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Employability Ambassadors

Employability Ambassadors

The Employability Ambassador scheme is a student-led support service. It encourages students to think about work experience and employability at an early stage of their studies.

The scheme encourages students to think about work experience and employability at an early stage of their studies.

As an ambassador, you'll use your own employment experiences and successes to support students. You'll help them to find out how to go about planning their own career development.

You'll promote the benefits of having a proactive approach to employability, giving advice on things like:

  • securing a year placement
  • finding a lab placement
  • applying for a part-time job
  • funding your way through university
  • moving on to further study
  • finding a summer research placement 

Find out more about our Employability Ambassadors 2020-2021 (0.3MB pdf)

"Being an ambassador was a great way to improve my confidence and skills in organising and promoting events. In helping others find ideas for future careers or work experience, I found that I helped myself".

Become an Ambassador

As an ambassador, you'll be responsible for organising events and activities. You'll promote the importance of engagement 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. If you would like further information on the scheme, contact Dr Vanessa Armstrong.

Past ambassadors

Becky Robinson, BSc Pharmacology with Professional Placement Year, Stage 3 2019-2020

"In my role as an Employability Ambassador, I had the opportunity to offer advice and support to fellow students applying for and securing professional placements. I actively promoted career events within the School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences. I assisted in creating a careers newsletter. I advertised employability boosting opportunities to prospective students at university open days.

The role has built my confidence in promoting events. It has enabled me to demonstrate and develop key transferable skills. These have enhanced my own employability."