Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Finding opportunities and making applications

finding opportunities and making applications

 

Attend our workshops to help you find source vacancies for postgraduate study and graduate jobs. They will also cover the recruitment and selection process for a postgraduate course, internship or graduate job.

  • putting together your CV and covering letter
  • completing an application form for a masters or graduate job
  • shining at an interview and assessment centre
  • disclosing your disability during the recruitment process

If you're interested in working abroad, attend the workshops delivered by the team behind Passport Career, the international careers database

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Meet employers with vacancies

Enhance your application skills

Find and apply for work experience

 
 To support the University’s Covid-19 testing programme, our events booking platform will show test appointments over the next two weeks. To quickly find careers events, please use the events search function. 

Upcoming events - click on the title to book your place

  • Develop your skills and career at MI5, MI6 & GCHQ
    Starts: 3 May 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 1 Jun 2022, 4:00 pm
    As part of the Graduate Jobs Festival, find out where a career with MI5, MI6 & GCHQ, you can find out more by joining the events
  • LinkedIn Bootcamp: Part 1,2&3
    Starts: 9 May 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 23 May 2022, 3:00 pm
    JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING TO LEARN: How to find great global connections and strategies to reach out to them; How to find and stay aware of jobs relevant to you; How to use several LinkedIn features and What resources can help you power-up your profile!
  • UN & IGO Academy, Part 1&2
    Starts: 19 May 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 26 May 2022, 3:00 pm
    JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING TO LEARN: How the UN is organized into agencies that have headquarters and field offices around the world and What the best strategies are for your career to open the doors to great opportunities at these types of organizations.
  • Tell Me about Yourself: Master Your 30-Second Global Pitch
    Starts: 24 May 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 24 May 2022, 3:00 pm
    JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING TO LEARN: What employers are looking for when asking this question and How to develop a powerful answer that puts you in the position to stand out from others
  • Adapt Together: Voices - Getting Your First Academic Job
    Starts: 26 May 2022, 11:30 am
    Finishes: 26 May 2022, 12:30 pm
    Adapt Together: Voices is pleased to host a round-table discussion on the topic of Getting Your First Academic Job. We will be joined by PhD alumni who have taken up academic job positions since completing their theses.
  • Group CV Reviews
    Starts: 26 May 2022, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 26 May 2022, 1:00 pm
    Venue: Jubilee, Business School South, A08
    Remaining places: 5
    In this session, we'll cover the basics of a well-structured CV in an informal group setting. You'll need to bring your CV along to this session. Working with another student peer you'll give each other feedback on each other's CVs.
  • International Students & Career Strategies
    Starts: 30 May 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 30 May 2022, 3:00 pm
    JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING TO LEARN: How to use Passport Career effectively, efficiently, and strategically based on your career interests
  • International Internships: Opportunities & Strategies
    Starts: 31 May 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 31 May 2022, 3:00 pm
    JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING TO LEARN: How to find the right employers who offer visa sponsorship and find out the strategies to land the internship of your global dreams!
  • Interviews: Strategies for Global Careers
    Starts: 1 Jun 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 1 Jun 2022, 3:00 pm
    JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING TO LEARN: What to do before, during and after the interview and how to prepare for the expected and unexpected questions!
  • Strategies to Develop Your Global Network
    Starts: 2 Jun 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 2 Jun 2022, 3:00 pm
    JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING TO LEARN: How to create a global network using online resources and how to manage the networking process to make it work effectively for your job search!
  • How to find work experience for Faculty of Arts students
    Starts: 6 Jun 2022, 11:00 am
    Finishes: 6 Jun 2022, 12:00 pm
    This workshop is designed for any student who would like to find some work experience, but isn't sure where to start.
  • Think like a Recruiter - Interviews
    Starts: 6 Jun 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 6 Jun 2022, 2:30 pm
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, D37 Careers Event Space
    Remaining places: 18
    In this interactive workshop we put you in the place of the recruiter so you can consider the processes they use to shortlist candidates and apply this to your own applications.
  • Start Your Journey with Lloyds Banking Group
    Starts: 7 Jun 2022, 9:00 am
    Finishes: 7 Jun 2022, 11:59 pm
    Lloyds Banking Group offering a comprehensive interactive session, with ample opportunity to network with our Lloyds Banking Group business representatives.
  • Ask an Expert: Effective CVs and Application Forms
    Starts: 7 Jun 2022, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 7 Jun 2022, 1:00 pm
    In this online workshop you will have the opportunity to ask your pressing questions in a Q&A format to a panel of Careers and Employability staff.
  • Spotlight on Engineering Recruitment (Employer Session)
    Starts: 8 Jun 2022, 10:30 am
    Finishes: 8 Jun 2022, 11:30 am
    Remaining places: 116
