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Social Impact Mini Careers Fair

Wednesday 24 Jan, 12 noon - 3 pm, Panorama Suite, Rootes Building

Engage with organisations and professionals whose primary focus is working for more than commercial benefit to find out how to develop a successful career.

Our mini careers fair encourages students to engage with organisations and professionals whose primary focus is working for more than commercial benefit.

As you may expect from employers within the sector, not all will have a graduate scheme or graduate positions available but all employers will talk to you about how to explore your career options, gain volunteering experience and how best to shape your choices within the sector.

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Workwear Wardrobe

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The Workwear Wardrobe initiative has been created with the University’s overall strategy of sustainability in mind and aims to help you build a workwear wardrobe in an affordable way ahead of interviews, assessment centres and gaining work experience.

Come along to the Fair to find our more!

Organisations attending the Fair

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Air Ambulance Service

The Air Ambulance Service operates the national Children’s Air Ambulance and the local air ambulance services for Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Our vision is clear. To ensure children grow into adults, for adults to live longer and for families to stay together, as bereavement through trauma becomes rare.

Each of our services works tirelessly to save lives and alleviate sickness, wherever and whenever possible.

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We are a charity with services across the Midlands, supporting people affected by alcohol, drugs and gambling. We have over 40 years’ experience providing evidence-based, high quality services to help change behaviour and change lives. Our focus in on understanding problem behaviours and finding alternative ways to cope. Our support focuses on enabling people to understand and change their behaviour and thought processes, and ultimately achieve their recovery goals.

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Ark Schools

Ark is a network of 39 schools in the UK, in Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth.

Each of our schools has its own distinctive character, reflecting its local community. Our aim is to create outstanding schools that give every student, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice.

We’ve used our expertise in teacher development to create a supportive two-year Early Career Teacher programme. Throughout the programme, teachers are supported by a dedicated in-school Early Careers Framework Leader and Coach to ensure they successfully pass their induction period and continue to impact the classroom positively. The programme offers a blend of clinics, conferences and self-study modules as well as dedicated in-school mentoring.

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A paid, 12 month talent programme which gives you all the tools you need to build a career in the UK not for profit sector. As a Charityworks Trainee, you will deliver a full time job in a partner charity or housing association, and take part in an acclaimed leadership programme which will introduce you to what you need to work and lead. You’ll build experience of the sector, gain an understanding of the key issues, and have access to a national network dedicated to making a difference. You’ll do a real job in a placement organisation ranging from national charities like AgeUK and NSPCC to award-winning local housing associations like Polar HARCA in the East End of London to national organisations like the National Housing Federation.

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Citizens Advice Bureau

Coventry Citizens Advice has been part of the fabric of the city of Coventry for nearly 75 years. It is one of the largest and most well-known Third Sector organisations in the city, with a reputation for high quality provision of advice services. We provide free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.

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City Year

City Year is a leading youth and education charity in London, Birmingham and Manchester. We believe young people can change the world, so we recruit outstanding and passionate volunteers for a year of community action.

We serve in schools in deprived communities, acting as tutors and mentors. We tackle two of the UK’s biggest social welfare issues: educational under-attainment and youth unemployment. City Year is the only youth movement that delivers a combination of breakfast club provision, one-to-one tutoring support, enforcement of school behaviour policies and fun after-school clubs – all rolled into one.

Coach Bright

We are a social mobility charity on a mission to support young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to become confident, independent and resilient so they can lead the lives they want. We partner with Primary and Secondary schools and universities in England to run face-to-face and virtual coaching programmes. Through partnering young people with relatable role models, we aim to raise their confidence, independence and attainment.

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Equality and Inclusion Partnership

The Equality and Inclusion Partnership (EQuIP) is registered CIO, established in 2016 and built upon several decades in race, all equalities and discrimination work. EQuIP provides a casework service tackling discrimination, specialising in community engagement, promotes diversity through the Equality Network and offers training and development to individuals, groups and organisations to support diversity and inclusion for all.

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At Frontline – England’s largest social work charity – everything we do aims to make life better for children who need a social worker, to help keep them safe from harm and to give them every possible chance to fulfil their potential. Our mission is to create social change for children and families, by developing excellent social work practice, leadership and innovation. Help us to make a real difference for vulnerable children and families.

