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Improve your International students’ chances of UK application success

July Webinar Dates: 13th/14th /18th /19th at 1pm (40 minutes) – REGISTER to attend

Whilst an attractive proposition for International students, the new 2-year Graduate (PSW) visa is effectively redundant for UK employers looking to recruit onto permanent grad schemes (jobs)/ structured internships. 

eCareersGrad’s new course – ‘International students: Target the right employer’ features searchable sector listings of employers based on the ACTUAL number of ‘Skilled Worker/ Tier 2’ visas issued in the last 3 years. For example: PwC (ranked 1) –520+ Internationals | Accenture – 260 |The Hut Group – 185 | Credit Suisse – 31 | China Telecom – 25 | GSK – 12 | | Spotify – just 2. Find out more about how this data can be used to inform application strategies and hear from International students talking about their experiences of job/ internship hunting and the advice they have for success.

In addition, learn how to support your students’ to achieve ‘Interview Success’ & ‘Master the Commercial & Consulting Case’. These 2 courses combine to feature 11 grad-level interview candidates role-playing 60+ video-based example answers (with dual recruiter commentary) showcasing what good looks like (and doesn’t) for motivation, competency, strength and commercial awareness/ case questions for sectors including banking & finance, consulting, technology, marketing, policy, life sciences and more. Now with Powerpoint embeddable answers, course assessment/ certification as well as a new comprehensive chapter dealing with academic interviews – Masters, PhD and postdocs.

eCareersGrad courses are available to trial until the 30th August on a free, no-obligation basis. More than 30 UK Universities and business schools make eCareersGrad available to their students – find out why.

Can’t attend – Watch recordings:

  • Course promo video: ‘Interview Success’ (3 mins) – WATCH
  • Detailed demo: ‘Interview Success’ (13 mins) – WATCH
  • Detailed demo: ‘International Students: Target the Right Employer’ (10 mins) – WATCH
  • Course promo video: ‘Master the Commercial & Consulting Case (3 mins) – WATCH
  • No-obligation Summer trial and course access routes (3 mins) – WATCH

**Free no-obligation courses trial for Summer 2022** See FAQs below for details

Our courses

Find out more about our flagship courses – ‘Interview Success’ and ‘Master the Commercial & Consulting Case’ that can be licensed both together or as stand alone courses. Watch our short 2 minute intro videos and access sample course chapters below:

Course includes:

  • 60+ video-based candidate example answers for popular sectors including consulting, banking, technology, finance, law, life sciences as well as dealing with academic interviews
  • 10+ recruiter answer scoring guides and illustrated answer structures for introductory, motivation, competency, commercial awareness, strength-based (and weakness) and scenario questions
  • Spotlights on anticipating potential questions, dealing with video interviews and what to ask the interviewer.

Course includes:

  • 15+ video-based candidate answers showing what good looks like (and doesn’t) for key scenarios including market sizing, market entry, revenue growth and more…
  • recruiter answer scoring guides and illustrated answer structures for handling the scenario introduction, issues analysis and dealing with the numbers
  • Spotlights on how to use commercial & case ‘frameworks’, essential financial concepts and mastering note-taking. Practice cases and model answers.

Who we work with

Here are just some of the 30+ business and management schools, universities and professional education providers that currently make our courses available to their students under licence or 6-month, no obligation trial:

Why you trust us

Find out how careers staff and candidates have been making the most of our courses:

At Kings, we've been using eCareerGrad as the first stage in our UG student’s interview preparation and practice sessions. Students interested in booking a practice interview session are first signposted first to complete the interview module. Once the tutorial is completed, the students can book a practice session.

We've found that the tutorial provides students with both the structural scaffolding STAR/Circle of Motivation for answering interview questions but also the specific areas that differentiate both the quality of the answer and overall performance in interviews. Students now arrive at their practice sessions better prepared so time can be focused on practice repetition and feedback.

