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Making Waves: Voices of Young Leaders (Panel Talk)

TAG Network Midlands in partnership with Careers+ presents: Making Waves: Voices of Young Leaders - celebrating diversity and young leaders for Black History Month.
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CVs and cover letters

Learn how to develop an effective CV and cover letter
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Interviews

Advice on how to prepare for interviews, including video interviews
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How to find a part-time job

Practical advice on how to search and apply for part-time work during your studies
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LinkedIn or locked out?

Discover how to develop a LinkedIn profile and how to use it effectively 
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Graduate video interview

What to expect and how to prepare for video interviews
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How to find a graduate job

Find out about the best strategies for finding a graduate job.
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BCU Application Forms - How to make yours a success!

In this session we'll provide you with some practical tips to help ensure your next BCU job application is a success. Looking at - What information should you include on your application form, things to avoid/common mistakes, checking your…
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Managing a portfolio career

Pamela is a visual artist, who graduated from Goldsmiths College with a BA in 2004, Laura is a ceramicist, who graduated from Staffordshire University with an MA in 2018, and Tod is a visual artist, who graduated from Wolverhampton University with…
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Copyright and Licensing

Session for artists and designer makers about copyright and licensing. They speakers discuss the importance of negotiating the right contract to ensure you protect your intellectual property and how to make money by licensing the reproduction of…
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Self-employment part 3 - registration, tax, NI and keeping records

Session for designer makers and artists on registering as self-employed and the legal requirement, tax, Personal allowances, NI and pensions, keeping records, dealing with HMRC and paying tax.
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Self-employment part 2 - support organisations and premises

Advice for designer makers and artists on on insurance, copyright, rates of pay, web presences, networking, business support schemes, premises, Business rates and working from home.
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Self-employment part 1 - portfolio careers, self-employment and benefits

Session for designer makers and artists includes definitions of self-employment, other legal structures, managing self-employment and employment and the benefits available to the self-employed.
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Spotlight on: Portfolio Careers

Discover insights and the benefits of a portfolio career
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Exploring Networking Opportunities to Develop Your Career - Mentoring and Volunteering

Explore how networking can help you develop skills and make decisions about your career; and discover how the Careers+ team can support you to develop your networks
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Volunteering with Network Four

Brian from NetworkFour explains the volunteering roles available with the charity as part of the Outreach Pastor team.Birmingham Pastors is a project by NetworkFour which involves a volunteer street care team based in and around the city centre…
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Volunteering with Action Tutoring

Kellie from Action Tutoring discusses volunteering opportunities available. Action Tutoring is an education charity that supports disadvantaged young people to achieve meaningful qualifications on leaving primary and secondary school. This enables…
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Volunteering with Oxfam

Sophie from Oxfam discusses voluntary opportunities available within the student activist network.
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Volunteering with Aspire4U

Laura from Aspire4U discusses volunteering roles available. They help young people, families, communities reimagine their lives, then create better futures through what they see and what they feel.
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Volunteering with Code Your Future

Aishah from Code Your Future discusses the volunteering roles available - CodeYourFuture is a social impact organisation that supports the most disadvantaged in society to realise their dreams of becoming web developers. They work with refugees,…
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Volunteering with.... Dudley Lodge

Dudley Lodge is a UK registered charity and one of the leading Family Assessment Centres in England and Wales. At Dudley Lodge, our focus is to keep families together when it is safe and in the best interest of the child to do so. We assess all…
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Volunteering with.... Shout

James discusses the helpline volunteer roles available at Shout. Shout 85258 is a free, confidential, 24/7 text messaging support service for anyone who is struggling to cope. We launched publicly in May 2019 and we’ve had more than 500,000…
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Volunteering with Papyrus

Find out about Volunteering opportunities with Papyrus. 
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Professional LinkedIn profiles and networking for graduates

Advice on how to develop your LinkedIn profile and how to network effectively as part of your job search strategy
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Graduate employment growth areas

Discover graduate employment growth areas post-pandemic
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Growth Mindset & Goal Setting with Akeila Browne

Akeila Browne, Life & Mindset Coach covers setting clear goals, maintaining resilience and developing a growth mindset
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Could you run your own business?

Interested in running your own business or perhaps already do? Watch this session from Richard Scutt of the STEAMIncubator including tips and advice on setting up your own business.
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Meet the Employer: Smile Education

Find out about opportunities in the Education and Teaching sector with Smile Education!
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Meet the Employer: Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG)

At Team ITG, people are at the heart of everything they do - providing a fun, collaborative and creative culture at their offices across the globe. They are a Tech-led Marketing Business based in Birmingham, London, New York & Netherlands,…
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How to get a graduate job in Architecture & Interior Design

Watch our workshop on How to Get a Graduate Job in Architecture and Interior Design for insight on the current job market for these industries, and how you can find a role in the sector!
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Meet the Employer: Sunset + Vine (Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022)

Sunset + Vine, who are the broadcast team hosting the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, talk to you about their organisation and current vacancies for Trainee Production Coordinators. 
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What are the Graduate options open to me?

