HUDDERSFIELD University is at the forefront of a national campaign to develop students' workplace skills.
The drive comes after researchers said most graduates lacked teamwork and leadership and communication skills.
Working alongside councils the university has come up with new teaching methods to develop these skills.
Project manager Dr Sarah Hale said: "It brings the workplace into the classroom."
The system is called case-based learning.
The Huddersfield- based team has received Government cash to develop and make the project available to universities across the UK.
Project director Dr John Craig said: "Once again, Huddersfield is ahead of the game.
"We were the first university to introduce work placements for politics students and now we are in the forefront of supplying the skilled graduates that Britain really needs.
"This shows why Huddersfield University has one of the best rates in Britain for getting graduates into jobs."
The case-based learning system is set to form an integral part of the curriculum for undergraduates next year.