Experis launches student careers programme
The programme aims to provide students with the experience and insight they need to successfully enter the nation’s workforce.
Following the release of the Experis & lsquo;Tomorrow’s Talent’ research report earlier this year, the company is working alongside City University London to share its specialist IT and Engineering expertise with the university’s students, offering career advice to members of both the School of Informatics and the School of Engineering & Mathematical Sciences. The programme was launched this week with a one hour lecture to 2nd year undergraduate students of the School of Informatics.
Experis has also pledged to give advice to City itself, furnishing key faculty members with the critical tools and knowledge to support and assist their students on the next phase of their development. Experis recently held a careers workshop with faculty staff, providing an overview of the market, information on what skills are currently in demand and the nuances around the different types of candidates that employees are seeking.
Experis has created a calendar of further workshops and events throughout 2013 and 2014 to strengthen its support of City and its students.
Geoff Smith, managing director of Experis UK & Ireland, said, “We are delighted to have formed this collaboration with City University London. We recognise that it is institutions such as this that produce the domestic talent of tomorrow’s workforce. As a professional resourcing firm, Experis stands at the vital juncture between business and talent. We believe the UK should be doing more to help universities educate their students around the possible opportunities and pitfalls that await them as they near graduation. We are therefore very proud to have shown our commitment to helping the country’s students through this collaboration and look forward to hosting further events at City in the future.”
Alex Elkins, professional liaison unit manager at City University, said, “The knowledge and experience that Experis brings to the work we do offers a new and interesting perspective for students and staff to engage with. We are excited about developing the relationship further and look forward to the collaboration on future events.
"As a School we are always striving to provide our students with clear exposure of how they can apply their skills and knowledge gained in a professional environment.
"Opportunities in the IT and engineering sectors are projected to increase within the UK over the next 5 years and City has a responsibility to not only help its student’s understand what their future looks like but to also help them make the right decisions about their next steps I strongly believe that this relationship will further help us in achieving this goal."