Employability Skills: Readiness

This guide includes resources that will help you get ready to get the job you want or to create your own activity.

Readiness is the mindset of projecting yourself into the future to take better actions and decisions. This guide includes resources that will help you get ready to get the job you want or to create your own activity:


The Careers+ team is here to help you develop your employability and entrepreneurship skills:

  • Career Options & Planning
  • Job Search
  • Work Experience, Placements & Internships
  • CVs, Cover Letters & Applications
  • Interviews & Assessment Centres
  • Networking
  • Self-Employment & Entrepreneurship
  • Professional Mentoring
  • Masters and further study


Careers+ is your first resource when it comes to build employability readiness.



Centre for Academic Success

The Centre for Academic Success offers a range of services providing academic support to Birmingham City University students, such as workshops, one-to-one and small group tutorials and online study guides on a variety of subjects including:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills
  • Report writing
  • Dissertations
  • Referencing
  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Project management
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • and other technical subjects.


Centre for Academic Success (iCity)

Graduate +

Graduate+ is the extra-curricular awards framework offered by the University.

It is designed to help you identify and reflect on what you do so that you can promote yourself with confidence. Why not aim for the Gold Award?



Discover Your Digital Skills @ BCU and Beyond

Students with portable computers studying togetherDigital Literacy is an incredibly important set of skills in the modern world.
BCU gives you access to the Digital Skills Discovery Tool so you can test your skills and access hundreds of learning resources: e-learning courses, blogs or useful channels.
Visiting the JISC Discovery Tool frequently will help you monitor your progress, and measure the differences you are making.


Access the Discovery Tool

Library resources to help you be ready