Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce

The University of Plymouth's Business School is proud to be working in partnership with the Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce to deliver a range of free activities to develop your skills and enhance your personal business network.

The University of Plymouth and its Business School has a close working relationship with the Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, that allows us to regularly take part in events and conversations around city development.

As a student at the University of Plymouth, becoming involved with the Devon and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce is a great way to add real value to your time with us and to increase your future employability prospects. 

The free activities give you the opportunity to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Improve your employability
  • Build a valuable business network

Professional Mentoring Programme

The programme is designed to help a student’s transition from university into the working world. So far, this has seen students mentored by professionals in a broad range of real-life situations, including ideas and applications for work placements, issues and questions over time-management, career guidance, job applications, and general pastoral support around employability after university.

Mentors are given external training on how to provide excellent support and guidance to mentees, and students taking part receive training on how to get the most out of the mentor scheme.

Benefits of the programme include:

  • Clarify your career ideas and aims
  • Learn more about specific job roles
  • Develop and improve your employability skills
  • Develop your professional network
  • Gain insight into the business world

Find out more about the programme

<p>Professional Mentoring Programme 2018 – Ruth &amp; Matthew<br></p>

Ruth and Matthew

Ruth Amoako – BSc (Hons) Business

"I have gained a lot from being mentored, we covered a range of subjects from confidence building and writing an outstanding CV, to the usefulness of work experience. I enjoyed completing a mock interview where I applied for a customer service adviser role which was a great experience. The employer mentoring programme has made a huge difference in my life and the experience has changed how I view my future."

Matthew Bishop – Select Relationship Manager, Santander

"I decided to become a mentor because Santander is an advocate of supporting the communities we work in and mentoring is a rewarding way to give something back. I have particularly enjoyed seeing Ruth grow in confidence and gain a wider understanding of the business world."