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Employability Week

Published: 18th June 2010

MANY graduates are unaware that careers support MMU offers doesn’t end when students finish their course.

MMU alumni can use the Careers & Employability Service for up to three years after graduation, points out Rita Lewin, the service’s head.

Rita’s team has just staged the University first ever Employability Week – five days of events and workshops to signpost students to a career and boost their confidence and practical skills in the job market.

1,200 students attended with many describing it as “excellent” and “really helpful” especially praising the interactive sessions.

Interview test centres

But many who attended admitted they were unaware that they could access careers services for up to three years after graduation.

Activities included input from employers such as Graduate Recruitment firm Celsius who helped set up authentic assessment centre tests where students could practice interview skills.

Sessions from local business advisers and MMU’s Centre for Enterprise offered help for those considering setting up there own business or freelancing after graduation.

Rita Lewin, Head of Student Employability and Success said: "I would like to thank staff across the University for their support in making our first Employability Week such a success. The positive response from students and graduates and their enthusiasm in the sessions has convinced us of the value of this type of event."

Contact

If you would like to access services available to students and alumni, contact MMU Careers & Employability Service email careers@mmu.ac.uk or contact Rita's team on 247 3483 or go to www.mmu.ac.uk/careers