Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Year in Business mini placement fair : 10th November

We were very pleased to welcome a number of local companies , both large and small, to our mini placement fair held in the foyer of the Management building at Royal Holloway college on November 10th . Many of the companies also brought current placement students with them who were able to converse with the Royal Holloway Year in Business students about their experiences. 

Dr Catherine Harbor talking to Charlene Dawkins and Tarun Hariharan
We were also delighted to have present Charlene Dawkins, a Royal Holloway Student Funding Advisor, and Tarun Hariharan, a previous Royal Holloway
placement student (Nomura, Structured Finance services, Mumbai)


Caroline Drummond and her team from GE spoke to students about the large number of placements available across a range of their businesses which include GE Healthcare based in Amersham. One of our current Royal Holloway Year in Business students, Bradley Tate, is currently working on placement here as a placement student within Commercial Operations.

There are a range of different GE placement positions currently being advertised on Jobonline and the Royal Holloway business students were particularly advised to consider at the Commercial Operations Management position.

Anyone considering applying should look at the GE utube channel which includes many helpful videos

Golfbreaks is a local SME based in Windsor and will be offering 18 placement positions in 2016/17 across Sales, Marketing, Finance and Customer Service. They are particularly looking for students who are committed, enthusiastic team players with a real desire to "make a difference".

Jenny Bannister and her team talked about the friendly and enjoyable working environment at the Windsor officeand the opportunities for highly performing placement students to return for a permanent position at graduation.


Eser Rizaoglu, the Recruitment Executive at Affiliate Window talked to students about the placement positions available at this London based company.

Affiliate Window are a global marketing company who work with a large number of well known companies including Vodafone, BT, John Lewis, M&S, Boots, PC World, American Express, Expedia, Hilton Group and many more.

If you want to read more about what previous placement students have said about Affiliate window follow the link here:

We were very pleased that Prospect Soft were represented by 2 current placement students who enthusiastically talked to YIB students about the benefits they have experienced working at a SME and emphasised the levels of responsibility they have been given. There is more information about ProspectSoft and the benefits of SMEs in my recent blog article

Enterprise Rent a Car joined us from their European Head Office based in Egham to talk about their placement opportunities at both Head Office and branches nationwide. Enterprise Rent A Car – 1 Year Placement – European Head Office .

We currently have a Royal Holloway Year in Business student, Muhatashim Butt, working as a Revenue placement student at Enterprise Head office. Alyson Dickman talked to students about the 18 different departments at Enterprise ranging from a large functioning Finance/ Business Management team to a busy HR department.

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