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26th October: Careers events for disabled students interested in banking

With so many career options to consider, deciding what you want to do can be overwhelming and confusing. For individuals with a disability or long term health condition this can be even more challenging as you consider how you are going to manage your disability in the workplace.

‘Getting investment banking’ is a uniquely interactive event designed to provide undergraduates with disabilities and long-term health conditions an insight into the true nature of the opportunities available within investment banking and the support that can be provided.

This event is for anyone with concerns that their potential to develop an exciting and rewarding career might be compromised by the fact that they have a disability or long term health condition – visible or otherwise. Or that the kind of long hours, pressures and travel we typically associate with life at a top investment bank, may present a barrier.

The event is aimed at first and second year students who are graduating in 2019 and 2020. You may be interested in a career in investment banking and want to find out more. Alternatively, you may not think that investment banking is for you, but are prepared to keep an open mind.

If you are worried about telling a future employer about your disability and the support you may require this event will help reassure you. One of the key objectives of Getting Investment Banking is to take an honest look at the issue of disclosure. The event will explore the responsibilities of both employer and employee to ensure that any necessary reasonable adjustments are put in place.

To find out more and register your interest please click here

Posted on: 20th Sep 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, Disabled, Fairs and events, General careers information

Work Readiness 2017

Join Manchester Digital for this event on November 15th! Work Readiness aims to inspire students to look ahead, seek the next opportunity and develop new skills to prepare for life in the workplace, as well as helping them to meet potential employers, discover the range of career options open to them and plan their future. It will also give businesses the chance to talk about the skills and qualities they look for when recruiting.

This one day event is open to students from across the North West who are eager to develop their workplace skills. There are 400 places available and tickets are free of charge. There are also a number of sponsorship opportunities; please contact to discuss these further. Find out more and register for the event here.

Posted on: 7th Jul 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, Fairs and events, General careers information, Jobs

Bank of England – Disability Confident Insight Day Wednesday 12th July, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Bank of England – Disability Confident Insight Day

Are you interested in banking? Do you have a disability/health issue?

The Bank of England is hosting a Disability Confident Insight Day on Wednesday 12th July

  • Gain insight into Bank of England
  • Gain tips on the recruitment process
  • Meet graduates and other Bank of England employees

300+ UCAS are required however, as stated on the website, mitigating circumstances will be taken into consideration.  If you do not have 300+ UCAS point however are on target for a 2.1 honours or above, your application will be welcome.

This event will be held at the Bank of England offices in Threadneedle Street, London

To apply for a place on this event please submit the application form which can be found at:

You may need to register on the My Plus Students’ Club site to apply, but registration is free and this is a great website for students with disabilities.

Posted on: 22nd Jun 2017 - Part of: Accountancy, Business, Careers, Disabled, Fairs and events, Financial, Management

Quick Queries Careers Forum – 19th – 30th June 2017

The OU Careers and Employability Services are running a Quick Queries Careers Forum to support you in thinking about and planning your next careers steps.


The forum will run from Monday 19th to Friday 30th June 2017 and it’s your chance to: 

  • ask us questions about career ideas, work experience and future options;

  • share your own experience, tips and suggestions with other students; and

  • if you are not sure about which career path to take at this stage or feel uncertain of the best way forward then join us on the forum so we can support you in getting started.


Please join us by accessing the forum from the following link:


Careers and Employability Services

Posted on: 9th Jun 2017 - Part of: Accountancy, Arts, Business, Careers, Charities, Competition, CV, Disabled, Engineering, England, Environment, Fairs and events, Financial, Forums, General careers information, Graduate, Health & Social Care, Internships, Ireland, IT, Jobs, Languages, Law, Management, Maths, Media, Northern Ireland, Online forums, Postgraduate, Psychology, Recruitment, Research, Science, Scotland, Social work, Teaching, Volunteering, Wales, Women, Work experience, Working Abroad

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services – ‘Your Future in Finance: Employability Workshops’ – 8th & 14th June 2017

The National Skills Academy for Financial Services

Your Future in Finance – Employability Workshops – 8th and 14th June 2017

  • Are you looking for a job when you graduate this summer?
  • Would you like to work in financial services in the City or South East?
  • Would you like support and help researching job and apprenticeship opportunities, completing an application form and preparing for interview?

