Build Your Graduates' Employability on Solid Evidence.
Universities are coming under pressure to ensure that they are being more intentional in respect of the employability of their students. We can help you with this.
The Challenge of Improving Your Graduate Employability.
Whether it be from the OfS with the TEF and the Graduate Outcomes Survey, guidance from the QAA in the Quality Code, or from demand from students themselves, pressure is increasing on universities to improve their students' employability. Our aim is to help you better understand employer demand for graduate occupations and skills, so that you can assess how well your portfolio and courses are aligned with employment prospects.
How can we Help You?
The Office for Students' third strategic priority states that, “We need to be sure that universities and colleges are doing all they can to secure positive outcomes for their students not just when they graduate but for years into a profoundly uncertain future”.
Through our unparalleled Labour Market Insight, which provides 9-year projections, delivered through easy-to-use tools, we are helping universities across the country achieve this, by giving them the understanding they need to plan a portfolio and validate courses against employer demand for associated skills. Check out our 3-step guide to find out more.
How Can Our Data Solve Your Challenges?
The level of detail in our Labour Market Insight (LMI) allows you to identify the spcific skills valued by the labour markets your portfolio and courses are oriented towards. This means that whether you have responsibility for portfolio planning in your particular academic area, or are involved in providing market insight to support requests for new provision, our insight can help you.
We can map your courses to related occupations, or map them to skills and then to the most relevant occupations. By plugging this into our detailed LMI, we can help you understand where your university's portfolio may be misaligned with employer demand in relevant labour markets and highlight potential opportunities to create new programmes to meet market deman
Our interlinking of different datasets uncovers where skills are in demand in terms of jobs, the industries which are hiring for those jobs, and how that differs across the country. This means courses can be delivered and assessed in a way that emphasises contexts which are evidence-based in terms of their impact on employability from case study choices, to placements and assessment setting.
Through our Job Postings Analytics and Profile Analytics, we provide both current and longitudinal insights into demand for hard and soft skills, as well as the ability to compare the skills that are valued by professionals with the skills demanded by employers. All of this provides highly useful evidence for informed interventions and activities by Employability and Careers teams.
Using these tools not only gives us the assurance that we are helping local people get the right training and the right job, but it also gives us the confidence to demostrate and articulate to the likes of Ofsted and matrix that we really are making a difference.
How Do We Deliver Our Labour Market Insight to You?
We'd love to hear about how you are currently enaging employers and whether we can help make this process more targeted. Contact us and we will:
We'll listen to the challenges you face in trying to produce a curriculum that is better aligned to job demand.
We'll talk to you about how our solutions can help you identify both misalignment and new opportunities.
We'll work with you to implement our solution which will help you move towards a truly demand-led curriculum.
Check out our 7 point customer pledge to see how we will provide ongoing support to ensure you get the most out of our solutions.
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