Abintegro: Enhancing Student Career Prospects

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abintegro exists to help academic institutions better prepare their students for the competitive employment market. This brochure explains who we are and what we do.

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Abintegro: Enhancing Student Career Prospects

  1. 1. Academic Institutions Information Brochure Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  2. 2. Welcome abintegro exists to help academic institutions better prepare their students for the competitive employment market. This brochure explains who we are and what we do. I sincerely hope you find our perspective and approach inspiring and it leaves you with ideas quot;A degree alone is not enough. for your own institution. Employers are looking for more than just technical skills and knowledge of a degree discipline. I look forward to discussing how abintegro can ensure your students They particularly value skills make a positive first impression. such as communication, team working and problem solving. Job applicants who can Best Regards, demonstrate that they have developed these skills will have a Tony Heard (Managing Director) real advantage.quot; Digby Jones - former Director-General of the CBI tony@abintegro.com | 0203 301 3378 Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  3. 3. Contents Introduction to abintegro The abintegro tools The careers services portal Benefits Testimonial Contact details Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  4. 4. Introduction to abintegro abintegro provides online career-building tools designed to improve student and graduate employability Working with careers services, we enable students to: We enable academic institutions to: - Understand the skills and behaviours employers seek - Provide a standardised approach to CV and PDP building - Build, articulate and maintain their personal profile and CV - Manage and track student preparation for the workplace - Construct a personal development plan (PDP) - Analyse student data and employability skills - Research employers and market their profile - Gather employment data for graduates and alumni - Simplify the job application process - Facilitate the recruitment process Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  5. 5. The abintegro tools Our tools provide an integrated approach to helping students from education to employment “Students need to understand how to “Universities are developing the use of “Every institution surveyed regarded articulate the employability skills they students’ personal development plans contact with employers as positive for have developed as part of their course as to provide a framework for self analysis the institution and their students. Not well as what they have gained from extra- and the acquisition of skills where gaps every university has found this easy, 16% curricular activities.”♦ are identified.”♦ reporting significant problems.”♦ 3DCV® Grow Plan™ Connections™ The career portfolio & The personal development Research & link to CV-building tool planning tool employers ♦ Source: Universities UK & CBI ‘Future Fit’ – Preparing graduates for the world of work Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  6. 6. The abintegro tools 3DCV® enables students and graduates to understand the skills and behaviours employers seek, to build and articulate their profile and market their CV to potential employers Recruiters and employers want to see CVs Personality, communication skills and aptitude for demonstrating employability skills. Our CV new technologies can be showcased by uploading builder guides students through a simple process video profiles, which can be viewed by prospective to achieve this. employers. Based on research by Universities UK, CBI and Completed CVs can be exported to MS Word or CIHE, the 3DCV helps students describe their shared online with prospective employers, recruiters employability skills (dimensions) and prioritise and careers advisors by publishing to a web page. their strengths. Achievements and work experience can be Viewers of the web CV can be tracked by setting endorsed or validated by the careers team, them up with a unique PIN. The personalised CV employers or academics. Validations are visible web link can be added to job applications, cover as part of the student’s CV. letters, emails or student profiles. Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  7. 7. The abintegro tools 3DCV® helps students demonstrate their employability skills (dimensions) Employability skills (dimensions): A set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market participants should possess to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace – to the benefit of themselves, their employer and the wider economy. ♦ Based on research by Universities UK, CBI and CIHE, the 3DCV helps students to describe and rate their employability skills. This is unique amongst CV tools and key to enhancing student career prospects. Recruiters and employers want to see CVs demonstrating employability skills. The 3DCV clearly shows how a student meets their key criteria thus raising the chance of making it to interview. Students’ performance against employability skills can be benchmarked enabling improved self awareness. The abintegro dimensions are customisable to fit the language used within the institution. ♦ Source: Universities UK & CBI ‘Future Fit’ Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  8. 8. The abintegro tools Grow Plan™ enables students and graduates to build a personal development plan (PDP) and reflect on their experiences Build a PDP based on employability skills Share the plan online or as a MS Word using the GROW coaching model and create a document and make goals visible in the series of documented reflections. 3DCV to potential employers. Each institution can pre-populate PDPs with Break goals down into stage by stage objectives or learning outcomes, which can milestones to achieve the goal. Set the effort then be worked on by students and progress required and track progress. recorded. Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  9. 9. The abintegro tools Connections™ enables students and graduates to take an unbiased look at employers and make an informed career decision Prepare for standard application questions by Review unbiased company information to automatically extracting relevant information from identify, compare and shortlist potential employers. the completed 3DCV and Grow Plan. Employers and recruitment consultants can Careers services can facilitate the recruitment headhunt students matching their criteria by process, matching students to companies of searching on employability skills and all aspects of interest for work experience or permanent jobs. the 3DCV. Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  10. 10. The careers services portal The Careers Services Portal enables careers services to monitor and measure student CV and PDP progress to ensure they are equipping their graduates with highly marketable, work-related skills Assist students in building a compelling CV and Filter and analyse student information against PDP by raising awareness of what employers seek criteria, including: school, faculty, year of graduation, and helping each student to articulate their skills student ID, CV and PDP completion status and effectively. employability skills. Contribute directly to the recruitment process by Ensure students set learning objectives, reflect on quickly and easily sharing student CVs and profiles their experiences and articulate progress in their CV. with employers online. Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  11. 11. Benefits The abintegro tools will deliver a number of benefits including: Students & Graduates Academic Institutions A professional CV that demonstrates Students will be seen as more employable. employability skills and experience. Their skills will be better presented & marketed. A PDP that promotes self analysis and All students will have a consistent, standardised development of employability skills. CV and personal development plan. An unbiased view of UK employers, allowing Maintaining contact with students will be easier students to research and shortlist prospects. & careers teams will have DLHE* information. A portfolio for life. It can be used and Trends & statistics will drive an understanding maintained post graduation. of student employability skills. *DLHE – Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  12. 12. Regent’s College London Working together to prepare graduates for the competitive employment market “Preparing graduates for the competitive employment Spencer Coles | February 2009 market is at the heart of the careers service and Director of Marketing & Student Recruitment Abintegro’s unique software provides an ideal solution for high quality CV production and PDPs. We chose Abintegro's solution due to its contemporary interface, flexible set up and its ability to manage students with different levels of experience from undergraduate to MBA. Abintegro’s solution will assist communication between academics and the careers service and provide students with a central CV and PDP platform; this, we hope, will alleviate much of the frustration felt by students when different advice is given on the best way to produce a CV and build a PDP.” Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  13. 13. Next steps abintegro is an easy to implement web-based system that ensures students and graduates: understand the skills and behaviours employers seek, build and articulate their profile and market their CV to potential employers build a personal development plan (PDP) and reflect on their experiences take an unbiased look at employers and make an informed career decision Please contact me directly to discuss how abintegro can help your institution and to see a demonstration of the tools. Best Regards, Tony Heard (Managing Director) tony@abintegro.com | 0203 301 3378 Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com
  14. 14. Abintegro Limited PO Box 57970 London W4 9AE +44 (0)203 301 3378 Email: info@abintegro.com Web: www.abintegro.com Enhancing student career prospects © Abintegro Limited | All rights reserved | www.abintegro.com

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