Charityworks December Webinar

Charityworks is holding a “Everything you Need to Know” webinar on the Charityworks and Fast-Track 2022 programmes.

Date and time: Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 6pm-7pm

Where: the webinar will be virtual, hosted via Zoom

Who will be there: members of the Charityworks team will be hosting the event, as well as past trainees who have been on the programme.

Register for the webinar here - a link to the Zoom event will be emailed to you automatically after you register.

Charityworks 2022 and Charityworks Fast-Track 2022 are open for applications and you can apply below:

Apply to Charityworks

Apply to Fast Track

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Diversity in Internships: What to Look Out For

Getting a new job can be a daunting experience. Therefore, if you are about to leave university and considering your next steps – why not try an internship to get your foot on the career ladder?

An internship is a programme run by companies to invite young, fresh talent into their workforce to gain paid work experience in their desired industry. However, just like any other job role, you may beconcerned about whether these programmes welcome diversity as a way of creating a more welcomingand inclusive environment.

The good news is, that many employers are now recognising the importance of diversity and are keen to integrate key practices into their everyday business procedures. If, however, diversity is of high importance to you when applying for internships, this guide will give you some helpful tips on what to look out for during the application process.

The company calls out unacceptable behaviour

One of the key aspects to look out for when applying for jobs is to determine whether the company takes serious action against inappropriate behaviour. It is the employer’s duty to protect employees by introducing consequences for unacceptable conduct as part of a zero-tolerance policy. While it can be
difficult to know how situations are handled before you’re hired, it may be wise to ask the employer casually how they handle such situations to work out whether it’s an opportunity you wish to pursue.

Has a diverse range of employees

One of the key signs that demonstrates whether a workplace invites diversity is to get a feel for the employees who work there. Browsing the company’s ‘about page’ on their website may display photos
and descriptions of current employees. However, some employers ensure to add a disability disclaimer at the bottom of job adverts which shows a company’s dedication to creating an inclusive workplace.

Offers flexible working opportunities

Gone are the days when employees were expected to come to the office and work on a 9-5 basis. Since the pandemic, it has become more apparent that flexible working opportunities are much more suitable for certain individuals. While flexible working may not be the common procedure within the company, having your reasons heard as to why this would be more appropriate for your situation is a clear sign as
to whether the employer understands the importance of diversity.

Many internship programmes are now far more flexible concerning working hours, while some even allow interns to work on a remote basis to fit around their personal commitments. Therefore, if you have children or have a disability that makes it difficult to work the typical hours or even get into the office at all, checking that there are flexible working opportunities in place is a key question to ask during the interview.

The position is paid

One of the major issues that internships faced was the fact that many employers refused to pay their
interns. However, after much debate and scrutiny, unpaid internships are now less common, which means you can wave goodbye to working for free. What’s more, it’s also essential that the company promotes equal pay for all genders.

If you’re considering applying for an internship, but are hesitant about the diversity practices that may be in place, this guide should give you some helpful aspects to keep an eye out for to ensure you’ll feel valued in your new position.

Guest article by Laura Bill, Inspiring interns & graduates

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Free workshop this Thursday

You can register for MeWe360′s upcoming free workshop on The bottom line in business – understand the numbers behind your enterprise”, hosted virtually on Thursday 25th November from 9-11am. 

Free registration details here.

This is a Deutsche Bank initiative.



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Sparta Global – Codemas – free virtual programming workshop

Sparta Global is running a 4-week workshop to teach students and graduates how to visualise data using Python. Everyone wants to be creative with data sets to get the right message across, but we don’t always have the right tools. Python as a language focuses on simplicity, readability and is very flexible. It’s free and has free libraries that make the jobs you need it for even easier.

This free, virtual event is open to anyone who is eager to learn data visualization using python programming, regardless of their background or experience in programming.

Complete workshop details and our registration form can be found on Eventbrite.

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December careers webinars

Thursday 2 December  2.00-3.00pm

EMPOWER Employer webinar – FDM

Welcome to FDM! Here we believe in the power of collective diversity that comes from combining individuals from different backgrounds and 85+ nationalities. Join this session to gain an insight into the company, our award-winning graduate programme and how we encourage diversity and inclusion across the business. We will cover a general introduction on who FDM are and what we do, outline our recruitment process, explore the strengths we look for and give you some tips on how to ace your interviews with us. We will also tell you more about the opportunities and roles we offer.

