Save the Graduate

Take a look!  look

The site is powered by recent graduates and gives useful career resources and tools, eg an employer profile directory and job search engine.  There’s also information about understanding student loan repayments, postgrad study or gap year, and self-employment.

Who’s my career consultant?

grads_jumping_800_8157Simples!  Contact them to see how they can help you!

Recent Brunel graduate?  You can get help from the PDC for up to two years after graduation though it’s best to get in touch with us sooner rather than later to maximise the help we can give you.

At handholdingkeyhome and not able to get into uni?  No worries!  Get some help by email or ‘phone (some careers consultants also use Skype)!

Consultants can talk to you about your career options, check applications, give you interview advice, and more…

Voluntary work

International Citizen Service (ICS) offers you the chance to use the knowledge and skills from your course to help fight global poverty, whilst also developing valuable skills for employment.  ICS is the UK’s leading global volunteering programme that supports young people from all backgrounds to make a real difference to global poverty. Funded by the Department for International Development, we’re building a generation of global citizens.

Restless Development is the youth-led development agency. We know that young people have the energy, commitment and skills to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

  • WHAT  On a 12-week placement, you’ll work with young people on exciting and valuable programmes. You could be:
  1. Part of a business enterprise programme, supporting young people to develop the skills needed to run their own business
  2. Running dance4life workshops, which involve using dance and music to raise awareness of HIV and AIDS
  3. Running fun and interactive careers fairs for young people
  4. Running computer training sessions for young people who have limited access to IT equipment

When you return to the UK, you’ll be involved in exciting social action projects to raise awareness of the issues you encountered on placement overseas. Continue reading

FlyingStart Online: self employment webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Free webinars lasting one hour with 30 minutes of the presentation followed by 30 minutes for you to ask your questions.

Remember to check out all the upcoming webinars by going to:

Business planning

for starting up –
for growth –
While we have always said that planning is the key to the success of your business, it is a common misconception that the planning only occurs at the start of the process. Planning is positive habit and the new year is a very good time to stick to it. So we have two guides for you – one for those of you just starting and one for those of you who have started.

Web Fuelled Business bootcamps

Web Fuelled Business events are full day bootcamps designed to help you, the small business, learn how to use the web to increase sales, save money and go global. You will come away with a plan of action and practical, no-nonsense tactics to improve your marketing, your sales, your conversion, and your productivity on the web.

The event also provides a networking opportunity and a chance to meet other SMEs and entrepreneurs.

Events are held throughout the UK.  The London date is still to be confirmed but you can register your interest.