Here at the FRA, your future career aspirations matter to us. We not only want you to enjoy your time studying with us, but we also want you to smoothly progress into your chosen future career or study options. Our careers service is benchmarked against Gatsby, which means you can be assured we are providing an embedded programme of careers education and guidance. Our careers leader along with dedicated careers coaches are committed to informing and guiding each FRA student.
Our second edition of the FRA Careers Magazine was published in March 2021. In this edition, you'll learn more information about UCAS, the FRACareers Platform and also get to hear some of your success stories.
If you haven't yet read the first edition published in Sept 2020, you can click below to find out more about the Careers team, how we support each course, our successful 1st year and student feedback on the service.
GET IN TOUCH
If you have a query about any aspect of our careers service, then please do get in touch. You can contact us on the following email FRACareers@fra.ac.uk.
The FRA offers a personalised career service. Open from 10.00–4.30 every day throughout the entire year, you can book a 1:1 career appointment with a careers coach. If you need help finding part-time work, writing a CV, starting your job search, help with applying for University or planning for your future, we are here to provide impartial advice and guidance.
The careers support extends to time spent with students in lessons too. This provides additional tailored support that can help develop those core success skills for your next steps. Some of these areas include:
- Helping you build an industry-ready professional CV using sophisticated CV software
- Support with UCAS applications and personal statements
- Personalised self-assessment and career tools to develop key success skills
- Showing you how to network and perform well in an assessment centre
And much much more…
During the year, professional and personal development sessions form part of each course and cover topics such as CV writing, skills assessment, and those essential interview techniques. FRACareers will provide multiple opportunities to learn those valued workplace skills from industry experts. This means that you will be exposed to hiring managers to learn about what’s required for a career in their brands at significant times throughout the academic year. With a dedicated Industry Careers Fairs each year in May, this also gives you the chance to get in front of industry employers to find full or part time job opportunities.
To support your future career choices, we also provide an incredible intuitive user-friendly tool; the FRACareers platform. This amazing resource provides 24/7 access to a wide range of content to help you further enhance and improve your employability skills.
The intuitive layout and industry-relevant content work alongside the face-to-face assistance from our team to give you unrivalled support.
- Interview360 (an amazing interview simulator with real-time feedback)
- CV & cover letter builders
- CV360 (the function uses the same algorithms as industry to make sure your CV is the best it can be)
- Assessment centre tool
- A huge range of aptitude tests and career assessments
- A wealth of e-learning programmes and more
The FRACareers platform has a huge selection of functions that will get you industry-ready and put you ahead of other candidates in the jobs market.
Our unrivalled industry links and close working relationships with our partnership brands mean you get exclusive access to jobs direct from industry leading employers on our jobs board.
FRACareers are here to help and support you with your employability skills throughout your time at the FRA and beyond.
Once you graduate and receive your results it is a perfect time to join our alumni! With access to a Career Coach for at least a month and the FRACareers platform for 12 months following graduation, as well as continued access to exclusive jobs it is a great resource to have access to.
We’d also love you to share your experiences with our current students and there are lots of ways for you to get involved!