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  1. 1. The Leicester Award for Employability Skills<br />Zara Hooley Aimée Harrisonwild<br />Leicester Award Coordinator Employer Liaison Manager<br />
  2. 2. Why Engage?<br />
  3. 3. The Background<br />
  4. 4. Apart from your academic achievements, how did you use your time at University?<br />
  5. 5.
  6. 6. The Students<br />
  7. 7. Students told us they wanted to……<br />“.. gain experience about what employers expect from their employees and to polish up skills I have gained through voluntary activities”. <br />“..improve my personal development and promote my career management and to find out what I really want to do in the future”.<br />“….improve my self reflection and interaction with other students and to enhance skills such as teamwork”<br />“… do something that would separate me from the thousands of other graduates, improve my employability skills and quantify them in an accredited award”<br />
  8. 8. “It was an excellent programme, very relevant to me at this stage of life, and it should definitely be an on-going programme”. <br />
  9. 9. Why Next<br />
  10. 10. The Opportunity<br />

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