Presentation programme

General careers advice - Chancellor's Hall, first floor

> Synopsis: 

The presentation will provide a brief overview of ESCP Europe's Programmes followed by valuable insights on CV writing and Social Media profiles. Do you know how to impress? How interesting is your LinkedIn profile? How would you tweet yourself? 

What makes ESCP Europe Student Careers Services unique is our diverse and bespoke approach to our students' needs. We provide advice and support tailored to each student's requirements based on their professional aspirations and the industry or sector they are interested in. It is not only the fact that we welcome hundreds of students every year from all around the world, it is also the multicultural spirit of Faculty and Staff that enhance students' experience.

If you would like a taste of how ESCP Europe Careers Office empowers our students and builds up their skills, please join us!

> Speaker: Maria Tsianti, Senior Manager, Careers Service


> Synopsis:

Ever wonder how your CV comes across to a recruiter? Come find out!

A team of Recruiters and Hiring Managers from Fisher Investments will be presenting their top tips for a CV that will get their attention. They will also be discussing the biggest mistakes they see candidates make during the interview process and how you can avoid them.

Bring your CV! They will have time to look over it and give you advice to make your resume stand out.

If you make an impression, they may even give you an opportunity to interview for a job!


> Speakers: Zac Spencer and James Connolly 


> Synopsis:

Whichever career path you decide to embark on after university you will need a CV as part of a job application. It is also becoming increasingly likely that you will be asked to complete a Video Interview as a part of the recruitment process.

FDM Group’s CV and Video Interview Workshop is free to attend and is your chance to discover how to write a great CV and what to expect, how to prepare and excel in a Video Interview.

You will learn:

        > What employers look for in a CV

> Why employers use Video Interviews

> What transferrable skills employers are looking for and how to demonstrate these skills

> Hints and tips on how to impress in your CV and Video Interview

You will also have the chance to take part in a practical task to help build your confidence and gain practical experience!

  > Speaker:

Katherine Brewster, University Partnerships Team Lead

> Title: How to make the most of your Assessment Centre by Explore Learning

> Speaker: Francesca DiTano

Exhibitor talks - Rooms 102, 103 and 104 on the first floor

> Synopsis

Careers in the humanitarian sector are increasingly popular, but also highly competitive. This talk will explain the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross in conflict zones around the world and what we look for in candidates. If you want to know what it takes to get a meaningful, fascinating job in which you'll have the privilege to help to some of the world's most desperate people, this talk is for you. 

> Speaker:

Liz Harris




> Synopsis:

This presentation is on the importance of soft skills (particularly emotional intelligence) to complement the technical skills the graduate has.

 > Speaker:

AJ Purcell, Chief Auditor, CPA Australia

> Synopsis:

This talk is aimed at students who are looking for general information about what universities look for during the Masters degree application process, including personal statement advice, timelines and other useful hints. We will also discuss funding options for UK and EU students (as are current at the time of the presentation).    

> Speaker:

Lindsay Stewart has been working in UK higher education since 2005. After working briefly for a  professional services firm and managing admissions for the education division of Christie's, she managed outreach and recruitment activities for Engineering at Queen Mary, University of London. Recently as an International Officer for Regent's University London she rounded out a solid understanding of higher education expectations of potential students. She now works as the Postgraduate Recruitment Manager and manages EU recruitment for Goldsmiths, University of London.

> Synopsis: 

Aimed at students interested in chartered accountancy as a career, this presentation will tell you what you need to know and do to prepare for a career as a chartered accountant. Come along to find out more about:

  • How you can achieve ICAEW Chartered Accountant status by taking our globally-recognised ACA qualification;
  • The types of employers you can work for and how you can begin your ACA training;
  • Opportunities for career progression as an ICAEW Chartered Accountant;
  • Our University Student Scheme (USS).  

You don’t need to have studied a relevant degree to become ACA qualified. We currently have recent graduates from all degree disciplines from engineering to languages, history and geography to economics, maths and the arts. By attending, you’ll have a chance to ask us those burning questions and we will also give you hints and tips for applying for internships, placements and graduates roles with ICAEW Authorised Training Employers to help you kick-start your career.

> Speaker: Emma Gilson, Marketing Executive, ICAEW

> Synopsis:

Join this session to find out more about the range of exciting career opportunities available as a HR professional. In this presentation, we’ll discuss why HR is a great profession to be in, the skills you need to be successful in a HR role, and the different routes into the HR profession.

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. We are the voice of a worldwide community of more than 140,000 members committed to championing better work and working lives.

> Speaker: Hannah Pratt, Centre Development Liaison

Hannah spent the early part of her career working in HR and Recruitment within the finance industry before moving to her current role at CIPD in 2014. As Centre Development Liaison she works with universities, colleges and private training providers to promote CIPD qualifications and careers in HR.

> Synopsis:

One of the most common mistakes made by graduates is not being able to demonstrate motivation for the organisation or the role they have applied for. This motivation can be the difference between getting an offer and being rejected. This talk covers the importance of preparation, research and being able to convincingly demonstrate why you want the job and start your career with a particular company.

> Speaker:  

Sophie Galley, Schemes Recruitment Consultant

> Synopsis:

Britain is a world leader in ecommerce. More people shop online – and more money is spent online (as a percentage of the economy) – than in any other country. How can businesses keep ahead in such a competitive environment? This talk looks at some of the latest trends and innovations in ecommerce – and how Salmon, a leading ecommerce consultancy  has designed workable solutions for some of the world's outstanding brands. Talk suitable for anyone interested in technology, innovation and the digital economy.

