Posts by Lucy Fish

Securing a graduate placement – everything you need to know!

22 February 2017
Rosie & Max

Rosie & Maz

Rosie Allen, 2013 BA Leisure and Tourism Management graduate and Mazen Bashraheel, 2014 BSc International Business Management graduate both secured places on the Campus Living Villages (CLV) Graduate Trainee Scheme and have since gone on to further employment.  Here they draw on their experience to offer hints and tips on securing a graduate vacancy.

In 2015 there were a reported 19,673 graduate vacancies, and 2.2 million graduates across the UK. So securing a graduate placement – impossible right? No! Surprisingly more than 1,000 of those vacancies went unfilled Read more…..

Startup entrepreneur journey

31 August 2016
Adam Mitcheson, BSc Business Management Studies, 2008, CEO & Founder my2be

Adam Mitcheson, BSc Business Management Studies, 2008, CEO & Founder my2be

My startup entrepreneur journey started when I went to University almost by accident! After leaving school, the job I went into required me to attend University of Salford one day a week. I soon realised that neither the job nor the course were a good fit for me, but still didn’t really know what I wanted from a career. So I decided to switch courses to a Business Degree and go full time, to keep my options open whilst I tried to work out what it was I wanted to do.

I graduated in the summer of 2008, however, that same summer the global recession hit and the graduate market collapsed. I couldn’t get near anything I wanted to do and went through a variety of soul destroying interviews with bogus companies that were springing up, as well as odd jobs. In 2010 I turned towards finance, something I’d actively tried to avoid, finding myself a job with BNY Mellon in Manchester.

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