If the answer to these questions is “yes” sign up to join one of the workshops in June where you will experience practical help and support, all at no cost to you!

The Your Future in Finance Employability Project aims to help unemployed individuals who have the key skills to work in the financial services sector but who have been unable to secure paid employment due to a range of barriers. This could include access to employers, background, a career break or confidence levels.

  • Thursday 8th June, 10:30 – 12:00: ‘Written Communication’ workshop
  • Wednesday 14th June, 10:30 – 12:00 – ‘Verbal Communication’ workshop

Please contact Ben Rogers () to register your interest and sign up for an employability workshop.  Visit for more details.



Posted on: 2nd Jun 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, CV, England, Fairs and events, Financial, General careers information, Graduate, Jobs, Recruitment, Social Media, Work experience

Entrepreneur opportunities!

Are you an OU student living in Wales aged 18-30? Do you want to develop your entrepreneurial skills? Check out our website for further details and to get involved at You can also find out about and join our upcoming events and webinars here:

Posted on: 31st May 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, Fairs and events, General careers information, Wales, Webinars

Free presentation for OU students on developing your brand

“Your personal brand is what people say about you when you are not in the room.” (Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon). Industry specialists Work Ready Graduates are offering a free presentation to OU students on developing your brand. This presentation contains tips from brand experts, interviews with key recruiters like Facebook, Disney and EY, and you can get a CPD certificate on completion. To download your free copy please visit

Posted on: 30th May 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, General careers information, Recruitment

Foreign Policy Summer School Conference 2017

The Foreign Policy Summer School is designed for entry-level young professionals in foreign policy and students of social sciences related courses, or those intending to study them. The standard cost of registration ranges from £450 for those registering after 14th April, or at a special offer price of £100 for those registering before 14th April 2017.

The Conference aims to identify and assist the next generation in foreign policy by providing them with the knowledge and skills expected by practitioners for entry into this elite discipline. Certificates of completion will be presented at the end of the Conference to delegates who fully attend.

The 2017 Conference runs from 19th-22nd June 2017, and will focus on the topic of Security Threats: Foreign and Domestic

Application and registration can be made via the website at

Posted on: 11th Apr 2017 - Part of: Business, Fairs and events, General careers information, Science

Win the Green Challenge Postgraduate Scholarship 2017!

PP Green Challenge

Do you have an innovative business idea that could reduce carbon emissions? Then apply now to WIN A POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP* worth up to £20,000 in 2017.



Visit to find out more – but be quick, applications close on Monday 27th March 2017, 5pm.


You can download the Guidelines, FAQs and Application Form from here

For further details and to watch a video of last year’s winners, please visit: Postcode Earth Trust


Watch the VIDEO




* The competition is a unique funding opportunity offering students the chance to win a scholarship that will help to develop knowledge related to their idea (‘green-themed’ business concept) of up to £20,000 to cover their postgraduate degree tuition fees.

Posted on: 23rd Mar 2017 - Part of: Business, Charities, Competition, Environment, Funding, General careers information, Postgraduate, Science

NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme

The NHS multi award winning Graduate Management Training Scheme is currently open for applications.  With opportunities available in Finance, General Management, Health Analysis, Health Informatics, Human Resources & Policy Strategy, you can use the ‘Match Me Tool’ to discover which scheme is the right one for you.

For more information please follow the link. 

Applications close 11.00 am 24th March.



Posted on: 14th Mar 2017 - Part of: Business, Careers, General careers information, Graduate, Health & Social Care, Management