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What's on this term?

Each term we organise a range of events that give you the opportunity to meet employers and enhance your employability. Whatever course you're studying there's sure to be something for you.

How to book

  • find the event below that you're interested and click on it to find out more
  • to book the event click on the ‘Book Now’ button for the event you want to attend
  • follow the instructions on the login page
  • click on Book Event

If you are studying at one of our partner colleges please read our Statement of Service for Students & Recent Graduates for information on the support available to you.

Remember, you can follow Sunderland Futures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and all of our events can also be found on the ‘AboutUS’ calendar on MySunderland

  

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Student Opportunities Fair | Friday 15 February, 11am - 1pm

Drop-in to our Student Opportunities Fair to find a variety of opportunities including part-time jobs, volunteering and summer work experience opportunities that will enhance your employment prospects now.

Taking place in the National Glass Centre, St Peter's Campus students can come along and discover all of the things you can do during your time at university that will give you the skills and experience you need for the future. You don’t even need to sign up, just come along on the day, but if you would like to let us know you are coming please sign up below

Duration: 2 hours
Location: National Glass Centre

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Spotlight on Careers in Policing | Wednesday 6 February at 1pm, followed at 2.30pm - 3.30pm by a market place

There are a number of different roles that you could be considering that could come under the umbrella of policing or working alongside the police. Our Spotlight On event will give you the opportunity to learn about just some of the careers in this field from our panel of speakers. Our panel will have a breadth of varied experience and career routes that they will share with you as well as providing you with further information of what their roles entail. You will also hear about their organisations recruitment methods and entry requirements.
After the panel have shared their experiences, do not go away, call into Upper Prospect where we have a marketplace event taking place between 2.30pm & 3.30pm where you can talk to a number of organisations who also work in this field including voluntary organisations who could help you to get that valuable work experience.

Duration: 2.5 hours
Location: Speakers will take place in Prospect 007, market place will be in Upper Prospect

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Spotlight on Careers in Writing | Wednesday 27 February, 1-3pm

This Spotlight On event will give you the opportunity to explore the roles you could find yourself doing if a career in writing is for you. Find out how you could use your writing skills in your career and the routes you could find yourself navigating if you decide that this is the career for you. You will have the opportunity to hear from our guests about their careers and how they got into their current roles as well as having the oportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Duration: 2 hour
Location: Reg Vardy 111

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CV Essentials | Monday 4 February, 2-3pm

Are you thinking of applying for a graduate job, a placement, part-time work or volunteering?  Would you like to know how to produce a CV that will impress your future employer? Learn how to structure your CV, what to include and how employers assess CVs so you can ensure yours is up to the job

 What you’ll learn:

  • What’s needed on a CV, what doesn’t belong, and what’s optional
  • What an employer looks for on a CV
  • How to tailor your CV to a graduate job, part-time job or volunteering opportunity

If you’re applying for SuPA you can use your attendance at this session as one of your ‘Career Planning’ activities.

 

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Room 1, 2nd floor, Gateway Building, City Campus

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CV Essentials | Tuesday 19 February, 10-11am

Are you thinking of applying for a graduate job, a placement, part-time work or volunteering?  Would you like to know how to produce a CV that will impress your future employer? Learn how to structure your CV, what to include and how employers assess CVs so you can ensure yours is up to the job

 What you’ll learn:

  • What’s needed on a CV, what doesn’t belong, and what’s optional
  • What an employer looks for on a CV
  • How to tailor your CV to a graduate job, part-time job or volunteering opportunity

If you’re applying for SuPA you can use your attendance at this session as one of your ‘Career Planning’ activities.

 

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Room 215, Reg Vardy Building, St Peter's Campus

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CV Essentials | Wednesday 6 March, 1-2pm

Are you thinking of applying for a graduate job, a placement, part-time work or volunteering?  Would you like to know how to produce a CV that will impress your future employer? Learn how to structure your CV, what to include and how employers assess CVs so you can ensure yours is up to the job

 What you’ll learn:

  • What’s needed on a CV, what doesn’t belong, and what’s optional
  • What an employer looks for on a CV
  • How to tailor your CV to a graduate job, part-time job or volunteering opportunity

If you’re applying for SuPA you can use your attendance at this session as one of your ‘Career Planning’ activities.

 

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Room 312, Priestman Building, City Campus

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CV Essentials | Thursday 21 March, 10-11am

Are you thinking of applying for a graduate job, a placement, part-time work or volunteering?  Would you like to know how to produce a CV that will impress your future employer? Learn how to structure your CV, what to include and how employers assess CVs so you can ensure yours is up to the job

 What you’ll learn:

  • What’s needed on a CV, what doesn’t belong, and what’s optional
  • What an employer looks for on a CV
  • How to tailor your CV to a graduate job, part-time job or volunteering opportunity

If you’re applying for SuPA you can use your attendance at this session as one of your ‘Career Planning’ activities.

