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Job Ready Pledge

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The signed Job Ready Pledge Board

We are passionate about universities, employers and students working together to create success. Alliance universities, top universities for employability in science, technology, design and the professions, lead the way in partnering with employers, delivering an entrepreneurial student experience and creating job ready graduates.

Together we:

  • deliver 50% of all sandwich courses in the UK (where a year or more of a course is spent outside of the university, working directly for an employer);
  • are the universities of choice for the professions, with up to 70% of our courses professionally accredited; and
  • produce the most entrepreneurial graduates with 50% of all turnover and 40% of all jobs in graduate start-ups coming from Alliance graduate start-ups.

This is why we want to see more partnership between universities and employers. We know it adds real value. Join us in our campaign to develop more links between employers and universities by sharing this email with your network and encouraging colleagues to sign up. Our pledge board was signed my MPs including David Willetts MP, Paul Uppal MP, Adrian Bailey MP and Ann McKechin MP, employers and stakeholders at the launch of Job Ready in the Houses of Parliament on 8 July.

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You can sign up to our pledge by filling out the form below.

I value the role of university-business collaboration and the benefits it brings to my community in terms of economic development and opportunity. I therefore pledge to support and develop better links between more businesses and my local university(s)

Job Ready Pledge

I value the role of university-business collaboration and the benefits it brings to my community in terms of economic development and opportunity. I therefore pledge to support and develop better links between more businesses and my local university(s)

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Latest Signatures
14Anthony McClaranChief Executive, QAA
13Cliff HardcastleProfessor and Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Business Engagement) Teesside University
12Liz HoleyPro Vice-Chancellor, Teesside University
11Michael LaveryAssistant Chief Executive (External Relations), Teesside University
10Graham HendersonVice Chancellor and Chief Exec, Teesside University
9Mary Curnock CookCEO, UCAS
8Paul Uppal MP
7Jane ArtessDirector of Research HECSU
6Ann McKechin MP
5Rebecca WalkerBusiness Development Manager, Pricecheck Toiletries Ltd
4Claire KennadyHR/HSE Manager Norgren Ltd
3Sam JonesHead of Communications
2David Willetts MPMinister for Business, Innovation & Skills
1Steph GrayMD
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