With growth in management consulting student interest, as a service we’ve been fielding more and more requests to facilitate 1to1 practice case interviews.  Case interviews are a specialist format and I (along with many of my colleagues) have found this challenging in terms of not having a relevant professional services backgrounds to draw on or case materials to work with.

'Master the Consulting Case' course content is extremely accessible and really allows for a clear understanding of how a case is structured, what an assessor is looking for and crucially - what good case performance looks like.  I use the sample cases in my role-play 1to1 practice sessions and being able to screen-share model video-based or written answers is so effective in terms of remote delivery with these sessions.  It’s also a fantastic tool to build an action plan around as the student can be signposted ‘in the moment’ to specific areas of the course where they need to improve.

We offer remotely-delivered 1to1 interview coaching here at Bath and eCareersGrad has made a huge difference in terms of how I conduct these sessions both in terms of presenting feedback on performance and helping students improve.

Being able to screenshare with candidates illustrated answer models such as STAR and the Circle of Motivation from the course along with short candidate-led video examples that show how these structures can be used in practice is so much more effective than just relaying information verbally.  It’s also useful at the end of the session to be able to signpost to specific chapters of the course when agreeing on ‘next-step actions’ for students to prepare for and improve their performance ready for their real employer interview. I find this is especially the case when working with International students who often like to prepare detailed, structured answers to help them with confident delivery in a second language.

eCareersGrad is a huge asset in helping my finalists prepare for their in-curriculum video interview assignment. Usually I would give students written examples of interview responses to help with their preparation but with eCareersGrad, we were also able to watch clips of actual students answering questions with real-time recruiter feedback. This made the task more inclusive of a range of learning styles and sped up students’ learning of how to go from a poor answer to a great answer.

96% of students completed the assignment with an average grade of a high 2:1.

As an International student, I knew how tough it would be to secure a UK grad scheme so started my grad scheme applications early in the Autumn and got assessment centre invitations from a top consulting firm and commercial bank. The outcome of these two final-stage interviews were not positive. This resulted from 2 main reasons – a lack of strategy while articulating my answers and a lack of interview practice to bring my answers to the 'next level'. I started to search for more resources and was signposted by a Careers Consultant to eCareersGrad.  This is a such a good course for 3 reasons:

  1. it utilises a very structured, comprehensive, yet concise course outline and gives students a clear sense as to how to improve interview answers in a 'step-by-step' manner.
  2. it's delivered in the format of showcasing actual job candidates' answering process (along with recruiter commentary) – this enables students who are watching to have a clear knowledge of what to expect, what to include and what to not include in a job interview. This direct impression of an 'interviewer-like' experience is truly valuable.
  3. the course explains in detail great answering structures such as STAR and Circle of Motivation, which are  such important tactics to use in a job interview.

With the help of a fantastic resource like eCareersGrad, I managed to secure graduate scheme offers from 2 of the top 7 accounting firms in the UK which I'm so happy about.

I’ve had a strong interest in brand and innovation consultancy and so rather than applying for the big grad schemes, I went for smaller companies specialising in this field.  Before applying, I had contacted people working in the companies I was interested in via Linkedin and managed to set up a few informal chats, which helped me understand what they were looking for in a grad.  Despite this, I got a rejection from my top choice company after the final stage interview. The feedback from the recruiter was extremely vague and didn’t tell me much about how to improve, so I decided to seek help with interviews.

My University Careers Service recommended eCareersGrad and it was a real game-changer. The candidate-led video answers really let you see what good and bad answers look like and why. I saw myself in many of the examples of mistakes candidates often make, and instantly seeing how they can be improved was really motivating. Another element I found helpful were the candidates’ personal testimony videos – it was invaluable to see how other candidates like me prepared for their interviews and how they dealt with rejections.  Thanks to eCareersGrad, I was so much more confident and well-prepared for my upcoming interview, which resulted in a 3-month internship offer with a top innovation consultancy that I accepted and I’m so excited to start!

I was offered an interview for a research assistant position and immediately signed up for a 1-1 practice interview from UCL Careers. It was so helpful!

