This time last year I was a final year philosophy student with no job lined up and the worry of finals fast approaching, and a desperate need to secure a 2:1. I get how stressful this year will have been for you and how the possibility of not walking straight into a job is pretty darn scary (especially if you’ve signed a contract for a flat in Manchester as I did!).
However, worry not – the Uni does loads to help you, so make sure to take advantage of what is on offer! And what’s more, much of this offering is exclusive to final years (including jobs just for Manchester grads).
Careers Bootcamp: 9th-10th June
This is a two day programme to give you a head start when hunting and applying for jobs. You will get training for CVs and application forms as well as tailored feedback for a real job application. There are interactive interview and assessment sessions that will give you valuable experience in preparation for the real thing! Join the Facebook event to find out more.
Manchester Graduate Internship Programme
This programme offers Manchester graduates exclusive access to internships in the Grater Manchester Area, so if you are looking to stay here, this could be a great option for you. Contracts last between 4-12 months and the average pay is £16,000 per annum – not bad. I am a Marketing Assistant on this very programme and it has been a great way for me to get onto the career ladder, learn new skills and gain experience in preparation for my next career move.
If this programme sounds up your street, like their Facebook page to see all of the current vacancies.
Transitions is a mentoring programme that pairs graduates with members of University staff. Your Careers Supporter will be able to offer you support, help and guidance in the months after graduation. The scheme opens shortly, but to find out more in the meantime, visit the website.
Graduate Recruitment Fair: 11th-12th June
The Graduate Fair gives you the chance to meet up to 160 employers from a range of sectors and higher education institutions. They all have vacancies up for grabs, so this is your chance to find out more, get inside information from their recruitment teams and also impress. Register now to avoid queuing on the day.
If you are worried about your job applications, CVs or cover letters, why not get your friends to check it over (they will no doubt spot mistakes that you missed. You can also book an appointment with one of our Applications Advisors who will give you hints and tips and show you the areas you need to work on. To find out how to book an appointment, watch this video.