Careers Information for Students

CV Assistance

A CV is a concise summary of your qualifications, skills and experience. It is a key marketing document that is often your first opportunity to get that interview! Unfortunately, busy employers receive a large number of CVs and may only spend 30 seconds reviewing each one in order to shortlist, so your CV needs to make a good impression.

While there isn’t one way to write a CV, remember that the key objective is to make it easy for the employer to see how you meet their requirements. Ensure your CV does 
just that by having a clear and professional format, tailored to the specific job and 
providing evidence of relevant skills and qualities.

How do I write a CV and why do I need one?

Writing a CV

Follow the link giving advice and guidance on writing a CV. (CV Template)

Follow the link to have a go at filling out the CV proforma. (CV Proforma)

Jobs and Careers Links

Jobs4U Bulletin
Current local vacancies and guidance
Local area prospectus
The Guardian’s interactive university league table guide
Information on options after you leave school.

Not sure on next steps?
A-Z of all things careers from jobs to apply to a job
This website allows you to explore what you could do with your degree

Apprenticeship Links
National Apprenticeship Guide
The apprenticeship Guide

The Benefits of Taking a Gap Year: Life-Changing Experiences

A gap year acts as a time-out—traditionally taken in between or after studies—to recharge and prepare for your next steps in life. For young people, taking a gap year is rapidly gaining popularity; Some schools even encourage their students to make time for self-development. One of the ways to do this is by taking a gap year. Several testimonies have demonstrated the advantages of taking a gap year, both individually and professionally. If you’re still undecided, let us convince you why you should spend a year abroad.

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