Ulster University: Embracing Talent – Virtual Employability Course

Ulster University-340

Duration: 1 Day    23 June 2021

Application Closing Date: 19 June 2021

Embracing Talent is an Employability course targeting Key Stage 4/5 (year 12/14 pupils). Delivered over three hours, it provides participants with an opportunity to develop a range of skills needed for the workplace or preparing for HE/FE. This research informed course has been designed in partnership with Career Ready and Business in the Community, alongside Industry Partners. The course primarily takes its steer from findings in the Northern Ireland Skills Barometer 2019.

Embracing Talent is filled with interactive online lectures and presentations as well as challenging online tasks, all designed to foster skills development in pupils. Each lesson also contains an Industry Insight segment featuring a prominent local business person providing their advice for young people.

The key to Embracing Talent is simple; not only do we outline WHICH skills employers are seeking, we tell you HOW you can develop these skills.

During the course you will engage in four lessons.

  • Lesson 0: Pre-programme Evaluation,
  • Lesson 1: Understanding Who I Am,
  • Lesson 2: Time Management & Organisation,
  • Lesson 3: Communication & Teamwork.

Upon completion you will be awarded an Ulster University Certificate of Completion. You will then have the opportunity to extend your skillset by completing Part 2 of this course (using our online Schools Outreach Academy) with a further 3 interactive lessons covering: Leadership, Commercial Awareness & Problem Solving and Self Confidence & Adaptability.


Speakers for Schools Experience Programme have a large selection of virtual work experience currently available. Many of these are with UK companies and pupils from NI are eligible to apply.

Pupils must first register at https://www.s4snextgen.org/ to avail of these opportunities.

Please note that all applications are not guaranteed to be successful due to the large number of applicants for each experience.

*Please note that pupils should not apply to this or any other virtual work experience unless they are fully committed to attending