- Services to Businesses
- Global Employability Team
- Executive Education
- Recruit Students for a Placement
Services to Businesses
Leeds University Business School seeks to develop and expand the University’s relationships with the corporate and public sector through the formation of long term partnerships and collaboration. We can offer you access to the extensive knowledge base, skills and expertise of the University of Leeds.
Today’s organisations face unprecedented economic, social and environmental challenges. Yet, at the same time, such organisations have been compelled to slim down and rationalise their staffing and resource base. This means that support and assistance from outside the organisation are increasingly required. There is growing emphasis on the development of partnerships and alliances which can harness external resources to organisational need. A world-class university such as Leeds has the resource and expertise to deliver an effective knowledge-based partnership for client organisations.
There are a number of ways in which the Business School can help your organisation, including:
The Director Network for regional SMEs.
Providing practical and solution focused learning tailored to the needs of SME Directors and decision makers, this network will allow you to identify and discuss your challenges and decide how to respond.
Organisational and Staff Development
Working closely with partner organisations, we work with you to identify your needs and develop workshops and programmes to address organisational issues. We offer bespoke education at all levels, ranging from short courses to full degrees. Corporate programmes are highly interactive, with workshops and practical exerises linked to reflection and feedback. Courses can lead to recognised qualifications and can be offered on campus or in the workplace.
Research and Consultancy
Leeds University Business School is a research-led school and its research teams are amongst the best in the world. We have research centres covering all the major business disciplines including Accounting and Finance, Economics, International Business, Management, Marketing, and Work and Employment Relations. A substantial proportion of our research is undertaken through partnership and collaboration with organisations and we play a full part in government-funded schemes to increase university-business interaction such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and CASE awards.
Access to Networks and Facilities
A partnership with Leeds University Business School offers your organisation access to a variety of networks and events to share experiences and knowledge with like-minded people with similar organisational needs. We run a number of networks and events both on a local and international level, from which you and your company can benefit. The University also offers excellent facilities for conferences and seminars and partner organisations frequently make use of these to host their own corporate events.
For more information on corporate partnerships and the services outlined above, please contact:
Corporate Development & Projects Manager
Tel: +44 (0)113 3443916
Find examples of how we are working with organisations.
Meetings & Events
The University of Leeds offers a wide range of facilities; from a simple day meeting to a fully-managed residential conference, and all close to the heart of Leeds. Find out more about holding a conference or event at the University.
Global Employability Team
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HUB
We are proud to announce the opening of our newly refurbished and redesigned Professional Development Hub (September 2012) housing staff offices, meeting rooms, resource area and a training suite. The Business School has made significant investment in support for our taught postgraduate students and now has five dedicated Professional Development Tutors who work with our Programme Directors and are responsible for reviewing and revising Postgraduate professional development provision in order to provide a more integrative and bespoke provision within each Taught Masters programmes.
CONNECTING WITH OUR TALENT
If you are Interested in offering a summer project, engaging with our academic programmes; matching theory and practice then please contact the subject specific Professional Development Tutor:
1. Accounting and Finance – Jessica Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Advertising, Marketing, Corporate Communications and PR – Lynn Pattison email@example.com
3. Human Resource Management - Marianne Savory firstname.lastname@example.org
4. International Business – Elizabeth Bailey email@example.com
5. Management, Organisational Psychology, Economics – Jo Lumb firstname.lastname@example.org
ADVERTISING A VACANCY
• Looking to advertise a vacancy to Business School masters students and alumni? Please join our Leeds University Business School Group on linked in where you can post vacancies, start discussions and search profiles: http://linkd.in/PtfWEb to the Leeds University Business School Group are: Leeds University Business School Alumni: Sbgroups http://linkd.in/ori9GJ nd Global Employability: http://linkd.in/qo32xV
• Reach thousands of students and graduates with the University Careers Centre free advertising service careerweb.leeds.ac.uk/employers/advertise/index.asp
Executive Education is an exciting approach to learning, firmly rooted in the workplace and designed to enhance continuing professional development and support business development.
The Business School offers tailor made University accredited and professional programmes through a work-based framework that support specific requirements from individual companies and organisations. Work-based projects that student/employees undertake as part of their programmes are identified in negotiation with employers to have maximum benefit to support organisational objectives allowing them to compete in current and future markets.
For further information please contact Susanne Marchant on:
Email: email@example.com Tel: +44 (0) 113 344 3924
Recruit Students for a Placement
At the Business School we give undergraduate students the opportunity to do a work placement between their second and final year of study. Students are required to find their own placement, either by applying to a corporate scheme or by writing speculatively to employers. This gives them valuable job seeking skills, ensures they find a placement that meets their interests and results in only the most committed and enthusiastic students taking the placement year.
Advantages of our placement scheme to you as an employer:
• Our placement students are highly motivated and well qualified
• Placements can be advertised at no cost to the employer
• The decision to employ a student rests entirely with the company
• A 9-12 month placement creates the opportunity to assess potential employees without long term obligation
• Companies have an employee who is committed to developing his/her skills throughout the placement
Students are expected to complete a portfolio (in which they reflect on the skills they have acquired and developed and provide evidence of their work). Their progress is also monitored by a workplace supervisor and a brief assessment of their skills is made at the start and end of the placement. A member of our staff visits the company and student once during the placement to make sure everything is going smoothly, but contact is maintained throughout the placement in case any problems should arise.
If you are interested in recruiting students for a placement please contact Dr Joanne Dickinson, our Employability Officer on:
Tel: 0113 343 4511