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In Careers

In Careers

The Career and Personal Development Team is proud to offer lifetime support to Staffordshire University graduates. Given the Covid-19 pandemic, we appreciate and understand that the Class of 2020 will be graduating into what is tough and uncertain labour market, the toughest since 2008.

This page has been created to show and highlight all of the different support available to the Graduating Class of 2020.

GradEX is now live to employers!

For those of you who chose to take part, GradEX is now live to employers.  We’ve had nearly 500 students submit their final year projects and dissertations, which is fantastic and even more than last year!

The GradEX portal is now live and is being shared with over 7000 of our extensive contacts and alumni partners - that’s more industry experts, recruiters and hirers than ever before.

The portal will remain available to employers across the summer months, so they can contact, connect and network with you – so remember to check your emails.   

Virtual internships/ Work Experience

What you did during the pandemic will be a question in interviews of the future. But what will your answer be? Show initiative and resilience by securing a virtual internship or work experience. Not only can experience lead to a job offer, but it can also enhance your CV, skills and knowledge too. For the latest opportunities, sign up to Unitemps and MyCareer.

Job Searching

With emphasis on searching, applying and preparing for a job in this digital environment, our range of online resources will help you to plan, find and apply for a graduate job or work experience. They cover everything from CVs to Online Interview prep, designing your life to crafting your elevator pitch

What’s more, keep up to date with the most recent graduate roles, by visiting MyCareer, our online careers portal.

Business Start-ups

Do you have a business idea? The Be inspired start-up scheme offers all the support, help and training you’ll need, including a business mentor, grant, networking opportunities and online workshops.

Gain Extra Skills

Enhance your digital skills and become a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS), Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA), Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) or gain Microsoft Technical Certification. The online exams can be taken at home during the lockdown period for COVID 19. To practice and book your test, visit our Get Ahead pages.

The Careers Studio

As a graduate of Staffordshire University you can access the Careers Studio for life. So, whether you are out of work, looking for a career change/promotion or just want some career support, email careers@staffs.ac.uk and a Career Coach will get back to you.

You can also read our careers blog and keep up to date with graduate market information, gain useful hints tips and read some interesting articles.

Mentoring

At Staffordshire University, we pride ourselves on being well connected to our community, to business and our alumni and we want the same for our students. In the coming months we will be lunching our Mentoring programme which is designed to support students as they navigate work experience, design their future and prepare to enter the graduate marketplace.  If you are interested in being involved and getting more information when we launch, please express your interest by emailing careers@staffs.ac.uk and we will send you further information.