Leicester’s Career Development Service shortlisted for ‘Best University Employability Strategy’

Posted by es328 at Mar 24, 2017 10:50 AM |
TARGETjobs Graduate Recruitment Awards recognise efforts to help students secure graduate employment

Issued by the University of Leicester Press Office on 24 March 2017

The University of Leicester has been shortlisted for a national award, Best University Employability Strategy, highlighting the pioneering work being delivered by its Career Development Service.

Whilst the annual TARGETjobs Graduate Recruitment Awards is in its 13th year, this specific award is new for this year. This award recognises universities for their achievements in providing students with the best possible opportunities to reach their potential and secure graduate roles before transitioning into employment.

With highlights such as our innovative Leicester Award, Professional Mentoring Scheme and the integration of the Transferable Skills Framework into the curriculum, the Career Development service aims to offer students the opportunity to understand, enhance and develop their employability.

The event itself is the largest early careers recruitment awards in Europe with over 1,500 guests attending the night itself and nearly 100,000 votes counted from student, graduates and apprentices.

Leicester has been shortlisted alongside the University of Birmingham, University of Glasgow, University of Manchester, Newcastle University and University of Southampton.

Rob Fryer, Director of the Career Development Service, said: “I am tremendously proud of this achievement. Being shortlisted for this prestigious award is a great recognition for the quality of support our University provides to our students and also shows that our Career Development Service is amongst the very best in the sector. Fingers crossed we win!”

A prestigious awards ceremony will take place Thursday 30th March 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, where winners will be announced.

The University of Leicester is also the proud sponsor of ‘The Advancement of Social Mobility in Graduate Recruitment Award’ and will presenting this award to the winners at the same event.

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