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Future Focus: Careers Conference 2023

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Our annual Future Focus: Careers Conference is back. This year the week long event will take place from Monday 6 November to Friday 10 November.

The conference will hold sessions delivered both in-person and online.

The conference aims to advance your employability skills and increase your confidence when it comes to thinking about those next steps in your career – whether you know what you want to do after your studies or you’re still undecided.

Why attend?

It is the perfect chance for you to:

  • learn more about different career sectors, to help you on your career journey
  • hear from high-profile employers about what they look for when recruiting
  • hear from alumni about their career journeys and successes
  • enhance employability and technical skills
  • develop your career plan and help map out next steps

What happens during Future Focus week?

The week has a mix of activity which you can choose from to allow you to get the most out of what’s on offer and tailor it to your individual interests and career aspirations. You don’t just have to attend sessions related to the subject you’re studying; all sessions are open to students from all disciplines.

The conference will be hybrid. Sessions will be delivered blended, fully in person or fully online, to help you to get the most out of the various sessions on offer.

What’s on?

See our timetable for the week, along with details below.

The week has a mix of sessions including:

  • sector exploration panels
  • careers spotlight talks
  • skills development workshops
  • careers insights workshops and networking sessions
  • careers and employability exploration and networking space

See below for further information and booking details.

Sector exploration panels

These sector focused panels host several employers who share insights into that area of work and their company, with Q&A encouraged. We are hosting the following:

SectorEmployerFurther information
EconomicsDepartment for Environmental Food & Rural Affairs, ONS and the Northeast Chamber of Commerce, Bank of EnglandMonday 6 November, 10.00 -11.00, in person and online. Book here
BankingNatWest, HSBC, BNY Mellon
And Crown Agents Bank
Monday 6 November, 11.00 – 12.00, in person and online.  Book here
Financial Services Allianz, Brewin Dolphin, Dargue AssociatesMonday 6 November, 12.00 – 1.00, in person and online. Book here
AccountancyEY, RSM, TNG Chartered Accounts and Haines WattsTuesday 7 November, 10.00 -11.00, in person and online. Book here
ConsultingAvanade, PA Consulting, Credera UK and BaringaTuesday 7 November, 11.00 -12.00, in person and online. Book here
SustainabilityDepartment for Energy, Security and Net Zero, Danesmoor Ltd, CrowdHouse Energy, Sustainable Finance, AvanadeTuesday 7 November,12.00 – 1.00, online. Book here
TechnologyBloomberg, The TJX Companies Inc., TSG and Arctic WolfWednesday 8 November, 10.00 -11.00, online. Book here
Marketing and digitaliProspect, EssenceMediacom, S&P GlobalWednesday 8 November, 11.00 -12.00, online. Book here
Supply ChainNissan, EssityWed 8 November, 12.00 – 1.00, in person and online. Book here

Careers Spotlight talks

We have invited some experts in their field to share their inspiring career stories and answer questions you may have.

SessionFurther information
Careers Spotlight with: Matt Harris – SVP & Managing Director UK, Ireland, Middle-East & Africa, Hewlett Packard EnterpriseMonday 6 November, 13.00 -14.00, in person. Book here
Careers Spotlight with: Ally Robson – Partner at Baringa – includes a free lunchTuesday 7 November, 13.00 -14.30, in-person. Book here
Careers Spotlight with: Lisa Eaton – Founder and CEO of Fabric Academy – includes a free lunchWednesday 8 November, 13.00 – 14.30, in-person. Book here

Skills development workshops

These hands-on workshops will help you develop specialist skillsets that are sought after by employers: 

SessionFurther information
Case Cracking with Case Coach  Thursday 9 November, 10.00 – 11.00, in person. Book here
Agile & Scrum  Friday 10 November, 10.00 – 17.00, in-person. Book here
Digital skills Bootcamp with Exactimo  Friday 10 November, 12.00 – 13.00, online. Book here

Careers Insights workshops and networking sessions

Our team will be delivering some fantastic workshops to help you navigate your career planning, how to gain experience and the opportunity to connect with businesses in the North East.

SessionFurther information
Where to start with career planningMonday 6 November, 15.00 – 16.30, in person. Book here
Networking 101Tuesday 7 November, 12.00 – 13.00, in-person. Book here
Networking: Speed networking with NE1Tuesday 7 November, 15.00 – 17.00, in-person. Book here
Placement year and study abroad opportunities (for undergraduate students)Wednesday 8 November, 15.00 – 16.00, in person. Book here
Career Planning: Exploring your next stepsThursday 9 November, 11.00 – 12.00, in person. Book here

Careers and employability exploration & networking space

In between sessions, we will have a drop-in space, much like the NUBS Career Hub, to ask questions, pick up resources and find out other activities you can get involved in during university to enhance your employability.

Find out more about:

  • CV and application Advice
  • Career planning
  • Placements and Study Abroad
  • Ncl+ award
  • Go Volunteer
  • Student Societies
  • further work experience opportunities

This is drop-in, no need to book.

11.00 – 15.00, Monday to Friday, at NUBS Foyer.

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