ELBA Opportunities for students

East London Business Alliance (ELBA) through  London Metropolitan University Careers and Employability Service present a  variety of opportunities available to students

1) Mock Assessment Centre – apply as soon as possible

With the graduate job market becoming more crowded than ever, employers continue to use rigorous shortlisting mechanisms to find the right candidate for their organisations. Gaining experience early on so you know what to expect from a real assessment centre can be extremely valuable. We are hosting a mock assessment centre, where you will be completing psychometric tests online and then on the day, we will be assessing you via interviews and group activity. If it sounds like you could benefit from the practice, please see further details and how to apply below:

Date: Monday 13th February 2017
Time: 1:30-4pm
Location:  details will be released to shortlisted candidates only, however the host organisation is based in City of London (Chancery Lane)

How to apply:
Send your CV and answer to the following question, to How will taking part in the Mock Assessment Centre benefit you? (150 words)

2) Get your LinkedIn profile to an ‘all star’ level

Deadline to submit profile: 24th February 2017

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

It will be taking place in February 2017/ March 2017.

Please email educationworks@elba-1.org.uk with a link to your LinkedIn profile and the following details if you would like to take part:

- University
- Faculty/ School
- Course

3)    Insight Clubs

Apply at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/InsightClubSpring2017

Closing Date : midnight on 16th February 2017.

1. Accountancy Insight Club is a 3 week structured programme hosted by Mazars, the UK’s 8th largest accountancy firm. The club will be exciting with Mazars providing you with industry specific knowledge, graduate application tips, awareness of the different career paths and routes available, as well as networking.

Dates: 8th, 15th and 22nd March 2017 (15:00-17:00)

2. Business Insight Clubs (3-5 week rotational programme where you will be working with the likes of Nomura, Society Generale etc.) For those students who attended the Clubs last year, this year will be completely different, you will be doing an ice breaker, structured activity which gives you an insight into the company through an assessment centre style activity, QA and networking at the end. It is a great way to build your confidence before you actually start applying for actual internship programmes and it gives you a lot more to take away for your CVs and talk about in interviews because you will be working closely with the employees of these companies.

Dates: 8th, 15th and 22nd March

3. Social Media and Digital Marketing (3-5 week rotational programme hosted by Accenture and LinkedIn). It’s fun, current, and interactive and allows you to build your profile at the same time. This club is for everyone, whether you are looking to go into business, marketing, being an entrepreneur or you are looking for real experience (ranging from fundraising to raising awareness for a campaign through social media).

Dates:  March 2017

4. HR and Employee Relations Insight Club is a 1-2 week programme where you will get an insight into the HR industry and what you might have to do to get into this tight job market. Again, interactive session which looks at building your skills.

Dates: March 2017

Tips for application for Insight Clubs:

You will be asked how you will benefit from the club so please use the tips below.

- show willing to participating in the programme and be able to commit to the full programme
- demonstrate an interest in the sector of your chosen club
- explain clearly how you would benefit from being part of the club you are applying for
- a well-written statement is very important – Proof-read your application for spelling, grammar, and punctuation
- have a clear understanding of what the programme is about e.g. an opportunity to develop employability skills, learn more about careers in your sector of interest, and expand professional networks


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