It’s never too early to think about your future employability! The latest research is telling us that graduate employment prospects are improving, but that the successful applicants will be those with work experience, skills developed through extra-curricular activities, and the ability to sell these to future employers.
The Worcester Award recognises activities and experiences that could contribute towards your future employability, including work experience, SU activities, community involvement, on and off campus sports and societies and work placements. The award is a great way to document any activities you take part in during your time here at the University and help you to identify the skills and attributes that employers are looking for.
What’s more, you may have already done enough to qualify for the award! You can use any activities you have done since starting at the university, meaning you can backdate an extensive range of activities you may be doing, or have done, to use for the award. Also, students from any year can take part, including students on postgraduate courses.
The award will also be recognised on your HEAR, the new degree transcript, which gives you the opportunity to show employers that you went the extra mile at the University of Worcester! In addition, the Worcester Gold Award will provide you with a graduate style interview, resulting in feedback on your performance and tips for the future, giving you a head start over other graduates.
To find out more go to http://www.worc.ac.uk/careers/worcesteraward.htm and pick up your log book from firstpoint from Monday 2nd October. If you cannot get to firstpoint, I can send a log book to you. You can register for the award here.
Also, come along to one of the Worcester Award drop-in sessions, where you can find out more information. These are on 2nd Oct, 3rd Oct, 10th Oct, 11th Oct and 17th Oct. Book your place at www.worc.ac.uk/workshops. You can email me any questions about the Worcester Award at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to meeting you
PS. Thank you if you have already registered for the Worcester Award!