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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.

Come along to our skills workshops for the autumn term, some of which our led by our team, and some of which are led by employers, but all are essential to your career success.

Note: You can book on skills workshops on MyCareer two weeks in advance of the event.

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Skills workshops

Application forms

  • Writing an Effective Application Form
    Starts: 28 Feb 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 28 Feb 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, Portland Event Space, D Floor
    Remaining places: 10
    What makes an employer move an application form to the 'must interview' pile? Come along to this session and find out.
  • Writing an Effective Application Form
    Starts: 20 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 20 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Dearing Building, C35
    Remaining places: 40
    What makes an employer move an application form to the 'must interview' pile? Come along to this session and find out.
 

Assessment centres

  • Mock Assessment Centre
    Starts: 27 Feb 2019 2:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Feb 2019 5:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Business School South, A06
    Remaining places: 13
    Attending one of our Mock Assessment Centre Workshops will give you a better idea of what to expect from the real thing.
  • Mock Assessment Centre
    Starts: 4 Mar 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 4 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Teaching & Learning Building, C11
    Remaining places: 15
    Attending one of our Mock Assessment Centre Workshops will give you a better idea of what to expect at the real thing.
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - Cracking the Case Study exercise - Capital One
    Starts: 6 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 6 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, LT2
    Remaining places: 128
    The case study is one of the most popular forms of interview for many graduate recruiters but it's often hard to know exactly what to expect or how to prepare. Capital One will be coming onto campus to explain why employers use case studies in their recruitment processes and how to tackle them.
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - What to Expect at Assessment Centres
    Starts: 13 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 13 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 132
    At this session we will be sharing information about Assessment Centres. You will learn why employers use Assessment Centres as part of the recruitment process. You will also learn what employers are looking for during each step of an Assessment Centre.
  • Mock Assessment Centre
    Starts: 13 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Finishes: 13 Mar 2019 5:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), B14
    Remaining places: 34
    Attending one of our Mock Assessment Centre Workshops will give you a better idea of what to expect from the real thing.
  • Preparing for an Assessment Centre - Case Studies and Presentations
    Starts: 5 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 5 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Dearing Building, A34
    Remaining places: 18
    This session will tell you why employers use case studies and presentations during the recruitment process.
 

At Jubilee

  • CV Writing and Interview Skills - Page Kirk
    Starts: 25 Feb 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 25 Feb 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Business School South, A07
    Remaining places: 0
    A skills workshop on CV writing and interview techniques, delivered by Nottingham-based accountancy firm, Page Kirk LLP.
  • How to start a big career in a smaller business
    Starts: 27 Feb 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Feb 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 114
    This event is open to students who are interested in exploring/hearing more about what it is like to work for a smaller business. Hear from our speakers about what life is really like working in an SME and how they got to where they are today!
  • Mock Assessment Centre
    Starts: 27 Feb 2019 2:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Feb 2019 5:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Business School South, A06
    Remaining places: 13
    Attending one of our Mock Assessment Centre Workshops will give you a better idea of what to expect from the real thing.
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - Cracking the Case Study exercise - Capital One
    Starts: 6 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 6 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, LT2
    Remaining places: 128
    The case study is one of the most popular forms of interview for many graduate recruiters but it's often hard to know exactly what to expect or how to prepare. Capital One will be coming onto campus to explain why employers use case studies in their recruitment processes and how to tackle them.
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - What to Expect at Assessment Centres
    Starts: 13 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 13 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 132
    At this session we will be sharing information about Assessment Centres. You will learn why employers use Assessment Centres as part of the recruitment process. You will also learn what employers are looking for during each step of an Assessment Centre.
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - Video Interviews - IBM
    Starts: 20 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 20 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 133
    At this session, IBM will be sharing information and advice around how to prepare for a Video Interview. You will learn why employers use video interviews as part of their recruitment process, you will also receive hints and tips on how best to prepare for a video interview
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - Interviews for Introverts - BGL Group
    Starts: 27 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 141
    At this session, BGL Group will deliver information about how to handle interviews if you are introverted. If you struggle with nerves or do not feel confident around speaking about yourself, BGL Group will share some great hints and tips on how to appear confident at interview
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - Public Speaking - Mazars
    Starts: 3 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 3 Apr 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 138
    At this session, Mazars will be sharing some fantastic advice on how to appear confident when public speaking
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - How to Grab that Recruiters Attention
    Starts: 10 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 10 Apr 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 148
    This session will cover ways to make your application stand out in the recruitment process
 

At Sutton Bonington

  • Psychometric Testing - verbal/numerical
    Starts: 27 Feb 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Feb 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Sutton Bonington, Lecture Block, B07
    Remaining places: 24
    The majority of employers use verbal and numerical reasoning tests during the recruitment process. We want to help you prepare for these types of test.
  • Developing your LinkedIn Profile
    Starts: 6 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 6 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Sutton Bonington, Main Building, B09
    Remaining places: 29
    Does your LinkedIn profile need some care and attention to make the most of the skills and experiences you can offer a future employer?
  • Preparing for Interviews
    Starts: 27 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Sutton Bonington, Main Building, B13
    Remaining places: 40
    Whether you're applying for a graduate job or internship you'll have an interview and we want you to feel confident and perform really well - the best way to do that is to prepare.
  • Finding Graduate Jobs
    Starts: 3 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 3 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Sutton Bonington, Main Building, B13
    Remaining places: 30
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Career planning

