City of Chester MP, Stephen Mosley, was given a briefing and tour of the facilities and services on offer to students at the University of Chester, and to recent graduates in the Chester area.
Stephen, accompanied by Weaver Vale MP, Graham Evans, met with the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Head of the University Careers Service, and staff in the department, to hear what they are doing to make their graduates as employable as possible. Stephen and Graham then met with students who had successfully gained employment, thanks to the assistance and direction of the University’s Careers and Employability service.
The local MPs heard how all students take part in a work-related project for a period of time, to improve their future job prospects. They are also offered a range of other services and additional help to boost their employability.
Commenting on the help given to students and graduates, Stephen said:
“It is great to see that Chester’s university is going the extra-mile to help its students into the jobs market. In these tough economic times, it is imperative that students leave university equipped with the skills that employers are looking for, and any service that helps match job-seekers with potential employers must be encouraged”.
The University of Chester’s Careers and Employability service are fully accredited under the Matrix quality standard for Information, Advice and Guidance Services and have been declared ‘world class’ after being awarded the maximum five stars in a rigorous assessment by one of Europe’s leading quality management organizations. They also run a ‘Graduate Head Start’ course for recent graduates from the University, as well as for recent graduates in the Chester area. More information on the provision can be found at: http://www.chester.ac.uk/careers