The International Student Enrichment Programme is an
eight-week course which includes a three-week work placement at a
West Midlands company. The scheme is being piloted this year with
13 international students from a range of EU and non-EU
The aim of the course is to help students make the transition
from full-time education to full-time employment and get ahead in
the increasingly competitive job market when they graduate. The
taught element of the course includes modules on leadership,
entrepreneurship, innovation and also includes elements on CV
enhancement, employability and interview skills.
The work placements are being organised by the School of
Computing and Information Technology.
Director, International Jo Gittens, said: "This is an
excellent opportunity for our international students to broaden
their skills and help them make the move into a job in the UK or
their home country after graduating. The scheme is part of our
Internationalisation Agenda and we hope to expand this to more
students in the future."
The course is run by the International Office, University of
Wolverhampton Business School and Careers and Employment Services,
with input from the School of Computing and IT.