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National award for careers engagement teams

The University of Plymouth (@PlymUni) and Babcock are celebrating a national award recognising their joint work helping students and graduates excel in their careers.

Babcock won the Excellence in Careers and Employability Service Engagement award, after being nominated by the University, at the TARGET jobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards 2021. The winner was chosen by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS).

Held at London’s Grosvenor Hotel, the awards recognise the best practices among recruiters nationwide, as well as the programmes that help nurture the UK’s brightest talent.

As one of the region’s largest employers, Babcock has longstanding links with the University of Plymouth, and has recently developed a bespoke mentoring programme to connect students from widening participation backgrounds with industry professionals with the aim of boosting confidence, networks and industry insight.

Babcock is also the long-term sponsor and designer of the University’s FLUX competition – where students compete in teams to find a solution for a business challenge. Over the last 10 years, around 600 students have benefitted from this experience.

All of this work complements Babcock’s ongoing support for the University’s placement and graduate careers fairs, and its regular contributions to guest lectures and placements.


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