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Employability Skills Programme

The Employability Skills Programme 2019, sponsored by Project Bay, is designed as a journey that will prepare you to make the transition from education to work, exploring all aspects of the selection and recruitment process from finding out what employers are looking for to what you can expect from your first month in graduate employment. The sessions will cover the skills that are most valued by recruiters, how you can reflect on these and how to articulate your experiences clearly when talking to employers. Sessions in 2019 will take place on Tuesday afternoons from 13:00 to 14:00 and Tuesday evenings from 18:00 to 19:00.

How does it work?

Student who attend eight of the ten sessions and complete a reflective review will receive a certificate of participation presented on Tuesday 12th November, 18:00-20:00, by our sponsor, Project Bay

To find out more about each of the below sessions and to book your place go to

TitleSession dateSession time
Part 1. What skills are employers actually looking for? How to develop these through the ESP ProgrammeTuesday 1st October 13:00 - 14:00
Part 2. Online applications: Tackling them and what happens nextTuesday 1st October 18:00 - 19:00
Part 3. Phone and Video Interviews: How best to prepareTuesday 8th October 13:00 - 14:00
Part 4. In-person interviews: What do employers really want to hearTuesday 8th October 18:00 - 19:00
Part 5. Commercial Awareness: What is this and how to develop it Tuesday 15th October13:00 - 14:00

Part 6. Psychometric tests: How to approach these tests

Tuesday 15th October18:00 - 19:00
Part 7. Assessment Centres: How to get noticed by the recruitersTuesday 22nd October13:00 - 14:00
Part 8. Identifying your strengths: How to demonstrate them in the workplaceTuesday 22nd October18:00 - 19:00
Part 9. Personal Branding: How to develop your networkTuesday 29th October13:00 - 14:00
Part 10. What to expect from the workplace: Your first monthTuesday 29th October18:00 - 19:00