January 14, 2013, by Hayley

Has your work on the Award allowed you to develop professionally?

If you think your Award modules have given you the opportunity for personal, professional and career development, and want to gain recognition for it, then apply for our fantastic Professional Development Prize, supported by PwC.

The winner will get £100 towards your ongoing professional or career development and the fantastic opportunity to attend an Insight day exclusively for graduates to give an insight into the world of work and find out the experiences of new graduates. You’ll also get the opportunity to network with staff and get hints and tips about the application process! If you can demonstrate evidence that you have been committed to developing your employability then you could be in with a chance of winning this great prize!

You may want to consider demonstrating your development by reference to….

  • Periods of paid or voluntary work
  • Commitment to extensive extra-curricular activities through which you have identified key employability skills and attributes necessary for the world of work
  • Career planning or research activities
  • Can you provide evidence of the essential employability skills you have gained as a result of participating in these activities?

MP090512AH2_181Here’s what last year’s winner, Annalise Grice, had to say when she found out she had been shortlisted for the prize….

Why did you apply for this prize?

I applied for the prize because I thought it would be great to have recognition from a prestigious company like PwC, It’s going to look really good on my CV and the prize benefits are really attractive. The attendance at the Insight day is going to be really beneficial in helping my professional development. I took part in the Work Experience, Work Experience Advanced and Mentoring; A Practical Introduction modules as part of the Award. Obviously the mentoring was backed by Professional Development within the university so I think this made it really relevant.

How do you feel about being shortlisted?

I have worked for the Nottingham Unitemps branch for the past year and I think I’ve helped other people with their professional development by looking over the CV’s and giving them interview tips so it’s really nice to be recognised for my own development.

How would the prize be useful to you?

I thought it would be great to make contacts within PwC. It consolidates my work experience and completion of the Nottingham Advantage Award. It’s another way to stand out at an interview or on paper.

 To be eligible to apply for this prize you must accept the Prize Terms and Conditions on Workspace.

Nominations are open now!



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