The Careers Centre can provide advice and information to employees relating to graduate-level career options. Their website has a wealth of resources including subscription and password protected sections giving access to sector-specific sites, practise aptitude and personality tests, vacancy databases, international careers information, and funding resources. They can also offer one-to-one advice on writing effective CVs and applications, interview and assessment centre preparation and job search strategies and networking.
CAPOD provide a range of training opportunities for all types of staff, both academic and support. Please click here for further details.
Academic staff can apply for research leave provided they meet certain conditions. Please click here for guidance.
The University operates a mentoring scheme for both academic and support staff. Please click here for further details.
IT Training and Certification
For those looking to improve their IT skills profile, the opportunity to achieve a Microsoft-backed qualification to validate desktop computer skills is available free to all staff. The University, through CAPOD, is licensed to offer Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications (MOS), an industry-standard qualification which administers a task-based exam based on the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of programs. Resources are available to help prepare for the exams and along with the exams are offered at no additional cost to staff. For more information see the MOS web pages.