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UUK/CBI report on employability

Thu 16th Apr, 2009

The CBI and Universities UK have recently published a joint report, Future Fit: Preparing graduates for the world of work, which illustrates how universities and business can work together to help equip graduates for their future working lives.

Introducing the report, the CBI Director-General, Richard Lambert, noted that it is even more important during the recession that students gain vital employability skills and experience of the workplace while at university, so they are better equipped to compete in the increasingly tough jobs market after graduation. 

 

Future Fit highlights the vital role both employers and higher education institutions have to play in this and in giving students the best possible opportunities to build on their skills.  The report, sponsored by DIUS, contains case study examples of how employers and universities are already working successfully together to offer students work placements during their degrees, embed employability into courses and provide on-campus opportunities to meet employers.