Shortlisting Workshop to HR Students at the University of Westminster
A recent highlight was Signature’s Professional Mentoring Programme invitation to deliver a Shortlisting Workshop to HR students at the University of Westminster.
After conversations with the Careers and Employability Service Team regarding the best content for their HR students, a flyer went out advertising the time, and what to expect. Then we waited to see if we had any takers!
The workshop proved to be a great success with students choosing to attend during their lunch break. The room was packed with enthusiastic people, all keen to learn about shortlisting.
Everyone was happy to take part in team games to help break the ice and before we knew it, the session was over and we had delivered our first in-person workshop.
This is a new direction for the team as we have previously been collaborating with Future Ready Mentoring at Westminster for several years now, taking part in 1:1 mentoring.
Created to provide social value to our local community, Signature’s Professional Mentoring Programme supports students to prepare for their first steps into work by sharing practical expertise in CV writing, interview support and professional etiquette.
Click for further details: Signature Professional Mentoring Programme.
It was a great experience and we were pleased to receive such positive comments from attendees, with many choosing to provide feedback via LinkedIn.
2023 has been a fantastic year of growth. We have mentored 10 students, attended mentoring events, and awarded Mentor of the Year 2022/23. Additionally, we delivered our first Shortlisting Workshop to HR Students at the University of Westminster.
Finally, we have recently been matched with our next students with introductory meetings taking place this week.
We are looking forward to further growth and collaborations in 2024.
“Thank you so much Sarah and Abigail for such a well prepared and well designed
workshop with some very original warm-up exercises! I very much hope
this is the first of many collaborations. We really enjoyed the session
which gave HR students from all cohorts on three different courses the
chance to get to develop their recruitment skills.”
Simon Richardson, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster