Westminster’s Employability team shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in NUE Awards 2016
23 December 2016
The Employability team aims to support students in finding work experience and to ensure a high quality experience for them while on the position. Various events are organised by the team to increase the awareness of the work experience and internship opportunities available to students.
Talent Bank is the University’s employability initiative established to helps students find relevant part time employment. In 2015/16, 745 students took part in the scheme. Over 800 students applied to join the Talent Bank and more than 300 attended the requisite assessment days.
Feedback is provided to every student, successful and unsuccessful to provide them with top tips and unsuccessful students are referred back to the Career Development Centre for further help with their CVs and interview skills. In 2016, over 1500 job applications were received, 567 interviews conducted and 330 positions filled.
Talent Bank staff follow-up with hiring managers in external companies two weeks after any student has started a new role to make sure everything is going well, the student is settling in and to check whether further assistance from the Talent Bank team is required.
The Career Development Centre collaborated with the Students’ Union and the Alumni Team to put on an Employability Month during February, which included Small Companies, Big Jobs – two careers fairs for small and medium-sized enterprises bringing 34 start-ups and 165 student bookings, HACKminster, Lunchtime sessions delivered by Careers Consultants as well Alumni Panel and Drinks Reception with 20 Speakers and over 300 student bookings.
The winners will be announced at the NUE Awards Ceremony in London on Friday 24th February.
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.