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ITS employability webinar 25th April2018

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ITS employability webinar 25th April2018

  1. 1. Wednesday 25th April 2018, 12-1300 CAREER AND EMPLOYABILITY PROSPECTS FOR ITS MASTERS IN TRANSPORT STUDENTS WEBINAR Institute for Transport Studies FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT Dr James Tate, Associate Prof, ITS Email: j.e.tate@its.leeds.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6608 Web: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/people/j.tate Twitter: @drjamestate
  2. 2. “ A Masters degree in Transport opens up a range of career options : 97.5% of our MA and MSc graduates were employed or in further training within six months of completing their course”
  3. 3. “ Of respondents* 95% of the Masters graduates secured employment or further training in the transport sector within 6 months of completing their course ” * Survey response rate 70% (71 students were surveyed, of which 50 replied)
  4. 4. Employability ITS MASTERS STUDENTS ITS Employability pages: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/courses/employability/ YouTube: https://youtu.be/xZneeC2hjQU
  5. 5. Employability SKILLS & AWARENESS • Application and CV clinic – November ® supported by http://careerweb.leeds.ac.uk/ • Recruitment briefing ® Head of Transport Policy, Leeds City Council • Circulation job opportunities https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4076730 • Professional skills workshops ® GIS (digital mapping) ® Data analysis and presentation ® Report preparation & formatting ® Transport Sector Awareness § External Seminars (weekly in term-time) § Professional bodies § Public & Private sector landscape
  6. 6. Employability ENGAGING WITH EMPLOYERS 1. The Institute Advisory Group Course design & content meets Employers’ needs Group includes senior representatives from: • Accent, AECOM, ARUP, Mott MacDonald. • Department for Transport (DfT), Highways England, National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Transport Systems Catapult. • Arriva North Rail, First Trans Pennine Express, Northern Rail, Rail Delivery Group, Siemens Rail Systems. e.g. Development of Transport Integrated Project module second semester module (started in 2016-17) http://webprod3.leeds.ac.uk/catalogue/dynmodules.asp?Y=201718&F=P&M=TRAN-5912M
  7. 7. Employability ENGAGING WITH EMPLOYERS 2. Employer Visits Wednesday 24 January 2018 Wednesday 31 January 2018 PRESENTATIONS Jacobs Leigh Fisher ARUP Atkins NetworkRail WSP AECOM Mott MacDonald Arcadis WYG INTERVIEWS Jacobs WYG Arup Leigh Fisher AECOM Arcadis NetworkRail See Twitter: #ITSEmployerDays2018
  8. 8. Employability ENGAGING WITH EMPLOYERS 2. Employer Visits fund scholarships http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/courses/masters/fees-scholarships/ See Twitter: #ITSEmployerDays2018
  9. 9. Employability ENGAGING WITH EMPLOYERS 3. Mentoring New industry mentoring scheme Volunteer mentors (ITS alumni) who assist in developing career ideas, confidence and employer awareness “Mentoring is a powerful tool. Being a mentor can be a very rewarding role. The mentor will support a current student to manage their own learning and development. Currently we have just over 30 alumni acting as mentors on the scheme, which was piloted this year.” http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/about/news/new-industry-mentoring-scheme-for-its-masters-students/
  10. 10. Institute for Transport Studies FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT
  11. 11. Wednesday 25th April 2018, 12-1300 CAREER AND EMPLOYABILITY PROSPECTS FOR ITS MASTERS IN TRANSPORT STUDENTS WEBINAR Institute for Transport Studies FACULTY OF ENVIRONMENT Dr James Tate, Associate Prof, ITS Email: j.e.tate@its.leeds.ac.uk Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6608 Web: http://www.its.leeds.ac.uk/people/j.tate Twitter: @drjamestate

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