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    Please register for our Careers workshops and employer events online on our Careers Portal/app.

    Please do not hesitate to contact us at  careers@brookes.ac.uk and we will do our best to help you.


    Careers Unwrapped- Options with your degree and beyond

    Monday, 17th January, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Not quite sure what you want to do after your degree yet? Don’t know where to start or simply confused by your potential career options? Come along and get some ideas about how to approach finding possibilities and options. We’ll look at what you can do with your degree and highlight some tools and resources to assist you in working things out. We’ll also look at the 3 critical career questions everyone needs to ask themselves to move forwards.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    How to Identify Your Strengths, Motivations and Values

    Tuesday, 18th January, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Working out what your strengths, preferences, motivations and values are is the first stepping stone to becoming self-aware and taking control of your career direction. We know that getting started isn’t easy so we’re here to help. This workshop aims to help you use a range of self-assessment resources confidently and consider how you can utilise your strengths; what you would value most in a role; and how you’re perceived or make decisions in the workplace to kickstart your career thinking.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Get Ahead of the Game

    Wednesday, 19th January, 12pm-1pm, Online

    92% of recruiters are using social media in recruitment so your professional online presence, such as an effective LinkedIn profile, is an integral part of the recruitment process. To play the recruitment game well you need a really professional profile and an understanding of all its useful functions. Fortunately it's pretty straightforward and easy to use and today we'll show you how to get a really great profile, how to use LinkedIn as a research tool and how to search for jobs, all helping you to succeed and get what you want from your career.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    The Power of Networking: what is it and how to do it

    Friday, 21st January, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Networking has always been an important way to building and nurturing professional relationships and seeking out new opportunities. Networking confidently is a great way to stand out when meeting employers at careers fairs and assessment centres, helping you shine throughout the recruitment process. In the ‘Power of Networking’ workshop we want to help you overcome any networking nerves and give you a safe and supportive space to explore your own approach.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Welcome to Careers - Making the most of your Careers service

    Tuesday, 25th January, 12:30pm-1pm, Online

    Welcome to Careers - an introduction to our service. This is an informal session to help you get the most out of Careers. We will show you where to find useful resources, explore your options and access further support.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Opportunities with Jacari (Volunteer Sessions)

    Wednesday, 26th January, 12pm-12:30pm, Online

    Meet Jacari, an an award-winning charity providing free, 1:1 tutoring for disadvantaged migrant, asylum-seeking, and refugee children aged 6-16 who have English as an Additional Language (EAL) and are struggling at school. We operate in Bristol and Oxford and work with more than 200 volunteer tutors.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Introduction to CVs and Covering Letters

    Wednesday, 26th January, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Introduction to CVs and Cover Letter. Making your CV and Cover Letter stand out from the crowd can be tricky, but how do you give yourself the best chance of getting an invitation to interview? This workshop gives you an introduction to the basics of putting together a CV and Cover Letter, shares hints and tips on layout and tailoring and how to avoid common CV and Cover Letter pitfalls!

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Writing Applications that Work

    Thursday, 27th January, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Learning how to market yourself in writing is an essential step towards gaining that all-important interview and then the job itself. Many employers, particularly large organisations, now ask candidates to complete an online application form.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Video Interviews Unwrapped

    Friday, 28th January, 1pm-2pm, Online

    How to ace a Video Interview Unsure about what to expect from an interview? This session will help you to consider video interview practicalities (whether these are live or recorded interviews). We'll look at how to anticipate likely interview questions and give effective responses. We will consider ways you can show your motivation, some solutions for handling those interview nerves and what you can do to get yourself well prepared. There will be some time for your own questions and we will provide details of further 1:1 help and resources which are available to you.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    What do I do if I haven't got much work experience

    Tuesday, 1st February, 12pm-1pm, Online

    What do I do if I haven't got much Work Experience? We know that employers often look at our work experience for evidence of our skills and abilities, but how do you apply for jobs if you don’t have much or any experience? This workshop will help you identify where you have developed skills throughout your university experience and other areas of your life and how you can make the most of the experiences you have had when writing applications or speaking to employers.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Working Lunch Webinar with HelloFresh (Graduate Opportunities & Production Operative Vacancies)

    Tuesday, 1st February, 12pm-1pm, Online

    HelloFresh are recruiting Production Operative Vacancies and Graduate Level Opportunities (including HR Coordinators, Recruitment Coordinators, Training Ambassadors). Join them for a drop in session where you can find out more about the company and ask any questions related to the jobs on offer.

