Employer engagement and employability relate to the relationship between employers and future employees. Curriculum development, assessment, work experience, Foundation Degrees, are all integral to ensuring that workforce development is maximised. Most of Higher Education in health has a vocational purpose, however, students still need to engage reflectively with their development in transferable skills, confidence, self-esteem, and the ability to manage themselves so that they can articulate their attributes as a graduate in order to maximise their opportunities in employment, or indeed self-employment. Involving students HE life and encouraging participation in projects, volunteering, work placements, etc. contributes to the development of more transferable and general skills to link with employability and to offer the opportunities for understanding through experience of, for example being a leader / developing collaborative practice.
Student Employability Profiles can be downloaded for personal use.
- Student Essay Award 2011 winner - Emily Freeman
- Student Essay Award 2011 winner - Jonathan Little
- Student Essay Award 2011 winner - Lesley Rankin
- Guidance on Enabling Work Experience in the Health Sector in Wales - December 2010
- Moving towards Higher Education Workbook, November 2009
Learning Teaching Resources
On the online form please select 'Foundation Degrees' in the list of Special Interest Groups.