Gain valuable employability skills as a Frontrunner at DSU

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Students at De Montfort University (DMU) are being given the opportunity to gain valuable employability skills at De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) – and earn some extra cash at uni.

A total of eight Frontrunner positions – spanning every corner of DSU – have been launched, with applications open to all current DMU students who have not previously held a Frontrunner or internship role.

The roles last six months for a maximum of eight hours a week during term time and are paid at the current living wage of £8.75 per hour.

The full list of internship positions available at DSU, with links to apply on MyGateway, include;

Applications close on Thursday 26 April. Successful candidates will join DSU’s staff team in supporting our Officer Team, made up of both current and former DMU students.


One of Mollie's responsibilities as DP Education at DSU is increasing the employability of students at DMU.

Mollie Footitt, DP Education at DSU, said: “Most students get engaged with DSU anyway, so you may as well get paid for it!

“From my point of view as part of the Officer Team, it’s so good to see fellow students grow and develop alongside you in each role throughout the year and the skills that you’ll gain alongside your studies are really important.”

All DSU positions are based in the Campus Centre on the DMU campus, which Mollie added as another plus.

“It’s less stress than trying to run here, there and everywhere across the city,” she explained. “You’ll be working on campus, which hopefully makes life a little bit easier for you.

“It’s also so important to have that student voice and that freshness in the students’ union and that’s why everyone should apply.”

The news comes as Mollie makes the final preparations for the students’ union’s first Steer Your Career Conference, coming up next month.

“The skills you’ll gain as a Frontrunner will help contribute towards a student passport that I’m creating, to help try and translate those skills into CV- and interview-friendly language,” Mollie continued.

“That’ll be launched at the Steer Your Career Conference in April, which will give you another chance to think about your employability and how you can ensure that all the hard work you have done throughout your university life is recognised by your future.”

There are a total of 84 Frontrunner roles available across the university, from administration roles and social media work to supporting the Vice-Chancellor’s Office and project work within faculties and DMU’s professional services departments, as well as some lab-based opportunities.

The full list is available on DMU’s employability hub, MyGateway, with most applications closing on Thursday 26 April. Click here to find out more.


All eight Frontrunner roles at DSU last six months for a maximum of eight hours a week during term time and are paid at the current living wage of £8.75 per hour.

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