University recognised for innovative approach to preparing students for work

Our Career Development Service has been recognised with the award for ‘Preparation For Work by Higher Education - Single Initiative’ by The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) for a 48 hour work-based challenge for students.

The award follows last year’s success which recognised the service’s overall strategy.

The AGR is an employer-led organisation and the UK’s leading voice on graduate recruitment and development, and announced Leicester’s win at its annual Development Awards in London.

Smart 48 is an initiative the University of Leicester has developed with the support of expert agency The Smarty Train, which provides specially selected students the opportunity to take part in a career development programme like no other. Over a period of 48 hours students are exposed to real-life work situations where they have to overcome challenges and put themselves to the test.