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Career timeline

It’s never too early to start building your skills and gaining experience. Engaging with opportunities during Level 1 will look fantastic on your CV.

Level
  • Book an appointment to meet your subject specific Careers Consultant and develop a professional CV
  • Attend workshops and events run by the PDC
  • Gain work experience through the Job Shop & Brunel Volunteers
  • Become a Student Ambassador / Course Representative
  • Investigate vacation and company 'insight' opportunities, e.g. Brunel WPSIS

This is the right time to start building your skills and gaining experience. Engaging with opportunities during Level 1 will look fantastic on your CV, showing employers that you are focused, hardworking, and resourceful - see the READY and Brunel+ award. You will also dramatically increase your chances of securing a placement.

Level 2
  • Book an appointment with a Placement Adviser, attend the Pre-placement Module and apply to placements
  • Attend workshops and events run by the PDC including the Autumn Placement, Careers and Part-time Work Fair
  • Gain work experience through the Job Shop and Brunel Volunteers on campus

Placements, placements, placements! This is a vital year, as you’ll start preparing and applying for placements. Completing a placement can fast-track your career - improving your final year grades and degree classification, at the same time enhancing your graduate prospects. A placement will provide you with invaluable professional experience and help you find your ideal graduate role.

Work placement
  • Say ‘Yes!’ to every opportunity at work
  • Network to build contacts, stay in touch with the PDC & use our resources
  • Apply for your company’s fast track graduate scheme

Get a taste for the professional world and learn from the best.

Level 3

  • Book an appointment with a Careers Consultant
  • Attend the Autumn Placement, Careers and Part-time Work Fair and the Summer Graduate Recruitment Fair
  • Apply to graduate schemes advertised by the PDC

Preparing for your graduate career starts in September of your final year.  You must start early to keep up with the competition. Remember you’ll also have to fit this around your dissertation, so planning and time management are essential, and both attractive, transferable skills!