Employability Mentoring

 

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What is it?

The aim of the scheme is to improve the employability of our students using industry mentors. 
Students meet with their mentor to discuss and learn about the opportunities, demands and cultures of the working
world. It’s all about giving students an insight into potential career paths and helping them to fulfil their aspirations
for employment. 

Who is it for?

All current DMU students can apply to experience Employability Mentoring with industry professionals. This includes
undergraduates, post graduates, home and international, across all faculties, across all years, campus based and
distance learner.

We recruit mentors from a range of industries, with preference given to DMU alumni. Ultimately, we look for
mentors who can share their experience, and pass on essential information to give students a competitive edge
when it comes to the world of work.

How it works?

When a student joins the scheme they will undertake a four stage process. First we help students reflect, identify
and understand their current position in regards to their own employability. Next we ask students to identify the sort
of professional they aim to become in the future (the position they plan to move to). We then explore the potential
pathways and issues, with input from a variety of professionals, drawing on their actual real world experiences.
Finally we encourage and support students to act upon what they have heard and experienced in order to think,
speak and act differently, ultimately improving their employability.

Take a look at the following video to find out more about how the scheme works to initiate and maintain successful mentoring relationships.

What students say?

‘Not only has Employability Mentoring provided me with reassurance about graduating and increased my confidence
about entering the world of work, it has also changed my outlook on employability. Employability Mentoring helped
me to understand that employability is a skill, and like all skills, through practice and reflection they can be improved -
even long before entering the interview room. I believe that learning from the experiences of a mentor has helped to
stack the odds in my favour when gaining employment, and has provided me with the ‘toolbox’ necessary for identifying
and improving employability skills.' Stephen Angell

Contact us

If you have any questions or need any additional information please contact:

Andy Morris, Employability Mentoring Manager, andy.morris@dmu.ac.uk

or check out the website www.dmu.ac.uk/employabilitymentoring

 

 
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