BA Geography student Lizzie Augarde will be writing a number of posts for the blog during her placement year with NHS England, which she has just started. In this first posts she outlines how she landed her placement and shares her tips for other students who are, or will be, seeking placements.
Hi, I’m Lizzie and I’ve just started a 12 month placement working for NHS England in the Patients and Information Directorate: Medical and Nursing Analytical Team – in short, the team responsible for managing all the data related to hospitals and patients. I have just completed the second year of my BA Geography degree at the University of Leeds and have loved every minute of it, but I’m looking forward to spending this year doing something quite different Continue reading
In this guest post Simon Briffa, Internal Talent Manager at The Sellick Parnership, shares his tips on how to stand out from the crowd in the graduate recruitment market.
As more and more students graduate each year and with approximately 39 applications for every entry-level role, it can be increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. So what steps can you take to ensure you differentiate yourself from your peers in such a highly competitive job market? Continue reading
Hessie Coleman has recently graduated from the University of Leeds with BA German & International Relations (Joint Honours). She is currently in her first placement on Centrica’s HR graduate scheme which she was offered a place on after completing their Summer Programme.
When you think of doing a 10 week HR internship with a Top 30-FTSE 100 company over the summer, do you expect to spend your second day on the job taking the corporate card to Hamleys to organise some fun and games for the monthly office beer and pizza night? No? I didn’t either! But between that, being given the chance to take responsibility for various projects (including keeping on top of headcount/budget information, managing an office move and supporting the development of the office culture), amazing development opportunities and a whole lot of fun, I got more than I expected from my summer internship with Centrica and so far, the graduate scheme is living up to expectations Continue reading
Sophie Goddard graduated from Leeds with a BA in Geography in 2013 and successfully gained a place on the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme. Here she shares her experiences and tips on the application process.
I work for the NHS and am on the Graduate Management Training Scheme which focuses on developing graduates as emerging leaders in the NHS management workforce. I am on the General Management specialism (4 specialisms are offered) which does what it says on the tin – gives grads the experience of general management of services within the NHS, touching on financial/budgetary and staffing aspects. Continue reading
If you’re interested in securing an industrial placement in retail, then this blog post by University of Leeds student Kelly Wood, could give you an insight into the best way to go about it.
Hi, I’m Kelly Wood and I’m a second year undergraduate studying Management with Marketing at Leeds University Business School. I have recently secured an industrial placement with John Lewis’ Retail Management Scheme, commencing September 2014. In this blog I would like to provide you with an insight into the application process from my experience, to help you to secure a placement.
Paul Levy has just completed the second year of his Management degree and will be spending the next year on an industrial placement with IBM. In this post, he shares his experiences and reflections of the process of securing a placement with one of the top 100 graduate recruiters. Continue reading
Melissa Mumby is a final year student studying a BA in English and Spanish. She has just secured a graduate role with Morrisons and shares her tips and advice on how this can be achieved.
I have recently been offered a position on the Morrisons Marketing graduate scheme beginning September 2013 based in their national head office just outside of Leeds.
Although graduate job statistics can be worrying, it’s important to remain optimistic because there really are jobs out there for hard-working graduates; it’s just a case of finding them! Here are a few things I would recommend for graduate job seekers based on my own experiences Continue reading