    We are a global tech company driven to deliver delicious meals for our customers. You’ll find a diverse, dynamic and data-driven team, a culture that values all contributions large or small, an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mentality. We’re a global market leader but we haven't lost our local start-up vibe.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Opportunities with Tutor the Nation (Volunteer Sessions)

    Wednesday, 2nd February, 12pm-12:30pm, Online

    If you’re a university student, recent graduate or experienced tutor, we would love for you to join us. You don’t need any previous experience to tutor with Tutor The Nation, just some spare time, commitment, and compassion!

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Your quick guide to using the Careers Jobs & Events Portal

    Wednesday, 2nd February, 1pm-1:30pm, Online

    We’ll guide you through how to make the most of the jobs and events portal supporting you in your professional career journey!

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Working in the UK – Immigration, Sally Saca, Head of International Student Advice Team, Oxford Brookes

    Wednesday, 2nd February, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Today Sally will explain the requirements for applying for the Graduate Route Visa, what you can and can't do on this visa and compare it to other possible work visa options after you graduate, including the Skilled Worker Route. There will be a Q&A session at the end.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Finding a Job you'll love

    Thursday, 3rd February, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Finding a Career you Love, 'This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play.' Alan Watts. Flourishing in the workplace and being your best possible workplace self takes time, reflection and careers curiousness and experimentation. Today we'll discuss how to get to know yourself better and take stock in order to make good choices for your career, and how to work towards the big and important project of finding a fulfilling career.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    International Students – How to Make Yourself Employable in the UK and Find a Job after Graduation

    Thursday, 3rd February, 12pm-1pm, Online

    New to the UK and UK recruitment practices? Today we will look at what will make you successful in the UK job market, including recruitment schedules and practices and some suggestions for things you should be doing from your first year onwards to make you more employable with a UK employer.

    This session will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Practice Virtual Assessment Centre

    Monday, 7th February, 1pm-2:30pm, Online

    You may be asked to take part in a Virtual Assessment Centre by recruiters in the coming months. This session offers a great opportunity for you to take part in an online simulation to experience several exercises you may face, including psychometric tests and a group case study. The session will be realistic and interactive so come along ready to pitch in and develop your understanding and skills. Once the practical exercises are completed constructive feedback will be given, along with top tips and advice on the best resources to use for further preparation and confidence building.

    This workshop will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Working Lunch Webinar with Aptean

    Tuesday, 8th February, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Ready For What's Next, Now - Starting your career at Aptean. Find out about how to deal with cognitive assessments in application processes and applying for positions on LinkedIn. Ready to join a workplace buzzing with high energy, razor-sharp minds and a winning attitude? Then Aptean is the place for you. Learn more about our team, our company culture and what makes us tick.

    This workshop will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Welcome to Careers - Making the most of your Careers service

    Wednesday, 9th February, 12pm-12:30pm, Online

    Welcome to Careers - an introduction to our service. This is an informal session to help you get the most out of Careers. We will show you where to find useful resources, explore your options and access further support.

    This workshop will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Psychometric Test Practice

    Thursday, 10th February, 12pm-1:30pm, Online

    Perhaps you are feeling somewhat anxious about handling psychometric assessment tests? Don’t worry, this session aims to boost your confidence by giving you the chance to practice samples of several common types of psychometric test used by recruiters. This will give you a real feel for what’s involved and, during the session, you will be able to look at your results to help understand how solutions are arrived at. You will come away appreciating what the main types of psychometric tests are, how best to approach them and what sort of resources you can use to practice for them (yes, practice does make perfect!). Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    This workshop will be run via Zoom. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Mountbatten Program Working Lunch Webinar (Spend a year living & working in New York)

    Tuesday, 15th February, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Mountbatten offers a career-defining program for ambitious recent graduates and young professionals looking to build a distinctive resume in a globally competitive business environment. Our Mountbatten trainees immerse themselves in a fast-paced business, connect with senior executives across the New York business community and immerse themselves in local NYC life.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Explore your Careers Resources

    Tuesday, 15th February, 12pm-12:30pm, Online

    A brief introduction to our Resources portal, packed full with interactive tools, tips and information.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Opportunities with Democracy Volunteers (Volunteer Wednesday)

