March 2016 Virtual Fair

GLOBAL CAREER VIRTUAL FAIR MIdlands International Group
GLOBAL CAREER VIRTUAL FAIR MIdlands International Group

During the week of 7-11 March 2016 the Midlands International Group organised and hosted a series of webinars, with each day focusing on a specific theme, related to developing a global career. The virtual career event was aimed at midlands based international students, studying at one of the member institutions of the group and broadly mirrors the international student experience journey.

This project was kindly funded by UKCISA.

Details of the sessions, and links to recordings, can be found below – these are grouped by day / theme.

Monday 7th March: Making the most of your time in the UK

Seaturtle Not Seaweed – Explaining your UK Education and Experience.

How do you describe to employers in your home country what you’ve learnt from your time in the UK? How will your new skills and knowledge benefit them? Join this interactive webinar to build your confidence and plan your next steps.

Making the most of your time in the UK

Keen to make the most of your time whilst studying in the UK? Not sure where to get started and what employers are looking for? Join us for this interactive webinar to find out about examples of extra-curriculum activities that can help you boost your CV and make you a stand-out graduate.

Tuesday 8th March: Working Globally

Get Hired – Top Tips from International Recruiters

Join us for this informative and interactive session which covers top tips from global employers, as well as practical steps you can take to help you research and apply for roles outside of the UK/Europe.

What is a Global Mindset?

Do you know what global employers want from today’s graduates? Do your skills and personal qualities meet their needs? Join this interactive webinar to explore how ‘global’ you really are, develop your global mind-set, and show employers how you match their requirements.

FDM – working globally

How a global IT Service provider provides the transition from University into the workplace for new graduates. What training and roles do FDM offer, and how do they recruit graduates.
FDM GroupFor more information about FDM go to:

Wednesday 9th March: Returning Home

KPMG operations in China

KPMG 2At KPMG, our purpose is to “Inspire Confidence and Empower Change”, helping China to open its doors to the rest of the world and work with our clients to create the future. As one of the world’s leading professional firms offering Audit, Tax and Advisory services, we have around 10,000 professional staff working across 17 offices in China. We are looking for top students who are passionate, committed and eager to succeed – all degree disciplines are welcome.
You are invited to come along and view a representative from KPMG China to hear more about our graduate opportunities – not only this, we will talk to you about returning home after graduation and remaining competitive in the job market. We will also offer you some top tips and advice on the recruitment process / interview. 

Returning to China

Top tips on understanding the Chinese job market for graduates – a unique opportunity for you to find out which employers are recruiting, and what they are seeking from Chinese students who have studied in the UK.

Global Career Company – Returning Home

Global Career Company

Connecting diaspora talent with exciting opportunities in a wide range of global locations from graduate roles through to senior positions. Find out how to search and apply for professional opportunities, prepare for career searching and the make the most of resources in preparation for a role in your home country.

Thursday 10th March: Working in the UK

Tier 5 Opportunities: Access Tier 5 and BUNAC

Are you a non-EU student interested in applying for a visa to be a Temporary Worker here in the UK? A Tier 5 visa is a Government Authorised Exchange visa if you: want to come to the UK for a short time to conduct professional work experience, participate in an Overseas Government Language Programme or conduct research or a fellowship through an approved government authorised exchange scheme. Both BUNAC and Access Tier 5 are sponsors of the Tier 5 visa – join this webinar to find out further information on the visas that are available and how to apply.
For further information on each company, please visit:
Access Tier 5 –

Working in the UK after graduation; visa law, how to apply and tips for applications. By Hanif Lula, Immigration Solicitor, Freeths

TFreeths LLPhe latest information about UKVI visas and immigration if you are thinking of applying for work in the UK following completion of your studies.
Freeths are a major national law firm offering a wide range of services to both the commercial and private client across the entire legal spectrum. We are a top 100 UK law firm and have a wide range of clients throughout the UK and internationally. We work with clients to reduce their legal spend by analysing the root cause and then upskilling the client’s team, thereby enabling them to reduce risk. Our vision is to take a practical, all-round view whether we are assisting you with your business or your personal needs; and whether we are helping you to maximise your success or putting your mind at rest over a complex personal situation. 

Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurship Visa

Hear from students and staff at Loughborough University how enterprise start-ups are enabled through the Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur visa, provided by participating HEIs. 

Friday 11th March: You as a global professional

Writing Global CVs and developing your brand’

This interactive session provides valuable information and ideas for showcasing your brand on your Global CV. Join us to find out how to make your CV work for you, what you should and shouldn’t do, things to be aware of and consider as well as top tips for helping you to stand out in the global market. 

Making the most of online professional networking

Making the Most of Online Professional Networking is a webinar focused on showcasing how you can approach social media platforms to develop your professional network. We will explore using social media and give advice on how to present yourself in a professional context, as well as using tools to develop an international network of professionals.