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Spotlight On

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At this exclusive series of events, you will hear about careers and sectors from professionals working in them. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to get an insider's perspective so don't miss out. 

You will get tips on looking for job opportunities and how to achieve success in the recruitment process and have the opportunity to ask the questions that matter to you.

For notes on the speakers' presentations after the event, visit the Spotlight On Moodle page.

These events are very popular, so please book your place early. You can register on My Career two weeks in advance.

 

Spotlight On events this term

Software Development

Tuesday 6 November

 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: A32 Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus

My Career ID: 7851

Software developers are hugely in demand, with many companies creating their own in-house and custom software (or using software houses to create this for them). 

This event will feature four software developers from four different companies, who will share their career journeys and tell you more about what working in software development entails.

Our speakers will also share their top hints and tips about how to get a job in this industry. The presentations will be followed by light refreshments and an opportunity to network with the speakers.  

Explore careers in software development

 
 

NHS Scientist Training Programme

Wednesday 7 November

 

Time: 2–4pm

Location: A09, Engineering and Science Learning Centre

My Career ID: 7878

The NHS Scientist Training Programme (STP) may be for you if you are a science or engineering student. It is a three-year opportunity which involves workplace-based training as well as the opportunity to gain a masters.

You can train to work in a senior healthcare science role in one of the following four areas:

  • Clinical bioinformatics
  • Life sciences (biochemistry, immunology, and genetics)
  • Physical sciences and biomedical engineering (including medical physics and clinical pharmaceutical science)
  • Physiological sciences (ranging from audiology to vascular science)

Attend this event to find out more about what the programme is, what it's like – and how to apply – from those currently undertaking the NHS Scientist Training Programme.

More information can be found at the NHS Health Careers website.

Speakers

  • Speakers will include those currently undertaking the NHS Scientist Training Programme
 
 

Animal Sciences

Thursday 8 November

 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B01/B02 Gateway Building, Sutton Bonington 

My Career ID: 7767

Exploring a career in animal science? This Spotlight On event is for you. You will hear from a broad range of alumni and other employers with insights into their roles and advice on getting into the sector.

There will then be a time for you to ask any questions and an opportunity to network informally with the speakers over a slice of pizza.

This event is open to all students from all fields and years of study, but will be of particular interest to animal science students.  

Explore careers in animal health and welfare

 
 

Crime Management and Prevention

Thursday 8 November

 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B1, Law and Social Sciences, University Park

My Career ID: 7781

This event is a fantastic opportunity to find out about the wide range of roles involved in preventing, solving and fighting crime. 

Our speakers include:

  • Police officer
  • Probation officer
  • Fraud analyst
  • Prison officer

Each speaker will give an overview of how they got into their role and what it looks like on a day-to-day basis. You will then have a chance to ask the panel your questions.

The evening will end with an informal networking session where you can ask the speakers any further questions you may have.

Students from all subjects are welcome.   

 
 

Building Services

Tuesday 13 November 2018

 

Time: 5.30–8pm

Location: B14, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: 8074

Building services engineers design the lighting, heating and other essential functions of a building and have a key role in environmental sustainability. 

With roles available for students from a range of subjects including mechanical, electrical and architectural environmental engineering, come along to this session to meet professionals from Arup and Laing O'Rourke to get an insight into their work and opportunities in the sector.

Explore careers in building services

 
 

Science into Business

Tuesday 13 November 2018

 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: A09, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: 7764

Have you considered the transferable skills of a science degree?

This event will showcase the range of opportunities available to science students after graduation, highlighting avenues you may not have been aware of or just didn’t realise they were open to you.

You will hear from a broad range of alumni and other employers with insights into their roles and advice on getting into business.  This will be followed by an opportunity for you to network and ask questions.

 
 

Charities

Tuesday 20 November 2018

 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B63, Law and Social Sciences, University Park

My Career ID: 7782

If you’re interested in a career within the charity sector then this Spotlight event is for you. We will have representatives from various charities and not-for-profit organisations who will give an overview of how they got into their role and what it looks like on a day-to-day basis. 

You will then have a chance to ask the panel your questions. The evening will end with an informal networking session where you can ask the speakers any further questions you may have.

Students from all subjects are welcome. 

Explore careers in charities 

 
 

Nutrition

Thursday 22 November

 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B01/B02 Gateway Building, Sutton Bonington

My Career ID: 7768

If you are exploring a career in nutrition science then this Spotlight On event is for you.

At this event you will get to hear from a broad range of alumni and other related employers who will give you an insight into their roles and offer advice on getting into the sector. There will then be a time for you to ask any questions and an opportunity to network informally with the speakers over a slice of pizza.

This event is open to all students from all fields and years of study, but will be of particular interest to nutrition, dietetics and food science students. 

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

Environment

Thursday 22 November

 

Time: 5.30–8pm

Location: Atrium and A09, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: 8073

 

The environmental sector on a UK and global basis is extremely diverse.  It is estimated there are 230,000 businesses and 1.3 million employees in the environmental sector in the UK (Lantra 2014).  

This session offers an opportunity for science and engineering students to find out more about careers in the environmental sector.  You will hear from three employers and have the opportunity to ask about projects, their career stories and routes into the field.

 

Explore careers in the environment

 
 

Translation and Interpreting 

Thursday 22 November

 

Time: 4.30–6.30pm 

Location: LG140, Hallward Library

My Career ID: 7872

The translation and interpreting professions offer a variety of employment opportunities to linguists. Our speakers are here to share their experiences with you.

By the end of this session you will:

  • know more about the different types of jobs in these professions and where you can find them
  • understand the skills, knowledge, attributes and experience that are essential for pursuing a career in interpreting or translation
  • have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have and get advice and tips from experienced professionals

This session is primarily aimed at students studying a language, however it is open to any student with language skills. 

Explore careers in translating and interpreting

Speakers

  • Kirsty Heimerl-Moggan, Interpreter
  • James Hewlett, Translator
 
 

Careers in the Lab

Tuesday 27 November

 

Time: 6pm

Location: Atrium and A09, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: 

Find out more about opportunities available with an undergraduate degree in a laboratory setting from a panel of guest speakers from:

  • Locate Therapeutics
  • Source BioScience
  • University of Nottingham

You'll find out about where to look for opportunities, the type of positions to apply for, training opportunities and what employers look for in new recruits.

This event will take the format of short presentation by each speaker, Q&A session followed by networking opportunity.  

Explore careers in the lab

 
 

Product Design

Thursday 29 November

 

Time: 6pm

Location: Atrium and A09, ESLC, University Park

My Career ID: To be confirmed.

More details coming soon.  

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

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