University of Leicester works with employers to develop the maths graduates of tomorrow

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Posted on 27/03/2012
University of Leicester

With the graduate market becoming increasingly competitive, the University of Leicester is seeking to engage employers at an early stage in student development, by giving recruiters the chance to shape their involvement and impact on the curriculum.

The Department of Mathematics is committed to producing students who immediately add value in the workplace. Our courses develop employability skills such as independent research, business awareness, IT, presentation and teamwork. Through our new Employer Led Forum, we are further developing our programme of employer engagement across all courses and years.

Opportunities for engagement will include presentations by employers, work shadowing, employer generated projects and work placements.

Professor Jeremy Levesley, Head of Department said:

“This is a fantastic opportunity to find out how work related learning is delivered through the curriculum and to influence how this develops in the future. This new programme of employer led activities will really give our students the extra dimension in the graduate market”

This initiative is one of a number of new employer led programmes taking place at the University of Leicester, and follows the recent announcement that the University has introduced a new Award for Industry Awareness through which students can receive specialised training from graduate recruiters at FTSE 100 company, NEXT. Students receive on the job training at NEXT headquarters in Enderby, Leicester, taking part in business case studies and mock interviews by internal graduate recruiters.

The University of Leicester Careers Service offers a wide range of engagement activities to enhance the employability skills and prospects of students. These include careers fairs, skills workshops, The Leicester Award and a diverse range of activities based within the academic Colleges.

Paul Champion
Strategic Project Manager

Mobile: 07540 704920

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