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‘employability is having a set of skills, knowledge, understanding and personal attributes which make a person more likely to choose and secure occupations in which they can be satisfied and successful’
[Dacre Pool & Sewell, 2007]
‘to be employed is to be at risk. to be employable is to be secure.’
Why your employability should matter to you
Whether you have already decided on the career you want, or have not even begun to ask yourself the question, investing in your employability whilst at university is invaluable to your future success.
How you can enhance your employability whilst at Bangor University
Bangor University offers a wide range of free activities and opportunities that can enhance your employability - there is something for everyone, whatever your interests and ambitions. The good news is that getting involved needn’t put a strain on your studies or other commitments, as you can progress at your own pace and availability.
The Bangor Employability Award
The Bangor Employability Award scheme combines the structure of a personal professional development plan with expert career advice and comprehensive employability skills training. You will receive formal recognition for the employability-enhancing activities you become involved in whilst an undergraduate including guest lectures, conferences and fairs, clubs and societies, experiences of work, volunteering, representation, training, and much more.
What you will personally gain
You can take advantage of interesting and varied workshops & e-tutorials, tackle and overcome challenges, try new experiences, gain confidence, have fun and make new friends and contacts. You can take the opportunity to discover your unique attributes, develop new skills and ‘fine tune’ others.
How the BEA enhances your employability
By participating in the BEA you will build a portfolio of proven skills, qualities and experience and gain recognition for your efforts. You will receive a certificate of achievement and a formally verified transcript of your activities to present to employers. You will improve your awareness of what employers value, and the ability and confidence to articulate your employability in your CV, on application forms and during interviews.
If you have any questions or queries regarding the scheme that aren’t covered in the Hub, you can speak to your Personal Tutor or contact the BEA Team in person, by phone, email, or social media.