Something very exciting is happening: we have launched the Westminster Employability Award this month!

 

The award is an opportunity for you to earn points for taking part in extracurricular activities during your time at Westminster and developing the essential skills that employers are looking for in the workplace. Depending on how many points you get, you have a chance to win a bronze, silver, or gold award!

 

To get you started for your Employability Award, we’ve got a jam-packed programme to our Employability Month.

 

What?

A whole month filled with workshops, presentations, guest speakers and networking opportunities to help you kick start your career.

 

When & Where?

Starting from Oct 8th, you’ll be able to join a series of activities designed for you, based on your main campus.

 

Why?

Meet alumni, get involved with live brief and problem solving challenges and develop employability and transferable skills with university wide events as well as specialist events linked to your department or faculty. Keep on reading to find out more and how to join!

 

📆 Week 1: Oct 8th – Oct 12th

Work part-time as part of their hospitality team at events. Open to students from all years and disciplines.

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

Come to meet with the Business Experience Team in small groups to receive tailored advice on the WBS Undergraduate Placement Year.

 

Meet with JLL, a financial and professional services firm specialising in real estate services and investment management.

 

Your opportunity to hear first-hand what it likes to work at Goldman Sachs and gain advice on what makes an application stand out in the world of investment banking.

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

Practising your interview skills is key to success. Book a ‘speed’ mock interview to run through some key questions and get feedback from a professional in the legal sector.

 

Discover what is going on in the property and construction sector, get careers advice from leading employers and discuss possible graduate and placement opportunities.

 

The Westminster Creative Talent Festival will showcase the best of Westminster’s student and graduate talent; to connect emerging creatives with employers and industry across the creative and digital industries.

 

Whether you are looking to apply for part-time roles, internships or graduate jobs, understanding your personal goals and what you have to offer, combined with a variety of job searching strategies, will help your job hunting be more successful.

 

 

📆 Week 2: Oct 15th – Oct 19th

Find out how to create a winning CV and covering letter that has impact, makes a good first impression and presents your skills and qualities clearly and concisely.

 

Have you ever thought about a career in teaching after university? Join us for an information session and find all about it!

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

Hear about what it is like to have a tech role at Goldman Sachs. Learn what makes a CV stand out, how to become a natural networker and to perfect your interview technique.

 

An unmissable chance to network with a wide range of employers offering graduate, placements opportunities and short-term internships.

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

This is a great opportunity to come along and get information, advice and tips that will prepare you when finding the right placement!

 

Are you interested in a career in criminal law? Would you like to get hints and tips on how to get in? Then come along and hear from a panel on legal professionals and their journey to becoming a solicitor within this industry.

 

 

📆 Week 3: Oct 22nd – Oct 26th

You want that job so bad, but is your CV ready to start too? Come along to this event to learn how to make great first impression with your CV and cover letter.

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

Alumna Sarah Bennett-Nash will provide practical advice and tips on having the confidence to go out and conquer your life and career goals.

 

Come to meet with the Business Experience Team in small groups of to receive tailored advice on the WBS Undergraduate Placement Year.

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

Looking for some extra cash with a part-time job? Well, look no further.

 

Are you interested in improving your Public Speaking skills? Then why not attend this workshop hosted by Jennifer MacKay from Jump Training!

 

 

📆 Week 4: Oct 29th – Nov 2nd

Discover how to create a winning CV and covering letter that has impact, makes a good first impression and presents your skills and qualities clearly and concisely.

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

Learn more about employability at the University of Westminster and find out how we can support you in developing your skills, gaining experience and getting job-ready.

 

 

 📆 Week 5: Nov 5th – Nov 9th

The Hospitality Company is offering part-time flexible work at events across London for students to work alongside or in between studies.

 

The Computer Science and Engineering Careers Fair offers you an opportunity to network both with potential employers and agencies working across the IT and Engineering sectors, offering graduate, placement and internship vacancies.

 

Do you wish to discover how you can best prepare for your first graduate role, your dream job, a career change, or even a part-time role when completing your studies? Then come and find what it takes to ace an interview.

 

Find out about more opportunities and events on Engage

If you have any difficulties accessing the online information or booking please email: careers@westminster.ac.uk or call 020 7911 5184.

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