Employability for Stage 2 Business Programmes - CB790

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Yearlong
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The module helps prepare students to acquire and develop the employability and transferable skills necessary to search and successfully apply for work experience and graduate opportunities in the commercial and public sector and postgraduate study.

The curriculum builds on employability support offered at Stage 1 providing intermediate level knowledge and exercises in application writing, CVs, careers advice, interview and assessment centre techniques, numeracy and competency tests, and psychometric evaluation.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 15 hours
Private study hours: 35
Total study hours: 50

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods:
Personal pitch video (5 minute) - interview practice (50%)
CV/Cover letter updated since stage 1 (50%)

Both the assessments above must be passed in order to pass the module and successfully complete the module learning outcomes.

Reassessment method:

Indicative reading

Cottrell, S. (2015), Skills for Success, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Rook, S. (2013), The Graduate Career Guidebook, London: Palgrave Macmillan

Trought, F. (2011), Brilliant Employability Skills, London: Prentice Hall

Kent Careers and Employability Service


Employability for Business Stage 2 Students (Moodle module)

Graduate Aptitude Tests (Guide to Psychometric tests)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Understand career and postgraduate further study opportunities in Business and related fields for Business graduates within the UK and overseas
- Understand the importance of relevant work experience and how to search, prepare and apply for relevant work experience e.g. internships and placements.
- Demonstrate awareness of placement opportunities and the Year in Industry programmes and possibility of transferring to these degrees
- Have understanding of different recruitment processes employed by business and government
- Understand and have practice of internship CV and cover letter writing, application writing, interview techniques (face to face, telephone and video), competency tests and team based recruitment exercises

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate confidence in researching business, finance and government agencies for the purposes of applications for internships
- Develop and articulate their individual and work-ready skills and attributes
- Undertake online tasks and activities relevant to internship recruitment
- Initiate, manage and reflect on their own performance
- Recognise the importance of relevant internships for graduates.

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