Careers Events

Careers at City are delighted to offer an exciting programme of events this autumn.

Employability Skills Programme

The Employability Skills Programme (ESP), hosted by Times Top 100 employers, takes place throughout October and November and aims to equip students for success in the various stages of the graduate recruitment and selection process, giving you an advantage over other graduates.

The graduate labour market is fiercely competitive and employers are looking for skills and experience beyond your degree to secure a job. That’s why we’ve created this programme, which is open to all students to participate in.

It’s designed to give you the skills and confidence to stand out from the crowd.

Through the Employability Skills Programme (ESP) you will:

  • Build skills that impress employers
  • Become familiar and confident with all stages of the graduate recruitment and selection process
  • Network with employers

Whatever stage of your career you’re at, the ESP will give you an insight into employer expectations so you can succeed.

Stand out from the crowd

Sign up to our sessions below through the Careers Hub. Guest speakers will be announced nearer to the time.

Tuesday 11th October, 1pm-2pm, Northampton Suite Employability Skills Programme Part 1: Digital and soft skills: What are employers looking for.
Tuesday 11th October, 6pm-7pm, B200 Employability Skills Programme Part 2: Online applications: How to maximise your success with Enterprise
Tuesday 18th October, 6pm-7pm, Northampton Suite Employability Skills Programme Part 3: Phone interviews: How best to prepare.
Tuesday 18th October, 6pm-7pm, B200 Employability Skills Programme Part 4: Virtual and in-person interviews: How to succeed in either environment with Barclays
Tuesday 25th October, 1pm-2pm, Northampton Suite Employability Skills Programme Part 5: Commercial awareness: Why is it important and how can you develop it.
Tuesday 25th October, 6pm-7pm, B200 Employability Skills Programme Part 6: Case studies: How to ace them with Capco
Tuesday 1st November, 1pm-2pm, Northampton Suite Employability Skills Programme Part 7: Assessment Centres: How to get noticed in person and virtually with TeachFirst
Tuesday 1st November, 6pm-7pm, B200 Employability Skills Programme Part 8: Identifying and demonstrating your strengths.
Tuesday 1st November, 1pm-2pm, Northampton Suite Employability Skills Programme Part 9: Enhancing your personal brand and developing your network with BCLP.
Tuesday 1st November, 6pm-7pm, B200 Employability Skills Programme Part 10: Working virtually or in an office: how best to maintain your wellbeing.

Students who have previously participated have said:

The guest speaker was great, would love to have a longer live session with her in the future! One of my favourite speakers for the Employability Skills Programme.

BSc Business Management student

This programme is a great opportunity to learn. All the workshops have been very insightful each in a different way.

1st year Graduate Entry LLB

City’s Annual Careers Fair

Wednesday 12 October, 2pm – 4.30pm onsite at Northampton Square (open to all students).

Make connections with up to 35 employers at our annual careers fair.

Finding out what opportunities and employers are out there is part of the challenge of landing a graduate job. To help you, we’ve gathered employers from a diverse range of industries for City’s Careers Fair.

Exhibiting at the Fair will be large, multinational organisations as well as some smaller ones. This is your opportunity for you to meet lots of companies within just a couple of hours. You will be able to speak with both HR representatives, who can go into detail about the company’s application and selection processes, as well as graduate trainees who have only been with the company for 1-2 years.

These graduate trainees can talk to students more about their personal experience when applying as well as their role duties.

This Fair will offer the opportunity for three organisations to discuss the initiatives at their business that aims to directly support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students within the organisation. The aim of this session is to raise awareness with BAME students about how they will be supported once they arrive at the organisation as a graduate.

In addition, one of our employers will deliver a practical workshop that aims to be immersive on the day of the Fair, prior to it commencing. This learning experience will be hands-on, giving you the chance to approach a real world area of work.

All students will also be invited to answer a commercial awareness question from each employer and if your question gets a good response you will be contacted directly to discuss opportunities.

Take this rare opportunity to make real connections with up to 35 of employers from a range of different sectors. One might just be your next employer.

Need to prepare for the Careers Fair?

Register below through our Careers Hub and join our presentation on Monday 10th October 2022. This will guide you through the do’s and don’ts at a Careers Fair and help you get prepared for the day.

You can also register interest for our other sessions.

Monday 10th October,  1pm-2pm,  location to be confirmedCity's Careers Fair: Student Preparation session
Monday 12th October,  12:30pm-1:30pm,  location to be confirmedCity’ Annual Careers Fair: Workshop
Monday 12th October,  2pm-4:30pm,  The Great HallCity’s Annual Careers Fair
Monday 12th October,  2:30pm-3:30pm,  location to be confirmedBreakout Session one
Monday 12th October,  2:45pm-3:45pm,  location to be confirmedBreakout Session two
Monday 12th October,  3pm-4pm,  location to be confirmedBreakout Session three

Discover your career options with industry professionals

Ever wondered what career opportunities are open to you? Discover where your degree can take you with our Explore and Discover panels.

You will have the opportunity to connect directly with industry professionals which will enable you to learn more about their roles, industry, career successes and any barriers that were faced and overcome to ensure success.

No matter what you study, our consultancy panels will help you feel more informed, confident and better able to make career choices.

Looking to secure internships or graduate roles? Then this session is perfect for you.

Learn from experienced professionals:

  • What qualifications, experience and skills you need to enter your chosen sector
  • What a day in various jobs involves
  • Top tips for applications, interviews and assessment centres.

What you need to do

Sign up for your chosen sessions below through our Careers Hub, research the organisation which will be present at this event and prepare some questions. That’s all.

Locations will be confirmed nearer to the time

Thursday 6th October 2022, 6pm-8pmExplore Options with a Law Degree
Monday 10th October 2022, 4.30pm-6.30pmDiscover Options with a Psychology Degree
Monday 10th October, 6pm-8pmCareers in Investment Banking
Monday 17th October 2022, 6pm-8pmExplore Options in Government and Politics
Monday 17th October 2022, 6pm-8pmDiscover Options with an Engineering Degree
Thursday 20th October 2022, 6pm-8pmCommercial Awareness in Law
Thursday 20th October 2022, 6pm-8pmExplore options in consulting
Monday 24th October 2022, 6pm-8pmDiscover Options with a Criminology and Sociology Degree
Thursday 27th October 2022, 6pm-8pmExplore Opportunities in Charities and Not-for-Profits
Monday 31st October 2022, 6pm-8pmExplore Options in Media, Publishing and Advertising Industries
October (date to be confirmed), 6pm-8pmDiscover Options with a Mathematics Degree
October (date to be confirmed), 6pm-8pmDiscover Options in Technology and Cyber Security