What can I expect?
IT’s not just for the boys! is primarily an employability networking event, but you won’t find employers at stands handing out leaflets and reeling off the usual spiel. Instead you’ll be invited to have real conversations with representatives from top organisations, whether they are on the recruitment team, graduate schemes or board of directors and take part in unique interactive session all aimed to help you achieve your dream career!
Is this a fast track to graduate schemes and internships?
Yes and no. Remember this event is primarily an employability networking event, you will get first hand advice from recruiters on what roles they offer, the application process, and gain useful hints and tips of information that is not online in this unique experience. It will then be your responsibility however to follow up on the contacts you speak to and put all the advice you have learnt to complete the applications. In the past it has been known for previous applicants to be fast tracked through an application process, so make sure you update your CV mention that you attended IT’s not just for the boys!
What will I be doing on the day?
We’ll group you with other attendees (usually a maximum of 8 per group) to work on team challenges (a great opportunity to showcase team work, decision making and communication skills), facilitate skills sessions with recruiters who’ll offer the inside scoop on application tips, assessment centres and how to create your personal brand so you stand out from the crowd.
What is the dress code for the event?
Smart business wear. Please do not wear t-shirts, denim or trainers (even black ones!)
Will I get my travel costs to the event be reimbursed?
Travel expenses are usually reimbursed up to the value of £50. However, if your travel expenses exceed this amount we may be able contribute more, but this will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Is there a charge for the event?
No, the event is completely free to attend!