Delivering professional and industry experience in various disciplines, the scheme has been designed to prepare users for graduate level employment and to build confidence in approaching prospective employers.
The project forms part of the Greater Manchester LEP’s European Social Fund call for the delivery of Higher Level Skills. The call focuses on two key aims: supporting unemployed people to re-engage with higher level skills programmes and helping recent graduates (or those approaching graduation) to find graduate level employment.
The Manchester Metropolitan University project focuses on the latter of these two aims. Manchester Metropolitan is part of a consortium led by the Manchester College to deliver the programme, which has a total of £3.9 million in funding. The consortium consists of a range of professionals across higher and further education, as well as independent training providers delivering diverse and practised interventions.
The Centre for Enterprise submitted the successful tender on behalf of Manchester Metropolitan. Led and Project Managed by the Centre for Enterprise, The Manchester Metropolitan University are offering recent graduates a place on the fully funded Professional Development PG Certificate.
Working closely with colleagues across the Faculty of Business and Law, and our Centre for Enterprise Alumni, we have developed a bespoke PG Cert. Labelled as a ‘fast track opportunity to support for graduates to enter graduate level employment’; the programme is for unemployed or ‘economically inactive’ recent graduates.