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Kathryn Hunt at Capgemini

A Worcester Business School student currently in the final semester of her Business, Advertising and PR degree has landed a graduate role at global technology consulting company, Capgemini.

21 year-old Kathryn Hunt will take up the role of Graduate Technologist Project Coordinator for Infrastructure Services at the French company's UK headquarters when her studies in Worcester come to an end.

Between her second and third years at the University of Worcester, Kathryn took on a 13-month placement as a Communications Assistant at global business enterprise software company SAP, and she credits the University of Worcester for providing students such as her with the valuable opportunity to take a placement year.

"At SAP, I was in charge of all internal collateral and corporate social responsibility for the UK and Northern Ireland market unit. My job there included assisting with business updates, company announcements, coordinating corporate social responsibility events and projects as well as media briefs and press releases, Kathryn explains.

"I'd heard of Capgemini through my experiences whilst working at SAP, because of this, I knew they offered graduate schemes. The network I made and the experiences I gained throughout my placement year at SAP definitely put me in good stead for the job at Capgemini.

"Had I not done my placement with SAP, I probably wouldn't have even been considered for the post at Capgemini, so I am very thankful that Worcester provides undergraduates with placement year opportunities and would definitely encourage other students to 'grab such opportunities with both hands', for the invaluable experience and personal growth, which can be gained.

She adds: I can't stress enough how significant and beneficial doing a placement year is for employability.

"I am looking forward to moving back to London and starting my career, working with national and international clients within the UK and abroad."