Another first for LJMU's World of Work Programme

09 March 2012

Career Academies is the latest organisation to back the World of Work Programme and LJMU will become the first university in the North West to join their business supporter list.

Career Academies leads and supports a movement of over 1000 employers and over 120 schools and colleges, working together to raise the aspirations of 16 to 19-year-olds. Other notable business supporters include 10 Downing Street, BBC, Bank of England, Channel 4, Mark & Spencer and many more.

In the first instance the partnership with Career Academies will see LJMU featured in the summer edition of the organisation’s newsletter, raising the profile of the World of Work Programme to their stakeholders.

Ian Nichol North West Regional Manager, Career Academies UK said:

"We are delighted that Liverpool John Moores University has become the first NW university to join our business supporters list. Its World of Work Programme aims to ensure that every student is equipped with the skills they need to stand out from the crowd and successfully engage in the world of work. This reflects the ambition of Career Academies UK to transform young peoples’ life chances through raising aspirations and the development of employability skills. This partnership will provide a range of new opportunities for students at career academy centres across the North West."

Image of blue and white logo for Career AcademyTerry Dray, Director Graduate Advancement and Employer Engagement, added:

"Like Career Academies, we are in the business of raising aspirations and supporting students to achieve their potential. We are delighted to be a business supporter and we look forward to cementing our reputation as the leading university for employability and career development by working with students from career academies in the North West."

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