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Skills4Work Programme

Employer Led Skills Talks / Workshops

What to expect...

All recruiters look for evidence of a range of skills that will make applicants effective in the workplace. In addition to the resources and 1-1 advice we provide on Developing Skills and Experience, based on recommendations from the AGR, (Association of Graduate Recruiters), UCL Careers Service has put together the Skills4Work Programme.

Run in partnership with UCL Union, this series of employer led workshops and panel discussions will help you understand what recruiters are looking for and how to develop and promote your skills more effectively. 

Panel Format

Up to 5 graduate recruiters from a variety of sectors come together to talk about a particular skill. They will each give their views on what that particular skill means to them as a recruiter, how they look for evidence that applicants can demonstrate competency in that skill throughout the recruitment process and will also give tips on how to develop the skill through a variety of activities while at UCL. There will then be a chance for the audience to ask questions.

Workshop Format

These sessions are more interactive. 2-3 graduate recruiters will work together to run a workshop style exercise to help you practice using the skill in question.

Recruiters Involved

The Skills4Work programme focuses on skills which are common in any graduate job. You therefore do not need to be interested in applying to the companies who are involved with a particular panel or workshop as the focus will be the skill, not the sector they work in.

Do I have to book to attend?

YES! You MUST register your interest in advance and then pay a returnable £10 cash deposit in person at UCL Careers Service if you wish to attend any workshop or panel talk. This enables us to monitor attendance levels and ensure that they are more effective for those attending.

Places are allocated to those making the payment on a first come, first served basis and more students register interest online than there are places available so you will remain on a reserve list after registering until we receive your deposit. We therefore recommend early payment to avoid disappointment!

Registration is done through your "My Careers Service" account. If you're using this for the first time, please read the My Careers Service Instructions carefully before trying to log in.

You can register TWO weeks before a workshop is due to take place and bookings will close when it is fully booked or, at the latest, 1 working day before the event.

Can I attend if I haven't booked?

Generally NO! Workshops are popular and usually fully booked. If places are available on the day, they will be offered to those on the reserve list as above on a first come first served basis and then to those who haven't booked at all but we cannot guarantee entry. 

Notification of future events

To ensure you find out when a workshop you're interested in is available for booking, we strongly recommend that you register with UCLAlert!

Booking Queries for UCLU run Skills4Work Events

All queries relating to anything you see on the Skills4Work.net site which is organised by UCLU should be directed to the UCLU Skills4Work Co-ordinator / 020 76791357.

How to prepare...

The Help With... section of our website suggests a range of resources on the topics covered in the Skills4Work programme. 

Using these in advance will help you get more out of the workshops.

Skills4Work Talks / Workshop Programme

Details of events that will take place during the Autumn Term will be advertised here during Freshers' Week, (week commencing 22nd September 2014).

Receive Email Alerts...

If you would like to be notified by email when workshops are open for booking, we recommend that you register for UCLAlert!.

UCLU Programme:

UCLU also run a range of skills related events and workshops which may be advertised already on the Skills4Work.net website.

If you are late...

For all Careers Service Events, please aim to arrive 5 minutes before the published start time. If you arrive late and the event has already started, the facilitator reserves the right to refuse entry so that you don't disrupt the event for other attendees who arrived on time.

After the Event / Unable to Attend?

Where relevant / possible, any materials relating to a particular workshop will be made available to download here.

The Help With... section of our website also suggests a range of resources on all of the topics covered in the Skills4Work programme if you haven't used them already.

Other Events...

Having been to a Skills4Work Talk or Workshop, you can also make use of other activities in the Skills4Work Programme such as:

or the Careers Adviser led Personality Profiling Workshop.

We also run a range of Careers Adviser led talks for:

Our parent body, The Careers Group, University of London, also run a range of events throughout the year for all UoL students and GradClub members. See their Events Programme for more details.

To be notified about any relevant forthcoming events, please ensure your UCLAlert! settings are up to date.

Page last modified on 30 sep 11 14:17 by Martin Brown

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