Student Employer of the Year Unveiled
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Vice-Chancellor Professor Robert Burgess (right), the Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor Maggie Bodell-Stagg (left), University of Leicester students, representatives of the business winning the Student Employer of the Year award (Leicester City Football Club) and the runners-up (De Montfort Hall and Avery Associates), and Richard Everard (seated centre) at the event, which was sponsored by Everards Brewery.
in Leicestershire that have made an exemplary effort in providing part-time
employment opportunities for students while they are still studying were
honoured at a special awards ceremony at the University of Leicester.
Student Employer of the Year Award was launched by the University of Leicester
Students' Union in 2000, building on the work of its Student Employment Centre.
The Award Scheme judged employers on the opportunities they offer based on an
understanding of present and future student needs.
judging panel, which includes representatives from sponsors Everards Brewery as
well as Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce, the University and Students' Union,
assessed the duties students are given, the training and induction procedures
and the overall benefits gained by both parties.
winner of this year's award, along with two runners-up, was announced at a
luncheon on Wednesday 19 June and received their awards and trophies before
representatives of local businesses, city organisations and students.
There was also a prize for the student who nominates the winning
Hulse, Student Development Officer, said: "Once again we have had a wide
selection of firms and a very high standard of entry that provided a real
challenge for the judges. A total of ten employers were short listed for the
short listed employers have already demonstrated that they recognize the value
of students as part of their workforce, have sympathy with student commitments
and timetables, and are willing to invest in the development of their student
staff. By providing them with meaningful jobs these employers are helping to
enhance the individual's transferable skills.
aim to provide our students with a wide range of employment opportunities which
reflect their practical work based skills.
Almost 200 companies have advertised job opportunities for our students
through the year and the Employer Award Scheme provides us with an ideal
opportunity to recognize the commitment many of our employers make to their
Everard, Chairman of Everards Brewery Ltd, which has sponsored the award since
it was created in 2000, said: "As a major local employer for over 150
years, Everards Brewery Ltd welcomes the opportunity to support the activities
of the University of Leicester Student Employment Centre.
We are particularly pleased to act as the sponsor for their Employer
Award Scheme for the third year.
We hope that this will play a significant part in helping to raise
awareness of the very worthwhile activities of the SEC, for both employers and
Employer of the Year Winner:
Leicester City Football Club, Nominated by Laura McGowan
De Montfort Hall, Nominated by Lisa Taylor
Avery Associates, Nominated by Rima Rahman
more information on the scheme contact Chris Hulse, Student Development Officer
on 0116 223 1175
University of Leicester Student Employment Centre opened in 1995
2000 students are registered with the Centre seeking vacation, part time
and permanent work
There are up to 200 jobs on display at any one time
There are 500 local employers on the Centre's database
Many organisations, like the City Council and the Job Centre, have links
with the Centre
The recruitment service is free for employers
During term-time, students make-up over 10 per cent of the city's
population - Leicester has one of the highest densities of students in the
There are more than 18,500 students registered at the University of
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