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Room 310, Reg Vardy Building, St Peter's Campus

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How to get your dream job | Wednesday 20 February, 1-3pm

Are you looking for your dream job or placement? Would you like to know how to access the hidden job market and learn how to impress your future employer by identifying the things they are looking for and including examples in your applications?

Come along to our interactive workshop to learn strategies to make sure that you stand out from the crowd including:

  • The hidden job market and how to access it – It is estimated that at least 70% of vacancies are never publicly advertised.  The session will include an introduction to the hidden job market and provide ideas on how you can access it.
  • How to analyse a job advert to find out what specifically employers are looking for and what to include in your applications to make sure you are selected for interview
  • Experience first-hand the selection process and have the opportunity to score application forms for a specific job and decide who you would like to interview

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Room 111, Reg Vardy Building, St Peter's Campus

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How to get your dream job | Wednesday 13 March, 1-3pm

Are you looking for your dream job or placement? Would you like to know how to access the hidden job market and learn how to impress your future employer by identifying the things they are looking for and including examples in your applications?

Come along to our interactive workshop to learn strategies to make sure that you stand out from the crowd including:

  • The hidden job market and how to access it – It is estimated that at least 70% of vacancies are never publicly advertised.  The session will include an introduction to the hidden job market and provide ideas on how you can access it.
  • How to analyse a job advert to find out what specifically employers are looking for and what to include in your applications to make sure you are selected for interview
  • Experience first-hand the selection process and have the opportunity to score application forms for a specific job and decide who you would like to interview

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Room 216, Priestman Building, City Campus

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STAR questions for SuPA | Thursday 28 February, 2-3pm

Are you thinking of applying for applying for the Sunderland Professional Award (SuPA) at Silver or Gold level? Find out about the STAR technique and how to structure your answers in order to successfully complete section 2 of the award.

What you’ll learn:

  • The STAR technique
  • How to structure your answers to competency questions in section 2 of the SuPA form

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Room 319, St Peter's Campus, Reg Vardy Building

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LinkedIn: from beginner to expert | Tuesday 19 March, 2-3pm

Are you looking to produce a LinkedIn profile or do you have one are unsure how to use it? Have you heard of LinkedIn but are unsure of what it is?  Have you got a LinkedIn profile but are unsure of how to use it?  This workshop will give you the confidence to make effective use of this resource in your career planning and job search.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why you should use LinkedIn
  • What to include in your LinkedIn profile
  • How to use LinkedIn to research career ideas
  • How to use LinkedIn to develop your network of contacts.

Duration: 1 hour
Location: Room 210 David Goldman Building, St Peter's Campus

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Employer on Campus: Catch22 | Thursday 7th February , 11am - 12.30pm at City Campus & 2pm - 3.30pm at St Peter's Campus

We are looking for enthusiastic team mentors to guide our young people through the summer 2019 programme. This is a paid role and we offer a competitive, above minimum wage, hourly rate. We also provide; a full weekend of training, online training, first aid training, mental health training and safeguarding training before the programme. We believe that this is a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is looking to work within/has worked in the youth/social work sector or can bring transferrable skills to the role. We have an experienced staffing pool who have worked with us over numerous summers, but we’re always keen to find the next generation of empowering and motivating team mentors. We can’t think of a better way to spend the summer than bulking up your CV with up to date training and direct work experience whilst also getting paid

Duration: 1.5 hours
Location: Gateway 1 & Reg Vardy 317

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Sunderland Futures Drop-Ins

These drop-in sessions are a quick way to find out about everything Sunderland Futures. From a quick CV check, to what to expect at interviews, from finding jobs and opportunities to deciding what to do after uni, our Sunderland Futures drop-in sessions can be used for anything career related, and you will be able to talk to one of our advisers for up to 20 minutes.

 If you have been finding it difficult to book one of our other appointments why not come along to one of these sessions? You might decide afterwards to book a further more in depth appointment or this may be all you need to answer your question.

 Check here for dates at St Peter's Campus 

Keep an eye on our social media channels to see when the next sessions will be.

PGCE PCET Drop-Ins | Across the term

This is for anyone who is interested in applying to the postgraduate PGCE PCET programme or who has already applied but wants to ask further questions or just want to learn more.

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Room 303, David Goldman building, St Peter's Campus

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SuPA and Mentoring Drop In Sessions

These drop-in sessions are available for all students who would like to find out more about the Sunderland Professional Award (SuPA) and the Professional Mentoring Scheme.

 

You can become more employable by getting recognised by your skills and experience you gain while at University with SuPA; or learning from a Mentor’s knowledge and experience about the sector you are interested in if you join the Mentoring Scheme.

 

Find out more about these excellent opportunities and how to get started by coming along and ask any questions you may have to our Futures Intern.

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