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Every year, the Careers Centre provides a professional and extensive programme of career development workshops and on campus recruitment events. There really is something for everyone, whatever stage you are at.

For example, one of Headstart workshops could help you...

  • Gain an insight into potential career areas, whether that be teaching, business, public sector etc.
  • Get some top tips on getting into various jobs, usually from the recruiters themselves.
  • Practise psychometric assessment tests.
  • Learn to make your job applications stand out via skills workshops run by graduate recruiters.

As well as Headstart, there's the opportunity to speak to a selection of the 80+ employers who attend our high profile Careers and Placements Fair held on campus every October - see our Careers Fairs page for more information on these events.

Explore, Grow, Compete...

Each event is themed depending on the stage you are at in your career development:

  • Explore: sessions exploring various career options, often featuring panel speakers sharing expertise and experience of their area.
  • Grow: sessions to assist career development, employability and personal literacy skills.
  • Compete: sessions to gain specific information on employment and development opportunities.

Booking a place

Below you will find a summary of the next 50 events by theme - click on the title to view the full event description on My Jobs Online, where you'll also be able to view events further into the future. Please also take a moment to read our attendance policy. If you require any special arrangements to access our workshops or any of our services, please don't hesitate to contact us.

What's on

Event bookings open 14 days before an event is due to take place.

All events

  • PWC-Employability, Personal Brand

    24-Oct-2014
    This employability session looks at your personal brand and how you can best represent yourself, with particular focus on the link between your personal brand and employability and the [...] Read more »

  • Explore: Careers in the Public Sector

    27-Oct-2014
    Come and find out about the graduate pathways into organisations such as the Civil Service, NHS and Local Government, and when and how to apply.
    [...] Read more »

  • Top tips for the Careers Fair - Talking to Employers

    27-Oct-2014
    The Careers and Placement Fair (11am-3pm on Wednesday 29th October), sponsored by PwC, is the University’s biggest careers event of the year. The fair is for all students in all years – [...] Read more »

  • Networking for the Nervous

    28-Oct-2014
    Does the thought of walking into a room of people you don’t know – and having to talk to someone – bring you out in a cold sweat? Want some tips on how to approach people, so that you no [...] Read more »

  • RED Award Completion Session

    28-Oct-2014 17:00
    The final step to completing the RED Award for those students who have completed 50 hours of extra-curricular activities. Book via RISIS to attend.
    [...] Read more »

  • Careers and Placement Fair

    29-Oct-2014
    For all years and disciplines, this is our largest recruitment event of the year. Graduate opportunities, placements, courses and volunteering all under one roof.Bring your CV to review in [...] Read more »

  • Explore: Law for non-lawyers

    30-Oct-2014
    Around 50% of legal vacancies are filled by non-law graduates. This session will outline what’s available and what you need to do to get in.
    [...] Read more »

  • No career ideas? Where to start!

    30-Oct-2014
    Pondering your career options, but don’t know where to start? This session will provide you with the tools and information to get you going with some initial career choices. Whatever your [...] Read more »

  • Fast Stream - Human Resources Profession, presentation

    31-Oct-2014
    The Civil Service has a 420,000-strong workforce, made up of people from diverse backgrounds and representing almost every skill and profession.The Human Resouces (HR) Profession makes a [...] Read more »

  • Prepare for the Law Careers Fair

    03-Nov-2014
    The Law Careers Fair on Wednesday 5 November (Palmer Building, 2pm-4pm) is a great opportunity to meet relevant firms, find out more about the opportunities on offer and gain information and [...] Read more »

  • Discover what makes you tick - MBTI

    04-Nov-2014
    Have you ever wondered why you can’t stand your best friend when you have to work in a team together? Learning about what makes you tick is the first step when choosing a career that is [...] Read more »

  • Assessment Centre Exercise: Group task - led by Network Rail

    04-Nov-2014
    Do you know what employers are looking for in Group Exercise activities?  Think it's all about being the "leader"?  Think again!  If you want to dispel the myths and learn the truth, then [...] Read more »

