Trio of careers events a huge success
20 November 2012
Three careers events took place across the university last week featuring a wide range of LJMU's World of Work partner organisations and attendance neared 300 across the events.
Airbus gave a careers presentation to 80 students at Byrom Street, talking about their placement and graduate job opportunities across a number of their functions, including Engineering, Finance, Human Resources, Information Communication Technology, Lean Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, Procurement, Programme Planning, Project Management, Quality and Supply Chain Logistics.
Over at Redmonds Building nearly 150 students attended a Careers in Accountancy and Finance event, with presentations by professional bodies including Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy. This was followed by an employer networking session involving professional bodies and employers like HSBC, Ernst & Young, Co-operative Group, Baker Tilly, Government Finance Profession- DWP (Department of Work & Pensions), United Utilities, HM Revenue and Customs, Grant Thornton and BDO.
A third event at the World of Work Careers Centre was a graduate careers presentation by local pharmaceutical company, Teva UK. The Runcorn based orgainsation, who specialise in generic and branded medicines, talked about the work of the company, future job opportunities which will be available in the New Year and how to apply for them. Nearly 60 students who are studying pharmacy, pharmaceutical science, biochemistry, and/or a subject which includes the study of chemistry were in attendance.
Terry Dray, Director Graduate Advancement and Employer Engagement, said, "The attendance figures across the three events was very encouraging and echo an increasing upward trend of students taking advantage of these World of Work events with a range of our World of Work partner organisations, sourced by the World of Work Careers Centre Brokerage Team in partnership with World of Work Support Units in faculties.
"Our students are increasingly aware of graduate scheme opportunities and are seeking out assistance early in their time with us to give themselves a head start in a challenging graduate marketplace. Our Careers and Employability Advisers are heavily booked up in advance and along with our trainers are delivering World of Work Bronze self-awareness sessions to Level 4 students, meaning a high percentage of our student body are accessing LJMU's careers provision."