The Greenwich Employability Passport (GEP) Business School

The Greenwich Employability Passport (GEP) recognises students' extra-curricular activities. When they secure the Passport, the University will formally recognise their participation and achievement through a Certified Statement of Passport Activities outlining the key skills and knowledge gained by the student along with a GEP LinkedIn recommendation.

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The Passport is awarded on points- basis. Students earn points by participating in different activities- from attending seminars to securing work experience, building their enterprise skills or getting involved in the Mentoring Scheme to grow, develop, and learn new skills under the direction and advice of the mentors. To secure the Passport, students must have been awarded a total of 200 points throughout their three years at the University of Greenwich, Faculty of Business.

Students receive incentives along the way - at 30 points; they receive a smart portfolio to organise all their evidence securely in one place. At 80 points, they are invited to the Employability Passport Networking Event. At 150 points, they receive a special Business Skills Training that will transform them smoothly into the work culture and etiquette. 

Why is the Employability Passport essential?

The current job market is highly competitive. Employers need graduates to be work-ready and with distinctive, relevant experience. The Greenwich Employability Passport aims to promote extra-curricular activities and to help students to stand out, shine and beat the competition.

The scheme was set up in September 2012 to promote employability among students from the first day they start university. Responses have been positive and students understand the value of taking part – the scheme has reached over 66% engagement in the first year of its launch.

How to get involved?

There are numerous ways you can get involved and your support could change someone's life. To help students earn valuable skills by gaining points, you could for example offer mentors, shadowing or work experience opportunities. To reward student's efforts and achievements, your organisation could offer some training opportunities or office visits. By doing this, you can be an engine of support that they need to keep fostering a 'can do' attitude.  If you feel you could contribute, please contact us using details below.

Further information

For more detailed information about the scheme, please contact Sarah Sheikh.
Tel: 020 8331 9772
E-mail: s.a.sheikh@gre.ac.uk