Behind the Scenes

These informative and insightful workshops cover the whole job application process, from start to finish. Topics range from targeting potential employers and applying, through interviews and assessment centres, to managing job offers. Attending will increase your understanding of the job application process, and how to be competitive in that process. The workshops provide the opportunity to engage with employers, hear advice directly from them about applications, and learn more about their graduate recruitment processes. You will also have the opportunity to network with employers to create a great first impression.

By actively participating in the workshops, you will:

  • Understand the different stages of the job application process
  • Develop techniques to succeed in your job applications
  • Understand the recruitment processes of participating employers
  • Develop connections with potential future employers

Each session runs for two hours and consists of advice about specific aspects of the recruitment process, presentations by the participating employers on their student and graduate opportunities, and a networking session.

Upcoming workshops

Please check back soon for workshop details.

Workshop 1: What do employers want?

During this session we will be exploring pre-preparation of understanding how to research a company and preparing how to apply to a graduate position.

Workshop 2: Make your application stand out

During this session we will be exploring how to write a successful application for graduate positions from a public sector perspective and a private sector perspective.

Workshop 3: Interview success

During this session we will learn how to prepare for interviews: competency-based questions and STAR method and understanding where your strengths lie.

Workshop 4: Mastering assessment centres

During this session we will be exploring assessment centres and how you can prepare for them and succeed. Topics include group activities, case studies, interviews and networking in assessment centres.

Workshop 5: Networking nuances

During this session you will learn how to network effectively with recruiters to kick-start your career.