Information and Booking

Trainer: Richard Carruthers – Careers Consultant
Cost: Internal no charge.
External not available
Duration: 0.5 day (13:00-17:00)

05 March

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What have past participants found most useful?

  • Exercises allowing you to reflect on your current set of skills/CV and providing practical tips on how to improve them (NHLI postdoc)
  • By logically and accessibly approaching everything it has made job searching/applying a much less daunting task. Lots of good CV tips, too (Postdoc, Chemistry)

Formerly known as Planning Your career – what next? (Postdocs in Physical Sciences and Engineering)

Who should attend

Are you unsure where your career is heading? Perhaps you are trying to plan the next step in your career but don’t know where to start? If so, this is the course for you! The team from the Careers Service will assist you in preparing and planning your future career options whether you are heading in an academic or non-academic direction. This course is tailored for those in the first few years of their postdoc with research interests in Engineering and Physical Sciences.

Key areas

  • Understand what is involved in developing a career plan
  • Identify the skills you have developed to date and the added value of your postdoc experience
  • Understand UK employer requirements
  • Gain knowledge on advertised and unadvertised opportunities open to you inside and outside academia
  • Market yourself more effectively on your CV & application forms
  • Review your next steps 

For this programme, you can request to be added to our waiting list if the programme dates are listed as "fully booked".