Blind in Business Upcoming Event

Education to Employment

Who: Visually impaired university students and recent graduates

When: 20th & 21st October 2021

Where: Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire (30 minutes by train from central London)

What: Education to Employment is our flagship event that combines adventure and team building with networking, interviews and a mock assessment centre. The aim of this event is to build confidence and gain interview experience in order to progress into graduate employment.

Itinerary

Day One

Day one will start with White Water Rafting – a fun way to get to know everyone better and try something a bit different. We will then head back to the hotel to freshen up for the evening meal. We will enjoy a three-course meal where you will have the opportunity to meet some of our alumni and chat to them about their different career experiences.

Day Two

This is where the hard work begins; the morning session will be a mock assessment centre, consisting of group tasks, presentations, reasoning, judgement, and negotiation exercises. After lunch, you will be involved in interviews with a range of top graduate employers.

The event is free to attend, but places fill up fast so be sure to book ASAP!

If you would like more information, or to book a place, give us a call on 020 7588 1885 or email:james@blindinbusiness.org.uk

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TARGETjobs Virtual Careers Fair

The TARGETjobs Virtual Careers Fair will take place on 7 October.  It is a one-day virtual even for all students, graduates or job seekers wanting to embark on the next steps in their career or education.

 

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Careers Q & A session – Sunday 26 September

The Gapwhiz September Q & A session offers a chance to hear from 6 industry professionals in the fields of Law, Tech, STEM, Banking and Marketing.

They will speak about their career experiences and offer lots of advice to students who aspire to be in a similar position. The session is interactive and offers a chance to gain a deep insight into fields of your interest. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask specific questions to the speakers during the Q&A session.

The link to sign up for the event is: https://forms.gle/j9UJ54qrhnZ5Li8w9

 

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HSBC UK – Upcoming Virtual Events September 2021

HSBC Application Hints and Tips – 1 September 1:00 – 2:00 pm

This event is designed for university students and recent graduates who are keen to start their career in the banking and financial services industry on one of our internships or graduate programmes.

This one-hour skills workshop will give you the opportunity to find out more about our online assessments and interview process. Our graduate recruiters will share their top hints and tips with you which will help you prepare and succeed in our selection process. We will also share practise links for online assessments and address any questions or concerns you may have about our application process.
Sign up: HSBC Application Hints and Tip

Day in the life of a Commercial Banking and a Wealth and Personal Banking global graduate – 9 September 1:00 – 2:00 pm

This event is designed for university students and recent graduates who are keen to start their career in the banking and financial services industry on one of our internships or graduate programmes, or are interested in exploring their options and finding out more about what a career in this industry is all about.

Come and hear from some of our current global graduates from our Commercial Banking Graduate Programme and our Wealth and Personal Banking Graduate Programme in the UK who will be sharing their individual journeys to HSBC and their day-to-day experience so far. These graduates were in your shoes just a few years ago so will be able to provide first-hand knowledge and experience.

This session will also provide a brief overview of HSBC and our application and recruitment process.  You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about our selection process.

Sign up: Day in the life of a Commercial Banking and a Wealth and Personal Banking global graduate

Interview techniques in the Digital Age – 15 September  1:00 – 2:00 pm

With the  world of work evolving resulting in increased work from home opportunities and the use of new technology to facilitate digital interactions, understanding how to navigate this digital landscape is essential for interview success.
This hour-long workshop will help you understand how employers are changing their approach to recruitment. We will provide you with an overview of the   business segments within HSBC, we will run you through the HSBC application and selection process and give you tips on how to prepare for different stages of our selection process.
Sign up: Interview techniques in the Digital Age

Day in the life of a Commercial Banking and a Wealth and Personal Banking global graduate – 21 September 1:00 – 2:00 pm

This event is designed for university students and recent graduates who are keen to start their career in the banking and financial services industry on one of our internships or graduate programmes, or are interested in exploring their options and finding out more about what a career in this industry is all about.

Come and hear from some of our current global graduates from our Commercial Banking Graduate Programme and our Wealth and Personal Banking Graduate Programme in the UK who will be sharing their individual journeys to HSBC and their day-to-day experience so far. These graduates were in your shoes just a few years ago so will be able to provide first-hand knowledge and experience.

This session will also provide a brief overview of HSBC and our application and recruitment process.  You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about our selection process.

Sign up: Day in the life of a Commercial Banking and a Wealth and Personal Banking global graduate

Commercial Awareness – 29 September, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Commercial awareness is one of the greatest contributing skills to job search success and the transition from education into a professional environment. Whether you want to start your own business or work in a large corporate, commercial awareness is a key skill to possess that will help contribute to your success. Now more than ever, a sense of commercial awareness should be high on the agenda for job seekers and employers alike, as it will help you to understand how the major players in your chosen markets are performing, stay ahead of current and future trends and will help you be aware of how your role may affect business performance.

