Enterprise: Who we are

Are you interested in starting your own business, developing an existing idea or networking with other aspiring and established entrepreneurs? Do you want to develop your employability skills? The Enterprise team can help you achieve these goals whether you want to start a business or learn more about the process itself. If you have a creative … More Enterprise: Who we are

Guest blog: Study Yourself Employable – 4 Things Ambitious Students Should Be Doing Now

Smart students already know that success requires great grades (two-thirds of companies require at least a 2:1) and relevant work experience (half of hiring managers won’t hire graduates without any). But these qualifications alone won’t make you stand out from the crowd. The average number of candidates for each job is 39, and that figure rises … More Guest blog: Study Yourself Employable – 4 Things Ambitious Students Should Be Doing Now

Graduate story: From lecture theatres to that dream job …

Tips and tricks to make yourself more employable Emma Biliri, LLM Graduate Ask yourself this; would you employ you? If the answer is yes, no need to read any further (but don’t say we didn’t warn you!). For me, the answer was a no – I had the grades, I was passionate, but who isn’t … More Graduate story: From lecture theatres to that dream job …

Why is work experience important?

Experience and employability skills clearly evidenced on a CV are the crucial factors that enable students to successfully navigate the competitive graduate job market which is set to expand by 11.9% this year, according to a recent report issued by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. Stephen Isherwood, Chief Executive of the AGR, explains: “Graduate vacancies … More Why is work experience important?

Commercial Awareness: Why you need it, how to get it

Quick Quiz Commercial awareness – regularly demanded, rarely defined. Is it: i) An ability to recite key articles from the Financial Times and The Economist from memory ii) Understanding that all organisations, especially big businesses, are there to make profit, carve out a corner for themselves and undercut the opposition iii) In-depth familiarity with how … More Commercial Awareness: Why you need it, how to get it