CareerConfident16 is a week long programme of events designed to help University of Edinburgh students to manage the transition from student to professional smoothly. Events will take place during the week beginning Monday 18th January.
Employers are increasingly looking for more than just strong academic results from students, as evidenced in last year’s CBI/Pearson Education And Skills Survey 2015, which found “businesses look first and foremost for graduates with the right attitudes and aptitudes to enable them to be effective in the workplace – nearly nine in ten employers (89%) value these above factors such as degree subject (62%)”. It was also noted that many businesses had concerns over graduates’ general readiness for the workplace, with 46% of businesses surveyed highlighting concerns over graduates’ levels of business and customer awareness.
CareerConfident16 events will include coverage of the types of work-readiness skills employers are looking for, such as effective communication, commercial awareness and networking.
More information, including how to book your place for an event, can be found on the Careers Service website: www.ed.ac.uk/careers/confident