What is employability?

You may have heard it before; ‘if you want a job, you have to work on your employability.’ It’s a word that’s easily thrown around, but its true meaning can seem quite hard to grasp. So what does it really mean to be employable? In short, employability is about possessing the skills, attributes and attitude that will…

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Finding LGBTQ-friendly employers

Finding a job can seem like a real slog sometimes, and it can feel even harder if you’re struggling to find employers who you think will treat you fairly just because you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community. Telling your new boss about your sexual orientation is an entirely personal decision. You’re not legally obliged to…

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Managing the return to the office

Many of us have had a year away from our usual workplaces and have by now become accustomed to our home-based routines. With restrictions gradually lifting, thoughts are now turning towards a return to the office. If you are feeling anxious about this upcoming change, you are not alone. In fact, 65% of employees have…

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Do one thing to support your mental well-being

Taking care of your mental health is incredibly important, especially now, with research from British charity Mind showing that many people have suffered more mental illness as a result of the upheaval and uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. But while looking after your mental health is essential, it’s not always an easy task. When…

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Client webinar: How DMU are connecting grads with local employers

Academic clients are encouraged to join our Customer Success webinar to find out how DeMonfort University’s (DMU) partnership with Abintegro is integral to their students’ employability journey. We’ll include details of a programme designed to increase students’ awareness of local job opportunities and significantly boost their employability confidence in a wide range of sectors, such…

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Help! I need to apply for an internship

Applying for an internship can feel quite daunting, especially if you don’t have much experience applying for jobs. You may worry about having a lack of valuable work experience or maybe you’re unsure of what to include in your CV/resume or application. The truth is that the process isn’t as scary as it may seem;…

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Abintegro Student Employability Conference 2021

Upcoming student employability conference

Abintegro is delighted to confirm its fifth Academic Conference specifically for careers professionals within academic institutions. Held virtually over two mornings from 09:30 – 11:00 GMT on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th May, the conference will bring together 150+ careers professionals who will hear directly from industry colleagues sharing careers best practice, learn about the…

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5 steps to reducing your stress levels

We all experience stress from time to time and there’s no denying that the last year has been a particularly stressful one. The symptoms of stress are well documented and range from sleep loss to a lack of productivity. At worst, stress can even lead to mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Whether…

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The what, how and why of women’s networks

You may have heard about women’s networks or even be asked whether you want to join one. But what exactly are they and what are the benefits of getting involved in one? This article explains.   What are women’s networks?   Women’s networks are exactly as they sound: professional groups created specifically by women and for women to come together and provide mutual support. These networks can…

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What is an apprenticeship?

For generations apprenticeships have been a tried and tested – though sometimes overlooked – entry route into a number of industries and occupations. An apprenticeship is work experience that comes with pay, training and a qualification. Apprenticeships typically last between one and four years and are usually regulated by the government. This ensures that participants…

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