Employability Day 2022

Posted on: 19 October 2022 by Samantha Riella in Events & News

Employability Day was for University of Liverpool students and graduates to make them believe in themselves, be inspired by others, and open their mind to what’s possible.

The theme this year was #Career Confidence. The day was about meeting new people, learning new things, and taking small steps towards goals. 

The Main Stage

Keynote Speaker

Introduced by the Director of Careers and Employability at the University of Liverpool Iwan Williams, Martina Witter has over 20 years’ experience working within the wellbeing and mental health field helping individuals to develop a strong mindset that allows them to turn bottlenecks into breakthroughs and increase performance and productivity in organisations. Due to her contributions to the field, she has been featured in HuffPost, Thrive, Global, Metro, The Voice, and BBC Radio Manchester.

Careers in People and the Public Sector

Hear from:

Psychology graduate Sian Jenkins who joined Unlocked and worked as a prison officer in Oxfordshire for 2 years and completed her MSc. Last year she started a PhD at the University of Leicester.

Biological and Medical Science graduate Erin Murphy, who is currently on the NHS graduate management training scheme, currently working as an Operations Manager within the NHS.

English graduate Emily Tracey who is currently a Trainee Solicitor at Hill Dickinson.

Careers in Nature & Sustainability 

Hear from:

Geography graduate Sarah Cornforth, who completed a Sustainability Internship during the summer at Crowberry Consulting and Energy Ltd. 

Careers in Health and Wellbeing

Hear from:

Lucky Ali, a Biological & Medical Sciences graduate, currently working as the Enterprise & Employability Executive at the Careers & Employability Department. She also has her own family-run business based in Wirral. 

Zhaorong Song, a current PhD Psychology student who is currently working on a project for e-Consult Health as a Clinical Intern and has completed a Health and Wellbeing Internship with TIYGA Health.

Gurnoor Kaur, a second year Medicine and Surgery student who has secured two short-term internships with start-up companies, Inovus Medical and Klip Global Ltd in the rapidly expanding MedHealth Tech Sector.  

Careers in the Creative Industries

Hear from:

Katie King, a music and technology student who works as a freelance session musician for a signed artist, as well as president of the Women in Music & Technology society. She has also secured a coveted placement at Sentric Music as part of the SOTA300 module. 

Psychology graduate Crystal Harvie who currently works at The Very Group as Marketing Planning Executive.

Business Management graduate Charlotte McCarthy who is a Digital Media & Marketing Service Coordinator at Stone Marine Shipcare Ltd.

Careers in Science and Engineering

Hear from:

Chemistry with an integrated masters graduate Oliver Prowse, who is working at CSL Seqirus on their Manufacturing and Operations Graduate Scheme. 

Aerospace Engineering graduate Ryan Grant, who now works as a Graduate Engineer for Thales, one of the largest systems manufacturers in the world. 

Civil and Structural Engineering graduate Charlotte Stace who is currently a Bridges and Structures Engineer for Wilde Consultants, based in Liverpool. 

Careers in Technology

Hear from:

Computer Science with a Year in Industry graduate Daniel Platt, who is now a Software Developer at Angel Solutions.

Computer Science with a Year in Industry graduate Jasper Havenhand, who is currently working for Ultamation as a Control Systems Software Developer.

Marketing graduate Alex Choo who is a Data Analyst at Reach Consult.

Careers in Commerce

Hear from:

Accounting and Finance with a Year in Industry graduate Mady Horsfield, who now works at KPMG as an Audit Assistant Manager based in Liverpool.

Mathematics graduate Luke Maddison who works for Hays as a Recruitment Consultant in Technology.

Business Management graduate Charlotte Till who now works as a Management Trainee at Enterprise.