Embedding Employability into Higher Education Programmes and Courses

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Author(s)Mike Grey
Mike Grey manages the EC Futures team at Coventry University which was recently shortlisted for the Best Placement Service in the UK. EC Futures currently has students completing paid placements at 128 different technical employers across the UK, Europe and beyond.
He will talk about how to deliver a successful sandwich placement scheme, service employer requirements and engage students. This will include a case study about the Global Internship Scheme, exclusive to Coventry University, run with Tata Technologies.
He will also discuss some innovative employer led modules his team delivers in conjunction with Intel and IBM. He will also discuss international experiences gained by students through Erasmus placements and Study Abroad initiatives.
EC Futures have recently launched an Employability Industrial Advisory Panel featuring key employers such as Jaguar Land Rover, Philips and Bosch; he will explain the rationale for this forum and provide examples of how this can support the employability agenda.
The session will be interactive with plenty of opportunities for attendees to discuss initiatives and trends in their regions and share best practice.
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