Skills & Employability Development Support
- Dedicated Careers Advisers: Each academic department is supported by one of our eight Careers Advisers. These advisers can run bespoke talks and workshops for students in departments subject to availability and consultation with the department. Careers Advisers can also be contacted about general queries and the graduate prospects of students. Contact your department's Careers Adviser to ask about the possibilities.
- Attendance at Departmental Meetings: If you're discussing employability or skills development as part of a departmental meeting you can invite a member of the Careers Service staff to attend or present to that meeting. Typically this would be your assigned Careers Adviser who is a specialist in employability and skills development. Contact us to discuss what you'd find most useful.
- Skills & Employability Development for Academic Programmes: If you are creating or developing a programme and you'd appreciate guidance on embedding skills development and employability into the curriculum you can talk to the Careers Advisers who will help you develop your programme specifications to fulfil these aims. The Careers Advisers provide guidance on skills teaching and assessment methodology and help highlight existing services and practices towards which staff can signpost students. Contact the Careers Advisers to ask about the options.
- Advice and Support on Work Placements and Work Experience Initiatives: The Careers Service has a dedicated person to assist with introducing work placements into the curriculum including initial research into placements, what the national trends are, support with employer contacts and help with developing accredited work placements. If a student needs to find placements for a year out or summer vacation the Work Placement Officer can offer tailored workshops on CV/application forms or interview skills. They can also provide one to one assistance for those students who are having difficulties finding placements. Contact the Careers Adviser with responsibility for work experience, placements and internships for an initial discussion.
- PDP Development and Assistance: Careers Advisers can provide guidance and advice on developing Personal Development Planning for students as part of an academic programme. Contact your Careers Adviser to ask about PDP.
- Student Skills Training Needs Analysis (TNA): If you'd like help identifying skills gaps and desired skills support amongst your students we can help conduct the research and produce recommendations and suggestions for training support. Contact your Careers Adviser to ask about TNA.