Abintegro’s Career Centre supports over 70% of UK universities in improving student employability. Robert Gordon University implemented Abintegro’s Career Centre last year and have kindly agreed to take part in our…
Working alongside your careers team, the Career Centre provides your users with all the career preparation tools they need to succeed in today’s job market and connects them to millions of employers and job opportunities. Career advisors can evaluate resumes/CVs, enter notes, review job applications and interviews, access student activity data, and much more.
The Career Centre can be accessed by your students, graduates and alumni via your VLE, intranet or manual login page. We brand the Career Centre with your logo and colours, adapt the navigation and content to meet your needs and add new content every week to keep your users engaged. And whether you want to show your management team online engagement statistics or run an employability award, the Career Centre administration features make it easy to customise the platform and achieve your careers team goals.
What our clients say
The customisable nature of Abintegro’s Career Centre effectively meets the individual needs of every single student that accesses it, and the fact that it is 24/7 is highly practical for a student community. The resources and information in Career Centre has freed up a great deal of time for our careers team, enabling us to focus on supporting students with more niche support needs.
University of Bristol’s access to Abintegro provides Bristol students with insider company information to help them research employers to decide whether to apply for a vacancy as well as preparing for employers’ selection processes. Bristol students are keen to learn more about graduate employment opportunities and how best to find and gain a job. Abintegro helps Bristol students improve their employability.
Abintegro is a very positive, forward-thinking organisation, which delivers many solutions that are easy and ready to use. Through e-learning, many students are reached giving them access to helpful guidance, unlocking many more doors in their career development.
Working with Abintegro is really helping us to support students in improving their employability learning gain and career planning and we have been highly impressed with the tools they provide to help us drive student engagement.
We use Career Centre to deliver programmes at scale and have recently trialled a Credit Bearing programme for final year students, with 10% of marks attributed to undertaking the programmes. This significantly impacted engagement with the programmes, with 82% of students completing the programmes, and we intend to build on this moving forward.
Abintegro’s Career Centre 360 enables us not only to utilise the excellent career and employability resources already on offer, but also specific tools – Programme Manager, Careers Pulse and CV Review – to help us fully understand each student’s employability and career journey and their personal distance travelled. We are delighted to be adopting this service.
We have found the vast range of resources available to students and staff very useful and the fact it’s accessible 24/7 is fantastic. Abintegro’s Career Centre can be tailored to meet the needs of every student, and the features within Career Centre enable us to further personalise the support we offer to our students.
We have started using Career Centre’s Career Pulse and Programme Manager to help us effectively embed employability throughout the curriculum, enabling students to successfully prepare for the world of work.
Career Centre is great as it provides an online solution and interactive careers provision all in one place. We particularly value the Career Pulse tool as it allows students to visualize the journey they’re on and the progression they have made in terms of developing their employability skills.
We are now measuring student employability development using Abintegro, enabling us to better understand student confidence levels across core career drivers, and providing an evidence-based approach to determining interventions and shaping a more personalised student Careers and Employability experience. Abintegro are great to work with and we are looking forward to progression opportunity and life transformative interventions for our students.
Abintegro is a responsive company that always values your ideas and considers how they can work with you to achieve them. Abintegro’s Career Centre is a 24-hour one-stop-shop that is open seven days a week where our students go for continual support and growth in their career and employability development.
Over the last couple of years we are finding that employers who used to come in to speak to our students about the graduate recruitment process, interviews, CVs & applications etc aren’t able to visit because of their own budget cuts. Matrix assessors look at our involvement with employers and the Abintegro videos, with actual graduate employers that our students can view in their own time, as a way of us getting over this hurdle.
Being in Devon, many of our students struggled with accessibility and didn’t have the aspiration to get graduate jobs as there isn’t the opportunities. The resources in Career Centre have increased student confidence and enabled them to envisage their dream graduate jobs. As a result of this, more students are getting better graduate roles and the jobs they deserve.
The Abintegro Careers Portal provides a multi media resource of largely employer sourced career planning employability and employer information which is accessible, attractive and easy to use. One particular strength is that content can be reconfigured, supplemented and localised if required or used ‘straight off the shelf’… The staff team at Abintegro are helpful, flexible and responsive in supporting an excellent product which represents good value for money.
We are a small careers team with relatively limited resources available to use. This is where Abintegro has been brilliant. Career Centre allows students to realise where they are in terms of employability, and the areas in which they can improve on through resources such as Career Pulse.
We have been extremely pleased – our online engagement has increased ten-fold with the use of Abintegro. The rich wealth of content available on the portal, to read and practice with, has ensured that information our student have access to, is contemporary as well as interactive.
As a relatively small careers service, with a large and diverse student body, both the scalability and accessibility of Abintegro’s Career Centre has meant a huge increase in engagement levels with students, without the added pressure on our time and staffing.
We have very much appreciated the positive support provided by Abintegro, our students, (and staff) have benefited from very well designed training materials. Abintegro provides a professional service that is very in tune with the needs of fast moving careers and employability teams in higher education institutions. Abintegro is a market leader.
How Universities use Abintegro
In June 2019, Abintegro hosted its annual university conference. The theme of the conference was developing and measuring employability, with a focus on sharing best practice within university career services. Representatives from 75 universities attended to discuss how to drive employability and improve outcomes. Learn more about the event.
Download the Conference Summary Brochure to read the best practice examples from 5 universities, see the latest Employability Index results and learn about the Abintegro updates announced during the conference.
Providing a 24/7 careers service
“The customisable nature of Abintegro’s Career Centre effectively meets the individual needs of every single student that accesses it, and the fact that it is 24/7 is highly practical for a student community.”
Watch Matthew Howard, Undergraduate Careers Manager at Lancaster University, talk about the positive impact that the 24/7 online career service has had on their students.
Canterbury Christ Church University
Enabling small careers teams to have a big impact
“It has been a phenomenal eights months that has led to real employability benefits for our students. My small team have worked incredibly hard but none of this would be possible without the support and technical know-how of Abintegro.” Susan Odev, Head of Employability
Watch Andrew Lombart, Employability & Skills Officer, talk about how Canterbury Christ Church University are benefiting from working in partnership with Abintegro to enhance student employability.
Broadening students’ career aspirations
“Abintegro has been vital in enabling all our higher education students to be in control of their own destinies, whether that be leaving Devon or starting their own businesses – it has proven to be a very worthy tool.”
Watch Deborah Kearney from Exeter College talk about how the use of Abintegro’s Career Centre is encouraging students to open their minds to a wider range of career possibilities.
Nottingham Trent University
Delivering student support efficiently and at scale
“Abintegro is a very positive, forward thinking company that delivers many solutions that are, quite simple, ready to use straight away.”
Watch Paul Foreman, Information Advisor at Nottingham Trent University, talk about the elements of the platform having the greatest impact on student employability at Nottingham Trent University.
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Online Employability Index
The Abintegro Online Employability Index compares the effort higher education institutions and students put into developing employability. The index compares 72 institutions based on 1.1 million activities from 112,000 students using the Abintegro Career Centre platform in a single year period.
The results are invaluable for understanding how to boost student employability and showing how data captured by a student’s digital footprint can be used for reporting purposes, allowing institutions to improve how they demonstrate their commitment to employability.
Download the full report by clicking the button below.