Monday, 10 February 2014

Get ahead with Graduate Head Start!

If you’re contemplating becoming a student at the University of Chester, you might be interested in how Chester can help to enhance your employability upon graduation, giving you a head start in what is a crowded job market. With some of the leading employment stats in the North-West, it’s where we come into our own - helping you to make a huge difference to your future employment prospects. 

Chester offers a wealth of support and advice, with various initiatives on offer, all aimed at making you more employable upon graduation. Our unique, innovative and highly successful Graduate Head Start (GHS) programme was developed to provide you with the employment skills and professional development needed to give you that head start towards your chosen career path.


So, what’s in it for you?


To help you to acknowledge and articulate the skills you’ll gain from your time at Chester, and to highlight the skills and experience employers require, our employability-enhancing GHS programme, delivered by our world-class careers service, will offer you the opportunity to:

• receive one-to-one careers coaching
• undertake a five-week work placement with an employer, carrying out a developmental project
• achieve the European Computer Driving Licence, a nationally recognised IT qualification
• gain 20 credits at Masters level

• undertake a mock interview, with verbal and written feedback  provided.

What did our graduates think?


"Awesome course. One of the best things I have done for myself.  Very glad that people are taking the graduate work suituation seriously and offering such a good service to them." 

"I found the course to be extremely useful and I learnt a great deal; the lectures were interesting and well presented."

"I enjoyed the course very much and was impressed with its delivery."

"My experience during this course has given me back my self-confidence which I lacked."

Visit us


If the topic of this blog if something you’d like to know more about, why not visit us on an Applicant Day. Applicant Days offer you the perfect opportunity to find out more about the University, your course and the added extras that will enhance your employability and stand out as a graduate of the University of Chester.

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