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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.

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

 

Teaching
Thursday 15 February 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: C01, Engineering and Science Learning Centre

My Career ID: 7307

This is a speed networking event for anyone considering a career in teaching. You will be able to ask your questions about the profession and find out about different routes into it.

You will be given an overview of the different routes into teaching and then have the opportunity to speak directly to newly qualified teachers and ask them your questions in small groups.

The teachers will have experience of the following training routes:

  • Primary and Secondary PGCE
  • School Direct
  • SCITT
  • Teach First
  • Further Education

Speakers

  • 10-12 Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs), and trainee teachers
 
 

 

Graduate Entry to Medicine
Thursday 15 February 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: A13, Pope Building

My Career ID: 7395

A career in medicine can be both rewarding and challenging. If you’re considering training to become a doctor after your first degree then this event will give you an insight into studying for and pursuing a career in medicine.

You’ll be able to hear more about different pathways, find out what studying a second degree is like, and hear personal experiences from our panel.

Speakers

  • Speakers to be confirmed
 
 

 

The Chemical Industry
Monday 19 February 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: A09, Engineering and Science Learning Centre

My Career ID: 7454

Come along to get a taste of what it's like to work in the chemicals industry. Speakers from different companies will provide an overview of their career paths, plus insider tips and insights in response to your questions.

You will also find out about the types of companies that recruit graduates.

The event is open to all students, but may be of particular interest to those studying chemistry and chemical engineering.

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

  

Charities
Tuesday 20 February 2018
 

Time: 6.30–8.30pm

Location: B63 and Atrium, Law and Social Sciences

My Career ID: 7329

Interested in working in the charity sector? This event is for you.

We will have representatives from various charities and not-for-profit organisations who will give short presentations about how they got into the sector and what their roles involve.

There will also be opportunities to network with the speakers and ask them your questions.

This event is relevant to students of all disciplines, and showcase the variety of opportunities available within the sector. 

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Engineering in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Sector
Tuesday 20 February 2018
 

Time: 5.30–7.45pm

Location: A09/Atrium, Engineering and Science Learning Centre

My Career ID: 7421

Leading companies will provide insights into the fast-moving consumer goods sector, including the various engineering processes behind the production of everyday goods and services. 

Speakers

Mondelez

Musk

 
 

 

Nutrition
Thursday 22 February 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B01/B02 Gateway Building, Sutton Bonington Campus

My Career ID: 6922

This event will showcase several different career paths available to students studying a nutritional sciences degree. The alumni speakers will give a short presentation about their career path since leaving university, what their current job role entails as well as advice for students considering a similar route after graduation. 

Following this you will have a chance to speak to the alumni to ask your own questions. 

Attend this event to learn about the variety of career paths available to you and receive first-hand advice from people who completed the same degree.

 
 

 

Cyber Security
Tuesday 27 February 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: A32 Dearing Building, Jubilee Campus

My Career ID: 6914

The constant threat of cyber terrorism and data theft is forcing home and business users to become more vigilant in protecting their data and equipment. This is creating more and more job opportunities in cyber security.

Why not come and hear from our speakers about how you can get a role in this exciting industry? They will be sharing their hints and tips along with other nuggets of advice. We have invited speakers from Wipro, Redscan and Experian to share their stories with you.

The presentations will be followed by refreshments and the opportunity to network with the speakers.

 
 

 

Politics
Wednesday 28 February 2018
 

Time: 1–3pm

Location: Lecture Theatre 4, Newton Building, Nottingham Trent University

My Career ID: 7326

University of Nottingham is teaming up with Nottingham Trent University to bring you this special event about politics.

You will learn about a range of careers available in the political sphere, providing an idea of different routes into this sector and whether they would be a good option for you.

Have your questions at the ready for our speakers during the networking section of the event; they will be happy to share their experiences with you.

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Infrastructure
Thursday 1 March 2018
 

Time: 5.30–7.45pm

Location: A09/Atrium, Engineering and Science Learning Centre

My Career ID: 7422

Employers including WSP PB, Heathrow Airport and Taylor Woodrow will speak about the work that lies behind the vital rail, air and road services which underpin our daily lives.

 
 

 

Environment: Ecology, Conservation and Planning
Tuesday 6 March 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: A09, Engineering and Science Learning Centre

My Career ID: 7308

This event will provide you with a unique opportunity to learn about careers across the environment sector.

