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NBS Students Secure Placement at Walgreens Boots Alliance

Four Nottingham Business School students have been recruited by Walgreens Boots Alliance as part of their ‘Year in Industry’ placement programme. Megan East, Rose Young, Sam McNevin, and Emma Jaggard have all taken up roles at Walgreens Boots Alliance Nottingham Support Office.

NBS YII Students

The placement programme gives students critical experiences in a real role and is supported by structured development, including a placement in a Boots store, workshops to build new skills and knowledge and opportunities to get involved in real business challenges.

BA (Hons) Business Management (1 Year in-Company) student, Sam McNevin, who has secured a position as Global Brand Assistant within the Global Brands team said of his placement experience:  “Grab the opportunity with both hands and proactively seek out the right employer according to your personal goals. The experience of a placement is invaluable to learn new skills and support personal development that will, without a doubt, help your future career path and prospects."

“The employability team at NBS helped me craft my CV at the start of the year, to assist my placement search. They were extremely helpful and made several suggestions regarding changes I could make to appeal to a wider range of industries. I located the placement through the Universities ‘InPlace’ placement finder and applied via the Boots career website.

“During my role at Walgreens Boots Alliance, I get involved in some very important projects that may radically change the company. I am grateful for the level of responsibility that I have been given and the exposure and insight that I have been granted. I enjoy the challenge and learning what accompanies these large projects and the personal satisfaction that is achieved through progress and development."

“One of the most enjoyable aspects of my time at Boots has been meeting an array of different people with diverse skill sets, who are happy to share their experience, knowledge and advice with me”.

Support Office at Night

Emma Jaggard, who studies on the BA (Hons) Business Management Accounting and Finance course, has begun her placement as: Network Support Assistant and is completing a one month store placement prior to starting in the support office full-time said: “Make sure to use all of the resources that the employability team offer but most importantly, don’t give up when finding a placement becomes difficult. I started applying in September and it wasn’t until June that I was offered two placements in the space of one week”.

“I was first made aware of the Boots placement vacancy on NTU’s online placement network ‘InPlace’. I made use of the employability services and we worked together to tailor my CV and cover letter to the role that I was applying for."

“Using the advice on the ‘Prepare for Placement’ learning room, on the NTU NOW system, also allowed me to gain an insight of what to expect at different stages from planning; for my placement to securing it."

“I have only recently started my placement but what I’ve enjoyed most so far is; working at a Boots store for a month before starting my role in the Support Office. This allowed me to see how my new role links to store operations”.

The Boots 2018 Year In Industry placement programme will go live on the 30th October 2017, to find out more visit


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