Guidelines

The following guidelines are designed to help you get the most out of your event.

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:

  1. An explanation of the particular employability skill
  2. What employers are looking for in relation to the skill topic
  3. How the student can be developing their skills at university
  4. How this is applied in the workplace
  5. 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.