Presentation on theme: "Employability Definition: A set of achievements - skills, understandings and personal attributes - that make graduates more likely to gain employment and."— Presentation transcript:
Employability Definition: A set of achievements - skills, understandings and personal attributes - that make graduates more likely to gain employment and be successful, which benefits themselves, the community, the economy and the environment. (Modified from “Employability in higher education: what it is - what it is not”, Yorke, 2004) Dr Elsa João Senior Lecturer and Director of Postgraduate Studies David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability Department of Civil Engineering
How Does Strathclyde ‘Transform Futures’? Careers Service and SEN (Strathclyde Entrepreneurial Network) support all our students and Strathclyde graduates. Strathclyde’s Worldwide Graduate Jobsearch Online http://www.strath.ac.uk/careers/graduatejobsearch/ allows graduates to search by Job Sector and by Country. http://www.strath.ac.uk/careers/graduatejobsearch/
How Does Strathclyde ‘Transform Futures’? The strength and innovation of our degrees Degrees related to skills shortage Cross-disciplinary programmes Transferable skills Links to industry Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) Networking opportunities Strathclyde is in the heart of Glasgow and Glasgow is the place to be!
Cross-disciplinary Masters Programme in Sustainable Engineering ( MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert) available in: Biomedical Engineering Chemical Processing Computer Aided Engineering Design Energy Systems & the Environment Engineering Design Integrated Product Development Offshore Renewable Energy Technology Management Cross-disciplinary programmes, Transferable skills and Links to industry
Sustainable Engineering Generic Skills Classes – from project management to risk assessment Succeeding for the Workplace – a series of workshops to improve employability –Cross disciplinary processes, projects and alliances –Self-assessment and Personal Marketing –Effective Group Working –Preparing for Group Presentations –Organising & Writing Projects & Dissertations –Networking Group Projects Conference – Sustainable Engineering Students present to industrial clients
Industry Links & Employability “There are four good reasons for getting involved with student projects: kudos new innovations new angles and gems of ideas which come from the different perspectives of home and international students.“ Dr Stephen Thomson Resource Strategist, Laing O’Rourke
Some Industrial Contacts - Eng Faculty ABB Amec Civil Engineering Ltd AREVA Arup Scotland Atkins Limited Balfour Beatty plc Bovis Lend Lease Scotland Ltd British Energy British Geological Survey Buro Happold Limited COSEGO Ingenieria Donaldson Associates E.On EDF Energy Edmund Nuttall Ltd ENERGINET.DK Environment Agency Faber Maunsell Farrans Fugro Halcrow Group Ltd ITI Techmedia Jacobs Laing O’Rourke Mott MacDonald National Grid PB Power Ritchies and Keller Rolls-Royce Royal Environmental Health Institute (REHIS) RPS Group Plc RSPB Scotland RTDS Technologies Scott Wilson Scotland Ltd Scottish Enterprise Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) ScottishPower Siemens Taylor Woodrow Construction Limited Texas Instruments Topazz Consulting Limited Transport Scotland UKAEA United Utilities VESTAS
Industrial placements - enabling students to gain experience in the workplace. Site visits, industrial lectures and involvement in project/dissertation supervision. Industrial advisory board for each department. Industrial advisory board for individual MScs. Sponsored Professors (Rolls Royce, Texas Instruments) Scholarship Programmes Industry Links & Employability
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Strathclyde has the highest level of KTP activity in Scotland: currently 22 funded projects. Company University KTPs enable graduate students to work as a KTP Associate on a project with a company and the University. Graduates gain valuable work experience. Around 75% of Associates are offered a permanent full-time job by the business on completion of their project. Graduate Associate
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships Strathclyde has the highest level of KTP activity in Scotland: currently 22 funded projects. Carron Phoenix Limited Diagnostic Monitoring Systems Limited Blairs Limited Henry Technologies Limited Eden Biopharma Group Limited R P Adam Limited Campbell and Kennedy Limited KJ Tait Engineers Limited Calcarb Limited eCom Scotland Limited Clyde Space Limited BHC Limited Kwik-Fit Insurance Services Limited Barr Limited Architectural Glazing Systems Limited International Students can take advantage of KTPs (most are two year projects) immediately after their Strathclyde Degree. Of the 15 projects currently already up and running, seven of these have non-EU Graduates as the Associate (highlighted in pink).
Working after Studying for International Students International students who require a visa (entry clearance) to come to the UK, who have studied in the UK and graduate with an undergraduate degree, a postgraduate certificate or diploma, a Master's degree or PhD can apply to the Post-Study Work Scheme, which is one of the categories under Tier 1 of the UK Government's Point Based Systems of immigration control. It allows to apply for a 24-month extension of the visa in order to find work, within a 12-month period of the date of graduation. It is not necessary to have an offer of a job in order to apply. This Post-Study Work Scheme replaces the Fresh Talent Working in Scotland Scheme and the International Graduate Scheme. Applications forms for the scheme are available from the Home Office - UK Border Agency: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier1/poststudy/applying/initial/ http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/workingintheuk/tier1/poststudy/applying/initial/
Getting a Job Related to the Degree Worked in Facilities Management with Jones Lang LaSalle, India. MSc Environmental Studies, University of Strahclyde (class of 2007- 2008). Secured a internship in 2008 with the Glasgow City Council through the Business Enterprise Partnership, on sustainability mapping of new infrastructure and civil engineering projects across the City of Glasgow. Gitanjali Nayar Home town: Pune, India
Networking & Recruitment Opportunities Research Seminars (Depts and Faculty) Engineering Research Presentation Day –Presentation Skills development –Networking with industrial guests ‘Gala’ – the annual UG networking dinner –500 guests, 40 recruiting companies participate
This is Scotland’s single most significant urban renewal project and development opportunity with around £5 - 6bn of public and private sector investment, which will transform 20km of the river Clyde from Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton. Clyde Waterfront Regeneration “I am interested in Urban Renewal and Glasgow offers that as a ‘Living Laboratory’ as much as any city. The east end of Glasgow, in particular, is undergoing enormous amount of regeneration and it would behoove me to witness the transformation first hand.” (Application from international student, March 2009.) Strathclyde is in the heart of Glasgow and Glasgow is the place to be!
● The games will be held over 12 days, with the opening ceremony on 23 July 2014, and the last day of competition and closing ceremony on 3 August 2014. ● The games budget is £288m, with an extra £9.5m contingency on top. ● The Scottish government and Glasgow Council have agreed to underwrite the costs of staging the Games in an 80/20 split. ● An estimated 15,000 volunteers will help staff the Games. ● 1,000 new homes will be built and given over to social and affordable housing. Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games