the second consecutive year, the University of Leicester is organising a
dedicated Careers Fair for ethnic minority students.
years event attracted over 800 students. Approximately 30% of the students were
from ethnic minority backgrounds which is much higher than for the general fair
targeted companies have been identified as being pro-active in the diversity
management of their company work force. De Montfort University students are also
project is led by Haniel Riviere-Allen, Employer Liaison Manager at the
University of Leicester, and is part of a wider programme of activities through
which the University interfaces with business and industry.
example, Haniel is looking at getting more companies involved in existing
careers programmes such as Tomorrow's Managers which is a two-day course
exploring aspects of generic management within the public and private sectors.
Companies can participate by providing a young manager to take part as a group
facilitator and / or by sponsoring and delivering some element of the course
said: "The University is forging more links with local and national
companies through a newly appointed Employer Liaison Team based at the
University's Careers Service.
role is to create partnerships between businesses and the University to help
both students and academics benefit from closer links with companies. The
biggest challenge is getting the message to the business community especially
SMEs which are not aware of the type of services universities provide
is why Haniel is looking to organise networking events welcoming business
associations on campus to promote the University's services to companies.
Ideally, these events would present the wide range of services the university
can provide to businesses such as graduate recruitment services, work placement
schemes, research, conference facilities, in-house business training, adult
education courses and consultancy work.
added: "The Government has recently announced it is backing the
pre-recruitment training, structured work experience and mentoring for ethnic
minority graduates. This is pretty much what our fair is already about - so we
are quiet ahead of our time!
have 25 exhibitors from private & public sectors and had to refuse more
people who wanted to attend due to space restrictions. There will be 3 workshops
/ seminars run by employers on the day aimed at helping students with various
selection processes - application process, interview techniques and Competency
based application forms.
graduate recruiters are offering work placements, graduate positions and further
professional training and Career guidance will be provided throughout the Fair
by a team of Careers advisers from the University of Leicester and De Montfort
Companies interested in working with the University should contact Haniel
on 0116 252 5117 regarding Graduate recruitment, work placement and skills
TO NEWSDESK: For more information please contact Haniel Riviere-Allen or Anna
Hebden on 0116 252 5117 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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