Developing your employability skills

Internship module

Students can take the Internship module across all courses to help enhance and make your CV stand out.

Taking this module can help you gain a breadth of practical experience in the workplace, and the teaching on the module supports this experience by carrying out work-based activities and reflecting on the benefits of the activities to the business and yourself.

Volunteering

Volunteering enables all students to gain excellent professional experience and can boost your career options by enhancing your team-working, networking, communication and organisation skills.

Our advisors, based in the Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS) can help you to find suitable volunteering opportunities.

KPMG Mentoring Scheme

This once-in-a-lifetime scheme matches KPMG Executive mentors to Level 5 and Level 6 student mentees. You’ll have the chance to learn from and access invaluable support and guidance from mentors via phone calls over a 3 month period.

Taking part in the scheme will enable you to set down strategies for reaching your goals, gain valuable insight into your chosen professional area and build your network. You’ll also gain transferable skills, such as communication skills, and greatly boost your confidence.

Student Guild societies and clubs

Being active in the Student Guild, especially through getting involved in societies and clubs, will help you get the most out of your student experience both during and after your academic journey.

Bloomsbury Institute’s Student Guild allows you to extend your learning beyond the classroom and share and acquire knowledge in a social and friendly environment.

Central to this is participation in the different societies and clubs or, indeed, your involvement in setting up a new society or club.

If you decide to set up a club or society or become involved in the running of an existing one, you can enhance your employability skills through activities such as event planning, organisation, fundraising, budgeting, and marketing.

Networking

Networking is a daily activity which involves engagement with friends, fellow students, family members, academics, mentors, former colleagues and managers. Students can also network through social media, e.g. LinkedIn and through joining a professional, statutory or regulatory body.

Networking involves building relationships, seeking advice, sharing information and using connections in personal and career development.

Staff from the Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success can give you advice on networking opportunities.

If you’d like to hear more information about any of the activities, or to get involved, email employability@bil.ac.uk.