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1 Jeff Goodman, Director, Careers Advisory Service Tracy Johnson, Skills Development Officer Employer-led approaches to employability University of Plymouth, September

2 2 Benefits of employer contributions to student skills development Credibility Direct contact with graduate employment market Up to date skills requirements Efficient use of resources Contextualises skills Exposure to various corporate cultures Spin offs – networking, provoking activity, opportunity awareness

3 3 Drawbacks Less control over quality of input Objectivity/representation of opinion Risk of covert recruitment/profile-raising Reliability? Appropriateness?

4 4 Main areas of employer contribution to student skills development at Bristol Insight Programme Career Management Skills Module Skills for Success Informal input

5 5 Career Management Skills Module Module description Student responses Learning and teaching issues Working relationships

6 6 Insight into Management Developing skills What do the employers gain? Whats in it for the University?


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