Recorded Events

As the Careers and Employability team move to working from home, and shift our events schedule to online delivery, you can find recordings and live events, right here.

A Career in the Foreign Office: What is it really like to be a diplomat by Carolyn Davidson, FCDO.
Published on 20/03/2021 by Toshihiko Kitagawa


Learn all about what careers and employability at Keele has to offer you throughout and beyond your studies.

This workshop, specifically designed for first year students, will guide you through the many opportunities that you can use to maximise your future potential, employability and ability to secure a graduate position. 

Have you decided what career you will pursue after you graduate? With so many different options available, it is easy to feel overwhelmed! Come along to this session for ideas about where to start and resources to help you make sense of it all.

For many this is a worrying time to start work. Hear from a recent graduate working at Mondrem about navigating an uncertain job market during your final year of university.

A university-level CV is usually very different from the one you crafted in sixth form or for casual work, so come along to gain tips on refining and focusing your CV and creating a cover letter that makes an impact. 

Quality applications are essential to being offered an interview for a graduate job. Gain insight into how to make yourself stand out from the crowd and the common pitfalls to avoid. At the end of this session you will be prepared to complete highly effective application forms and personal statements

This workshop covers advice on placements in the curriculum (as part of a work experience module) and internships that are separate/additional to your academic studies and will feature actual opportunities on offer, with local companies attending to explain their roles to you. 

The national graduate development programme for local government (NGDP) is recruiting over 120 talented National Management Trainees for its Autumn 2020 intake. Working with one of over 50 councils across England, successful applicants will have two years to influence some of society’s big issues, from social care and housing to education and the environment, while training to be one of local government’s next generation of managers. It is the only national graduate programme specifically for local government.

Employed on a two year fixed-term contract, trainees rotate between different placements to develop their skills and knowledge alongside studying for a postgraduate-level (level 7) certificate from the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM). This is a varied and prestigious programme which has a high record of success placing graduates in positions of management in local government upon completion of the scheme.

In this session we will explore the reasons for undertaking further study, as well the impact a postgraduate qualification has on graduate job prospects; additionally, exploring deadlines, tuition fees and sources of funding, along with the application process, and personal statements. 

A bet365 Graduate recruitment specialist talking through the Technology Team at bet365 and the Graduate opportunities available in both their Stoke on Trent and Manchester offices. They also cover what they look for from a graduate and how to apply if you are interested in any of the opportunities.