Employability Challenge Week

How do you get the skills that employers want – and then prove that you've got them? Our new twice-yearly Employability Challenge events give all of our students two whole weeks to develop and demonstrate their employability and are the perfect place to hone those crucial skills.

Employability Challenge Week
Monday 29 Feb - Friday 4 Mar 2016

A week totally devoted to giving you a head start in the job market. Lectures and seminars will continue as normal. 

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Gain essential skills for the future

We want to give you every chance to gain the skills and experiences to make you stand out from the crowd. All the activities and events are designed to build your skills in four key areas.

Career Development

Activities will include:

  • CV workshop
  • Mock assessment centre
  • Psychometric tests
  • Interview processes

Entrepreneurship thinking

You will learn about:

  • Negotiating
  • Delegating
  • Leadership
  • Commercial awareness.

Effective Communication Skills

You will build skills in:

  • Speaking and listening
  • Body language
  • Networking
  • Building rapport.

Professionalism in the workplace

You will gain:

  • Organisation and time management skills
  • An appreciation of constructive criticism
  • Self-reliance
  • Confidence and Assertiveness

During the week, you can also take the opportunity to meet employers at our Business Recruitment Fair or put yourself to the test with a whole range of business games and simulations, including a Dragons' Den challenge.

Previous activities hosted:

*Activities lined up for the February 2016 ECW are to be confirmed 
Think Share Create
Passport to Practice
Psychometric Testing Practice Workshop
Employability Overseas
CV Workshop
CV Drop In
Careers Twitter takeover
Make yourself employable
Preparing for Capgemini Mock Assessment
The road to graduate employment
Capgemini Mock Assessment centre
Business and Finance Fair
Mock Assessment Centre
Networking Game
How to Ace your interview
Volunteering in UK and Abroad
Negotiating Skills
The skills for entrepreneurial leaders
Register for Employability Challenge Week
Employability Challenge Week
Monday 29 Feb - Friday 4 Mar 2016

Student Testimonials

Previous ECW Winners

If you have any questions in the meantime feel free to email ecw@bcu.ac.uk and a member of staff will be in contact shortly.