Volunteer with Vitalise

Vitalise is a charity which has been providing respite holidays for people with physical disabilities and their carers for over 50 years. Our guests range from people who spend most of their lives in care homes to family carers who very rarely get time to relax.

Our centres give our guests the chance to have a break, receiving the care and
support they need with the added extras of excursions, activities and
evening entertainment.

You can spend anything from a week to six months making sure our guests have a
holiday to remember. During this time, you will stay at the centre and complete a diverse range of duties alongside your fellow volunteers and Vitalise staff.

For more details download Student_Volunteer_leaflet_FINAL

YINI – Midlands Recruitment Event

Register with YINI to Book your Place at the Midlands Recruitment Event on the 25th of Feb 2015 in Derby

Over 30 Engineering, Manufacturing & Technology companies will be interviewing for: 10-12 month paid work placements in Midlands & UK locations

The Year in Industry provides a free and unrivalled resource for undergraduates searching for that all important work placement.

Opportunities are available with UK employers in all areas of: engineering, science, ICT, computing, business, logistics etc.

Just visit our web site & apply online. First stage telephone interviews will be held by the YINI team, and if successful, you will then be registered and eligible for invitation to the Midlands Recruitment event and other company interviews



Frontrunner for Disabled Students

Developing the disabled leaders of tomorrow

Frontrunner is a student leadership course delivered by international leadership development organisation Common Purpose Frontrunner_DisabledStudents_Page_1

Frontrunner for Disabled Students is a three day leadership and employability programme sponsored by Santander. Over 400 students from 100 universities across the UK have now attended the Frontrunner for disabled students programme. This is a free residential programme with the next course taking place in Nottingham from 4-6 November.



NBG Traineeships through Erasmus+ Program

National Bank of Greece, consistent to its commitment to invest in human capital, offers various internship placements through Erasmus+ Program. Through the afore-mentioned Program, students/ trainees receive an EU – Erasmus grant as a contribution to their costs for travel and subsistence during the period of traineeship abroad and insurance against the risks linked to their participation in the Program (travel insurance, third party liability, accident, serious illness etc). Additional to the Program’s grant, NBG offers a monthly payment.
Erasmus+ internship placements are designed to enhance employability and improve the career prospects of the participating students, notably via contributing to professional skills development and providing working experience, linked to their professional profile
ALL the Traineeships of National Bank of Greece through Erasmus+ Programme has been prolonged for 1 month – new deadline Thursday 31st July 2014
See website for further details

Mentoring opportunity with a Lawyer


Elevation Networks have partnered with international law firm Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co to offer students and graduates interested in pursuing a career in law an exclusive mentoring opportunity with a Lawyer from their Birmingham HQ

This 6 months mentoring programme will:

  1. Give you 6 months access to a professional mentor
  2. Enhance your knowledge
  3. Help you to gain insight into the life of a lawyer working at an international firm
  4. Increase your professional network
  5. Equip you with employability skills
  6. Give you an exclusive invitation to the competitive Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co assessment centre

If you are driven and a highly ambition student or recent graduate from any degree discipline interested in law then this is an opportunity for you. For more info and to apply visit-


Find out about the Loughborough Employability Award

The Employability Award scheme provides you with University recognition of your volunteering, work experience and student roles and helps you to prepare your skills examples ready for those vital employer application forms and interviews.

Find out more about what is involved through our web pages.

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

We also have a drop-in session in Bridgeman Building on Tuesday 21st May 1:30-2:30pm
The award scheme is open until the 18th June 2014 this academic year for first, second and penultimate year undergraduate students.

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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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.

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.