This session will help you to: consider your skills and strengths, explore graduate employment and consider postgraduate Study options.
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How to stay motivated when looking for year-long placements

Are you finding that you are not hearing back from employers? Or you are unsure of your next steps in your placement applications? During this session we will give you hints and tips as to how you can continue to improve your placement…
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Vision Board

Learn the power of manifesting your goals and dreams through this vision board workshop. This session will highlight visualisation and manifestation tools to affirm your personal goals and aspirations. You’ll get the chance to create your…
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Starting up in Commercial or Social Enterprise

A session that highlights all the stages to design, develop, start-up, manage and scale/replicate commercial and social enterprise initiatives.
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Spotlight On: Psychometric Tests

An insight in to the types of psychometric tests that employers are using to select candidates. You may be asked to complete a psychometric test as part of an application for an internship, placement, or a graduate role. Come along to this virtual…
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Volunteer to make a difference - featuring WM police, Into University & St Basils

A video for any student interested in securing some voluntary work experience to develop your employability skills and enhance your CV.
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Creative CVs

Find out about Creative CVs. How to make the right impression through your CV, for the role you’re applying to, and about the do's and don'ts of applying for creative opportunities.
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Volunteering roles in Media & Communications

Learn about flexible volunteering opportunities from home, such as video editing, social media, graphic design, copy writing etc. with various organisations.
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Gaining work experience: the options

From placements, internships, volunteering, extracurricular activities, or part time work, we'll cover how you can develop your employability to get ahead in the job market.
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Volunteering with young People

Hear about flexible leadership, tutoring & social work opportunities with young people from organisations such as Scouts, West Midlands Police and Caudwell Children.
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Boost your employability through mentoring & Volunteering

Volunteering: Want to develop key skills, gain experience and stand out in a crowded labour market? Professional Mentoring: How would you like to be mentored by a professional in your chosen industry? From developing confidence, employability…
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How changing your Mindset can help you to succeed

Learn about how developing resilience, grit & a growth mindset can better benefit your wellbeing, enable you to bounce back from challenging times, & even stand out to employers.
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Spotlight on women's aid

Interested in supporting those affected by domestic abuse? Watch this Q&A session to hear from charities such as Black Country Womens Aid and The Haven about getting into the sector and the volunteering opportunities available.
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How to create a professional employer-led CV/Cover Letter

Find out how to create a stand out professional CV and cover letter. During this session we will go through how to present your experiences and achievements in the best way.
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Graduate Apprenticeships with Clarion

Graduate Apprenticeships with Clarion: Local Opportunities
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Creative Opportunities during and post pandemic

Understand what sectors are recruiting during the pandemic and beyond, what creative opportunities exist in the non-creative sector and how best to source jobs and opportunities.
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A week with Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

A week with Enterprise and Entrepreneurial within BCU - offering information and insight in to the departments activities | start-up programmes | and day to day operations.
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Art projects funding and getting paid insights

Lizzy is a self-employed fine artist currently working with kinetic light installations and photography. She studied Fine art at Edinburgh University and graduated in 2010. She talks about her socially engaged practise, her first projects and…
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Galleries and agents

Dean is a self-employed painter and printmaker who also works mentoring artists.  He studied Fine Art at Wolverhampton University, graduating in 2009. He talks about the successes he's had in exhibiting and selling his work, as well as…
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Social media and web presence

Anisha is a jeweller with her own brand, which she set up as Limited Company. After a degree courses at Loughborough University in Multimedia textiles, she went on to do an MA in Fashion Artefact at London College of Fashion. She talks about her…
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What can I do with my arts and design degree?

Discover where your arts and design degree can take you
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NHS Applications

A walk through of completing good NHS applications
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NHS interviews

A useful guide to preparing thoroughly for NHS Interviews
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HELS Careers+ Introduction

Meet the HELS Careers+ Team and find out how we can help
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Professional mentoring – What’s in it for me?

How would you like to be mentored by a professional in your chosen industry?
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Meet the Volunteering Organisations: Health & Education

An overview of opportunities available in the health/education field, hearing from IntoUniversity, The Princes Trust and Cherished
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Meet the Volunteering Organisation: Fundraising & Events

On overview of opportunities available in the fundraising/events field, hearing from John Taylor Hospice and Carers Trust Solihull
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Preparing to volunteer

Find out how you can get involved in the BCU volunteering programme and make a difference, why volunteering is so important, and how it can help you to stand out to employers
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Spotlight on: Careers in HR & Recruitment

Gain an insight into the world of Human Resources and Recruitment by listening to experienced professionals from the industry. Learn more about what these roles involve and what a typical working day might look like. Find out how and where to…
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Meet the Employer: BT

Meet BT’s Student and Graduate recruiter to find out about the opportunities available, and gain some insight into the company culture, roles available and application support and advice.
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Get into teaching

Delivered by the Department for Education, this video provides useful information if you are considering Teaching as a career
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Student Circus: Live Webinar

Student Circus is re-defining job search for international students. With a niche job search platform, all jobs and internships are pre-filtered from employers who are willing to sponsor a Tier-2 work visa. This video guides you through the…
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Getting to Know Yourself

Unsure of which career path to follow? This session might help you to consider and look into your options
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