I decided to do the employability award to help me decide what I wanted to do with my degree and help me realise what skills I have that I can use in a job later.
It was really easy to get started on the award. I just went along to the “Getting Started” workshop, which I saw in leaflets around uni and on the website.
The most enjoyable part was finally feeling like I had a plan.
The most useful thing I learnt is that volunteering, getting work experience and learning new skills goes hand in hand with my degree. It’s not enough to just get good grades, you need the practical side as well and the award helps you get that. The most tasks I completed on the award were updating my CV, writing the work study and creating an action plan because they all helped me focus and I found out I had more skills that I realised!
It has helped me to with my career planning because I actually volunteered in a school and it changed my mind about what I wanted to do. Now I'm considering working with children, which I wouldn't have thought of if I hadn't done the research for the award.
I would recommend the employability award because its helps you identify skills you need for work in the future, helps you create a plan of action and you get to volunteer and hopefully find something you really enjoy, which can lead to a great job when you leave university :)