About 100 students have now completed a
scheme designed to fully prepare them for the challenging graduate jobs market, it
has been confirmed.
The Lancaster Award, which was devised by the Centre for
Enterprise, Employability and Careers, attempts to provide
university leavers with the skills employers are seeking.
After completing a skills audit and a mock job interview,
participants are encouraged to boost their credentials through a
combination of work experience, volunteering and social
"The Lancaster Award prepares our students for the demanding
graduate employment market," said Amanda Chetwynd, pro-vice
chancellor for colleges and the student experience at Lancaster
"Lancaster students are involved in a wide range of extracurricular
activities but employers told us that the students were not always
able to articulate how these activities give them the skills that
employers are looking for."
The first presentation of the award is scheduled for June 15th and
will be conducted by Sir Christian Bonington, the chancellor at
Meanwhile, Scottish graduates received a boost last week after Hays
Scotland confirmed that it has seen a rise in the number of jobs
registered and placements made in the past four months.
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