Published: 12 November 2012

Employability plan for engineering students

Student

You told us

In a Staff Student Liaison Committee meeting early in the 2011-12 academic year, Student Representatives asked for a more coherent employability plan to bring together the various activities offered throughout their course.

What we did

The School of Engineering worked with the Careers & Employability Service and industrial contacts to devise a programme of activities to provide the information and support needed throughout your course.

The new employability plan includes:

Year 1:

Study skills sessions

Year 2:

Employability workshops – jointly delivered by department staff, industrial contacts and the Careers & Employability Service

Finding work experience – fortnightly newsletter provided by the Talent Team advertises internships and summer placements

Year 3/4:

Finding job opportunities – Engineering Careers Event held in the Active Learning Lab featuring around 60 employers

Applying for jobs – 15 minute surgeries provided by the Careers & Employability Service, held in the department, to help with applications

Supporting the recruitment process – Employers provide sessions in lectures to provide guidance on completing their application forms, and hold practice assessment centre sessions

Have your say

Have you benefited from any of the new employability activities? What else would you like to see offered to improve your employability?

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