The world of work has undergone significant transformation in recent years with technological progress in areas like artificial intelligence, new organisational business models, disruption and an ever-evolving workforce.

In order to address this transformation, a key outcome of the ‘Students First’ priority area of the University’s Operating Plan 2020-2024, was to establish an Employability Strategy. Developed by the Employability Workstream, chaired by Neil Durrant, Faculty of Arts under the Students First Program Board, the draft Employability Strategy 2021-2025 is now available to download and view via the Bulletin Board.

An Employability Framework has also been conceptualised to support implementation of the Employability Strategy. This Framework is intended to guide curriculum design and align extra-curricular activities and services to enhance students’ employability outcomes and equip them with skills for the future world of work, and career success.

Consultation across the University and subsequent refinement of both the strategy and framework is planned throughout November. All interested staff are encouraged to provide feedback on the draft strategy and framework by 22 November 2021 via the Bulletin Board.

Download and view the draft Employability Strategy 2021-2025. Note: Scroll to the bottom of the webpage and view under the heading ‘Draft Documents for Comment’.

Thank you to all members of the Employability Workstream for their contribution to the development of the strategy: 

Further questions related to the Employability Strategy and Framework can be directed in the first instance to Professor Dominique Parrish:

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