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Careers Newsletter May 2021

Patricia Durkin
Careers Consultant

‌Welcome to your May Newsletter. Tomorrow sees the launch of Development Weeks – two weeks of live events aimed at enhancing your personal and professional development outside of your lectures and classes.

Whether you want to speak more confidently in meetings, find a professional mentor or learn how to manage conflict, there is an event for you.

Browse and book Development Weeks events

Boost your CV; get rewarded
01 May – 23 July 2021

Want to bolster your CV with hands-on work experience?

We are offering 20 students the opportunity to claim a bursary of £250 for completing a short voluntary placement lasting at least 28 hours within an organisation of your choice.

An Employability Skills Development Project offers the opportunity to gain crucial experience in your field and to be compensated for your time.

Check eligibility and apply

Welcome to Gradfest2021
09 June - 23 July 2021

We are excited to be hosting a six-week festival of live streamed events, interactive content and online resources for our students and graduates.

You will have the opportunity to connect with employers and to access support and advice as you graduate into an altered recruitment landscape. 

As well as signposting you to available job and placement opportunities, we’ll be bringing you content themed around key employability skills and putting your FAQs to employers.

Submit a question

MyFuture system upgrade
New features on MyFuture

To coincide with Gradfest2021, we are pleased to share with you an exciting system update to MyFuture, our student career management portal.

Our redesigned Employer Directory means you can view employer brands, websites, social media channels, contact details and location in one click, while our enhanced Employer Profile resource gives you the option to watch relevant employer YouTube video content and view up to six of their active jobs in one place.

Log into MyFuture and use these new features

Exciting NICS opportunities
Final years and graduates: new Civil Service roles

The Northern Ireland Civil Service (NICS) are recruiting 250 new roles at Executive Officer 1 level.

You will contribute to the efficient and effective organisation of the day-to-day work of government administration and implementation of government policy.

Graduates from all disciplines are invited to apply. You’ll need to demonstrate experience in key competencies.

Apply now

Keep Up With Careers
You can watch, listen and read in your own time

We want to make it as easy as possible to access careers advice and support.  If you miss a virtual workshop or session, you can re-watch via our past events page.

All our sessions are also available as podcasts. We also have a website and blog packed with useful information and resources.

Click on the links below to get started.

Listen to the Careers podcast

Watch a past event

Read the latest blog

Access the Careers site