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 two

Sessions beginning January 2019

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 SharePoint site and click Careers (for All) to access the full schedule and reserve your place.

A group of students at a careers workshop

Week one, w/c 21 January

Workshop

When and where

Professional Insights: Leeds City Council Graduate Programme

  • This session will be of interest to those who are wishing to pursue a career in local government management and seek opportunities to make a positive impact with the communities of Leeds.
  • Book now.

Wednesday, 23 Jan 

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

Career Essentials: Effective Applications for NHS Scientific Training Programme

  • For Life Sciences and Medical Engineering / Clinical Technology students.
  • A workshop to assist you in tackling the specific questions on NHS STP applications.
  • Find out more and book your place.

Wednesday, 23 Jan 

14:00 - 16:00

B0.26a Chesham

Career Essentials: Effective Online Applications
  • Recruitment has moved on and employers are making their application forms more challenging. Come and find out how to sell yourself effectively at this stage of the recruitment process.
  • See full details and book now.

Thursday, 24 Jan

16:00 - 17:30

B0.26b Chesham

Week two, w/c 28 January

Workshop

When and where

Professional Insights: IMI plc - Graduate Programme

  • IMI plc is a global engineering group focused on the precise control and movement of fluids in critical applications and will be making a presentation about the opportunities available.
  • See more and book now.
Wednesday, 30 Jan

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

Career Essentials: Starting your own business

Thursday, 31 Jan

15:00 - 17:00

B0.24 Chesham

Online Psychometric Tests

Friday, 01 Feb

16:00 - 17:30, 

Room tbc

Week three, w/c 4 February

Workshop

When and where

Professional Insights: Royal Air Force Graduate Programme
  • This session is targeted at students from any discipline who wishes to find out more about careers opportunities in the RAF, roles are also available in a wide range of specialist areas from engineering to health.
  • See more and reserve a place.

Wednesday 06 Feb

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

Career Essentials: Graduate Jobs - Find and Apply!

Session aimed at final year and postgraduate students 

  • This session will cover how to develop a successful job search strategy. We will provide advice on what employers are looking for and how to stand out from the crowd.
  • Find out more and reserve your place.

Thursday, 07 Feb

16:00 - 18:00

B0.26b Chesham

Career Essentials: Linking up on LinkedIn (Webinar)

Friday, 08 Feb 2019

16:00 - 17:00

Online only - reserve your place for details

Week four, w/c 11 February

Workshop

When and where

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.
  • See full details and book your place.

Tuesday, 12 Feb

15:00 - 17:00

B0.24 Chesham

Professional Insights: Volkerstevin Graduate Opportunities

Wednesday, 13 Feb

14:00 - 15:15

B0.26a Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: USA Summer Camp Opportunities

Wednesday, 13 Feb

14:00 - 15:00

B0.33 Chesham

Week five, w/c 18 February

Workshop

When and where

Professional Insights: Smith & Nephew Graduate Opportunities

Targeted at final year Manufacturing, Mechanical, Chemical and Electrical Engineering; Life Sciences & Technology disciplines.

  • Graduate opportunities in Global Operations and Research & Development, Hull 
  • See more and book

Wednesday, 20 Feb 2019

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 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.
  • Find out more and book your place.

Friday, 22 Feb

15:00 - 17:00

B0.33 Chesham

Week six, w/c 25 February

Workshop

When and where

Career Essentials: Effective Interviews
  • Principles of interviews and hints and tips in general, including types of interviews and interview structure, content and different types of questions.
  • See full details and book now.

Wednesday, 27 Feb

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: Funding for placements abroad

Funding opportunities for work placements abroad:

  • For current students during the Summer break
  • For final year students (graduating in July 2019 / September 2019)
  • And International Short Programmes abroad (for current students and 2019 graduates)
  • Book your place.

Wednesday, 27 Feb

14:00 - 15:30

B0.26b Chesham

Career Essentials: Starting your own business

  • Come to this workshop to explore your ideas or simply to learn how to think like an entrepreneur to succeed in your career and life.
  • See more and book now.

