Develop Your Enterprising Mind
We are a support service open to every student and graduate . We can help you while you’re on your course to use your learning in a meaningful and practical way to reach your career goals. We achieve this by giving you unlimited access to a host of resources including skills workshops, mentoring, grants, facilities and networks to meet all your needs.
WORK WHILST STUDYING
Your course takes priority when you’re at university, but getting real-world experience is also important. Most students work part-time jobs in retail and catering, but don’t always get experience relevant to their studies.
You can make money whilst getting relevant experience by freelancing. What’s more, you can work as much or as little as you want, gaining experience in the field of your choice.You can finance yourself using your skills, for example:
- Tutoring GCSE students
- Selling art on commission
- Managing social media for business
- Writing copy
- Designing websites
Our online platform for freelancing skills development ‘Flightpath’ is a great place to start if you’re thinking about working whilst you study.
BE PREPARED FOR WHAT THE FUTURE BRINGS
You might have a destination in mind for when you graduate, but perhaps not a map of how to get there. You might also have a vague idea of what you want to do, or where you want to work, without looking at any specific roles.
A career path is not set in stone. We constantly grow and evolve, so we want to equip you with the skills you need to do so effortlessly.
It’s increasingly common to work a series of temporary contracts nowadays or taking on several part-time jobs to create one full-time career. Understanding how the different business functions work can be a great asset when applying for jobs, communicating across departments or looking at changing industry.
There’s not much traditional about ‘traditional employment’ anymore, so our workshops are designed to help you develop the skills needed to adapt.
Some students already know that they will have to work self-employed to succeed in their industry. Others choose to run their own company because they have an idea that nobody else is working on. Others just don’t like working under others. Whatever the reason, self-employment is a great option whether it:
- supplements your main income
- is an alternative to traditional career paths
- is an aspiration for years down the line
- is just a back-up plan
It doesn’t matter whether you work for yourself full-time, part-time or only occasionally. We can help you get started.