London Met shortlisted for prestigious national graduate recruitment award

The University has been included in the ‘Best university employability strategy’ award category.

Date: 06 July 2021

London Met has been shortlisted for an award in this year’s TARGETjobs UK Graduate Recruitment Awards 2021, the largest early careers recruitment awards in the UK, within the ‘Best university employability strategy award 2021’ awards category.

This category celebrates the achievements of higher education institutions invested in providing students with a broad range of skills beyond academic achievement, to ensure students graduate with the best chance of future career success.

Neelam Thapar, Head of Careers and Employability, said: "We are delighted that London Met has been shortlisted as a finalist for this award.  Our strategic approach to employability is based upon an ethos of social justice. 

“It has been excellent having staff across the University working collaboratively to provide inclusive opportunities that support our students to develop knowledge, skills and experiences to move on to successful transitions, graduate outcomes and become inclusive leaders.”

Vanessa Airth, Head of Work Based Learning, Policy and Practice, said: “TARGETJobs has a prestigious history in providing current careers knowledge to higher education institutions. So, it is really exciting for London Met to be nominated as finalists for the TARGETJobs UK Employability Strategy Awards. 

“In the last year, we are proud to have launched a new flexible approach to work-based learning placement modules, which allows adaptability to students' individual requirements.”

This achievement is a testament to London Met’s Careers Education Framework, a flexible, inclusive model of work-based learning, developed in collaboration with students, employers, and academic and professional service staff to provide a fully embedded careers education model that is adaptable and can be used across any discipline.

The winners in each award category will be announced at the awards night, taking place Friday 1 October 2021.

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