An integrated approach to employability and global professionalism

Ruth Brooks, Sara-Jane Postill, Jo Thomas

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This project combines the concept of employability with global professionalism to meet the individual needs of an increasingly socially and culturally diverse student body. By developing an integrated employability spine that progressively spans the three years of the undergraduate Business Management degree, the aim of the project was to prepare graduates for an intensely competitive global labour market. With the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (Department for Education, 2017) including core metrics on the number of graduates in employment or further study, along with the skill level of the roles, employability continues to be a key strategic aim for universities. However, a gap has been observed, particularly among international students, between the employability skills graduates possess in comparison to those required by employers (British Council, 2015; Tran et al, 2021). It is a challenge to develop tailored employability initiatives that effectively support graduates from all backgrounds in their transition from education into employment (Kalfa and Taska, 2015).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3 Es for Wicked Problems
Subtitle of host publicationEmployability, Enterprise, and Entrepreneurship: Solving Wicked Problems
EditorsStuart Norton, Andy Penaluna
PublisherAdvance HE
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781916359345
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2022


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