  • How to start a big career in a smaller business
    Starts: 27 Feb 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Feb 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 114
    This event is open to students who are interested in exploring/hearing more about what it is like to work for a smaller business. Hear from our speakers about what life is really like working in an SME and how they got to where they are today!
  • No Grad Scheme, No Problem (for science students)
    Starts: 6 Mar 2019 5:00 PM
    Finishes: 6 Mar 2019 6:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), B14
    Remaining places: 12
    You're a final year science student, without a place on a graduate scheme. Don't worry - there is a world of work outside of graduate schemes. Come along to this workshop to find out more about your options after you graduate, tailored for you as a science student.
  • Finding Work in a Lab
    Starts: 20 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Finishes: 20 Mar 2019 3:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), B14
    Remaining places: 50
    So you'd like to work in a lab - but where are the jobs? And how do you write great applications to secure a lab job? Come to this workshop to find out more about how to approach finding work in a lab to increase your chances of finding a career you love.
  • Finding Graduate Jobs
    Starts: 3 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 3 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Sutton Bonington, Main Building, B13
    Remaining places: 30
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  • Applying to Medicine as a Graduate
    Starts: 3 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
    Finishes: 3 Apr 2019 4:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), B01
    Remaining places: 40
    You want to be a doctor but your degree isn't in medicine, so you're looking to apply as a graduate. Come to this workshop to find out how to apply, from the initial steps to the interview stage. Getting into medical school is competitive, so find out more about how you can increase your chances.
 

Career skills

  • Developing your LinkedIn Profile
    Starts: 6 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 6 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Sutton Bonington, Main Building, B09
    Remaining places: 29
    Does your LinkedIn profile need some care and attention to make the most of the skills and experiences you can offer a future employer?
  • No Grad Scheme, No Problem (for science students)
    Starts: 6 Mar 2019 5:00 PM
    Finishes: 6 Mar 2019 6:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), B14
    Remaining places: 12
    You're a final year science student, without a place on a graduate scheme. Don't worry - there is a world of work outside of graduate schemes. Come along to this workshop to find out more about your options after you graduate, tailored for you as a science student.
  • Identifying your Strengths
    Starts: 7 Mar 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 7 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Trent Building, A46
    Remaining places: 33
    Have you ever thought about your strengths? Understanding your strengths can help you decide what career would suit you best,
  • International Engineering student session - Interviews and Assessment Centres
    Starts: 20 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Finishes: 20 Mar 2019 3:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Physics Building, B23
    Remaining places: 52
    This is a session specifically for international UG and PGT students from the faculty of engineering
  • Developing your LinkedIn Profile
    Starts: 29 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 29 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Pope Buiilding, A16
    Remaining places: 30
    Does your LinkedIn profile need some care and attention to make the most of the skills and experiences you can offer a future employer?
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - Public Speaking - Mazars
    Starts: 3 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 3 Apr 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 138
    At this session, Mazars will be sharing some fantastic advice on how to appear confident when public speaking
  • Identifying your Strengths
    Starts: 4 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 4 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Law & Social Sciences Building, A02
    Remaining places: 40
    Have you ever thought about your strengths - the things you do well and feel energised by? These strengths can help you decide which careers would suit your best .
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - How to Grab that Recruiters Attention
    Starts: 10 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 10 Apr 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 148
    This session will cover ways to make your application stand out in the recruitment process
 

Covering letters

  • Preparing an Effective Covering Letter
    Starts: 20 Mar 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 20 Mar 2019 12:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Sir Clive Granger Building, A44
    Remaining places: 23
    Want to send you Cv off to an employer or respond to an advert? Then you'll need a great covering letter to send with it.
  • Preparing an Effective Covering Letter
    Starts: 28 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 28 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, Studio Live
    Remaining places: 40
    Want to send your CV off to an employer or respond to an advert? Then you'll a great covering letter to go with it.
 

CVs

  • CV Writing and Interview Skills - Page Kirk
    Starts: 25 Feb 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 25 Feb 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Business School South, A07
    Remaining places: 0
    A skills workshop on CV writing and interview techniques, delivered by Nottingham-based accountancy firm, Page Kirk LLP.
  • Preparing an Effective CV
    Starts: 20 Mar 2019 12:30 PM
    Finishes: 20 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Sir Clive Granger Building, A44
    Remaining places: 40
    If you are not sure what to include on your CV for a graduate job or internship we will talk you through what to consider when writing your CV.
 

Getting into...