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Grapevine Coventry & Warwickshire

Grapevine helps all kinds of people experiencing insolation, poverty and disadvantage in Coventry and Warwickshire. We’re a pioneering example of how to help people work together to solve their problems for good. Together we’re making a sea of change for local communities. Our vision is local citizens with the skills and confidence to act on what they care about; connecting through their shared humanity, taking power into their own hands and regenerating their communities. We want to help every area of the UK to do the same.

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Home Office

The first duty of the government is to keep citizens safe and the country secure. The Home Office plays a fundamental role in the security and economic prosperity of the UK.

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Homes England

We’re the government’s housing accelerator. We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change. By releasing more land to developers who want to make a difference, we’re making possible the new homes England needs, helping to improve neighbourhoods and grow communities. As the government’s housing and regeneration agency, we believe that affordable, quality homes in well-designed places are key to improving people’s lives. Together with our partners, we’re accelerating the pace of house building and regeneration across the country, as we seek to deliver homes and places people are proud to live in – for generations to come.

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HOPE Coventry

HOPE Coventry exists to grow a connected church in Coventry that builds partnerships, speaks out and give hope. It does this by supporting initiatives that connect churches and people together, and projects that meet the needs of the vulnerable.

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Kings Camp

Kings Camps operate children’s sports and activity programmes in the school holidays. Whether you’re looking for an opportunity in your home or study city, we have amazing roles coaching sports and activities, teaching life skills such as swimming and even leadership roles to develop your CV. Our programme is designed to bring out the best in every child, regardless of their ability, through a wide range of active games and sports during the school holiday. It provides a screen-free, active and fun week, where children are grouped with others of a similar age, to participate in sports, learn new skills, make friends and develop confidence.

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Myton Hospice

At The Myton Hospices, we believe that everyone matters for every single moment of their life, we focus on enhancing life when cure is no longer an option; supporting people living with a terminal illness, and their families, from the point of diagnosis to end of life.

We are leaders in compassionate end of life care; our work centres on patient wellbeing and involving them in decisions about their care. Perhaps most importantly we give our patients more quality time with their loved ones.

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We believe that everyone deserves a good education, a safe and secure place to live, the right to be heard and the chance to start again, with support from someone on their side. We provide practical help and personalised support through our education, housing, justice and health and wellbeing services, We work closely with people to help them build independence and to move forward to a better future. We’re compassionate and strong, determined and flexible. And we never give up on people. Our mission is to work every day to give people the help they need and campaign to achieve our vision of a society where everyone has the chance to succeed.

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Smart Works Birmingham

Smart Works is an award-winning UK charity that provides interview clothing, styling advice and interview coaching to women in need. We play a vital role in reconnecting women to their confidence and self belief and empower women to succeed at interview and achieve financial stability. 69% of the women that we see go on to get the job and change the trajectory of their lives.

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Teach First

The link between low family income and poor educational attainment is greater in the UK than in almost any other developed country. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Teach First is an independent charity that provides the training and support to enable exceptional graduates and experienced professionals to make a real impact in addressing one of the UK’s most damaging social issues, educational disadvantage. At the same time, while transforming the lives of young people in schools around the country, Teach First helps graduates to dramatically enhance their own career potential, in schools and elsewhere, and become part of a movement that is effecting profound change throughout the UK.

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University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire

UHCW Charity support patients in University Hospital, Coventry and The Hospital of St Cross, Rugby. We make a real difference to healthcare in the Midlands, by enhancing the treatment and care of patients, so that it is above and beyond that provided by the NHS. We improve the environment for patients and staff, equipment that makes a real difference to patient care, medical knowledge through research and support staff development and training.


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Unlocked Graduates

Unlocked Graduates is working to change the way we develop society’s future leaders and how we think about prisons and prisoners – by focusing on rehabilitation and addressing the terrible damage and cost of reoffending. We offer a unique two-year Leadership Development Programme that puts brilliant graduates at the heart of prison reform. This award-winning Leadership Development Programme recruits outstanding graduates and career changers to become exceptional leaders. The skills and experience you gain leading reform on the front-line will make you stand out from the crowd.

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Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action

We provide vital support to the volunteers, groups, organisations, enterprises and charities who are working to strengthen all of our communities across the region. We are committed to providing all of our services locally and accessibly.


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West Midlands Police

Located within West Midlands Police as the host force but working for Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP). CTP is a collaboration of UK police forces working with the UK intelligence community to help protect the public and our national security by preventing, deterring, and investigating terrorist activity.