    Hear directly from engineering employers about their recruitment processes and gather hints and tips to help you approach organisations of all sizes
  • Spotlight on Engineering Recruitment (Student Session)
    Starts: 8 Jun 2022, 11:45 am
    Finishes: 8 Jun 2022, 12:45 pm
    Remaining places: 126
    Hear directly from current student and graduates about their experiences of the recruitment processes and gather hints and tips to help you approach organisations of all sizes
  • Think like a Recruiter - Applications
    Starts: 8 Jun 2022, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 8 Jun 2022, 2:30 pm
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, D37 Careers Event Space
    Remaining places: 0
    In this interactive workshop we put you in the place of the recruiter so you can consider the processes they use to shortlist candidates and apply this to your own applications.
  • Getting into the world of work - (session for Class of 2022 and Post Graduates)
    Starts: 8 Jun 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 8 Jun 2022, 3:00 pm
    Remaining places: 146
    This practical interactive session is aimed at students who are searching for their first Graduate role. We'll look at the importance of self awareness and motivations, how to structure your job search, where to look and handling setbacks.
  • 2 Day Graduate Support Programme - Day 1
    Starts: 9 Jun 2022, 10:00 am
    Finishes: 9 Jun 2022, 12:30 pm
    Available to all undergraduate and masters students graduating this year. Get clarity on what rewarding work looks like for you and the environment you'll thrive in, build motivation and leave with a plan. Day 2 is on Friday.
  • 2 Day Graduate Support Programme - Day 2
    Starts: 10 Jun 2022, 10:00 am
    Finishes: 10 Jun 2022, 12:30 pm
    Available to all undergraduate and masters students graduating this year. Building on yesterday's session, the focus will be on how to find and secure your ideal job as quickly as possible, as well as effectively addressing any issues that may be getting in the way.
  • Job Hunting Boot Camp for Students in the Faculty of Arts
    Starts: 14 Jun 2022, 1:30 pm
    Finishes: 14 Jun 2022, 2:30 pm
    This session is aimed at final year Arts students who are looking for a job. The session will focus on creative ways you can look for a job including ‘hidden jobs’. You’ll also identify next steps to take you forwards in your job hunting.
  • Effective Application Forms
    Starts: 15 Jun 2022, 12:00 pm
    Finishes: 15 Jun 2022, 1:00 pm
    In this workshop we’ll aim to offer you key advice to follow for application forms and you’ll also have the opportunity to ask your questions in a Q&A with members of the Careers and Employability Service.
  • Personal Brand and Using Social Media for Career Success (for students in the Faculty of Arts)
    Starts: 15 Jun 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 15 Jun 2022, 3:00 pm
    This session will cover your values and personal 'brand' and how your social media presence can support your employability.
  • UK Employment Visa Strategies, Part 2: Post-Study Graduate Visa for UK International Students
    Starts: 15 Jun 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 15 Jun 2022, 3:00 pm
    JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING TO LEARN: What are the conditions, requirements and fees for this visa and How to apply and what is the process!
  • Build your Career Confidence for Students in the Faculty of Arts
    Starts: 16 Jun 2022, 12:30 pm
    Finishes: 16 Jun 2022, 1:30 pm
    Aimed at students in the Faculty of Arts, this session will look at what you can do to build career confidence
  • Effective Interviews
    Starts: 23 Jun 2022, 10:00 am
    Finishes: 23 Jun 2022, 11:00 am
    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.
  • McKinsey London Summer Case Workshop
    Starts: 23 Jun 2022, 5:00 pm
    Finishes: 23 Jun 2022, 7:00 pm
    Want to be inspired by exceptional leaders?
  • Effective CVs and Cover Letters
    Starts: 28 Jun 2022, 11:00 am
    Finishes: 28 Jun 2022, 12:00 pm
    In this online workshop we'll cover the essentials of crafting an effective CV and cover letter
  • Assessment Centre Express
    Starts: 29 Jun 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 29 Jun 2022, 3:00 pm
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, D37 Careers Event Space
    Remaining places: 14
    Join our one-hour Assessment Centre Express to learn more about what to expect at assessment centres, how to prepare as well as take part in a typical activity for which you will receive feedback.
  • LinkedIn Bootcamp, Part 4: Build Your Brand to Grow Your Network!
    Starts: 29 Jun 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 29 Jun 2022, 3:00 pm
    JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING TO LEARN: Why your brand is important and the simple strategic steps you can take to grow your brand and your network.
  • Tell Me about Yourself: Master Your 30-Second Global Pitch
    Starts: 30 Jun 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 30 Jun 2022, 3:00 pm
    JOIN THIS INTERACTIVE TRAINING TO LEARN: What employers are looking for when asking this question and How your 30 second pitch can be applied to your resume, CV, job applications, emails, and requests for help!
  • McKinsey London Summer Case Workshop (Virtual)
    Starts: 30 Jun 2022, 5:00 pm
    Finishes: 30 Jun 2022, 7:00 pm
    Want to be inspired by exceptional leaders? ​At McKinsey, we help world-leading clients in the public, private and third sectors to meet their biggest strategic, operational and organisational challenges.
  • Science MSc Students - Careers Workshop
    Starts: 7 Jul 2022, 2:00 pm
    Finishes: 7 Jul 2022, 4:00 pm
    This workshop is for MSc students in the Faculty of Science (Agriculture, Animal Nutrition, Biotech, Brewing Sci, Computer Sci, Data Sci, Drug Disc, Environ Sci, Food, Maths, Microbiology, Natural Sci, Nutrition, Pharmacy, Physics, Plant Sci, Psychology / Neuroscience).
 

Careers and Employability Service

University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679
email: careers-team@nottingham.ac.uk