Huddersfield Employability Fund
Current students and recent graduates (for up to 6 months after graduation) are now able to apply for the Huddersfield Employability Fund.
The Huddersfield Employability Fund is focussed around five key aims, which are to enable students to
- Access networking opportunities
- Access unpaid opportunities
- Develop skills
- Enhance global awareness
- Prepare for, and attend, interviews and assessment centres
What can you use it for?
The purpose of the fund is to provide discretionary grants to any student, or recent graduate, who needs it to develop their career and employability skills. There are some examples below illustrating what this could include, but any reasonable application for funds will be considered.
- Contribution to travel and subsistence costs for attending job interviews, undertaking unpaid work experience, and volunteering.
- Attendance to short courses that improve employability, e.g. boosting confidence, assertiveness, leadership.
- Studio time or workshop space to add to a portfolio.
- Specialised software or equipment, e.g. recording equipment to help Media students who wish to be self-employed.
- Setting up website to showcase work.
- Help purchasing appropriate clothing for interviews.
- Acquiring GCSE Maths, English and Science.
How to apply for the fund?
Your application must demonstrate how your proposed spending contributes to at least one of the Fund’s five key aims, and the Panel will review this to consider your application.
Whilst the Fund gives priority to certain groups of students, it is open to all students, and you should expect to hear the outcome of your application within four weeks.
If you would like help with your application, you can come to one of the drop in sessions with the Careers Service, times are available here.
As this is a discretionary fund, all decisions of the Panel are final.
A requirement of receiving the funding is to create a short blog post for our Careers Blog, feel free to check out all of our recent case studies on our blog!
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