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Engineering Employability Week

Engineering Employability Week 2018


Welcome to Engineering Employability Week!

Whether you’re in your first or final year, this conference-style programme of workshops will give you the chance to find out about opportunities in engineering – from placements and internships, to graduate jobs, and postgraduate study options.

You will not only get insights into the engineering jobs market, but learn how to navigate it with confidence through a series of employer-led skills workshops. We have something for everyone, including sessions tailored to international and first year students.

The programme is run in collaboration between the Careers team, the Faculty Placement team and top employers.


Monday 11 – Friday 15 June 2018


See details below


See details below


Engineering Employability Week 2018

Monday 11 June

Day 1: Introduction to Employability Week, and starting your job hunt
9.30–10am Registration: collect your badge for the day Pope C14
10–10.45am Welcome and industry keynote speech
Andrew McNaughton, Director of Construction at Tidal Lagoon with HS2 experience
Pope C15
10.45–11am Break Pope C15
11–11.30am Welcome from Andy Smith, Careers Consultant for the Faculty of Engineering Pope C15
11.30am–12.30pm How to make the most of the week with the Careers and Faculty Placement teams Pope C15
12.30–1.30pm Lunch provided Telford Hall
Between 1.30pm and 3.30pm: Choice of sessions:  

Introduction to placement hunting for Year in Industry (YINI) students with the Faculty Placement team

Pope C15
  Introduction to job hunting with the Careers team Pope C17
  Postgraduate study with the Careers team and Graduate School Pope A17
1.30–2.15pm It's never too early to start thinking about a placement (for first years) Pope C14
2.30–3.30pm CV workshop Pope C17
3.30–4.30pm Visas to work in the UK, with the Office of Global Engagement Pope A17

Tuesday 12 June

Day 2: Developing your networking and communication skills
 Time EventLocation
 9.45–10am Introduction to networking skills Pope C15
 10–10.45am Gradcracker: How to research sectors and companies Pope C17
 10.45–11am Break  
 11–12.30pm Spotlight On: The energy sector, with Severn Trent, KBR and WSP Pope C15
 12.30–1.30pm Networking lunch with employers Telford Hall
 1.30–3pm Spotlight On: Engineering and tech consulting, with Arup, Arcadis and Bridgeway Consulting Pope C17
 3.15–4.15pm Royal Aeronautical Society: An overview of the aerospace industry Pope A17
 3.15–5.15pm Musk: Technical communication skills workshop Pope A13

Wednesday 13 June

Day 3: Essential skills for the recruitment process, led by employers
 Time EventLocation
10–10.30am        Keynote: Current trends in recruitment with Paul Charman, Deputy Director of the Careers and Employability Service Pope C15
10.30–11am     Communicate your experience to employers, with the Careers team Pope C15
11am–12pm Choice of employer sessions on the following topics:  
  Preparing your stand-up presentations at interview, with Network Rail Pope A13
  Applications and cover letters, with Mondelēz Pope A14
12–1.30pm Lunch with employers  
1.30–2.30pm Choice of employer sessions on the following topics:  
  Technical interviews Pope A13
  LinkedIn, with Colas Rail Pope A14
2.30–2.45pm Break  
2.45–3.45pm Choice of sessions:  
  Telephone interviews Pope A13
  Video interviews, with GSK Pope A14
4–4.30pm Resilience: improving your performance, with the Careers team and student representatives Pope A17

Thursday 14 June

Day 4: Essential skills for the recruitment process, led by employers
 Time EventLocation
10am–12pm    Psychometric testing with Rolls-Royce Pope C15

Over lunch there will be a career development fair with stands and sessions offered by:

  • Careers team, including CV drop ins
  • Careers in Asia with Ningbo and Malaysia campuses
  • Engineering Development Trust: Year in Industry
  • Nottingham Advantage Award
  • Nottingham Internship Scheme
  • Open Source Prosthetic and Assistive Devices (OPAD)
  • Peer mentoring
  • Placement Team
  • Postgraduate Placements Nottingham
  • Study abroad
  • Unitemps
  • Your Voice campaign
Telford Hall
1.30pm–4pm Assessment centre business game with ExxonMobil Pope A14

Friday 15 June

Day 5: Industry visit and one-to-one appointments
 Time EventLocation
10am–11.30am Careers in future food Pope A17
10am–2pm PhD opportunities in the Gas Turbine and Transmissions Systems Research Centre (G2TRC) Pope A1
 All day

Rolls-Royce site visit (12 places available)

Please note registration for the Rolls-Royce visit on Friday is being taken separately.  Students wishing to go on the visit should go to the APM Hub in L4, (door just across the bridge from Coates), and ask for Trevor Pierce or Sarah Shackleton to register interest by 24 May 2018. Your place will be confirmed shortly after.

On-site at Rolls Royce 
 All day Careers and placement team drop ins and appointments available Telford Hall, first floor balcony

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