New study shows employers value job ready graduates

A new report from University Alliance shows employers are putting graduates at the heart of their strategies to innovate and grow.

A new study based on in-depth interviews with small and large employers, including British Airways, IBM and Marks and Spencer shows employers are putting graduates at the heart of their strategies to innovate and grow.

University Alliance, has published, Job Ready: Universities, employers and students creating success. The report reveals that employers are demanding more from their graduates with jobs increasingly requiring employees to be forward thinking, problem solving and entrepreneurial. It is clear that universities are good at preparing students for this future reality, but that it works best when they partner with employers.

Libby Hackett, Chief Executive of University Alliance, said: "At a time when most of the employment growth in the UK?is in graduate-level jobs, those involving analytical, problem solving and complex communications, it is important that we ensure universities are working closely with employers."

Nottingham Trent University is proud to be a University Alliance member, and recognises the importance of working with employers to develop students employability. We have a strong national and international reputation for the excellence of our graduates who are always in high demand from employers.

Suzie Flynn, Graduate and Future Talent Manager at Barratt PLC said: "NTU is working hard on the employability front. Every single graduate that we've had from NTU has been superb. I couldn't ask for anything more to be honest."

Every single graduate that we've had from NTU has been superb. I couldn't ask for anything more to be honest.
Suzie Flynn, Graduate and Future Talent Manager at  Barratt PLC

University Alliance brings together leading global universities for science, technology, design and the professions to tackle the big issues facing universities, people and the economy. Their aim is to help build a strong future for UK universities by creating a constructive and positive space for debate and new ideas.

Visit the University Alliance website to read the full report.

New study shows employers value job ready graduates

Published on 9 July 2014
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