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.”

  • Top Tips for CVs, Cover Letters and Applications
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    13:00 Fri 09 Jun 2023
    Online
  • Top Tips for Interview and Assessment Centre Success
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    17:00 Mon 12 Jun 2023
    Online
  • Top Tips for Interview Success
    Our innovative ‘Top Tips’ sessions are designed to give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
    11:00 Tue 13 Jun 2023
    Teaching and Learning Building 109
  • LES Careers Team Drop-in
    Careers drop-in session specifically for all students in the College of Life & Environmental Sciences.
    12:30 Tue 13 Jun 2023
    Teaching and Learning Building 109
  • Application Drop-ins with Careers Network
    Get application advice and guidance from the Careers Network Team
    12:00 Wed 14 Jun 2023
    Teaching and Learning Building - M218

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

Careers support in your College

Postgraduate careers support

International careers support

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U21 & PwC Innovation Challenge

Description
The Universitas 21 & PwC Innovation Challenge is open to all postgraduate students studying with the University of Birmingham. The competition challenges you to apply your knowledge to 'real-world' situations and reflect on your own experiences.

UK Employer Panel Part 1: Video Transcript

Description
This panel event features employers and recruiters from the UK talking specifically about how to go about finding the right role in the UK, and how the recruitment and selection process might differ from elsewhere in the world. The companies on the panel were KPMG and Student Circus.

UK Employer Panel Part 2: Video Transcript

Description
Part Two: This panel event features employers and recruiters from the UK talking specifically about how to go about finding the right role in the UK, and how the recruitment and selection process might differ from elsewhere in the world. The companies on the panel were KPMG and Student Circus.

UK Rush Productions

Description
UK Rush Productions is a digital communications company who provide cutting edge video content for businesses. The business was created by founders, Qingyun Li and Junyi Gong.

ukrabbit Ltd

Description
UKRabbit Ltd is a start-up business created by University of Birmingham graduate Bella (Jinjie) Hu. The business aims to help International students in the UK providing a welcome service and marketing service for trusted operators.

Undergraduates: gain research experience

Description
Learn about some of the ways that you can develop research skills as an undergraduate.

Unigreenscheme - Michael McLeod

Description
Unigreenscheme is an asset resale business created by Michael McLeod which works closely with UK universities and the scientific industry to reduce waste and provide an environmental solution to equipment disposal, through reselling.

Unity Trust Bank

Description
Unity is a specialist business bank with a difference. Unity supports SMEs and organisations that share its values in wanting to contribute to positive economic, social and environmental change.

University College Birmingham

Description
With more than 7,500 students, University College Birmingham today is unrecognisable from the small Victorian classes where it all started.
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