Calling all 2014 graduates! As finals draw to a close and graduation appears on the horizon many of you may be wondering what next? After 3, 4 or even 5 years of study it’s understandable that taking the next step into the big bad worlds of work can be a daunting and often nerve wracking process. But never fear the Careers Service is here!
If you are graduating this summer you’ll be eligible to use the Carers Service for the next 2 years. You’ll be able to book careers guidance appointments to discuss your options, applications advice appointments for advice on CV, Cover Letters and application forms as well as getting help preparing for interviews.
You’ll also still be able to search for vacancies and events through Careerslink. Holly has written a really useful explanation of how to change your Careerslink account from student to graduate access.
We also have lots of events and programmes designed to help you. Here is a round up of the opportunities
Graduate Recruitment Fair 11th – 12th June
- The graduate recruitment fair run by the Careers Service is the largest fair of its kind in the UK. With over 160 employers offering graduates immediate job vacancies, postgrad courses, temporary jobs or voluntary work this is a must attend event! Different employers attend on different days so it’s best to attend both if possible. For information on employers attending and to register visit the Careers Service website.
Careers Bootcamp 9th – 10th June
- Brand new for 2014 and just for final year undergraduates the Careers Bootcamp is an intensive 2 day programme designed to get you in shape for making successful applications. Taking you through the job application process you’ll get taught how to create a great CV & Cover Letter and take part in a mock interview/ assessment centre. You’ll need to register to attend the event. Do it now so you don’t miss out!
Manchester Graduate Internship Programme (MGIP)
- Designed specifically for Manchester graduates the MGIP programme gives you the opportunity to gain graduate level work experience with Manchester based employers. Lasting between 4-12 months these opportunities span a range of different sectors so there is something for everybody! These internships give you the opportunity to experience the professional work as well as developing experience for your CV. MGIP opportunities are advertised through Careerslink search keyword ‘MGIP’.
- Exclusively for 2014 graduates transitions in a mentoring programme designed to help you make the transition from university to work (Hence the name!) You can get help and advice on what to do next and how to get in the job market. You’ll be paired with a member of the Careers Service and will be able to talk to them in person, over the phone or even via Skype.
Preparing for your Career: What next? 3rd June
- Yet another event designed for 2014 graduates. Taking place in the Learning Commons get information on the UK job market and advice on how best to find and apply for jobs. Find out about the skills employers look for, how to network using LinkedIn and what support is available. You will need to register through Careerslink to attend. Search keyword ‘Preparing for your Career’.
Team Work Challenge 9th-10th June
- An event specifically for those in the school of Arts, Languages and Cultures. Want to develop and improver your CV? Attend this free 2 day event aimed at helping you develop skills such as team work, problem solving and working to deadlines. You’ll also get the chance to hear from and chat to experts in the field of marketing & PR, finance and income generation. You need to register to attend the event by 5th June. Remember this event is only open to ALC students.
If you are graduating this summer more information and support in available on our website.
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