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Ellie Long
The business school and in particular my course leaders challenged us to think differently, push boundaries and debate!

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Eleanor won The Rising Star Award at the Great British Business Women of the Year Awards in October 2021.

Why did you choose NTU and your course?

''I chose NTU because the course offered me the flexibility to study whilst working over a two year period. The BABM course was unique to the business school, and I was impressed by the course content, option to run your own business as part of a module in year one and also a 1 week international study at Madrid Business School.''

What do you think sets Nottingham Business School apart?

''A lot of the lecturers and staff had experience in industry, they understood the concepts / challenges / theory in their practical sense, and this made for a really engaging experience.''

How would you promote NTU to potential students in 10 words or fewer?

''Modern, forward thinking university that focuses on teaching what is needed for the future''

What job are you currently doing and what does it involve?

''I currently look after the attraction, recruitment and selection for all the early carers programmes across EMEA & APAC for Rolls-Royce.''

How has your experience at NTU helped you in your current role? Are there any skills you gained at NTU that you now use every day?

''The business school and in particular my course leaders challenged us to think differently, push boundaries and debate! So much of my role now is looking for how we can improve, innovate and be creative, and having this style of thinking is really beneficial.''

What would your advice be to those who have recently graduated and are looking for roles?

''Really think about what it is you want to achieve with your career, what is your purpose, what is going to get you out of bed every morning. As a large graduate employer, we look for graduates who want to be part of our future, and have purpose and drive. Work out what yours is, and how this links to the direction or vision of the companies you want to work for.''

What has been your career highlight so far?

''Winning the rising star award at the Great British Business Women of the Year Awards this October. I am driven by my passion to create opportunities for young people regardless of their education, upbringing and social standing. In my view social mobility is one of the biggest challenges we face in British society today. I am proud that the work I have achieve with Rolls-Royce and through my voluntary role with Derby Toc H Children’s Camp I have won this award!''

Do you offer any placements/graduate schemes to NTU students? Could you tell us about your experience with NTU students in terms of their knowledge, skills and attitude?

''We have graduate and internship opportunities at Rolls-Royce. We have roles available for any degree discipline, what is important to us, is students who have the drive to work for us and can demonstrate our key behaviours; agility, collaboration, being bold, and simple in their approach to success.''

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