The countdown to 10th October begins here

that’s the deadline to apply for Smart 48.

What is Smart48?

It’s a two-day residential experience that will give you the skills, confidence and techniques to help accelerate your journey towards your ideal career. Selecting only the brightest and best students from the University of Leicester, it helps you sharpen your skills, learn from employability experts, and gain insights into what employers really want.

At the end of the experience, you'll focus on goals for your future, and start to articulate what's going to set you apart from the rest. Don't be fooled into thinking that this is just another careers programme. Smart48 is an award-winning event designed by The Smarty Train, so expect an adrenaline-fueled learning experience like no other!

Why get involved?

“The skills and experience have been invaluable and will benefit me greatly in the future”

You'll find yourself applying new skills and techniques in challenges straight from the 21st century workplace, aided by expert trainers. What's more, you'll receive tailored support at Smart48 and beyond. This support will boost your employability and give you the edge in today's competitive employment market; helping you to gain a graduate job and drive you forward in your future career.

“It was exciting and different. It was a challenge. It gave me a new outlook on work.”

It won't be easy. You'll be stretched, challenged and tested as you collaborate and compete. You'll test your potential, apply new skills and be put under pressure to deliver. When you leave you'll be ready to take on the working world, equipped with exceptional new skills and the confidence you need to stand out.

“In terms of careers and employability, Smart48 is a really valuable learning experience.”

You'll receive tailored support at Smart48 and beyond including coaching and exclusive networking opportunities. This support will boost your employability and give you the edge in today's competitive employment market, helping you to gain a graduate job and drive you forward towards your future career.

Who should apply?

To be eligible for this programme you must:

  • Be an undergraduate in your second or penultimate year of study at the University of Leicester, and yet to secure a job after graduation
  • Be looking to secure a role with a large corporate company
  • Be available on 12th and 13th November for Smart48 weekend

How do I take up the challenge?

There are only 50 places available on this exclusive opportunity. To take part you will need to apply by sending the following to smart48@le.ac.uk by 9AM, Monday 10th October 2016.

  • Your CV
  • A 48 second video explaining
    • Which Top 100 Employer you want to work for and why?
    • What experiences you have undertaken and what skills you have developed.

For some help preparing your application, you can arrange a face-to-face or telephone CV check with the Career Development Service through MyCareers.

*Your video doesn’t have to be a work of art - you can use a smart phone to make it - it's about content and delivery rather than your cinematic skills. If your video is too large to send via email you can use WeTransfer, the instructions for which are given below:

  1. Open wetransfer.com
  2. Select ‘Add files’ and select your application documents (your video, your CV and a file containing your application questions). To add multiple files select ‘Add more files’ after selecting your first file.
  3. Select ‘Friend’s email’ and enter smart48@le.ac.uk (you may want to copy yourself into the email by entering your own email address – to do this select ‘Add more friends’).
  4. In the ‘message’ box please ensure you include your name and student number.