This hour-long workshop will help you understand what commercial awareness actually is, both on a small and large scale, alongside helping you to begin building this essential life skill.

Sign up: Commercial Awareness 

These sessions are free to attend and will be hosted via Zoom. Places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis owing to attendee size restrictions on Zoom Webinars.  Students from all universities can attend.

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Allianz Graduate Insight Days Opportunity

Allianz’s Graduate Insight Day is a two-day virtual programme to be held in September/October 202, providing an insight into the Graduate Schemes available at Allianz UK for the 2022 intake.

The Allianz group is one of the world’s leading insurers and asset managers.

You can find out more about Allianz’s graduate schemes at:

https://www.allianz.co.uk/about-allianz/careers-at-allianz/graduate-schemes.html

They will also be hosting a number of introductory sessions providing an overview of the Allianz culture and the graduate experience. Students will be able to attend a HR Skills and Meet the Hiring Managers session, providing tips for their applications, interviews and assessment centres.

You can register for the event here

The deadline is Tuesday 21 September 2021.

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BAME Early Careers Conference in STEMM & Business

 

Imperial As One are pleased to announce that their first ‘BAME Early Careers Conference in STEMM & Business’ will be held virtually on Friday 10 September 2021!

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Where to from here?’ and will be an interactive day designed to give delegates an understanding of the complex journeys that can be taken to fulfil their career ambitions.

The conference will be a full-day event with a variety of talks and workshops.

More details on the workshops and speakers can be found in the Qualtrics sign-up link.

While the conference will be hosted by Imperial As One and Imperial College London, the conference is open to everyone.

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Creative Access & ITV Mentoring Programme

ITV is excited to be partnering with Creative Access to offer entry-level individuals the fantastic opportunity to be mentored by an experienced professional within the television industry. We are looking for candidates that are passionate about a career in television and looking to make those crucial first steps! We hope that you will be able to share this unique opportunity among students in Creative, Media and TV related departments and communities.

The carefully selected mentors from across all ITV teams and departments intend to reach out to creatives from under-represented communities who want to learn more about, or launch their path into, their first or next job in television, providing invaluable advice. Where possible, successful candidates will be matched with someone working in the area in which they aspire to or currently work in. This programme aims to break down barriers and myths and showcase the rich mix of roles and opportunities on offer. It is about giving mentees the chance to gain insights and expertise, develop skills and confidence, and build new connections and networks, and it is about giving mentors the opportunity to learn from the fresh perspectives of the mentees!

Starting with a virtual Meet and Greet in October, this amazing opportunity with run for six months. Mentees will meet with their mentor once a month for approximately an hour.

This opportunity is only open to individuals from under-represented groups in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to, Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, people with disabilities and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

Applications must be submitted by 1  September through the Creative Access website: http://ow.ly/WpeO30rRmCo

 

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8 week programme with virtual employability workshops for neurodiverse graduates

Roche UK is a global pharmaceutical company based in Hertfordshire.

Roche is committed to driving disability inclusion and as part of our Valuable 500 public pledge they will be delivering a series of six virtual employability workshops starting in September 2021, titled the ‘Workability Academy.’

The Academy will be delivered in partnership with Exceptional Individuals and is for neurodiverse individuals.

You can find information, including workshop dates on Exceptional Individual’s website.

The application deadline is the 29 August.

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September careers webinars

Wednesday 1 September  11.00-12.00

LinkedIn: Building a profile and creating a network

This workshop 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.

Thursday 2 September 3.00 – 4.00 pm

Develop your interview skills

In the current climate, employers are adopting a virtual approach to hiring and conducting interviews remotely. It takes you through the various types and stages of the interview process and what is typically involved.

This is an interactive session to help you develop strategies for responding to interview questions and present your strengths so that employers see their value to the organisation. You will be introduced to additional resources that you can use to practice and hone your interview skills so that you approach the selection process with greater confidence.

Tuesday 7 September 11.00 am  

Develop your Skills in completing Application Forms

Come along to this workshop 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 15 September 2.00-3.00pm

Develop your Interview skills

In the current climate, employers are adopting a virtual approach to hiring and conducting interviews remotely. It takes you through the various types and stages of the interview process and what is typically involved.

This is an interactive session to help you develop strategies for responding to interview questions and present your strengths so that employers see their value to the organisation. You will be introduced to additional resources that you can use to practice and hone your interview skills so that you approach the selection process with greater confidence.

Thursday 23 September 3.00-4.00 pm

Excelling at Psychometric testing: verbal and 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 29 September  11.00 am -12.00

Applying to 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.

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

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EmployAbility employer insight days

EmployAbility is a not for profit organisation, providing free support to further the rights of disabled people.

As well as running a range of internship and graduate programmes for students, they organise events, including employer insight days:

J.P. Morgan Insight Day Event
Bloomberg Launch Programme
EMEA Bloomberg Engineering Launch
Freshfields Insight Event

For more about EmployAbility go to: https://www.employ-ability.org.uk/about-us/

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