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With 70 applications submitted for every graduate job, the need for careers and employability support for students has never been greater.
Will you help our graduates to succeed in the most competitive jobs market for a generation?
There has been an unprecedented 33% rise in the number of job applications made by graduates in 2010-2011. Employability is a growing concern for the UK and global economy.
Major companies actively seek out our graduates and our careers service is considered one of the best in the UK. We need to continually enhance our services to ensure our students’ successful transition into an increasingly competitive professional life within today’s global marketplace.
The University of Nottingham is a world Top 30 choice for employers in the QS World University Ranking 2010. The Careers and Employability Service is the catalyst for enhancing employability. Our vision is to establish a Career Development and Employability Hub, where employers and alumni can support peer-to-peer networking and mentoring, benefiting both current students and alumni.
What will your Impact be?
Your support for Career Development and Employability Hub will have a genuine impact on the future employability of our students, making them better equipped to compete in an increasingly tough global job market.
The support I have received from the Careers and Employability Service has been really valuable. I’m glad that my University has helped me to improve my prospects - I now feel more prepared for whatever the future holds!
Steve Brockett, MSc Entrepreneurship, 2011
The Careers and Employability Service gave me invaluable advice and direction. They helped me realise my potential and make the most of the skills I had gained at university. As a result, I had the confidence and knowledge to launch a successful career in the Arts.
Hannah Benton, BA (Hons) Music 2008
During my time at Nottingham I attended a range of workshop sessions offered by the Careers and Employability service that helped to equip me with the skills I needed to secure my role at Accenture.
Christopher Smith, MSc International Business 2011
As a recent graduate from Nottingham, I would have relished the opportunity to have access to a hub where I could undertake career research, meet employers and focus on my personal development while still being a student at the University.
Andy Newnham, Alumni, BA American Studies and History
With 70 applications submitted for every graduate job*, the need for careers and employability support for students has never been greater.
* Association of Graduate Recruiters, Summer Review 2010
Competition is tough. A recent survey indicates there has been an unprecedented 33% rise in the overall volume of graduate job applications made in 2010-2011, such that students at the 30 universities included in the survey have made an estimated 343,000 job applications this year.