Press Release: July 27, 2015
Universities and business are stronger when they work together, and the benefits are wide reaching when they do. In line with its goal for continuous innovation, Hydrogen Group, is announcing a collaboration with Coventry University London Campus.
Coventry University, the highest ever ranked modern university in the UK, prides itself on offering students the real business and professional experience. Its vision to offer employers career-ready, global enterprising students captured the interest of Ian Temple, CEO of global recruiter Hydrogen Group.
“There is some truly exceptional work that can take place when businesses and universities work together, developing jobs, ideas and services” says Temple. “As a thought leader in some of the fastest growing recruitment niches, globally, we are delighted to be working with Coventry University London Campus, to further our knowledge and drive innovation” he adds.
“Through this collaboration, our business will gain from the latest academic knowledge and work with individuals who can quickly grasp new skills and concepts. We anticipate these students to problem solve with a fresh perspective; test out new roles; and help with short-term cover. Everybody wins” says Temple.
Gareth Lewis, Head of Business Development at Coventry University’s London Campus explained, “We are delighted to be entering into this collaboration with Hydrogen Group and fully expect both parties to gain huge benefits. At the London Campus we believe that it is vital to provide our students with ‘the real business experience’ so that they are equipped with the up-to-date knowledge and skills that employers need. We support this through offering the internship programme as an accredited part of their programme of study. It is a real win – win situation; employers get a talented resource and the student gains the experience they so crucially need.”
Commenting further, Dr Janet Hannah, CEO of Coventry University London Campus stated, “The Coventry University Group is one of the largest providers of business-related degree courses in Europe. Preparation for the world of work is embedded into all our courses and our relationship with our employer neighbours within the City of London, and indeed, further afield, is crucial to ensuring that we truly are producing career-ready, global enterprising students”.
Hydrogen is an award winning, London Stock Exchange listed, recruitment consultancy with a focus on mid to senior level opportunities. They operate globally with over 250 employees and offices across Australia, Asia Pacific and EMEA, with a research function spanning 40 countries ensuring relevant market intelligence and increased sourcing capabilities in talent scarce environments.
As a business, Hydrogen believes in building relationships with exceptional candidates that clients can’t find themselves; is structured around global practices combining international reach with local expertise and specialist knowledge; and delivers on their promises of always being professional, straightforward and positive.
For more information visit: www.hydrogengroup.com.
About Coventry University
Coventry University is a forward-looking modern university whose roots can be traced back to 1843 to the Coventry School of Design. With a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education and a focus on multidisciplinary research, the University has established a robust academic presence regionally, nationally and across the world.
Through its links with leading-edge businesses and organizations in a variety of industries, Coventry University’s 24,000+ students enjoy access to placement opportunities which ensure that their employment prospects are enhanced by the time they graduate. Its students also benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities – on both its Coventry and London campuses – in all academic disciplines from health, business and performing arts to industrial design, engineering and computing.
Coventry University is currently the highest placed modern university in both the Guardian and Times and Sunday Times league tables, ranking 15th and 42nd respectively – the highest ever rankings for a post-1992 institution.
For more information visit: www.coventry.ac.uk
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