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A crash course in employability
Fri 23 June 2017, 10:00 – 16:00 BST
For academics, new staff entering the HE sector or professionals taking on an employability remit, this course will provide you with a wealth of knowledge to understand all key stakeholders’ challenges, key market trends, best practice and a range of case studies from across the sector.
Learning outcomes: By the end of the training participants will be able to:
- Decode data around employability, graduate destinations and graduate recruitment
- Discuss current and emergent employability practice within universities
- Implement 1-3 actions that will make a difference in your organisation
- Be confident engaging with employers and colleagues on the employability agenda
The session will be delivered by Mike Grey (Senior Consultant, Gradconsult)
Mike is a Senior Consultant at Gradconsult and brings his years of experience working within Higher Education, developing industrial partnerships and employability strategy, to consult on a wide range of projects with universities and employers. He is also an Associate of the AGR and delivers their training focussed on understanding HE and working effectively with careers services. He also delivers a wide range of training for AGCAS and is a member of the Employer Advisory Board for Henley Business School.
He recently received the Outstanding Contribution Award at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2016 and delivered a TEDx talk called 'The Work Ready Graduate Conundrum'.
Mike previously launched and developed EC Futures at Coventry University, leading this specialist faculty employability unit to be awarded a Teaching Excellence Award for Employability (2014) and the Best Placement Service in the UK (2015 and 2016) at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.
Here are some quotes from previous participants of Mike’s training courses:
‘Mike is an excellent facilitator who speaks with real authority. The session sent me back to the office with new ideas, new contacts and new energy.’
'Lots of information from other universities about how they engage employers. Some of it was very different from what we do - so good learning curve for me.'
'He allowed discussion but directed us so we never went off track, he delivered with humour which is always good in an environment where there are 25 of you in a room all day.'
If you require further information you can contact Mike Grey:
Phone: 07402 029932