August 15, 2014, by Beth Dawson

First Week to Your First Job: We’ll Support You Every Step of the Way

Congratulations on securing your place at The University of Nottingham, we hope you’re looking forward to starting your degree as much as we’re looking forward to meeting you!

As your Careers and Employability Service we can help you from your first to your final week and beyond: here are some ways that we can do just that. 

Enhancing your time at Nottingham

University is the perfect time to develop your existing skills and try something new that will be sure to impress an employer, when your CV reaches their desk.

Getting involved in a society, sports team or volunteering project through the Students’ Union will help you develop the skills that employers want to see, whether you organise an event, work as part of a team to win a league or take part in an awareness campaign. Our team can help you relate your extracurricular achievements to your career ambitions, while our Students’ Union Employability Manager can provide tailored advice and workshops to any group you’re part of.

If it’s hands on experience you’re looking for during your time at Nottingham, look out for initiatives like our consultancy projects and Summer Internships Scheme, which offer you the opportunity to get an insight into the world of work, develop your skills and make a difference to a local organisation. Also, through our Nottingham Advantage Award, you can take part in a wide range of modules, including sports projects, volunteering, work experience and working with employers.

Helping you find a job during your studies

Looking for a way to boost your income and experience while at Nottingham? We can help.

Unitemps, our on-campus recruitment agency is the perfect place to go if you’re seeking part-time and temporary work. With a variety of assignments based across campus and in the local area, you’ll be sure to find something on their vacancies database that suits you. To see their latest opportunities, you’ll want to check our Facebook page where we post their featured vacancies every Tuesday.

With our skills workshops you can learn how to develop a stand-out CV and interview technique, to increase your chances of getting a part-time job, while our team can look over your CV and applications to ensure that you come across in the best way possible.

Providing ways for you to explore you future

At the moment we’re planning lots of events where you’ll have the chance to explore different careers and get an insight about the day-to-day reality of different roles. Just some of the opportunities you’ll have to meet industry insiders include our careers fairs, popular Spotlight On… events and employer presentations.

As you’re at the start of your university journey, you might not know what you want to do after you graduate and that’s where our team comes in. We’re always happy to see you, to discuss your options and help you generate some ideas about what you would like to go into.

If you can’t come and see us at one of our campuses, you can always send your careers questions to us on Facebook and Twitter. Simply write on our wall, tweet or private message us if you’d prefer, and get expert advice direct to your newsfeed or inbox.

Getting you to where you want to be

It may seem like a long time away, but when you come to look for an internship or graduate job we can support you at every stage of the application process. You can attend our skills workshops, get advice on your application from a careers adviser or even attend a mock interview and assessment centre.

As the most target university by The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, lots of employers will be visiting our campus to meet you. So you’ll be able to ask those in the know about opportunities and application advice for their schemes throughout the year.

This is still just a summary of everything that we can offer you! To find out more about the services we provide visit our website or why not drop in and see us? We have offices at University Park, Jubilee, Sutton Bonington and Queen’s Medical Centre campuses. 

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