Employability and career development

The university provide a range of opportunities that can help your personal development and will contribute towards the Lancaster Award.

Careers Development

There are various ways that you can make the best use of your time at university to develop your potential.

Check the Career Development opportunities on offer.

Check with Careers staff for advice as to which would count towards the Award.

Which workshops count towards the Award?

Careers and Employability workshops

These cover key employability topics such as CVs, application forms, interviews and assessment centres.

Insight into

These events offer an insight into a variety of job sectors and key employability skills.

Topics include:

  • Enterprise and Employability (0.5 days)
  • Leadership (1 day)
  • Project and Events Management (2 days)
  • Business and Management (1 day)
  • Charity and 3rd sector

Focus on

These workshops focus on skills which are highly valued by employers such as communication skills and leadership skills.

Employer Workshops

Many employer workshops also count but these must be sessions where you develop a transferable skill or career management technique.

For example the following workshops would be acceptable for the Award:

  • Mock Assessment Centre with Centrica
  • Bank of England - Surviving Assessment Centres
  • Application Skills - Teach First
  • Deloitte e-tray skills session

Fast Forward to Business

These workshops organised by the Enterprise Centre also count towards the Award.

Which events will not count towards the Award?

Employer presentations are not acceptable for the Award.

Presentations where you only learn about a company are not acceptable as these sessions will not equip you with transferable skills.

College bitesize sessions do not count towards the Award as these are short introductory sessions.