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  1. EMPLOYABILITY RESOURCES FROM MMU CAREERS SERVICE www.mmu.ac.uk/careers June 2008

  2. Jan Moore Judy Reeve Rosie Ford Julian White

  3. Principles of Development • Supports MMU’s institutional plan and employability strategy • Draws on existing good practice (AGCAS, HECSU, AGR, HEA) • Researched and written by careers professionals • Draws on feedback from MMU students • Can be customised in line with needs of MMU course tutors and students • Updated regularly (at least once a year) • Sustainable/deliverable

  4. Resources for teaching employability • Futures • Mentormatch – www.csi.mmu.ac.uk/go/mentormatch • The Go! Employability portal www.mmu.ac.uk/goportal • WebCT tutorials and workshop packs

  5. “Futures” • Self assessment, occupational choice, finding work experience and getting the most out of it • Marketing skills and experience effectively in CVs and applications • Reflective learning and employability, including transferable skills, are cross-cutting themes • Supporting materials and assignments can be tailored to subject disciplines, enabling it to fit seamlessly within appropriate 20 credit units.

  6. Mentormatch • Employability e-mentoring by employers and alumni for students and graduates • Help with occupational knowledge, CVs, applications and interviews • Can result in work experience • Students choose their own mentor

  7. The “Go!” Employability Portal • Explains employability in a student-friendly way • Suggests practical ways to develop employability and signposts opportunities • Sections for each year of study, graduates, HE staff and employers

  8. Self-directed WebCT tutorials • Interactive, self-study resources suitable for level 5 or 6 students and taking 1-2 hours to complete • CVs and covering letters, • Making applications • All about interviews • Can be incorporated into PDP or employability elements of courses

  9. Workshop Packs Designed to be delivered in 1-1.5 hours by any member of staff. Each contains: a PowerPoint presentation; tutor notes and lesson plan; and a comprehensive student handout: Topics- • Applications, CVs and covering letters • Assessment centres and psychometrics • Interviews • Work Experience

  10. Employability services Careers workshops: - Work experience Job seeking strategies CV’s and covering letters Online Applications Interviews Assessment centres Disclosure

  11. Careers workshops Postgraduate Study Thinking of teacher training Applications to teach training Teach training interviews Public sector applications Social/Care sector careers Self employment Clueless

  12. Careers workshops Mature students International students And others by request…… Year out opportunities Preparing your portfolio

  13. Additional Careers services • Face to face guidance interviews • E-guidance • Careers information available on-line and from the information centres • Handouts tailored to MMU student needs • Specialist advice and support for students with disabilities • Support for new graduates

  14. Additional Careers services • Electronic system for work placements, job vacancies and careers events (COVES) • Employer presentations and roadshows • Job and course search information and advice • On-line psychometric testing

  15. CONTACTS The Careers Service at All Saints 247 3483 The Careers Service at Cheshire 247 5326 • Jan Moore j.d.moore@mmu.ac.uk • Judy Reeve j.a.reeve@mmu.ac.uk • Rosie Ford r.g.ford@mmu.ac.uk • Pauline Hearn p.hearn@mmu.ac.uk • Julian White j.r.white@mmu.ac.uk

  16. Careers & Faculty Engagement: Now • The majority of students access academic tutors for careers information • Not all academic tutors are aware of the expertise and resources in the careers department • We have no strategic/structural fora for academic & careers staff to come together • Careers resources are not easy to find • The careers service is not sufficiently visible to students or staff • It is a challenge to get students to think about employability/careers at an early enough stage

  17. Careers & Faculty Engagement: Future There is an urgent need to : • equip all staff who provide careers support with the training and information they need • provide opportunity for academic and careers staff to work more closely together • increase the visibility of careers and employability at programme and university level • be clear about our respective expectations