Friday 12th May sees the UKCBC’s new campus, located in Holborn, host a ‘skills and employability conference.’ Attending the conference will be several key speakers who will provide insight into various job markets. Students will have the opportunity to ask employers where current skill gaps lie, as well as learning through workshops led by industry experts.
For those students who are looking beyond their graduation, the employability conference will offer a fantastic opportunity to focus on a particular profession they wish to enter. By directly liaising with industry professionals, students will gain insight into what skills are missing from their repertoire. Students will also learn how to start bridging their skills gap in preparation for their chosen industry.
Students will have the chance to network with employers from various industries, potentially gaining contacts that will be useful when searching for their first professional role after graduation. The event will help students improve their employability and prepare them for what they can expect from the recruitment process. Each guest speaker will talk about their experience of finding employment after graduating, discussing their successes and areas they could have improved.
Guest speaker Mark Bentley, Director of the South Essex College of Further and Higher Education, will speak about personal branding and how to develop your skills to meet the needs of the labour market.
Following Mr Bentley will be Dr Zachariah Mulenga. Dr Mulenga will be discussing start-ups and tips for budding student entrepreneurs.
Jill Poet, founder of the Organisation for Responsible Businesses, will host a discussion on exploring corporate social responsibility, employability and how the concepts connect to students’ careers.
Poppie Jones, from the WE Schools program, will talk about the benefits of volunteering.
The UKCBC’s own Giuseppe Bruni will also share insights into careers in marketing.
Following a short break, Financial & VAT Accountant Riaz Bhatti will talk about the challenges facing the accountancy sector, the opportunities available to students, as well as giving insight into what skills are needed to succeed in the industry.
Those considering careers in IT will want to hear IT Technician Tuby Folaranmi’s observations into the industry’s current labour market.
Franklin Onukwugha, lecturer in Public Health at Coventry University, will share his experience on the different types of employment opportunities available in the health and social care sector.
UKCBC Principal June Dennis will close proceedings with a short discussion on the next steps students should take once finishing their courses.
Following the presentations, students will have the opportunity to receive one-to-one career advice, as well as a CV review from a UKCBC student advisor…do bring along your printed CV for this opportunity.
For a free ticket, students must register at Eventbrite. Book now for your chance to hear quality insights from industry professionals.