London Metropolitan University’s business and PR faculty have set up a ‘Met Temp ‘project which will be run by students to help students find temporary work.
Met Temps is a new service available at London Met and it is run by business students and the LMBS (London Metropolitan Business School) faculty. It has been set up to give business students experience, whilst helping other students from other faculties find paid work. It will be co-located with careers services, which is already available.
Paul Skiven-baker, HR business partner and the Met Temps project manager for the last 12 months has “nurtured” the project.
“We want to enhance the service already available to student, not replace what they do. We want to do our damndest to make sure students can afford to study.”
The project is partnered with Keystone employment group, a recruitment agency. They provided the software and enabled Met Temps to use the web address www.directemping.com where many local employers are already registered. Paul explains,
“When students register, they have to agree to have their information passed outside of the university. 50% of students live within seven miles of the university so we’ll find local employers for local students.”
Vanessa Airth, Business Relations and Employability Manager, will be in charge of the project and has recruited two business students, one from North and one from City campus. Both students were looking for a 12 month placement alongside their course, which would give them an additional 30 credits.
“They will take a whole year off from their studies in their third year to get an additional 30 credits, and then they will return to their studies in October 2013 to continue their studies. They will also get a City & Guilds award which is an international, industry award which will improve their employability.” Continue reading →