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Early engagement with employers and employability

Hanna, Paul, Curran, Edwin, Fraser, Karen, Ayre, Nicola and Nicholl, P (2011) Early engagement with employers and employability. In: Enhancing Employability of Computing Students, University of Derby. The Higher Education Academy Information and Computer Sciences. 4 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Abstract

The inclusion of an industrial placement year as part of an honours degree is highly beneficial to students. Placement typically occurs after two year of academic study however, early engagement with employability issues can act as a motivator for students and also ensures they are in a better position to gain maximum benefit from the placement opportunity itself. This paper discusses two pilot schemes namely Placement Shadowing and Video-Based Snap Shots which demonstrate ways in which some of the benefits of placement can be achieved earlier in a student’s experience. That is, without requiring them to physically undertake an extended period of work-based learning in advance of having the necessary skills to enable them to be successful within the employment opportunity.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Paper)
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
ID Code:17799
Deposited By: Dr Nicola Ayre
Deposited On:01 Apr 2011 14:38
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 09:53

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