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?

Narwhal Innovation

Description
Narwhal Innovation Ltd is a Scientific Technology Transfer Consulting firm created by Zining Wang. Narwhal offers commercialisation consulting services to customers in the UK and China.

Narwhal Innovation

Description
Narwhal Innovation Ltd is a Scientific Technology Transfer Consulting firm created by Zining Wang. Narwhal offers commercialisation consulting services to customers in the UK and China.

Nasio Trust, Musanda (Kenya)

Description
Find out about an internship in Kenya with The Nasio Trust, as part of the University of Birmingham's Global Challenge internship scheme.

NatWest Entrepreneur Pre-Accelerator Programme

Description
Take your business idea further by applying for a place on the Natwest Entrepreneur Pre-Accelerator programme.

NatWest Group's Represent mini-series

Description
Represent is all about all about helping students from diverse backgrounds learn more about NatWest Group and its purpose, with tips and advice on how to start a great career with them.

Networking

Description
Networking is a really important part of the job hunting process in Singapore, as on average, only a third of the nation's job opportunities are publicised online or in printed media.

New Core Support

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New Core

New Eden - Samantha Jambawo

Description
New Eden is a business created by University of Birmingham student, Samantha Jambawo.

New Virtual Employer Events

Description
Careers Network has recently registered with Handshake to gain access to an employer webinar series, including FDM, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, GSK and more.

NextStepSupport.org launches

Description
NextStepSupport.org has been launched today to provide additional support to students regarding employment in light of COVID-19.
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