

Finding graduate jobs
Tuesday 17 March 2015, 12.00 – 13.00

Looking for work after graduation and not sure where to look or when to start applying? This workshop will help you get a clearer picture of timescales, where to look for vacancies and develop a plan.

How do I develop my interview skills?
Thursday 23 March 2015, 13.00 – 14.00

Feel you’d like to brush up on your interview technique? In this session our Careers Advisers will provide you with hints and tips on how to survive job interviews.

How to book:

For any workshop that you would like to attend, go to http://swansea.prospects.ac.uk/index.html to register and book online. Once you have registered and logged in:-

  • Click on “Events Calendar”
  • Select the date of the event you wish to attend
  • Select “Book”.

I you have any queries about the booking system, please telephone 01792 513266 or call in at the Careers Helpdesk in the central hall on Level 3 of the Library.

Our programme of Employability Week workshops includes one on preparing for Assessment Centres for which there are still quite a few places free. It’s taking place tomorrow, 28th Feb, from 3.00pm to 5.30 pm.

Click here to view the Employability Week programme and instructions for booking sessions that you’re interested in.

Attending an assessment centre soon?

@Enterprise Rent-A-Car Jobs Europe’s tips will help you to make the most of it: http://grad.li/1wO8E1H

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

You’ve come to the end of the interview, and the employer asks, “Do you have any questions?” – this is your opportunity to really find out about the company you’ll be working for. Here are six questions you should ask the interviewer and why you should ask them: https://www.enterprisealive.co.uk/interview-questions.

The Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) held a very successful ‘Question Time’ event last month at the Mandela suite in the Students’ Union. Managed by the Careers and Employability team, it was organised in association with the Bright Futures and Konetics student societies. The event was filmed by the University’s SU-TV team:-

The panel included

  • Jenny Jones, HR Odfficer, JCP Solicitors
  • Adam Curtis, CEO of Hoowla and Owner of Clockwork Bear
  • Naomi Boast, Assistnat Civil Engineer, Vinci Construction, based on Swansea University’s new campus site
  • Gareth Hill, Careers Adviser, Careers and Employability Service
  • Lucy Williams, Work Placement and Employment Coordinator, Careers and Employability Service

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

At today’s session on preparing for assessment centres, the focus was on teamwork.  The students who attended showed great ingenuity, competing to see which team could build the highest tower out of spaghetti, marshmallows and sellotape.  This photo was taken by Jennie Drewson, one of our Careers Advisers.

The Careers and Employability Service will be hosting a variety of events and workshops during the week beginning Monday 20th January covering a wide range of topics.

Download the full programme:

English version

Welsh version

Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-

  • Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
  • Getting started with career ideas
  • Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
  • Writing an effective CV and cover letter
  • Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
  • Career decision making
  • Developing an employability mindset
  • Analysing what you can offer an employer
  • Making successful applications
  • Interview skills and psychometric testing
  • preparing for assessment centres
  • The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
  • Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
  • Using social media for job hunting
  • Getting into teaching
  • International Students – What next after your degree?

The Careers and Employability Service will be hosting a variety of events and workshops during the week beginning Monday 20th January covering a wide range of topics.

The full programme will be published on the Careers and Employability website during the week beginning 6 January 2014.

Workshops during My Employability week will include the following:-

  • Careers and Cakes – informal drop-in event
  • Getting started with career ideas
  • Managing your online presence and using social media for job hunting
  • Writing an effective CV and cover letter
  • Finding and preparing for graduate jobs
  • Career decision making
  • Developing an employability mindset
  • Analysing what you can offer an employer
  • Making successful applications
  • Interview skills and psychometric testing
  • preparing for assessment centres
  • The Higher Education Achievement Award (HEAR) and Employability Awards
  • Completing successfulapplications (GO Wales)
  • Using social media for job hunting
  • Getting into teaching
  • International Students – What next after your degree?

Attend a 20 minute drop in to find out more about applying for a graduate job, a mock interview and then feedback on your performance.

On the day of the mock interview you will be given lunch.

You can use the interview practice on the Swansea Employability Award.

Find out more at a 20 minute session on 24th October 12-2pm.  Please book at the Careers and Employability events website:

www.swansea.prospects.ac.uk.

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.

Bright Futures recently hosted a conference attended by 120 students from over 40 universities, schools and colleges; careers advisers from 28 universities and 30 employers.

Click here to download the conference report on discussions about shaping the employability agenda to help students and new graduates meet economic and social challenges.

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