Over the last decade employability has moved from the sidelines to the centre stage. Expectations of university employability provision are higher than ever before from students, employers and university management.
The introduction of fees has created a new kind of value exchange in Higher Education where highly aware students (often branded as consumers) seek value for money for their fees in the form of solid employment prospects, as a result creating a link between graduate destination performance and university revenue. Allied to the use of destinations data in TEF and league table performance, ongoing employer pressure for work-ready graduates, and demands that Higher Education aid social mobility, university employability provision must respond to a wide range of challenges.
We understand that this scenario presents a range of opportunities and challenges for anybody involved in university employability strategy and delivery. We have now partnered with more than 50 UK universities from all Mission Groups, alongside our graduate recruitment work handling 80,000+ graduate vacancies per annum, and consequently have developed a comprehensive range of services including:
Recent example projects include:
All of our work is informed by our parallel work in graduate recruitment, and is delivered by the Gradcore team and key associates. Delivery teams are built specifically for each university project, and associates include former VCs, Heads of Careers and senior graduate recruiters.
To discuss your university’s employability provision with us contact us here.