> Speaker: Gareth Elms, Senior Consultant, Salmon

Gareth is a senior consultant at Salmon. He’s been with Salmon – as WPP company - for 5 years, having previously worked for Tesco and Monsoon-Accessorize.

> Synopsis:

> BARBRI International enables you to qualify as a US Attorney with the number 1 Bar Review Programme in the US and Internationally. We provide an international bar programme which prepares you for the US Bar exams and is tailored to non-US law graduates and professionals.

> The International Bar Review Programme has been running for 15 years and is the market leading course for non-US students. We’re part of BARBRI in the US, which has been at the top of the Bar Review business for 45 years and has trained over 1.2 million attorneys worldwide.

BARBRI International offers classroom based courses in the UK and Ireland and online study which can be completed anywhere in the world, and is designed specifically to help non U.S. law graduates pass the New York, California or Texas bar exam.  BARBRI International can greatly enhance your marketability in a competitive legal market at home and abroad by helping you obtain this outstanding international legal qualification.

> Synopsis

Why choose a career in teaching with Academies Enterprise Trust?

Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) is one of the largest multi academy sponsors with 66 Secondary, Primary and Special academies throughout England. We firmly believe that EVERY child deserves an excellent education and are committed to providing first class school-led teacher training through our Teaching School Alliance, accredited by 'Good' and 'Outstanding' Teacher Training Providers.

AET employs over 5,000 people and is an innovative, unique and exciting place to train.  We are always looking for talented individuals to join us, grow and develop within our Trust through School Direct Teacher Training.

What is School Direct?

School Direct offers both tuition fee based and salaried routes into teacher training at Primary, Secondary and Special schools. Tuition Fee based positions are funded by the trainee through loans, bursaries and scholarships whilst Salaried attract government funding to subsidise salary and training costs.

What will the training look like?

You will spend the majority of your time training in the classroom in two contrasting academies or schools, building your confidence in an academy environment whilst receiving excellent mentoring support from passionate teachers and educationalists who have an excellent track record of offering outstanding initial teacher training.

What qualifications will I get?

We provide an opportunity for you to gain Professional Qualifications: QTS, PGCE and Masters credits within a supportive and collaborative environment. 

Will I be offered a job at the end of my training?

We guarantee a job within Academies Enterprise Trust for all those who achieve QTS at a good or outstanding level!

What other benefits are available?

Our programme will be the start of your professional learning journey, which ensures that you continue to fulfil your full potential throughout your career.  Our learning and development opportunities, including our newly qualified teacher programme will train and support you for your first year as a qualified teacher. When the time is right for you to take the next steps to achieve your career aspirations, we have programmes aimed at developing and supporting middle and senior leaders.

How do I apply?

Just contact us!  We provide all the support and guidance you require for the UCAS application process and can also provide school experience placements for you, which is valuable evidence for your application!

If you are interested in finding out more about training as a teacher with Academies Enterprise Trust then visit or for friendly support and advice, contact us on 0845 4530163

> Speakers: 

Jane Butler, Deputy Director AET teaching School Alliance and Ian Taylor, Leader of Mathematics and Numeracy


 > Synopsis: 

Are you a high-achieving graduate looking for a challenging career? Do you want to make a positive impact on society? Are you looking to develop your leadership skills? Then Frontline is for you.

This year we’re recruiting 300 outstanding individuals onto our prestigious two-year graduate programme and offering you the opportunity to join one of Britain’s toughest yet most rewarding professions. With Frontline you’ll help to transform the lives of vulnerable children and families while gaining the leadership skills needed to drive change in social work and broader society.

If you would like to find out more about our leadership development programme and to speak to a member of our recruitment team then come along to our talk at the London Graduate Fair. We will be providing our top tips for submitting an outstanding application to Frontline and advice on how to apply. 

> Speaker: 

John Batteson, Recruitment Officer 

> Synopsis:

Is postgraduate study in your future? If so, the first step is taking the GMAT or GRE. These exams can be tricky, but Manhattan Prep will help you unpack what these exams are really testing and how you can most effectively tackle them. 

 At the London Graduate Fair, Manhattan Prep Vice President and General Manager, Rey Fernandez, will present on the following topics: 

> What are the GMAT and GRE?

> What scores do the top postgraduate programmes require?

> How can Manhattan Prep support you as you begin your studies?


> Speaker: Rey Fernandez, Manhattan Prep Vice President, General Manager, and GMAT instructor


Rey is a native of the Bronx, New York City, and earned a computer science degree at Harvard before promptly rejecting any career that involved computers in favor of the noble teaching profession. He taught at several schools and non-profits before earning his MBA at the University of California Berkeley - Haas Business School, which he entered with a 99th percentile GMAT score of 760 (out of 800.)

He has been part of the Manhattan Prep team since 2006 and since then has taught hundreds of students in San Francisco and New York City. Today, he is the Vice President and General manager of the company. In Rey's spare time, he's with his family, whipping something up in the kitchen, or teaching himself to play the drums.

> Synopsis

Meeting all the needs

Presented by Barry Huggett OBE, Principal of More House Foundation

[Becoming a trained teacher whilst working in a specialist school]

Learn how to make a difference, to change young people’s lives. To gain training leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) but much more.

To develop your own personal skills all the while being paid a competitive salary and achieving all of this in a beautiful environment with quality facilities, yet within easy reach of London, the south coast and Heathrow.