Future You

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Future You is brought to you by Prospects, the graduate careers experts. We're here to help you achieve your career goals. Listen for invaluable insights and practical advice from top employers, graduates and experts. Whether you're a current student or already graduated, this is essential listening as you take the next step towards future you.

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What's postgrad study really like and how different is it from being an undergraduate? These are the key questions you'll need to answer if you're considering staying on at (or returning to) university. Lottie Jacob studied history at the University of Reading before taking a Masters in the same subject - making her an ideal guide to help you decide whether postgraduate study is right for you. In this episode of Future You, Lottie discusses life as a postgrad, the step up from undergraduate study, dealing with finances, extra-curricular activities and much more. Visit www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses to search for postgraduate courses. Email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. A transcript of this episode will be available at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Nov 30

22 min 11 sec

Are you considering a career as a teacher? Interested, but got questions about how teacher training works? Not sure where to turn for advice and support? In this episode of Future You, teacher Mitchell Scott and Ibrar Khan from Get Into Teaching provide all the answers. They talk through how they started their teaching careers, what it's like the first time you face a classroom full of young people, the challenges and rewards of the job, and where you can find help when deciding whether it's the right option for you. You can find lots more tips on getting into teaching at www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/job-sectors/teacher-training-and-education Email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. A transcript of this episode will be available at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Nov 2

34 min 35 sec

When you're searching for graduate jobs, you'll hear a lot from employers about how important diversity, equality and inclusion are to them - and rightly so. But what does this mean in practice for you when you join a company? In this episode we go beyond the slogans with Barbra Carlisle from Arcadis, who provides a fascinating and detailed insight into what the organisation does to ensure that you have the opportunity to be successful, whatever your background. Search for graduate jobs at employers like Arcadis by visiting: https://www.prospects.ac.uk/graduate-jobs Email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. A transcript of this episode will be available at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Oct 26

26 min 18 sec

If you're from an art history, fine art or scientific background - or have an interest in any of those subjects - this one is for you. Have you considered turning your hand to art conservation? Lucy Fellows studied the MA Conservation of Easel Paintings at The Courtauld in London. In this episode of Future You, she gives us a fascinating insight into the world of art conservation, what inspired her to choose a postgraduate course in this field, and the career pathway it opens up. Visit www.prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses to search for postgraduate courses. Email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. A transcript of this episode will be available at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Oct 19

28 min 18 sec

Have you ever considered becoming a police officer? It's not traditionally a career choice that comes to mind when you think of graduates straight out of uni. But Anokhi Chouhan joined the Police Now graduate scheme after studying maths and tells a fascinating story about how she reached that decision, despite initial surprise among her friends and family - who were also concerned that she may face racism and discrimination. Now she is a passionate champion of Police Now's mission to bring diverse and inspiring new leaders into policing, and discusses her experiences on the two-year graduate programme, including what it felt like the first time she was out there doing real police work. Police Now recruitment officer Shona Ford also joins the show to guide us through the application process and the different routes your career in policing can take after completing the programme. Visit www.prospects.ac.uk/graduate-jobs to find and apply for graduate jobs. Email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. A transcript of this episode will be available at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Aug 17

41 min 8 sec

In this episode of Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects, we hear from Joshua Carney at GSK about what it's like to start your career at a large multinational healthcare company. We discuss applications, diversity and inclusion, long-term career development and why you shouldn't worry if you don't have quite as much work experience as you expected due to the events of the last couple of years. Visit www.prospects.ac.uk/graduate-jobs to find and apply for graduate jobs. Email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. A transcript of this episode will be available at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Aug 10

17 min 23 sec

Future You is here to help you achieve your career goals. In this episode, Rebecca Fielding, managing director and founder of Gradconsult, explains the growth mindset, why it matters to employers - and how it can transform your search for a graduate job. After all, getting your career started isn't all about qualifications, skills and experience - your attitude matters too. The episode contains extracts from our Future You webinar held in May 2021, which you can watch in full here: www.prospects.ac.uk/future-you-webinars You can email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. Find a transcript of this episode at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Jul 27

20 min 20 sec

Work experience opportunities have been hard to come by in the last 18 months as a result of the pandemic. But don't worry too much if that's left some gaps in your CV. In this episode of Future You, Clare Beynon from Enterprise Rent-a-Car provides top tips, insights and advice on how to impress with your job applications, mistakes to avoid, and how to show you're the right person for the role even without those recent work experiences under your belt. Visit www.prospects.ac.uk/graduate-jobs to find and apply for graduate jobs. Email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. A transcript of this episode will be available at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Jul 21

26 min 53 sec

This episode of Future You introduces a brand new postgraduate course at UCL. If you're interested in public health and tackling inequalities through arts-led community-based solutions, this could be just what you're looking for. Professor Helen Chatterjee explains why the MASc Creative Health has been set up, who it's aimed at, and what careers students might go onto once they have completed their studies.  Visit prospects.ac.uk/postgraduate-courses to search for postgraduate courses. Email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. A transcript of this episode will be available at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Jul 13

22 min 24 sec

This is Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects. We're here to help you achieve your career goals. In this episode, we hear from Katherine Brewster, who tells us all about the graduate programmes at FDM Group. She gives plenty of tips on applications and explains that you don't necessarily need a technical background to be successful at the forefront of tech and innovation. Visit www.prospects.ac.uk/graduate-jobs to find and apply for graduate jobs. Email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. A transcript of this episode will be available at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Jul 8

