Successfully completing the MLP enables students to develop, and to provide evidence of, the personal and professional qualities graduate employers seek. Taking part in the MLP develops transferrable skills such as communication, team working and problem solving.
Research comissioned by The University of Manchester, has also identified five behaviours common to graduates who move smoothly and swiftly into the jobs they want, shortly after graduating.
These five behaviours are relevant no matter what subject you study or what type of work you want to do, and they can be developed by taking part in the MLP.
Students who move quickly into graduate jobs tend to:
Year-on-year, the market becomes more competitive. So for candidates to have done different projects and volunteering, and to have mixed with people out of their comfort zone, makes them more employable.Neil Fox, National Recruitment Manager, accountancy firm Baker Tilly