Guidelines for workshops
- They should be generic and be applicable to other organisations as well as your own.
- You can use examples from your own company, but students should be able to be related these to other employers.
- They must involve interactive/practical elements.
The session should cover:
- An explanation of the particular employability skill
- What employers are looking for in relation to the skill topic
- How the student can be developing their skills at university
- How this is applied in the workplace
- How to demonstrate the skill to prospective graduate employers
The advised length of a workshop is a minimum of 1 hour, maximum 2 hours.
These are always very popular with students.
They give students a realistic idea of what to expect in the recruitment process, and a chance to receive feedback.
Guidelines for mock interview & CV drop-ins
- Sessions should be generic and neutral.
- Students should not be expected to have knowledge of your particular company.
- It is important that students are given time for feedback and questions at the end of the session.
- As a general guide we advise that you allow 30 minutes for each student: 20 minutes for the interview and feedback, with 10 minutes break before the next one.
- Please indicate whether you would like to be given a copy of each student’s CV in advance.