24 min 40 sec

Welcome back to Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects. We're here to help you achieve your career goals. In this episode, find out what to expect from a virtual assessment centre, and get some key tips on how to perform to your best. You'll hear from recruiters at three top graduate employers, Arcadis, Aldi and Police Now. The episode contains extracts from our Future You webinar held in April 2021, which you can watch in full here: www.prospects.ac.uk/future-you-webinars Visit www.prospects.ac.uk/graduate-jobs to find and apply for graduate jobs. You can email podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any feedback, questions or comments. Find a transcript of this episode at: www.prospects.ac.uk/podcasts

Jul 8

17 min 39 sec

Future You is back to help you achieve your career goals.  Brought to you by graduate careers experts Prospects, this series of Future You will bring you insights, experience and advice from employers, recent graduates, postgrad course leaders and other experts. Visit prospects.ac.uk/podcasts for more information or contact podcast@prospects.ac.uk with any questions, comments or feedback. Prospects is part of Jisc.

Jun 30

2 min 15 sec

In this bonus episode of Future You, careers adviser Amy Carpenter provides some hints and tips on how to manage those first few weeks and months after graduation - from organising your job search and staying motivated, to going back to uni for postgraduate study. Get lots more advice on postgrad study, applying for jobs, writing CVs and cover letters, and much much more by visiting www.prospects.ac.uk. You can search for your ideal job there too. Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk FIND OUT MORE www.prospects.ac.uk www.uos.ac.uk

Nov 2019

9 min 58 sec

We're focusing on teaching in this episode of Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects. Listen if you have ambitions to be a teacher but aren't sure what route to take, or if you've never considered teaching before and want to know if it's for you. We'll hear from Hannah Smith, who goes in-depth about the Teach First graduate programme (01:04). Then careers adviser Amy Carpenter (16:53) provides an overview of other routes into teaching, what funding is available and how to get work experience. For more information about careers in the classroom, head to www.prospects.ac.uk/teacher-training Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk FIND OUT MORE www.prospects.ac.uk www.teachfirst.org.uk www.uos.ac.uk

Nov 2019

25 min 25 sec

In this episode of Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects, we're focusing on job interviews. Telephone interviews, face-to-face interviews, video interviews. Competency-based, strengths-based, values-based. There are so many different types and formats of graduate job interview that it can be daunting and confusing. To help you feel confident at your next graduate job interview, we speak to two major employers - Amy Ward from DHL (01:57) and Yohanna Wilson from White & Case (22:59) - to get their expert advice. Careers adviser Amy Carpenter (12:03) is here to give you some tips on preparing for an interview, what to do on the day, and the importance of getting feedback. Visit www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-advice/interview-tips for lots more information and advice on job interviews, including example questions and answers, and some suggestions for what you might want to ask the employer at the end of the interview. Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk FIND OUT MORE www.prospects.ac.uk www.logistics.dhl/gb-en/home/careers.html www.uos.ac.uk www.whitecase.com/careers

Oct 2019

35 min 49 sec

In this episode of Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects, we're talking about skills - how to identify the ones you've got, how to get new ones, and how to show employers that you have them. Careers adviser Amy Carpenter (02:12) provides advice on how to go about self-assessing your skills and has some great tips on how to develop new skills. Then Francesca DiTano from Explore Learning (11:05) gives us an employer's perspective on the skills they expect graduates to have - and which ones are too often missing. If you want to take the Job Match quiz mentioned in the show, to see how your skills and interests match up to graduate jobs and careers, head to www.prospects.ac.uk/job-match Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk FIND OUT MORE www.prospects.ac.uk www.uos.ac.uk www.explorelearning.co.uk

Oct 2019

26 min 58 sec

Welcome to Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects. In this episode we're focusing on entrepreneurship. How can you tell whether you can make it as an entrepreneur? Are you born with entrepreneurial skills or can they be learned? What help is available at university if you have ambitions to become an entrepreneur? We've got a fascinating interview with Trigger Conversations founder Georgie Nightingall (02:01), who provides an in-depth insight into the challenges and rewards of entrepreneurship. Then careers adviser Amy Carpenter (29:10) gives her take on how you can get started as an entrepreneur. Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk FIND OUT MORE www.prospects.ac.uk www.triggerconversations.co.uk www.uos.ac.uk

Sep 2019

36 min 41 sec

In the first episode of Future You, the podcast from graduate careers experts Prospects, we're talking about graduate schemes. What are they? How do you get through the application process? What's it like being on a scheme? What happens when it comes to an end? Here to answer all these questions and more are recruiters and graduates from The Co-operative Bank (02:12) and Ryanair (37:00), as well as our resident careers adviser Amy Carpenter (27:15). There's some great insight and advice here if you're interested in applying for a graduate scheme, not just in banking or aviation, but in any industry. Follow us on Twitter @prospects or send questions and comments by email to podcast@prospects.ac.uk FIND OUT MORE www.prospects.ac.uk www.co-operativebankjobs.co.uk careers.ryanair.com www.uos.ac.uk 

Sep 2019

57 min 27 sec

Take control of your career with Future You, the new podcast coming soon from graduate careers experts Prospects. FIND OUT MORE www.prospects.ac.uk

Aug 2019

1 min 10 sec