If you are in your final year, or have graduated recently, GradForce can help fast track your graduate career with their exclusive GetHired! employability programme and graduate jobs

GradForce is an Office for Students (OfS) funded project created to help maximise your employability potential and access jobs in Kent and Medway. We have a particular focus on underrepresented groups within the University to level the playing field and ensure that all students leave CCCU with equal opportunity to transition into graduate-level employment.

We aim to help you in a number of ways:

  • Build confidence in yourself and realise what you have to offer an employer
  • Understand how to nail the graduate job selection process
  • Access to exclusive GradForce graduate-level jobs

Registration is now open for the next Get Hired! training programme

We can only accept a limited number of students onto the Get Hired! programme during the academic year 2021/2022. You must be a final year undergraduate, postgraduate, recent unemployed alumnus or recent graduate currently working in a non-graduate role to apply for the programme. Click here to apply.

GradForce Get Hired! programme

Many new graduates are unaware of what to expect or what is required of them as they move on from University. Being a graduate requires a graduate mentality and GradForce will help ensure you leave Christ Church with that. One of the aims of GradForce is to help develop your confidence to think and act like a professional by understanding yourself and knowing what an employer looks for in a recent graduate employee.

GradForce have created the bespoke FREE Get Hired! training programme which comprises of 5 core topics that focus on building on your strengths, enabling a growth mindset ready to face challenges, giving realistic expectations and fully preparing you for the graduate recruitment cycle.

The programme will begin with a launch event in November, with a suite of regular workshops taking place until March the following year.

From April onwards, we will start matching your career goals with suitable graduate-level opportunities in Kent and get you hired!

In order to complete the programme, you must attend all of the core sessions. Successful completion of the programme will not only result in confidence and preparation when entering the graduate job market, but also a signed certificate you can add to your LinkedIn profile and to your CV. The programme will conclude in a celebration evening, where you will receive your certificate and a gift voucher as a reward for your commitment, dedication, and in recognition of becoming a GradForce graduate.

We welcome all final year undergraduate, postgraduate, recent unemployed alumnus or recent graduates currently working in a non-graduate role to apply for the programme. We have a commitment to creating equal opportunities, so we actively encourage applicants from under-represented groups, including:

  • BAME students
  • Students with disabilities
  • First-generation students
  • Care Leavers

Attend FREE Get Hired! Events

Many new graduates are unaware of what to expect or what is required of them as they move on from University. Being a graduate requires a graduate mentality and GradForce will ensure you leave Christ Church with that. One of the aims of GradForce is to help develop your confidence to think and act like a professional by understanding yourself and knowing what an employer looks for in a recent graduate employee.

If you are in your final year and missed out on signing up to the Get Hired! programme, or if you’re in your second year, you can attend one of the FREE sessions now to get a taste of what GradForce offers final year students and recent alumni. You do not have to be registered to the GradForce programme to take part. We are offering a range of virtual sessions focusing on building your personal and professional development ready for entering the graduate workplace. The events are all FREE and can be booked now on our Eventbrite page.

We are thrilled with the success of GradForce so far and have secured exclusive graduate roles for our students with local employers. The feedback from our employers has been excellent; confirming just how work-ready our graduates are.

FamyGradForce Project Lead

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