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Working with Coventry University

Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Add+vantage

Add+vantage

The Add+vantage modules teach a range of work experience and career development activities that are taken each year, and which broaden students knowledge, skills and qualifications within a work focused environment. For example, students thinking of a career in teaching can use Add+vantage to volunteer in schools. And there are plenty of other opportunities from studying for a sports coaching qualification, to taking a CISCO qualification or the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).

There is a very broad range of Add+vantage subject areas, and they are arranged in themes. In the 'Global Languages' theme you can learn French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese or Portuguese. In the 'Global Perspectives’  theme you can study how to do business in different parts of the world or look at intercultural communication  in the global society. In the ‘Professional Development’ theme, modules have been created in association with IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car and Severn Trent Water to give students unique industry insight and guidance for graduate recruitment. Other themes include Enterprise and Entrepreneurship; Work Experience, Global Experience Field Trips, Projects and Skills; Professional Accreditation and Research Skills.

The common thread is that they all develop and expand the skills employers are looking for, and which enhance your CV. They also facilitate the transition from university to work. If you want to impress a future employer by your business expertise you can study how organisations work, take a module in project management, or improve your leadership skills.

One Add+vantage module is taken in each year of study and the modules are credit bearing (10 credits) and a mandatory part of most undergraduate degree courses. Where mandatory, the Add+vantage modules must be passed in order to be eligible for an honours degree. Degree courses exempt from the Add+vantage Scheme are Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Nursing (all branches), Midwifery, Dietetics, Paramedic Science, Operating Department Practice, Social Work, Youth Work, Accountancy, Accounting and Finance, Finance and Investment, Law, International Law, Business Law and Engineering.

Contact us

The Careers and Add+vantage team is located in the careers zone on the first floor of TheHub in Jordan Well. Apart from Wednesday mornings, we are open from 8.30 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Friday throughout the year.

Careers and Add+vantage
TheHub
Coventry University
Jordan Well
Coventry
CV1 5QP
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 2012 / +44 (0) 24 7765 2212 / +44 (0) 24 7765 2011
Email: add-vantage.ss@coventry.ac.uk or careers.ss@coventry.ac.uk