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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 Scheme

Add+vantage Scheme

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 considering pursuing a career in teaching can use Add+vantage Scheme to volunteer in schools. And there are plenty of other opportunities from studying for an Adobe Photoshop module, 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, a module has been created in association with multinational companies such as 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 Creativity and Enterprise and Entrepreneurship; Work Experience, Global Experience Field Trips, Projects and Skills; Professional Accreditation and Research Skills.

The common thread is that they develop and expand the skills employers are looking for, and aim to enhance your CV. They also facilitate the transition from university to work.

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. 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 Central Careers on the first floor of TheHub in Jordan Well. The service is open from 8.30 am to 6.00 pm Monday to Friday (5.00 pm outside of term time).

Coventry University
Jordan Well
Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 2011
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