Our ambassadors use their own employment experiences and successes to support students with how to go about planning their own career development.
They promote the benefits of having a proactive approach to employability, giving advice on things like:
- finding a lab placement
- applying for a part time job
- funding your way through university
- moving on to further study
Find out more about our Employability Ambassadors 2017-2018
Become an ambassador
As an ambassador, you'll be responsible for organising events and activities and continually promoting the importance of being engaged in employability.
To apply for a position, you'll need to send us your CV and a cover letter. If you're selected, you'll be employed on a part-time basis during term time. This is approximately three hours per week.
Graduated July 2016
Being an employability ambassador was a great way to improve my confidence and skills in organising and promoting events. But more importantly, in helping others find ideas for future careers or work experience, I also found information that helped myself.
It was great to engage with other students about their career choices and it felt like we helped to get students thinking about their plans early, so that there isn’t a mad panic in third year.
Graduated July 2015
I really enjoyed my experience as an employability ambassador, and I applied to gain more experience with organising events, which the ambassadors have free reign on! I also learnt how helpful and useful the careers service are at Newcastle, and pass their details onto students in younger years.
I loved giving students advice about any queries they have about work experience, future careers or choosing a course to specialise.
BSc Biomedical Sciences
Graduated July 2015
Being part of the team allowed me to share my experiences and give advice in order to help other students to achieve their extra-curricular potential.
Working with students and staff, I was also able to develop my own skills. I have improved my personal employability through the work that we did.