Business and economics students: make yourself irresistible to employers!
Business and Management 3 December 2013
As part of the launch of TRIBE (our resource to make the teaching and learning of economics and business more accessible, relevant and current) we're organising a panel event with key speakers who'll give you useful tips on how to attract employers. The panel will be chaired by Karen Kufuor, lecturer at Westminster Business School as well as the founder of TRIBE.
Join us to find out more about:
- what employers expect from business and economics graduates
- how to enhance your employability skills
This is a great opportunity for you to hear short presentations given by industry experts, such as:
- Andy Ross - former Deputy Director at Government Economic Service
- Frances Trought - author of Brilliant Employability Skills (2011)
- John Hillier - trustee of the London Chamber of Commerce Commercial Education Trust
About the speakers
Andy Ross was Deputy Director at the Government Economic Service until February 2013. He's a company director, visiting professor at Reading University and a visiting research fellow at Leeds University, where he teaches policy economics.
Andy has degrees from the LSE, Birkbeck, Roehamption Institute and Nottingham Trent University. He's a member of the Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics, Westminster Business School Advisory Board, Fellow of the Institute of Continuous Professional Development and the UK Strategic Forum for Social Science. He's also the CEO Group of the Academy of Social Sciences.
He has written textbooks, been a polytechnic head of economics, a university dean, college director, university inspector, local government Councillor, and 'Investors in People' reviewer. In 2000 he jointly founded the ONS micro-econometric laboratory, before moving to HM Treasury in 2004.
He led the Government Economic and Social Research team at HM Treasury with overall responsibility for the professional development of 3000 analysts. He has a special interest in the employability of economists.
Frances Trought is the author of Brilliant Employability Skills (2011) and has 10 years experience in Higher education with a primary focus on enterprise and employability. She developed the LSBU Employability Award 2011/2012, Shell/LSBU Student Project 2012 and created and executed business projects with SMEs.
She's currently freelancing with Pearson PLC to develop an online employability resource. In 2013 Frances launched her business I Brand Ltd to develop employability resources.
She shares a passion for employability skills and delivers workshops as well as one to one coaching to help students stand out from the crowd.
John Hillier spent many years in the Glass, Steel and Tobacco industries working in production and HR management. He became Chief Executive of the National Council For Vocational Qualifications in 1990 and was responsible for the development and introduction of NVQs and GNVQs.
He's now Chairman of International Training Services Ltd, a non-executive director of EMTA Awards Ltd and Glass Training Ltd, and a trustee of the London Chamber of Commerce Commercial Education Trust.
He's also Managing Director of FHP Consulting whose clients include the UK Government, Awarding Bodies, Sector Skills Councils, Overseas Governments and Multi-National Companies.
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