The impact of Covid-19 has had a huge impact on both businesses and individuals. At SEPnet we are identifying new ways of working with employers to help students continue to gain work experience and build their employability skills.
Employers are working hard to provide summer placements for students where possible and we are exploring options for remote working or deferring projects if necessary so students don’t lose out. We are also working with employers to deliver webinars and online talks and career panel sessions as part of our wider employer engagement programme.
Now is a great time to take advantage of online resources to build skills and knowledge. The IOP has valuable resources for students and researchers: https://www.iop.org/careers/ and there are several organisations offering MOOCS (Massive Open Online Courses), many of which are free. These can help build software coding and data science skills and knowledge as well as career development and business skills. Visit https://www.udemy.com/; https://www.coursera.org/; https://makers.tech/ and https://www.futurelearn.com/ for ideas.