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Placement and Careers Centre
Working with you to enhance your
employability
Employability at Brunel
• Employability has always been at the heart of Brunel as a result of
our strong links with busine...
Placement and Careers Centre
• One stop centre - part-time jobs, sandwich placements and graduate
roles
• Buoyant vacancy ...
• The graduate employment market remains competitive and the most
successful students will need a proactive approach to de...
The advantage of Sandwich Placement
• Brunel’s tradition and reputation means that we have placements
available with compa...
Placement and careers centre
www.brunel.ac.uk/pcc
• Work collaboratively with mentoring, volunteering and alumni to
delive...
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    1. 1. Placement and Careers Centre Working with you to enhance your employability
    2. 2. Employability at Brunel • Employability has always been at the heart of Brunel as a result of our strong links with business and industry and our history of sandwich placement • Purpose built employability centre and award winning service provision for three consecutive years • Over 30 dedicated staff, including specialist industry consultants who understand recruitment processes • A new ‘Ready for Work, Ready for Life’ module for 1st years will be piloted in Sept 2013 to help students understand the skills employers are looking for and the opportunity to develop them • Employability is linked to the teaching curriculum via employer led projects and projects led by the Placement and Careers Centre
    3. 3. Placement and Careers Centre • One stop centre - part-time jobs, sandwich placements and graduate roles • Buoyant vacancy lists with over 5,000 roles advertised last year. • 10 careers fairs and targeted forums a year • Employer led workshops e.g. Amazon, Accenture, BBC, Jaguar, Teach first, Sky and Enterprise Rent-A-Car • Individual and confidential help with career decisions, placements and skills development with over 30,000 visitors from Sept2012 – June2013
    4. 4. • The graduate employment market remains competitive and the most successful students will need a proactive approach to develop the experience and skills employers are looking for • Employment outcomes are available on our website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/services/pcc/staff/graduate-destinations • Overall starting salary for 2011/12 leavers was £21,432 • 88% of students were in full time work, further study or a combination What happens to our graduates?
    5. 5. The advantage of Sandwich Placement • Brunel’s tradition and reputation means that we have placements available with companies such as IBM, BMW, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, PwC, McLaren, Dyson, NHS • Graduates who complete a sandwich placement have significantly better employment outcomes than those who don’t • 2012 sandwich placement graduates earned a salary premium of just under £4000 more than their non-placement peers • Placement recruitment processes are competitive and mirror those used in graduate recruitment • 92% of placement students went onto be in work or further study or a combination • On average the starting placement salary in 2012 was £ 14,000
    6. 6. Placement and careers centre www.brunel.ac.uk/pcc • Work collaboratively with mentoring, volunteering and alumni to deliver employability initiatives • Trend towards developing subject specific peer mentoring schemes • Actively involved in launching campaigns and projects working with student unions and academic departments • Find out more about the team
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