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.