• Aston University

    In the heart of Birmingham, Aston University has an outstanding reputation for supporting their graduates to achieve excellent careers.

    Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston University is known for its world-class teaching quality, Triple Accredited Business School and strong links to industry via; the incorporated 12 month placement year; working or studying overseas; Professional Mentoring Programmes; Aston Aspires; and access to the professions; which in turn helps to produce focussed and commercially-minded students and graduates.

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  • Birmingham City University

    Birmingham City University, has been launching careers since 1843, and is dedicated to ensuring students develop the skills employers need.

    Birmingham City University has an innovative approach to employability. It is deeply embedded into all courses and there are strong support structures for all students, including those with disabilities, to assist in obtaining interesting and well paid graduate jobs. All courses involve employers in design and often in delivery; more than 120 courses are recognised by professional bodies; each course incorporates extensive employability skills training; offering many opportunities for placements and student entrepreneurship. Professional and student mentors are also on hand to support students to develop intellectually, personally and socially.

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  • Newman University

    Newman University is located in South West Birmingham, just a short commute out of the city centre. There are many opportunities for students to be welcomed into a distinctive and supportive learning environment and to prepare themselves for the world of work.

    Founded in 1968 as a teacher training college, Newman University has grown by gaining university status in 2013 and by expanding its portfolio to include business, the social sciences, education, the arts, the health sciences and sport.

    Newman University focuses on developing the whole person through interactive teaching and incorporating work placements into all undergraduate degrees. This contributes to Newman graduates consistently achieving good graduate employment rates upon completing their degree, enabling them to both reach their potential and contribute significantly to the employers for whom they work.

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  • Higher Level Skills Match

    Higher Level Skills Match (HLSM) has been created with and for businesses to support SME growth and employability within the GBSLEP area.

    Collaborate with HLSM and you will have access to an Account Manager who will help you define the skill-set your SME requires. Your HLSM Account Manager will then work with you to match your needs to work-ready and highly skilled local graduates, ensuring you obtain the talent you need to drive your business forward. Your HLSM collaboration will also give you access to a range of training and development opportunities for you and your employees, enabling you to boost your company’s skills and maximise growth potential.

    Your Account Manager will co-ordinate your HLSM collaboration from start to finish, simplifying your search and saving you time.

    Birmingham City University, Aston University and Newman University have partnered to create HLSM, with the support of Cannock Chase, Lichfield and Tamworth local authorities.

    This partnership enables your search for the right skill-set to reach a broader range of graduate talent, with access co-ordinated and simplified by your HLSM Account Manager.

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