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Publications

Shortly after every Westminster Employment Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our contacts in government, and stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

Each publication includes:

  • All speeches from the day, with accompanying slides and speaker biographies
    (subject to approval by speaker);
  • Transcripts of question and comment sessions;
  • Supplementary articles from speakers and delegates; and
  • Event information such as the delegate list and final agenda

The way forward for improving graduate employability

PUBLISHED October 2012
This publication is CPD certified

Bringing together key policymakers with stakeholders - including university leaders and careers advice staff, graduate recruiters and social mobility groups - this seminar provided an opportunity to consider how universities and employers could work together to ensure that graduates have the abilities necessary to compete for employment in the knowledge-based economy.

Delegates assessed the recommendations arising from Sir Tim Wilson's Review of Business-University Collaboration, particularly the role of work placements, gap years and internships in enhancing employability and enterprise skills. The agenda also included discussion on the introduction of Key Information Sets and Employability Statements, and the role of university careers advice in improving graduate employment outcomes.