Weekly study3 hours
Study UK: Preparing for Work
Learn how to identify your strengths and use them in your career
In the last ten years, more than two million international students have graduated from UK higher education programmes. To help them get the most out of their UK qualification, the British Council have developed this course to provide international graduates with the employability skills and knowledge to navigate the global employment market and successfully apply for new job opportunities.
If you are a UK alumnus, this course will enable you to devise a career plan and prepare for work after graduation. You will also learn how to communicate your skills and strengths to potential employers.
Week 1- Getting ready
- Identifying your skills and setting goals
- Choosing the right job
- Networking and building relationships
Week 2- The job application process
- Writing clear CVs and covering letters which communicate your skills
- Handling job interviews
- Getting ready for day one at work
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify your strengths and use these to reflect on your career path
- Develop an effective strategy to get the right job for you
- Demonstrate a range of professional skills that can help you succeed in any workplace
- Collaborate, network and communicate more proficiently with people from different cultural backgrounds and in different cultural contexts
Who is the course for?
This course is for those who are entering the workplace for the first time, or re-entering the workforce, after having studied for a UK university degree level (or higher) qualification. The course will focus on the skills needed to navigate the transition from studying to working.
Who developed the course?
The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.
We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million people overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.
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