Category: Work experience

How I got my job at Liverpool’s Growth Platform

About me: My name is Jacob Sanderson, I completed a Business Management degree at Hope University between the period of 2016-2019. I am local to the Childwall area and stayed at home during my time at Hope. I completed my degree with a grade… Continue Reading “How I got my job at Liverpool’s Growth Platform”

Making job ‘Connex-ions’. Gaining experience to support my studies and my future employability

The graduate job market is a competitive place. What can you be doing whilst at university to stand out, gain experience and ensure you’re one step ahead of your peers when it comes to securing your dream job? In this student blog we hear… Continue Reading “Making job ‘Connex-ions’. Gaining experience to support my studies and my future employability”

How to…find a placement year

With the option of a taking a placement year as part of your course now available to the majority of level I students here’s our guide to finding and applying for a placement year. Your Placement Year Search It’s hard to know where to… Continue Reading “How to…find a placement year”

What is a Placement Year?

Almost every undergraduate student (1st & 2nd year) now has the option of taking a placement year as part of their degree programme. Find out more about this exciting, and potentially life-changing opportunity in our latest blog…

3 New Year Resolutions – Careers & Employability

Kick-start 2019 by committing to doing at least 1 thing to improve your future prospects. Here are our recommended top 3 career & employability resolutions. Volunteer Develop skills and add to your CV whilst giving your time and experience to a valuable cause. Find… Continue Reading “3 New Year Resolutions – Careers & Employability”

Work Experience – a student’s perspective

You’ve probably heard about the benefits of gaining work experience alongside your studies. It can help with career decision making, allows you to develop transferable skills like communication and teamwork and builds your confidence and resilience. In this guest blog we hear from recent… Continue Reading “Work Experience – a student’s perspective”

Let the summer ‘work’ for you

I love this time of year (especially now I’m a term-time member of staff) as the long university summer holidays stretch out ahead of us. If you’re one of our students, or a finalist waiting for graduation, the holidays have already begun. How will… Continue Reading “Let the summer ‘work’ for you”

BA Education Careers Insight Event

Following on from our recent blog post 8 Careers Beyond the Classroom here’s another fantastic career insight blog for Education students. In this blog Kerry Chaplin, Level I Education Student Advocate, details what she learnt at the recent Level I Careers Education event.

Randstad’s Quick Guide for Student Teachers

We’re always keen to hear from employers and recruiters who offer jobs to our graduates. In this guest blog Catherine Stockford from Randstad reflects on some of the FAQs from our Teaching and Education Fair. In February I attended the ‘Teaching and Education Fair’… Continue Reading “Randstad’s Quick Guide for Student Teachers”

National Careers Week

This week is National Careers Week. The week is aimed at promoting careers education within schools and colleges mainly. But I thought it would be a good chance for our Careers and Employability Team to promote our Careers and Employability service. Here is a… Continue Reading “National Careers Week”