What is the Toolkit?
This toolkit aims to provide you with information and implementation advice on a range of employability interventions that can be used to increase work based learning uptake, and ultimately improve graduate employability outcomes, for hard to reach groups.
This intervention involves the delivery of Accredited Employability Modules to targeted student groups. The modules were effectively embedded into the curriculum, thus optimising student engagement and learning.
Micro-Placements are 3-5 week placements for first and second year undergraduate students. They aim to encourage career exploration among students with no previous professional work experience by placing them in a sector outside their main degree discipline.
Speed Recruitment events offer a proven way of engaging hard to reach students with businesses, using a format that encourages students and employers to engage face-to-face to break down perceived barriers.
The Professional Mentoring Scheme matches business professionals with second year undergraduate students to work one-to-one, helping them gain insight into professional life to ensure they begin their journeys into the professional world with a solid foundation of knowledge.
Talent Bank is a placement matching service which targets students who have disengaged from the ‘standard’ placement process. The service offers tailored recruitment support to help students secure yearlong placements in the UK or overseas.
The toolkit was developed in partnership with the following institutions:
This project was funded through the Office for Students "Addressing Barriers to Student Success Programme".