Careers Events



25/10/2017 and 26/10/2017 11:00 - 15:00 Annual Student and Graduate Recruitment Fair 2017 70+ organisations

At Wolverhampton there are many opportunities to meet employers at Careers Fairs and one off events such as employer presentations, career workshops and 'drop-ins'. Meeting employers on campus is a good way to explore a range of career options in an informal environment.The Annual Recruitment Fair is one of the biggest events on-campus, taking place yearly and attracting over 70 employers who would like to speak to you.

This event is a great way of meeting face-to-face with potential recruiters offering part-time jobs, volunteering, graduate vacancies, work experience placements, international work experience and opportunities for further study.

Harrison Learning Centre, MD Building, City Campus
09/11/2017 13:00 - 14:00 Working in Local Government and City of Wolverhampton Council City of Wolverhampton Council

This session will provide an introduction to working in Local Government. A brief presentation will give an overview of Local Government as a sector, explore the roles of Councillors and council employees and highlight some of the services it provides to communities including social care, regeneration and transport.

The session will then highlight the experiences of working at City of Wolverhampton Council, with particular reference to experiencing Local Government from a graduate perspective.

This will be followed by Q&A.

 09/11/2017 14:00 - 15:00 Local Government Graduate Scheme – NGDP – Application Process City of Wolverhampton Council

This session will provide an overview of the NGDP – Local Government’s graduate scheme. It will provide information relating to the structure of the scheme, participating Councils and the ILM qualification in Leadership and Management.

This will be followed by an in-depth look at the application process through an interactive workshop. Students will be able to have a taste of what to expect with existing NGDP graduates guiding them through the process.

This will be followed by Q&A.

 09/11/2017 15:00 - 16:00 Through the eyes of our NGDP graduates City of Wolverhampton Council

This session will provide an opportunity for NGDP graduates at both City of Wolverhampton Council and West Midlands Combined Authority to speak of their experiences of the scheme and why they chose Local Government for their career.

It will also provide an insight into the wide variety of work undertaken by our graduates and provide an insight into the jobs our graduates have moved in to following the scheme. Students will be encouraged to ask questions throughout and discuss their own interests for pursuing a career in Local Government.

This will be followed by Q&A.

22/11/2017 12:00 - 15:00 Passport to Success Careers, Enterprise and The Workplace

The aim of this event is to inform students and graduates of the many opportunities available through our department to enhance their academic attainment and career progression. In addition to a FREE lunch, all attendees will be entered into a FREE Prize draw.

Chancellor's Hall, MA Building, City Campus
12/02/2018 10:00 - 13:00 Present & Pitch Metavalue Whether you are pitching a business idea or presenting in a job interview, getting your idea across successfully is key. This session will cover the essentials of presenting yourself effectively and getting your message across. TBC
13/02/2018 10:00 - 13:00 Opportunity Knocks Mischevious Marketing If you want to be the person known for not just coming up with great ideas but for making them happen then this is the workshop for you.  This session will fine tune your intrapreneurial and entrepreneurial skills.  So whether you are employed or working for yourself, this session begins at looking at how you come up with new ideas.  Not all opportunities are equal so the next part of the session involves how to determine which are most likely to be successful?  The session concludes by creating a framework to implement the ideas so you can reap the rewards. TBC
13/02/2018 14:00 - 16:00 Emotional Intelligence  Counselling and Services (Jo Ames) and Sally Smith (Student Support & Wellbeing) This session will look at emotional intelligence in relation to your career. TBC
14/02/2018 10:00 - 13:00 Marketing Yourself – Personal Brand  Mischevious Marketing This workshop gives you the opportunity to plan to cultivate an authentic and powerful personal brand. We start by looking at how your personal qualities, strengths and vulnerabilities form your brand values and personal identity.  Once these are identified we critique how these come across, both in person and in the digital sphere, through our behaviour and messages.  The session gives a fresh perspective on how to build consistency in your personal brand whilst being authentic.  Having a well thought through personal brand will strengthen your career success and entrepreneurial ventures. TBC
14/02/2018 11:00 - 13:00 Can You Hear Me? Rachel Ford A session about making yourself heard in meetings/ getting your points across in a confident and articuate way TBC
14/02/2018 14:00 - 16:00 Who's up for the debate? President of Law Society Wai. Lok Thinking about entering the legal profression? Experience the court room and exercise your negotiation and persuasion skills through this interactive debate TBC
14/02/2018 14:00 - 16:00 SPEED Start-Up SPEED  Have you have thought about working for yourself, freelancing or starting a business? The University of Wolverhampton helps students and graduates to successfully starts their own enterprises. Come and speak to our Enterprise team to find out how we can support you. TBC
15/02/2018 10:00 - 13:00 Business Model Canvas: business planning  Metavalue The Business Model Canvas (BMC) is used by start-up businesses and large corporations alike to create a highly effective business plans that can help a business successfully grow. Rather than spending time writing page after page on your business plan, our BMC session will help you create a visual, 1 page tool to launch your business idea. TBC
15/02/2018 13:00 - 14:00 Your Career in Publishing David Barker This session will provide a broad overview of the publishing industry, which employs around 30,00 people in the UK. It will cover the different sectors within it, the wide range of possible roles to pursue, the skills that employers in the industry are looking for, and possible ways to get your foot in the door. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end. TBC
15/02/2018 14:00 - 15:00 The power of the mind Shaun Cadwalleder The power of the mind. Inspirational talk by an ex-student TBC
16/02/2018 10:00 - 12:00 The Massive Goal Principle  David Hyner David Hyner joins us again, this time to show you that the only thing stopping you achieving in your life, is you.  His Massive Goal Principle session is based on 13 years of top achiever research has enabled us to identify the process that successful and effective people use when achieving their goals. Take yourself to the next level in performance.  TBC
16/02/2018 14:00 - 16:00  Memory and Revision Skills  David Hyner  David Hyner has a worldwide reputation and according to Barclaycard is, “possibly.. if not THE best speaker they have ever seen”.  Improving the way you remember things and how you revise will be useful not only to your life as a student but also for your future.  TBC