Get into Teaching Fair

Published 16 August 2016 @ 02:09 PM, by Elliot Viles

Get into Teaching Fair

If you are interested in teaching but are unsure about the right path to take, come along to find out about the various routes through which you can become qualified, and how you can engage in volunteering and paid work in schools to improve your chances of getting on a course.

When? Tuesday 4 October 2016

What time? 11:00-14:00

Where? Acre Room, James Graham Building

This careers fair is open to all students, and will feature:

  • PGCE and Schools Direct teacher training providers from across Yorkshire
  • Education recruitment consultancies for paid work in schools
  • Leeds Beckett Students’ Union Volunteering and International Volunteering
  • Application advice sessions
  • Careers consultants on hand to provide help and guidance

Please click here for details of the employers booked so far and full event information. You can also follow us on Twitter @BeckettCareers for updates about the fair.

Part-time Work – Earn while you learn!

Published 12 August 2016 @ 03:03 PM, by Noushin Aslam


When the new academic year starts, finding a part-time job will be a priority for many students. It’s no secret that part-time work is a great way of earning money to help fund your time at university whilst gaining valuable work experience to enhance your CV. Whilst studying you might be looking for a part-time role which may not be in your chosen field or sector but even if the work you do isn’t related to your course or career interests, the transferable skills you gain should help you when the time comes to apply for graduate jobs (even if for some of you this seems a long way off!)

With this in mind, you can’t afford to miss our Part-Time Jobs Fair at Headingley Campus on Wednesday 28th September. Taking place in the Acre Room between 10.30 – 3.30, there will be lots of organisations who want to hire YOU! You’ll have the chance to meet a range of employers and agencies, all with great roles to offer. You can also perfect your CV during the event at our part-time CV clinic.

Click HERE for details of the employers booked so far and full event information. You can also follow uson Twitter @BeckettCareersfor updates about the fair.

As well as coming along on the day, don’t forget there are other things you can do to boost your chances of finding work: - Check MyHubregularly for part-time vacancies - Take a look at our Part-time Jobs careers resource - Make sure your CV is up to scratch and get feedback on it if required

Newly Updated: Health and Social Sciences Careers Resources

Published 20 July 2016 @ 04:57 PM, by Harriet Timmis

We have produced these careers resources specifically for students studying Health and Social Sciences-related courses. Just recently updated, each factsheet has lots of links to help you to find out more about working in these sectors, the career opportunities available and where to look for vacancies.

We hope that you findthem useful - you can email any comments or feedback to

MyHub is home to a wealth of other careers resources. If you are looking to work in areas outside of these industries, we have a range of other course-related information that you might find useful. You can find the full list of subjects (although we are busy writing more!) HERE.

10 reasons why creating a LinkedIn profile, as a student, will help your career

Published 6 May 2016 @ 11:46 AM, by Ben Robertson

Students and recent graduates are the fastest growing demographic using LinkedIn. So, what does this mean for you?

Well,as this is a widely known fact within the LinkedIn community, many graduate recruiters are not only using the platform to post jobs; they’re searching for candidates, building relationships with them and even vetting them prior to an interview!

Here are 10 reasons why it’s time to create your very own LinkedIn profile:

1.You can showcase and evidence your skills, knowledge, work and educational experience and achievements through your LinkedIn profile even including examples of your work in the form of videos, images, documents and presentations.

2.You can use LinkedIn to search and apply for1000s of internships and graduate jobs.

3.Get career inspiration and explore a wide-range of different career paths by using LinkedIn’s Alumni Tool to search for70,000 Leeds Beckett Alumniincluding those who studied your course.

4.You can use LinkedIn to build relationships with people and grow your professional network. Did you know thatup-to 60% of jobsare found through networking?

5.You can become more commercially aware by following the companies and organisations that you are interested in working for.

6.You can keep yourself updated with developments in the industry that you may want to work in by joining groups and finding out what people in those industries are talking about.

7.You can have greater control over your digital identity i.e. - the information that comes up when people and employers ‘google’ you name.

8.You can manage your relationships in a more career-focused environment. Facebook may not be appropriate for many of your contacts.

9.You can build your credibility through the endorsements and testimonials that LinkedIn allows your contacts to leave on your profile.

10.You can use LinkedIn to demonstrate your communication skills by commenting on posts, providing status updates and using LinkedInPulse to blog.

LinkedIn has a range offantastic resourcesto help guide you through creating and enhancing your profile – and ultimately getting the most out of this essential platform.

If you're worried about being bombarded with information, emails and contacts, don't be. You can control how much information you get from LinkedIn so you are not overwhelmed when you first start.

LinkedIn has over 400 million users globally, including over 40 million students and recent graduates. Are you still sure LinkedIn is not for you?

Remember we are here to help Leeds Beckett students and graduates with all things career-related. Whether it’s deciding what to do next, thinking about further study, starting a business, finding a job or work experience or help with CVs, applications, LinkedIn profiles and interviews, or anything else,talk to us to find out how we can help you.

Yorkshire Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair 2016

Published 21 April 2016 @ 02:49 PM, by Elli Whitefoot

Looking for an exciting graduate or internship position?

Unsure of what you want to do after graduation?

This event offers you, a student or graduate from any UK university, the opportunity to speak to over 110 organisations, all in one place, all on one day.

No other event in Yorkshire offers you the chance to speak to so many graduate recruiters.

Find a full list of exhibitors HERE, including organisation information by job type, an find out more about what is on offer by visiting the My Hub events page

Make the most of the fair

Do your research prior to the day. Keep an eye on our event website from w/c 29th February where you will be able to see the most up to date list of attending organisations, allowing you to choose those more relevant to you and fully research the organisation and their graduate vacancies prior to attending.

Get some more great advice about making the fair work for you HERE

Not sure where to go?

We are also running three walking buses up to Yorkshire Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair. You can get details and book your spot HERE