Careers and Employability events are open to all University of Portsmouth students or graduates, as long as you have graduated within the last five years. 

We have many regular sessions, employer presentations and several large events planned throughout the year.  You can find out about all the events we have coming up by accessing your MyCareer account.  You can also set up email alerts so you'll be the first to know when new events are listed.  

Click the event link to find out more and register for that event. Please do not register for an event if you do not intend to come to it. If you are no longer able to attend an event that you have registered for, please email to cancel your booking. These events have limited capacities and by registering and not attending you may be taking a space from someone else.

October 2019

Application Form Masterclass with IBM - Thursday 17th October 1pm - 3pm, Careers and Employability Centre 

We understand that application forms can be daunting and for some, the application process may be a brand-new experience. Therefore, we will go through what makes a good and a bad application as well as the do’s and don’ts through group discussions – we want to hear what you think!

BAE SystemsThursday 17th October 5pm - 7pm, Careers and Employability Centre 

This event will comprise an informal presentation and discussion from a current BAE Systems Graduate, introducing BAE Systems and the different paths to joining the company currently available to undergraduates.

Government Social Research and Civil Service Faststream - Friday 18th October 12.30pm - 1.30pm, Careers and Employability Centre

Do you want to use your research skills to inform government policy, and earn money at the same time? Come along to find out about a career in the Government Social Research (GSR) Service. You’ll have the opportunity to meet someone from GSR and learn more about the types of work you could be involved in (including the fast stream and summer placements) and how to apply.

Video Interviews Skills with PwC - Monday 21st October 1pm - 2pm, Careers and Employability Centre

This interactive session will look at video interview skills, you'll learn about key interviewing techniques, see some example video interviews, how to prepare, practice key skills and hear hints and tips.

Marketing yourself for UK Jobs as an International/EU Student - Tuesday 22nd October 1pm - 2pm, Careers and Employability Centre

This session will help you identify how you can best market yourself as an international or EU student in terms of what you can offer an employer.  You will gain an insight into what makes an effective application.

Mock Assessment Centres with IBM - Wednesday 23rd October 1pm - 3pm, Careers and Employability Centre

We understand that the sound of these can be pretty daunting! But there’s no need to worry, during this workshop we are going to give you a sneak peek into a typical IBM assessment centre.

Commercial Awareness with Irwin MitchellThursday 24th October 12.30pm - 1.30pm, Careers and Employability Centre

Have you ever wondered what commercial awareness means and how you can demonstrate it to potential employers?  We’ll be discussing what commercial awareness is, why it is important, how you demonstrate it, how you can get better at it, and how it can be used in a practical application by using some real life case studies.

Post Study Visa Advice - Wednesday 30th October 1pm - 2pm, King Henry 0.01

Interested in working in the UK after your graduation? Alana Holland, the International Student Advice Manager at the University of Portsmouth, will be providing information on some of the post-study visa options available to students.