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    Work Readiness Programme

  • Overview

    Securing a successful career after Birkbeck. 

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    The Work Readiness Programme

    What's in it for you? 

    See. Learn. Do. The Time is Now. This academic year, Birkbeck Careers partnered with exciting employers to curate the Work Readiness Programme, a series of events and workshops exploring a diversity of skills, designed to inspire you to pursue careers that matter in technology and health and social care.

     

    The Work Readiness Programme will equip you with the skills, confidence and experience you need for a successful career progression. 

     

    Our goal is to create a community of Birkbeck students inspired and empowered to pursue work they love in technology and social work, two high-growth and high-potential sectors in the UK and beyond. 

     

    The Programme is a partnership between Birkbeck College and The J.P. Morgan Foundation. 

  • Impact

    Take a look and enjoy!

    It's been quite a year! 

    We've hit some milestones and we made a difference. Take a look for yourself!

  • Is this for me?

    Yes, if you are Ready to take your career to the next level!

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    What does your future hold?

    Something great and exciting, for sure!

    Employers are looking for more than just your academic achievements.  

    We organise workshops, events, skills training, one-on-one support, and job opportunities together with employers to help you advance your employability skills and competencies, develop you potential and discover unique opportunities. 

     

    If you are interested in exploring careers in technology and health and social care; you are a student at Birkbeck (it does not matter what you are studying!); and you would like to receive key skills training by top employers to help you embark on a new career journey, then email us now to receive an application form.  

  • Pathways

    A world of opportunity.

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    Technology

    Join the revolution. 

     

    Now is the time to break into tech. 

    The UK’s digital economy is thriving and tech-skills are more sought-after than ever before. With the help and guidance of top employers, explore the great variety of roles in technology, tap into innovation, solve user problems, create amazing experiences, lead cutting-edge research and improve lives.

     

     

     

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    Health & Social care

    Change lives. 

    Be someone who makes a difference.

    A career in health and social care is as rewarding as it is challenging. It takes a unique combination of empathy, resilience, and intelligence. No day is ever the same. From social work to counselling and psychotherapy, medicine-related careers and psychology, you can work with individuals (from babies through to the elderly) and families to create a life-changing impact. 

  • Can we help you take your career to the next level?

    Join the Work Readiness Programme!

    Click 'Apply Now' to request an application form. 

  • Our Priorities

     We are committed to diversity.

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    Women in Tech

    When it comes to careers in technology, the gender paradox persists. At a time when the tech sector outpaces the employment market, only 16% of the UK’s technology workforce is female. Yet women can hack, code, design, engineer, mentor, lead, innovate and be all-around amazing. We want to tap into this potential by inspiring more women to excel in tech careers. It's time to debug the gender gap!

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    Ethnic Diversity

    London’s diversity is one of the strongest attributes of its

    overall make-up. Our city offers a multiculturalism that is unique to almost any other global hub and we must therefore embrace it. Birkbeck, one of the most ethnically diverse universities in the UK, is in a privileged position to be at the forefront of celebrating and further investing in the capital’s multicultural population. The Work Readiness Programme gives us a pretty good reason to do so!  

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    People with Disabilities 

    The workplace is changing. With businesses looking to create a more agile workforce and untapped talent looking for work, there has never been a better time for employers to be positive about disability and to profit from the unique skills and attributes of disabled people.

     

  • Events & Calendar

    The Work Readiness Programme will be back in October 2016. 

  • Blog

    Thoughts, reflections, testimonials & more. 

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  • Opportunities

    Take on a challenge. 

    Worthwhile is an organisation that creates career paths for young professionals in the social impact sector. The Graduate Scheme facilitates meaningful work placements for grads with small, ambitious social impact organisations. Rolling applications until June 2016. 

    With various opportunities available in technology, business, consulting, design and sales, you don't need to be a techie to apply to one of the world's most vibrant tech companies. Be an IBMer! Ongoing Applications - apply early.

    Ticketmaster Technology Internships are fixed term assignments for 52 weeks, starting Summer 2016, focused with providing engineering internship experiences. Based from the Technology hub in London, you’ll work within Database, Network and Automation/Systems Engineering functions, having the opportunity to grow within a structured framework and working with a team of talented engineering professionals. When applying please select referral source ‘Contacted by Recruitment Team’. Apply by April 15. 

    Apply for a truly unique Graduate programme, that brings together two of the UK's leading charities. This is an outstanding opportunity to move into a career within the charity sector. You’ll benefit from a jointly delivered development programme designed by Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation. Uniquely, you’ll get to work for both charities, doubling your experience and exposure to the sector.

    You will work in a variety of teams including Policy, Public Affairs, Fundraising, and Marketing. The work will be varied. You’ll be assigned a range of short and long term projects, taking ownership on some, supporting on others and there will be a focus on research and analysis.

    This role is for you if you graduated last year, or you are due to graduate in 2016 with:

    • Minimum of a 2.1 degree
    • GCSE Maths and English at ‘C’ grade or above
    Apply here by Monday May 9th. 
  • Resources

    All you need to hustle your career. 

    Discover Opportunities with the Most Exciting Companies 

    Craft offers a new way to find professional opportunities at the most innovative companies. The website organises thousands of high-quality companies by Sector and Curated lists, with advanced filtering, by size, stage and location; and in-depth profiles on each company including job openings, teams, locations, news, KPIs and other insights.

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    Get Hired. Love your Job. 

    Birkbeck is excited to partner with Glassdoor - the world's most transparent career community that is changing the way people find opportunities.
    Glassdoor holds a growing database of 8 million company reviews, salary reports, interview questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more. Unlike other sites, all of this information is entirely shared by those who know a company best - the employees - offering information on what it's really like to work or interview there according to employees, and how much you could earn.
    Birkbeck and Glassdoor are now proud to offer students free and unlimited access to Glassdoor.com career resources.

    Learn, Practice, Get Hired! 

    Fluency gives you access to tools and opportunities to educate yourself and gain vital employability skills. Their free online micro-courses in the most sought-after industry subjects, range from Intro to HTML and Intro to Google Analytics to Digital Marketing and Digital Employability.

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