Leeds Trinity University has introduced a new employability package in order to provide additional support for final year students, recent graduates and alumni as they start and further their careers.
Launched in February 2021, the myFuture: Next Steps package has been created by the University’s graduate employment ‘myFuture’ team, which supports current Leeds Trinity students and alumni up to three years after they graduate, with a range of services relating to careers and employability.
The myFuture: Next Steps package includes practical career support, information on postgraduate study and discounts, online training and development opportunities, exclusive FastTrack employment workshops, alumni membership and access to LinkedIn Learning.
As part of this offering, the University has also launched the myFuture Next Steps Fund; financial support up to the value of £750 to help students in finding opportunities, access specific sector training and remove barriers at the start of their careers.
The package was developed in partnership with the University’s student support and academic teams, and complements its ongoing careers and employability services, such as one-to-one appointments on CVs, cover letters, personal statements and interview preparation, searching for a job and careers events. The myFuture team has also developed a large network of graduate employers, who advertise roles exclusively to Leeds Trinity students and alumni, and support the University’s programme of providing two professional placements with every undergraduate degree.
Professor Malcolm Todd, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Leeds Trinity University, said: “At Leeds Trinity, we want to help our students build their futures. This means supporting all students before and after they graduate, and our special focus on professional work placements, extra-curricular activities and one-to-one guidance gives our graduates a head start.
“However, we understand just how difficult the last 12 months have been for students and recent graduates. The myFuture: Next Steps package has been introduced to support them as they start and progress in their careers, with the tools and resources to enhance employment prospects, and help remove any barriers they may face.”
Tim Feather, Graduate Employment Manager at Leeds Trinity University, said: “We know how challenging this past year has been and we have been inspired by our current students and alumni, who have shown great determination and resilience to progress in their studies and careers.
“The myFuture: Next Steps package offers a range of support, opportunities and resources to all current final year students, recent graduates and alumni, and is designed to help them in starting their career, connecting them to employers, promoting graduate jobs and opportunities for further study as well as preparing for interviews.”
Since March 2020, the University has put in place a number of measures to support students and enhance their overall experience during the pandemic. These measures include:
- Converting vital student services online through the myLTU app, with extended student support hours
- A COVID Hardship Fund to support students who have been financially affected directly by the pandemic
- A Safety Net Policy to ensure that students’ academic outcomes will not be disadvantaged by the pandemic
- The launch of #LTUnity and safe social activities to help students stay connected, in conjunction with Leeds Trinity Students’ Union, Trinity Sport, Trinity Fitness and the Chaplaincy
More information about the myFuture: Next Steps package can be found on the Leeds Trinity University website.
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