Computing Society Partnership 16/10/2015

Leeds Beckett Student Society secures first industry partnership

Leeds Beckett University Computing Society has forged a partnership with Corecom Consulting, a Leeds-based IT Recruitment Consultancy: the very first of its kind.

The Society, led by President and second year Business Information Technology (BA) student, Lewis Ford, will be taking advantage of free access to careers and employability advice from Corecom Consulting.  The company will also be providing students with mentorship, professional networking opportunities and talks and advice from industry experts.

Maria Dobrzanska, Employer Engagement Consultant at Leeds Beckett University said:

“This initiative is a first for Leeds Beckett University.  We are delighted to have a local Leeds-based business working in partnership with one of our student societies.

“Corecom Consulting’s vast experience and knowledge has already contributed to the progression of students here at the University and we are excited to extend our partnership with the company even further, for the benefit of students.” 

Jonathan Sanderson, Managing Director at Corecom Consulting said:

“As a graduate of Leeds Beckett University, it is a real honour for me to give something back to the University and its students.  As a company, Corecom Consulting is committed to increasing student employment prospects. 

“The importance of developing strong employability skills reaches far beyond fashioning a clear, structured CV.  Being able to converse, network and interact with like-minded professionals is invaluable experience, and something that I am confident will benefit Computing Society students a great deal.

“The earlier students start to network with industry professionals, the more likely they are to have a wealth of connections when they start to look for a work placement or embark on their chosen profession. “

Lewis Ford, President of the Leeds Beckett University Computing Society, said:

“Given Corecom Consulting’s leading position within the IT industry, we have access to some of the best resources in the region.  The company is recognised as the best at what they do and it shows.  They are fully supportive of our aim to enhance student employability. 

“Jonathan has demonstrated real passion for the Society through the partnership and the mentoring he has provided.  As a result of this, we’ve had a record number of members sign up to the Society this year.”

Corecom Consulting will be delivering a number of free seminars to Leeds Beckett University students in the coming months, focusing on CV writing, job application advice, creating a winning LinkedIn profile and creative portfolio compilation.

The company even has plans to extend its award winning Boss Event Networking Series to graduates by holding a dedicated networking event for employers and Computing graduates in the coming months.  The networking experience, connections and contacts made at this event will go a long way in improving student employment prospects in the future.

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