Attention 2020 Graduates! The Career Accelerator Programme is a new initiative to support you with your transition from Keele University into graduate level employment. The 3 day course will take you from self-discovery (identifying your key selling points and strengths) all the way to increased confidence in your ability to successfully navigate graduate recruitment. Plus, upon successful completion of the course you will receive a £50 shopping voucher (Keele Graduates only).
Non-Keele Graduates can access this course for a payment of £500 - charged by invoice to your employer. Kickstart funding can be used to cover this cost. For more information on the Government Kickstart scheme visit jobhelp.campaign.gov.uk/kickstart
The learning outcomes for the programme are as follows:
- Understand what employability is and combine this understanding with self-awareness to identify strengths and areas for development.
- Increased confidence in ability to produce effective applications for graduate opportunities achieved by an understanding and application of conventions, best practice and self-awareness.
- Increased understanding of and confidence in ability to navigate recruitment processes including interviews and assessment centres and their online equivalents.
- To understand the benefits and process of career action planning and apply this understanding to produce a personal plan that combines and is informed by aspirations, personal development needs and strengths.
Feedback from attendees so far
"I have recently completed the Careers Accelerator Programme with Keele University. This was a very helpful few days and gave a great insight into the recruitment process. Not only does it show you have to view your application through the eyes of an employer, but it also helps to build your confidence by reflecting on your personal and academic achievements"
“Attended the Careers Accelerator Programme (CAP) by the Keele Careers team and it was truly insightful about the job application process. My personal favourite part was the Planned Happenstance theory which is creating events which can turn into opportunities. I am glad I took the chance to be a part of this workshop as I now have a clearer idea of what I need to next, thank you Ben, Bernadette, Sarah, Andrew, and Robert, for such a great session over the last 3 days”