Most improved commitment to employability finalist

The Faculty of Engineering's Employability team was a finalist in the 'Most Improved Commitment to Employability' category at The National Undergraduate Employability Award.

The category celebrates the improved efforts and services provided by a university department, placement or careers service in helping students apply and maximise their work experience opportunities.

The Faculty of Engineering has increased its commitment to enhancing student employability across a variety of initiatives including: an Industrial Placement Year variant of all undergraduate degrees, delivery of an Employability lecture and workshops programme, to launching a summer internship scheme with the Manufacturing Advisory Service. All of which are supported by an in-house specialist face-to-face career support and advice in conjunction with the University's Careers Centre.

Emily Timson, Employability Business Development Manager for the Faculty of Engineering said: "The team is delighted with the result and we'd like to thank all the companies and students that supported our nomination."

The National Undergraduate Employability Awards is sponsored by PwC and run in association with The Guardian.

Emily continued: "We currently support just over 100 students undertaking a 12 month placement and 80% of our current first years have expressed an interest in doing the same. It looks like it's going to be busier than ever in the Faculty's employability suite!"