Direct your Future Programme

direct_your_futureFor 2014 Loughborough University finalists who have yet to consider their career plans or secure a job, to engage with the Careers and Employability Centre for up to six months after graduating. Finalists will develop skills and knowledge to enhance their employability skills and move confidently through the recruitment process for a job or further study.

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Apply now to audition for the 2014-15 Apprenticeship Scheme!

Audition: 29th May 2014 – London

Springs Dance Company is inviting applications for its Apprenticeship Scheme
commencing in September 2014

This is an intensive dance training course within a Christian context.

Dancers and students can apply to audition for the one year
course, elevate dance company which culminates in a tour of performances and workshops. Those with less experience of dance can apply to audition
for the three month elevate foundation course. Both courses
commence in September 2014, and take place in South London.

To apply for an audition, please see our website for course
descriptions and to download an application form.
Alternatively, please contact the office for an informal conversation on or 07775628442.
The next audition will be taking place on Thursday 29th May in London.

Alternatively, for those applying from overseas, it is possible to send in
an audition video via DVD or web link – please contact us for further details.

Become a Team v Leader

Team v, vInspired’s social leadership development programme, is on the lookout for the next generation of social leaders.  Applications to become a Team v Leader will open on Friday 2nd May, however, young people who want to express their interest can do so now by visiting Please not there are limited spaces for the programme and applications close June 2nd

Would you be a Mentor?

Would you like to be a mentor for a local secondary student?

Could you mentor a local secondary student helping them to reach their potential during the next academic year?

The Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) Mentoring Scheme trains and supports Loughborough students to mentor pupils in local secondary schools/colleges.  The mentors provide a number of 1-1 and/or small group sessions aimed at raising the pupils’ attainment, their aspirations for their future and their awareness of Higher Education.

The following points will give you a general overview about the commitment involved in signing up to be part of the SOAR Mentoring Scheme.

  • SOAR mentors are volunteers.
  • The SOAR Mentoring scheme is registered with the Employability Award; and is worth up to 25 points.
  • Mentors generally go in to school once every two weeks and deliver around 10 sessions throughout the academic year.
  • The current mentors report that each 1 hour mentoring session generally takes an hour to prepare.
  • Full training is given and full support is available throughout the year.

If you would like to find out more about the SOAR Mentoring Scheme, please contact Lisa Ambler on


PGCE Routes into Teaching Events 8 and 10 May

Thinking of becoming a teacher but not sure which PGCE route to follow? University of Leicester’s School of Education still has training places available for September 2014 – find out more at our Routes into Teaching events on 8 and 10 May.

There’s still time to get your PGCE application in for September 2014 – and still training places available in schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and the surrounding counties.

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Become a Journalist with PMA at the Press Association

Postgraduate Open Day – 15 May
Meet us from 6-7.30pm

Email or call 020 7963 7922 to reserve your place

Apply NOW for the Summer 2014 course starting 7 July 2014.

Along with all the conventional journalism writing and editing skills you’ll learn HTML, infographics, video and how to build an App using Adobe DPS.
We know what editors want because we train them too. And the proof is that our postgrads secure jobs even before the course ends. It’s tough getting a foot on the ladder of your dream career, but we can make it happen … and fast

Loughborough Employability Award

If you would like to ask any questions or find out how to be enrolled on the Award, either book on a 50 minute induction session or make a 15 minute Award appointment to see one of the team, via Careers Online

We have two induction sessions this term: Thursday 1st May 1.30pm – 2.30pm and Wednesday 14th May 2-3pm.

We also have two drop-in sessions in Bridgeman Building: Thursday 8th May 1-2pm and Tuesday 20th May 1.30pm – 2.30pm. (no need to book)

The award scheme is open until the 18th June 2014 this academic year for first, second and penultimate year undergraduate students.

Next Generation Rail conference

11 June 2014
Optional site visits – Social event

12 – 13 June 2014
Conference – SkillShops – Dinner

Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Manchester

Now in its 2nd year, Next Generation Rail has been created for early-career researchers, PhD students and young professionals who would like to get involved in the rail industry and enhance their professional development within their studies and career.  The conference will offer a great opportunity to network, attend skill-focussed workshops, find out about the many opportunities that rail has to offer and take part in a number of competitions with a number of cash prizes up for take!

This event is a unique opportunity to be part of the future vision for the railway and learn how innovation can drive your projects and your career… from seed to success

For more info and to register, visit:
Or follow #NextGenRail on Twitter for updates

Preparing for a global career

Thinking of an international career? Are you planning to look for a graduate job with overseas opportunities?

This 3 week interactive course aims to help you to develop an awareness of different cultures to support you in the recruitment process and in your future career. Participating in the course will provide you with an insight into different cultures, with a view to conducting business in a culture that is different from your own.

You will be expected to participate fully in all three workshops, wherever possible, to gain the most out of the course. The course is being run by the Careers and Employability Centre and the English Language Support Service.

The event is open to UK, EU and international undergraduate and post graduate students from any degree subject or year group.

Participation will count as an activity towards the Loughborough Employability Award, with attendance at 2 out of 3 workshops gaining 5 points towards the Award.

Dates: The workshops will run each Wednesday from 2pm – 4pm on the following dates:

ALL the workshops include interactive exercises.