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Work placement student stories

  • Nick Williams at Clearview

    Nick was presented the opportunity to do a one year placement at Clearview when he went up for an interview for a consultancy job.

  • Ben Mallinson at Textlocal

    A Worcester Business School student has praised the support given to him by his lecturers and the Business Schoolís placement team after he landed a work placement with one of the UKís fastest-growing technology companies.

  • Brandon Witkowski at Lidl

    Twenty-two-year-old Brandon Witkowski, from Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, has landed a place on Lidl UKís Graduate Training scheme following a placement with the company last year.

  • Simon Park at Land Rover Experience

    Despite admitting that he struggled with his A-levels, Simon obtained ĎAí grades, won a student prize and undertook a placement year at Land Rover.

  • James Sheehy at Air Technology Systems

    When James Sheehy helped to triple the sales target at his placement firm, the offer of a job on graduation was quick to follow.

  • Ellisse Thompson at Bosch Thermotechnology Ltd

    When Ellisse began her degree, she had no idea how much it would shape her interests and lead to an exciting career.

  • Lubica Kuboveova at the NHS

    After graduating from a degree in Business, Accountancy and Human Resource Management, Lubica is now working at KPMG in Slovakia

  • Richard Luckett at Enterprise rent-a-car

    After seeing the placement on Enterpriseís site Richard Luckett instantly knew that it was something he wanted to do.

  • Sarah Glenister at Lidl

    From the time that I started university I knew that I wanted to complete a work placement alongside my degree and with the support of WBS I began searching.

  • Matthew Lee at PWC

    In todayís tough graduate market, individuals have to ensure they do everything possible to make sure they stand out from the crowd when starting their careers.

  • Kathryn Hunt at Capgemini

    A Worcester Business School student currently in the final semester of her Business, Advertising and PR degree has landed a graduate role at global technology consulting company, Capgemini.

  • Lauren Whiles at C2B2

    A Worcester Business School student has secured a job with leading computer software firm C2B2 as she nears the end of her degree.

  • Chris Watling at Bosch

    Spending a year with one of the UKís leading Thermotechnology firms has proved hugely beneficial to University of Worcester Business student, Chris Watling.

  • Aaron Jarvis at Vodafone

    This has been a great start to my career as Vodafone are the global market leader in the Machine to Machine sector as well as being one of the most valuable companies in the UK.

  • Gino Cubeddu at IBM

    The story of Gino Cubeddu's work-placement at IBM

  • Ben Hayes at HD Connectivity

    I decided to take a year in a work placement to enable me with practical business experience to give my degree an extra edge of competitiveness.

  • Michael Browne at Porsche Cars Great Britain Ltd

    When applying to University and choosing which area of business to go into, it was clear that across any business related degree, a year in industry can greatly increase employability.

  • Mihaela Getzova - Travelport

    I chose to take a placement year as I believed that in a field as wide as finance it will give me a good insight to my future career path.

  • Alex Slater at Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains

    At university I study Business, Economics & Finance so this placement was a great fit, allowing me to apply theory I had learned in the first two years of university in order to build a greater understanding of real world applications.

  • Alex Shaw at Worcester Bosch

    Even though a placement year wasnít part of my initial course I still really wanted to go out and try for a 12 month placement because I believed that having a year out would allow me to gain valuable experience in the real world.

  • Amie Lowton-Smith at CrossCountry Trains

    I felt that gaining a year of experience in Industry would provide me with more hands on experience, and would help develop skills and competencyís which would help me when applying for jobs.

  • Claudia Pallett at Jump 4 Joy

    Jump 4 Joy is a family run company producing plastic show jumps for amateurs, professionals and competition/training centres.

  • Connor Tyrrell at Worcester Bosch

    The Sales Operations role that I have undergone, may not have been directly linked to my course, but there were many other reasons behind wishing to complete a placement year.

  • Daniel Jones at Stanton Ralph & Co Chartered Accountants

    Iíve always been business minded and interested in the mechanics of businesses. Accounting allows me to look beyond the face of a company and truly understand how it works.

  • Jamie Blyth at Lidl

    Iím currently studying Business Information Technology and I decided to take an industrial placement year to gain experience and make me more employable when I finish university.

  • Anwen Rees at Worcestershire Internal Audit Shared Service

    I chose to take a placement year as I wanted to develop my professional skills, to gain an understanding of what it is like to work in an office environment and to help determine that is it accountancy I wanted to go in to.

  • Ashley Kearns at Worcester Wolves

    I have now had my contract extended into the 16/17 season to continue working with the Worcester Wolves and possibly the newly announced Netball Super League team Severn Stars, whilst studying my final year at university.

  • Louisa Liddiard at Ornua Ingredients UK

    I have always aspired to be a business woman and this year has definitely given me a strong taste for this and has only made my aspirations stronger and made me more determined to succeed.

  • Meeka Winter at Worcester Bosch

    I initially choose to do a placement to give myself more advantages for future job applications however this placement year has given me a lot more than a reference to put on my CV.

  • Marc Edden at Worcester Bosch

    My placement year working in Indirect Purchasing at Worcester Bosch has been a very positive experience and I would definitely recommend it to future students.

  • Matthew Rowe at IBM

    Teamwork skills were also developed by collaborating with various members of my team and others based abroad to get problems solved, such as a hardware mapping problem, having to team up with Slovakia-based employees.

  • Michael Stephens at Asda

    The opportunity of working full time, receiving a regular income as well as gaining experience for future employment was something I could not afford to miss out on.

  • Olly Wilcox at Resource Group

    Working for Resource Group gave me an opportunity to learn a great deal about all aspects of a business from different types of marketing strategy to general business communications with internal and external contacts.

  • Olivia Bullough at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

    The experience Iíve gained and the exposure Iíve had over the last 12 months has been phenomenal and has helped prepare me for future jobs.

  • Rachel Miles at Worcester Bosch

    I have learnt how to communicate in a business environment with business acumen and I am able to speak with agencies, managers, directors, colleagues quite easily.

  • Samantha Harris at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles

    Not only did I want to complete a placement year due to it enhancing my CV, I believe that putting the skills learned from Year 1 and 2 at university into practice in a company would mean that my final year would be much easier to comprehend and visualise

  • Will Marston at Safecote Ltd

    A long term project of mine has been forming a contact database of potential new businesses in different sectors which Safecote hasnít previously looked at.

  • Jonny Keany at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Finally, Iíd say that one of my achievements was to take the step up into full time employment, in a new area of the country, and build such a solid network of colleagues and friends, some of which I expect will be friends for life.