Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) has strengthened its offering for North West employers through investment in the Careers and Employability Service’s Employer Liaison Team.
The team provide employers with tailored support to engage with MMU’s thousands of students and graduates. Free Services include online vacancy advertising, on-campus recruitment events, recruitment strategy advice and a funded internship scheme.
The team has grown with the appointment of Chetan Patel and Laurie Watson, who join the team as graduate recruitment advisers.
Chetan, 30, joins MMU from Work Solutions where he acted as an employment & training consultant supporting individuals on the edge of the labour market to get back into employment.
Laurie, 23, previously worked for Hays Education bringing recruitment experience of working with both employers and candidates across Greater Manchester.
The appointments coincide with a rebrand, which focuses on the support MMU can offer employers in attracting new talent to help them grow.
Josie Leydon, employer liaison manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome Chetan and Laurie to the team. We have come a long way over the last few years and this growth demonstrates the increasing demand from employers to recruit MMU students and graduates.
“We understand that businesses rely on new talent but it isn’t always easy to identify and engage with potential recruits. Our aim is to make the recruitment process as simple and effective as possible by connecting employers to MMU’s vast talent pool by identifying a strategy which works for them.”