  • Law Careers Fair

    05-Nov-2014
    Ever thought of a career in law?Come and explore your options with law firms, course providers and advisory services.If you are a law student:In talking to firms you can find out more about [...] Read more »

  • CV workshop

    05-Nov-2014
    Brief Description: Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job? Perhaps you haven’t looked at your CV in a while and are unsure of how to update [...] Read more »

  • Teamwork and Leadership session - led by the Army

    06-Nov-2014 10:00
    Teamwork and leadership skills are assessed by the vast majority of employers, and these are some of the areas Reading graduates can sometimes struggle with at interviews and assessment [...] Read more »

  • Assessment Centre Skills led by Mondelez

    07-Nov-2014
    Are you applying for graduate schemes and graduate jobs which use assessment centres as part of their recruitment process? Not sure what an assessment centre is or how they work?This workshop [...] Read more »

  • Online tests: Numerical and Critical thinking

    10-Nov-2014
    Psychometric tests are a key part of the application process for many graduate roles. Come to this session to find out what psychometric tests actually are and how you can perform at your [...] Read more »

  • Developing commercial awareness as an employability skill - led by PwC

    10-Nov-2014 17:00
    What is ‘commercial awareness’ and why do graduate recruiters keep saying they’re looking for candidates who have it? Most importantly, how on earth do you get it?!Don’t let a lack of [...] Read more »

  • Assessment Centre Skills - led by EY

    11-Nov-2014
    Current staff at Ernst and Young will be on campus to help you learn more about EY’s Graduate Recruitment process. They’ll share their experiences and tips on how to succeed at assessment [...] Read more »

  • Teach First presentation

    11-Nov-2014
    The link between low family income and poor educational attainment is greater in the UK than in almost any other developed country. But it doesn’t have to be this way.  We are creating, [...] Read more »

  • CV workshop

    11-Nov-2014
    Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job? Perhaps you haven’t looked at your CV in a while and are unsure of how to update it effectively. Gain [...] Read more »

  • Assessment Centre Exercise: Individual Case Studies - led by Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    12-Nov-2014
    Case studies are often used as exercises within assessment centres: candidates are given a set of papers relating to a particular situation and asked to make recommendations in a brief [...] Read more »

  • Interview skills

    12-Nov-2014
    Have an interview coming up? Thinking about applying for jobs and know that this will be something you need to do? The key to a successful interview is preparation – this is your chance to [...] Read more »

  • Morrisons - graduate opportunities

    12-Nov-2014
    Morrisons investment in future leaders is both genuine and generous. If you’ve got the leadership skills, passion, integrity and drive to make things happen, then you could join our [...] Read more »

  • Explore: Management Consultancy (hosted by Young Management Consultancies Association)

    12-Nov-2014
    The Careers Centre has joined up with the Young Management Consultancies Association to provide you with the opportunity to find out more about a career in management consulting, presented by [...] Read more »

  • Explore: Careers in Finance for non-finance students

    13-Nov-2014
    The finance sector is one of the largest recruiting areas for graduates; most roles do not require you to have a finance degree. This session will provide an overview of the main career [...] Read more »

  • Tackling Nerves at Interviews

    13-Nov-2014
    If the thought of an interview gives you sleepless nights then this is the session for you! Practical advice will be given on how to do well at interviews and how to keep those nerves under [...] Read more »

  • CV Workshop

    13-Nov-2014 13:00
    Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job? Perhaps you haven’t looked at your CV in a while and are unsure of how to update it [...] Read more »

  • USA Summer Camp presentation

    17-Nov-2014
    Spend your summer having fun all day, every day. So, you’re over 18, you’re ready to travel over the pond and, most of all, want to have an UNBELIEVABLE summer. Look no further as this [...] Read more »

  • CV Workshop

    17-Nov-2014 13:00
    Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job? Perhaps you haven’t looked at your CV in a while and are unsure of how to update it [...] Read more »

