A free e-learning platform in partnership with the Aston University Trading and Investment Society, full of expert advice to help you prepare for the world of work and graduate applications.
Bright Network Academy is organised into core courses designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of a range of different skills, sectors and companies. Completing a course in full boosts your career skills and unlocks a unique certificate you can add to your CV. We're constantly releasing new modules and courses so if there's anything you'd like to see here let us know.
In this course you’ll hear from ex-Freshfields Lawyer and CEO of City Careers Series Jake Schogger, as well as our Director of Marketing, Ben Triggs. Aptitude and personality tests are common in application processes, so in this course we give you the tools you'll need to gain confidence with the different tests and then you can take free practice tests. Choose any module or click ‘Start the course’ to get started.
Whether you're unsure what it is you want to do after university, or you’re thinking about setting up your own business, choose one of these modules to get you started. You can take them in any order and should provide a good starting point into whatever you want to get out of your career development.
Modules in this course were delivered in partnership with Willis Towers Watson, as well as ex-Freshfields lawyer and CEO of City Careers Series, Jake Schogger. Discover how you can really stand out to leading employers throughout application processes for internships and graduate jobs. Start this course by clicking the orange ‘Start the course’ button below, or choose a module that interests you.
Interested in pursuing a career in a particular sector? Take a Sector 101 module to learn more about the sector, what it entails and what to expect from a graduate role in the industry.
It's a key attribute all employers look for and there's so much you can be doing to develop it during university. Two of these courses are delivered by commercial awareness expert and author Chris Stoakes and you will gain a valuable grounding on everything you need to know. Begin this course with the Developing your commercial awareness module below.
Start building the key skills you'll need to develop throughout your career. In this course, we are joined by EY, Lidl, business writing expert John Trimbos, presentation expert Peggy Forell, personal brand expert Derin and ex-Freshfields lawyer and CEO of City Careers Series Jake Schogger. The modules made in partnership with these guests will give you top insights to take forward throughout the application process and beyond. To start the course, pick a module of interest or click the ‘Start the course’ button below.
This course is designed to help build on your leadership skills. With modules made in partnership with Teach First, Unlocked and Frontline, this is a fantastic place to start developing your key leadership skills that employers are looking for. Get started with the Developing leadership module or choose a module below that sparks an interest with you.
Made up of five different modules, this course will give you a broad understanding on Python and is a great way to kickstart your coding journey. These videos are all designed for beginners and have been created by Ellie Sleightholm, founder of Code of the Future.
In this course, Van Minh Nguyen takes you through six modules showing you various main functionalities in Python alongside practical examples in several codelabs, allowing you to test out and practice your new knowledge. Example solutions are also provided, so you can go back to check these in your own time.
Bright Network's Financial Director, Freddie Dixon and leading employers in Accountancy take you through how to get into this exciting and varied sector.
With modules designed and delivered in partnership with Jake Schogger and leading law firms - Clyde & Co, Herbert Smith Freehills, Macfarlanes, Covington, Burges Salmon and Osborne Clarke - this is a great place to gain the knowledge and application advice you need. You'll receive a certificate to put on your CV and LinkedIn on completion of this course.
Consulting is a popular sector for graduates, but that does make it competitive. There are key skills you need to have and demonstrate throughout an application process, as well as having a clear understanding of what is expected of you. Ex-Consultant, Ben Carter, and some of the leading employers in the sector, give you exclusive insights to support your development and get you ready for applications
Marketing is a popular sector for bright graduates. This course will help you develop your skills to ultimately prepare for a career in marketing. Start the course now by clicking the Start the Course button below.
Banking is a popular sector for graduates, but that does make it very competitive. There are key skills you need to have and demonstrate throughout an application process, as well as having a clear understanding of what is expected of you. In this course, some of the leading employers in the sector will give you exclusive insights to support your development and get you ready for applications.
In this course, learn the knowledge, skills and tips you need to get into the exciting and fast-moving Technology sector. You'll also receive a certificate of completion once you complete this course that you can display on your CV and LinkedIn profile.