    Wednesday, 16th February, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Our mission is to improve the quality of democratic elections, by advising those who legislate for, administer and oversee elections, to enhance them for the benefit of voters. We aim to do this by attending elections and empirically reporting our findings in an accessible way through statistical analysis and interlocutor meetings to support this objective.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Introduction to CVs and Cover Letters

    Wednesday, 16th February, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Introduction to CVs and Cover Letter. Making your CV and Cover Letter stand out from the crowd can be tricky, but how do you give yourself the best chance of getting an invitation to interview? This workshop gives you an introduction to the basics of putting together a CV and Cover Letter, shares hints and tips on layout and tailoring and how to avoid common CV and Cover Letter pitfalls!

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Get Ahead of the Game

    Thursday, 17th February, 1pm-2pm, Online

    92% of recruiters are using social media in recruitment so your professional online presence, such as an effective LinkedIn profile, is an integral part of the recruitment process. To play the recruitment game well you need a really professional profile and an understanding of all its useful functions. This session will give you tips on how to create a really great profile, how to leverage your profile, how to use LinkedIn as a research tool and how to search for jobs, all helping you to make the most of your professional online presence.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Video Interviews Unwrapped

    Monday, 21st February, 1pm-2pm, Online

    How to ace a Video Interview Unsure about what to expect from an interview? This session will help you to consider video interview practicalities (whether these are live or recorded interviews). We'll look at how to anticipate likely interview questions and give effective responses. We will consider ways you can show your motivation, some solutions for handling those interview nerves and what you can do to get yourself well prepared. There will be some time for your own questions and we will provide details of further 1:1 help and resources which are available to you.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Off to Work Working Lunch Webinar (Flexible work in Events Hospitality)

    Tuesday, 22nd February, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Find your passion. Try different casual roles before asking us to find your dream permanent job. Gain experiences of a lifetime. Be part of the action at Michelin-starred restaurants, five star hotels, and internationally renowned sporting events and concerts. Progress your hospitality career. Gain experience within our casual team and grow into a Team Leader, or start as a Commis Chef and shadow a Sous Chef before moving up the ranks.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Volunteering - how to stand out from the crowd

    Tuesday, 22nd February, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Volunteering as work experience: find out the what, why and how of volunteering. Microvolunteering: gaining valuable experience from home. Boost your applications! Gain some practical tips on reflective writing and articulating your volunteering experiences to employers.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Opportunities with Action Tutoring (Volunteer Wednesday)

    Wednesday, 23rd February, 12pm-12:30pm, Online

    Volunteering as a tutor with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged young people living in your community. By volunteering for just one hour a week, you will directly support disadvantaged pupils to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future, as well as developing your own skills.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Introduction to CVs and Cover Letters

    Thursday, 24th February, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Introduction to CVs and Cover Letter. Making your CV and Cover Letter stand out from the crowd can be tricky, but how do you give yourself the best chance of getting an invitation to interview? This workshop gives you an introduction to the basics of putting together a CV and Cover Letter, shares hints and tips on layout and tailoring and how to avoid common CV and Cover Letter pitfalls!

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Finding a Job you'll love

    Monday, 28th February, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Finding a Career you Love, 'This is the real secret of life - to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realise it is play.' Alan Watts. Flourishing in the workplace and being your best possible workplace self takes time, reflection and careers curiousness and experimentation. Today we'll discuss how to get to know yourself better and take stock in order to make good choices for your career, and how to work towards the big and important project of finding a fulfilling career.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Explore your Careers Resources

    Tuesday, 1st March, 12:30pm-1pm, Online

    A brief introduction to our Resources portal, packed full with interactive tools, tips and information.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Opportunities with NSPCC (Volunteer Wednesday)

    Wednesday, 2nd March, 12pm-12:30pm, JHBB Forum

    Join NSPCC and Childline in the fight for every childhood. Together we can protect children and prevent abuse. Whether you can spare an hour or two, or want to get involved more often, whatever time you can give is invaluable. There’s something for everyone – from volunteering as a Childline counsellor, to leading assemblies and workshops in schools, helping out at events, or fundraising in your community.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Your quick guide to using the Careers Jobs & Events Portal

    Wednesday, 2nd March, 1pm-1:30pm, JHBB Forum

    We’ll guide you through how to make the most of the jobs and events portal supporting you in your professional career journey!

