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The Bradford Graduate Programme

At Career and Employability Services we are dedicated to making sure that everyone graduating this year is ready for life after university.

With this in mind, we have developed The Bradford Graduate Programme to help you with all aspects of your future career.

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Register your interest and we will get in touch to discuss a personalised programme for you, and see below for a selection of ways in which we can help you achieve your career goals.

Individual Career Coaching and Consultation

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Our experienced team can help you:

Consider your options and the routes available to you
Gain confidence and turn your ideas into a career plan
Research further study programmes

We are open all year round, and if you're not in Bradford we can arrange a Skype appointment, a chat on the phone or a response by email.

We also offer a drop-in service for quick queries.

Customised Application and Interview Support

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Customised support to help you:

Make your written applications and CVs stand out
Practice your interview and presentation skills
Develop skills for handling assessment centres and selection tests

 

 

Targeted Job and Internship Search

targeted jobs icon Targeted job search to help you:

Find a job or internshipwhere to look and the best approaches
Make applications, prepare for interviews and assessment centres
Network to make the most of the hidden jobs market

 

 

 

Plus:

The Bradford Graduate Internship Programme gives graduates struggling to find work valuable PAID work experience and the opportunity to develop employability skills and improve the chances of securing a permanent job.

Check out the BGI page to explore our selection of internship opportunities within the University and external employers, many of which have the potential to become permanent employment.

Tailored Workshops

BGP Workshops

This year's summer workshops for graduating students are a four-part series, designed to help you through the various stages of the job hunting process. There are various dates available for each workshop, and you can attend one, two, three or all four as required.

Click the workshop title for the available sessions, or individual dates for time location and booking info.

WorkshopDates 

BGP ONE: THE PLAN

  • We will help you review your career and job ideas and plan your next steps.
  • How to evaluate and match your knowledge, skills and qualities to meet future employer’s requirements 
  • Refresh your job seeking strategy and gain confidence; learn how the Career and Employability Services can help you achieve your goals.

Weds 6 June,

Tues 3 July,

Weds 25 July,

Weds 29 Aug

BGP TWO: THE APPLICATION

  • Find out how best to market yourself to employers and learn useful tips for effective applications (CVs, covering letters, applications and personal statements).
  • Understand the importance of having a strong personal brand with a professional social media presence, including LinkedIn.
  • We include useful resources and explain how Career and Employability Services can support you to make winning applications.

Tues 12 June,

Thurs 12 July,

Weds 25 July,

Weds 29 Aug

BGP THREE: THE INTERVIEW

  • This session will give an overview of personal presentation, in particular interviews.
  • You will have a chance to practice some typical interview questions and receive feedback.  Feel free to bring a job advert to the workshop.
  • We will provide hints and tips and useful resources and explain how Career and Employability Services can help you get that job
Tues 12 June,

Thurs 12 July,

Thurs 2 Aug,

Tues 4 Sept

BGP FOUR: THE ASSESSMENT CENTRE

  • Practice a range of activities and exercises that you may experience at an employer assessment centre
  • Receive feedback from experienced consultants on  your performance
  • Find out how the Career and Employability Service can support you further with your preparation for assessment centre and other recruitment processes

Thurs 21 June,

Weds 8 Aug

plus one more session tbc

 

All graduates are welcome to attend our regular series of workshops during the academic year.

Plus:

The Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Career Management in Practice is our flexible postgraduate qualification which includes a work placement and a programme designed to enable you to develop the insights and skills to enable you to manage your own career plan.

Free places are available for qualifying University of Bradford graduates. Applications open in October 2018.

More Resources for Graduates

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Check out our website for great resources including Build My Career. This virtual careers centre has an interview simulator, an online CV builder, job hunting support and masses of very useful videos and podcasts.

If you are not already registered, please email us with your name and personal email address we will set you up with a graduate login (please let us know which resources you'd like access to in your email).

  • You also have access to our Graduates First Practice Test portal, which features a variety of sample psychometric tests, including verbal, numerical and logical reasoning tests.

Please get in touch with us to find out more, and remember that we offer all our services and ongoing support to graduates for FIVE YEARS after your studies.