The BG Employability Award essentially rewards students for the efforts put into building their skills portfolio. With the overall aim of helping students become fully competent for the work environment when they graduate, it will also help them gain work experience and allow them to explore the many options they have when they come to graduate.
Students will earn points by participating in additional work experience, volunteering, part-time and vacation work, attending relevant employability award workshops and lectures, and taking part in on-campus activities. They will also be encouraged to reflect on their experience to date – a vital skill for completing your CV or job application.
Employers and Employees
Employers often complain that graduates come to them without even basic skills needed in the modern workplace. Taking part in the BG Employability Award will help build our students’ skills and experience so that they stand out from the crowd as someone who is ready to work. They will be able to demonstrate that they not only have the skills required in their area of study but that they also have transferable knowledge and understanding suitable to the workplace. By achieving the BG Employability Award will demonstrate that our students are self-aware, motivated and ready for life past education.