Students sign up for Passport to Success 

02/10/2012 10:00 

 

Cardiff Met has launched a new scheme to help students get ahead in their graduate careers.

Passport to Success is an employer-led initiative designed to add value to the Business and Management courses at the Cardiff School of Management and improve employability.

Students will be issued with a unique ‘passport’ at their enrolment, where they can obtain stamps for taking part in a variety of employability activities throughout their studies. 

On the way up: 1st year BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies
students Carys James and Joseph Hale.
The scheme was launched at a speed networking event at the Cardiff School of Management, where students and employers signed up for the scheme had the opportunity to meet.

A wide range of local businesses and organisations have signed up for the Passport to Success scheme; recruitment and training agency, Acorn, digital specialists Spindogs, social entrepreneur support network, UnLtd, grant-making charity Fairwood Trust, recruitment experts Career Cake, ticketing company, Total Students, education charity TEACH, leading forensic analysis and expert witness service, Forensic Resources Ltd and toy wholesalers, Kayes of Cardiff.

These organisations will be involved with the scheme throughout, returning for a variety of workshops, seminars and networking events.

Speaking about the launch of Passport to Success, Jane Levy, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Met said: “This initiative is about making sure the student experience is about more than just academic study – to create an employable student we need an integrated approach to learning, in partnership with employers.

Director of Forensic Resources Ltd, Abi Carter takes part in the innovative
speed networking event at Cardiff Met.
“It’s a competitive job market and students need to set themselves apart. The Passport to Success Scheme gives students a tangible document, showcasing their skillsets and efforts to improve employability.

“We’re delighted that such a wide variety of organisations have signed up to get involved, demonstrating the enthusiasm amongst employers.”

Sarah John, Commercial Director of Acorn's Learning & Development Division said "It's great to be a part of this initiative to ensure students are employer ready. Whilst our recruitment consultants can help them in their job search, our training consultants will assess their training needs to identify any skill gaps that we know businesses are looking for."

For more information please contact Sarah Wise on 02920 646866 or email swise@effcom.co.uk