Tools and resources
We provide the following tools and resources to help members of staff:
- A suite of advice sheets on key topics that can be used as handouts. Most advice sheets also contain activities and a worksheet that can be set as an extension activity for students.
- A series of interactive learning resource packages. Topics include:
- Introduction to the working world
- Understanding yourself
- Understanding your options
- Preparing for Employment
- Career Research
- Career Development and Management
- Introduction to Work Experience
- Planning for Work Experience
- Finding Opportunities
- CVs and Application Forms
Each topic is designed to be represent approximately 2.5 hours of learning, is fully referenced and includes extension activities. Packages can be accessed from the careers resources webpage.
- The centre have also produced a 'Digital Pack' for staff to help them reflect on how to embed employability in their curriculum, which includes good practice case studies and links to relevant materials. The pack is available on the careers resources webpage. (please note that this pack is specifically designed for staff teaching on the Computing programmes, future packs for other members of staff are anticipated, however prior to these being produced staff may find it useful to refer to this existing pack).
- A representative from the Careers and Employability Centre can attend classes on request to:
- Introduce the Careers and Employability Centre
- Deliver bespoke input in the form of guest lectures, e.g. 'options with a degree in xxxx'
- Support with assessments e.g. providing formative feedback on CVs produced as part of a module.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any of these options.
Information and Induction Resources:
- This website provides a full range of careers and employability information and links to other websites for further information. The website is structured around the key stages in a student's career journey: exploring options, developing experience and skills, looking for work and CVs applications and interviews. A website orientation document is available, which offers a guide to the structure and content of the website.
- A database of graduate case studies that can be used with current students to help them understand their future career paths and what they need to do now to help them later in the working world
- A series of employer case studies giving employer's views on what students need to do to prepare them for the working world
- Recordings of careers seminars and workshops and details of relevant e-books
- A video introducing the Careers and Employability Centre is available to use with students at induction or at other times, this is available to view above, or on YouTube.
- Marketing materials including posters, postcards and freebies that can be given to students or used on display stands - contact email@example.com to request materials.
Careers and Employability Practitioners Group:
The centre coordinates a network of staff from around the partnership who are involved in delivery of careers and employability support. The group contains at least one individual from every academic partner. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Placement Policy, Process and Practitioners Network:
The centre is responsible for the university's placement policy and developing placement process. A practitioners network is also available for staff involved in placement delivery. Contact email@example.com for further information.
The centre works regularly with employers. If you are seeking to make contact with an employer relevant to your students why not try contacting the Careers and Employability Centre first to see if we can facilitate a link with a suitable employer for you? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Any student on an HNC course or above, or a graduate within two years of graduating can be referred to the speak to an adviser service at the Careers and Employability Centre for free impartial advice and guidance. Guidance we can provide includes: what options are available with different qualifications, how to find work, CV and application form feedback, mock interview support, postgraduate study and funding, the careers implications of changing or leaving course.
Skills and Employability Award:
A co-curricular award that you can refer students to, and which encourages students to assess and demonstrate skills development. Please note that the award is currently being piloted in selected university partners only at the moment.
Jobs database and weekly jobs list:
Relevant employment opportunities are sourced and advertised by the Careers and Employability Centre including undergraduate and graduate placements, graduate jobs, casual and part time work, work experience and volunteering. Students and graduates can be encouraged to sign up with the jobs database directly. Staff can request to be added to the mailing list for the weekly jobs bulletin by emailing email@example.com.