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Our skills workshops cover topics from working out which careers would suit you to perfecting your job application skills and harnessing social media in your job search.

Join our online skills workshops and receive support from our team and employers.

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Skills workshops

Application forms

  • Belonging in the Workplace - Equality and Diversity - HSBC
    Starts: 1 Mar 2021, 4:00 pm
    Finishes: 1 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm
    Interested in a career in Technology? Join our interactive session with HSBC which will take a look at their application process, focusing on their strengths based recruitment. You'll also gain handy hints and tips to help you tackle the recruitment process.
  • Belonging in the Workplace- Equality and Diversity - Applying to law firms
    Starts: 9 Mar 2021, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 9 Mar 2021, 2:00 pm
    Alison Peyton, Vantage Marketing Manager, will be talking about applying to law firms and showing you how all of your work experience is relevant on applications.
  • Effective Application Forms
    Starts: 11 Mar 2021, 10:00 am
    Finishes: 11 Mar 2021, 11:00 am
    This workshop will give tips and techniques for you to impress with your application form.
  • Applying for Medicine as a Graduate
    Starts: 24 Mar 2021, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 24 Mar 2021, 4:00 pm
    For non-medicine students considering applying for medicine after their current degree. This workshop will give you an insight into the application process as well as some top tips.
  • Belonging in the Workplace - Equality and Diversity - Networking
    Starts: 19 Apr 2021, 4:00 pm
    Finishes: 19 Apr 2021, 5:00 pm
    In this online interactive workshop hosted by Dunelm we will be taking a look at Networking

Can't make a workshop or missed them?

You can access our online course instead. 

This online course has been designed to provide information on what employers look for on candidates’ application forms, the types of questions asked and how to answer them. This will allow you to target your application form to the role as effectively as possible.

How to write an effective application form

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Assessment centres

  • Belonging in the Workplace - Equality and Diversity - Civil Service Fast Stream
    Starts: 15 Mar 2021, 4:00 pm
    Finishes: 15 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm
    Remaining places: 31
    Civil Service Fast Stream are delivering an interactive workshop offering support and tips on how to approach and navigate assessment centres.
  • Online Assessment Centre
    Starts: 23 Mar 2021, 1:30 pm
    Finishes: 23 Mar 2021, 3:30 pm
    Remaining places: 21
    Join our mock assessment centre to take part in the kind of activities you might be asked to complete as part of an employer's online assessment centre. At the event you can practice the tasks, and receive feedback to hone your skills.

Can't make a workshop or missed them?

You can access our online course instead. 

This online course has been designed to provide information on the kind of activities you might be asked to complete as part of an employer's online assessment centre, along with guidance on how to prepare for these.

You’ll also have the opportunity to see some example tasks and take part in some practice activities.

How to prepare for an assessment centre 

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Commercial awareness

 

CVs and covering letters

  • Effective CVs and Cover Letters
    Starts: 1 Mar 2021, 11:00 am
    Finishes: 1 Mar 2021, 12:00 pm
    In this online workshop we'll cover the essentials of crafting an effective CV and cover letter.

Can't make a workshop or missed them?

You can access our online course instead. 

This online course has been designed to provide information on what employers look for as well as how to structure and tailor your CV and cover letter effectively.

How to build a great CV and covering letter

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Interviews

  • Belonging in the Workplace- Equality and Diversity - Applying to law firms
    Starts: 9 Mar 2021, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 9 Mar 2021, 2:00 pm
    Alison Peyton, Vantage Marketing Manager, will be talking about applying to law firms and showing you how all of your work experience is relevant on applications.
  • Belonging in the Workplace - Equality and Diversity - Civil Service Fast Stream
    Starts: 15 Mar 2021, 4:00 pm
    Finishes: 15 Mar 2021, 5:00 pm
    Remaining places: 31
    Civil Service Fast Stream are delivering an interactive workshop offering support and tips on how to approach and navigate assessment centres.
  • Interviews
    Starts: 17 Mar 2021, 3:00 pm
    Finishes: 17 Mar 2021, 4:00 pm
    In this workshop we'll cover an introduction to interviews, including common question types and strategies to answer these successfully. In addition to this we will look at how remote interviews are used by employers and how to prepare for these.
  • Belonging in the Workplace - Equality and Diversity - Networking
    Starts: 19 Apr 2021, 4:00 pm
    Finishes: 19 Apr 2021, 5:00 pm
    In this online interactive workshop hosted by Dunelm we will be taking a look at Networking

Can't make a workshop or missed them?

You can access our online course instead. 

This online course has been designed to provide information on what questions employers may ask and what to expect during an interview.

How to prepare for an interview

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LinkedIn

 

Presentation skills

 

Resilience 

 

Work experience

 

Careers and Employability Service

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