Graduate employment workshops now open to final year undergraduate students

Published: 25 March 2010 at 16:24

Final year undergraduates from all universities welcome

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A series of regional workshops being staged by Anglia Ruskin University to help graduates who are struggling to find employment, will now be open to final year undergraduate students to help them prepare for graduation.

The free one-day workshop covers skills assessment, CVs, applications, job search and networking and gives attendees the chance to improve their interview techniques. People leave the workshop with an action plan and signposting to relevant graduate support. 100% of past delegates who attended the workshop September 2009 – January 2010, found the workshop relevant to them as graduates and that it related to the current job market.

Rosie Jones, a graduate from the University of East London attended a recent workshop, said:

"The interview section was brilliant, very informative and the CV section was also very good. The fact the presenters were very lively and interesting made the workshop excellent."

Delivered by a team of university careers and employability advisers, the workshops are free to people who have graduated since May 2008 and final year undergraduates who are currently living in the East of England.

The next Chelmsford workshop is on Tuesday 13 April 2010, 10am – 4pm. To book a place can call 0845 196 3177 or send an email to surviveandthrive@anglia.ac.uk specifying the date and location of the preferred workshop.

The workshops have been organised by Anglia Ruskin University’s Survive and Thrive team which aims to help businesses and individuals adapt to the radically changed economic conditions. Also on offer to graduates is a paid Graduate Internship Scheme. The scheme helps graduates gain valuable work experience and develop professional work-based skills which compliment their qualifications and improve their CVs.

For further information about the employability workshops or the internships visit www.anglia.ac.uk/surviveandthrive and click on For Graduates, or email surviveandthrive@anglia.ac.uk