  • Explore: Careers in Retail

    18-Nov-2014
    Only thought about retail opportunities when you’ve been looking for part-time work? Think again! The retail industry offers a whole range of exciting, challenging and well-paid graduate [...] Read more »

  • Using social media for to find work experience, internships and graduate jobs

    18-Nov-2014
    Finding a placement or work experience opportunity might not be the first thing that jumps into your mind when sending a tweet! This session will help you learn how. We’ll also demonstrate [...] Read more »

  • "Brand You" - selling yourself in person led by Enterprise Rent-A-Car

    18-Nov-2014
    What is personal branding and how can it help you to stand out from the crowd? How do some people manage to always leave a great impression? Come to this session to find out more about how to [...] Read more »

  • CV Workshop

    18-Nov-2014 17:00
    Want to improve your chances of getting an interview for that internship or graduate job? Perhaps you haven’t looked at your CV in a while and are unsure of how to update it [...] Read more »

  • LinkedIn Lab - led by FDM

    20-Nov-2014
    Come along to this interactive, practical workshop to learn how to make your LinkedIn profile help you get your dream job. In this session we will cover:• How to put together a profile [...] Read more »

  • CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) - Information Stand

    20-Nov-2014 10:00
    Visit the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants info stand. A representative will be on hand to answer any questions you may have and there will be lots of literature available [...] Read more »

Details of all upcoming events can be found at http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/events/

Explore

Details of all upcoming events can be found at http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/events/

Grow

Details of all upcoming events can be found at http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/events/

Compete

  • PWC-Employability, Personal Brand

    24-Oct-2014
    This employability session looks at your personal brand and how you can best represent yourself, with particular focus on the link between your personal brand and employability and the [...] Read more »

  • Careers and Placement Fair

    29-Oct-2014
    For all years and disciplines, this is our largest recruitment event of the year. Graduate opportunities, placements, courses and volunteering all under one roof.Bring your CV to review in [...] Read more »

  • Fast Stream - Human Resources Profession, presentation

    31-Oct-2014
    The Civil Service has a 420,000-strong workforce, made up of people from diverse backgrounds and representing almost every skill and profession.The Human Resouces (HR) Profession makes a [...] Read more »

  • Prepare for the Law Careers Fair

    03-Nov-2014
    The Law Careers Fair on Wednesday 5 November (Palmer Building, 2pm-4pm) is a great opportunity to meet relevant firms, find out more about the opportunities on offer and gain information and [...] Read more »

  • Assessment Centre Exercise: Group task - led by Network Rail

    04-Nov-2014
    Do you know what employers are looking for in Group Exercise activities?  Think it's all about being the "leader"?  Think again!  If you want to dispel the myths and learn the truth, then [...] Read more »

  • Law Careers Fair

    05-Nov-2014
    Ever thought of a career in law?Come and explore your options with law firms, course providers and advisory services.If you are a law student:In talking to firms you can find out more about [...] Read more »

  • Teach First presentation

    11-Nov-2014
    The link between low family income and poor educational attainment is greater in the UK than in almost any other developed country. But it doesn’t have to be this way.  We are creating, [...] Read more »

  • Morrisons - graduate opportunities

    12-Nov-2014
    Morrisons investment in future leaders is both genuine and generous. If you’ve got the leadership skills, passion, integrity and drive to make things happen, then you could join our [...] Read more »

Details of all upcoming events can be found at http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/events/

All employer events

Details of all upcoming events can be found at http://www.reading.ac.uk/careers/events/

Attendance - important information

We understand that other priorities, like assignment deadlines, may mean you can no longer make it to one of our events. All we ask is that you tell us by cancelling your booking using My Jobs Online - it only takes a moment to do. This enables us to get an accurate picture of how many students will be there which is important as speakers have often come a long way and given up a lot of their time to come to Reading. Failing to honour a commitment like a workshop booking unfortunately gives them the impression that Reading students as a whole are unprofessional and makes them less likely to target the University in future.

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