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

Autumn 2018

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.

A group of students at a careers workshop

Week four, w/c 8 October

Workshop

When and where

Career Essentials: Planning Your Career

  • Refresh your job seeking strategy and gain confidence; learn how the Career and Employability Services can help you achieve your goals.
  • See full details and book now.

Tuesday, 09 October

15:00 - 17:00

C2.07 Chesham

Professional Insights - Civil Service Fast Stream Presentation

  • Session aimed at those who are interested finding out more about 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, 10 October

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

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.
  • See full details and book now.

Thursday, 11 October

16:00 - 18:00

Room B0.03 Chesham

Career Essentials: Constructing Effective CVs and Covering Letters

  • An overview about producing an effective CV (purpose, structure, content and layout) that will grab the attention of prospective employers.
  • How to write a covering letter that will enhance and target your application.
  • See more and book a place.

Friday, 12 October

16:00 - 18:00

B0.33 Chesham

Week five, w/c 15 October

Workshop

When and where

Professional Insights: SEO London - Internship Opportunities (CAREERS FAIR WORKSHOP)

  • SEO London is a not for profit organisation that partners with more than 100 of the UK’s most prestigious and exciting firms to work for to help students from under represented ethnic minority communities secure amazing internships and graduate roles.
  • See more and book now.
 

Wednesday, 17 October

12:00 - 13:00

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Professional Insights - DWP (Department For Work & Pensions) Presentation & Recruitment (CAREERS FAIR WORKSHOP)

  • Do you want a job or placement 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 full details and reserve your place.

Wednesday, 17 October

13:00 - 14:00,

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Professional Insights: Change 100 - Tips for a successful application (CAREERS FAIR WORKSHOP)

  • At this session, delivered by the Change 100 lead on recruitment and assessment, you will be given an insight into the recruitment process, what makes a successful application and how to perform your best at the assessment centre.
  • Book your place.

Wednesday, 17 October,

14:00 - 15:00,

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Professional Insights: Civil Service - Getting to grips with the application process

  • Come and find out what the Fast Stream is and get some insight from some Fast Streamers on how to ace the application process of the Fast Stream, which can be quite daunting due to the multiple stages.
  • Book your place.

Thursday, 18 October

11:00 - 13:00

0.51 Student Central Lecture Theatre

Professional Insights: Civil Service - One-to-one Mentoring/Coaching session

  • Following the above Civil Service applications session, for those who are serious about applying for the Fast Stream, we are offering 15 minute slots to come discuss your options with a Fast Streamer and ask any questions you may have.
  • Reserve your place.

Thursday, 18 October

14:00 - 17:00

0.49 Student Central

Career Essentials: Psychometric Tests
  • An overview of Psychometric tests in general – what are they and when are they used?
  • An introduction to the Graduates First Psychometric Practice Tests and the opportunity to have a go at various tests (e.g. Aptitude, Personality, Situational Judgement Tests and more).
  • Book your place.

Friday, 19 October

16:00 - 18:00

B0.33 Chesham

Week six, w/c 22 October

Workshop

When and where

Professional Insights: Applying for Teacher Training (Routes into Teaching)

  • An information and advice session for students studying any degree course, who are interested in becoming a qualified Primary or Secondary school teacher. 
  • See more and reserve a place.

Wednesday, 24 October

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

Career Essentials: Effective Online Applications

  • Recruitment has moved on and employers are making their application forms more challenging. Come and find out how best to sell yourself at this stage of recruitment process.
  • See more and book your place.

Thursday, 25 October

16:00 - 18:00

B0.03 Chesham

Career Essentials: Effective Interviews

  • Principles of interviews, including types of interviews, interview structure, content and answering different types of questions.
  • Full details and booking info.

Friday, 26 October

16:00 - 18:00

Room B0.33 Chesham

Week seven, w/c 29 October

Workshop

When and where

 Career Essentials: Effective Applications for Teacher Training

Tuesday, 30 October

14:00 - 16:00

B0.03 Chesham

Career Essentials: Open Forum for International Students

  • All years welcome. An opportunity for you to have a discussion with our Career Consultants and your fellow students about any career-related enquiries you may have.
  • More details and booking info.

Tuesday, 30 October

16:00 - 18:00

B0.26b Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: Study and Work Placements Abroad

  • Opportunities for Study and Work Placements Abroad under the Erasmus+ Programme, Worldwide Exchanges and Overseas Placement, and ISEP – International Student Exchange Programme.
  • Book your place now.

Wednesday, 31 October

14:00 - 15:30

C2.07 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.
  • Book your place.

Wednesday 31 October

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

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.
  • See full details and book now.

Thursday, 01 November

16:00 - 18:00

B0.26a Chesham

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