Tuesday 13 October 2015

Students attending Employability Week

​​Undergraduates and graduates from the University of Northampton will have the opportunity to network with more than 150 employers next week.

The University’s Employability Week, which runs from Monday 19 to Friday 23 October, offers both undergraduates and graduates the chance to meet employers from a variety of industries and find out about career opportunities.

Two flagship events are planned for the week – the Employability Fair and Graduate Fair – which will be some of the biggest recruitment events to ever be held on campus.

The Employability Fair, on Tuesday 20 October, is focused on developing experience whilst studying, showcasing volunteering roles and projects, internships, placements and part-time work.

The Graduate Fair, on Wednesday 21 October, will showcase graduate schemes and roles as well as further training opportunities to final year students, alumni and first/second year students looking to explore their future options.

There will also be CV-writing master classes, careers talks, a special Science and Technology Employability Fair and a host of other events.

A full timetable of events for the week, which has been organised by the University’s Changemaker Hub, can be seen below.

Wray Irwin, head of  UCEE which delivers the Changemaker Hub, said: “The University of Northampton is internationally recognised for its commitment to employability, with 96% of our graduates employed or completing further studies within six months of graduating.*

“Over time, our employability fairs have allowed us to develop new relationships with key employers, allowing us to offer the very best possible networking and developmental experience for our students and graduates.”

The Changemaker Hub is encouraging University staff to promote the week to students and would welcome lecture/seminar groups attending the fairs as part of their timetabled. If you would like to attend with your student group please email changemakerhub@northampton.ac.uk so your entry can be fast-tracked on the day to save delays.

Students can book onto any event by contacting changemakerhub@northampton.ac.uk or 01604 892727.

Monday 19 October

9.30am-10am Reach Your Potential With Employability Plus Find out how you can get involved with Employability Plus to gain rewards, recognition and opportunities to reach your goals while at university G157
Park Campus
10am-12pm Kick Start Your Career Why wait until your final year to plan your career? Look at career options, identify your key skills and explore ways to further enhance them Y209
Park Campus
1pm-2pm How to be a Freelance Worker Explore what it means to work freelance and how it could work for you MR5
Avenue Campus
1pm-2pm CV Masterclass What makes a good CV? How can you improve yours? Find out how to tailor your CV and applications to market yourself effectively C320
Park Campus
2pm-3pm Researching Employers Are you aware of the ‘hidden job market’? Did you know that employers value applications tailored specifically to them? Discover the importance of researching employers to match yourself to the opportunities available C311
Park Campus
3pm-4pm How to Recognise and Sell Your Transferable Skills Do you know what skills you have? Can you talk about them? Identify the skills you have, learn how to evidence them and plan how to gain new ones S036
Park Campus
3pm-4pm Behaviour Management With Children and Young People Are you working or volunteering with children and young people? Discover useful tools and techniques for managing behavior effectively S007
Park Campus
4pm-5pm Creating a Raptor Consultancy Team Find out how to become a Raptor, joining or forming your own Raptor Consultancy team S036
Park Campus

Tuesday 20 October

9.30am-10am Reach Your Potential With Employability Plus Find out how you can get involved with Employability Plus to gain rewards, recognition and opportunities to reach your goals while at university. Changemaker Hub MY111
Avenue Campus
11am-3pm Employability Fair Your opportunity to engage with over 80 employers offering volunteering roles, part-time work, internships and placements. Book to attend this event Everdon Sports Hall
Park Campus
11am-12pm CV Masterclass What makes a good CV? How can you improve yours? Find out how to tailor your CV and applications to market yourself effectively C310
Park Campus
12pm-2pm Speed CV Reviews Have your CV reviewed by local and national employers to find out what they look for in a CV and how to make yours stand out from the crowd Everdon Sports Hall
Park Campus
1pm-4pm CV Clinic Have your CV reviewed at this drop in session NBS Hub
Park Campus
2pm-3pm Unitemps CV Jobs Match Find part-time work that will make the most of your skills by matching your CV to the roles available through Unitemps MY86
Avenue Campus
3pm-4pm Getting into… Teaching Ever thought about teaching? Discover the variety of routes into teaching, discuss entry requirements, the application process, funding and support available MY86
Avenue Campus
4pm-5pm Creating a Raptor Consultancy Team Find out how to become a Raptor, joining or forming your own Raptor Consultancy team MY86
Avenue Campus
5.30pm-7.30pm BESTEAM Information and activity evening for anyone interested in science and inspiring the next generation S036
Park Campus

