Practising your job applications- how do you do it?


By Charlotte Read In an ideal world, if you had the relevant experience, you could send a job application listing all your experience, with no prior practice of making job applications, and be accepted into a job. Unfortunately, a lot of job applications require more nuance. They like candidates who can show a reflective writing … Continue reading Practising your job applications- how do you do it?

Health, Safety, and Placement Year at Forvia/Faurecia


Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Placement Year Experience Hi - I’m Alessandra, a final-year Environment, Economics, and Ecology student. I just finished my placement year with Forvia as their HSE student. It was an amazing experience that I would do again if given the opportunity.  Before starting placement, I had no experience whatsoever within the … Continue reading Health, Safety, and Placement Year at Forvia/Faurecia

Can passion lead to leadership? Exploring how to be a leader.


Leadership is often presented as a skill to aspire to have or actions to do from even before university all the way to your future career. However, the traditional idea of leadership also often presents itself as an elite, elusive skill that only certain people can achieve. In that case, how do you become a … Continue reading Can passion lead to leadership? Exploring how to be a leader.

How can we help you prepare for an interview or assessment centre?


If you’re applying for grad schemes or internships, there’s no avoiding the fact that soon you’ll have to do a job interview and probably an assessment centre. So, how can your careers service help you? Read our advice and top tips https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BulWeFifKFM&t=1s Start with our webpages on assessment centres and interviews. They are full of … Continue reading How can we help you prepare for an interview or assessment centre?

3 ways to develop the skills that employers want


Employers who recruit students and graduates want more than a good academic record and degree class. They also want employability skills (eg IT, teamwork and communication skills), plus strengths and qualities (such as resilience and self-motivation). So, how can you develop these while you’re at university? Read on to find out. 1. Work experience Whether … Continue reading 3 ways to develop the skills that employers want