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Morgan Sindall's Salford employability drive

The construction firm has partnered with the University of Salford to improve student employability

Posted by Alex Diggins | July 10, 2018 | People, policy, politics, money

Morgan Sindall and the University of Salford have announced a new partnership to help students enter the employment market in a more ‘work ready’ state. Focused on enhancing the employability credentials of undergraduates, the partnership builds on work already undertaken with the university to combine academic insight with real world experience and learning.  

Morgan Sindall is using its growing portfolio of projects in the Salford area to provide onsite experience to undergraduates as well as supporting PhD students by providing research opportunities within the company.

Members of the team will also continue to undertake regular lectures at the University’s School of the Built Environment (SoBE), as well as offering regular site visits, workshops and experience in preparing project proposals for design, planning, costing and development to SoBE multi-disciplinary student teams.

Karen Fairhurst, Project Manager at Morgan Sindall, said: “Morgan Sindall is focused on developing work ready graduates and the partnership with Salford University is a fantastic opportunity to work with and nurture some really talented individuals. We aim to use our projects as a textbook in construction, providing real world examples which will enhance their understanding of the pertinent challenges within our industry.”

Morgan Sindall currently employs 18 University of Salford alumni in its north west region and has eight staff members currently studying there.

Based on the latest publicly available data, the University of Salford can claim that 92.1% of its UK graduates with a First are employed or engaged in further study six months after leaving.

This initiative is part of the University of Salford’s long-term vision to link the campus with local industry, culture and residential communities, driving the local and regional economy. 

Sam Grogan, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience at the University of Salford concluded: “Producing students who are fully equipped for the demands of the modern workplace is the key aim of the University of Salford. This partnership with Morgan Sindall will do just that for many of our students and it is one I’m very excited about.”


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