Thursday, 28 Feb

15:00 - 17:00

B0.24 Chesham

Week seven, w/c 4 March

WorkshopWhen and where
Career Essentials: Getting to grips with Assessment Centres
  • This is your chance to discover what to expect, how to prepare and how to excel on the day.
  • See more and book

Wednesday 06 Mar

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: Funding for placements abroad

Funding opportunities for work placements abroad:

  • For current students during the Summer break
  • For final year students (graduating in July 2019 / September 2019)
  • And International Short Programmes abroad (for current students and 2019 graduates)
  • Book now

Wednesday 06 Mar 2019

14:00 - 15:30

B0.26b Chesham

Career Essentials: Effective Interviews
  • Principles of interviews and hints and tips in general, including types of interviews and structure, content and different types of questions.
  • See full details and book now.

Thursday, 07 Mar 2019

16:00 - 18:00

B0.26a Chesham

Week 8, w/c 11 March

WorkshopWhen and where
Career Essentials: The Power of Networking
  • This workshop will help you to recognise and build your network of contacts to boost your career prospects
  • See more and book

Tuesday, 12 Mar

15:00 - 17:00

B0.24 Chesham

Career Essentials: Summer Internships (including Summer Experience)

Wednesday, 13 Mar

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

Week 9, w/c 18 March

WorkshopWhen and where

PROFESSIONAL INSIGHTS: NCS The Challenge

  • As the UK's largest provider of the National Citizen Service (NCS) we bring in over 4,500 staff members each year, in a variety of capacities, to help us achieve our mission of empowering young people.
  • Come and join us to find out what we do, why we do it, what's in it for you and how you can get involved
  • Find out more and book your place

Wednesday, 20 Mar

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: Funding for placements abroad

Funding opportunities for work placements abroad:

  • For current students during the Summer break
  • For final year students (graduating in July 2019 / September 2019)
  • And International Short Programmes abroad (for current students and 2019 graduates)
  • Book now

Wednesday, 20 Mar

14:00 - 15:30

B0.26b Chesham

Week 10, w/c 25 March

WorkshopWhen and where

Career Essentials: Personal Statements for Postgraduate and Job Applications

  • This session will cover the essential preparation needed to work up an effective and well written supporting statement for your postgraduate Masters and job applications.
  • See more and book your place.

Wednesday, 27 Mar

14:00 - 16:00

B0.33 Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: Funding for placements abroad

Funding opportunities for work placements abroad:

  • For current students during the Summer break
  • For final year students (graduating in July 2019 / September 2019)
  • And International Short Programmes abroad (for current students and 2019 graduates)
  • Book your place.

Wednesday, 27 Mar

14:00 - 15:30

B0.26b Chesham

Week 11, w/c 1 April

WorkshopWhen and where
Career Essentials: Summer Internships (including Summer Experience)

Wednesday, 03 Apr

14:00 - 16:00

B0.26b Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: Funding for placements abroad

Funding opportunities for work placements abroad:

  • For current students during the Summer break
  • For final year students (graduating in July 2019 / September 2019)
  • And International Short Programmes abroad (for current students and 2019 graduates)
  • Book now

Wednesday, 03 Apr

14:00 - 15:30

B0.24 Chesham

Week 12, w/c 8 April

WorkshopWhen and where

Career Essentials: Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs)

  • An interactive workshop to assist you to prepare and sell yourself at multiple mini interviews (MMIs) including assistance on how to respond to various general, strength and competency based questions.
  • See more and reserve a place.

Wednesday, 10 Apr

14:00 - 16:00

B0.26b Chesham

Expanding Your Horizons: Funding for placements abroad

Funding opportunities for work placements abroad:

  • For current students during the Summer break
  • For final year students (graduating in July 2019 / September 2019)
  • And International Short Programmes abroad (for current students and 2019 graduates)
  • Book your place.

Wednesday, 10 Apr

14:00 - 15:30

B0.24 Chesham

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