BES Employability Internship



Liverpool John Moores University


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Total Hours allocated - 40 hours

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Student Futures is JMU's Careers, Employability and Start-Up Team.  The Student Futures Team provide a range of crucial services for students, such as one to one careers support, in curriculum and extracurricular employability workshops, and access to a range of employer events and networking opportunities. Student Futures also provide important careers information resources and digital tools for students to help them develop their employability, and to find out about career options.  Student Futures (in collaboration with the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences) are providing this internship opportunity for a student, to produce an important careers information resource. 

Duties and responsibilities

The purpose of this role will be for a student intern to create a resource, which is specifically for students from the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, to raise their awareness of scientific graduate scheme opportunities.  (A scientific graduate scheme is a type of job opportunity which is usually offered by larger employers.  Scientific graduate schemes also often have certain distinguishing features such as enhanced training and progression, and competitive starting salaries). 

 The responsibilities of this internship will be as follows:

*To review some of the existing careers information resources which Student Futures currently have for BES students, and to provide feedback about the efficacity of the resources, in engaging students in their career planning.*To produce an accessible resource for BES students to enhance their awareness of scientific graduate schemes.  This resource could possibly take the form of a booklet or infographic, for example. *To provide feedback to the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Student Futures about the type of careers information resource which is more likely to be engaging to students.*To conduct research into current scientific graduate scheme opportunities which are particularly relevant to BES students, and to incorporate the findings of this research into the resource.*To source, produce and edit one case study of a graduate from the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, who has gone onto a scientific graduate scheme, and to include this case study as part of the resource.  *To provide suggestions about how to most effectively promote the newly created resource to BES students, and how best to encourage students to make good use of it.   

Skills and experience
*Good verbal and written communication skills.*Ability to conduct research, and to assimilate this research into the resource.*Strong time management skills.*Excellent attention to detail.*An ability to demonstrate initiative and to come up with creative suggestions.*Teamworking skills, and a willingness to work collaboratively with members of the Student Futures Team, as required.  At the same time, the candidate should be able to work independently, as well. *It is desirable for the intern to have an interest in developing their employability, as well as an interest in supporting other students to develop their employability, too. *This post is ring fenced to students from the School of Biological and Environmental Sciences, from any level. 


Additional information
Interview Date - 25th April

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