News from the Graduate Development Centre
27 April 2011
LJMU students win praise for Grand National work
Juvio Limited liaised with the Graduate Development Centre to promote job opportunities via email and the LJMU Vacancy website www.ljmu.ac.uk/wow at this year’s Grand National event at Aintree. 65 students were recruited to work in a variety of customer care roles and were praised for their high standard of work.
Juvio Limited said:
“Everybody involved has nothing but the highest of praise for all the students who were, without exception, excellent in every way and a credit to LJMU. They were simply some of the nicest, courteous and most diligent students we have had working with us in our team in 15 years of working at this high profile event”.
Terry Dray, Graduate Development Centre Director added:
"These positions at the Grand National provided income and excellent skill development opportunities. Students were able to gain an insight into the running of a major sports event and also used communications and customer service skills by liaising with high-profile attendees. The GDC will continue to work with Juvio Limited in the future to provide valuable world of work experience for students interested in the events and hospitality industry".
Graduate Development Centre delivers another successful WoW Postgraduate Employability Programme (PEP)
The Graduate Development Centre has recently delivered its third Postgraduate Employability Programme (PEP). All of those who attended said that they would recommend PEP to fellow Postgraduate Researchers and Early Contract Researchers at the University.
The two day programme held on the 30 and 31 March, included a range of interactive career management sessions including Job Search and Networking, How to Write An Academic CV and How to Sell Yourself to Employers, an employer led workshop by KPMG.
The GDC received excellent feedback, including the following comments:
"The course was well run and I thoroughly enjoyed it. PEP has helped me identify my strengths and other areas that I need to develop".
"It’s a useful course that can make a significant difference with helping students in their job search".
PEP will be running again in the summer at the Graduate Development Centre. For further information or enquiries about the next programme please email Vicky Farrall: firstname.lastname@example.org or Hayley Fallon: email@example.com