The objective pursued in activating the Course for Employment Consultants and Experts in Industrial Relations is not only to facilitate the entry of young graduates into the labour market by creating specific professional skills in the management and administration of employment in its various applications, but also to improve the competences and skills of those already operating in the field as consultants with the aim of improving their theoretical knowledge which is essential alongside having a practical knowledge of the field. The educational path outlined aims at providing students with a multidisciplinary approach to the subject. Not only should students have a basic legal training in the areas of public law, private law, the history and philosophy of law, procedural law, and in economic and sociological matters relating to law, they must also acquire a specialized competence in the sphere of labour law, e.g. in the laws regulating the labour market, individual and collective employment relationships, industrial relations and social security, as well as the capacity to plan and manage employment-related services. Moreover, students also receive professional training through internships with public bodies, private offices and associations through agreements made with the University, thus allowing students to apply their knowledge in practical situations. Importance is also given to information technology skills where the Department has a modern IT laboratory, and also to the knowledge of at least one foreign language, thereby allowing students to acquire a wider European perspective, given that the professional skills involved increasingly require having relations with administrations at an EU and international level. The number of hours of study required by students in terms of credits is more than 50% of the overall total.
Graduates will possess the necessary competences and means to be able to give valid support of a technical and legal nature in the public and private spheres in carrying out their activities.
Besides the profession of employment consultant, other employment opportunities include work in private companies (particularly in the tertiary sector), bodies and organizations and public administrations, which may lead to executive roles in administrations and management of personnel, the selection and training of staff, management of human resources, and of trade union relations, as well as working for trade union associations of employers and employees.