Student hacks: Develop your employability

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View all of our ‘Develop your employability’ student hacks below.

Be like Hilda

Hilda says “The internship gave me an opportunity to learn a huge amount about sustainability and ethics in the IT industry, something I wasn’t aware of before, but hope will add to my employability.” Find out about other students’ experiences and how to find your own sustainability internship or placement here.

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Be a Future Professional

Whether your ambition is to become a Film Maker, Nurse, or Computer Scientist – sustainability is increasingly critical for all future professionals and all sectors. Get up to speed in one of our Future Professionals workshops.

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Make local connections

It is estimated that as many as 70% of job seekers find their position through contacts. Find projects that benefit the local area.

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Give your career the edge

87% of organisations across a range of sectors look for the ability to inspire change for sustainability. Boost your experience, try one of our sustainability internships

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Think Future

Your future and the planet’s. Reflect on the skills you’ve gained so far and think about the examples you could give at interview. Need some help? Visit the Future Plan portal.

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Get recognition

Sign up to the Gloucestershire Employability Award. It’s easy to find opportunities to meet the criteria. Find out about our Sustainability Internship Programme, volunteering or workshops that give your career an edge.

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Fun and flexible way to boost your CV, build your confidence and expand your networks. Check out the SU volunteering pages or Volunteering Gloucestershire.

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