TARGETjobs launches brand new event for Black Heritage students – Aspire

TARGETjobs has partnered with leading graduate employers on a new employability event for Black Heritage students to help them prepare for their job applications and set them on a path to success.

Our event partners span sectors such as law, finance and technology and include Accenture, Aldi, Bird & Bird, BlackRock, Bloomberg, CapitalOne, Citi, Clyde & Co, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity, KPMG, M&S, Morgan Stanley, Natwest Group, P&G, PwC and Rothschild & Co.

The event is open to first- and second-year students from any degree subject and aims to upskill a group of students who statistically underperform in areas of the application process, such as online tests and assesssment centre interviews.

The event will be running virtually on two separate dates (19 March and 23 April) with 200 places available at each event.

Running this event for the first time, TARGETjobs wants to help employers who have diversity at the forefront of their mission to meet and hire more students of Black Hertiage. Students will hear from each of the event partners about their work culture and the diversity initiatives they are running to encourage students to feel more confident when choosing their employer.

TARGETjobs is pleased to be joined by Reggie Nelson for this event, who hit the headlines for going ‘from East London to the City’ by knocking on people’s doors in wealthy areas for life advice. Reggie will be sharing his personal journey as well as his tips for the next generation of graduates to help them follow in his footsteps.

Students will take part in a series of sessions including panel Q&As with more recent graduates and senior business leaders of Black Heritage. This will give students the opportunity to join in the diversity discussion and hear the individual experiences and advice of the panelists.

Employer-led skills workshops will allow students to sit down with recruiters and develop their skills in CV writing, online tests, interviews and assessment centres. Recruiters will be explaining exactly what students need to do to succeed in their application and offering exclusive hints and tips beyond what can easily be found online.

To attend this event, students will need to register on the TARGETjobs website and fill out a registration form, including a section on why they would like to attend the event.


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