Start-ups / SME’s / Social Enterprises require key resources across IT, Digital, Business and marketing at very low cost or better still FREE!
Students and graduates across these skill sets increasingly need to evidence real experience on real projects to stand a better chance of gaining employment on graduation.
WOWBiz provides the ideal platform to bring both of these NEEDS together – supporting business needs today while developing the workforce of the future.
Employability: striving to be better
The CBI defines ‘employability’ as: a set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market participants should possess to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace – to the benefit of themselves, their employer and the wider economy.
Nearly two-thirds of recruiters warn that graduates who have had no previous work experience at all are unlikely to be successful during the selection process and have little or no chance of receiving a job offer for their organisations’ graduate programmes. (Graduate Market in 2011 – High Flyers Research)
It is now critical that Universities ensure that all students develop employability skills while still at university. These ‘professional / transferable’ skills include self-management, team-working, business and customer awareness, problem solving, communication and literacy, numeracy, and the application of information technology.
London Metropolitan University’s School of Computing has built into the very core of their degree programme, a unique approach to developing these key skills with students working on real client-driven projects under the management and guidance of the WOWBiz initiative.
WOWBiz provides a unique ‘training environment’ where students will be supported and developed further through innovative professional skills coaching and mentoring as they work individually or in teams on real projects – delivering real solutions to start-ups, SME’s and Social Enterprise.