LUMS careers team at national placement awards
Published 24 March 2011
LUMS Careers Team colleagues Natalie Redfern and Louise Briggs
Louise Briggs, Employability, Enterprise and Careers Manager said: “Over the last five years the number of LUMS students progressing to graduate job or to further study has risen by over 20%, despite tough economic conditions and an increasingly competitive graduate job market. This award recognises the joint effort of the LUMS careers team, placement service and academic programmes in highlighting the importance of employability and careers knowledge.”
The LUMS Careers Team offers a range of support and advice to students at each stage of their journey into work, from exploring suitable careers or further study to practical help and advice at each stage of the recruitment process. Students have the opportunity to have application forms checked, improve their CVs and cover letters, practise psychometric tests and attend mock interviews and assessment centres. The LUMS Careers Team also enjoys a close relationship with many graduate employers who support Lancaster University Management School through skills workshops, career information talks and one-to-one guidance for students.
BBA Management student Chris Jones
The awards also proved very successful for BBA Management student Chris Jones who was a top-four finalist in the category of ‘Best Placement Student’. Chris was nominated by his employer Amadeus for his outstanding contribution to the company during his twelve-month placement at the Amadeus Head Office in Madrid.