Westminster Career Development Centre reaches finals in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2016
6 January 2016
Sponsored by multinational software company SAP, the award for Most Improved Commitment to Employability celebrates the improved efforts and services provided by a university department, placement or careers service in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.
The University of Westminster’s Career Development Centre is committed to increasing the employability of our students and graduates, and to enhancing the reputation of the University in the wider business community in line with the Westminster 2020 vision.
The University’s dedicated recruitment agency Talent Bank provides students with the opportunity to apply for paid temporary and part-time vacancies across all university campuses as well as with external local employers. In the past year Talent Bank offered 91 more part-time paid opportunities for students than in the previous year. The number of organisations to offer Westminster students volunteering opportunities has also risen from 40 to 60 last year. 60 additional students were matched to mentors across the Career Development Centre’s three mentoring schemes, and there was an increase of 764 to 1061 students registered for volunteering opportunities. Furthermore an impressive over 3,500 students attended Westminster’s employability events during the first semester of the 2015-16 academic year.
Through Engage, the University’s interface for jobs and events, Westminster students can also learn about the careers events that are the most relevant to their field of interest and enhance their employability.
In its seventh year, the NUE Awards benchmark employers, universities and students across the UK who have demonstrated commitment and dedication to the field of undergraduate employability.
The award ceremony of the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2016 will take place on 12 February 2016.
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.