There is a widely acknowledged gap between academic learning and the additional skills graduates need to succeed in the workplace. A desire to leave university ‘work ready’ has become a main factor in applicants’ decision-making when choosing where to study.
Set against this background of an increased demand for work-based learning, universities face unprecedented challenges in recruiting and retaining students.
BeReady helps to solve all of these issues. Through our employability skills training, we provide students with the tools they need to secure a job and flourish after they graduate. At the same time, as a university signed up to BeReady you ’ll benefit from both improved recruitment and retention.
Preparing your students for life
With key topics including resilience and self-confidence, our employability skills training programme helps students adjust to life on campus – and be ready for life beyond. The CPD-accredited modules can be used to attract Learning Credits or for apprenticeship course content. They inspire young people to engage in self-development, provide an invaluable addition to CVs, and help them to thrive at university and beyond.
Featuring online microlearning modules, they can be tailored to blend with your existing programme.
Providing a recruitment boost
In addition, working with us to forge relationships with schools and sixth form colleges creates a high-quality applicant pipeline. This will help you achieve recruitment objectives in widening participation – providing access to young people from all backgrounds.
With universities increasingly judged upon how well they compete in the employment market, the advantage BeReady offers students in securing a job also acts as a selling point for your prospective candidates.