Tate Liverpool backs World of Work programme
30 January 2012
Tate Liverpool is the latest big name employer to back LJMU's unique World of Work Programme. The arts and culture giant has signed up to join the Local Employer Group and will also be providing World of Work Skills Certificate Interview Verifiers. Lindsey Fryer, Head of Learning for Tate Liverpool, has recorded a World of Work Programme 'In Conversation' video which is now available through the World of Work website and on the World of Work Careers Centre's Facebook page.
In the video Lindsey talks about what Tate Liverpool looks for in a graduate, gives tips and advice about the application and interview process and advises anybody thinking of applying to make sure they know all about the Tate, and the arts and culture sector in general, to give themselves the best chance - something which the World of Work Programme addresses with the Organisational Awareness stage of the World of Work Skills Certificate.
She also talks about the huge competition students will face, not just from applicants from the UK, but from applicants the world over keen to work for such a huge brand name in the arts and culture sector. This competition not only applies to securing a job with the organisation but also in securing a placement either on their Young Tate programme or one of their coveted paid internships in 2012.
Lindsey stresses the importance of giving yourself a competitive edge in the current jobs market and why Tate Liverpool is backing the World of Work Skills Certificate because it gives LJMU students just that.
"The World of Work Programme and World of Work Skills Certificate will give LJMU students the competitive edge that no other university will give them. Just like any organisation we are looking for knowledge of business skills, business planning, project management, event management; they are vital in the world of arts and culture. So anything that you can do to develop those skills and apply them will give you the edge. It's a really unique selling point that LJMU students need to take advantage of."
The video is a must see for any LJMU students looking to develop a career in the arts and culture sector.