Careers Service


FAQs

I graduate from The University of Manchester in 2019, when can I apply?

Students can apply as soon as an MGT vacancy is posted on CareersLink. Vacancies are now coming in to CareersLink and will also be advertised on the Facebook group.

Any graduate of The University of Manchester can access most of The Careers Service free of charge for up to two years after graduation.

I graduated from The University of Manchester in 2018, can I still apply for roles through the MGT 2019 programme?

MGT 2019 is also open to 2018 graduates who have not undertaken a MGT in the past.

Will it cost me anything?

There are no costs involved in applying for an MGT position.

Who will select me?

Your application will be submitted to the MGT team for an initial screening before being sent to the employer for their final selection.

How many applications do you receive?

In 2018, we received over 1000 applications for around 500 jobs (see MGT 2018 Roles). Some positions may attract fewer than 10 applications and others – particularly University roles – more than 50.

All jobs are competitive, so to stand the best chance of being invited for interview you should submit a good quality application. The how to apply section has application guides and example covering letters which demonstrate the standard required. To make use of our application checking service, be sure to submit your application ahead of the deadline.

What happens to my personal information when I apply?

When you apply for a job via MGT, your application is forwarded to the recruiting organisation for consideration. When your application is shared with the recruiting organisation, the recruiter will then be responsible for your data. Your application information is also retained by the Careers Service for a period of 12 months, after which it will be destroyed. We do not, and will not, disclose your information to any other third party. If you have any queries about this process please contact the MGT team via mgt@manchester.ac.uk.

Is MGT a Graduate Scheme?

MGT is not a graduate scheme. MGT jobs are seperate and individual job opportunities. Each recruiting manager is responsible for setting the objectives and guiding the development of their intern/graduate. This is not the responsibility of the MGT team.

What happens if I accept an MGT job offer?

Once you’ve verbally accepted a job offer, the MGT team will automatically withdraw your application from all other MGT roles you have applied for. You will therefore not be able to attend any more interviews or submit further applications.

Can I undertake more than one MGT role?

You are only able to take on one MGT position. If you decide to leave your post early or complete a shorter contract that finishes when the 2019 scheme is still open, you won’t be able to apply for another MGT position.

Who employs me if I successfully secure a job through MGT?

You will be employed by the recruiting company or organisation. They should provide you with a contract detailing the exact terms and length of your employment.

What happens if I’m not happy in my job?

Please ensure that you consult a member of the MGT team as soon as possible. We are always available to provide support, advice and guidance, and to help you work through potential solutions.

As my contract nears its end I’ll need to start looking for another position. What should I do?

We hope that you will continue to fulfil your duties right until the end of the contract. However, we also appreciate the security of continued employment. If you secure a permanent role towards the end of your MGT position you must give your internship employer adequate notice of your resignation. Please check your employment contract for the appropriate notice period and ensure that you verbally inform your line manager as soon as possible. Additionally, please make sure you notify a member of the MGT team.

If I successfully complete my MGT role, will my contract be extended or made permanent?

By the time you near the end of your contract your manager should have given you an indication as to whether it may be extended or made permanent – although there is no obligation for your employer to do either. All MGT roles are advertised with a specific length and details are provided if there is potential for the job to be made longer or permanent. There is no guarantee that this will happen, as it depends very much on the business and economic conditions at that time.

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I chose MGT to gain hands-on marketing experience as well as the creativity, freedom, responsibility and content focus of the role.

Contact us

Tel: 0161 275 2465

mgt@manchester.ac.uk