Careers and Employability September 2017 workshops and events

To book your place please visit our Eventbrite Page

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ELBA CV and Linkedin Opportunities – closing date 9th October 2017






1) CV Surgery – Deadline to submit CVs is Monday 9th October 2017

In a competitive job market, your CV is your first chance to make a great impression on a potential employer. ELBA’s CV Surgery aims to help you to get past the first hurdle by reviewing your CV and providing you with valuable feedback on all the ways that can be improved.
· The CV Surgery project will get your CV checked by a business volunteer from one of ELBA’s corporate member companies (eg Citi, Credit Suisse) and you will receive a feedback report on your CV and find out what works well, find out about areas you can improve on your CV and perfect the master copy of your CV before you tailor it for a specific job

If you would like the opportunity to have feedback on your CV, please

a) email an updated copy of your CV in Microsoft Word format; adding the following subject field – ‘‘CV Surgery’’ to
b) You will also need to ensure that the following information is included in the body of your email: Your Full Name Mobile Number Student ID number University Course and School

Unfortunately, CVs submitted without this information will not be considered. The spaces will be given on a first come first served basis.

2) Get your LinkedIn profile to a professional level

Deadline to submit profile: Monday 9th October 2017
· LinkedIn is becoming ever more important as a means of recruitment.

· Having a professional and up to date LinkedIn profile is very important to your career goals and personal brand.

· ELBA is partnering with Accenture employees to review your LinkedIn profiles and provide you with feedback on how to improve your profile to hit the ‘all star’ level.

Please email a link to your LinkedIn profile; adding the following subject field – ‘‘LinkedIn Surgery’’ to with a link to your LinkedIn profile and include in your email :
Your Full Name, Mobile Number, Student ID number University Course and School.

Unfortunately, profiles submitted without this information will not be considered. The spaces will be given on a first come first served basis.




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Advertising Unlocked – an Open Day at McCann London

When: 29 September at 11am

Where: 7-11 Herbrand St, London, WC1N 1EX

Are you curious about a career in advertising? Do you love to plan, create and get things done?

If yes, then why not join an open house event, in partnership with the IPA at one of the
world’s most renowned ad agencies, McCann, in the heart of London’s Bloomsbury.
At McCann, we believe creativity is the only way to survive and invite you to hear first-hand from a range of people from our group of agencies, on what advertising is all about and see how we created some of our award-winning campaigns from conception all the way through to execution.

There will be the chance to ask some of our talented planners, creatives and account
handlers what they love most about our bold, interesting and open approach to advertising.

To register,please email the following to:

- First and Last Name
- Email Address of attendee
- Date Of Birth
- Postcode
- Special Access

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The Milton Keynes Job Show – Friday 15th September & Saturday 16th September.

The MK Job Show is taking place at the Centre:MK on Friday 15th September & Saturday 16th September.

Over 60 organisations will be promoting thousands of job vacancies

At the fair you will have the opportunity to meet employers face to face, including Deloitte, Volkswagen Financial Services, Civil Service, JD Wetherspoons, Barratt Homes, Ricoh and many more. A full list of exhibitors can be viewed here.

For more information go to:

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Apply for the Mayor’s Entrepreneur internship competition – closing date is 20 September 2017.









We have 20 part-time paid internships on offer - a great opportunity for current university students in London to gain work-based skills in a local government environment.

Our interns will get the chance to:

  • help to run the Mayor’s Entrepreneur competition
  • help to shape the competition to reflect the needs of London’s students
  • assist in promoting the competition to students and staff at London’s Higher and Further Education institutions
  • be the main point of contact for volunteer student ambassadors.

The closing date for applications is 20 September 2017.

Find out more information and apply on our website.



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National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition – 13 & 14 October 2017

The National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition  will take place on 13 & 14 October 2017 (Friday 11 am – 5pm Saturday 11am – 4pm)  at Olympia, London

For more information and to register go to:


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The Dots Portfolio Masterclass at Protein Studios – 11 September – limited places available

Whether you consider yourself a social media maestro, a savvy strategist, first-class content creator or anything in-between, you should check out this amazing opportunity at Protein Studios and get applying.

Click the link to apply to the Masterclass:

Deadline approaching (12pm Tuesday 5th September).

About the event

The Dots Content, Strategy and Social Media Masterclass takes place on Monday 11th September 2017, 6.30-9.30pm >>
This event will allow you to meet and connect with industry leaders, discuss projects/ideas and network with like-minded individuals. You could even land a dream job as industry mentors are often on the lookout for new minds to join their teams. Strengthen your connections to industry and walk away with insights and advice to support your next steps.

Apply for your place by Midday Tuesday 5th of September

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The London Graduate Fair – 10 October 2017

The London Graduate Fair will take place on Tuesday 10 October from 11 am – 6 pm at Senate House, Russell Square, London WC1E 7HU.

