Edge Hill University was shortlisted for the very first ‘Best University Employability Strategy’ award at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2017. Several members of The Careers Centre team, along with colleagues from across the institution, attended the awards ceremony at London’s Grosvenor House hotel on 30 March.

The award we were shortlisted for celebrates the achievements being made by higher education institutions to ensure that their undergraduates are best equipped to achieve their potential when searching and applying for graduate roles and transitioning to employment.

Team Edge Hill at the Grosvenor House in London

Jacqui Howe, Head of Careers at Edge Hill University said: “I am delighted that the University has been shortlisted for this prestigious award, it is incredibly important recognition of the work the careers team, departmental colleagues and all in the University do to ensure our graduates achieve success in their careers.”

Mark Allanson, Pro Vice-Chancellor for External Relations at Edge Hill University said: “A key part of the Edge Hill student experience is learning what employability attributes and skills are, getting to practice with employers and through the curriculum then reflecting on what they learn so they are able to present themselves in the most compelling way to start a career when they graduate. But more, these remain with them as they change roles, take on new challenges and gain promotion throughout their career. It’s our alumni that tell us this and we’re proud that they come back to help the students that follow them.”