The MINT (Mentoring, Internships, Networking and Talks) programme

As a direct response to the pandemic, in 2020 the GCU Foundation and Alumni Team launched MINT, an innovative, pioneering new programme to provide help and support to some 5000 final year students and new graduates. Entering a new and very uncertain employment market, the programme enhances their employability and increases their chances of gaining employment at the earliest possible opportunity.


Students and new graduates are paired with an experienced GCU alumni mentor who provides industry advice, guidance and support to help their mentee in their next career steps. An incredible 1.5K graduates have volunteered so far as mentors, with over 700 students having completed or underway with the programme, of which 2 in every 3 have secured employment or further study.


These paid, fully-funded internship positions are available to 2020 and 2021 GCU graduates in a wide variety of organisations and industries at which GCU alumni are employed, offering them the opportunity to gain hugely valuable industry experience. Over 65 graduates have secured positions so far, and 1 in 4 has secured a permanent role as a result.

Networking and Talks

Through our exciting Captains of Industry Talks series, students and alumni have the opportunity to grow their networks and gain valuable industry insights from industry leaders. Over 500 so far have attended these exclusive events, hearing from experts such as President of Millarworld at Netflix, Mark Millar, Group Chief Financial Officer at NatWest Katie Murray and award-winning British Fashion Designer Christopher Raeburn. 

Find out more and how you can get involved below: