‘Be Back At Work’ Programme – opportunities to work in hospitality

As the events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to evolve rapidly, the recruitment arm of London-based creative firm Prolific Youth launches the ‘Be Back At Work’ Programme, aimed at getting 100 people from across Greater London recruited within the hospitality workforce.

The programme, funded and organised directly by Prolific Youth, will directly support people seeking employment, who are impacted by the current climate. “The Be Back At Work programme is an important expression of our company’s values and our long term commitments” said Amour Haider, Managing Director at Prolific Youth. “Not only are we excited to help shape and develop the next generation, we hope to break down barriers in youth unemployment and help set free the massive talents of young adults”

The programme is focused on bridging the gap between unemployed adults and the scarce job market, helping them emerge stronger during this unprecedented time by empowering them to find their own voices, connections and confidence. The focus also extends to venues, restaurants and corporations within the hospitality industry to improve their diversity recruiting strategy, by pairing them with diverse candidates based on what’s important; their skill sets, work ethic and qualities.

The programme opens on August 10, 2020 with applications closing on the 21st September.

Applicants should apply here: https://www.prolificyouth.com/bbaw

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Free Zoom Talks by TV Producer Julian Dismore on How To Get Into the Media Industry

Monday Aug 10th 7pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89888996520

Tuesday: Aug 11, 7pm
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84933872182

Places limited: To book e mail juliandismore@gmail.com

Want to work in the Media, but stuck like a fly on a web? Help is at hand!

Julian is an award winning TV director and series producer. He’s travelled the world making shows for BBC 1, ITV, Channel 4, Five, Animal Planet, Sky, Nat Geographic and Discovery.

In this free zoom talk, Julian will give you insider’s secrets about how to get into TV and the creative industries, which isn’t easy, especially in tough times like these. But there are actions you can be taking right now to boost your chances.

His talk includes ‘must know’ tips and essential advice for media job hunting, including finding contacts, what to write in your introductory e mails, how to ensure your CV punches through and job interview techniques. He also gives advice on how to excel and impress in entry level media roles.

To find out about Julian go to https://www.directproductions.co.uk/about

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Mentoring for Underrepresented Groups: a scheme run by Commercial Barristers’ Chambers

Brick Court Chambers is delighted to announce that it is working with five other sets of Chambers to create a mentoring scheme, which aims to support and encourage individuals from groups which are underrepresented at the Bar of England and Wales (and in particular the commercial bar) to pursue careers as barristers.

Those underrepresented groups include women; people from minority ethnic backgrounds; people with disabilities; LGBT+ people; people who spent time in care; and people from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

The scheme is called Mentoring For Underrepresented Groups: a scheme run by Commercial Barristers’ Chambers. The Chambers participating for the academic year 2020-2021 are (in alphabetical order):

Blackstone Chambers

Brick Court Chambers

Essex Court Chambers

Fountain Court Chambers

One Essex Court Chambers

Three Verulam Buildings

The scheme has the support of Combar.

The scheme will run between November 2020 and June 2021. It is open to all undergraduates and graduates from groups that are underrepresented at the Bar of England and Wales (and in particular the commercial bar) and who do not yet have a pupillage offer.

Successful applicants to join the scheme will be allocated a mentor, who will be a member of one of the participating sets of Chambers. As part of the scheme, mentees will be offered:

· Between three and five one-on-one meetings with their mentor.

· A workshop on applications for pupillage.

· Subject to developments in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, one or more social events for mentors, mentees and members of the participating sets of Chambers.

Applications to participate in the scheme are now open, and will close at midday on 2 October 2020.

Further information on the scheme, including the application form, can be found at: https://www.brickcourt.co.uk/news/detail/brick-court-is-one-of-six-chambers-working-together-to-create-a-mentoring-scheme-for-underrepresented-groups-at-the-bar.

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August careers webinars

Tuesday 4 August 11.00 am

Top Tips for CVs and Cover Letters

In an increasingly competitive job market, you need to make an impact when completing your CV and cover letter. Come along to this workshop to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively in your CV and covering letter.

Thursday 6 August 2.00 pm

How to Create a LinkedIn Profile for Networking

This webinar is an introduction to your professional presence online and the networking site LinkedIn. In this interactive session you will gain an insight into the different ways in which you can use LinkedIn and learn about the key elements of developing an effective LinkedIn profile.

Monday 10 August 11.00 am

Application Forms

Come along to this webinar to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively and make your Application Form stand out from the rest.

Wednesday 12 August 2.00 pm

Video Interviews

In the current climate, employers are adopting a virtual approach to hiring and conducting interviews remotely by using video conferencing tools.
Using our own webinar format this workshop provides an essential guide to delivering an effective video interview performance.

Whether you are a current student or recent graduate about to embark on your career journey, we will take you step by step through the process of what is typically involved in a video interview and how to be best prepared in securing a job offer!

