Students learn from Worrall House Farm Larder
18 January 2012
Jaguar Land Rover Support World of Work Programme
Jaguar Land Rover is the latest big company to lend its support to LJMU’s unique World of Work Programme.
The company's Learning, Development and Business Protection Manager, Ian Craig, will be joining the World of Work Local Employer Group, which includes companies such as Kelloggs, Merseyrail, Sellafield, Royal Mail, Hill Dickinson, Parr Street Studios and many more.
The Local Employer Group meets quarterly with LJMU staff from the World of Work Careers Centre (formerly the Graduate Development Centre) to act as a critical friend to the Programme and provide a voice from an employer's perspective.
The Halewood-based motor car manufacturer will be providing a number of World of Work Skills Certificate Interview Verifiers from their Human Resources department to preside over the final stage of the certificate.
Terry Dray, LJMU Director of Graduate Advancement and Employer Engagement, said of the partnership:
"I am delighted to have the active support of such a prestigious, successful local employer. They will be in good company alongside our other employer partners who actively co-develop and co-deliver our World of Work Skills Certificate. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with them."
New World of Work in Conversation Careers Video Available
Continuing the car manufacturing theme, PSA Peugeot Citroen has recorded a World of Work in Conversation video, which is now available on the World of Work website.
The ongoing video series features Jennifer Gray of PSA Peugeot Citroen talking about careers with the French-owned company.
Jennifer explains her role with the car manufacturer, what a typical day for her involves, gives tips and advice about recruitment at the firm and explains why relevant work experience will be an advantage when applying to the company.
She also gives interview tips and explains why the World of Work Programme and Skills Certificate will give LJMU students a head start when applying to PSA Peugeot Citroen, as the skills and competencies they cover map so closely to what the company look for in a graduate.
The video, along with many more from leading graduate recruiters, is available through the World of Work website at www.ljmu.ac.uk/wow and can also be found on the World of Work Careers Centre's YouTube and Facebook channels.