University’s commitment to employability recognised with national award shortlisting

22 March 2017

Edge Hill University has been shortlisted for the ‘Best University Employability Strategy’ award at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017.
The winners of what is the largest early careers recruitment awards in Europe will be announced at a ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House hotel on 30 March, after organisers have counted nearly 100,000 individual votes from undergraduates, apprentices and school-leavers.
This new award celebrates the achievements being made by higher education institutions to ensure that their undergraduates are best equipped to achieve their potential when searching and applying for graduate roles and transitioning to employment.
Jacqui Howe, Head of Careers at Edge Hill University said: “I am delighted that the University has been shortlisted for this prestigious award, it is incredibly important recognition of the work the careers team, departmental colleagues and all in the University do to ensure our graduates achieve success in their careers.”
Mark Allanson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Relations at Edge Hill University said: “A key part of the Edge Hill student experience is learning what employability attributes and skills are, getting to practice with employers and through the curriculum then reflecting on what they learn so they are able to present themselves in the most compelling way to start a career when they graduate. But more, these remain with them as they change roles, take on new challenges and gain promotion throughout their career. It's our alumni that tell us this and we're proud that they come back to help the students that follow them."
Enhancing student employability is central to Edge Hill University strategy. A life-long capacity to learn and adapt is key to success for individuals, employers and society as a whole. The majority of Edge Hill degree programmes lead to professional qualification, accreditation or endorsement in addition to an academic award. Placements, work experience and study abroad are widely available in all Faculties, and the University’s excellent links with employers mean that students have many opportunities to enhance their employability while they study.
Edge Hill is one of the top public universities in the country for graduate employment, with 95% of graduates in work or further study, according to the 2015 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.

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