Wednesday 21 October

9.30am-10am Reach Your Potential With Employability Plus Find out how you can get involved with Employability Plus to gain rewards, recognition and opportunities to reach your golas while at university. ​​G157
Park Campus
10am-11am CV Masterclass What makes a good CV? How can you improve yours? Find out how to tailor your CV and applications to market yourself effectively S137
Park Campus
11am-3pm Graduate Fair Your opportunity to engage with over 35 graduate employers offering graduate roles, schemes and opportunities for after your graduation. Book to attend this event Sunley Conference Centre
Park Campus
11am-12pm No Time to Wait, Don’t be Late, Grad Schemes Now Open

Hear from an employer what a grad scheme is, when and how you apply and what a typical day on a graduate trainee scheme involves

This session is being delivered by Travis Perkins

Sunley Conference Centre
Park Campus
12pm-2pm Speed CV Reviews Have your CV reviewed by local and national employers to find out what they look for in a CV and how to make yours stand out from the crowd Sunley Conference Centre
Park Campus
2pm-3pm Unitemps CV Jobs Match Find part-time work that will make the most of your skills by matching your CV to the roles available through Unitemps C230
Park Campus
3pm-4pm Alternative Career Pathways in Education Thinking of working in education but not sure what you can do? Discover the variety of roles available in the education sector S137
Park Campus
3.30pm-4.30pm Net That Job Does the word networking fill you with dread? Find out the key to networking and have a chance to practice your skills with an employer Sunley Conference Centre
Park Campus

Thursday 22 October

9.30am-10am Reach Your Potential With Employability Plus Find out how you can get involved with Employability Plus to gain rewards, recognition and opportunities to reach your goals while at university. Changemaker Hub MY111
Avenue Campus
11am-3pm Science and Technology Fair Your opportunity to engage with employers and organisations offering volunteering roles, part-time roles, graduate roles and internships in the science and technology sector. Book to attend this event Newton Hall
Avenue Campus
12pm-2pm Speed CV Reviews Have your CV reviewed by local and national employers to find out what they look for in a CV and how to make yours stand out from the crowd Newton Hall
Avenue Campus
2pm-3pm CV Masterclass What makes a good CV? How can you improve yours? Find out how to tailor your CV and applications to market yourself effectively F39
Park Campus
2.30pm-3.30pm Job Descriptions – A Critical Analysis Unpick and understand the essential criteria in job descriptions. Gain confidence in writing successful job applications B18
Park Campus
4pm-5pm Industry Insight into Creative CVs Ever wondered what it’s like to work in the creative industries? Hear from University of Northampton alumni who have been successful in the sector and get tips on how to make successful applications MY120
Avenue Campus
4pm-5pm Options After Your Degree Not sure what options are open to you after you graduate? Discover the range of options open to you from postgraduate study to gap years and graduate employment

Boardroom

Avenue Campus

5.30pm-7.30pm BESTEAM Information and activity evening for anyone interested in science and inspiring the next generation Newton Hall
Avenue Campus

Friday 23 October

9.30am-10am Reach Your Potential With Employability Plus Find out how you can get involved with Employability Plus to gain rewards, recognition and opportunities to reach your golas while at university G157
Park Campus
11am-12pm Getting into… Teaching Ever thought about teaching? Discover the variety of routes into teaching, discuss entry requirements, the application process, funding and support available B21
Park Campus
12pm-1pm Are You LinkedIn? Discover how to make LinkedIn work for you. Learn how to grow and maximise the effectiveness of your networks, uncover a wealth of opportunities and strengthen your online presence PY101
Park Campus
12pm-2pm Working Successfully with Children Discover the key to working successfully with children through different opportunities B4
Park Campus
1pm-2pm Options After Your Degree Not sure what options are open to you after you graduate? Discover the range of options open to you from postgraduate study to gap years and graduate employment PY101
Park Campus
2pm-3pm How Do I Choose my Ideal Job? Don’t know what career you want to pursue? Explore your skills, qualities and motivations to help you match yourself to the right opportunities PY101
Park Campus
3pm-4pm How to Recognise and Sell Your Transferable Skills Do you know what skills you have? Can you talk about them? Identify the skills you have, learn how to evidence them and plan how to gain new ones MR57
Avenue Campus
3pm-4pm CV Masterclass What makes a good CV? How can you improve yours? Find out how to tailor your CV and applications to market yourself effectively PY101
Park Campus


​*Source: HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2013/14. July 2015, compared to full HEI’s for full time study first undergraduate degree leavers.  (96% for the last three years)

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