Careers Service

Employer & Sector Insights

Employer & Sector Insights

Get valuable insights into employers and what different careers involve.

Every organisation is different - attending events is a great way to gain an insight into an employer's culture and values, find out more about their opportunities and get useful tips to help you make a strong application. You can also get insights into different career options and what it's really like to work in a range of sectors, to help with your career planning.

PWC has some useful advice on engaging with employers and getting the best out of these opportunities.

On this page you can find Careers Service events and sessions on a range of sectors and occupations. We also work closely with top graduate employers who offer events specifically for Newcastle University students.

See details of upcoming live events below. You can also find recordings from our careers sessions and webinars.

Upcoming events

Events will be listed by date below. 

  • External Event: The changes to qualifying as a lawyer

    Learn more about the changes to qualifying as a solicitor

    Date/Time: 17 August 2021, 11:00-11:30

    Venue: Online

  • External Event: LawCareersNetLIVE Virtual

    Join this 2 day online event to meet some of the most dynamic and interesting firms in the UK.

    Date/Time: 07-08 December 2021, 13:30-17:00

    Venue: Online

  • External Event: LawCareersNetLIVE London

    Join this event in London to meet some of the most dynamic and interesting firms in the UK.

    Date/Time: 03 December 2021, 09:15-16:30

    Venue: County Hall, London, SE1 7PB

  • External Event: LawCareersNetLIVE Manchester

    Join this event in Manchester to meet some of the most dynamic and interesting firms in the UK.

    Date/Time: 26 November 2021, 09:15-16:30

    Venue: 11 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3HU

  • External Event: Gray's Inn University Advocacy Day

    Are you considering a career as a barrister?

    Date/Time: Sept-Oct 2021, dates and times TBC

    Venue: Online

  • External Event: Equal Engineers Careers Fairs: London Engineering & Technology Fair 2021

    Ever considered a career in engineering or technology once you finish university?

    Date/Time: 3 November 2021, 12:00 - 15:30

    Venue: Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Sq, Holborn, London, WC1R 4RL

  • External Event: Equal Engineers: Virtual Careers Festival 2021 - Women in Engineering

    Ever considered a career in engineering or technology, as a graduate, career change or new job? Join virtually to learn about opportunities!

    Date/Time: 1 November 2021, 10:00 - 13:00

    Venue: Online

  • External Event: Equal Engineers: Virtual Careers Festival 2021 - Race & Ethnicity in Engineering

    Ever considered a career in engineering or technology, as a graduate, career change or new job? Join virtually to learn about opportunities!

    Date/Time: 2 November 2021, 10:00 - 13:00

    Venue: Online

  • External Event: How to Secure a place on a Graduate Programme

    Thinking of applying to a graduate programme?

    Date/Time: 15 September 2021, 18:00-19:15

    Venue: Online

  • External Event: Frontline: A Career that Drives Social Change

    With the unprecedented impact of COVID-19, more of you than ever want to embark on a career that’s impactful.

    Date/Time: 24 August 2021, 18:00-19:15

    Venue: Online


  • Recorded events and webinars

    Access our recorded careers sessions and webinars, for you to watch in your own time.


    Get Ready to Graduate: Careers in Sustainability - Employer Panel

    This webinar took place in May 2021 and was part of our Get Ready to Graduate Pathway, aimed at final year students and graduates. 

    We were joined by representatives from Northumbrian Water, EVS Energy and Wood PLC who discussed their Green agenda and the skills they look for in candidates.

    Watch this recording [44:17] to find out:

    • what it means to work in sustainability 
    • what the challenges and developments are in their sector
    • what the key skills and attributes their organisation looks for in candidates
    • top tips to help you stand out to employers
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    Get Ready to Graduate: Careers in the Non-profit and Public Sector - Employer Panel

    This webinar took place in May 2021 and was part of our Get Ready to Graduate Pathway, aimed at final year students and graduates. 

    We were joined by representatives from Citizen's Advice, Altitude, Durham Constabulary and The Army who discussed the benefits of starting your career in the non-profit and public sector.

    Watch this recording [55:12] to find out:

    • what it's like to work in the non-profit and public sector
    • what experience do you need to help you find a graduate job in the sector
    • what skills and attributes do recruiters look for
    • how the panel started in their careers 
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