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The University of Westminster is home to an incredibly diverse student base, with over 73% from London boroughs, 58% from BAME backgrounds and 54% the first in their family to go to university. The University is inviting local businesses to support the growth of several programmes it’s running to assist the employability of students, and in turn benefit from a talented pool of students and graduates. The programmes will be located here in the Quarter on Marylebone Road and include:

Mentoring – an award-winning scheme connects students to inspiring mentors from across all industries

Westminster Working Cultures UK – offers undergraduates, with a focus on those from disadvantaged and underrepresented groups, an opportunity to learn about the professional landscape, career opportunities and working life in the UK. Students attend several sessions across a 3- or 5-day programme delivered by Westminster graduates and community partners from a range of industries and career levels. Speakers share insights with groups of70+ students, about their industry, professional journey and tips on how students can go on to be successful in the working world.

Work placements and internships – by offering placements, internships and bespoke projects, your business will meet talented recruits from a diverse range of backgrounds and gain new skills and insight for your business.

Graduate employment – reach talented students and graduates at UoW’s Careers Fairs, networking events and panel discussions, promotional stands and drop in events, and opportunities to deliver skills sessions and presentations. The University offers a free online vacancy service or for a more bespoke approach you can email key groups directly through the e-shot service to advertise graduate schemes, vacancies and events.

Degree apprenticeships – Apprenticeships combine university degrees with relevant work experience. Apprentices develop skills relevant to the organisation they work for and employers benefit from improved productivity and increased staff morale whilst accessing government funding to pay for tuition. The University offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the construction and property sectors that include professional body membership.

Student sponsorship – support disadvantaged students through the creation of named scholarships, bursaries and academic prizes for subjects or values aligned to your organisation and industry.

To find out more about any of these programmes, please email Kate our Smarter Giving Manager who will put you in contact with the appropriate University team.

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