Friday 3 December 2.00-3.00pm

Performing well at Assessment Centres

Information about this session to follow soon

Friday 3 December 11.00am-12.00pm

Mature Students: Tips to Develop Effective Career Skills

Developing Effective Career Skills to Successfully Progress onto your Chosen Career – workshop for mature students

This Careers workshop aimed at mature students, will allow you to navigate the world of employability and allow you to confidently progress towards your chosen career.

Monday 6 December 1.00-2.00pm

EMPOWER Employer webinar – Hanover

Hanover is an award-winning corporate communications & public affairs consultancy that advises corporate businesses, institutions, and individuals on their communications strategies for long-term success. We are looking forward to taking a deep dive into the comms industry. The session will provide insight into the clients we work with, recent projects, and outline the skills required to succeed as well as top tips on breaking into the industry.

Tuesday 7 December  2.00-3.00pm

Psychometric tests Verbal & Numerical Reasoning

During this workshop 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.

Wednesday 8 December 2.00-3.00pm

Monthly Volunteering Event December: Focus on Health

Students are invited to join our focused monthly online student volunteering events
Organisations will each give a 5 minute introduction, then we will open for a Q& A session

Thursday 9 December 11.00am-12.00pm

EMPOWER Webinar – Cerner

Cerner has been improving health care IT for more than 30 years and our technology supports health care systems, hospitals, GPs and community services to be the best they can be and to deliver connected, safe care. Our recruitment team will be offering advice for entry level candidates on how to improve the way they present themselves to potential employers, both on paper and in interviews. In our session we will offer an introduction to Cerner, CV writing guidance, how to prepare for an interview and an overview of graduate career paths at Cerner. As a Cerner Associate you would be joining an inclusive, diverse, social and innovative workplace that has a strong emphasis on developing talent and promotion from within.

To book go to:

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CIMA Virtual Career Fair 26th November – meet CIMA employers with internships, placements and graduate roles

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Undergraduate of the Year Awards 2022

Are you the next Undergraduate of the Year?

The Undergraduate of the Year Awards 2022 have now officially launched!

The awards have been running since 2009 and are a brilliant way to connect with big-name organisations such as HSBC and Rolls-Royce and be in with a chance of winning prestigious internships and placements. Each award is completely different and is open to all courses from all universities across the UK.

The awards aren’t about what you’re studying and where, but the skills and qualities you embody as an individual.

To be in with the chance of winning exclusive prizes, apply online via the Undergraduate of the Year awards website. The application process is straight-forward and is made up of three sections:

  • Personal information
  • Essay style questions
  • Psychometric tests.

The process has been specifically created to mirror those you may experience in the graduate scheme application processes. Successful undergraduates will be invited to attend an assessment centre with the award partner, and the shortlist will be invited to a grand award ceremony in London on 29 April 2022.

Even if you aren’t a winner the awards are a perfect way to practice for applying to graduate schemes and everyone who completes the online tests will receive feedback. Those who make it to the assessment centres will have the chance to network with like minded individuals and business professionals, and again practice the skills needed post-graduation.

And who knows, you might even win!

If you have any questions, then feel free to get in contact with one of us at the Uudergraduate of the year team by emailing


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Work in Publishing week

Join us from Monday 15th November for Work in Publishing Week!

Throughout the week publishers will be sharing insight into publishing careers as well as highlighting practical advice on how to approach applying for roles in the industry.

This is a great opportunity to find out more about the industry and learn about the various different roles within publishing. From production to design, editorial to marketing, there’s always more to the story when you #WorkInPublishing.

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Routes into teaching event

Wednesday 17 November 1 -2 pm

Routes into Teaching

This session is delivered by London Met’s Education department and will answer these questions:

Why should I consider teaching as a career?
What are the routes into teaching and how are they different?
What do I need to know about applying?

To book a place go to:


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Charityworks 2022 Applications Open!



Charityworks, the UK’s charity and non-profit sector programme and the highest climbing employer in the Times Top 100 this year – recognised for the 4th year running – continues to attract and develop top talent, kickstarting our trainees’ careers in the sector.

The programme gives trainees the chance to deliver a full time paid job in a partner charity or housing association and take part in an acclaimed leadership programme designed to accelerate their development.

The trainees will find support through a network of our programme team, an external mentor and their peer coach; however, they will also get the chance to work independently, researching and producing an enquiry and research project.

You can apply here

For more about Charityworks see their website here

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