Employment Personal Tutor
You will be designated an Employment Personal Tutor (EPT) aligned to your area of study, to work with you throughout your course. All our EPTs have previously worked in industry and have experience of being a recruiter. Because of their experiences, they understand the labour maket, the skills employers look for and the processes used by employers to select candidates. Our EPTs work with you throughout your student journey, from the moment you start your course.
They are able to introduce you to career options, help you understand the skills sought by employers and provide guidance that can help you when making work placement and grauate job applications.
The services provided by our EPTs include:
- One-to-one support
- Drop-in CV and application checks
- Unique online resources
- Skills development workshops
- Mock interviews and assessment centres
- Support with Psychometric testing
- Employer events
The support provided by our EPTs complements the more general careers support from the University Careers Service.
Work placements and work experience
Most of our degrees have the opportunity of undertaking an optional one year work placement, also known as a sandwich year. Typically, this will happen after year two and you will then return to the University to complete your final year. While such placements do not carry any credits, they can provide you with the opportunity to explore the world of work.
A wide range of organisations participate in the placement programme, from both public and private sectors, and vary in size from large multinationals to small companies. You will be allocated a Placement Advisor who should be able to assist you as you apply for work placements and work experience opportunities.
There are also opportunities for overseas placements and to study abroad, led by the Centre for Global Engagement.
Please note that placements (whether in the UK or abroad) may be subject to additional fees, application processes and in some instances there may be a limited number of spaces available.
The annual Faculty of Business and Law Employment Fair is an opportunity not to be missed. You can talk to employers face-to-face and demonstrate your communication, interpersonal and networking skills. It will also help you learn about the range of opportunities on offer which may include:
Volunteering and Work Experience
Exciting projects you can get involved in that will help you make the most of your time during University, and to help enhance your work experience.
The options you have and how to prepare for the application process