Praise for Graduate Accelerator Programme in Graduate Times
21 July 2011
English and Theatre Studies graduate Christina Latham was so pleased with the skills she picked up at the Graduate Accelerator Programme (GAP) that she wrote an article in The Graduate Times by way of thanks.
Like so many graduates in these harsh economic times Christina has found employment difficult to come by and signed up for GAP to brush up on her employability skills.
Funded by the European Social Fund and delivered by the Graduate Development Centre, GAP is a free, weeklong intensive programme open to recent unemployed graduates (from any university) who are resident on Merseyside and EU citizens.
In her article Christina explains: “GAP introduces graduates to creative job searching as 60% of jobs in the UK are not advertised. It also teaches graduates basic skills such as designing and staging a successful presentation. The course also offers a mock interview, CV checks and improvements as well as chances to meet with employers from all different sectors. The most constructive of these opportunities being a networking lunch, designed by the course directors to give graduates the opportunity at the end of the week to put the professional skills they have learnt into practise.”
In an email to the GDC she said: “Thank you for the course and your hard work. I feel like I learnt a lot and wanted to give something back so I have featured you in my recent online article. Hopefully, it will put the word out a bit more.”
To read Christina’s article click here. For more information about the Graduate Accelerator Programme, including dates of courses and how to sign up visit www.ljmu.ac.uk/gap or call 0151 231 8735.