IT’S A tough world for graduates and the Careers & Employability service at Coventry University is busy trying to organize placements and internships for students leaving the safety of full time education.
Between the 3rd and 4th of December National and International companies will be showcasing their businesses in Coventry Universities Sports Centre as part of the 2009 Employer Fair.
BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Severn Trent and University Hospital are a handful of the large local businesses that will be attending as well as Ericsson who recently announced 700 job cuts at its Coventry site and General Motors whose two British factories face an uncertain future, both companies British contingent is struggling in the face of the global economic crisis however they will both be at the employer fair looking to invest in future talent.
Following the Prime Ministers announcement of the new Graduate Internship scheme, which will provide employers with £100 per week to cover intern’s costs, businesses are taking every opportunity to dip their toe into the graduate talent pool.
Students can get face time with prospective employers, leave a CV, find out about how to apply for a job and form those all in important however a proportionally low number of students are taking advantage of these employability events.
For students interested in attending and finding out about work placements, graduate jobs, travel opportunities etc there are a few important steps to take before the day. Dress smart, read up about the company and prepare a CV, essentially the three key skills graduates will need to learn as they enter a highly competitive ‘recession’ job market.
Employer Fair – Friday 4 December, University Sports Centre, 10-3:30, open to all years
For further information, please direct students to the CU portal, careers and employability, careers events calendar: