Winner

University of Leicester & FDM Group

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About the award

Collaboration is a core value over here at RMP Enterprise - this is why we praise influential collaborations developed between a university and employer/s to offer students additional employability skills and opportunities.

Why they won

The partnership formed between the University of Leicester and FDM Group provided extensive services for first-year students, through the ‘‘professional skill development programme’ award which helps them in understanding their motivations, strengths, personal values and interests. With 75% of females involved in the programme from STEM subjects, and 26% candidates were recognised as having a lower socio-economic background.The collaboration has achieved diversity objectives and boasts an impressive 367% increase, in students directly hired through their collaboration.

Finalist

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A word from the sponsor

ProspectSoft

As a collaborator with RMP Enterprise, we understand the direct importance of collectively working together for student success. We believe an important aspect to students building a career path is how their university works with employers, and what initiatives they put in place to benefit them.

A significant proportion of our team at ProspectSoft are previous placements, so we know first-hand how critical it is for employers and universities to build and maintain ongoing relationships. To demonstrate our support and admiration for these institution’s efforts, we’re officially partnering with RMP on this Award.