As the world is becoming more and more competitive, with employers able to take their pick of graduates with similar qualifications, your son or daughter will need to make sure they have the skills and abilities to succeed in the job market in addition to strong academic qualifications. Where possible, our courses are structured to include work-based key skills such as time management, team working, presentation and people-based skills. We will help them to identify and develop the key skills employers are looking for.
We have a specialist team which works with academics, support staff and industry to ensure that your son or daughter will be ready to step out with confidence into the marketplace. We provide individual guidance, advice and workshops on CV preparation, application forms, interview techniques, psychometric tests and assessment centres in addition to running interactive events throughout the year to give them the opportunity to hear from, and network with, employers in an informal setting.
When it's time for your son or daughter to think about finishing their course, we'll help with hints and tips on where to search for jobs, links with recruiters and information on their recruitment schemes. We have our own online job board where employers will promote their graduate and part-time vacancies directly to them. We want to make sure that your son or daughter's career progresses with continual support, so they can use the University's careers and employability service for up to three years after they finish their course.