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Employability Skills and Placement Services

To help boost outcomes, Twin works with universities to teach employability skills to students and introduce them to well-matched employers. Make us your one-stop provider for services to:

  • - Help your students gain valuable, personalised workplace experience as part of their course
  • - Enhance employment chances after graduation
  • - Boost your university employability statistics, building your appeal to future applicants 

We work in partnership to meet your university placement employability and placement goals.  

Our Services

Programme development

  • Advising you on programme features for university placements for international and UK students
  • Outlining how services will be administered in concert with the university’s employability or careers team
  • Holding workshops with faculty stakeholders to agree on priorities, outcomes, and best practices
  • Creating links between universities, employers, and students
  • Building a reporting structure and other shared information protocols
  • Writing an industry-specific Guide for Programme Leaders
  • Composing a Learner Agreement 

Personalised employability skills and training

  • Personalised one-to-one engagement, support, and advisory services 
  • Preparing students with industry-specific workplace skills 
  • Workshops to help students write better CVs and cover letters, boost their interview skills, build digital profiles, and search for roles online
  • Training to help students come across as more professional with employers
  • Providing industry-specific employment guides, for example on professional email writing, post-interview reflection, and the STAR technique
  • Ongoing advice and back-up with applications
  • Co-hosting employment events with the university 

Employer engagement 

  • Developing contacts with employers and building lasting relationships across different industrial sectors 
  • Source internships and placements with Twin employers and networks
  • Broker relationships with employers or recruiters providing suitable roles
  • Leverage the university’s existing network of employers, and grow connections that lead to placements
  • Provide extra assistance to international students needing permission to work and advocacy with employers
  • Publish placement roles to the general cohort or individual students
  • Create marketing materials highlighting how placements benefit students, employers, and the university

Placement administration and marketing

  • Supporting student placements once these are in the process 
  • Manage the placement process, including all documentation between student, employer, and university
  • Clarify and communicate student and employer responsibilities regarding the placement
  • Create case studies and student profiles to boost the university’s marketing material 

Placement monitoring

  • Monitor and report on placements already in progress 
  • Overseeing placed students to ensure academic or visa compliance, to match the university’s instructions
  • Regular monitored calls or reports with students to log their progress
  • Guiding students and employers should issues arise
  • Regular employer visits and inspections 

Twin Community Hub London

Our community hub in London, Greenwich, offers a campus setting where international students benefit from the extra services and support an international language school can provide, as they adapt to living in the UK. The Twin community hub offers a professional environment with meeting space for collaboration and hot desking.

Twin Foundation+ in Business Subjects

We are excited to share the launch of our career-focussed Foundation+ programme in Business, which will welcome its inaugural cohort in January 2024. The Foundation+ programme has been designed specifically to address the increasing demands of students for career enhancing skills and experience as part of their university journey. We believe that the unique components found within the Foundation+ programme will help students to shape their career journeys from day one, giving them a firm foundation to build upon during their journey into undergraduate studies.  

This one-year programme based at the Twin Community Hub in London, Greenwich, includes a World of Work module which incorporates career fairs, company visits and employer speakers to prepare university students for the expectations of local and global employers, in addition to the business focus modules, the English language, and academic study skills that will prepare students to be successful at university.

Pathway Solutions

As experts in English Language Education and international student recruitment, Twin are well placed to partner with universities to create programmes that bridge the gap between a student's current qualifications and skills and the requirements of a partner institution. We can provide a range of support services, including academic English language training, study skills development, and subject-specific instruction, all underpinned by our unique approach of embedding employability skills.

Mobility – Turing and Erasmus+

Twin is a leading Turing and Erasmus+ provider facilitating hundreds of high-quality internships and experiences. We also provide a full management service for the delivery of other Turing providers, including for UK colleges and universities. 

University Hosted Summer Centres

Our summer centres offer immersive cultural experiences to international students hosted on university campuses in iconic locations across the UK and Ireland. We are always seeking new partnerships to bolster our current locations, which include: 

  • Brighton 
  • London: Docklands, Kingston, and Twickenham 
  • Royal Leamington Spa 
  • Edinburgh 
  • Windsor 
  • Dublin 
  • Waterford