If you are are leading a module relating to
employability or work based learning, or if part of your role is to
provide pastoral support to students individually, you may find the
following resources useful.
Remember that the Careers and Employment Centre's primary
role is to assist students and graduates to develop their
employability and career planning skills, and we would be
pleased to recommend or compile specific sources of information for
We are developing Brand You, an interactive,
online resource which will assist students to develop their self
awareness, to research what employers in their chosen career area
seek and to build their ability to articulate their strengths when
The Higher Education Academy's Learning and Employability Series
is a compilation of publications which define employability and
which provide insight into topics such as employability in the
curriculum, work based learning, enterprise and widening
series 1 and
The HEA publish a wide range of other
resources relating to employability.
What do employers want? A list of skills in demand and
information about the value of a degree.
The Council for Industry
and Higher Education's (CIHE) employability and skills page.
Links to a number of useful publications including:
The Confederation of British Industries' (CBI) employability
page. Links to:
It is very useful to analyse the competancies employers use in
recruitment. The graduate recruiters below define what they look
for in graduates and reflect what, generally, employers seek.
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