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Developing employable Gloucestershire graduates

The Employable Gloucestershire Graduate Scheme (informally known as EGGS!) was developed through a collaboration between the Department of Teaching and Learning Innovation and the Careers and Employability team and piloted during 2010-11. The scheme is now open to all students of the university and is designed to give formal recognition to their many and varied achievements outside their academic programme.

Presenting evidence

Students complete a personal statement of achievement in which they present evidence of their achievements and skills development in the fields of community engagement, culture, employment, enterprise, research, sport or sustainability. These initiatives complement the extensive programme of employability and career management sessions run within academic departments by the careers team to support the 'Learning for Life and Employment' strand of the university’s learning and teaching strategy.

Nicki Castello, Head of Careers and Employability, added: 

"In February 2012, the University of Gloucestershire will launch our new Degree Plus programme, designed to give students easy access to a range of services and opportunities, which will enable them to develop the experience, skills and attributes that graduate employers value. Through the provision of centrally-located, high-profile Degree Plus offices on each of our campuses, students will be able to access a range of services to develop their employability, their confidence and an impressive portfolio of experience to include in their Higher Education Achievement Report."

These services include:

• careers information, advice and guidance
• skills workshops
• enterprise support
• work placements
• volunteering opportunities
• links with local employers
• a high-quality workplace internship programme
• graduate vacancies
• the Employable Gloucestershire Graduate Scheme

Tags: gloucester million+ University Sector

Created on: 24 January 2012

Last updated: 06 February 2012

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