Tuesday 18 August 11 am

Preparing for Graduate Schemes

This session has been put on to target London Met Level 5 students who want to apply for graduate schemes. A challenge that lots of students face when applying to graduate schemes is simply not being ready when the applications open/ close in the Autumn.

Friday 21 August  11.00 am

Top Tips for CVs and Cover Letters

In an increasingly competitive job market, you need to make an impact when completing your CV and cover letter. Come along to this workshop to find out how you can make the most of your skills and promote yourself effectively in your CV and covering letter.

Tuesday 25 August 11.00am

Group Exercise as part of Assessment Centres

The group exercise is a key part of the assessment centre day and helps graduate recruiters assess how you’d perform in the job.  Find out what they’re looking for and how to impress them.

Thursday 27 August 2.00pm

Preparing for Psychometric Tests – Verbal and Numerical Reasoning

During this webinar you will learn about both numerical and verbal reasoning tests used by employers during recruitment. Participants will get the chance to look at example questions as a group and work through some further examples in a supportive environment.

Friday 28 August 11 am 

Career Planning: get the job you want!

Know what job you want, but not sure how to get it? Understand that you need work experience but not sure how to go about getting it. This interactive session will help you to start formulating a career plan to set yourself achievable steps in order to reach your career goals.

To book a place go to:  londonmet.ac.uk/careersevents

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Q & A with Baroness Qureshi – Thursday 23 July at 4 pm

Creative Access will be joined this week on Thursday 23rd July at 4 pm by human rights campaigner, barrister and Shadow Minister for International Development interviewed, Baroness Qureshi, who will be interviewed by BBC Look North reporter Sabbiyah Pervez.

Baroness Qureshi was one of the first female Muslim MPs to be elected to Parliament in the 2010 election in the Labour seat of Bolton South East. Born in Pakistan, she qualified in the UK as a barrister, heading the criminal legal section of the UN Mission in Kosovo. She is involved in many parliamentary campaigns from Dyslexia, to Upskirting, to the representation of religion in the media.

This is a unique opportunity to speak directly to a leading MP, learn about life behind the scenes in Westminster and ask questions about how she has navigated being a minority in politics.

Anyone wanting to attend the masterclass should SIGN UP HERE.

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Ask us anything! Live Q&A with CIMA Recruitment Team

Wednesday 29th July 2020 1 pm -  2 pm

Have you got a question about CIMA? Exams? Exemptions? Maybe a question about applying for a graduate role? Your CV or an upcoming interview?

We will be hosting a live Q&A where we will use our experiences and expertise about CIMA and graduate recruitment to answer your questions, ask us anything!

Register for free at - https://bit.ly/3ewQDC4

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Accelerator Microsoft Work Experience Programme – closing date is 20 July but you are advised to apply early

Want to gain meaningful work experience this summer? Want to work on live project briefs from Microsoft? If this is you then join the I Accelerator this summer.

 This programme is open to undergraduate students from African, Caribbean, Asian or Mixed Heritage.

Gain work experience in our virtual offices for this summer. Duration one week.

We only have 30 places on our work experience programme.

During your work experience you will:

· Work on a live project brief delivered by Microsoft BAME Network

· Deliver a presentation to senior members of staff

· Develop valuable skills including project management, presentation skills, collaborative working

· Earn a digital badge for completion

· Workshops delivered by Microsoft including Business Design Led Thinking

· Opportunities to network and learn more about industry

To apply you must be:

· A current Undergraduate student

· Available from 27 July – 31st July 2020 (You must be available for all five days)

· Must be from African, Caribbean, Asian or Mixed Heritage

· Be committed

. Have a good internet connection

Link to apply:  https://edi.careers/i-accelerator/

Deadline to apply: Midnight on 20th July 2020

Please do not wait until the 20th to apply because we will be accepting applications as we receive them, places might be all taken if you apply too late.

Here is a link to a video for 2019 I Accelerator programme.

 

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How To Get Into the Media Industry – a free zoom talk by TV Producer Julian Dismore on 20th July

On Monday 20th July at 7pm, TV producer, Julian Dismore, in association with the National Student Television Association, will be hosting a talk via zoom about how to get into the Media Industry (link below).

It’s free to take part. The talk will include advice for finding contacts, what to write in introductory e mails, CV finessing and lots of important tips. 

Spaces are limited – you need to email juliandismore@gmail.com to book your place.

How To Get Into the Media Industry – zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84964968881

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Free webinar on securing internships and graduate roles tomorrow

Graduate Scheme Success is holding a FREE webinar on Wednesday 15 July at 6 pm that will provide detailed guidance and advice on how to secure internships and graduate job roles.

To sign up go to:

https://www.graduateschemesuccess.co.uk/pages/webinar

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CIMA Grad Club

CIMA Grad Club has useful resources, including Maximising your COVID-19 summer,  a session to help you make the most of your summer during this diffcult time.  There is also a webinar on how to succeed in pyschometric tests.

To watch this recording you will need to sign up to CIMA first if you haven’t already but it is free to university students.

You can also find job vacancies.

Watch Now

 

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