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Undergraduates receive expert advice on how to enhance their attractiveness to future employers


Undergraduates at the Hugh Baird University Centre got the opportunity to enhance their employability skills by taking part in a Careers and Employability workshop led by an industry expert.

The workshop was created for students to learn more about the process involved when applying for graduate jobs and employment after University. Gary Douglas, a Career Advisor at Liverpool John Moores University who led the workshop, gave the students expert techniques and advice on ways to enhance their attractiveness to future employers.

During the workshop, Gary talked to the students about the process involved when applying for employment such as; CV writing, completing application forms, career planning and career options. All of which are key when applying for employment post university and are essential when applying for the competitive graduate jobs. Gary also explained the further Higher Educational Postgraduate options that are available to our students such as, internships and top-up degrees.

Gary Douglas, from Liverpool John Moores University said:

The Careers and Employability workshop was a fantastic event that I was delighted to be a part of. The workshop gave the students’ knowledge and a real insight into what is expected of them in the world of work after University, alongside advising of the post graduate opportunities available to them. It is always great to work alongside Hugh Baird University Centre and I wish the students well in their future careers.

Speaking following the Careers and Employability workshop Colette Mawdsley, Dean of Higher Education at the Hugh Baird University Centre, said:

As a University Centre we are passionate about ensuring our undergraduates are equipped with all the knowledge and skills available to assist them when applying for employment. Career readiness is an integral part of our ethos at the University Centre and workshops like this one enhance this further. Having Gary come in and speak to the students from John Moores was a brilliant experience for our students. Students will be able to put into practice the advice and techniques Gary gave during the workshop as some of our students are prepare to leave University in the upcoming months.

The workshop builds on our fantastic relationship with John Moores University and I would personally like to thank Gary and John Moores for supporting our event and giving up their time to help prepare our undergraduates for the world of work, here at the Hugh Baird University Centre.

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