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Skills development programmes

Brunel+ Award

Today’s employers are looking for candidates that can show they have skills beyond their degree. The ideal applicant for graduate roles will be a dedicated individual who can work as part of a team and demonstrate confidence, sound commercial awareness, as well as good analytical and communication skills.

The Brunel+ Award is designed to give you recognition for the non-academic activities that you participate in during your time here at Brunel. Simply record what you do in three of the four categories below to earn points. Collect enough points and you will receive a Bronze+, Silver+ or Gold+ Award to demonstrate to employers that you are a well-rounded candidate with skills beyond academia.


The READY programme 

The READY programme is a framework for first year undergraduate students to take on a unique challenge as part of a team and instil attitudes, attributes and skills essential for employability and life. On this scheme you will develop transferable skills benefiting your time at Brunel and beyond. This format is intended to ease the transition from education into employment. For more information visit our Ready Programme page or contact ready@brunel.ac.uk


The Widening Participation Summer Internship Scheme (WPSIS)

The Widening Participation Summer Internship Scheme offers eligible students the opportunity to gain 8 weeks relevant work experience over their first summer break. This is open to all courses, but only available for first year undergraduates. Please contact a member of the WPSIS team and view our Internships page for more information. 

Email: wpinternship@brunel.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)1895 268076