New support service launched for engineering and computing employers

New support service launched for engineering and computing employers
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Wednesday 27 February 2013

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Employers require work-ready graduates with commercial awareness and knowledge of industrial processes. That is why the Faculty of Engineering and Computing has launched a comprehensive package of support called EC Futures. The new service involves a wide range of employer initiatives, course activities, professional guidance and technical work experience programmes.

The team works closely with key industrial partners, such as Jaguar Land Rover, GE Aviation, Cummins and Intel, to ensure they develop students in line with the requirements of business and equip them with the skills required to compete on the global stage.

The EC Futures team assist employers to develop a talent pipeline for their business. They can provide a consultancy service on how to attract the right talent and then support the promotion, collation and selection of suitable candidates. They also host a number of events such as industry insight sessions, careers fairs and networking events to raise an employer’s profile on campus. All of these recruitment activities are free to employers.

EC Futures recently hosted a launch event on the Coventry University campus, where they were joined by IBM and Tata Technologies, who discussed how students could get involved in their business and some of the exciting developments going on within the industry. Both employers recruit a number of students each year from the Faculty of Engineering and Computing. In addition, Tata Technologies run an exclusive Global Internship Scheme with Coventry University, where students complete placements in locations such as India, the USA and mainland Europe.