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Writing Applications that Work

    Thursday, 3rd March, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Learning how to market yourself in writing is an essential step towards gaining that all-important interview and then the job itself. Many employers, particularly large organisations, now ask candidates to complete an online application form.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    LinkedIn: Using Social Media to Get Ahead of the Game

    Friday, 4th March, 12pm-1pm, Online

    92% of recruiters are using social media in recruitment so your professional online presence, such as an effective LinkedIn profile, is an integral part of the recruitment process. To play the recruitment game well you need a really professional profile and an understanding of all its useful functions. This session will give you tips on how to create a really great profile, how to leverage your profile, how to use LinkedIn as a research tool and how to search for jobs, all helping you to make the most of your professional online presence. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Practice Virtual Assessment Centre

    Tuesday, 8th March, 12:30pm-2pm, Online

    You may be asked to take part in a Virtual Assessment Centre by recruiters in the coming months. This session offers a great opportunity for you to take part in an online simulation to experience several exercises you may face, including psychometric tests and a group case study. The session will be realistic and interactive so come along ready to pitch in and develop your understanding and skills. Once the practical exercises are completed constructive feedback will be given, along with top tips and advice on the best resources to use for further preparation and confidence building.

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Introduction to CVs and Cover Letters

    Wednesday, 9th March, 12pm-1pm, Online

    Introduction to CVs and Cover Letter. Making your CV and Cover Letter stand out from the crowd can be tricky, but how do you give yourself the best chance of getting an invitation to interview? This workshop gives you an introduction to the basics of putting together a CV and Cover Letter, shares hints and tips on layout and tailoring and how to avoid common CV and Cover Letter pitfalls!

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Psychometrics Practice Test

    Thursday, 10th March, 12pm-1:30pm, Online

    Perhaps you are feeling somewhat anxious about handling psychometric assessment tests? Don’t worry, this session aims to boost your confidence by giving you the chance to practice samples of several common types of psychometric test used by recruiters. This will give you a real feel for what’s involved and, during the session, you will be able to look at your results to help understand how solutions are arrived at. You will come away appreciating what the main types of psychometric tests are, how best to approach them and what sort of resources you can use to practice for them (yes, practice does make perfect!).

    This workshop will be run Online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Volunteering - how to stand out from the crowd

    Tuesday, 15th March, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Volunteering as work experience: find out the what, why and how of volunteering. Microvolunteering: gaining valuable experience from home. Boost your applications! Gain some practical tips on reflective writing and articulating your volunteering experiences to employers.

    This session will be run online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Opportunities with Enrych (Volunteer Wednesday)

    Wednesday, 16th March, 12pm-12:45pm, Online

    We are always looking for new volunteers so if you have a few hours to spare and would like to use these to help adults with disabilities engage with a range of social activities, please get in touch here. You can volunteer as little or as much time as you like as often as you like.

    This session will be run online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Thinking about Post Grad study?

    Thursday, 17th March, 1pm-2pm, Online

    Would you like to get better informed about postgraduate study? This workshop will help you explore different types of PG study, what to consider when making choices and how to make effective applications. It will also provide you with an overview of the different types of funding there may be available.

    This session will be run online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Opportunities with Results (Volunteer Wednesday)

    Wednesday, 23rd March, 12pm-12:30pm, Online

    RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty. Find out how you can help on Volunteer Wednesday.

    This session will be run online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Opportunities with The Circle (Volunteer Wednesday)

    Wednesday, 30th March, 12pm-1:00pm, Online

    Circles (South East) has been recruiting, training and supervising volunteers to contribute to work carried out in the field of sexual abuse since 2002. In that time we have worked with over a thousand volunteers. Some people think you need specialist knowledge or experience to undertake this work safely and effectively. While we welcome relevant experience it is not necessary. Actually what we are seeking is people from all walks of life who are reliable, empathic, boundaried and able to commit to the work for two to three hours a week.

    This session will be run online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.

    Opportunities with PODTech (Volunteer Wednesday)

    Wednesday, 27th April, 12pm-12:45pm, Online

    As a Community Interest Company, PODTech aims to increase digital capacity in vulnerable clients and excluded youth. Through our mentorship and training participants can become better adapted for a growing digital paradigm. Our ever evolving range of resources will increase digital capacity in local communities.

    This session will be run online. Please register to attend to receive the URL.