Entry is free.

Register now at:

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New volunteering roles

MetTemps offers both paid work within the University and voluntary roles within local charities and community organisations.

Here are the latest volunteering roles on Met Temps. To apply, click on the role then login or register.

SANE is a leading UK mental health charity working to improve quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness. Our vision: a time when no individual or family has to face the distress or isolation that results from coping with mental illness alone. We’re looking for volunteers to offer emotional support, information and guidance to people affected by mental illness, their families and carers, based in our offices in Islington.

Female Coaches And Mentors

MMRC UK was established in October 2015 and aims to enhance girls’ confidence and self-belief whilst increasing the physical activity levels in girls between the ages of 7 and 11 years. This is a twice-weekly after-school programme that runs for six weeks (approx 3hrs per week) at a time and uses an innovative blend of journal work (through a curriculum) alongside 30 – 45 mins minutes of physical activity. Each programme involves ten girls and utilises two coaches.

Male Coaches And Mentors

A running club with a difference at a primary school in Islington or Hackney, London
A 6-8 week running and self development programme for boys in years 5/6 (aged 10 – 11) which is encouraging boys to redefine the pre conceived idea of what ‘strength’ is. During the course the boys will learn about compassion, empathy, that it is ok to talk and discuss openly about their feelings and helping each other. During this time they will also train for a 5km challenge where the emphasis is on them completing it as a team, using all the skills that they have learned throughout the programme.

POhWER Volunteer Advocate

The Volunteer Advocate role is an opportunity for people to volunteer and support our qualified and trained advocates to help people who find it difficult to find and understand information, speak up and get their voice heard when important decisions are being made about their future. Advocates help to empower people so that they have a say and role in shaping their own lives. Our paid advocates support clients on a wide range of complex issues and our volunteer advocates add real life experience and skills to our service and support our advocates to help clients with non complex issues.

Promo Video Needed

Stage and the City offers performing arts classes to adults who are looking to have fun and learn some new skills outside of the workplace. Our classes include comedy acting, musical theatre and commercial dance. All profits from Stage and the City go to the Fiorentini Foundation, which helps less privileged children attend drama classes at the Anna Fiorentini Theatre and Film School.

We’re looking to shoot a new video to promote Stage and the City. The aim is to make the school look fun, exciting and professional. We have some examples of videos that we like, but we’re very interested to hear your own ideas.

Research Volunteer

Rethink Mental Illness are looking for young people interested in mental health and improving local services. Would you like to… find out what young people think about the mental health services they use? Help to influence change in how some mental health services for young people are delivered in West London? Share your own thoughts and experiences of mental health services with other young people and with professionals involved in funding and delivering services? Learn about co-production – a way of working which means everyone has an equal voice in developing ideas and influencing services?

BuddyUp Volunteer

Step up, BUDDY UP. Would you like to gain experience of working with young people with a disability? Make a huge difference in the London Boroughs of Richmond and Kingston. The Buddy UP project at disability charity Richmond AID matches disabled young people with volunteer buddies – helping them to get out, have fun & meet people! Kids on the project may live in SW London but BuddyUp sessions can go anywhere in London. We provide full training and support. Aiming for minimum of 3 hours every 2/3 weeks with your buddy. This can be at times that work for you. and you can do plenty more if you wish! Very flexible.

Community Fundraising Volunteer

Freedom from Torture has an exciting ten year vision to reach more survivors of torture so we can help survivors to find their voices again and to rebuild their lives. In order to achieve this we have set ourselves ambitious fundraising targets, with significant growth targeted across the Partnerships & Development team income streams including high value and community fundraising. Your role will be varied, supporting projects within Community and Event fundraising.

Volunteer As An English/Maths Tutor

Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds are 2.5 times less likely to gain access to university than those from high-income families. Join Team Up’s growing movement and help us change this. As a participant on our Leadership programme you will provide high-impact tuition to young people from low-income backgrounds, helping to tackle educational inequality in London. Equipped with full training and detailed resources, you will tutor a group of three pupils who are currently underperforming and provide them with the academic support, encouragement and inspiration they need to get back on track.

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New online careers fair for women in STEM

Get involved in a new online careers fair for women in the UK who want to move into the STEM industries.

Women face considerable obstacles when job hunting, and data from the Higher Education Careers Services Unit shows that they are more likely to take lower quality jobs after graduation. So we want to help to connect more women — bachelors, masters and doctoral students, plus early career and returners — with high quality jobs from employers across the country who value diversity.

If you would like to know more, then please fill in this very short form, which will also subscribe you to a careers fair mailing list:

Send me details!

Once you’ve filled that form in, please look out for a confirmation email. When your subscription is confirmed, you’ll receive a second email with a link to more information about the fair.



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