Find out about how to break into the ecology, conservation and planning industries after graduating, plus ways to get experience while still at university.

You will have the opportunity to speak to employers who are currently involved in the industries you are interested in, which could provide you with knowledge to give you the edge when making applications.

All students are welcome to attend, although those from geography, life sciences and biosciences subjects are particularly encouraged.

Speakers

  • To be confirmed 
 
 

 

Alternative Careers for Engineering Graduates
Tuesday 6 March 2018
 

Time: 5.30–7.30pm

Location: A1, Pope

My Career ID: 7471

This event will showcase the opportunities available to you with an engineering degree, beyond typical engineering roles – some of which you may not have considered or heard of.

Come along to hear from employers representing a range of fields who can tell you about:

  • opportunities for engineering graduates within their industry and organisation
  • why engineering students are sought after and which skills and attributes are in highest demand
  • how to pursue the opportunities showcased

Employer talks will be followed by a question and answer session, and the chance to find out more about the areas you're interested in. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Speakers

  • To be confirmed 
 
 

 

Archives
Thursday 8 March 2018
 

Time: 5–6.30pm

Location: Senate Chamber, Trent Building

My Career ID: 7386

‘Archives’ can be paper records, maps, plans, photos, prints, films, tapes, computer files or any form of recording which are intended to be preserved and discovered by future generations. An archivist’s job could be to curate, maintain, preserve, exploit or communicate this preserved past. This role requires skills in organisation, project management, communication and customer service, and often involves developing an in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.

We will be joined by Nottingham alumnus and special guest Simon Robbins, Senior Archivist at the Imperial War Museum, who will be talking about his experience of the sector and giving advice for students hoping to make inroads into this type of work.  

Speakers

 
 

 

Agriculture
Thursday 8 March 2018
 

Time: 6–8pm

Location: B01/B02 Gateway Building, Sutton Bonington Campus

My Career ID: 6923

This event will showcase several different career paths available to students studying an agricultural sciences degree. The alumni speakers will give a short presentation about their career path since leaving university, what their current job role entails, as well as advice for students considering a similar route after graduation. 

Following this you will have a chance to speak to the alumni to ask your own questions. 

Attend this event to learn about the variety of career paths available to you and receive first-hand advice from people who completed the same degree.

 
 

 

Product Design
Tuesday 13 March 2018
 

Time: 5.30–7.45pm

Location: A09/Atrium, Engineering and Science Learning Centre

My Career ID: 7423

Come along to get a taste of what it's like to work in product design. Speakers from different companies will provide an overview of their career paths, plus insider tips and insights in response to your questions.

You will also find out about the types of companies that recruit graduates in this field.

Speakers

Kostal

More speakers to be confirmed.

 
 

 

Science and Business
Thursday 15 March 2018
 

Time: 6-8pm

Location: A14, Pope Building

My Career ID: 7397

Studying a STEM subject but not sure what you want to do after you graduate?

Come along to this special interdisciplinary event, where we'll have a range of panellists. These will include previous STEM graduates working for science companies in non-science roles, and those working in science positions for commercial businesses. 

There will be biscuits and hot drinks for all students.

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Biotechnology
Tuesday 1 May 2018
 

Time: 6-8pm

Location: B01/B02 Gateway Building, Sutton Bonington Campus

My Career ID: 6921

There are a wide range of opportunities for students interested in biotechnology within a variety of industries. This event will give an overview of the career paths available and an insight into the different industries from our guest speakers.

At the event you will hear from the speakers initially and then you will have the chance to meet with them and ask your own questions.

This event is open to all students, from all years of study. The event will be of particular relevance to biosciences students and students wishing to work in biopharmaceuticals, food, environment or energy.

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

 

Film, TV and Radio
Thursday 3 May 2018
 

Time: 6-8pm

Location: A48, Sir Clive Granger Building

My Career ID: 7384

Working in film, TV and radio production is an exciting and competitive career. Depending on the type of role you're interested in, you'll need a combination of technical and creative skills which can be developed through work experience, although some technical roles will need an associated qualification.

Come along to hear from professionals working across these three industries for a snapshot of what it can be like to navigate a career in the media. This is not a recruitment event, but an opportunity to get a taste for these areas via some personal stories.

Speakers

  •  To be confirmed
 
 

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