Apply for opportunities

Get support with the application process, including CVs, LinkedIn, application forms, interviews and assessment centres.

You have a clear sense of your goals and how to get where you need to go; now all you need to do is to succeed in the selection process. This page will support you in this process.

You might not feel quite ready for the applying stage yet. You could take a look at the content for Planners.

Events for when you are ready to apply

Book an event that will help you to be successful when applying for opportunities. 

Heidi Bartholomew

BA Philosophy, Religion and Ethics graduate

“Birmingham’s Careers Network service is one of the best in the country, and I learnt how to enhance my CV and write a cover letter through workshops and tailored one-to-ones.”

  • Power Up Networking
    ⚡A networking session for students in their early careers to PoWEr Up their careers, connections and confidence! Virtually meet and ask questions to our selection of industry professionals from global companies 🌍
    12:00 Tue 14 Jun 2022
  • ALMP Video Interview Training
    Online training to support students who have been shortlisted for the Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme to prepare for the video interview process.
    14:00 Wed 29 Jun 2022
    Online - see URL listed in event description
  • Transatlantic Student Forum
    This is a unique opportunity to learn more about US culture & politics and the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce (incl. Transatlantic Chamber), as well as discuss global issues with students from Northeastern University (Boston, Massachusetts USA).
    14:00 Wed 29 Jun 2022
    Online - link will be sent in confirmation email or prior to the event
  • Application Process Masterclass
    Get ready to apply with this recruitment process masterclass. This webinar counts towards the Postgraduate Professional Development Award.
    14:00 Thu 30 Jun 2022
    Online - link will be sent in confirmation email or prior to the event
  • Top Tips for using LinkedIn
    Find out how to create your profile and learn top tips to get you ahead when using this social media tool in your job search.
    12:00 Fri 01 Jul 2022

Application and recruitment support

Make the most of your application with our support on Careers Connect. Whether you are applying for an internship, a part-time role or a graduate job, get started creating your CV and cover letter, improve your application and personal statement, prepare for interviews and assessment centres and practise psychometric tests.

Access videos, workshops, LinkedIn Learning and more. Work through these bitesize activities in your own time and feel free to revisit activites again. 

Application and recruitment support on Careers Connect

You can also access our application support content through our webpages below. 

LinkedIn support 

LinkedIn is a professional networking site and your online CV.

Over 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find talent and to do more research on candidates, so presenting yourself professionally online has never been more important.

Create a positive online image with our LinkedIn support.

Digital resource hub

Access our careers services 24/7 at a time that suits you with our digital resource hub  – get your CV checked, practise answering interview questions, learn a new skill to get job-ready, or explore sectors you might like to work in.

Employer profiles and job opportunities 

Search for internships, work experience and graduate opportunities on Careers Connect.

New vacancies are added daily so we recommend creating alerts for relevant roles so you don't miss out. 

Resources

Not found what you're looking for?

A quick guide to a CV for a PhD application

Description
Whilst it may include a lot of the same information, a CV for a PhD can be slightly different from a CV for a graduate job. This page describes some key things to consider when writing a CV for a PhD application.

Aaron Lakhanpal

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Video story from Aaron Lakhanpal, a 2021 Biomedical Sciences graduate who took part in Alumni Leadership Mentoring Scheme. Aaron was mentored by Professor Alan Boyd.

About Careers Network

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Find out about Careers Network, the University's careers and employability department.

About Reverse Mentoring

Description
Reverse mentoring is one of many innovative activities being piloted as part of Transformation West Midlands, funded by the Office of Students, to make a positive change to the West Midlands region, increasing opportunities of local jobs for local graduates.

About the Access to Your Career (A2C) Scheme

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About the Access to your Career (A2C) Scheme, providing exclusive guidance and opportunities designed to support students from less advantaged backgrounds.

About The Birmingham Project

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A description about The Birmingham Project, a project aimed a first year undergraduates.

About the Personal Skills Award (PSA)

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About the Personal Skills Award at the University of Birmingham

About the Professional Development Module

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Information regarding the Professional Development Module within the College of Social Sciences.

About Transformation West Midlands (TWM)

Description
Transformation West Midlands is an OfS funded project between University of Birmingham, Newman University and University College Birmingham, to support local students and graduates into local employment by building a diverse graduate talent pipeline for West Midlands employers.

Academia

Description
A career in academia usually means a combination of research, teaching and administration (depending on your post and institution).
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