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Faculty of Engineering wins national employability award

The Faculty of Engineering has been recognised for its commitment to student employability, taking home the award for the Most Improved Commitment to Employability at this year’s National Undergraduate Employability Awards. The category 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 Faculty was acknowledged for its embedded Work Placement Programme which reaches over 30 undergraduate degree courses, for having increased the numbers of students taking up industrial work placements by 150% as well as its commitment to employability through running an in-house Employability Internship programme, open to all students.

The award is all the more impressive as the faculty fought off competition from a range of full university careers centres, including The University of Liverpool Careers and Employability Service and The University of Hull Careers and Employability Centre.

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The faculty has seen an increase of 180% of contact time with students over the last two years, and a 66% increase in careers fair attendance.

Faculty of Engineering wins national employability award

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