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Rise in UWE Graduate Employment

Posted by Sarah Proudfoot | 0 comments

UWE’s rise in graduate employment came as good news to our Careers service in what is an extremely difficult time in the graduate employment market.
Careers have been doing numerous things within the service that contribute towards these improvements against the national trend.

We have been more proactive in our work with students and employers in relation to graduate job vacancies, placements and work experience, and targeted areas of weaker performance with more support from careers advisers in working with academics and students directly to boost students confidence and increase their skills.

Increased internal partnerships with faculty staff and other service staff (particularly business relations) have allowed us to raise awareness and reach more staff and students. External partnerships with other careers services, employers and other organisations like Job Centre plus have also improved allowing us to diversify and draw in recruiters.

Developments in our IT products and communications have helped us reach more students and graduates more effectively. Being able to offer a whole range of services and learning is really important, so too is being able to engage with our clients. We are always seeking out increasingly sophisticated ways to communicate with our clients through various communication channels including social media like Facebook, Twitter and Blogs, newsletters, events and the media.

We are really pleased to see all the hard work happening in our Careers service and other areas of the University paying off and hope for more positive results next year.

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