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Christopher

Sutcliffe

United Kingdom
Thanks to the Employability Team, I was able to secure a place on a Graduate Scheme.

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"Having completed my undergraduate degree at Nottingham Trent University, I felt settled there and knew how supportive staff members were. Furthermore, I knew Nottingham Business School had a very high employment rate, and their links with companies provided me with many opportunities to boost my CV and find employment. 

"Having undertaken my undergraduate degree in a different field, the wide range of theories and principles that the course covered attracted me, as my financial knowledge was all self-taught at that point. 

"The Applied Consultancy Project module was another major factor, the live project gave me the opportunity to gain transferable skills that are desired in the financial world, such as cross-cultural teamwork and project management, experience in a real working environment, and further boosted my CV with something that could compete with a placement. The Applied Consultancy Project stood out to me and that is something very few postgraduate courses offer.

"I believe that my course has given me the leading edge in the competitive and volatile job market that we are currently faced with. During all my interviews the interviewers seemed impressed when I spoke about the Applied Consultancy Project and the cross-cultural nature of the assignment. The School’s links with industry abroad and in the UK appealed to me and have benefited me as I found my current employment position through the NBS Employability Hub.

"The key facilities that attracted me to the University was the 24-hour access to Boots Library and the sports facilities. Similarly, Boots Library and the SU offer excellent places to socialise and work, especially now that they've been redeveloped and modernised.

"I primarily used NOW to print out lecture slides prior to every lecture so I could make additional notes during lectures. I find this extremely useful as without this I would struggle to make sufficient notes and would miss information.

"My greatest achievement as an NTU postgraduate student so far is securing my place on a graduate scheme at a financial institution that has a career path to consultancy and supports me through my financial planning diploma.

"The Postgraduate Community is brilliant, offering a mixture of cultures and the chance to connect with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. I would advise students to get as involved with as many extracurricular activities as possible, this made my university experience much more rewarding and enjoyable. I played for the Rugby League team throughout my four years at NTU as well as being a Course Rep during my postgraduate study. All extracurricular activities helped both my social life and boosted my CV.

"Thanks to the NBS Employability Team, I was able to secure a place on a Graduate Scheme for Mattioli Woods plc (a Wealth Management & Employee Benefits company) in which I am currently working towards the Diploma in Regulated Financial Planning."

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