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Employability Skills Programme

The Employability Skills Programme 2020, 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 2020 will take place online 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.

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 Programme Tuesday 29th September13:00 - 14:00
Part 2. Online applications: Tackling them and what happens next Tuesday 29th September18:00 - 19:00
Part 3. Phone and Video Interviews: How best to prepare Tuesday 6th October 13:00 - 14:00
Part 4. In-person interviews: What do employers really want to hearTuesday 6th October 18:00 - 19:00
Part 5. Commercial Awareness: What is this and how to develop it Tuesday 13th October13:00 - 14:00

Part 6. Case Studies: How to prepare and ace them

Tuesday 13th October18:00 - 19:00
Part 7. Assessment Centres: How to get noticed by the recruiters Tuesday 20th October13:00 - 14:00
Part 8. Identifying your strengths: How to demonstrate them in the workplaceTuesday 20th October18:00 - 19:00
Part 9. Personal Branding: How to develop your network Tuesday 27th October13:00 - 14:00
Part 10. What to expect from the workplace: Your first month Tuesday 27th October18:00 - 19:00