Preparation for work by Higher Education – Overall Strategy

Please use the form below to enter the Best Preparation for Work Strategy (Higher Education) Award

Award Description & Focus

(Careers Service Entries ONLY)

This award is focused on the University Careers Service “Overall strategy for preparation for work”.  It is given to Higher Education institutions for outstanding commitment to improving the employability and long-term career success of their graduates across a wide range of activities.

Organisations can submit only 1 entry under Best Preparation for Work;
EITHER “Single Initiative”, OR “Overall Strategy”.

IMPORTANT: We are NOT just looking for innovative activities, we strongly believe that good examples of implementing and sustaining best practice, “getting the basics right” can be as effective in ensuring high standards are achieved in the graduate industry.

Entry process

This year we are not requesting full-length application forms.

Instead we simply want you tell us, in 300 words, how your initiative demonstrates excellence and innovation in your chosen category.

The entries that demonstrate the most impact, as judged by a panel drawn from the AGR membership, will then be shortlisted for further consideration by our second panel of judges.

Please note that if your statement is shortlisted, you will be asked to provide more detailed information about your programme for the consideration of our professional judging panel, which has been drawn from our previous award winners.

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd December

OPTIONAL NOMINATION - Supplier Contribution Award (Submission made by client only)

Do you want to recommend a supplier for an Award?

In addition to your above submission, you will need to provide a separate statement if you wish to recommend a supplier for the ‘Supplier Contribution Award’. You can read more about this opportunity by clicking here.


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