Workshops offer insight for jobseekers at Recruitment Event this Friday
Jobseekers have a unique opportunity to talk to more than 20 local employers - to find out what they're looking for and how you might fit into their teams - at Cambridge Network's special Recruitment Event this Friday (September 16th).
Whether or not you are in the market for a new job, you can't afford to miss the chance to see what's available and to hear from some of the region's leading employer companies.
Candidates attending the event, from 12 noon to 4pm at The Hauser Forum (Entrepreneurship Centre, 3 Charles Babbage Road, Cambridge CB3 0GT) have the added bonus of a series of workshops designed to help you learn about the industries in which some of the organisations operate, as well as their working environments, values and culture.
Despite the Cambridge region's reputation for high-tech – and of course there are many software, engineering, science and technical vacancies – there is a remarkable breadth of opportunity, with roles in sales, marketing, administration, HR, finance, communications and legal also on offer.
“There will be hundreds of jobs available in the room,” says Claire Angus, Head of the Network's popular jobs board Recruitment Gateway, “and there is literally something for everyone.”
Although potential candidates can just drop in anytime that afternoon, they are encouraged to sign up (it's free) and if you are interested in attending any of the workshops (see the list below), please email Claire.Angus@cambridgenetwork.co.uk to indicate your particular interests and help the team manage numbers.
As well as a series of workshops from 12 noon to 2pm from retail giant Amazon, three other event sponsors will be offering interactive workshops:
12.10pm – 12.35 pm Life Science Group Workshop: Engineering biology
The fascinating overlap between biology and engineering is fertile ground for breakthrough technology development. TTP is working with many of the world’s leading life science companies to develop enabling technology in bioprocess, cell therapy and molecular diagnostics applications.
12.40 – 1.05pm Medical Devices Workshop: Making the right product, right.
Markets are littered with technically-accomplished failures, and there are many concepts which never made it to launch. TTP’s distinctive approach to product definition and development has evolved to maximise its clients’ chances of success – and of the company seeing its designs out in the world.
1.10pm – 1.35pm Communications Group Workshop: From sensors in the body to comms in outer space
TTP's clients work in areas as diverse as biometric sensing, industrial automation and wide area networking. But they all look for technical innovation that will deliver profound commercial advantages. TTP combines a deep understanding of communication theory with a broad systems knowledge to create products that deliver those advantages.
2pm – 2.30pm Science journalism: Chemistry in the news
Phillip Broadwith from Chemistry World magazine lifts the lid on the life of a chemistry journalist, from chasing news stories to crafting feature articles and presenting podcasts.
2.45pm - 3.15pm Death to ICT
How IT departments have evolved, and why you need to care if you work in IT. Talk from Alan Smith, Senior Software Developer at the Royal Society of Chemistry.
3.30pm – 4pm Look East: the opportunities & challenges of science in India
Talk from Vibhuti Patel, International Development Manager. Vibhuti Patel talks about working with one of the world’s fastest growing economies and an emerging scientific powerhouse.
Domino Printing will have three separate workshops (running from 2pm – 2.30pm; 2.45pm – 3.15pm and 3.30pm – 4pm), within which their Product Manager will give you an introduction to the company and talk about some of their technology.
These sessions will involve practical exercises and give you the opportunity to speak to key members of their hiring teams and Line Managers.
If you are interested in attending any of the workshops, please indicate your interests by emailing Claire.Angus@cambridgenetwork.co.uk
Image: interaction at Cambridge Network's successful recruitment event in May 2016
Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK. We bring people together - from business and academia - to meet each other and share ideas, encouraging collaboration and partnership for shared success.