Business and commercial

3 business skills that give graduate engineers a unique advantage

The job market is competitive. Give yourself every chance to stand out from the crowd.

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The job market is competitive. Give yourself every chance to stand out from the crowd.

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Technical skills are vital to having a successful career in engineering. But how can you gain a unique advantage and stand out to land your first job and subsequently progress your career to the level you aspire to? Through developing industry, business and personal skills that you won’t get taught at University. 

This webinar will provide you with tips based on the trainers years of experience as both an engineer and entrepreneur to help you progress your career and thrive in today’s fast paced and demanding working environment. Whether you are looking to start a business, find a job or both, you’ll understand what customers and employers are looking for and how you can promote your ideas and yourself to get off to a fast start.

Who should attend?

Those who have recently graduated, are soon to graduate, anyone looking for a job or thinking about starting up their own business

How will I benefit?

  • Develop a plan to improve their chances of employment
  • Begin their journey as an entrepreneur
  • Focus on developing their skills based on what employers and customers are looking for 
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Key topics

Industry skills – lay the foundation and look to the future

  • Build your technical skills and gain experience to give yourself a competitive edge

Business skills – why commercial skills are a key component of your success

  • Understand the organisation’s vision and learn basic commercial awareness to support your work placement or business objectives

Personal skills – develop your brand

  • The importance of developing a good brand and network - and how to sell yourself at interviews and beyond.

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These trainers regularly teach 3 business skills that give graduate engineers a unique advantage.

  • Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew is the Chair for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scottish Region and director of a successful engineering and training consultancy. With more than 25 years experience in a variety of countries worldwide, he has worked in a range of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, refining, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy.

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