Employability

When your time at University comes to an end and you are applying for graduate roles, it’s important to be able to demonstrate that you are employable.

We want to make sure that when you move on from us you are fully equipped with a range of skills to present in future applications and interviews and, with that, below we have listed those skills we have identified as core competencies which are essential in order to stand out to employers:

 

 

Organisation

Communication

Team Work

Learning and Adaptability

Leadership

Perseverance and Initiative

Commercial Awareness

Problem Solving

 


 

Prefer to look at something visual? Click here to see our Employability infographic


The Skills Log

 

Your Skills Log is a space for you to log your hours, develop your skills and see a history of all your extra-curricular activity. The Students’ Union will automatically input information about any roles or training you undertake with us and you can add in any other experience to build up your profile under the ‘Roles’ and ‘Training’ tabs.

Your Skills Log is a summary of everything you have done and can include work experience, volunteering, paid work, training and eLearning, which you can log hours for on the ‘Hours’ tab. Your ‘Skills Summary’ allows you to see all the Employability Skills you have developed and the ‘Star Ratings’ tab will help you measure up your skills against each other!

All of this information forms a document for you to download and use at any time!

By logging your experiences you are awarded stars for each of the employability skills you have demonstrated. As you gain more and more stars, you will reach different levels which will be highlighted in your employability review. These are:

  • Bronze level = 3 stars
  • Silver level = 4 stars
  • Gold level = 5 stars


Employability drop-in sessions

Every Thursday, 1-4pm @ Careers & Employability Centre

Come and have a chat with the Employability Team from your SU about the Skills Log and the opportunities we have on offer to help you improve your employability!