Embedding employability in higher education

Key projects, resources and ways you can connect with employability

Higher Education Academy views embedding employability as providing the opportunities to develop knowledge, skills, experiences, behaviours, attributes, achievements and attitudes to enable graduates to make successful transitions and contributions, benefitting them, the economy and their communities. Employability is relevant to all students, and at all levels of study so includes both undergraduate and postgraduate provision.

Embedding Employability

Community of Practice

The Higher Education Academy Community of Practice in Employability provides a shared domain for those practitioners with a desire to enhance employability within Higher Education. By enabling the sharing of innovative, flexible and dynamic practices and pedagogies this forum will facilitate a collaborative knowledge exchange and enhancement for practice through:

  • Webinars
  • Networks
  • Thought platforms
  • Discussion forums
  • Expert reference groups


HEA framework for embedding employability

A shared point of reference for the sector

Our framework for embedding employability in HE is an integral part of the HEA frameWORKS series. Developed with the sector for the sector, the series covers key thematic priorities that impact upon the quality of teaching and learning in HE.  HEA frameWORKS provide a shared point of reference and common language to shape and review policy, process and practice in order to enhance student success.

“The Higher Education Academy frameworks are evidence-based and provide the higher education sector with a national reference point to enable the institution to develop its own approach according to local circumstances as well as benchmarking performance.” Universities UK (2016), p.73, Working in partnership: enabling social mobility

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