It’s nearly National Careers Week (7th – 11th March 2022) and we thought it was a great excuse to give some insight into the support available with the Careers services here at CCCU (for free!) and promote some of the amazing workshops we have lined up.
The Careers & Enterprise Team also offer a range of workshops throughout the year to help you develop your skills and prepare for your future career.
Find out how to manage your finances effectively, gain Microsoft training, learn tips on how to prepare for an interview, understand virtual etiquette, improve your presentation skills and so much more…
- Opportunities Workshop and Q&A with Kent Police: Mon, 7 March 2022 | 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
There are a whole range of roles available in Kent Police, and they’re hiring now. Come to find out more about all the different roles available, and ask your questions about what it’s like being a police officer, or working in the staff roles.
- Lion Leadership: Tue, 8 March 2022 | 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
Grant from Lion Leadership will be running a workshop on ‘Developing Leadership Character’.
- Civil Service Insight: Wed, 9 March 2022 | 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
This session will be run by the Fast Stream Social Mobility Network and the Fast Stream Disability Network by Fast Streamers. They’ll provide an insight into the work of the Civil Service and how they help the government of the day develop and implement its policies as effectively as possible. They’ll talk through the three ways for students to experience the Civil Service; through the Fast Stream, which is a leadership development programme, developing people from a wide range of backgrounds who have the potential to become our future senior leaders, and through the Summer Diversity Internship Programme (SDIP) or the Early Diversity Internship Programme (EDIP) which give people from diverse backgrounds the opportunity to see what a career in the Civil Service is like. They’ll also use this session to support students from Canterbury Christ Church with any questions about their applications to the Fast Stream and internship programmes.
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Thu, 10 March 2022 | 13:00 – 14:00 GMT
Are you stalling at applying for a job because you don’t feel confident in the application process? You’re not the only one feeling this way, lack of confidence is one of the reasons candidates lose out in their job search. If you want to gain knowledge that will build confidence, join Enterprise Rent A Car as they cover the application process in full! They will cover each part from employment application, virtual interviewing to types of assessment centres and most importantly – how to succeed! It’s what every graduate should know before starting an application, in a highly competitive environment with the additional bonus of hearing insider tips from a recruiter. Enterprise is a ‘Times Top 100 Graduate Employer’ and ‘Times Top 50 Employers for Women’ who hire thousands each year into their programmes.
Here’s some more of what’s coming up this month…
Drop In & Live Chat
You can ‘drop in’ to see us at the Careers & Enterprise Hub on the ground floor of Augustine House – we’re in a big glass box opposite the Atrium Café. We’re open to help with your enquiries 10-12 and 2-4 Monday-Friday. During these times you can also access our direct support online via ‘Live Chat’ on the online Hub, which you can access by clicking the little speech bubbles in the bottom right corner of the Hub.
1:1 Confidential Careers Advice Appointments
These appointments are available to book on the Careers & Enterprise Online Hub, with our Advisers; John & Sian. They can help you grapple with what to do next, and help you find all you need to make an informed decision. This video explains more…
Career Development Fund
The Career Development Fund is a bursary. If you are looking to undertake a career development opportunity but finding it financially difficult to do so, then you may be eligible to benefit from the Career Development Fund. Do click on the link, or get in touch with us for more information.
The Careers & Enterprise Online Hub
The Careers and Enterprise Hub is a great place to find information, events and guidance on careers, jobs and planning your future. Log in to book one-to-one career guidance appointments, connect with the team on live chat and find out about the latest events.
Two of the stand out features of the Online Hub is CV360 and Interview360. Susannah, Employability and Skills Officer, takes you through how to access the tools, and what they involve: