Work Experience or No Work Experience – What Is It to Be?

According to the latest High Fliers report, top employers plan to hire 18,306 graduates in 2013, some 2.7% more than last year.

More interesting for us as a Careers and Employability department, however, is the stance that employers have took on ‘employability’. Having surveyed the top 100 employers in the UK, the study highlights the increasing importance of work experience and sends a loud school bell warning of no work experience – back of the line, please! Don’t despair, as 80% of these employers have confirmed they will be offering paid work experience to students and graduates in addition to the year-long placements they already have.

Make sure you’re not left behind by being proactive and getting involved in events where you have an opportunity to gain something – whether this is contacts, a work experience opportunity or confidence!  It will help you in the long run. Honest!

Enhance Your Employability Week

DMU Careers and Employability have done just that and put on a whole week of events to help with your career planning.

The EYE Week is open to all DMU students and graduates and includes:

Monday 28th Jan : Frontunners and Unitemps Open Events in the Campus Centre.

Tuesday 29th Jan: Work Experience and Job Fair in the Campus Centre. Explore all your gap year and work experience options.

Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st Jan: The week sees a kick-start of employer presentations, including Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Parenthèse and MyKindaCrowd. All offering opportunities for work experience.

Alongside this, there will be Faculty clinics running in Health and Life Sciences, Technology, Art, Design and Humanities and Business and Law throughout the week to answer any of your queries.

Find out dates, times and locations of events here http://bit.ly/VPrggS

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