Study Group launches Job Ready programme for Sri Lankan students studying at its UK partner universities
Students will learn valuable skills that will increase their ability to secure employment and develop work experience whilst they study
To bring Sri Lankan students studying abroad the most promising chance of securing a job, leading global international education provider Study Group has rolled out its ambitious Job Ready Programme that can allow applicants to demonstrate their skills and job readiness while studying at its UK partner universities. Study Group will cover the cost of the service for all students who confirm their place at a UK International Study Centre or International College.
The Job Ready programme has been designed specifically to support Sri Lankan students to develop key transferable skills to increase their chances of securing a job, enabling them to earn whilst they learn and access global employment opportunities once they graduate from university.
Delivered by Study Group’s career development partners, students will receive educational materials and support for CV writing and profile presentation, will benefit from interview coaching and mock interviews, and upon completion of the programme will be eligible to received dedicated assistance in securing up to three interview opportunities with potential employers. Interviews will be conducted for companies located close to the students’ chosen International Study Centre or International College.
Commenting on the launch of the Job Ready Programme, James Pitman, Managing Director of Study Group said: “This pandemic has had a terrible impact on the families of many of our international students in Sri Lanka. So, this year at Study Group, we are introducing the Jobs Ready programme to help students improve their employability while they pursue their studies. Besides giving the CAS / iCAS students dedicated assistance in arranging up to three interview opportunities, it will also support the Sri Lanka students as they prepare for their career following the successful completion of their degree programmes.”
Srini, Study Group Regional Director – South Asia for Sri Lanka adds: “The Job Ready Programme is a fantastic initiative from Study Group, designed to ensure that Sri Lankan students are work-ready once they complete their higher education course. Sri Lankan students have the chance to build knowledge and expertise in their chosen field of study, alongside developing professional core competencies and relevant work experience as soon as they come to the UK, enhancing their future employment prospects. As a result, they will also be in a strong position to fill skills gaps in the Sri Lankan workforce.”
About Study Group:
Study Group’s mission is to be the leading provider of international education and its vision is to build a better world through education.
Study Group partners with over 30 universities worldwide, to deliver academic pathway programmes (e.g., Foundation Year, International Year 1/Diploma and Pre-Masters courses), which broaden access to high quality, global Higher Education opportunities for thousands of international students every year, across all subject areas.
Over the past 25 years, we have established a market-leading position in the international education sector, with the highest number of partners within the global top 200 university ranking located in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the US. Our partners include leading ‘Russell Group’ UK universities and ‘Group of Eight’ Australian Higher Education Institutions.
In February 2020, Study Group acquired Insendi to enhance the organisation’s education technology expertise and deliver transformative experiential, intuitive and accessible online learning experiences for students with the best, most pedagogically powerful digital tools available.
In December 2020, Study Group was named Pathway Company of the Year at the Global Education Investor Awards: studygroup.com
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