Do you want to stand out from the crowd in the job market? Learn to promote your employability skills with our elite employability award – the MMU Professional Passport.
The Passport programme will help you make the most of your work experience, your volunteering and your academic skills – giving you the confidence to present yourself in a positive way to potential employers.
At whatever stage you start – second or third year, or during your taught postgraduate programme, you will be supported by a team of Careers & Employability Advisers, academics and industry specialists to complete a rigorous application procedure set at graduate recruitment standard.
The MMU Professional Passport will help you to consider all your attributes and skills in a new employment-focused way so that you learn how to promote them and persuade future employers to give you the job.
You will need to:
This is a brilliant opportunity to gain hands-on experience of the graduate application process that will help you today and for years to come.
To be eligible to undertake the MMU Professional Passport you need to be a second or final year undergraduate or on a taught post graduate course and to have undertaken significant extra- curricular activities outside of your academic course such as paid work, volunteering and international, cultural or community involvement (see page 4 of the Guidance Notes for further ideas).
If you meet these eligibility criteria you can begin the MMU Professional Passport.
After each stage you will have one opportunity to have another go if at first you are unsuccessful.
MMU Professional Passport introductory sessions will be offered in the Autumn Term and are optional, but it is compulsory to attend the following workshops:
Prior to submission of stage one (application form and CV) attend:
Prior to stage two (interview and presentation) attend:
Dates and venues of all workshops are listed under Careers Events on the Careers and Employability Service website. Guidance notes offer you detailed help with each stage of the application and it is essential to refer to them!
Additionally the following support from the Careers and Employability Service is available specifically for Passport applicants.
If you are not successful in gaining the MMU Professional Passport the Careers and Employability Service will support you further in developing your employability skills.
Successful applicants will be invited to an award ceremony at the end of the academic year.
Your application will be assessed by academic staff and a Careers & Employability adviser and, at Stage two (interview), an employer. In stage one both the application and CV will be assessed by the Passport team and feedback will be given electronically (Look at the criteria which will be used for marking). Your form will not be assessed by an academic from your programme of study.
Stage two involves a panel of three comprising of an employer, academic staff and a career and employability adviser. The assessors will be evaluating your understanding of the transferable skills and personal development you have gained from your breadth of experiences and your ability to articulate that to a future employer.
For a successful application you will need to do the following:
You will be asked 4 questions from a possible ten. All are listed in the guidance notes.
You will undertake a five minute presentation on a topic of your own choice.
This is an electronic process. You need to download the Application Form from our website.
Please send your completed CV and Application Form to firstname.lastname@example.org, clearly labelling them as ‘Your Name’ Application Form.doc and ‘Your Name’ CV.doc.
The email address for submissions or queries is email@example.com.