My coach shared the eCareersGrad ‘Interview Success’ course and I’m so happy he did. The course presents candidate-led video answers for positions in varied fields. They demonstrate bad answers, are critiqued, and then demonstrate good answers. It suggests techniques on how to give structured and compelling answers to questions in interviews (e.g. the STAR technique and Circle of Motivation). It breaks down the different categories of questions the interviewer could ask. It also gives strategies on how to determine what questions the interviewer will most likely ask. These techniques are a game-changer and are a must to use now that I know they exist. I went into my next interview feeling very prepared and very confident. Whilst, I didn’t secure the role because they do not sponsor visas for International students, they said I interviewed very strongly. I am so confident now in preparing for my next interview.


Frequently asked questions

1. Our institution is interested in trialling/ licensing eCareersGrad but first want to evaluate full course content. How can we do that?

  • Institutions can currently trial eCareersGrad courses for free on a no-obligation basis to the 31st July 2022. There’s no contract to sign and access can be set-up for all students/ staff and alumni in your institution in less than 24 hours.
  • To find out more or book a demo, please Contact Us

2. How do student users access course content?

  • eCareersGrad is a ‘cloud-hosted’ platform – there’s no software to download or Single Sign-On (SSO) to be navigated with your IT department. There are 2 ways for users to gain access:
    1. Short registration: A signpost link from your website takes users to an ‘institution-branded’ eCareersGrad landing page like that to your right. Users register with a simple form with secure access granted to those with a valid institutional email address eg ‘‘ .
      • See an example landing page for the University of XYZ : Access XYZ Landing page
      • Alumni with an expired academic email address can also be accommodated by having their alumni status validated by the careers team and then using their expired academic email with a supplied password.
    2. Direct referring link: Users can access courses via a ‘secure referring link’ to eCareersGrad from institution specific pages such as a website, virtual learning environment (eg Moodle) or careers management system. With students ‘pre-authenticated’ in your local environment, there’s no registration process to complete or GDPR/ systems compliance issues to be navigated.

3. Can alumni access eCareersGrad?

  • Alumni can access content directly with a valid institutional email address including alternative formats such as ‘’.
  • In addition, if no alumni institutional email facility exists, local administrators can manually register alumni with a personal email address.

4. How can I find out usage metrics?

  • eCareersGrad will provide quarterly institutional reports for the following:
    • The total number of your HE institutional’s users registered for eCareersGrad
    • The number of ‘active’ users within the last year and most recent 3-month period.
    • On request, listings of individual user email data can be supplied in CSV/ excel file format so that student users can be identified and profiled for reporting purposes.
    • See an example quarterly usage report for University of XYZ
Sample eCareersGrad institution landing page

5. What about Data Protection?

  • At eCareersGrad, we take Data Protection seriously. Whilst utilising the ‘direct referring link’ access arrangement described above negates the need for a GDPR/ systems compliance audit, we understand that some HE Institutions might want to conduct a Data Protection Impact assessment with the ‘short registration’ access route. Please find the answers to the majority of Data Protection FAQs in our Privacy Policy and our Security Policy. For questions not covered in these policies, please Contact Us

6. Is course content accessible in relation to the latest digital content requirements?

  • In the Autumn of 2019, new Accessibility Legislation was introduced requiring all digital content within UK HE institutions to meet strict accessibility guidelines. All eCareersGrad course content meets these requirements in full (and beyond) including:
    • All video content is fully captioned with additional standalone dialogue transcriptions for example answers.
    • All images are supplied with alternative text descriptions (alt text)
    • Chapters are formatted using structured headings and simple, concise copy.
    • All content is ‘responsive’ adapting to the device used – PC, laptop, tablet or mobile.

7. Where can I find promotional copy, images and other resources?

We have a range of website copy, images, video content and animated GIF banners that can be embedded on your website and used for social media and email campaigns. This will be supplied for launch.

8. Additional questions

For questions not covered by any of the above, please Contact Us