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Our annual Future Focus: Careers Conference is back. This year the week long event will take place from Monday 6 November to Friday 10 November.
The conference will hold sessions delivered both in-person and online.
The conference aims to advance your employability skills and increase your confidence when it comes to thinking about those next steps in your career – whether you know what you want to do after your studies or you’re still undecided.
It is the perfect chance for you to:
- learn more about different career sectors, to help you on your career journey
- hear from high-profile employers about what they look for when recruiting
- hear from alumni about their career journeys and successes
- enhance employability and technical skills
- develop your career plan and help map out next steps
What happens during Future Focus week?
The week has a mix of activity which you can choose from to allow you to get the most out of what’s on offer and tailor it to your individual interests and career aspirations. You don’t just have to attend sessions related to the subject you’re studying; all sessions are open to students from all disciplines.
The conference will be hybrid. Sessions will be delivered blended, fully in person or fully online, to help you to get the most out of the various sessions on offer.
See our timetable for the week, along with details below.
The week has a mix of sessions including:
- sector exploration panels
- careers spotlight talks
- skills development workshops
- careers insights workshops and networking sessions
- careers and employability exploration and networking space
See below for further information and booking details.
Sector exploration panels
These sector focused panels host several employers who share insights into that area of work and their company, with Q&A encouraged. We are hosting the following:
|Economics||Department for Environmental Food & Rural Affairs, ONS and the Northeast Chamber of Commerce, Bank of England||Monday 6 November, 10.00 -11.00, in person and online. Book here|
|Banking||NatWest, HSBC, BNY Mellon|
And Crown Agents Bank
|Monday 6 November, 11.00 – 12.00, in person and online. Book here|
|Financial Services||Allianz, Brewin Dolphin, Dargue Associates||Monday 6 November, 12.00 – 1.00, in person and online. Book here|
|Accountancy||EY, RSM, TNG Chartered Accounts and Haines Watts||Tuesday 7 November, 10.00 -11.00, in person and online. Book here|
|Consulting||Avanade, PA Consulting, Credera UK and Baringa||Tuesday 7 November, 11.00 -12.00, in person and online. Book here|
|Sustainability||Department for Energy, Security and Net Zero, Danesmoor Ltd, CrowdHouse Energy, Sustainable Finance, Avanade||Tuesday 7 November,12.00 – 1.00, online. Book here|
|Technology||Bloomberg, The TJX Companies Inc., TSG and Arctic Wolf||Wednesday 8 November, 10.00 -11.00, online. Book here|
|Marketing and digital||iProspect, EssenceMediacom, S&P Global||Wednesday 8 November, 11.00 -12.00, online. Book here|
|Supply Chain||Nissan, Essity||Wed 8 November, 12.00 – 1.00, in person and online. Book here|
Careers Spotlight talks
We have invited some experts in their field to share their inspiring career stories and answer questions you may have.
|Careers Spotlight with: Matt Harris – SVP & Managing Director UK, Ireland, Middle-East & Africa, Hewlett Packard Enterprise||Monday 6 November, 13.00 -14.00, in person. Book here|
|Careers Spotlight with: Ally Robson – Partner at Baringa – includes a free lunch||Tuesday 7 November, 13.00 -14.30, in-person. Book here|
|Careers Spotlight with: Lisa Eaton – Founder and CEO of Fabric Academy – includes a free lunch||Wednesday 8 November, 13.00 – 14.30, in-person. Book here|
Skills development workshops
These hands-on workshops will help you develop specialist skillsets that are sought after by employers:
|Case Cracking with Case Coach||Thursday 9 November, 10.00 – 11.00, in person. Book here|
|Agile & Scrum||Friday 10 November, 10.00 – 17.00, in-person. Book here|
|Digital skills Bootcamp with Exactimo||Friday 10 November, 12.00 – 13.00, online. Book here|
Careers Insights workshops and networking sessions
Our team will be delivering some fantastic workshops to help you navigate your career planning, how to gain experience and the opportunity to connect with businesses in the North East.
|Where to start with career planning||Monday 6 November, 15.00 – 16.30, in person. Book here|
|Networking 101||Tuesday 7 November, 12.00 – 13.00, in-person. Book here|
|Networking: Speed networking with NE1||Tuesday 7 November, 15.00 – 17.00, in-person. Book here|
|Placement year and study abroad opportunities (for undergraduate students)||Wednesday 8 November, 15.00 – 16.00, in person. Book here|
|Career Planning: Exploring your next steps||Thursday 9 November, 11.00 – 12.00, in person. Book here|
Careers and employability exploration & networking space
In between sessions, we will have a drop-in space, much like the NUBS Career Hub, to ask questions, pick up resources and find out other activities you can get involved in during university to enhance your employability.
Find out more about:
- CV and application Advice
- Career planning
- Placements and Study Abroad
- Ncl+ award
- Go Volunteer
- Student Societies
- START UP
- further work experience opportunities
This is drop-in, no need to book.
11.00 – 15.00, Monday to Friday, at NUBS Foyer.