Employability Statement Throughout your time at Lancaster we help you prepare for life beyond university. The Careers Service (http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sbs/ceec/), Students’ Union (LUSU) and academic faculties work together to give you the broadest, most responsive employability support we can deliver and this contributes to our top ten position in the national university rankings. By adopting a university-wide approach we equip you with the experiences, skills, resources and contacts to be well prepared for graduate employment and a rewarding career. Your course and the university’s support services prepare you for the global job market. You can see the full range of the support we provide at our Employability Portal (www.employability.lancs.ac.uk). All of our courses are designed to develop high-level skills in: Problem solving Application of knowledge Analysis and critical reflection Oral and written communication Negotiation and influence Application of modern technologies In 2010 we created the new, flagship Lancaster Award (http://www.lancs.ac.uk/careers/award/) to promote and celebrate our students’ employability. In its first year, the Award has more than 800 students involved in enterprise, work experience, career planning and community service. Employers play an active role in guiding our activities. Our Graduate Employer Forum advises on and co-delivers careers provision including workplace skills workshops, case studies and business simulations. Employers volunteer their time as members of the Lancaster Award interview panel and as advisers to our volunteering programmes. Employers also accredit degrees such as the Ernst & Young BSc (Hons) Accounting, Auditing & Finance delivered by our world-class Management School. We work with 4000 graduate employers across all sectors, and with a range of professional bodies. LUSU offer more than 500 local volunteering opportunities. Our Faculties provide several hundred paid, consultancy-based placements with employers and schools. We work with local businesses to support the economic regeneration of the local area and create employment opportunities. We provide a career timeline (http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sbs/ceec/students/cpt.html) to map your employability journey during your time at Lancaster. This guides you through employability opportunities including volunteering and internships, individual career guidance and mentoring, skills workshops and much more. The Job Shop and the Project & Placement Unit offer paid term- time and vacation work experience and internships in all career areas. No matter which subject you are studying, whether you are part-time or full-time, undergraduate or postgraduate, UK/EU or international, entering straight from school or as a mature student, we offer employability support and advice tailored to your needs.
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