Whatever Next? TECHNE Career Development Programme
‘Whatever Next?’ is the career development programme tailored to the needs oftechnē PhD students. This is a unique opportunity to gain expert advice and guidance to enable you to progress your career beyond your PhD. Provided by The Careers Group, Europe’s largest careers service provider, this bespoke programme will support you in all aspects career of decision making, job hunting, CVs, applications and interviews for both the academic and non-academic job market.
Services on offer:
Liz, our Techne dedicated Careers Consultant, can give individual help and advice on all aspects of post-PhD career planning in confidential, one-to-one careers appointments
webinars on topics such as developing a portfolio career, job interviews and using LinkedIn
workshops on topics such as CVs and cover letters for academic and non-academic jobs, academic and non-academic careers, networking, increasing confidence and creating showreels
It is never too early to think about your career. Indeed, engaging with your career planning early on can help give you time to develop your skills and plan your next steps after you finish your PhD.
Whatever stage of study, life, or career thinking you are at ‘Whatever Next?’ can help you develop your career.
Techne Careers Consultant - Liz Wilkinson
Liz Wilkinson is a Senior Careers Consultant at
The Careers Group, with specialisms in postgraduate and academic careers and
digital employability. Formerly Director of Careers and Employability at Royal
Holloway for 15 years, Liz Wilkinson led a multidisciplinary team of 18 staff
to empower 10,000 students to launch themselves into graduate careers. The
quality of the Liz’s professional work has been recognised by an AGR national
award for Best Preparation for Work in Higher Education for her innovative
micro-placement model in 2015 and two University Teaching Prizes for delivery
of employability in the curriculum in 2012 and 2015.
Liz has 30 years’
experience in employability, graduate recruitment and HE. She has worked in 6
universities including UCL, Goldsmiths and Queen Mary, and when Deputy Director
of Careers at King’s College London, she set up the targeted careers support
for PhD students. She currently acts as the Senior Careers Consultant for the
masters and doctoral students of the School of Advanced Studies, University of
London as well as digital employability education lead for University of London
Worldwide. Liz has delivered consultancy to Cambridge University, EdHec
Lille and BI Norway. Nationally Liz has been a Board Director of the
Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services since 2016, undertaking the
role of National Treasurer and Company Secretary. Liz has a M.A Classics from
Trinity College, Oxford, as well as a Dip C.G. HE from the University of
Reading and most recently a PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education
awarded in 2019.