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The professional networking and employability event for LGBTQ+ students and recent graduates

Taking place on Friday 4 October in Manchester, TARGETjobs presents EMPOWER, an employability event for LGBTQ+ students and recent graduates! In partnership with National Student Pride and some of the UK’s leading graduate employers, join us for the day to work on improving your interview skills directly with the recruiters, participate in an interactive session delivered by an experienced empowerment and life coach, have the opportunity to discuss any work challenges faced and how these were overcome by recent graduates in their current roles at work, build your professional and peer-to-peer network, and have the opportunity to put everything from the day into practise and apply to the employers on site.

Event date: Friday 4th October and applications are open now!

Who can apply

  • Current students and those that have recently graduated from a university in the UK
  • A self-defining LGBTQ+ student
  • On track for a 2.1 or above
4 October 2019
Portland Street, Manchester

Why Attend

Graduate employers across a wide range of career sectors are focusing on making sure LGBTQ+ employees feel confident to be their authentic selves in the workplace: not just accepting people’s differences but celebrating them.

Not only will this mindset benefit you as you apply for and begin your first graduate job, but organisations are increasingly recognising the value of a diverse and well-supported workforce. When employees are comfortable with who they are, they’re happier and more enthusiastic about their work – meaning they’ll do their job to the best of their ability.

We are excited to have Kate Taylor joining us to run a session on the day. Kate is an experienced Empowerment and Life coach and will be exploring themes with you to identify what’s really important to you and therefore what motivates you, and from here how you can set goals both inside and outside of work which will lead to a thriving and successful career.

Kate will also be looking at the importance of supporting yourself in terms of health and wellbeing, and ensuring you have the right support systems at work and in life such as mentors and role models which in turn, empowers you to make your own positive impact on your future work culture and the values your employer aspires to achieve.

Attending Empower will give you the chance to meet representatives from some of these employers for yourself and find out what they can offer you. They’ll explain why equality and inclusivity matter to them and give you some top-notch application and interview advice to help you get your ideal graduate job.