Preparatory sessions



The preparatory sessions are intended to equip you with the right set of technical and soft skills and to support you throughout the process of finding and securing a placement.

The sessions are run by the Department of Computer Science, Careers & Employability Service. Often we invite prospective employers to run our sessions; these sessions provide general information regarding useful skills and equip you with inside advice on how to successfully secure a placement. 

You are required to attend all sessions.

The programme is subject to change depending on the speakers’ availability.

All resources available on the Internal Departmental Web Server.


Preparatory Sessions


WHO  Y2 students enrolled on a programme with a year in Industry

LOCATIONS  Ashton Lecture Theatre, unless explicitly stated

September 29th

Useful links

Introduction to the preparatory sessions for the year in Industry


Introduction to placements

  1. C.Martindale

October 6th

IT Career Options

Web Applications

October 13th

Skills sessions

  1. C.Martindale

Psychometric tests

J. Layland

October 20th

Application Forms.


CV workshop.

C. Martindale

October 27th

Registering with websites, Linkedin profile etc.

C. Martindale

CV and Application surgery.

C. Martindale

November 3rd

Prepare for the fair.
THALES and past YINI students

November 10th

Interview skills.

FDM Group

November 17th

November 24th

December 1st

December 8th

CV and Application surgery.

C. Martindale


Meet past placement students

Past YINI students

December 15th

Do your best at assessment centres.


CV and Application surgery.

C. Martindale

Getting the most from your placement.

C. Martindale

Case studies scenarios & solutions.
V. Tamma

Module evaluation.

C. Martindale

Placement assessment.
V. Tamma