Students have completed the ‘Reviewing the Literature’ for Assessment 2, and that
material should be used towards Assessment 3, including the feedback received.
Assessment 3 will assist students to apply their learning to a particular industry sector or
problem, and tailor their argument to that sector’s specific challenges. It will give students
the opportunity to enhance their research, analysis, critical thinking and written
communication skills; particularly in the areas of argument development and essay
Before starting this assessment, please read the marking criteria (at the end ofthis
There are two choices (will be announced) for Essay 3 – for example, the ‘X’ sector, or
the ‘Y’ sector.
You will write an essay on the key challenges in attracting and retaining a workforce in
your selected sector.
Your essay will draw on at least five themes from Week 1 to Week 11 of this unit, being
those most relevant to your selected industry sector.
Your essay will draw on the academic literature (including the articles from ‘Reviewing
the Literature’ you developed for Assessment 2), and develop an argument applying that
literature to your selected sector.
You must cite at least ten (10) relevant peer reviewed journal articles, and 3 chapters
from the Nankervis et al. (2017) textbook. You cancite other academic references such
as books, conference papers, and book chapters but these will NOT be counted as part of
the 10 journal articles