  • Applying to the Nottingham Internship Scheme
    Starts: 14 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 14 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Business School South, A24
    Remaining places: 50
    This Workshop is for students who are planning to apply for an internship through the Nottingham Internship Scheme.
  • Applying to the Nottingham Internship Scheme
    Starts: 19 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 19 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, Portland Event Space, D Floor
    Remaining places: 70
    This Workshop is for students who are planning to apply for an internship through the Nottingham Internship Scheme.
  • Finding Work in a Lab
    Starts: 20 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Finishes: 20 Mar 2019 3:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), B14
    Remaining places: 50
    So you'd like to work in a lab - but where are the jobs? And how do you write great applications to secure a lab job? Come to this workshop to find out more about how to approach finding work in a lab to increase your chances of finding a career you love.
  • Applying to the Nottingham Internship Scheme
    Starts: 25 Mar 2019 11:30 AM
    Finishes: 25 Mar 2019 12:30 PM
    Venue: Sutton Bonington, Main Building, B12
    Remaining places: 72
    This Workshop is for students who are planning to apply for an internship through the Nottingham Internship Scheme.
  • Getting Into...Social Research
    Starts: 28 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 28 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Law & Social Sciences Building, A01
    Remaining places: 70
    A practical group session which will focus on finding and applying for jobs in social research
  • Applying to Medicine as a Graduate
    Starts: 3 Apr 2019 2:00 PM
    Finishes: 3 Apr 2019 4:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), B01
    Remaining places: 40
    You want to be a doctor but your degree isn't in medicine, so you're looking to apply as a graduate. Come to this workshop to find out how to apply, from the initial steps to the interview stage. Getting into medical school is competitive, so find out more about how you can increase your chances.
  • Applying to the Nottingham Internship Scheme
    Starts: 5 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 5 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Engineering Science Learning Centre (ESLC), B02
    Remaining places: 70
    This Workshop is for students who are planning to apply for an internship through the Nottingham Internship Scheme.
  • Applying to the Nottingham Internship Scheme
    Starts: 10 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 10 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, Portland Event Space, D Floor
    Remaining places: 70
    This Workshop is for students who are planning to apply for an internship through the Nottingham Internship Scheme.
 

Interviews

  • CV Writing and Interview Skills - Page Kirk
    Starts: 25 Feb 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 25 Feb 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Business School South, A07
    Remaining places: 0
    A skills workshop on CV writing and interview techniques, delivered by Nottingham-based accountancy firm, Page Kirk LLP.
  • Preparing for Interviews
    Starts: 26 Feb 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 26 Feb 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Trent Building, A46
    Remaining places: 6
    Whether you're applying for a graduate job or internship, you'll have an interview. We want you to feel confident and perform really well and the best way to do that is to prepare,
  • Building Interview Confidence
    Starts: 12 Mar 2019 11:00 AM
    Finishes: 12 Mar 2019 12:30 PM
    Venue: University Park, Portland Building, Portland Event Space, D Floor
    Remaining places: 30
    Are you worried that nerves will overcome you in an interview? We'll show you some techniques that will help build your confidence.
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - Video Interviews - IBM
    Starts: 20 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 20 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 133
    At this session, IBM will be sharing information and advice around how to prepare for a Video Interview. You will learn why employers use video interviews as part of their recruitment process, you will also receive hints and tips on how best to prepare for a video interview
  • Preparing for Interviews
    Starts: 22 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 22 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Dearing Building, B46
    Remaining places: 40
    Whether you are applying for a graduate job or internship you'll have an interview and we want you to feel confident and perform really well and to the best way to do that is to prepare.
  • Preparing for Interviews
    Starts: 27 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Mar 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Sutton Bonington, Main Building, B13
    Remaining places: 40
    Whether you're applying for a graduate job or internship you'll have an interview and we want you to feel confident and perform really well - the best way to do that is to prepare.
  • Skills Workshops at Jubilee - Interviews for Introverts - BGL Group
    Starts: 27 Mar 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Mar 2019 3:00 PM
    Venue: Jubilee, Exchange Building, C33
    Remaining places: 141
    At this session, BGL Group will deliver information about how to handle interviews if you are introverted. If you struggle with nerves or do not feel confident around speaking about yourself, BGL Group will share some great hints and tips on how to appear confident at interview
  • Preparing for Interviews
    Starts: 9 Apr 2019 12:00 PM
    Finishes: 9 Apr 2019 1:00 PM
    Venue: University Park, Physics Building, C29
    Remaining places: 40
    Whether you're applying for a graduate job or an internship you'll have an interview. We want to help you feel confident and perform really well and the best way to do that is to prepare.
 

Presentation skills

 

Psychometric tests

  • Psychometric Testing - verbal/numerical
    Starts: 27 Feb 2019 1:00 PM
    Finishes: 27 Feb 2019 2:00 PM
    Venue: Sutton Bonington, Lecture Block, B07
    Remaining places: 24
    The majority of employers use verbal and numerical reasoning tests during the recruitment process. We want to help you prepare for these types of test.
 

 

Careers and Employability Service

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